Ch. 17: The Battle of Warsaw (Part II)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2618 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sun 20 Nov 2011
at 01:10
Re: SNAFU
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg #80):

"Shit!" Screw that, Orso was dead or as good as. The 12.7mm rounds had zipped completely through him as if he were a sheet of paper. They continued to chew into the walls and ceiling.

Dawid dragged Orso backwards as he crawled out of the line of fire. Dead or dying, there wasn't much of a chance of taking the big man with him. Quickly, he traced the sign of the cross on his forehead. "May God forgive your sins."

Having done what little he could, he stripped an M18 smoke canister from Orso's webbing for his own use, then booby-trapped the body with another of Orso's grenades, a frag.

"Sunray, this is Eagle. One casualty. Falling back."


Dawid Piotrowski
AK-74/BG-15 (30/30, 0/0; 4x Spare Magazines)
Stechkin (21/20 + 2x Mags), 4x Frags/2x Flares, 1x Smoke  (from Orso).
Rear of building SE down Targowa from Warren/Sutherland
Recovering Orso's body and booby-trapping it with frag, taking smoke grenade.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:56, Sun 20 Nov 2011.

Craig Sutherland
 player, 438 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 20 Nov 2011
at 08:43
Re: SNAFU

As Warren lowered himself down Craig covered the area where the following party where likely to appear from. When it was his turn he also lowered himself down trying not to fall.



Sniper Element
Covering Warren

AK-74/BG-15 (45/45) + 5x45 (1/1 HE) + 5x40mm HE - At shoulder
Mosin–Nagant Model 1891/30 (4/5)- 4x PE Scope - held at arms length
Browning HP (18/20) w/ silencer + 2x20 - holstered
F-1 FRAG Grenade x 7
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1164 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Tue 22 Nov 2011
at 00:19
Re: SNAFU
Tucker stands with what's left of Dawid's squad and decides to light up an after-action cigar.  He pulls the smoke in and lets it out in a big cloud and then looks over to Konrad, "Not trying to rush you boss but, I know we gotta get to the granary pretty soon.  What're your arders sir?"
Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1177 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Tue 22 Nov 2011
at 17:27
Re: SNAFU
Seeing Tuck light up Jan joined him, lighting one of his precious cigarettes with the Russian lighter that he'd taken off Alexei's corpse.  He took a deep drag before offering it to the other smokers around (Minh for certain) so that they could have a puff as well.

"Capitaine, Tuck is right.  We need to find the Baron's vehicles again for another attack and the only place we know they will be is the granary.  I think that we must go there and attack him."

This message was last edited by the player at 17:32, Tue 22 Nov 2011.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1557 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Tue 22 Nov 2011
at 20:56
Re: SNAFU
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker:
He pulls the smoke in and lets it out in a big cloud and then looks over to Konrad, "Not trying to rush you boss but, I know we gotta get to the granary pretty soon.  What're your arders sir?"


"Yes you are Robert. Just admit it." Bayer replies nonchalantly.

He then nods to Flemming, "Right... let me know if anything else comes in." It's a superfluous comment, as he knew the man would do so anyways, but he said it regardless. He then asks, "Are you in contact with Butterfly? We need transport at once."

Then returning his attention to the two NCOs and Griet, he says, "Okay. With the situation we're looking at now, I agree... we will move to the granary. If Flemming can get contact Butterfly, we'll employ her motor transport."

"Griet, what is your situation here? Who's commanding these militia and what are is their uhh... mandate here?"
Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 199 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Tue 22 Nov 2011
at 22:19
Re: SNAFU
Waiting for further orders, Jay took cover and maintained a watch over likely routes that the enemy might approach from.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2418 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Thu 24 Nov 2011
at 20:59
Re: SNAFU

Snipers

Tading speed for caution, Warren and Craig help one another decend to the next rooftop over. There's a lot of firing down in the street, including something pretty heavy. The snipers make it down without injury and begin looking for a way to get inside the building. They find a large, jagged hole in the roof, leading down into the floor below. Rubble and debris piled up beneath the hole make the jump down about a five footer or so.

