Ch 15: Warsaw (Part II)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Jan Cerny
 player, 708 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Tue 28 Sep 2010
at 15:57
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Konrad Bayer:
"Alright. Keep moving up." he says to Jan's team. "Make for the last building there. Use the wall for cover."


Jan nodded in response to Konrad before moving out again and continuing to head north to where he could see many of the others, led by Dawid.  The pain in his arm was still bad and he hoped that they could get clear of the enemy so that he could look at it again.  He remembered that the bullet had passed through his arm so, with a bit of luck, it wouldn't cause him a permanent problem.

That was on the assumption that they got clear for long enough for him to tend the wound again and let it heal!


Jan
Heading northwards towards Dawid's team, using available cover.
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, 807 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 28 Sep 2010
at 16:10
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Mariusz settled down into cover and watched the north, once he was settled in he made a tactical magazine change.

Mariusz
AK-74 (31/30) BG-1 ?/1
In cover looking North(eastish)
Changing magazine

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1979 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Wed 29 Sep 2010
at 00:06
Re: The Zoo (Continued)

The fiercely burning BTR-80 and the one-story, roadside building near which it is permanently parked block the northern team's view east to the road where the enemy reinforcements had scattered a couple of minutes earlier. The sun rising above the fallen apartment blocks- still a couple of stories tall even in their present pancaked state- makes it difficult to see. Dieter searches for targets to either side of the obstacles but fails to spot anything worth a bullet.

Dawid leads Craig and Mariusz in clearing the Cat House enclosure. It is completely bare- water-stained concrete sparsely scrawled with graffiti. No one is home. The team exits the building as Konrad, Tucker, Minh, and Jan arrive. Dawid, Mariusz, Craig, and Woj take up defensive positions as previously instructed, and begin looking for threats in their assigned sectors.

Warren, feeling abandoned and considering striking out on his own, moves up to the Giraffe House, drawing some fire from the east as he does so. He arrives there safely. A low, damaged wall leads north to another low building. Glancing in that direction, Warren sees movement. He's fairly certain that he's looking at a group of his new comrades.

Recognizing that the enemy has gained a tactical advantage by finally taking the high ground to the east, Thor wisely pulls back, drawing a couple of rounds from the enemy climbers as he does so. He crawls through the remains of the Ape House and reaches the covered west side of the building in one piece. He is now the southernmost member of the party. A glance to the south fails to pick out any enemy fighters.

It seems significantly warmer than it has been for the past few days. It's hard to tell if it's the natural body heat produced by the exertions of battle or weather the weather has made a shift. The sky above is nearly cloudless and the sun blazes brightly above the buildings to the east, making observation that much more difficult.

The enemy mortar hasn't fired in the last minute or so. Visual contact with the enemy force moving up from the south (the bulk of which was last seen occupying the Aviary) has been lost. Enemy fire is minimal. From the Cat House, the way north looks clear of enemy troops. The enemy's intentions, however, are not so clear. Have they lost the will to fight? Are they readying themselves for another direct assault? Or are they repositioning to catch the party in an ambush as it attempts to escape?


Next Moves?


Updated tac-map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...7&mid=1285717072

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:13, Wed 29 Sept 2010.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1280 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Wed 29 Sep 2010
at 00:31
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
"Sixty seconds." Bayer says, entering the final structure, glancing back the way the came for Warren and Thor. "If you are low, now is the time to redistribute grenades and ammo if needed."

Looking at Tucker and Jan, he asks, "You two still good?"

Bayer then takes hold of Woj by the shirt and asks firmly, "You. The bridge is down... but you can still go underneath it at the river bank right? Instead of crossing the road." If he doesn't seem to understand, Bayer will give Mariusz a nod to indicate he wants his question answered.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:32, Wed 29 Sept 2010.

