Playback memory record

Working on console ‘offline’, I.e. no actual fixtures connected.

Set up a selection of colour mixing fixtures to red and applied an ‘umpah’ intensity effect. Stage map shows red flashing as expected. 
Attempted to store to a playback memory in ‘selected only’ and ‘colour/intensity only’.
Clear all then raise the playback fader. Nothing lights up on stage map except the effect icon appears. 
Select the fixtures, still nothing. Fade up on wheel and they start to flash as originally recorded. 
it’s as though the playback only had the effect parameters in it. 
if I record with position and beam included it worked as expected but I don’t want those parameters stored. 
Is this what it should do?