Bullets start to impact on the roof nearby. It looks like men in a building across the street have spotted them and are taking them under small arms fire.

Dawid

Blinking away bits of dust kicked up by the incoming fire, Dawid drags Orso's lifeless corpse back away from the window. Despite the hand-to-mouth conditions found throughout Poland (and beyong), the dead Italian-American had somehow managed to pack on quite a bit of muscle and his dead weight is difficult for Dawid to budge from the prone position. Dawid grabs a smoke and a frag from Orso's LBE and also slings the dead man's shotgun across his own back. Just as Dawid releases the frag's spoon beneath Orso's body, a fragmentation grenade sails into the room. Dawids crawls backwards as fast as he can and just manages to get just inside the doorway to the next room as the enemy grenade explodes. Dawid instinctively ducks his head and covers it with his left hand. Although buffeted a bit by the explosion, Dawid manages to keep his wits about him. He scoots around the doorframe before rising and running down a hallway, towards the back of the building. He hears men noisily enter the room with Orso. As he runs, Dawid feels a stinging in his left hand. He looks down to see a piece of shrapnel sticking up out of the back of his hand (Dawid + slight wound to left hand)

Main Force

Flemming succeeds in contacting Butterfly on the radio. The French intelligence agent confirms that she is on her way, ETA 15 minutes.


Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:00, Thu 24 Nov 2011.

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 576 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Thu 24 Nov 2011
at 21:05
Re: SNAFU
Griet looked up at Bayer, "They're here to assist in any way they can. Their commander will follow orders if they aren't suicidal but if they feel their being used as pawns they'll break. They are fairly solid, Daddy is their ride home after all, but they won't be abused."
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1558 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Thu 24 Nov 2011
at 21:22
Re: SNAFU
Griet Niewiadomska:
Griet looked up at Bayer, "They're here to assist in any way they can. Their commander will follow orders if they aren't suicidal but if they feel their being used as pawns they'll break. They are fairly solid, Daddy is their ride home after all, but they won't be abused."


"Fair enough." Bayer replies. "What kind of numbers do we have to work with? Weapons?"
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1165 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Thu 24 Nov 2011
at 22:20
Re: SNAFU
Robert smiles as he takes another pull from his cigar, "You're starting to know me just a little too well boss.  I'll set up security from the direction we came from in case we get any stragglers while we wait for our ride.  I'll take my squad and handle it."  Tucker turns to the remainder of his newly assigned squad and gathers them.  "OK, we got security.  I want us set up facing the direction we came from and be on the look-out for bad guys and good guys trying to get back to us or at us."
Craig Sutherland
 player, 439 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Fri 25 Nov 2011
at 05:04
Re: SNAFU

Craig lies down on the floor before lowering himself down, he then covers Warren as drops down through the hole. He begins descending using the stairway looking for away out the back or into the next building.
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2623 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Fri 25 Nov 2011
at 09:17
Re: SNAFU
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg #88):

Hopefully, any immediate pursuers would check Orso's body and the booby trap would then slow them down. If not, well, he managed to pick up Orso's shotgun and would use the grenade attached.

At the rear door he checked for anyone trying to cut him off around the side of the building. He also made sure the safety was off on his weapon.

If the back way was clear he'd make a run for it. Again, the rifle grenade would be first used to clear anyone out his way or delay pursuit, or he could deploy the smoke grenade.

Either way, time to get moving!


Dawid Piotrowski
AK-74/BG-15 (30/30, 0/0; 4x Spare Magazines), SPAS-15 (HEAT/slug, 6/6buckshot)
Stechkin (21/20 + 2x Mags), 4x Frags/2x Flares, 1x Smoke.
Rear of building SE down Targowa from Warren/Sutherland
Checking rear exit, running like hell SE.

