There were quite a few awesome moment for me on WaW last night.
- In a squad on the British side on Port-en-Bessin. Our first attempt to take Shipyard failed miserably when the car all four of us were in blew up crashing into the house. Then I attempted to take a Wasp over there to barbecue the flag for a while before capping it, only to roll the Wasp over almost immediately and narrowly escape death. We did take Shipyard eventually, and that's when the fun began. In just three short minutes, and after 0 kills and 5 deaths to start the round (the other 3 deaths are boring stories) I killed 7 people with the M30 Drilling in about three minutes. This was accomplished whilst smoking a cigarette, which naturally made me feel pretty badass. A couple were picked off on the opposite side of the river, one coming down from the southwest flag to attack Shipyard, and then we went to cap Outskirts. We got it and we were crossing the 'river' to go get Widerstandnest 56 when I fell into the port. Swam across the river instead, up a ladder, and jazzed around in the houses keeping an eye out for enemy inf as my squad moved up. Killed someone waaaay across the river with the Drilling rifle. Reloaded and almost immediately killed someone sneaking past my house. Ran out of the house and switched to shotgun and spied another guy climbing up the ladder I'd just come from. He ran right past me and I got him in my sights, and missed the shot by a country mile. Took off running down the steps and back onto the road, reloading, and turned around just in time to make that same guy eat two shotgun blasts as he came to investigate. Was killed shortly afterwards but I had the Drilling for a lot longer than usual, so that made me happy. The best part for me was how none of it felt natural, I hadn't played FH2 for a while and it all felt really awkward to me, I couldn't get comfy in my chair and that sort of thing, but nearly everything I shot at that round I hit.
- The other really good moment from last night would have to be on Eppeldorf. When I'm playing on the Euro servers I always take South Farm to defend, hopping into the 76mm a/t gun and rolling it back towards the American main. There's a nice spot you can sit where you are pretty well hidden but you can see any movement at the flag, and then roll forward over a little hill and blast it with HE. This was my plan, and for nearly 15 minutes, not a God damn thing happened. Then, I looked at the map to check up on the other action, and in the space of about two seconds, the flag was suddenly German. Torn between hitting it with HE and getting out to try and take it as inf (I had an M1 Carbine and I can't hit anything with that gun), I finally decided to storm it as inf. I thought that if it was a squad I should use HE, but if it was a squad I would've seen it. More likely it was just one inf sneaking from the nearby flag that was German at the time. I got out my comp B and blew up my a/t gun so no one could sneak into it and use it to kill me (no friendlies around).
Bailed out and snuck into town. Heard a K98 go off and managed to kill the guy that shot me. That flag takes ages to grey with one guy. Moved to a different spot and killed him again when he respawned. Stole his K98, fuck the Carbine. Then the PaK40 spawned a millisecond before the flag greyed. I jumped in it, switched to HE, put it in reverse, and sent a shell into the barn, where I killed three guys I had no idea were in there. Swung around and put a shell into that other little house there, where the Zook spawns - another kill. Flag was ours again, and I returned to where I was originally, only now I had a PaK instead of an M3.
And no one attacked for another 10 minutes.. 15 minutes.. finally, I got tired of hearing endless complaints about a camping KT who was just north of our ABC line at the top left of the map. I swung the PaK around, put it in 1st and headed off through the woods. I wasn't kitty hunting, I just thought after hearing so many 'there's a guy in church's on the teamchat I should go see what I can do to help. Cruised through the woods for a few minutes when someone spotted the KT and it glowed red on my minimap (I was zoomed out as far as I could go, so the KT was still pretty far away, but at least I knew where it was).
I reached the northern edge of the woods and creaped forward in gunsight view to try and get eyes on the Tiger. I couldn't see the KT but I could hear it firing, and using free-look sonar I zeroed in on it. I finally saw it, just a white turret sticking out over a white hill. The turret wasn't pointing at me, but near enough. I doubted I could get a good shot from there but I loaded AP anyway. Ping, right off the turret, but no damage. I was about to reverse and try to get a better angle when the KT moved from cover and a side hull shot became slightly possible. I was halfway up a hill and my view was skewed, the line of the horizon going from the bottom left to the top right of my screen as if I'd turned my monitor 45 degrees. The KT was not quite at pixel distance, but it was very close to it, and if it reversed or drove away I wouldn't be able to see it with the snow. I fired and drove forwards again to try and level my sights. Hit number 1! I couldn't see any smoke on it but I knew I hit it. Re-aimed and fired again. Hit number 2! (Well, 3, technically. Whatever). Seriously smoking now. The KT switched from reversing to just driving away, but it was approaching the limits of my view distance. I fired again, and hit it again, and it was burning, but still driving away. It reached view distance and I lost sight of it, but I continued to lead it as best as I could. As the next round clanged into the PaK, I fired again and up she went. The round was nearly over at this point, and it was the last we saw of the KT.
- I had another one but I guess that's long enough. Just one of those nights we all have from time to time, where I overachieved like nobody's business. I'm sure tonight on WaW will be a return to usual form