Ch. 15: Warsaw (Part I)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Jan Cerny
 player, 590 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Fri 18 Jun 2010
at 23:17
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
"Konrad," Jan called down to the people below him, speaking rapidly in English.  "The road is cleared up here with a standing building about a hundred meters to the East, ruins North and South and open ground to the West.  There are about a dozen men coming down the road from the North East, about half a klick away but moving fast towards us.  We either get out now and fight or keep running.  If we're fighting send the snipers up first to slow them down."

There wasn't enough time for the other eleven people to climb up and them all make it to cover before the approaching enemy soldiers saw them.  That meant that they would have to engage the soldiers and the best option, as far as Jan could see, was for one or more of the snipers to start shooting at a decent range in order to pin the enemy down.  Even if they didn't manage to hit anyone their fire would slow the approaching soldiers down and buy more time for the others to climb up.

Switching to Polish he continued, checking to see if there was another option to consider.  "Woj, can we keep moving underground in the sewers?  There are enemy approaching."



If Konrad decided that it was time to exit the sewers and engage the enemy then Jan's plan was quite simple.  He would stay at the top of the sewer entrance and place people as they emerged.  The snipers would be sent to the Northern ruins to open fire and delay the enemy patrol.  Dawid and Mariusz would join them with the PKM in case serious firepower was needed.  The first of Tuck or Minh up the ladder would be assigned to keep a watch out East and the other would keep a watch South.  The rest would be sent to what looked to be a statue or war memorial to the North West where Konrad would be able to see what was going on, allowing him to regroup and decide what to do next.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1865 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Sat 19 Jun 2010
at 01:44
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Jan Cerny:
Switching to Polish he continued, checking to see if there was another option to consider.  "Woj, can we keep moving underground in the sewers?  There are enemy approaching.".


Woj calls back, "We can go down to the river but won't they be waiting for us there?"
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 1950 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sat 19 Jun 2010
at 09:35
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg #743):

Feet and lower legs freezing, Dawid said through chattering teeth, "w-w-w-what's going on up there? C-c-c-can you see anyone? M-my ass is m-made of ice right n-now!"

Once word was passed down he thought for a second. "K-Kapitan, I r-recommend we get one or two volunteers, p-p-referably snipers, to delay and harass any p-pursuit. We would use the distraction to g-go n-north and link up l-later."

This message was last edited by the player at 11:27, Sat 19 June 2010.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1228 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Sat 19 Jun 2010
at 18:08
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Already feeling trapped and more in danger being in the tunnels than on the surface, Bayer is convinced when Jan and Dawid speak up. "Sniper det up to the front." he says to the line of people behind him. Then loudly, so Jan can hear he says, "Attention. Listen here. We're going up. Sniper det will act as rear guard. Enemy observed five hundred meters out and closing. It may be a fighting withdraw if we are spotted. We're going North. If you are separated, get out of the city and get back to GK, and good luck."

Bayer then moves around the men ahead of him and puts his hands around the metal ladder. He wanted to be in a place where he could observe and command before they started emerging from the sewers. "In order... Myself, snipers, support, and assault. Tucker you're the last man out. Make sure nobody is left behind. See you on the top." he announces.

Upon reaching the surface, Bayer will lay on the ground in the prone on one side of the manhole facing the approaching enemy. He already had a round in the chamber of his grenade launcher.
Alexei Ondar
 player, 157 posts
 Starshiy Praporshchik
 Ex-GRU/Spetznaz
Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 01:25
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Ondar moves to the front of the line forming around the base of the ladder.  He finds Brandt, the other member of his sniper element and relays the following:

"Okay, Deeterbrant, when out of man-hole, move to southwest of intersection.  Cover team from there."  He pauses for moment.  "If cut off, move west.  Regroup at river."

The Tuvan defector makes sure he has a fresh magazine seated in his rifle then climbs the ladder.  Upon arrival at the surface, he braces against the bitter cold and activates his night vision goggles.  Moving low but quickly, he scouts for a position to the southwest and begins to cover the remainder of the team.
Craig Sutherland
 player, 172 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 03:56
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw

With his gloved hand on the first rung of the ladder Craig waited his turn to ascend into the unknown. The cold was somewhat of a relief it dulled the pain in his leg leaving just a dull ache.

When it was his turn Craig began climbing using just his arms and hopping on his good leg to each rung. Once clear Craig lays prone facing the advancing troops switching on his NVG's.

When given the signal he moves at a hobbling walk to the nearest cover or at the appropriate distance to cover the next person in the line from his prone position.

He keeps the muzzle of his weapon pointed at the roofs of the apartment buildings as he moves and when he is stationary looking for movement.
Dieter Brandt
 player, 160 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 06:51
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
(Before exiting the manhole, Dieter will pass his 3 spare frag grenades to anyone who wants them.)

