OMG ego sum bardus.
If you’re going to run Fraps on more than one system, it really pays to set both machines to the same hotkey for record. :(
Unfortunately I assume I’m smart enough not to need the FPS counter. That’s a rough one to be demonstrated to be wrong on.
I was really looking forward to posting the footage of the French ambush of the Axis campers at Roermond, that was just so sweet.
The Axis tanks were all set up on the ridge along the riverbank, very nicely hull down and partially concealled from the British positions on the far side. Not a one of them noticed the one or two reports of the large French armor column advancing on them from the east.
The French, meanwhile, very nonchanantly took their time choosing their firing positions, allowed themselves time to move into position and then opened fire. Man, it was a slaughter ;)
It was a rough fight for the Brits who “awoke” to find their equipment was still arriving and they were armed with 2lbers and rifles and confronted with a Tiger tank set up on the bridge already. However, it was always intended to be a French fight.
Once the French had broken the back of the Axis armor, it got down to the meat grinder. The Axis were clearly not happy at finding the Allies co-operating to present them a dual front, and their defense on the eastern front against the French was savage. We had to keep a constant flow of trucks rolling in from the east because our MSPs weren’t lasting more than a few minutes – and all this while trying to dislodge the Brits from Roermond West.
The Germans stayed coherent too; I died a number of times from being spooked with a grenade from one direction only to step into the fire of a second trooper waiting to see what the grenade flushed. But the French also held it together, maintaining excellent firing lines, taking up positions covering the mission leader and/or each other. But with so many guns, there was a lot of dying to be done ;)
There’s talk in-house of doing another of these, and I for one can’t wait.