Dieter Brandt
 player, 224 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Wed 29 Sep 2010
at 07:26
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Spying nothing to the East, Dieter readjusted his position to look South. As he scanned for targets he observed the stragglers coming in towards his location.

If any target is spotted he will pick them off.

Dieter Brandt
Taking cover near the cat house, sniping at targets to the South.
PSG-1 - 20/20 rounds
AK-74 - 30/30 slung over shoulder
1x Frag 2x Smoke

Craig Sutherland
 player, 219 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Wed 29 Sep 2010
at 08:05
Re: The Zoo (Continued)

Landing amid the rubble of their new position Craig begins to scan his sector for any targets. He keeps an eye out for the last man of the northern group who was hold up next to stump. If he gets a shot he will take it.

Hearing the captains call Craig readies himself to move again.


Point Team
Covering sector

AK-74/BG-15 (30/30) + 1x30 (0/1 HE) + 6x40mm HE- held at shoulder
RPG-7D (1/1 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
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 808 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Wed 29 Sep 2010
at 15:47
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Mariusz looked over at Woj and reiterated the Kaptain's question, "Woj, can we get under the bridges without exposing ourselves?"
Jan Cerny
 player, 709 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Wed 29 Sep 2010
at 22:28
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Konrad Bayer:
"Sixty seconds." Bayer says, entering the final structure, glancing back the way the came for Warren and Thor. "If you are low, now is the time to redistribute grenades and ammo if needed."

Looking at Tucker and Jan, he asks, "You two still good?"


"No Konrad, I'm not good," replied Jan, looking a little pale and holstering his pistol as he spoke.  His voice was still strong, the determination to survive apparent.  "I'm definitely not an effective any more but I can cover people with my pistol!"

He then started fiddling with the bandage on his left arm, trying to position it better over the wound in an attempt to stop the remaining bleeding.

"Also, Konrad and Tuck.  If you're short of forty mill grenades then take some of mine." His 40mmN grenades were conveniently located in the grenade vest he was wearing and only Konrad and Tuck had M203s as well as Jan so they might as well take what they needed if they were getting short.


Jan
Taking the opportunity to reapply the bandage on his left arm and offering 40mmN grenades to Konrad and Tuck.
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) - holstered

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1980 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Wed 29 Sep 2010
at 23:55
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Mariusz Tokarski:
Mariusz looked over at Woj and reiterated the Kaptain's question, "Woj, can we get under the bridges without exposing ourselves?"


Woj answers confidently, "Yes, we can. The bank is pretty steep there and there's still some road over the top of it at the base of the bridge. If the... er, enemy get on top of the bank while we're down there, though, we'll be well and truly fucked. You guys don't happen to have a boat, do you?"

It's clear from his tone and facial expression that the question is meant as a rather sardonic joke.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 938 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Thu 30 Sep 2010
at 01:45
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Konrad Bayer:
"Sixty seconds." Bayer says, entering the final structure, glancing back the way the came for Warren and Thor. "If you are low, now is the time to redistribute grenades and ammo if needed."

Looking at Tucker and Jan, he asks, "You two still good?"

Robert looks over to Konrad, "I'm dusty but functional boss."

Jan Cerny:
"No Konrad, I'm not good," replied Jan, looking a little pale and holstering his pistol as he spoke.  His voice was still strong, the determination to survive apparent.  "I'm definitely not an effective any more but I can cover people with my pistol!"

He then started fiddling with the bandage on his left arm, trying to position it better over the wound in an attempt to stop the remaining bleeding.

"Also, Konrad and Tuck.  If you're short of forty mill grenades then take some of mine." His 40mmN grenades were conveniently located in the grenade vest he was wearing and only Konrad and Tuck had M203s as well as Jan so they might as well take what they needed if they were getting short.

