Ch. 15: Warsaw (Part I)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Craig Sutherland
 player, 188 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Fri 23 Jul 2010
at 03:24
Re: CQB

Craig held off firing at the departing APC. Once the Captain had made his shot he moved to the rear of the room and began looking down the corridor to the rear of the building.
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2014 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Fri 23 Jul 2010
at 07:00
Re: CQB
Having relied on Warren to get him and Dieter out of the apartment, Dawid led his own stack down to the ground floor.

"Wait, where's Dieter?"

He stopped, counting heads, then continued. Nothing he could do about it at this time.

"Fuck it. Everyone, on me. We're checking out the back. Warren, you take point. Back door, let's move!"

He called out to Konrad, hoping he heard, "Kapitan, we're clearing the rear exit!"

Warren was first, then Ondar, then Woj. Not having a weapon smaller than the PKM, he placed himself last in the stack.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (90/100 +  1 spare belt)
2 Fragmentation Grenades
Ground Floor Lobby,
Heading for the rear of the building.

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1912 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Fri 23 Jul 2010
at 16:06
Re: CQB

Bayer takes aim and fires at the receding APC. The grenade sails wide, exploding a couple of meters ahead and to the left of the BTR. The main gun fires almost simultaneously, its heavy slugs chewing a line of a half-dozen jagged divots in the conrete just a meter above Konrad's head. Bits of debris rain down on the German Hauptman's helmet. The KPV's tracers swerve out into the empty street and the BTR skids as it takes a hard right and disappears around the northwest corner of the apartment building, heading east.

Jan, standing just inside the apartment building's doorway, takes aim and pumps a single round into the wounded man on the far side of the street. The man instantly stops squirming. There are now two bodies down in the snow near the badly damaged apartment building opposite the one the team now occupies. (Jan -1 round)

Warren and Ondar head for the back of the building. Arriving at the back door, they find it barred and chained from the inside. Warren shoots the padlock off of the chain and lifts the bar. Pushing the door open slightly, Warren risks a quick glance in either direction. To his left (N), he catches a brief glimpse of the fleeing BTR-80 heading east. It passes behind a building and out of sight. The back exit looks out onto a snow-covered courtyard adorned with a few shattered tree stumps. To the right (SE) is a blocky, free-standing building. Immediately opposite (E) is another apartment block.

Woj tugs on Dawid's sleeve and says, "If the Ukranians were rousing the people from this area, there are likely more of them this way. And they have more armored vehicles too. You said you have a boat? If we go west towards the river, there aren't any occupied buildings, so there probably won't be as many of the Baron's men. Going this way (E) will only lead us deeper among them."


Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:39, Sat 24 July 2010.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1254 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Fri 23 Jul 2010
at 16:17
Re: CQB
Bayer toggles the radio switch, "All call signs. We're leaving. Dawid, what is the situation on a rear withdraw route. Over."
Dieter Brandt
 player, 193 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Fri 23 Jul 2010
at 20:37
Re: CQB
Looking both ways up and down the street, Dieter looked for signs of movement. Hearing Konrad's order, he replied on the radio, "Street looks clear, but it won't stay that way for long."

With that he ducked back the way he came, heading for the stairs. Once there he rejoined with Dawid and Woj, and headed down the stairs to meet up with Ondar and Warren. On the stairs he kept his rifle levelled, just in case the advance party had missed someone. Any bad guy stupid enough to stick his head out was about to get a faceful of 7.62mm.

Upon finding the stack of bodies he quickly checked around for movement. Once satisfied he was safe, he quickly searched a couple of the bodies, salvaging any interesting gear that he found. He was most interested in guns, ammo, grenades and food, but was prepared to grab anything he found.

After grabbing a handful of items and quickly stowing them, he hurried after Ondar and Warren, and prepared to evac the building.
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2015 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Fri 23 Jul 2010
at 20:38
Re: CQB
In reply to Konrad Bayer (msg #923):

Dawid replied on the radio, "we're clear in back. One dismount got away on foot."

He turned to Woj. "We do have a boat, but I'm not leaving. I can't leave my sister here being held captive by that animal. As for where we go, my thought is going North is a better idea if we want to stay in the area."

