Home > 2010/04 - 75th SJC - Edison, New Jersey > Round 2 Feature Match: Maxime Colimon vs. Jean-Andre Marchand III

Round 2 Feature Match: Maxime Colimon vs. Jean-Andre Marchand III

April 24th, 2010

Jean-Andre Marchand III is using an original Machina Gadget Deck that runs 2 copies of Scrap-Iron Scarecrow and a copy of Clear World, along with Starlight Road to protect them. Since he mostly runs EARTH monsters that he Summons in Attack Position, his Deck is largely unaffected by Clear World. His opponent, Maxime Colimon, is running a Twilight Deck. Since he runs DARK and LIGHT monsters, he may be forced to reveal his hand or may be prevented from attacking due to the effect of Clear World, giving this match-up the potential to be very interesting.

Colimon won the dice roll and opted to go first. He Set 2 cards to his back row along with a Defense Position monster and ended his turn.

Marchand opened up with Yellow Gadget, Green Gadget, Scrap-Iron Scarecrow, Machina Force, Machina Fortress, and Machina Peacekeeper. During his Standby Phase, Colimon activated Trap Dustshoot to send Machina Fortress back to Marchand’s Deck – a rough opening move for Marchand to face. Then Marchand Set Machina Peacekeeper in Defense Position along with Scrap-Iron Scarecrow in his back row, declaring “T-pattern” and ending his turn.

Colimon drew a card and then flipped up Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter to destroy Marchand’s Set Scrap-Iron Scarecrow. He sent Ryko, Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, and Plaguespreader Zombie from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard with Ryko’s effect. Then he Normal Summoned Lyla, attacked with Lyla to destroy Marchand’s Peacekeeper, and Marchand searched his Deck for Machina Gearframe with Peacekeeper’s effect. Ryko attacked directly and Marchand dropped to 7800 Life Points. Colimon sent Torrential Tribute, Starlight Road, and Aurkus, Lightsworn Druid to the Graveyard in his End Phase with the effect of Lyla.

During Marchand’s next turn, he drew Smashing Ground and Colimon flipped Mind Crush to get Machina Gearframe out of Marchand’s hand. Then Marchand Summoned Green Gadget, searched his Deck for Red Gadget, attacked Ryko to drop Colimon to 6800 Life Points, and played Smashing Ground to destroy Lyla. He ended his turn without a back row.

Colimon Summoned Honest next turn and then returned a card from his hand to the top of his Deck to Special Summon Plaguespreader Zombie from his Graveyard. He Synchro Summoned Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier by Tuning them together, then discarded Wulf, Lightsworn Beast to send Green Gadget back to Marchand’s hand. Next, he Special Summoned Judgment Dragon and attacked directly with both of his monsters. Colimon sent a Wulf and a Necro Gardna from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard in his End Phase, and Marchand conceded immediately after seeing his next card.

Maxime Colimon

Both Duelists Side Decked and Marchand began Duel 2! He opened up with Machina Gearframe, Solemn Judgment, Compulsory Evacuation Device, Machina Armored Unit, Soul Release, and Red Gadget. He Summoned Machina Gearframe to start things off and searched his Deck for Machina Fortress to add to his hand. Then he activated Machina Armored Unit, Set Solemn Judgment, Set Compulsory Evacuation Device, and ended his turn.

Colimon Set a monster and ended his turn without making any other play.

Marchand saw this as an opportunity for aggression. He drew Starlight Road and Summoned Red Gadget to the field. He activated its effect to search his Deck for Yellow Gadget and add it to his hand. Then he discarded Machina Fortress and Yellow Gadget from his hand to Special Summon Machina Fortress, flipped Compulsory Evacuation Device to return Colimon’s Set monster to his hand, and attacked with all 3 monsters. When Machina Fortress hit Colimon on the third attack, Colimon Special Summoned Gorz the Emissary of Darkness from his hand to get a 2500 ATK Token with it. Marchand Set Starlight Road and ended his turn.

Colimon was in a tough spot. If he destroyed Marchand’s monsters, Marchand would get the effect of his Armored Unit. He switched Gorz into Defense Position and then attacked Machina Gearframe with his 2500 ATK Token. Marchand let the attack through and Special Summoned Scrap Recycler from his Deck with the effect of Armored Unit. The Recycler sent Yellow Gadget from his Deck to his Graveyard. Colimon Set 2 cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone and a monster in Defense Position before ending his turn.

Marchand drew Scrap-Iron Scarecrow next turn. Then he activated the effect of his Recycler to send Yellow Gadget and Machina Gearframe from his Graveyard to his Deck and draw Soul Release. Marchand attacked the Gorz Token with Machina Fortress next, destroying them both and destroying Colimon’s Gorz with Fortress’s effect. Then Red Gadget attacked and destroyed Colimon’s Set Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, which sent Wulf, Lightsworn Beast, Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, and System Down from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard to destroy Marchand’s Set Solemn Judgment. Wulf was Special Summoned. Marchand switched Recycler to Defense Position and ended his turn.

Colimon drew a card for his turn and then Tributed Wulf, Lightsworn Beast for Celestia, Lightsworn Angel. He sent 4 cards from the top of his Deck to try to destroy Marchand’s 2 monsters, but Marchand chained Starlight Road! Colimon chained Torrential Tribute to clear the field anyway and Marchand Special Summoned Stardust Dragon after that.

Colimon used Solar Recharge next, discarding a Lightsworn monster to draw 2 cards and send the top 2 cards of his Deck to his Graveyard. Then he activated his face-down Beckoning Light to discard his hand and return 2 copies of Judgment Dragon and a Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress to his hand. Colimon Summoned Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress, tried to destroy Scrap-Iron Scarecrow, and Marchand Tributed Stardust Dragon to negate the effect. Colimon dropped Judgment Dragon next, and cleared the field by paying 1000 Life Points! Marchand lost his Machina Armored Unit and Scrap-Iron Scarecrow to the effect of Judgment Dragon, and then Colimon attacked directly for 3000 damage. He ended his turn, sent the top 4 cards from his Deck to his Graveyard with the effect of Judgment Dragon, and Marchand conceded, unable to deal with the Judgment Dragon Colimon had on the field and in his hand.

In a 2-0 sweep, Colimon’s Twilight Deck triumphs over Marchand’s Machinas!

Jean-Andre Marchand III


See what our panel of experts had to say after the Duel.

Jason Grabher-Meyer (The Old Man of Dueling)
When Colimon flipped Trap Dustshoot, he saw that Marchand’s hand included Machina Fortress, Machina Force, and Machina Peacekeeper. Marchand could have discarded Force to Summon Fortress, so Colimon used his Dustshoot’s effect to send the Fortress back to Marchand’s Deck, leaving Marchand with a Machina Force that wasn’t much use.


Michael Kohanim (2009 World Championship Competitor)
In Duel 2, when Marchand attacked Colimon’s Emissary of Darkness Token with Machina Fortress and destroyed them both, he didn’t activate the effect of the Machina Armored Unit he had face-up on the field. Machina Armored Unit can be used on either player’s turn. If he had activated its effect, the Duel may have gone differently.


Michael McTavish (Top 8 Finalist – 2009 Canadian National Championship)
Unfortunately for Marchand, he wasn’t able to show us what Clear World is capable of, as he was unable to draw it throughout the Match. Both games were very  fast, with Colimon using the effects of his Lightsworn monsters to destroy Marchand’s stall cards like Scrap-Iron Scarecrow. Also, with Wulf, Lightsworn Beast coming off the top of Colimon’s Deck during both games, the heart of the cards was clearly one-sided in this Match.