Another pretty intense Kill-A-Rat night. Since yesterday had been BEF focused, we tried to keep a French theme.
We started out with an Allied blitzkrieg making it to Duren, with a combined forces British/French deployment. The battle was pretty intense although I missed much of it dealing with contact reports and fielding questions/requests etc. Every time I got a few minutes to play, though, it was instantly intense.
Finally, the Allies broke the back of the Axis offensive and when the fight started to really wind down we moved to the final part of the event.
British Forces reached Roermond West but hadn’t even finished arriving when the entrenched Axis forces at Roermond East began an all out assault across the river. Very quietly, elite French troops moved up behind Roermond, took out the German’s defensive firebase and charged the Germans in a cavalry movement. Embattled on both sides the Germans recovered and consolidated their positions brilliantly – they lost a lot of equipment.
It was actually a close call in the end, again I missed out on a lot of the action because I was having to continually relocate the mobile spawns in order to prevent us getting cut off, and we’d lost a significant chunk of our numbers at the start of the battle during to the conspiracy nuts.
If you are an ArFR player who was playing tonight and felt you got shafted, we didn’t have an automatic setup for the second half of the event, and we didn’t want to announce the details until it was complete or it wouldn’t have gone nearly as well as it did. You did almost get shafted, but only due to 3-4 players who have never learned not to distract the driver.
Thankfully, I think the event was so much fun that most people didn’t notice and had one huge blast – epsecially the French guys as they rolled up behind the German positions and later took the town ;)
I took a lot of Fraps footage, but I suspect lots of it is of me trying to approve contact reports ;)
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who played thru with us – it was a blast. It’s been a great motivator around the office, I hope we’ll be doing a few more of these!