Ch 15: Warsaw (Part II)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2095 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Thu 14 Oct 2010
at 20:47
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Dawid smiled at his friend's obvious relief at having cheated death. "See? I told you it would be all right, God and the Black Madonna are on our side. Have faith!" Still, their miraculous escape had come at a high cost, as Ondar's absence underlined, although it could have been (and could be) a lot worse.

Konrad ordered a hasty ambush, which was something he really couldn't participate too well in if they wanted to capture the transport. "This machinegun won't be too useful. Woj, do you have that rifle Mariusz gave you? Hand it over and let's get under cover, out of the line of sight for those Ukrainian fuckers down there."


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (80/100 + 100)

N. side of bridge abutment
Trading PKM for AK-74

Jeff D. Warren
 player, 128 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Fri 15 Oct 2010
at 04:01
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Warren double times it back to the unit to give his quick report on the buildings ahead.  As he opens his mouth to speak, Konrad calls for the ambush.  Jeff sees his plan, and quickly finds a nice piece of cover to go prone behind, doing his best to blend in.  He takes aim and waits.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:01, Fri 15 Oct 2010.

Dieter Brandt
 player, 236 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Fri 15 Oct 2010
at 07:37
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Konrad Bayer:
"Hasty ambush." Bayer says quickly, replacing his rifle's magazine with a new one. "Spare the vehicle." He then repeats himself, "Spare the vehicle."

"Dieter... go for the driver." Bayer adds.


Hearing Konrad's instruction, Dieter looked around for suitable cover that would provide a good prone firing position. He hit the ground and quickly made himself comfortable. He calmed his breathing and steadied himself, taking careful aim at the head/upper torso of the driver of the vehicle coming towards him. At 500m he would have to focus to make the shot, but he knew he could do it. After a few seconds of preparation, he was ready to make the shot.

To Konrad he simply stated, "Ready."

Once Konrad gave the order to fire he would he gently squeeze the trigger on his PSG-1, sending a small, cold angel of death hurtling towards his opponent that would hopefully remove his head in about half a second's time.

Dieter Brandt
In prone cover by the road, ready to take a single shot at the driver of the vehicle to the East
PSG-1 - 14/20 rounds
AK-74 - 30/30 slung over shoulder
1x Frag 1x Smoke

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2000 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Sat 16 Oct 2010
at 19:15
Re: The Zoo (Continued)

The entire team prepares to ambush the approaching UAZ (or Tarpan-Honker), temporarily ceding fire supremacy to the Ukranians to the east. Incoming rounds continue to skip off of the smashed pavement, buzzing and cracking overhead. A rifle grenade explodes in the road, sending bits of asphalt and slush skyward before raining down on the MG team.

Woj, his high spirits beaten down some by the flurry of incoming fire, reluctantly hands his Tantal over to Dawid.

As soon as Jan sets off after Warren, Warren meets him coming back towards the embankment. They both scramble to find some cover and concealment to the north of the railroad embankment as Konrad calls for the hasty ambush.

The UAZ continues its slow approach towards the bridge ramps. It's not clear if it's moving so slowly because of the snow and ice that still cover the road or because this new enemy group is aware of the party's position on the north side of the road/rail embankments; perhaps it's both. It could stop and disgorge its cargo of fresh enemy troops at any moment. Only a complete fool would drive an unarmored vehicle full of infantry into a firefight, one-sided though it's becoming.

Dieter and Craig have both sited in on the driver of the UAZ with their rifles, awaiting only Konrad's order to open fire. Mariusz takes aim at the truck with the BG-15. Warren doesn't have as good an angle on the driver so he sets his sights on the machine gunner standing in the bed of the truck.


Next Moves?


Updated tac-map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...7&mid=1287255575

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:16, Sat 16 Oct 2010.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1289 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Sun 17 Oct 2010
at 00:11
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
After settling into his position, Bayer looked back and reevaluated the enemy to the south. He wanted the jeep, but wouldn't be able to move the team quick enough with ending up advancing on the vehicle without being hit in enfilade fire. There just wasn't enough time.

If there was one thing he hated, it was changing orders. It led to indecisiveness... but they needed to remain flexible.

"Cancel my last." he says bitterly.

"Sergeant Tucker, take Jan, Quyen, Craig, and Mariusz... move north and secure the nearest covered position."