Exiting the rear door, he set up the MG to cover people exiting the building, getting down behind solid cover or even on the ground.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (90/100 +  1 spare belt)
2 Fragmentation Grenades
Outside rear of building.
Setting up MG in cover or concealment.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:40, Sun 25 July 2010.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 776 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sat 24 Jul 2010
at 07:35
Re: CQB
Mariusz backed off toward the appartment building and got ready to retreat whichever way the group agreed.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 900 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sat 24 Jul 2010
at 10:53
Re: CQB
Tucker grabs the rifles by their slings and moves down the stairs with Minh.  When he gets there with the others and begins to hand off the rifles to the others.  "Here we go everyone.  Gifts from our party crashers.  I got more mags in my ruck."
Jan Cerny
 player, 643 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Sat 24 Jul 2010
at 23:45
Re: CQB
"Konrad," Jan called to his commander, "I'll bring up the rear."

He then darted out onto the street and quickly searched the two dead bodies, looking to quickly strip them of anything of value - weapons, ammo, a Soviet chest harness, a bag of some kind and food if possible.

Once he was loaded up he returned to the building they had sprung their ambush from and followed the rest of the team out, bringing up the rear as he had suggested to Konrad.  They were certainly starting to cause some chaos as Warren had suggested they do in order to support his allies.  It would be preferable however it if was in a coordinated fashion and not simply driven by the situation they found themselves in!


Jan
Moving out onto the street and looting the two bodies there quickly before bringing up the rear of the unit as they move out.  Rae - if you can please outline what is obvious on the corpses then I'll specify what Jan takes.
F88 Steyr AUG (29/30 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

Craig Sutherland
 player, 189 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 25 Jul 2010
at 06:09
Re: CQB

Craig lay on the ground with his hands on his head as the 14.5mm slugs Swiss cheesed the wall of the apartment building. He waited the extra few seconds to make sure the fire was over before moving to the corridor.

Hearing Woj's recommendation he adds:

"We could still try for a crossing either by makeshift craft or bridge. Less people, less bloody flares and eyes"

As they moved off he took up a position in the middle of the group. He scanned to the left and right but focused on the upper levels of the surrounding buildings.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:45, Sun 25 July 2010.

Dieter Brandt
 player, 196 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Sun 25 Jul 2010
at 06:29
Re: CQB
Dieter grabbed the A&-74 with under-folding stock and slung it over his shoulder. As Tuck had grabbed all the ammo he would sort that out later.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1919 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Sun 25 Jul 2010
at 21:01
Re: CQB

Jan darts across the streat and quickly searches the two bodies lying there in patches of red-stained snow. Next to one of the bodies is an AK-74/BG-15; alongside the other is a standard 5.45mm AK. Jan strips the LBE off of the grenadier (including four 40mm S HE grenades +1 in the launcher) and collects 11 full magazines between the two cooling corpses.

Meanwhile, Dieter goes through the pockets of several of the dead men in the stairwell and on the second floor landing. He finds a few family/sweetheart snapshots, two packs of Polish cigarettes, a book of matches, a fancy lensatic compass (probably German), a half-full, pocket-sized bottle with a vodka label, and a small gold medallion, probably portraying a saint.

Half the team is stacked near the apartment building's back door while the other half is at the front entrance. Less than five minutes have passed since Jan innitiated the firefight with a couple of well-placed hand grenades. From the sound of it, the BTR-80 that Konrad hastened on its way has stopped its headlong drive to safety a couple of hundred meters to the northeast (out of sight behind another apartment building). Its engine sounds are joined by those of another, a little lounder.

You might not even have noticed it if it hadn't been for the preceding three days of solid cloud cover and heavy precipitation, but the sky today is mostly blue, dotted by a few small, fluffy white clouds.


Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:17, Sun 25 July 2010.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 777 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sun 25 Jul 2010
at 21:12
Re: CQB
Mariusz reached Bayer and said, "Sir, which way are we moving?"
He hoped that they'd be on their way soon because they were in danger of getting caught like rats in a trap.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 905 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sun 25 Jul 2010
at 22:20
Re: CQB
Tucker moves up (I'm guessing with Minh) to where the others are waiting and continues to hand out the AK-74's so that they can be slung and possibly used later on down the line if needed.  He waits now to see which direction they're going to be moving on.  "I'm sure you're aware of this already boss but, we got to di-di outta here.  You can hear another vehicle in the direction that APC took off in.  It's gettin' all types of hot right here and we're at ground zero!"
Jan Cerny
 player, 647 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Sun 25 Jul 2010
at 23:54
Re: CQB
Jan took a few moments to strip the two bodies of equipment.  He stripped the chest harness and grenade pouch off the grenadier and took all of the mags from both bodies, sticking a few of them in his thigh pockets and unused pockets on his grenade vest, and both rifles, slinging both of them over his left shoulder.  Though the load he was now carrying wasn't particularly heavy it was awkward to move bearing it all so he stumbled slightly as he barged his way back through the door and into the ground floor of the apartment block they had been hiding in.

Looking round the others he offered up the AK-74/BG-15 combo and the grenade pouch.  "Anyone want to be a grenadier?"

He then went to sling the AK-74 that he had picked up over his shoulder but, noticing the weapons Tuck was offering round, Jan took the AKS-74 as he reckoned that it would be less encumbering with its butt folded out of the way.  He removed the mag from the AK-74 he had recovered before adding the rifle to the pile of spare weapons in the middle of the floor and loading the mag into the AKS-74 and then slinging it over his shoulder.

"Ready to go," he stated to everyone, but Konrad in particular, intending on bringing up the rear as he had previously stated, though he will go wherever he is ordered.


OOC - Who want's the AK-74/BG-15 combo?  Jan is offering it up with 1x full mag and 1x 40mmS HE round loaded plus the grenade pouch with a further 4x 40mmS HE rounds.  If no one wants this then Jan will have to decide what to do with it.

Rae - Jan is taking the following:
AKS-74
Chest Harness (holds 6 mags I guess) - this will be slung over a shoulder rather than worn
10x 30rnd 5.45mmS mags (6 in chest harness, 1 in rifle, 1 in thigh pocket, 2 rammed into spare pockets in his existing grenade vest)

Craig Sutherland
 player, 191 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Mon 26 Jul 2010
at 05:30
Re: CQB
Jan Cerny:
Looking round the others he offered up the AK-74/BG-15 combo and the grenade pouch.  "Anyone want to be a grenadier?"


As Craig moves pass Jan he put out his right hand and says:

"Here I'll take it."

He then attaches the grenade pouch to his webbing and slings the rifle as he moves to the rear of the building.
Dieter Brandt
 player, 197 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Mon 26 Jul 2010
at 06:43
Re: CQB
Cap'n Rae:
Meanwhile, Dieter goes through the pockets of several of the dead men in the stairwell and on the second floor landing. He finds a few family/sweetheart snapshots, two packs of Polish cigarettes, a book of matches, a fancy lensatic compass (probably German), a half-full, pocket-sized bottle with a vodka label, and a small gold medallion, probably portraying a saint.


Ignoring the photos, Dieter quickly grabbed the cigarettes, matches, compass, vodka and medallion, stuffing them all into pockets wherever he has space. He then joined up with the main party, and took a couple of mags from Tucker. He ensured his newly aquired AK-74 had a full mag loaded, and stuffed the other in his webbing. He then slung the rifle over his shoulder, to keep as a back-up.

Looking over at Dawid and Konrad, he waited for an instruction to move. During the pause he realised that Thor hadn't yet joined them. He quickly keyed his radio, "Tornado-2 this is Thunder-2, we are getting out out here now! Where are you? Over."

OOC - Rae, can you advise on weights for the items I have collected, include the AK, so I can add them to my char sheet. Thanks.

Dieter Brandt
Collecting loot from corpses then rejoining main group at back of building
PSG-1 + mag (19/20)
1xFrag, 2xSmoke
x25 Image Intensifiers
Composite Bow
AK-74 with underfolding stock + mag (30/30)

This message was last edited by the player at 06:50, Mon 26 July 2010.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1255 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Mon 26 Jul 2010
at 07:10
Re: CQB
"Roger." Bayer says quickly over the radio. "Time's up. Out the back." he announces to anyone still in the front of the building. "Jan, you're the last man out of the building. Send up a count once we step off from here then move back up with your team."

After meeting up with those who cleared the back exit, he glances down at the map visible through the laminated sleeve attached to his rifle stock.

Mariusz Tokarski:
Mariusz reached Bayer and said, "Sir, which way are we moving?"


