Ch. 15: Warsaw (Part I)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 891 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Mon 19 Jul 2010
at 01:48
Re: CQB
Just before the grenade goes into the room, Tucker points to himself and flashes one finger towards the door and then points at Minh then showing her two fingers pointing at the door.  He just tells her to "Stack!" and then waits on the left hand side of the door waiting for the grenade to go off and then enter to clear.
Thor Halgeirsen
 player, 188 posts
 Norwegian Kvartermester
 Marinejegerkommandoen
Mon 19 Jul 2010
at 05:07
Re: CQB
In reply to Dawid Waldus Piotrowski (msg #890):

"Dawid need relax," Thor replied while moving to his new position.
"Have hjerte attack."
"Mjollnir not good hurt dragon. Skalaer too strong."

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2007 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Mon 19 Jul 2010
at 05:37
Re: CQB
In reply to Thor Halgeirsen (msg #896):

Damn it, this was getting crazy. Anyone should know a 12.x99mm calibre round would go through the 7mm steel of the conical turret, it just made sense.

He transmitted, "Thor: use MJOLNIR on the turret! We want to take the BTR intact, those are Konrad's orders so do it now!" Either way, it was out of his hands.

As well, the broadcast should serve as a reminder to everyone who could hear or had a radio what Konrad's instructions were.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:41, Mon 19 July 2010.

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1900 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Mon 19 Jul 2010
at 21:06
Re: CQB

There's no time to stack up near the second floor door. The door looks directly out on to the landing to which the stairs descend. To reach the door, one would have to expose him or herself to fire from down the hall. Mariusz tosses his frag from halfway up the stairs. It sails through the open doorway, exploding a second later in the second floor hallway. (Mariusz -1 fragmentation grenade)

Tucker leaps the last few stairs and rushes through the smoke of the explosion into the hallway. One man lies on his back a couple of meters from the doorway, sightless eyes staring at the mold on the ceiling. A second man leans out of the open door of the second apartment down and points his rifle at Tucker. Tucker fires instinctively, squeezing off three rounds. At the first shot, the man jumps and stumbles into the hallway, dropping his rifle in the doorway of the apartment. The second round, however, misfires, causing a jam. Tucker crouches and steps aside while shouting a warning to Minh. Minh takes quick aim over Tucker's shoulder and squeezes off her own burst. The man jerks twice and slumps into the wall leaving a bloodstain on the dingy plaster. (Tucker -2 rounds; Minh -5 rounds)

Jan, Mariusz, and Bayer, rush past the second floor landing and down the stairs to the first floor. This lobby-like area has been converted to sheep pens. The sheep bah in fear and discomfort. There are no humans visible on this floor. Jan and the others can't see the BTR on the street outside because the large first floor window has been bricked up, but they can hear its engine cough and grumble to life. Almost simultaneously, the BTR's gun begins blasting away. (NOTE: The dead men on the stairs were carrying AK-74s. All had magazine pouches on their belts and it looked like they each had at least one spare magazine. They also had bayonets or fighting knives, and Bayer saw at least one hand grenade besides the one Jan grabbed).

Dawid, Dieter, Warren, and Ondar all come to the same hasty conclusion and duck(or dive) away from the windows as the BTR-80 elevates its main gun. Two seconds later, the KPV begins belching out 14.5mm slugs, punching holes in the concrete exterior of the second floor. A few heavy slugs explode up through the third story floor, smashing into the ceiling and raining down bits of concrete and plaster on the cowering occupants. Fortunately, no one is hit.

From the rooftop, Thor can survey the length of the street. So far, no additional enemy units have appeared. The BTR is blasting away directly below. It sounds like the engine has started up as well.


Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:29, Mon 19 July 2010.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 892 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 01:22
Re: CQB
Cap'n Rae:
There's no time to stack up near the second floor door. The door looks directly out on to the landing to which the stairs descend. To reach the door, one would have to expose him or herself to fire from down the hall. Mariusz tosses his frag from halfway up the stairs. It sails through the open doorway, exploding a second later in the second floor hallway. (Mariusz -1 fragmentation grenade)

Tucker leaps the last few stairs and rushes through the smoke of the explosion into the hallway. One man lies on his back a couple of meters from the doorway, sightless eyes staring at the mold on the ceiling. A second man leans out of the open door of the second apartment down and points his rifle at Tucker. Tucker fires instinctively, squeezing off three rounds. At the first shot, the man jumps and stumbles into the hallway, dropping his rifle in the doorway of the apartment. The second round, however, misfires, causing a jam. Tucker crouches and steps aside while shouting a warning to Minh. Minh takes quick aim over Tucker's shoulder and squeezes off her own burst. The man jerks twice and slumps into the wall leaving a bloodstain on the dingy plaster. (Tucker -2 rounds; Minh -5 rounds)
Next Moves?

As Tucker comes in to sweep and clear the room, his first instinct is to put a round into the body of the soldier on the floor but, decides to target the man hanging out of the apartment.  Seeing the AK come up, he knows the first round hit the person and then skids to a knee as he drops down to clear the pistol and the jammed round yelling out to Minh, "Cover!".  He knows Minh is behind him and is confident in her abilities to shoot on the move and cover another team member when their gun goes down.  He does a quick, tap of the magazine to make sure it is seated in the magazine correctly, then racks the slide back to clear the stoppage in the H&K pistol, and then letting the slide go forward with a fresh round in the chamber.  Tucker will get back up and call, "Ready," to her as he is back in the fight and check the body of the person Minh just finished drilling with her assault rifle and look for any useful items.

Tucker will disarm the guy and pull out any useful spare magazines and take them with them as he will clear the rest of the room as Minh covers him.

Tucker
H&K SOCOM Pistol [10/12]
M-16A2 [30/30] / M-203 [FLECHETTE] (SLUNG)

Salvaged Gear:
Claymore Mine & Pouch    2.0
Mag Bandoleer [6 MAG 30] 3.0
5 L. Canteen             5.0
Lg Alice Pack

This message was last edited by the player at 01:24, Tue 20 July 2010.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2009 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 08:38
Re: CQB
Deciding that the radio was useless and he was tying up the frequency, Dawid signalled with his hands to everyone to vacate the apartment.

They didn't seem to have any anti-armour weapons on them, and he didn't think that they were going to capture that beast anyways. The .50 should go through the BTR's armour, but he wasn't in a position to know why Thor wasn't using it so there it was.

"Everyone, get back, out of the front of the apartments, now! Pull back!"

"Come on, Woj!"
He grabbed his friend and began crawling towards the corridor. He called to the other apartment, "Warren, get Dieter and pull back!"


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (90/100 +  1 spare belt)
2 Fragmentation Grenades
3rd floor apartment
Crawling with Woj out to the corridor.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:20, Tue 20 July 2010.

Jan Cerny
 player, 630 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 09:42
Re: CQB
Barging sheep out of the way Jan crouched down and moved towards the door to the street.  He could hear the KPV on the BTR blasting away but the rounds didn't seem to be targeted at the level they were on.  He kept ducked down however, just in case the gunner decided to change the direction of his aim.

Reaching the door he opened it a little and glanced out, scanning around for any moving targets with his rifle to his shoulder.  He also looked to see if there was a clear route to the BTR and which way it was facing.  If he was lucky the BTR would be facing away from them and there would be a large blind spot behind the rear of the vehicle.


Jan
Opening the door out of the apartment block a little and observing the situation on the street.  Note: depending on what he sees I will post an additional combat action.
F88 Steyr AUG (30/30 rounds - 7 mags total) - held
 - Underslung M203 (1/1 HE - 9x HE, 4x HEDP & 2x ILLUM total)
PM-84 submachine gun w/suppressor (20/25 rounds) - slung on shoulder
Smoke Grenade x1
Frag Grenade x2
Sig Sauer P226 (15/15 rounds - 4 mags total)
RPG-22 x1

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 773 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 15:26
Re: CQB
Mariusz followed Jan into the lobby and hissed, "Mint sauce," at the sheep. He also looked out at the BTR to see what was going on.

He said to Jan, "I have grenades and a smoke grenade, that bastard's chewing up the building and it's a matter of time before someone gets hit. I say we dash out there and get a grenade into the bastard."
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1249 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 16:09
Re: CQB
Mariusz Tokarski:
He said to Jan, "I have grenades and a smoke grenade, that bastard's chewing up the building and it's a matter of time before someone gets hit. I say we dash out there and get a grenade into the bastard."


