Ch. 17: The Battle of Warsaw (Part II)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Craig Sutherland
 player, 467 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Mon 13 Feb 2012
at 05:46
Re: Battle for the Granary

Sitting against the barrier holding his head Craig thanked Ireneusz with a thumbs up as he finished applying the dressing to his leg wound. He then gives him two of his F1 Frag grenades.

If someone did come a snooping maybe he could try to lob a grenade or two, maybe not as his head began to swim again.


Assault Squad
Front Door

Mosin–Nagant Model 1891/30 (3/5)- 4x PE Scope - held at arms length
F-1 FRAG Grenade x5 -2
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2464 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Sat 18 Feb 2012
at 20:02
Re: Battle for the Granary

As the section commanders report to Bayer, the battle continues. Jay and the G-K Poles fire bursts at the disabled M113 to keep the dismounts sheltering on its lee side pinned down. (Jay -10 rounds).

In the granary, Dawid attempts an ambitious but risky indoor 40mm S grenade shot up the enemy controlled stairwell. The results are nearly as good as he could have hoped for. The grenade flies straight and true up the narrow shaft between the staircases and explodes near where he suspects the enemy are waiting. The short scream and frantic yelling that follows promise at least partial success.

Moving to the elevator shaft, Dawid sees that, without serious climbing gear, there's no way to use it to move upwards. The other stairwell, however, is open here, allowing access to the upper stories of the granary building.

At the main entrance to the granary, Ireneusz comes under fire from the enemy posted at the motor pool building across the street. The concrete barriers and sandbags that form a semi-circle around the barrier offer adequate protection, but it's still a bit unerving as sand and concrete dust start bursting forth around him.

Warren works his way down to the top floor and occupies a new flat in order to resume his hunt. The room is a shambles. He quickly notices that the enemy riflemen have pulled out of the granaries upper floors- at least, the windows across the way are quiet and dark. Warren singles out one of the enemy on the roof and takes his first shot. The bullet burries itself in the parapet where the target's legs would be. The enemy, however, don't notice the shot, so Warren takes a second. This one hits the lip of the parapet, exploding in a spray of concrete slivers, and the target goes down. Perhaps the bullet passed through the wall this time and hit the man. Either way, the gunmen on the roof are alerted to Warren's presence and they duck and shift and try to locate him.


Next Moves?

OOC: Sorry more doesn't happen this round but I'm waiting to see how Bayer's squad leader conference plays out.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:12, Sat 18 Feb 2012.

Daniel Larue
 player, 29 posts
 Technical Sergeant
 USAF Pararescueman
Sat 18 Feb 2012
at 23:45
Re: Battle for the Granary
Danny flinches as the sound of an explosion from the granary reaches him.  "Uh, guys?" he asks, "does anyone know just how that grain is stored?  Sacks, drums, open bins?"

This message was last edited by the player at 00:38, Sun 19 Feb 2012.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2683 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sun 19 Feb 2012
at 01:50
Re: Battle for the Granary
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg #308):

Dawid waved Euzebiusz over when the man made it to his level.

"No time to lose. Up the back stairs, let's go!"

Leading the way, he checked his rifle and started up the rear stairs in order to outflank the defenders above them.


Dawid Piotrowski
AK-74/BG-15 (45/45) + 4x30 (1/2 HE)
1 Floor up.
Moving up 2nd Stairwell to outflank defenders

Craig Sutherland
 player, 468 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 19 Feb 2012
at 02:17
Re: Battle for the Granary


Euzebiusz waved Dawid on but said nothing. He kept his RPK at his shoulder ready to fire on anything that presented itself.

His ears where still ringing and the concussion from the grenade had made him fell ill, but he knew it was nothing on what the others in the assault squad had suffered.


Assault Group
Moving up second stairwell at speed

RPK-47 (40/40)+ 4x40
Browning HP (18/20)w/ silencer
F1 FRAG Grenade x1
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 1012 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sun 19 Feb 2012
at 09:10
Re: Battle for the Granary
Mariusz saw the others moving up and followed them, trying to catch up but with his gun at the ready.

Mariusz
AK-74 30/30
BG-1   0/0
Following other assaulters

Craig Sutherland
 player, 469 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 19 Feb 2012
at 09:14
Re: Battle for the Granary

Craig got lower real quick as the bullets started to fly around their position.

"Light them up, FIRE, FIRE."

Through his voice and a series of hand signals not unlike a pistol a child mite make with their hands Craig tried to convey the order to open up.



