Ch. 10: Annopol to Solec.   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Minh Quyen
 player, 256 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Wed 16 Jul 2008
at 12:59
Shore / MG
Quyen focuses in on her target and continues firing. Oblivious to anyone else shooting at the lead man, she squeezes off two more rounds. She's completely forgotten how cold she was. The rattling of Mariusz's machinegun and the Hauptmann yelling over the radio is deafening.

Quyen
Shore Ambush MG Team
AK-74 (25 rounds)
Firing semi-auto 2 shots at the still standing scout

This message was last edited by the player at 13:00, Wed 16 July 2008.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 440 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Wed 16 Jul 2008
at 13:21
Re: Shore / MG
Tucker watches the grenade rounds hit and the ripping of Minh behind the machine-gun at the foot patrol as some of them go down hard.  He opens the breech of the rifle mounted grenade launcher and calls out to McCoy, "RELOADING!"  Robert reaches into his MOLLE rig and pulls out another HE round and begins to reload the launcher for it's next target.

Tucker
M-16A2 [27/30]/M-203 [HE] (Reloading)
Reloading M-203 G.L. w. HE round
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 809 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Thu 17 Jul 2008
at 22:38
Fire in the Sky

Ambush Party

McCoy and Minh fire at the second scout almost simultaneously. He goes down on to his left side and screams something in Russian.

Dawid pulls the lanyard attached to the Vasilek's firing mechanism and lobs an 82mm HE round skyward. At about the same time, Jason snaps off two quick bursts of 12.7mm fire into the burrowing enemy formation. His night vision goggles momentarily flare out from the massive muzzle blast of the big gun and he can't tell if he hit anything with either burst.

The mortar round detonates a few seconds later, sending up a spray of glowing fragments. From Clarence's lofty perch, it appears that the round fell long.

The enemy patrol has yet to return any of the party's fire. The surprise has been nearly complete and the innitial barrage of fire has undoubtedly wounded or killed a number of the enemy. Through his NVGs, Konrad can see several of the prone enemy squirming in the mud and snow.

In the barge bunker, Anneka is momentarily at a loss for what to do. The taciturn Sanjay is no help. For a few seconds, the small boat seems to be holding about 1000m off the Krolowa's bow. Then, it begins to recede in the distance. Perhaps the occupants thought better off rowing into a one-sided firefight in a dingy.

Stoner

Stoner slips the second charge through the wheels of the T-55 and yanks the fuze igniter. As he turns to head back down the embankment, he hears someone yelling urgently off to his right (down the road to the east). Something in the man's voice tells Stoner that he's been spotted. In about 15 seconds, the first charge will [hopefully] detonate. Stoner knows anyone caught nearby in the open is going to suffer from the effects just as much, if not worse, than the old tank.

Actions?
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 810 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Thu 17 Jul 2008
at 22:42
Starboad-forward PKM

Clarence notes the fall of the first mortar shell and estimates the distance it fell long. He shouts down to Dawid and Griet in the Vasilek gun tub.

"Drop 50m and fire!"


Milk
AK-74 (30/30)
Correcting indirect mortar fire

Jason Kasparov
 player, 219 posts
 Warrant Officer 1
 U.S. Army Blackhawk Pilot
Thu 17 Jul 2008
at 22:58
Starboad Dushka
Waiting until his goggles recover from the flare-out, Jason lets off another 2 bursts, walking his fire from left to right.  Maybe he's not hitting anybody, but at least he's giving the soldiers something else to think about.

Jason K.
Starboard Dushka
firing same again

Sam McCoy
 player, 58 posts
 MSGT
 10th SFG ODA 011
Thu 17 Jul 2008
at 23:31
Ambush

Since both targets are down on the friend side of the bridge, Sam will switch to single aimed shots with his sniper rifle.