Bayer arrives behind the clearing team and tosses a frag grenade to Jan that he'd scooped up as he passed the dead.

"Hold up." he says to Mariusz. "How far is the BTR and which way is it facing?" he asks next, peering over his shoulder. "If I can get next to it safely, I'm just going to put a CS round into the compartment." Bayer then feels down to the side of his webbing and taps his gas mask carrier.

OOC - Giving Jan +1 frag that he took from the dead.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:10, Tue 20 July 2010.

Minh Quyen
 player, 513 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 16:49
Re: CQB
Quyen stands off to the side with a clear line of fire to the enemy that Tucker is checking. "Covered." she says quietly. "We better hurry though and get back downstairs."

Quyen
AK74 (27/30)
Covering Tucker

Craig Sutherland
 player, 185 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 20:18
Re: CQB

Craig covers the others as they crawl into the corridor and then follows behind. He looks at the window ready to throw out another grenade, but realises that friendly’s may have made it to the ground level so he holds off.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:18, Tue 20 July 2010.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 893 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 21:48
Re: CQB
Minh Quyen:
Quyen stands off to the side with a clear line of fire to the enemy that Tucker is checking. "Covered." she says quietly. "We better hurry though and get back downstairs."

Robert shoots Minh a quickl smile and a wink as he quickly goes through looking for any more weapons and ammo.  "We make a good team baby!"
Jan Cerny
 player, 634 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Tue 20 Jul 2010
at 23:20
Re: CQB
Jan completed his glance through the slightly open door and turned to Mariusz and Konrad to report.  As he spoke he nodded thanks to Konrad and took the offered frag grenade, clipping it onto his webbing.

"Craig won't be down here in time with his CS grenade," he commented to Konrad as the Captain indicated his gas mask.  "BTR's about five meters away, pointing North and side on to us but getting ready to move so we have to do this now.  One of the hatches on top has a loudspeaker set up in it and isn't closed.  I'll go out first, climb up the side and put a grenade through the hatch.  I'll leave the pin in though."

He turned to Mariusz.  "You come out second and cover me.  Once the first grenade goes in start yelling in Russian to them to surrender or the next grenade will have the pin out."  He left it unsaid what would happen if the BTR crew didn't surrender.

He then turned to Konrad.  "Cover us please Capitaine and bail us out of any merde we find ourselves in!"  He grinned as he made his little joke.

Assuming that Konrad and Mariusz had no objections to the hastily concocted plan Jan then opened the door and made his way quickly forward, while still crouched, to the side of the BTR intending on executing his plan.


Jan
Taking the grenade from Konrad and then going through the door to the street at a crouch, climbing onto the BTR and putting a frag grenade with the pin still in it through the slightly open hatch.  If he comes under fire from any enemy soldiers he's missed on the street he will duck and move to cover, returning fire with single shots from his rifle if necessary and continuing with his plan if possible.  (note - if Konrad or Mariusz disagrees with Jan's plan then he's open to alterations).
F88 Steyr AUG (30/30 rounds - 7 mags total) - held
 - Underslung M203 (1/1 HE - 9x HE, 4x HEDP & 2x ILLUM total)
PM-84 submachine gun w/suppressor (20/25 rounds) - slung on shoulder
Smoke Grenade x1
Frag Grenade x3 (additional grenade passed to Jan by Konrad)
Sig Sauer P226 (15/15 rounds - 4 mags total)
RPG-22 x1

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 774 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Wed 21 Jul 2010
at 17:50
Re: CQB
"OK," said Mariusz, "but I'd make the first grenade a live smoke one, that way if they decide to take evasive action, they'll be in a tank full of smoke. Use my orange one if you want."

He readied himself for the attack.
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1251 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Wed 21 Jul 2010
at 17:54
Re: CQB
Bayer taps Jan on the back the of shoulder and deciding against his idea says, "Ok do it." As the two men prepare to assault the BTR he toggles the radio, "Dawid, bring your team down to the ground floor. Send two with a radio to scout the rear for extraction route. Remainder check the dead on the second floor while we deal with the BTR. Over."