Assault Squad
Front Door

Mosin–Nagant Model 1891/30 (3/5)- 4x PE Scope - held at arms length
F-1 FRAG Grenade x5
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1204 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sun 19 Feb 2012
at 17:05
Re: Battle for the Granary
After Tucker reloads his rifle and grenade launcher, he calls over to Minh and tells her, "Boss is calling for the squad leaders at his location.  You're in command darlin'!  Keep 'em occupied and keep yourselves moving.  You know what to do, I'll be right back."

Robert takes off to meet up with Bayer and the others.

TUCKER
M-16A2 [30/30] / M-203 [HE] - {READY WEAPON} Safety 'OFF-BURST'
Browning HP-35 [13/13] SAFETY 'ON' Cocked & locked
H&K SOCOM (Suppressed/.45 acp) [12/12] SAFETY 'ON'
Kevlar Vest/Helmet

This message was last edited by the player at 17:05, Sun 19 Feb 2012.

Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 243 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Mon 20 Feb 2012
at 08:03
Re: Battle for the Granary
Between himself and the two Poles on the floor below, the soldiers around the M113 seemed to be suppressed. Wary of other threats yet unseen, Jay ducked back into the room and moved along the corridor to find an alternative firing position to give a new angle on the suppressed squad. Once in a new position he quickly scanned the area, both at ground level and at height, checking for threats. He them continued to fire at the M113 squad, firing single shots to conserve ammunition.

Mrityunjay Byanjankar
2 Section
Moving rooms, checking for threats, suppressing enemy, single shots
AK74 + BG15 - 20/30 + 1xHE
Frag grenade x6, AT grenade x1
RPG-7D - empty/dropped
Kukri knife
Makarov 8/8
2x 40mmS HE

This message was last edited by the player at 12:08, Wed 22 Feb 2012.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1589 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Wed 22 Feb 2012
at 04:07
Re: Battle for the Granary
Once the two section commanders in his building arrived, Bayer first asks if they have any casualties. He never heard anything over the radio and Sawiki wasn't called for, so he didn't think there would be - but worse things were sometimes overlooked in battle. Bayer then makes a quick introduction between his two NCOs and Larue, but hastened on with his co-ord meeting before things could get too social.

"Jan... I need you to take command and hold this position." Bayer says next, handing off the green M72 rocket to the Czech. "Only use this LAW if you have to. I want you to do your best not to waste that tank unless you must... so stay up on the upper floors so it won't be able to elevate its guns on you." Konrad does however give him a single HEDP to deal with any unforeseen light armour though.

He next turns to the American Ranger and says, "Frank... your team is in the breach again. We're shifting over to the objective to link up with 1 Section."

Bayer then turns his attention back to Jan while motioning towards Daniel, "Headquarters is moving out with Frank, so Sergeant Larue here will stay with you... in case there are any casualties. I'm taking one of G-K militia, but will leave the other two with you. Six men ought to be sufficient to hold."

"Good?" he asks, giving each of the three men a glance.

Given to Jan:
1x M72 LAW
1x 40mm HEDP

Tasking Summary:
Hold current position - Jan's section, Larue, and two of the G-K militia
Move to objective - Frank's section, Headquarters, and one of the G-K militia

This message was last edited by the player at 12:36, Wed 22 Feb 2012.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1205 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Wed 22 Feb 2012
at 13:10
Re: Battle for the Granary
Konrad Bayer:
He next turns to the American Ranger and says, "Frank... your team is in the breach again. We're shifting over to the objective to link up with 1 Section."

Tucker acknowledges Konrad, "We can handle it boss.  Just gotta collect my people on the way there!  You got a point of entry for us?"

TUCKER

OOC: I believe you have Robert confused with Frank.  Robert's 10th Mountain, Frank's Rangers.  Insert 'BIG SMILE' here...

This message was last edited by the player at 20:00, Thu 23 Feb 2012.

Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1229 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Wed 22 Feb 2012
at 14:04
Re: Battle for the Granary
Jan had nodded to the new arrivals.  He knew Piotr, Dariusz and Albert vaguely from his time in Gora Kalwaria, though it was more a case of recognising faces than any real knowledge of them and their skills.  He quickly offered his hand in greeting to Danny.  "Jan," he simply said.

He then turned to his commanding officer as the quick briefing started.  "Oui mon Capitaine," Jan replied to Konrad's instructions as he slipped the 40mm HEDP round into his grenade vest.  "We will hold this position.  I suggest you take him," he said indicating Albert who was armed with a PM-84 SMG.  "We will need the range and you can find him a proper rifle."