Glad to be out of the cold, dank passages, Dieter clambered out of the manhole. Looking around, he followed Ondars instruction and moved to the Southwest, looking for a suitable firing position. Once in place, he quickly scanned the surrounding area, both in front and behind, before settling in. He positioned his rifle to get a clear aim on the oncoming patrol. If it is still dark he will use the Image Intensifiers, if not then he will stick to the rifle scope.

He then waited as the rest of the team exited the hole and moved off.

Dieter Brandt
Covering the squad and watching the enemy
PSG-1 - 19/20 rounds
1xFrag, 2xSmoke
x25 Image Intensifiers

This message was last edited by the player at 06:52, Sun 20 June 2010.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 746 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 07:00
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Mariusz climbed the ladder to the surface and breathed in the sharp, cold air. It was as cold as teh Devil's tit and his soaked fatigues were going to be the death of him if he didn't find shelter soon.

He reached teh top and scuttled over to cover, trying to orient himself in the city of his birth as best he could.
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 1953 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 07:29
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
In reply to Dieter Brandt (msg #750):

Dawid took the grenades, intending to give 1 to Woj when he saw him again.

"Thank you, good luck my friend."

When his turn came, the rungs were freezing and slick from the water and mud on the boots of those who came before. He passed the M240 up, then followed, PKM bumping on his back.

On the surface, it seemed to have gotten colder as now they could feel the wind. His feet were numb icicles. The snipers were ahead, and probably the asaulters could manage on their own. Jan had a good idea of the surface layout, and with only seconds to spare they couldn't afford any confusion.

"Everyone, let's do what Jan says, come on, let's go!"

Jan seemed to be directing traffic, so he went where directed and lay down with the PKM ready to fire.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:56, Sun 20 June 2010.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 870 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 18:23
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Konrad Bayer:
Already feeling trapped and more in danger being in the tunnels than on the surface, Bayer is convinced when Jan and Dawid speak up. "Sniper det up to the front." he says to the line of people behind him. Then loudly, so Jan can hear he says, "Attention. Listen here. We're going up. Sniper det will act as rear guard. Enemy observed five hundred meters out and closing. It may be a fighting withdraw if we are spotted. We're going North. If you are separated, get out of the city and get back to GK, and good luck."

Bayer then moves around the men ahead of him and puts his hands around the metal ladder. He wanted to be in a place where he could observe and command before they started emerging from the sewers. "In order... Myself, snipers, support, and assault. Tucker you're the last man out. Make sure nobody is left behind. See you on the top." he announces.

Upon reaching the surface, Bayer will lay on the ground in the prone on one side of the manhole facing the approaching enemy. He already had a round in the chamber of his grenade launcher.


Keeping quiet, Tucker nods to Bayer when he's been given his assignement.  'Tail-End Charlie.  I'll be the clean-up man if shit goes wrong with this and within the last hour, our luck has gone from good to completely shitty,' he thinks to himself as he watches the other elements of the team go up the ladder before him.  He keeps watch inside the tunnels as one-by-one people make their way up to the street.  He waits for his turn to get out of the confining space of the dirty tunnels and more than likely, the pursuing forces of the Baron.

Tucker
M-16A2 [30/30] / M-203 [HE]
H&K SOCOM Pistol [9/12] (Holstered)
Dumping gear and going in the sewer

Salvaged Gear:
Claymore Mine & Pouch    2.0
Mag Bandoleer [6 MAG 30] 3.0
5 L. Canteen             5.0
Pack (if allowed)

Tail-End Charlie keeping watch over the passages while the rest of the team makes their way back up to the street

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1868 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 21:52
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw

With Jan waiting just outside the open manhole, you climb the ladder, clamber out, and crawl through the mashed snow towards your designated position. Jan directs traffic. The flare descending towards the western horizon backlights the approaching enemy force. They are moving at a jog, about fifteen men using the beaten path in the right lane (relative to you) of the road.

The three-man sniper element is first out. Following Ondar's lead and instructions, they crawl to the south and settle into their firing positions- prone in the road at the southwest side of the intersection- where they begin to pick out their targets. Dawid and Mariusz follow Jan's directions and crawl towards the northeast corner of the intersection where they set up behind the PKM in support of the sniper detachment now settled in on the corner opposite. (Who has the M240?)

The rest of the team begins crawling quickly to the northwest, towards the cover provided by of a couple of multi-story buildings on the northeast side of the the main intersection. These buildings should screen any subsequent movement to the west. A large, battered church occupies the northwest corner of the intersection. Past that should be the open parkland Jan described during his rushed scouting report.