As Jan and Mariusz move out, Bayer ejects the CS round and slides in an HEDP round as insurance.
Dieter Brandt
 player, 187 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Wed 21 Jul 2010
at 19:49
Re: CQB
Dieter hit the ground as the cannon started chomping chunks out of the floor and the walls around him. He quickly dragged himself up and ran out of the apartment, heading down the corridor as far as he could to the north. Reaching the last apartment facing the street, he put his boot to the door and kicked repeatedly until it eventually splintered and broke free. He charged into the room, quickly checking that the apartment was empty.

Hurrying to the window, he stole a glance out of the window in both directions, checking quickly for movement. Assuming there are no obvious targets he will look over to the BTR, looking for any opening that might lead to a target.

Dieter Brandt
Moving to the northern most apartment, looking for a new firing position
PSG-1 - 19/20 rounds
1xFrag, 2xSmoke
x25 Image Intensifiers
Composite Bow

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1904 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Wed 21 Jul 2010
at 21:23
Re: CQB

As Jan exits the apartment's main entrance and steps out on to the sidewalk, the BTR-80 is starting to pull away from the curb. Its main gun is still pointing at the building at about a 60 degree angle but it is no longer spewing forth giant slugs.

Jan runs after the slowly but steadily accelerating BTR. Somehow, he manages to avoid slipping on the icy surface of the road and catch up to it. Reaching the propped-open hatch, he extends his arm to full stretch and drops his live but safe hand grenade into the APC's troop compartment. For a moment or two, he can hear the metalic bang and rattle of the grenade as it bounces and rolls around inside the BTR. He tries to keep pace but the BTR is faster. It's unlikely anyone inside the rolling metal box can hear any of your shouts over the sound of its straining engine.

The BTR-80 swerves towards the badly damaged buildings on the west side of the street before the driver awkwardly but successfully corrects its course and steers into the middle of the road. It accelerates more quickly now, pulling out of range of thrown weapons. The turret rotates to the rear and lowers the barrel of its KPV heavy machinegun (or light cannon) searching out its street level antagonist. As Dieter tears down the curtains in the northernmost west-facing apartment to survey the street below, the BTR has already passed beneath "his" window and it moving quickly off to his right.

On the stairwell and in the 2nd floor hallway, Tucker et al. count eight
AK-74 variants and 20 full magazines between them, one Beretta 92F with one full magazine, one tear gas grenade, and one colored smoke grenade. (OOC: This is the result of a quick search- i.e. not going through each and every pocket.)

Dawid, Woj, Ondar (NPCed), and Warren file down the blood-stained stairs towards the main lobby, arriving at about the same time that the fleeing BTR-80 passes beneath the apartment into which Dieter has just broken. There appears to be a passageway leading out of the main lobby/sheep pen area, past some custodial facilities, towards a back door.

Thor remains on the apartment building's ersatz roof, pondering his next move.*


Next Moves?

*There's some confusion regarding whether Thor has his Barrett with him or not and I did not feel comfortable NPC'ing an action for him this turn.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:27, Wed 21 July 2010.

Jan Cerny
 player, 637 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Wed 21 Jul 2010
at 23:50
Re: CQB
Ducking back into the doorway with Mariusz and Konrad, Jan cursed to himself in French, "Putain de merde!"

He then turned to his comrades and switched to English.  "Well that plan was a fuck up!  I should have used your smoke grenade Mariusz!  What do you reckon now?  Konrad, do you want me to blow the BTR with the RPG or are we just trying to make a run for it out the back of the building?"

From within the doorway he spotted the wounded man still moving on the street.  Staying concealed within the doorway he aimed at the man and fired a single shot from his rifle, aiming to finish him off while he waited for orders from Konrad.