Assuming that that was ok with Konrad, Jan then turned to Danny.  "You have a radio so I want you and one of my men to move to at least the fifth floor where you can observe from there.  He is called Artur and is a marksman.  We need to watch for any more of the Baron's troops trying to get to the Granary so your job is primarily to keep watch for any reinforcements."

Jan slung the strap on the M72 LAW over his shoulder as he spoke.

"The rest of us will re-organise onto the third and fourth floors.  Pawel and Piotr on the third with Dariusz guarding the stairwell and Jay and me on the fourth.  Understood?  Also Danny do you speak any Polish and do any of them speak any English?  I speak both."


Jan
Talking to Konrad and Danny
F88 Steyr AUG (28/30 rounds - 7 mags & some loose rounds in total) - held
 - Underslung M203 (1/1 HE - 6x HE, 2x HEDP & 1x ILLUM total)
Sig Sauer P226 (15/15 rounds - 4 mags total) - holster
Frag Grenade x4
M72 LAW (being carried for Jay)


Jan's plan to continue occupying the building is as follows:
Fifth Floor or higher - Danny and Artur
Fourth Floor - Jan & Jay (facing north)
Third Floor - Pawel & Piotr (facing north) and Dariusz (covering stairwell)
Second Floor - Unoccupied
First Floor - Unoccupied
Ground Floor - Unoccupied (is the entry still covered by mutually supporting Rebel militia?)

This message was last edited by the player at 14:09, Wed 22 Feb 2012.

Daniel Larue
 player, 31 posts
 Technical Sergeant
 USAF Pararescueman
Wed 22 Feb 2012
at 22:46
Re: Battle for the Granary
Danny gives Jan's hand a quick clasp in greeting.  "Danny," he replies.  "Nice to meet'cha."  He then falls silent and turns his attention to Bayer.

"Good here, Hauptmann," he says in response to Bayer's query.  "Uh, sir, a cautionary note?  Watch your fire and frags over there.  If that grain's not in sealed storage, you're lookin' at a lot of combustible dust in a confined space.  I've seen a grain elevator go up before and it sucks big-time."

Having given the warning - for whatever good it'll do in the middle of the last round, he thinks - Danny turns back to Jan.  "I had just enough Polish to get those guys here, and I don't think any of them know much more English.  I can spot for your sniper, though, so long as he understands pointing and shrieking.  What's your call sign?"

Danny
Winona [30/30] + 6 magazines - ready
CZ 75 [15/15] + 2 magazines - holstered
AN-M8 (HC smoke) x2 - stowed
AN-M18 (red smoke) x1 - stowed

This message was last edited by the player at 22:50, Wed 22 Feb 2012.

Minh Quyen
 player, 607 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Thu 23 Feb 2012
at 15:43
Re: Battle for the Granary
While her teammates kept the enemy pinned behind their APCs Quyen focused on the street and buildings behind them. She made sure she kept her head low and body behind the furniture she piled, knowing that the Baron might have snipers supporting his assault as she scanned for enemy activity. If Quyen sees anyone she would take slow aimed shots.

When Tucker gives the word to move she will follow out behind the militia and take up the rear.

Quyen
AK74 (21/30)
Observing from cover

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 595 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Thu 23 Feb 2012
at 16:57
Re: Battle for the Granary
Griet worked under the assumption that Bayer wanted her with the HQ unit so she grabbed her kit and got ready to follow the Kaptain wherever he went.
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1591 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Thu 23 Feb 2012
at 17:14
Re: Battle for the Granary
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker:
Frank acknowledges Konrad, "You got a point of entry for us?"

"Not yet... I will by the time we're downstairs." Bayer responds, giving his radio a gentle tap.

Jan Cerny:
He then turned to his commanding officer as the quick briefing started.  "I suggest you take him," he said indicating Albert who was armed with a PM-84 SMG.  "We will need the range and you can find him a proper rifle."

"He is the best choice." he agrees, giving the Pole a motion to stick with Sergeant Tucker. Bayer then gives the NCO a look to ensure he understood to keep him under his command - and hopefully alive too.

Daniel Larue:
"Uh, sir, a cautionary note?  Watch your fire and frags over there.  If that grain's not in sealed storage, you're lookin' at a lot of combustible dust in a confined space.  I've seen a grain elevator go up before and it sucks big-time."

Getting ready to leave, Bayer pauses in mid motion, thinking for a minute about what the American said. Then nods slowly, "Good to know... thanks."

Griet Niewiadomska:
Griet worked under the assumption that Bayer wanted her with the HQ unit so she grabbed her kit and got ready to follow the Kaptain wherever he went.

Bayer gives Griet a affirming nod.