"Dieter, take the driver now. Sniper det and remainder, open fire!"

Continuing the withdraw to the industrial buildings north
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2096 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sun 17 Oct 2010
at 02:44
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
In reply to Konrad Bayer (msg #232):

Hearing the change of orders, Dawid handed the rifle back and picked up the PKM (which was still right in front of him).

"No need, my friend!"

Keeping low and under cover (or at least concealment from the untended roadside foliage) he aimed the MG and when the others fire started conducting his own grazing fire along the left (north) side of the road. He hoped to hit anyone trying to take cover on their side of the embankment without riddling the jeep. It would be nice to take the vehicle without damage but sometimes there was no choice.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (80/100 + 100)

North side of road embankment by bridge abutment,
Firing full bursts along the left side of the road after the crew is dealt with.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:46, Mon 18 Oct 2010.

Craig Sutherland
 player, 228 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 17 Oct 2010
at 09:26
Re: The Zoo (Continued)

Rolling into a half crouch once he receives the new orders he begins to descend down the embankment keeping as low as possible. He waits for the others to arrive taking the chance to scan the opposite bank and to the north. He also takes a look at his leg, adjusting the bandage if needed.

Point Team
Moving north

AK-74/BG-15 (33/45) + 1x30 (1/1 HE) + 3x40mm HE- held at shoulder
RPG-7D (0/1 HEAT) + 0 PG-7N HEAT Grenades - slung on shoulder
AKS-74U (35/45) + 5x45 - wedged in webbing
Browning HP (18/20) w/ silencer + 2x20 - holstered
F-1 FRAG Grenade x 6, Smoke Grenade, L13A2 CS grenade
Dieter Brandt
 player, 237 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Mon 18 Oct 2010
at 07:42
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Hearing Konrad's order, Dieter responded by simply squeezing the trigger. The 7.62mm round tore towards it's intended target, the vehicle driver. After the round had been released, he quickly adjusted aim to take out more targets, firing several more rounds.

Dieter Brandt
In prone cover by the road, firing aimed shot at vehicle driver followed by continued firing on passengers
PSG-1 - 14/20 rounds
AK-74 - 30/30 slung over shoulder
1x Frag 1x Smoke

Jan Cerny
 player, 724 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Mon 18 Oct 2010
at 16:31
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Having just returned to the main group Jan turned round again and started heading back north, pushing forward as a scout, pistol in hand.

His eyes and ears were still working at least so he kept a watch out and pushed forward, looking for a good position to cover from as Konrad had ordered.


Jan
Scouting northwards, looking for a good position to cover the snipers from when they withdraw.
F88 Steyr AUG (10/30 rounds - 7 mags total) - slung on shoulder
 - Underslung M203 (1/1 HEDP - 8x HE, 4x HEDP & 2x ILLUM total)
AKS-74 (10 mags total) - slung on shoulder
Frag Grenade x4
Sig Sauer P226 (15/15 rounds - 4 mags total) - held

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 818 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Mon 18 Oct 2010
at 17:36
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Mariusz moved down the incline with the others all the time trying to find a good piece of cover to move to.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 951 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Mon 18 Oct 2010
at 20:47
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Tucker doesn't say anything other than, "C'MON!"  He takes off after Mariusz looking for the best possible cover he can find to support everyone else.

TUCKER
M-16A2 [22/30] / M-203 [HE] - {BURST-FIRE}
H&K SOCOM Pistol [10/12] (Holstered)
Slung Romanian AK-74 [30/30]
Holstered (Vest) Browning HP-35 [13/13]
[1] Mag 5.56N [12/30] (BDU Pocket)
[1] Empty 30 round mag (BDU Pocket)
[1] Mag 5.56N [7/30] (BDU Pocket)

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

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2001 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Mon 18 Oct 2010
at 23:34
Fighting Withdrawal

Dieter takes careful aim at the UAZ's driver and rolls the trigger. An instant later, the UAZ's windshield spiderwebs and it lurches from side to side before sliding to a stop in the middle of the elevated road, about 300m from Dieter's position. A follow-up shot punches another hole in the windshield a couple of inches from the first. The driver puts the UAZ in reverse and starts backing away, bouncing between the concrete retaining walls on either side of the road. A couple of the passengers are knocked from the UAZ and you wouldn't be surprised if one or more had their legs smashed between the truck and the concrete walls. (Dieter -2 rounds)

The PKM gunner in the back of the truck starts firing wildly over the heads of the driver and his shotgun rider as he bounces around in the bed of the retreating UAZ. The fire poses no danger to Dieter or any of his comrades. The gunner seems to realize the foolishness of this action and stops abruptly as the UAZ caromes off the south wall (again).