"West. Then north a little." he answers. "Let's go."
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2019 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Mon 26 Jul 2010
at 07:54
Re: CQB
"Sounds good, Kapitan."

Dawid said to the people around him,

"Okay, my detachment is taking the rear position. Jan, Mariusz, Sutherland, on me."

"Tucker, Minh, you're with Konrad, lead detachment."

"Dieter, Warren, Ondar, Thor... Thor? Whatever. Pair up and cover the flanks."


He was worried about armour. "I have the RPG-7 in my detachment. If we get caught by armour, then Sutherland takes another shot with the RPG while we cover. Ondar has the other rocket, as does Thor."
Jan Cerny
 player, 649 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Mon 26 Jul 2010
at 12:00
Re: CQB
Craig Sutherland:
As Craig moves pass Jan he put out his right hand and says:

"Here I'll take it."

He then attaches the grenade pouch to his webbing and slings the rifle as he moves to the rear of the building.


Jan happily passed over the AK-74/BG-15 combo and the grenade pouch with a nod to Craig.

"How's your leg?" he asked as they each sorted out their gear.

Konrad Bayer:
"Jan, you're the last man out of the building. Send up a count once we step off from here then move back up with your team."


"Yes Capitaine,"
replied Jan.  Having organised his gear he moved towards the exit and started counting people as they left.

(OOC - Rae - is Thor still on the roof?  Also I'm assuming that Woj is now sticking with Konrad as instructed)

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski:
He was worried about armour. "I have the RPG-7 in my detachment. If we get caught by armour, then Sutherland takes another shot with the RPG while we cover. Ondar has the other rocket, as does Thor."


"Dawid," Jan called as the Pole organised teams.  "I have an RPG twenty two as well should we need it.  Suggest that Craig and I take turns covering the rear as the other moves up."
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2020 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Mon 26 Jul 2010
at 22:38
Re: CQB
In reply to Jan Cerny (msg #939):

"Good idea Jan. Pair with Sutherland, you're our primary tank-killers."

Dawid got up and prepared to move.

"Warren, I don't see Thor. Get your team together and move out!"

He transmitted, "Thor, are you all right? Get down here now, rear of building!"


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (90/100 +  1 spare belt)
2 Fragmentation Grenades
Outside rear of building.
Getting formed up and ready to move.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 906 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Mon 26 Jul 2010
at 23:13
Re: CQB
Tucker drops the remaining AK-74's on the ground and let's Dieter take what mags he wants (OOC: Dieter, LMK how many you take please!).  After a slight correction by Konrad, Robert nods his head to Minh as he takers off in the opposite direection the APC took off in.

Tucker
M-16A2 [30/30] / M-203 [FLECHETTE]
H&K SOCOM Pistol [10/12] (Holstered)
Slung Romanian AK-74

Salvaged Gear:
Claymore Mine & Pouch    2.0
Mag Bandoleer [6 MAG 30] 3.0
5 L. Canteen             5.0
Lg Alice Pack
[19] AK-74 Mags

This message was last edited by the player at 08:17, Tue 27 July 2010.

Dieter Brandt
 player, 199 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Tue 27 Jul 2010
at 06:30
Re: CQB
Ducking out of the front door, Dieter looked over at Ondar. "Let's cover the south," he said quickly, before moving off the the south/southwest, looking for a good position to provide cover from while the rest of the team get out of the building. As he moved he quickly glanced up at the roof to see if he could spot Thor, who had been strangely silent.

Dieter Brandt
Heading W out front door then heading S/SW looking for cover. Also visually checking roof for Thor.
PSG-1 + mag (19/20)
1xFrag, 2xSmoke
x25 Image Intensifiers
Composite Bow
AK-74 with underfolding stock + mag (30/30)

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 778 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 27 Jul 2010
at 08:32
Re: CQB
Mariusz looked over at Dawid as he took up a position to cover the rear, "If the Swede isn't coming, he isn't coming. We need to run now or find a good place to die, anymore waiting around and we might as well shoot ourselves."
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1258 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Tue 27 Jul 2010
at 11:32
Re: CQB
"Hold up." Bayer said when he realized their rear exit route was taking them back towards the enemy. "Out the front. Out front is West."

OOC - Yes Woj is with Bayer.