On the way down the staircase, Bayer toggles his radio transmit button and says, "All call signs. Sunray. Send SITREP on objective and route from my position to objective. Over." Hopefully, following Warren and Dawid's replies, he'd have a good enough understanding of the how best to get his group into the granary.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:03, Thu 23 Feb 2012.

Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1230 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Thu 23 Feb 2012
at 17:41
Re: Battle for the Granary
Daniel Larue:
Danny turns back to Jan.  "I had just enough Polish to get those guys here, and I don't think any of them know much more English.  I can spot for your sniper, though, so long as he understands pointing and shrieking.  What's your call sign?"

Jan paused briefly before answering Danny.  "We reorganised so quickly last time that we did not reorganise call signs," he answered.  "Therefore I am still Charlie One, the Capitaine is Alpha One, his RTO over there is Alpha Two," Jan pointed to Flemming as he spoke, "and Tuck here is Bravo Two.  Tuck is your radio still working?"

Before Tuck could answer however Jan continued updating Danny.  "Another squad leader, Bravo One, is over by the Granary and there are a pair of snipers as well, Delta's One and Two."  Jan was unaware that Craig, Delta Two, had actually been severely wounded and was out of action.

Lastly, on the subject of radios, Jan turned to the former Chief Petty Officer in the Polish Navy.  "Griet, what is your call sign now?  Also do you have any spare GL rounds.  One of my men has a Pact GL but is very low on rounds for it."

As Konrad made ready to get moving Jan asked him one last question.  "Capitaine, does your team need more frag grenades?  I can certainly spare you two or three!"
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1592 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Thu 23 Feb 2012
at 17:47
Re: Battle for the Granary
In reply to Jan Cerny (msg #323):

Bayer reaches out and will take whatever frag grenades Jan passes him with the intention of distributing them later.
Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 596 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Thu 23 Feb 2012
at 18:00
Re: Battle for the Granary
"I could spare three," Griet said in answer to Jan's request, "I'm also carrying grenades from the Queen, I've eight Soviet frags and six Western ones. My callsign is Queen Mobile."
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1206 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Thu 23 Feb 2012
at 20:02
Re: Battle for the Granary
"Radios good to go Jan."  OOC: As far as I know...
Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1231 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Fri 24 Feb 2012
at 12:35
Re: Battle for the Granary
Jan passed over two frag grenades to Konrad and took three 40mmS rounds off Griet in return.  "Thank you Griet.  I will make sure that Jay makes good use of these."

As he got ready to move off with Danny, Piotr and Dariusz he patted Tuck on the shoulder.  "See you all later my friends," he said to them all.  He then led the new additions to his squad back up to join the other half.

"Danny, what call sign are you?" he added as they started up the stairs.


OOC:
Giving 2 Frag grenades to Konrad
Taking 3 40mmS HE rounds (I assume that they're HE) from Griet for Jay

This message was last edited by the player at 12:39, Fri 24 Feb 2012.

Daniel Larue
 player, 32 posts
 Technical Sergeant
 USAF Pararescueman
Fri 24 Feb 2012
at 22:34
Re: Battle for the Granary
Danny nods to Konrad in acknowledgement before turning to follow Jan.

"My last squadron hung 'Coyote' on me," he responds to Jan as he trots up the stairs behind the Legionnaire.  "If it'll be easier for your SOI, I can switch to Charlie Two.  Or you can just yell for a medic.  Corpsman.  Ham sandwich.  Whatever."

Danny
Following Jan upstairs to link up with Artur
Winona [30/30] + 6 magazines - ready
CZ 75 [15/15] + 2 magazines - holstered
AN-M8 (HC smoke) x2 - stowed
AN-M18 (red smoke) x1 - stowed

This message was last edited by the player at 22:35, Fri 24 Feb 2012.

Jeff D. Warren
 player, 391 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Sun 26 Feb 2012
at 04:04
Re: Battle for the Granary
Jeff waits patiently as the enemy scans his building for him.  He doesn't move, not even blinking, not wanting to attract their attention.  Because of this, Konrad's radio call goes unanswered.  The Kraut probably wouldn't like that, but he could take it up with Jeff personally later.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1207 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sun 26 Feb 2012
at 04:22
Re: Battle for the Granary
Tucker runs up and gets his team ready to move again and reports downstairs to Konrad when he has them all.
Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1233 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Sun 26 Feb 2012
at 21:42
Re: Battle for the Granary
"Stick to Coyote," Jan replied to Danny.  "I heard you using that call sign earlier on so let us not confuse everyone further.  Besides Charlie Two died earlier on today and he was not a popular man!"  His last comment was accompanied by a grin.