The road is elevated and there's no way for the passengers to escape other than by jumping from the roadway several meters to the pavement below. Due to the curvature of the road, Dawid can't lay down effective grazing fire. If he hikes himself up towards the top of the embankment, he'll be able to funnel fire down the road between the concrete barriers but he will expose himself to the heavy fire still zipping in from the south.

Jan leads the others north, towards the ruined houses Warren reported seeing along the riverside. The raised road/rail embankment completely screens the group from the Ukranians on the other side. This, however, works both ways and you have no idea what they are up to.


Next Moves?
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1292 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Tue 19 Oct 2010
at 01:14
Re: Fighting Withdrawal
The first group was still moving but Bayer shouts to the remainder still at the highway, "Team movement north. Go!"

Bayer then motions for Dieter to take a bound and he will use cover and movement with him. If any targets are spotted (up to 200 meters) while he is covering Dieter, Bayer will fire two shots (per bound).
Jeff D. Warren
 player, 129 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Tue 19 Oct 2010
at 11:28
Re: Fighting Withdrawal
Dieter had shot the driver before Jeff could get a shot off on the gunner.  He saw the vehicle swerve then crash, and was satisfied enough that they had bought some time before having to deal with that immediate threat.  It was obvious though that they'd be unable to recover the jeep, given the volume of fire still coming in.

He had no problem getting up and leaving again when Bayer called for the withdrawal.  Much better to get shot in the front than in the back.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:29, Tue 19 Oct 2010.

Jan Cerny
 player, 725 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Tue 19 Oct 2010
at 15:05
Re: Fighting Withdrawal
Jan continued heading northwards, looking for a good position to regroup.  There was even a faint chance that they might finally succeed in breaking contact with the Baron's forces!

"Keep going!" he commented both to those near him and to himself.


Jan
Continuing to lead everyone northwards, looking for a suitable location to regroup in.
F88 Steyr AUG (10/30 rounds - 7 mags total) - slung on shoulder
 - Underslung M203 (1/1 HEDP - 8x HE, 4x HEDP & 2x ILLUM total)
AKS-74 (10 mags total) - slung on shoulder
Frag Grenade x4
Sig Sauer P226 (15/15 rounds - 4 mags total) - held

Dieter Brandt
 player, 238 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Tue 19 Oct 2010
at 15:36
Re: Fighting Withdrawal
Dieter continued to fire another volley at the downed vehicle, aiming to take out at least one tyre, as well as anyone stupid enough to present themselves as an easy target. Hopefully this would also provide a bit of cover for the others who were on the move.

At Konrad's order he will bound North, following the trial laid by the others. He will continue to bound with Konrad, pausing periodically to fire a couple of shots if needed.

Dieter Brandt
In prone cover by the road, firing aimed shot at vehicle driver followed by continued firing on passengers
PSG-1 - 12/20 rounds
AK-74 - 30/30 slung over shoulder
1x Frag 1x Smoke

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 819 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 19 Oct 2010
at 18:44
Re: Fighting Withdrawal
Mariusz kept moving toward the cover in the north, he knew that their movements would be masked by the overpass but also that the the enemy could be doing anything behind the cover. He ground on through the snow and turned to the rest of his group, "Would it be easier to lose them in the industrial sector? There might be more places to hide and less snow to mark our tracks."
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2098 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Wed 20 Oct 2010
at 08:17
Re: Fighting Withdrawal
"Looks like we're last. Not a problem! Keep down, get ready to move. Also, keep an eye on the road to the west, make sure no one is following us from the south through that way."

He fired a few bursts down the road at the crashed UAZ to motivate the survivors to keep their heads down. He was careful to keep out of sight from the south.

"Once everyone is on the move north, we will follow."