<Orange>Jan
Taking the opportunity to reapply the bandage on his left arm and offering 40mmN grenades to Konrad and Tuck.
F88 Steyr AUG (10/30 rounds - 7 mags total) - slung on shoulder
 - Underslung M203 (1/1 HEDP - 8x HE, 4x HEDP & 2x ILLUM total)

Tucker then looked back over to Konrad after Jan gave a status report on himself which didn't sound good.  He grabs for Jans bandage where he was trying to adjust it so it covered the wound better.  "Leave it Jan I got it.  Lemme help you out here buddy.  Try and rest for a minute.  And thanks for the grenades.  If I need 'em, I'll grab 'em buddy!

Boss, I'll stay with Konrad makes sure he's ok and we get his ass outta here.  He's only got the pistol so, we'll make it through,"
Tucker says as he removes the less than half full magazine from the Steyr rifle, puts it in one of Jan's pockets and then inserts a fresh mag into the weapon.

TUCKER
M-16A2 [25/30] / M-203 [HE] - {SINGLE-SHOT}
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)

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

Helping Jan get ready to move and bandaged up

This message was last edited by the player at 01:50, Thu 30 Sept 2010.

Jeff D. Warren
 player, 118 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Thu 30 Sep 2010
at 03:56
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Jeff pauses and squints to see if he can identify the figures to his north.  As a thousand thoughts run through his head, he figures they're his teammates. Nonetheless, he runs to the building with his rifle at high-ready.  When he identifies the rest of the group as friendly, he lowers his rifle and sprints the rest of the way, joining Konrad's group.

"They know we're here.  Excellent.  We've definitely bogged down and taken out most of their Reaction Force."  You can tell from his expression, and despite the grime on his face, that he is generally pleased.  He also takes the moment to swap out for a fresh mag, and wipe some of the dirt off of his uniform.

"The 10th will have it much easier now.  But we need to keep moving.  That mortar is still active.  Also, sorry about your man Ondar."  He spits into the ground, then adds "And where is Thor?"
Thor Halgeirsen
 player, 232 posts
 Norwegian Kvartermester
 Marinejegerkommandoen
Fri 1 Oct 2010
at 02:18
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
"Right here," Thor panted from behind Warren, still white from his own encounter with falling masonry.
"They in building. Have high ground."
"Need move. Now!"


Thor "The Thunderer"
Withdrawing to group
Perpared to move again immediately
Barret M82A1 ("Mjollnir") (10/10) + 3x10 + 1x6, 1x1
PM-63 (25/25) + 1x25
H & K USP-9SD, 9mm (15/15) + 3x15
M-26A1 hand grenade, x4
Bayonet/knife
Individual Tactical Radio

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2079 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Fri 1 Oct 2010
at 09:28
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
"Konrad, Mariusz suggested using the bridge, ah, whatever you call it, on this side as a rally point."

Hearing Thor's warning, Dawid scanned the buildings again, this time with binoculars. Maybe he'd see something this time. He also checked south, and oriented his weapon in that direction.

"Dieter, you and Thor please locate and eliminate any spotters in the buildings."

They were shot up, but still mobile and in much better shape than the enemy. Unfortunately, they still seemed to have a lot of fight left in them, too. He noted Ondar was missing and presumed he was dead, but stifled his grief for later and crossed himself instead. "Farewell, my friend," he said softly.

"Kapitan, my detachment is still in good shape. Why not we lead off with Woj as a guide, you and the rest follow, Thor and Dieter can delay any pursuit, then catch up. When we reach the bridge we set up the antenna and call for the Queen to pick up the wounded? I don't want to leave, but I can appreciate Jan and others might be too injured to travel fast for very long."


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (70/100 + 100)

Inside Cat House, covering the south.

Dieter Brandt
 player, 225 posts
 Gefreiter/Scharfschutze
 6th Panzergrenadier Div.
Fri 1 Oct 2010
at 10:45
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Hearing Thor's comments, and Dawid's instructions, Dieter spoke up. "Thor, identify targets for me, show me where their spotters are."

