Thanks for the positive response folks! Glad to hear you enjoy it!
Damn, patch mis-match so cannot actually watch the game, but your notes say it all...
Afraid that will happen from time to time (and there's even a few extreme epic matches I only got screenshots from) Still putting the replay link for the stats & teams, as it helps a little to visualize it more.
Originally had a different tanktale planned, but the game decided different & gave me one hell of an epic match today!
Tooned up with Drakozaurs after a rather bad run of games previously. Then this gem comes along:You tell 'm I'm coming and Hell's coming with me!
We load up our Churchill III tanks for some easy fun. We land toptier on Cliff, so we decide to round the hill & pew pew anything that moves. Most of our team lemmings to the valley. While me & Drakozaurs mow down the enemy, our lemmings get stomped hard by the enemy force in valley.
Then an enemy derphetzer lands two sideshots in me, reducing me from full to low HP, putting me on the defensive for a while (at a critical point tbh). As I notice the enemy has still all their arties & quite some of our team are surviving heavies. I decide to go to the enemy base, to hunt down or at least put pressure on their arties to divide attention.
I charge the enemy base as Drako returns to defend ours, sadly Drakozaurs gets taken out by the same hetzer that mauled me
. Left without a toonmate & the base under imminent attack, I realize that winning the game is slim. Enemy still has all their arties & I'm a oneshot. Helping to defend would surely mean certain death & loss. So I gamble on our teammate KV-1 & I go hunt enemy arty.
As I charge the enemy base, I spot base defenders along their arties! I take m out, then begin working on the arties. Fun detail, while I get shelled like crazy, I'm not even moving! I'm standing still & they all miss! Considering how the shells fell all around me, if I had moved, I'd be dead. One by one, they fall before my fury.
As the last one falls, I notice our KV-1 is still alive & is trying to decap. Hoping he'll be successful, I try capping enemy base. Alas, he dies & the game is lost by cap.
Do I regret losing? A bit, but considering that me & Drako did more damage combined then the 13 others on our team, I can't help but think that the enemy deserved it more. I do thank the Dinger community for making me see the positive side of this game. Win or loss, in the end it's one hell of an epic game & I torched 3 arties down, yarrr.This was also the game where I got my 333th Steel Wall on my account!
Replay here: Medal Avalanche in a loss game + Ace badge
And yes! You can watch this one! Do check the end & get all sweaty as I don't move an inch while arty gives me the shelling of a lifetime. The Iron Curtain Shield works excellently!
Result screenshot below(click to enlarge):
Moral of the story? An epic game is an epic game, win or loss (and courageous resistance bonus is a great thing in such cases!)