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 577 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Fri 25 Nov 2011
at 16:47
Re: SNAFU

"There's Pawel with an RPD, Euzebiusz with his RPK," Griet began, "Jacek is an Assault Pioneer, Ireneusz a grenadier, Artur has a G3 and is our designated marksman and Arkadiusz and Michel are riflemen. Every one has an AKM unless I mentioned another weapon. We have the MK 19 grenade launcher and all the ammo but that's it for anti-tank capability. I have asked the Queen to take up station behind the stadium, we will have mortar support and I can call in indirect machine gun support but it won't help much."
Jeff D. Warren
 player, 365 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Mon 28 Nov 2011
at 01:09
Re: SNAFU
As he also lowers himself to the floor, and slides into the hole in the roof, all he says is "Took them long enough to see us."

Once he regains his footing at the bottom, he'll follow Craig.  Priority one would be a hole into the next building, or an adjoining balcony.  Next priority would be a stairwell going down.
Piotr Pawlowski
 player, 83 posts
 Starszy Sierzant
 Motor Rifles
Mon 28 Nov 2011
at 01:15
Re: SNAFU
Piotr awaits the team leaders' next decision.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2420 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Mon 28 Nov 2011
at 02:43
Crazy Town

Butterfly arrives in the Zil, almost exactly 15 minutes after her last call. Most of the Kommando's climb aboard, while the rest pull security. Shortly after the Zil arrives, Dawid shows up. He's exhausted and his bloody hand is throbbing with pain.

The entire group awaits the return of the snipers, from whom not a peep has been heard since the ambush was sprung. The only indication that they are still alive was the activity seen and heard by Dawid shortly before he and the now-deceased Orso innitiated their diversionary attack. Konrad reluctantly waits a few more minutes, holding out against hope. Just as the Zil begins to roll away, Warren and Sutherland appear, apparently unharmed. They clamber abord the Zil and the reunited Kommando heads off towards the granary/HQ complex.

Jostling about in the covered bed of the truck, the members of the Kommando reconstruct the events of the previous hour. Aside from Orso, there were no personnel losses. The only wounds, besides the shrapnel still portruding from the back of Dawid's hand, are a few scratches, bumps, and bruises, and the still-ringing ears of the Bravos.

Being familiar with Warsaw's winding warren of rubble-choked streets, Butterfly makes good time as she races towards the granary. It seems like sporadic shooting is taking place all around this part of the city. The truck passes by several small parties of armed men, some in uniform (of sorts) and others dressed almost entirely in civilian garb. Everyone seems unsure of who everyone is and aside from a few nervous or suspicious looks, no shots are exchanged between the truck and the others. The situation in Warsaw appears to be pretty chaotic at the moment.

The truck stops about two blocks north of the granary. Butterfly points out where you are in relation to the granary on a city street map. The firing is heavier here, and closer, but none of it is being directed your way. Butterfly briefs you.

"The rebels got quite close to the granary before they were spotted. They took a lot of casualties before pulling back into these buildings here and here. They are already running low on ammunition. My people say that there are about a dozen [enemy] men holding the granary, and another half-dozen across the road in the motor pool area. Not all of the Baron's men are heading the call for reiforcements. A squad or two have joined the rebels and others are fighting each other or looting or leaving the city. It is chaos."

Flemming, who's been monitoring the Baron's radio frequency during the ride adds,

"The convoy is still a few kilometers away. They backtracked a ways and will probably be coming in from the north or east. Hell, they could be coming down this way for all I know. Depending on their pace- and it sounds like they're moving fast now- they'll probably arrive within the next 15 minutes or so. As to the 10th, they're pushing into the city suburbs. They've captured the baron's T-80 and chased off his Bimpy 1s. No telling where they're going. This is turning into one crazy party."