With that he moved his PSG-1 to face East again, as that appeared to be a more imminent threat for now. Once Thor has identified the threat he will start sniping again.

Dieter Brandt
Moving his aim back to the East once Thor has identified targets
PSG-1 - 20/20 rounds
AK-74 - 30/30 slung over shoulder
1x Frag 2x Smoke

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1283 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Sat 2 Oct 2010
at 00:43
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Bayer nods silently to Mariusz and releases his grip on Woj. He then looks over at Jan and then down to his wound, as he answers. "Right... hang in."

"Robert. Stick with him. Quyen too, stay close."

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski:
"Konrad, Mariusz suggested using the bridge, ah, whatever you call it, on this side as a rally point."


"Yes. I wanted to use it... you know, to cross the highway without without exposing ourselves." Bayer replies. "But if we need to hold, then again, it's the place to go."

Bayer then says, "Time's up. Ok, Dawid. Take lead with Lieutenant Sutherland, Mariusz and Woj and head for the bridge. It's only about half a kilometer from here. Jan's team follow up in the center, me included. Sniper det and Warren on rear security."

Lead: Dawid/Craig/Mariusz/Woj
Center: Bayer/Jan/Tucker/Quyen
Rear:Dieter/Warren/Thor

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2080 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sat 2 Oct 2010
at 09:26
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
"Understood, Kapitan."

He turned to the members of his detachment, after surveying the terrain ahead.

"Mariusz, Craig, Woj, on me. We're on point, our objective is the base of the bridge. Our first bound is to what looks like the park entrance, to the north-northwest.

"Dieter, Thor, continue observation and suppressing the spotters on high ground, maybe they won't know exactly where we've gone if we put out their eyes. Withdraw on Dieter's discretion, you are the rear guard.

"Everyone else, on the Kapitan and cover our bound. Once we complete our bound, we will cover your movement."

"Let's move."



Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (70/100 + 100)

Inside Cat House, Organising the first bound of the element towards the front entrance to the park.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:36, Sat 02 Oct 2010.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 939 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sat 2 Oct 2010
at 14:14
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Konrad Bayer:
Bayer nods silently to Mariusz and releases his grip on Woj. He then looks over at Jan and then down to his wound, as he answers. "Right... hang in."

"Robert. Stick with him. Quyen too, stay close."

Lead: Dawid/Craig/Mariusz/Woj
Center: Bayer/Jan/Tucker/Quyen
Rear:Dieter/Warren/Thor

Tucker finishes up the bandage on Jan's arm and helps him up so they could get ready to move.  "Don't worry boss, we'll get the handicapped out of here.  Stick with me and my Mom here Jan and we'll get your ass outta here!  Mom's been helping me out so now maybe I can return the favor.  You get anything short that may come up, we'll worry about the rest!"

TUCKER
M-16A2 [25/30] / M-203 [HE] - {SINGLE-SHOT}
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)

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

Getting ready to move out with the center group

This message was last edited by the player at 14:15, Sat 02 Oct 2010.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 809 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sat 2 Oct 2010
at 15:27
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
"Got it," Mariusz said and started to move out toward the northwest exit. He was careful to try and keep the last remains of the Cat House between him and any enemy fire.

Mariusz
AK-74/BG1 (31/30) ?/1
Running to the NW

Jeff D. Warren
 player, 119 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Sat 2 Oct 2010
at 16:47
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
While Thor and Dieter try to get a shot on the spotters to the East, Jeff keeps watch to the south, making sure no one moves up on them.  Once the rest of the unit has moved away, Jeff signals to the snipers that they've left, and gets ready to move, covering rear security.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 1983 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Sat 2 Oct 2010
at 16:54
Re: The Zoo (Continued)

With the command team set up to cover them, Dawid leads the point element (Mariusz, Craig, & Woj) towards the zoo entrance to the northwest. They move quickly but cautiously, using the little cover and concealment available to their advantage. (Before they left, Craig was going to take a shot at the lone survivor of the enemy's northern flanking group. It appears that the man escaped though, because Craig could not find him.)