Jan
Asking Konrad (and Mariusz) whether he should fire the RPG-22 at the BTR or whether they should make a run for it.  At the same time he is firing a single aimed shot from his concealed position within the doorway at the wounded man on the street.  He will not reveal his position to the BTR gunner and will not fire if shooting the man on the street requires him to make himself visible!
F88 Steyr AUG (30/30 rounds - 7 mags total) - held
 - Underslung M203 (1/1 HE - 9x HE, 4x HEDP & 2x ILLUM total)
PM-84 submachine gun w/suppressor (20/25 rounds) - slung on shoulder
Smoke Grenade x1
Frag Grenade x2
Sig Sauer P226 (15/15 rounds - 4 mags total)
RPG-22 x1

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 896 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Thu 22 Jul 2010
at 01:13
Re: CQB
Cap'n Rae:
On the stairwell and in the 2nd floor hallway, Tucker et al. count eight
AK-74 variants and 20 full magazines between them, one Beretta 92F with one full magazine, one tear gas grenade, and one colored smoke grenade. (OOC: This is the result of a quick search- i.e. not going through each and every pocket.)
Next Moves?

Tucker will start putting the magazines and grenades into the rucksack and slings one of the AK-74 variants (a decent one?) for himself and hand another one off to Minh.  He checks the Beretta M-9 to make sure it is ready by press checking it for a round in the chamber and making sure the safety is on.  Whatever one are on slings he carries in his left hand and the M-9 is in his right.  He looks to Minh, "You got a Beretta right Minh?"
Craig Sutherland
 player, 186 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Thu 22 Jul 2010
at 07:23
Re: CQB


On reaching the ground floor and seeing the fleeing BTR Craig runs towards the open door using the wall as cover to shield him from the turrets view. As he moves forward he shouts a warning to the others:

"Take cover, firing RPG"

He drops to the floor short of the door and if the APC is not firing, rolls onto his right shoulder giving himself line of sight to the APC. Lining up the BTR he fires, not waiting to see the effect he rolls over several times until he is against the left hand side wall then crawls to the rear of the room.

RPG-7D, 3 HEAT Grenades
Firing on BTR-80 from cover
Minh Quyen
 player, 515 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Thu 22 Jul 2010
at 07:47
Re: CQB
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker:
Tucker will start putting the magazines and grenades into the rucksack and slings one of the AK-74 variants (a decent one?) for himself and hand another one off to Minh.  He checks the Beretta M-9 to make sure it is ready by press checking it for a round in the chamber and making sure the safety is on.  Whatever one are on slings he carries in his left hand and the M-9 is in his right.  He looks to Minh, "You got a Beretta right Minh?"


"Yeah. I do." Quyen answers quietly.

Then with concern in her voice she says, "Sergeant I think were supposed to be with the team below. Support is suppose to pick through these guys."
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1253 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Thu 22 Jul 2010
at 08:39
Re: CQB
Craig Sutherland:
"Take cover, firing RPG"


"Hold up!" Bayer calls from the other side of the room. "Save it for the heavier armor." He then steps over the prone officer and fires the HEDP at the rear of the departing APC.

Firing HEDP at BTR
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 898 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Thu 22 Jul 2010
at 09:32
Re: CQB
Minh Quyen:
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker:
Tucker will start putting the magazines and grenades into the rucksack and slings one of the AK-74 variants (a decent one?) for himself and hand another one off to Minh.  He checks the Beretta M-9 to make sure it is ready by press checking it for a round in the chamber and making sure the safety is on.  Whatever one are on slings he carries in his left hand and the M-9 is in his right.  He looks to Minh, "You got a Beretta right Minh?"


"Yeah. I do." Quyen answers quietly.

Then with concern in her voice she says, "Sergeant I think were supposed to be with the team below. Support is suppose to pick through these guys."

Tuck hands off the Beretta off to Minh and then drops the rifles on the floor outside the room they just cleared.  He keeps the slung AK-74 variant for himself and the items he stuffed in the rucksack.  "Good point.  I'll make their job a little easier then."
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 775 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Thu 22 Jul 2010
at 10:16
Re: CQB
"We've shot our bolt, fighting now just wastes ammunition and let's the enemy gather rienforcements." Mariusz said, "There's a big school nearby, even if it's wrecked it'll be a maze we can lose the enemy in. It's time to get away from here, the mission is too compromised and fucked up for us to contribute more."
Dieter Brandt
 player, 191 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Thu 22 Jul 2010
at 21:53
Re: CQB
Dieter suppressed the urge to jump out of the window onto the BTR and be a hero. 3 storeys up was just too damned far, and he really didn't fancy a couple of broken legs. Instead he looked around, watching for signs of approaching soldiers.