Sam
Firing
M25

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Dave 'Bones' Stoner
 player, 152 posts
 HM2 (E-5)
 US Navy
Fri 18 Jul 2008
at 01:36
Run away Run Away
One thousand six, one thousand seven...Oh shit, there's Murphy, when he hears the shouting and sees movement out of the corner of his eye.

Dave looses a three round burst at the tank commander then turns to see how close that eagle eyed bastard is. Sonofabitch must be eating his carrots!

If the spotter is close- less than 75 meters, Dave will take the shot. Any farther away, Dave will run for the river, aiming for where he left the scuba gear if possible, anywhere close if not possible. Also making a point to stay away from the front of the tank.



Stoner
shooting tank commander, retreat!
MP-5, silenced, 1 magazine
bayonet
2 AT grenades

Anneka Soleblume
 player, 681 posts
 Major
 Israeli Medic
Fri 18 Jul 2008
at 07:22
The bunker
Anneka took a moment to realise that, although a fine target, the boat was out of reach of the heavy automatic grenade launcher she had at hand.
"Sanjay!" she barked to get the Indian's attention as she swung the AGS-17s barrel shoreward.
"Relay that message."
Coming just a heatbeat after Konrads hurried transmission, there could be no doubt about her meaning.
Weapon in position, Anneka relased the safety and squeezed off a five round burst aimed right into the heart of the ambushed patrol. 30mm HE streaked through the air towards the hapless Russians, for once being on the receiving end of overwhelming firepower and virtually unable to do more than die in place.

Anneka
HP-35 + 3 mags
AGS-17 (29/24)
Firing burst into centre (hopefully) of enemy patrol)

Minh Quyen
 player, 257 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Fri 18 Jul 2008
at 12:44
Re: The bunker
Quyen shifts her sights to the larger group of enemy soldiers. If she can see any of them, she will fire three single quick shots. Otherwise she keeps her aim in the direction of the enemy and waits.

Quyen
AK74 (23 Rounds)
Firing prone 3 quick shots at enemy in main group (if possible)
Ambush Party

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 761 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Fri 18 Jul 2008
at 15:09
Re: Starboad-forward PKM
Cap'n Rae:
Clarence notes the fall of the first mortar shell and estimates the distance it fell long. He shouts down to Dawid and Griet in the Vasilek gun tub.

"Drop 50m and fire!"


Hearing the correction, Dawid adjusted the range. They didn't have a lot of spare ammo, but it seemed the time to use what little remained would be soon, if not now.

"Firing!" He warned Griet as he pulled the lanyard a second time.


82mm Vasilek (4/5 HE)
Firing 1 round 82mm HE Indirect

Konrad Bayer
 player, 712 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Fri 18 Jul 2008
at 15:23
Re: Starboad-forward PKM
Bayer lowers his gaze from the enemy and feels for his radio's transmit. He'd spent a few seconds adding up the enemy and figured they could mop the rest up with small arms. "Tug, Sunray. Check fire. Will kill last survivors. Over." he says. "We need to get through that bridge now." he says aloud. "Mariusz another couple bursts on the flanks of the enemy line."

Bayer
G36/HK69 (Empty)
MG Det
Prone Communicating
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 284 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Fri 18 Jul 2008
at 17:17
Ambush: MG position
Mariusz heard the call and switched the centre of his aim to the left of the enemy line. He settled and squeezed the trigger again, hosing the area with automatic fire.

Mariusz
M240 305/355
M1911 7/7 2 mags spare
2 ready grenades
Spraying the left flank

Sam McCoy
 player, 59 posts
 MSGT
 10th SFG ODA 011
Fri 18 Jul 2008
at 17:54
Re: Ambush: MG position

Using tuckers radio he makes the brief call...

"German this is Sam... let's mop up this side of the river and take their gear and go. Rifles and web gear only off this patrol... Sam out."

"Tucker good job with the two HE... let's fire only rifle now single, well aimed shots... save the HE, it's worth too much..."


