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Bash Gordon was a robot that fought in the New Blood Championship, part of the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. It failed to progress beyond the first round after suffering a broken drive chain.

The robot's name was a pun on the eponymous protagonist from the Flash Gordon comic strips, as well as the various films and TV series based on it. It had previously tried to enter Series 6, but failed to qualify.

DesignEdit

"The idea is that this swings all the way over to the back of the robot, and when it's on the other side, it's actually very close to the floor, so the idea is that we just drive under someone and flip."
— Tony Vincent explains Bash Gordon's hybrid axe/flipper weapon.

Bash Gordon was a yellow box-shaped robot whose shape resembled that of Atomic, and armed with a small overhead axe that doubled as a flipper. The flipping mechanism was achieved using an additional small spike mounted on the back of the axe which was level with the arena floor when the axe was retracted, theoretically allowing it to get underneath other robots and flip them. Bash Gordon had a top speed of 25 miles per hour, a strong chassis and good maneouverability, but its weapon design was untested in battle.

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme 2Edit

NewBloodDRound1.1.1

Cedric Slammer attacks Bash Gordon

In the final heat of the New Blood Championship, Bash Gordon faced Pressure and Cedric Slammer in the first round. In the opening stages of the battle, Bash Gordon avoided the other two machines, but eventually bumped into Pressure. Cedric Slammer then closed in on Bash Gordon and shredded its armour effortlessly, damaging the drive chain inside the robot, leaving Bash Gordon to only go round in circles from then on.

NewBloodDRound1.1.2

Bash Gordon is nudged into the pit

"We thought the design - untested - might be unreliable"
— Jonathan Pearce

It then pressed the pit release button, before steadily getting closer to the chasm, spinning around on the edge. It wedged itself onto the pit, and Cedric Slammer stopped attacking Pressure and flayed the shell of Bash Gordon once more before tipping the yellow robot down the pit, eliminating Bash Gordon from the competition.

ResultsEdit

BASH GORDON - RESULTS
Extreme Series 2
New Blood Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat D, Round 1 vs. Cedric Slammer, Pressure Eliminated
BGteam

The team with Bash Gordon

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Bash Gordon Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered

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