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (80/100 + 100)

North side of road embankment by bridge abutment.
Grazing Fire east along the elevated road.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:25, Thu 21 Oct 2010.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 952 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Wed 20 Oct 2010
at 08:21
Re: Fighting Withdrawal
Mariusz Tokarski:
Mariusz kept moving toward the cover in the north, he knew that their movements would be masked by the overpass but also that the the enemy could be doing anything behind the cover. He ground on through the snow and turned to the rest of his group, "Would it be easier to lose them in the industrial sector? There might be more places to hide and less snow to mark our tracks."

"Find us something Mari.  We might just have to do that!"
Thor Halgeirsen
 player, 244 posts
 Norwegian Kvartermester
 Marinejegerkommandoen
Wed 20 Oct 2010
at 13:07
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Happy he'd not been required to use any more of his increasingly scarce heavy ammunition, Thor followed Haptabeišir's instructions and moved off roughly in the middle of the group.
He was getting tired of all the running away though and was very keen to reverse the situation and take the fight to the enemy.

Thor "The Thunderer"
Running away as ordered, again.... :(
Barret M82A1 ("Mjollnir") (10/10) + 3x10 + 1x7
PM-63 (25/25) + 1x25
H & K USP-9SD, 9mm (15/15) + 3x15
M-26A1 hand grenade, x4
Bayonet/knife
Individual Tactical Radio

Craig Sutherland
 player, 229 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Wed 20 Oct 2010
at 18:57
Re: The Zoo (Continued)

Rising as the others move off Craig follows with his AK at his shoulder. He pays close attention to the top of the beam running parallel to the river. At any moment he expects men to move over and attack them.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2003 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Wed 20 Oct 2010
at 23:54
Riverside Residential Area

After Dieter fires a few more parting shots and the retreating UAZ, he joins the others in moving quickly north towards the destroyed riverside houses. The enemy vehicle is viering so wildly that it's impossible to tell whether he's hit it or not. (Dieter -4 rounds)

You all feel naked as you turn your backs to the relative safety of the road/rail embankments and run across the low, open ground between your just-vacated positions and the ruined residential area up ahead. Thankful, that bullet in the back that you were half-expecting never materializes.

You can hear gunfire, but it's starting to sound distant. Apparently the Ukranians are still firing up the embankment. Perhaps they're even assaulting it. You just hope that you can reach cover before they take the high ground.

Winded and damp with sweat, you make it to the perceived safety of the riverside neighborhood. Not much of any of the widely separated houses here is still standing and their yards are criss-crossed with trenches and large shell holes.

Plopping down behind cover, you look back at your old positions on the embankment. Enemy fire has died down and you see some movement- a head and shoulders popping up here and there to the southeast, and then directly to the south near the teetering roots of the road and rail bridges. The enemy appear to have just "captured" the embankment.


Next Moves?


Updated tac-map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...7&mid=1287618355

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:17, Thu 21 Oct 2010.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1293 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Thu 21 Oct 2010
at 00:19
Re: Riverside Residential Area
"Mariusz." Bayer says. "Lead us off. Take us on a route that'll lead us to the industrial area... the nearest place where we can to buy us a little time before we retake the initiative."

With Ondar gone, Bayer then says, "Dieter, go with him. In the lead."

"Do not engage any enemy spotted that are unaware of us. Self defense only."

This message was last edited by the player at 00:19, Thu 21 Oct 2010.

Thor Halgeirsen
 player, 245 posts
 Norwegian Kvartermester
 Marinejegerkommandoen
Thu 21 Oct 2010
at 02:23
Re: Riverside Residential Area
Thor set up Mjollnir and observed back the way they'd come through the powerful optics that was Jįrngreipr. Even at this long range he was able to read their lips - shame he couldn't understand the language....

Thor "The Thunderer"
In cover, observing the enemy and waiting for the next phase
Barret M82A1 ("Mjollnir") (10/10) + 3x10 + 1x7
PM-63 (25/25) + 1x25
H & K USP-9SD, 9mm (15/15) + 3x15
M-26A1 hand grenade, x4
Bayonet/knife
Individual Tactical Radio

Dieter Brandt
 player, 239 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Thu 21 Oct 2010
at 07:50
Re: Riverside Residential Area
Dieter took the opportunity of the brief pause to replace the half used mag with a full one.

Hearing Konrad's order, he nodded and moved off with Mariusz. "Okay Mariusz. As before, keep low and stay out of sight. You direct, and I will lead."

With that they hurried off, following Mariusz's directions.