Sam
Firing single shots
M25

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Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 442 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sat 19 Jul 2008
at 03:27
Re: Ambush: MG position
Sam McCoy:
"german this is sam.........lets mop up this side of the river and take there gear and go.....rifles and web gear only off this patrol....sam out....."

Using tuckers radio he makes the brief call....

"tucker good job with the two he....lets fire only rifle now single well aimed shots....save the HE its worth too much..."
OOC: Going by what Rae posted...

BIC: Tucker lets McCoy use his radio to make his call to Bayer.  He then takes it back and turns to Sam, "I got no shot's with my sixteen from this distance McCoy.  What's yer pleasure?"

Tucker
M-16A2 [27/30]/M-203 {HE]
Waiting for McCoy's input

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 215 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Sat 19 Jul 2008
at 11:03
Re: Ambush: MG position
Griet tried to make sense of all the incoming data and shouted at Dawid, "What ammo will you want next?!"

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Sam McCoy
 player, 60 posts
 MSGT
 10th SFG ODA 011
Sat 19 Jul 2008
at 18:44
Re: Ambush: MG position
"Hold fire then and call out targets for me if you could."

"Hunter-killer style..."


"Let's kill..."


Sam
scanning for targets
M25

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Cap'n Rae
 GM, 812 posts
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Sat 19 Jul 2008
at 23:53
Dead Ground

The Ambush Team

McCoy takes another shot at the second scout. His bullet kicks up a spray of mud just inches from the target. The wounded Russian has regained enough of his composure to fight back and is about to fire off a burst at Minh when another bullet punches through his midsection, mortally wounding him.

A second 82mm HE rounds detonates north of the footbridge, this time, short of the target. Nonetheless, the pyrotechnic display of its detonation is a spectacular display of industrialized violence.

Minh fires single shots at a moving figure on the edge of the enemy's main body. The wild strobing effect of the detonations and muzzle flashes in and around the kill zone reflecting off of the snow on the ground and the low cloud overhead makes it incredibly difficult for anyone in the party to witness the effects of their own fire.

Five 30mm grenades from the AGS-17 in the barge bunker explode in and around the kill zone, sending even more deadly fragments slashing across the killing ground.

Mariuz adds to the cacophany with a second long burst from the GPMG, tearing up the ground as well as the men trying to desperately to melt into it.

From the tug, Jason sends another flurry of 12.7mm rounds into the fray. Once again, the sun-burst muzzle flash from the weapon make it impossible to know whether he's hitting anything.

As the thunder of weapons fire fades, the only sounds coming from the kill zone are the whimpers, moans, and screams of the horribly maimed. Eleven men lie dead or dying in the fire-plowed field, just 200m or so from the ambush party (50m or so from McCoy and Tucker). If any of the enemy managed to return any fire whatsoever, none of it has registered with anyone on the ground or on board the tug.

The ambush was by no means textbook, but it was certainly effective enough. None of the party has so much as a scratch.

The Saboteur

At the sound of his comrade's frantic shouting, the tank commander twists in his hatch to see what's going on. One 9mm round ricochets off the rounded turret roof inches from his hand while two others tear upward into his torso. He slumps down into the turret of the tank, badly wounded. The Polish conscript who'd sounded the warning lifts his AKM and fires a wild burst at Stoner. Rounds crack around all around him but none of them hit their half-naked and completely chilled mark. Stoner's certainly not out of danger yet. If the fuzes were cut correctly, the first of the two demolition charges will go off in just about 5 seconds!

Actions?
Sam McCoy
 player, 61 posts
 MSGT
 10th SFG ODA 011
Sun 20 Jul 2008
at 02:18
Re: Dead Ground
"German, this is Sam- how and when do you want to clear site?"

Sam
single targets moving = single shots
M25

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:27, Sun 20 July 2008.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 713 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Sun 20 Jul 2008
at 07:38
Re: Dead Ground
Sam McCoy:
"German this is Sam how and when do you want to clear site?"


