Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg.   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: archive 0
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 521 posts
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 First-time GM
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 03:05
Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg

"The passage of great rivers in the presence of the enemy is one of the most delicate operations in war."

-Frederick the Great, c. 1785
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 522 posts
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Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 03:28
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg

Friday, October 6th, 2000
0630 hrs.
Vistula river, approx. 0.5 km upriver from the damaged road bridge west of Szczucin, Poland
40 F
Scattered Clouds


The night passes uneventfully. It is cold, however- the coldest it's been so far this season- and when the team musters in the morning, they are surprised not to find glimmering icicles dangling from the tug's superstructure in the pale dawn light.

On Snowy and Milk's advice, Konrad decides to postpone the barge repairs until daylight. The respite proves especially welcome to the Krolowa's crew. Everyone on the tug's security team, apart from Tucker and Yazzie, are able to get some much needed- albeit fitful- sleep. Last evening's almost overwhelming feelings of exhaustion have been replaced by the less unwelcome and more familiar feeling of being just-plain-tired.

Yazzie and Tucker make their circuit of the past day's battlefield, first working backwards two kilometers south, along the east bank, to where Dawid remembered liberally dosing the enemy sniper with 82mm WP. After poking around for nearly an hour, they find him, seared back hunched over a damaged Dragunov SVD sniper rifle. Phosphorous particles have played havoc on the rifle's sights and, in the ghostly green half-light of the Soviet NVGs, the gun looks like nothing worth humping back to the Krolowa. Four full mags of rounds for the weapon, however, are recovered. Satisfied, Yazzie and Tucker head back downstream, rousing the tug crew for a ferry ride over to the western shore, and proceed towards the helicopter crash sight. It's easier to find- a tangled mess of blackened metal. Nothing of any use is left. At least two carbonized corpses- maybe three- are identified among the charred wreckage. Having seen all there is to see, the pair head back and set up an night OP near the western end of the bridge.

On board the Krolowa, the security team stand to in the dim light of dawn, fog issuing from their shivering lips with each exhaled breath.

Actions?
Konrad Bayer
 player, 417 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 04:30
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
After Bayer is woken by the last pair on the night sentry shift, he gears up completely and begins to ensure all hands report for the stand-to.

Grabbing Kasparov on the way, Bayer makes his way over to Switek gives him a greeting nod. "We lost four good people in these last two days. Their battle stations need to be manned. Could you two and the boy participate in the stand-to, for an hour."

Before he leaves the two men, he asks another question. "Mr. Switek, have you come to decision? We could use you and your men. And it' would give you passage out of this area. I haven't spoken to Adam yet but I'm sure he will welcome you to stay as part of out team."

He then leaves to continue inspecting the stand to, stopping last at Snowy's position. "Soon as the stand-to is done, you and your men should eat quickly and proceed to get us afloat ok?"

Bayer
G36/HK69
Routine inspection of battle stations

This message was last edited by the player at 04:31, Tue 29 Jan 2008.

Stanislaw Switek
 player, 39 posts
 Polish
 Cistercian Monk/Partisan
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 05:49
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
"Aye, Hauptmann Bayer."  Switek acknowledges the German officer. "I shall roust the boy and we shall stand to with your crew.  Is there a prefered station assignment?"

Sleep came in fits throughout the night, but had been welcome nonetheless following the harrows of the preceding day.

"I understand there is much work to be done once the sun is up.  I need to bury my man and discuss our immediate future with the young one as a first course of business.  You will have our answer soon."

With that, Switek goes off to find Mariusz and wake him from what he hoped had been a more peaceful slumber.



[Switek]
RPKM + 75rd. drum 7.62mmS
Standing to.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 419 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 06:53
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
"For stand-to positions, lets continue to use Major Soleblume's proposal."

He indicates to the beached stern of the tug, "We won't be leaving right away as I hoped last night. So you and you're men will have more time to decide before we can depart."

"We stand-to for an hour at full ready. Then we stand down for day routine. In today's case it will be also involving repairs. We'll be shifting off security as per the team organization I mentioned last night. Danke."

This message was last edited by the player at 12:23, Tue 29 Jan 2008.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 77 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 07:51
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
Mariusz awoke slowly from his slumber and immediately noticed his splitting headache. He looked up blearily and saw Switek, "Morning, Boss," he said, "what are the orders for the day?"

Mariusz
AK-74 + 5 mags

This message was last edited by the player at 07:55, Tue 29 Jan 2008.

Minh Quyen
 player, 103 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 08:34
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
Minh lies in her sleeping bag a few moments after she is woken to do the morning stand-to. Its too cold. I"M too cold. she thought. She never did get used to American winters, even the mild Seattle ones. Now in Poland, in November she was dreading the next few months. Mumbling under her breath she climbs out and puts on her green Adidas track jacket and zipped it all the way up. In a week or two she'll be having to put a sweater on underneath as well.

Slinging her rifle and placing her boonie hat on her head she makes her way past others doing the same; quietly moving to their positions. Standing behind the RPK, she peers out at the land, it becoming lighter by the minute.

Minh Quyen
Standing-To At The RPK
AK74 (28 Rounds)

Anneka Soleblume
 player, 358 posts
 Major
 Israeli Medic
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 12:21
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
The cold light of predawn began to penetrate into Annekas mind as she was nudged awake for stand to. Her arm hurt badly and she wished the nurse would just leave her be....
And then consciousness returned with an awful rush, events of the past few days returning to memory.
Aching body complaining as she rose, she awkwardly strapped the Browning pistol she'd drawn from their expaned supplies and snatched up her medical bag. If her own body was anything to go by, Griet, Adam and the boy Mariusz would be more than happy to see her. More happy to see the contents of her bag mostlyl likely.
Unscrewing the cap from a bottle, she shook out a tablet, washing it down for it to begin working it's painkilling magic.

"How are you feeling?" she asked Mariusz, arriving beside his sleeping bag a few moments behind Stan.
"Here, swallow this and come see me after stand to." Another of the precious tablets dissappeared from the bottle to appear in his hand before she moved of to check her on other patients....

Checking on Adam, Griet and Mariusz
HP-35 (13 + 2 spare mags)

[Private to GM: One unit of pain reliever to each of the four seriously wounded from Annekas own supply. Character sheet has been updated. We definately need a LOT more wound dressings than she's got!]

This message was last edited by the player at 12:33, Tue 29 Jan 2008.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 78 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 12:32
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
Mariusz looked at the fiercely competent woman before him, "My head is very painful, probably worse than yesterday and my sight is blurred, Everything else is feeling fine, yesterday it was like my whole body had toothache and was ten miles away from my brain."

He looked at the pill suspiciously for a moment then realised that there were cheaper ways to kill people than using drugs these days. He said, "Thank you." and swallowed the pill.
Anneka Soleblume
 player, 360 posts
 Major
 Israeli Medic
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 12:35
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
"Ok, you stay where you are then and rest. Can't have you falling over and hurting yourself any worse."
It was a miracle the boy had managed what he had the previous day. There was certainly something to be said for teenage hormones and an overdose of adrenalin!
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 79 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 29 Jan 2008
at 12:43
Re: Ch. 8: Tarnobrzeg
"Whatever you say, Doctor," Mariusz replied. That would be really boring, he thought about yesterday, head butted by a deer, shot at, Bear killed and joined a tug boat full of US Government Spooks, maybe he could do boring. he settled down again. "I don't want to be a burden though, I can pull my weight, as Brother Stanislaw."