They arrive at the smashed visitor's entrance and parking lot, now empty save for the shrivelled, burned-out remains of a couple of cars and city buses, and the rusting chasis of what was once probably a ZU-23-4.

The command team watch the point team complete the first bound. No enemy have yet been sighted in the northern half of the battle area. The lull in the action allows Tucker to inspect and rebandange Jan's wound. He readjusts and cinches the bandage tight and, despite making the wound area more painful, appears to have mostly staunched the bloodflow.

Meanwhile, the sniper detachment (Dieter, Thor, & Warren) sets up to try and engage the enemy to the east- in particular, the enemy soldiers who've climbed atop the rubbled apartment block overlooking the park. There's still a lot of smoke from the burning BTR-80 but, working together, they spot movement sillouetted against the risen sun. With Thor acting as spotter, Dieter opens fire. The figure disappears as Dieter's bullet strikes a slab of concrete a few inches from its head. (Dieter -1 round)

Warren looks to the south, keeping watch for the arrival of the enemy group last seen occupying the Aviary. The Giraffe House blocks most of his view. If the enemy uses the cluster of buildings to the south to their advantage, they could move all the way up to the Giraffe House without being seen. It's likely, though, that the enemy is in a similar position of not knowing exactly where the the party is (or they are not able to effectively coordinate between separate units) because the mortar has not fired in several minutes.


Next Moves?


Updated tac-map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...7&mid=1286036156

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:45, Sat 02 Oct 2010.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 810 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sat 2 Oct 2010
at 17:30
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Mariusz crouched behind what little cover there was and looked at the grenade launcher he was using. On the left, under the safety catch, was a small latch. He pressed it experimentally and realised it was spring loaded. He tipped the stubby barrely forward and pushed the latch hoping that it would release the round that hadn't gone off and remained in the barrel.

He looked around and said, "I'm trying to clear the grenade launcher does anyone have any rounds for the damned thing?"

Mariusz
AK-74/BG1 (31/30) ?/1
Clearing jammed BG1

Craig Sutherland
 player, 221 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sat 2 Oct 2010
at 21:03
Re: The Zoo (Continued)

Mariusz Tokarski:
He looked around and said, "I'm trying to clear the grenade launcher does anyone have any rounds for the damned thing?"



"Here."

Craig hands over two of the 40mmR HE grenades he got from Woj. As he scans the rear section looking for the command group moving forward and any enemy advancement.

Point Team
Covering team adavce

AK-74/BG-15 (30/30) + 1x30 (0/1 HE) + 3x40mm HE- held at shoulder
RPG-7D (1/1 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
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1284 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Sun 3 Oct 2010
at 01:46
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
Seeing Dawid's team reach the parking lot, Bayer nods to Tucker and says, "Ok Robert, our move, lead us out."
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2084 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sun 3 Oct 2010
at 02:09
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg #172):

Having made it safely, Dawid waved at Konrad to signal it was safe.

"Excellent, well done. 360 degree security.... Mariusz and I will watch south and east, Craig, keep an eye on the rear. Woj, have a look north, see where we should travel next."

He set up the GMPG's bipod on a concrete barrier, covering the SE so it could be easily swung from side to side.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM (70/100 + 100)

Zoo Entrance, covering SE

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 811 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sun 3 Oct 2010
at 10:31
Re: The Zoo (Continued)
"Thanks," Mariusz said to Craig after he'd handed him two rounds for the BG-1. He slid one into the cargo pocket of his trousers and then loaded the other round into the barrel of the grenade launcher.

He heard the spring click into place and then slid the safety catch upwards. He settled himself down to covering the south and east as Dawid had indicated.

Mariusz
AK-74/BG1 (31/30) 1HE/1
Overwatch to the south and east.