"Your team go." he says over the radio. "Tug, Sunray. Cease fire. Do not engage the kill zone. Cease fire. Over."

"Mariusz, deploy the machinegun closer up. Be able to cover the clearing team while they collect weapons and ammo. Watch the flanks. Quyen collect the claymore and link back up with Mariusz. Go quickly." Bayer says.

Bayer then approaches the bridge converging with McCoy and Tucker. He times their pace so they arrive first.
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 285 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sun 20 Jul 2008
at 10:15
Re: Dead Ground
Mariusz stopped firing and rolled to his knees. He carefully gathered up the remaining belted ammunition and picked it and the machinegun up. As he stood he crouched and started to run for a new position.

Mariusz
M240 255/355
M1911
Running forward to a new position

Minh Quyen
 player, 258 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Sun 20 Jul 2008
at 10:27
Re: Dead Ground
"Understood." Minh says. Placing her rifle on safe she gets up and approaches her claymore. Following the detonating wire she pulls it out of the ground and disarms it. After coiling up the wire she stuffs it away. From her kneeling position behind a tree she cover's Mariusz's and Bayers movements - then follows and gets down next to the Mariusz.

Quyen
AK74 (23 rounds)
Collecting mine / Moving to new position

This message was last edited by the player at 10:28, Sun 20 July 2008.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 762 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sun 20 Jul 2008
at 12:08
Re: Ambush: MG position
Griet Niewiadomska:
Griet tried to make sense of all the incoming data and shouted at Dawid, "What ammo will you want next?!"


"Good question. Fragmentation seems adequate for now."

He shouted up at the bridge, "Clarence, would you like another at those coordinates? Cease firing?"

He counted the few shells remaining.

"Overall, Griet, I will have you bring up some fragmentation (HE) to reload the magazine, when the fire mission is over."

"If the tank has not been dealt with, then we will try our luck with anti-armour, yes?"


His voice had a certain mix of fatalism and optimism. Like he believed the HEAT probably wouldn't work, but far stranger things had happened!
Sam McCoy
 player, 62 posts
 MSGT
 10th SFG ODA 011
Sun 20 Jul 2008
at 13:17
Dead Ground

"OK Tucker lets move... I will shoot our friends in the head that are still moving while you take gear... meaning I cover while you work. We will move slow to the bridge. If hands are tucked under bodies we won't turn them. Just take rifle and move on- we don't have time for grenades or clearing actions."

Sam
Moving out
M25

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:29, Sun 20 July 2008.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 443 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sun 20 Jul 2008
at 13:50
Re: Ambush: MG position
Sam McCoy:
"Ok tucker lets move...I will shot our friends in the head that are still moving while you take gear...meaning i cover while you work. we will move slow to the bridge. if hands are tucked under bodys we wont turn them. just take rifle and move on we dont have time for grenades or clearing actions."
Tucker gets up to his knees first and then stands up to begin to move as he listens to McCoy tell him what's going to be happening next.  "You got it Sam.  Just keep those fuckers off my back while I get their shit!"

When they move up, Tucker waits for McCoy to get into position by covering him while he sets up.  When he's ready, Robert slings his rifle cross shoulder behind him and makes sure his pistol is in easy reach on his MOLLE harness and begins the process of looting the dead and dying.

Tucker
Slung M-16A2/M-203
Beginning to pick the dead
Jason Kasparov
 player, 220 posts
 Warrant Officer 1
 U.S. Army Blackhawk Pilot
Sun 20 Jul 2008
at 13:58
Starboard Dushka
Again Jason waits for the image to return in his goggles.  No motion in the target zone, and there are figures moving to the south, approaching the footbridge.  "Checking fire!" he calls.  "Looks like our people won."

Keeping the machinegun trained on the target zone he relaxes a bit, ready to resume fire if necessary.  He swivels his head left and right, scanning the riverbank and the area between it and the ambush party.


Jason K.
Starboard Dushka
Looking for targets