Overburdened and almost overwhelmed with the bitter cold here back on the surface, you feel like you are swimming through molasses. Every muscle in your body cries out for warmth and rest. You can only hope that your body doesn't fail you in the critical next few minutes.

The enemy squad slows abruptly. Someone in the enemy group shouts and they all instantly drop into a low crouch. They continue to move towards the intersection, but more slowly and with more vigilance and caution. One of the enemy fighters points to the north and shouts a terse burst of directions and five of the enemy break off and sprint to the opposite side of the road.

The distant flare to the northeast has now descended behind some buildings and, apart from a faint, flickering glow lingering in that direction, darkness quickly descends again.

The enemy is now approximately 500m off. About ten men continue stalking towards the intersection in the southern lanes. Five others have crossed the road and are paralleling their comrades via the northern sidewalk.


Next Moves?

Updated Tac-Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...92,0.016469&z=17

-R.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:16, Sun 20 June 2010.

Dieter Brandt
 player, 162 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Sun 20 Jun 2010
at 23:43
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Using his image intensifiers, Dieter will attempt to identify any officers/NCOs in the enemy unit. He will also try to identify anyone with an MG or radio.

Once key targets have been identified he will issue targets to Ondar and Thor, as well as setting targets for himself, so that when the order comes to fire they will be able to take out those targets immediately.

Dieter Brandt
Attempting to identify key targets in the enemy force
PSG-1 - 19/20 rounds
1xFrag, 2xSmoke
x25 Image Intensifiers

Thor Halgeirsen
 player, 154 posts
 Norwegian Kvartermester
 Marinejegerkommandoen
Mon 21 Jun 2010
at 03:31
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Settled into cover by the roadside, Thor aimed at the furthest man on the northern side of the road and waited. As the situation stood, it was only a matter of time until bullets started flying and he for one wanted to ensure none of the enemy escaped.

Thor "The Thunderer"
Aiming at furthest enemy using telescopic/starlight scope
Barret M82A1 ("Mjollnir") (10/10) + 4x10 + 1x7
PM-63 (25/25) + 1x25
H & K USP-9SD, 9mm (15/15) + 3x15
M-26A1 hand grenade, x6
M-18 Smoke grenade, green, x2
M72A4
Bayonet/knife
Entrenching Tool
Individual Tactical Radio
30rd mag, 5.45mm, full, x8

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 1956 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Mon 21 Jun 2010
at 05:57
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg #754):

Dawid aimed in the direction of the approaching ground troops, waiting for an order to open fire. He was still burdened, although a lot less so now that his pack was gone.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (100/100) + 1 Spare Belt (85)
3 Frag Grenades
Stechkin + 2 Magazines

Aiming at the approaching troops.

Craig Sutherland
 player, 173 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Mon 21 Jun 2010
at 08:32
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw


Shuffling along as best as he can Craig tries to create as low a profile as possible. This cold is killing me he thought, literally. He used all his strength to keep going willing himself on.

The noise of the enemy force spotting something was just a distraction. They probably just noted the entrance of the sewer and where getting into position. Once in cover he would engage the enemy force, but he just need to make it there. He willed himself on still checking the upper levels of the apartment buildings.

AKS-47U (45/45) + 5 spare magazines
Browning HP (20/20) w/ silencer + 2 spare magazines
F-1 FRAG Grenade x 6, Smoke Grenade
Fire Support Element
Moving forward
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 747 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Mon 21 Jun 2010
at 17:19
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Mariusz followed orders dutifully and set up next to Dawid. He readied himself and said, "We need to run soon, once we open fire they'll return it and pin us down. Then the vehicles will come and finish us off. We should leave a sniper to slow them down and try to escape."
Dieter Brandt
 player, 163 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Mon 21 Jun 2010
at 21:52
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
After scanning the prospective targets, Dieter will select whoever appears to be in charge as his primary target, with a radioman as his secondary target. If no obvious radioman he will target an MG gunner. Once in range he will start a count with the other snipers.

"Ondar, Thor, select your targets, on my command... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1." He will then fire, aiming a headshot at his first target and then swiftly moving to a torso shot on his second target.

Dieter Brandt
Targetting officer/NCO first
PSG-1 - 19/20 rounds
1xFrag, 2xSmoke
x25 Image Intensifiers

Thor Halgeirsen
 player, 155 posts
 Norwegian Kvartermester
 Marinejegerkommandoen
Tue 22 Jun 2010
at 00:19
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
"Do NOT fire Bragi!" Thor hissed at Dieter.
"Don't think they see yet!"
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1230 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Tue 22 Jun 2010
at 00:46
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Reaching the surface, Bayer lay in the snow for a few moments, aiming at the approaching men, and judging the time it was taking for the rest of the team to emerge.

"North." he whispers. "Let's go. Rear security don't wait too long."

Bayer then moves as low as possible to the north until the line of sight is broken and he can then run.
Alexei Ondar
 player, 158 posts
 Starshiy Praporshchik
 Ex-GRU/Spetznaz
Tue 22 Jun 2010
at 01:24
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
"Hold fire," Ondar whispers as forcefully as he can.  "Wait for them engage.  Return fire.  Break contact.  Make overwatch.  North by Northwest."

He huddles prone in the snow, observing likely targets and shivering as he hopes his makeshift overwhites are up to snuff.



[Ondar]
Prone in the intersection.
SVU-AS (10/10) + 6x10rd mags 7.62mmL
2x Soviet frag grenades
1x RPG-18
Covering the team's retreat.

Jeff D. Warren
 player, 87 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Tue 22 Jun 2010
at 02:13
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Amongst the snipers, Jeff takes aim on the lead man in the larger group, but holds his fire. He doesn't bother with his suppressor, since no one else has one. "All hold fire. Thor cover the small north group, rest of us on the larger group. Don't shoot unless you have to. I'm on the lead, but its gonna be a long shot for me."


Jeff Warren
AK-103 w/POSP4x24 [28/30]
Aiming at leader of large group, ready to fire 2 aimed shots if engaged or ordered to fire

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 1959 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Tue 22 Jun 2010
at 03:00
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Mariusz Tokarski:
Mariusz followed orders dutifully and set up next to Dawid. He readied himself and said, "We need to run soon, once we open fire they'll return it and pin us down. Then the vehicles will come and finish us off. We should leave a sniper to slow them down and try to escape."


Konrad's orders echoed Mariusz's observations. He replied to Mariusz as he raised to his knees and slung the PKM so it hung across his chest.

"Looks like you're right on all counts, good thinking. Let's get a move on. If they open fire, throw a smoke grenade, if you got one!"

Grabbing the carry handle for the disabled M240 he crouched, then followed Konrad, mimicking his movements.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (100/100) + 1 Spare Belt (85)
3 Frag Grenades
Stechkin + 2 Magazines

Moving North

This message was last edited by the player at 06:05, Tue 22 June 2010.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 748 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 22 Jun 2010
at 06:03
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Mariusz nodded with relief and quickly followed Dawid in the hope of breaking contact.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1871 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Tue 22 Jun 2010
at 19:47
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw

Tuesday, October 24th, 2000
0130 hrs.
25F
Mostly cloudy skies; slight breeze from the north
Quarter Moon (waning)
East Bank Warsaw, Poland



The sniper detachment holds its fire, hoping to draw the fifteen-man enemy patrol closer to the intersection before initiating a rifle ambush.

The enemy patrol advances another 100m or so before its leader is satisfied that his men are indeed approaching their querry. With another shout and wave of his arm, his men quickly leave the hard-packed snow of the open northbound (right, from your POV) lane for the better cover of some scraggly trees lining the road. In a couple of seconds, they've more or less disappeared from view. Two, evenly-spaced gunshots ring out from the direction of the now mostly hidden enemy force. It appears to be a signal of some sort as opposed to aimed fire directed at the snipers. A red road flare burns to life behind a shrubbery and sails end-over-end out into the road. In the red glow of the flare, the snipers are able to start picking out partial targets (a head here, a shoulder there, etc.) among the cover and concealment of the vegetation. Due to a better angle from the snipers' position, of the five men on the north side of the road, two are clearly visible near the corner of a buidling.

Meanwhile, Dawid and Mariusz displace and join the others near the shelled-out church at the northwest corner of the intersection. The damaged apartment buildings directly to the east of the church shield them from the fully alerted enemy force. The bulk of the team now has the breathing space it needs to move away from the intersection unseen and unimpeded- for the time being, at least. There are already tracks in the snow on the road here, heading away from the intersection in all four directions. From what you remember of Craig and Apel's pre-mission briefings, this particulary part of the city is occupied by several hundred civilians. Folks must have been out and about on various business in this area during the previous day.


Next Moves?

Updated Tac-Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...92,0.016469&z=17

-R.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:13, Tue 22 June 2010.

Jan Cerny
 player, 596 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Tue 22 Jun 2010
at 21:55
Re: The Ruins of Warsaw
Konrad Bayer:
"North." he whispers. "Let's go. Rear security don't wait too long."


Jan nodded in response and waited until it was clear that the snipers had been successful in drawing off the enemy patrol before taking point again and setting a north bound course.  He used the recently travelled roads where possible, aiming to loose their tracks amongst those of the locals.

Where necessary he angled slightly north westwards using the roads to put more distance between them and the patrol he had seen in case some of the enemy soldiers had attempted to flank round to the side of where they had observed the snipers.