Updated Tac Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...6&mid=1322441656


Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:48, Mon 28 Nov 2011.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2624 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Mon 28 Nov 2011
at 05:18
Re: Crazy Town
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg #97):

Having almost forgot about it until that point, Dawid held up his bloody hand to Monika. "Would you mind lending a hand, sister? Mine is a little hurt."
Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1180 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Mon 28 Nov 2011
at 13:48
Re: Crazy Town
"Jeff.  Craig.  Were you successful?" asked Jan, posing the urgent question.  "Did you kill the Baron?"  He wasn't sure what difference it would make though.  Even without their commander the Baron's forces were bound to try to secure the granary.
Jeff D. Warren
 player, 366 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Mon 28 Nov 2011
at 14:10
Re: Crazy Town
Jeff wipes the sweat from his brow and then looks to Craig.  "He's been shot twice.  Chest and leg.  He went down hard, but that was the best look we could get before things got...interesting."

He then looks to Flemming, as the other agent had been monitoring the radio frequencies and would have some kind of idea of what the effect was.  "Has his voice come back on the air?"
Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 201 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Mon 28 Nov 2011
at 21:59
Re: Crazy Town
Jay settled in the back of truck, his ears still ringing from the explosive encounter. He travelled in silence, glad that the team, minus Orso, had made it relatively unscathed.
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2626 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Tue 29 Nov 2011
at 13:40
Re: Crazy Town
As he waited for Monika to dress his hand, Dawid smiled at Warren and Sutherland.

"I am glad you made it! Even gladder you at least put a bullet or two in the bastard!"

"Sadly, Orso gave his life to assist your escape. I want you to know, there were several here who volunteered to come with us, to give you a chance to get away."

"Minh or whoever's got it, I guess I'll take the machinegun back, if you don't mind. Thanks, Mariusz for the rifle and ammunition, and Jay. I managed to out a grenade in a section of the Baron's troops. Orso hit one of the tracks with several grenades, to no effect. I picked up his shotgun, not that I'm familiar with it. Could someone show me how to operate this? Might come in handy as a backup, I guess."


He indicated Orso's SPAS-15 magazine-fed shotgun. It had a rifle grenade adapter and HEAT BTU grenade attached to the muzzle.

When he could, he gave back Mariusz' rifle and ammo, and Jay's donated ammo.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:28, Wed 30 Nov 2011.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 986 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 29 Nov 2011
at 18:16
Re: Crazy Town
Mariusz took his rifle back and waited for orders.
Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 202 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 07:15
Re: Crazy Town
In reply to Dawid Waldus Piotrowski (msg #102):

Jay retrieved the mag and 40mm grenade back from Dawid. He had never used the auto shotgun Dawid had taken from Orso's corpse, so was in no position to offer advice.
Craig Sutherland
 player, 440 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 07:45
Re: Crazy Town
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski:
As he waited for Monika to dress his hand, Dawid smiled at Warren and Sutherland.

"I am glad you made it! Even gladder you at least put a bullet or two in the bastard!"

"Sadly, Orso gave his life to assist your escape. I want you to know, there were several here who volunteered to come with us, to give you a chance to get away."

"Minh or whoever's got it, I guess I'll take the machinegun back, if you don't mind. Thanks, Mariusz for the rifle and ammunition, and Jay. I managed to out a grenade in a section of the Baron's troops. Orso hit one of the tracks with several grenades, to no effect. I picked up his shotgun, not that I'm familiar with it. Could someone show me how to operate this? Might come in handy as a backup, I guess."


He indicated Orso's SPAS-15 magazine-fed shotgun. It had a rifle grenade adapter and HEAT BTU grenade attached to the muzzle.

When he could, he gave back Mariusz' rifle and ammo, and Jay's donated ammo.



"Cheers...he was wearing body armour so who knows. He was in the APC with the AA on the roof, if it comes along he may be still with us."

Lets have a look at the shotgun, I think it works similar to an assault rifle. It probably uses a trap system to launch the grenade and you aim using the sights on the side.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:52, Wed 30 Nov 2011.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2627 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Wed 30 Nov 2011
at 08:35
Re: Crazy Town
In reply to Craig Sutherland (msg #105):

"Ha ha! What, that's supposed to make me feel better? Do you know anything about this weapon? It was Orso's. I grabbed it. I forgot... I forgot... I, ah, forgot to get his ID tags."

Dawid was still coming down from the adrenaline rush. Tears filled his eyes and he wiped at them without realising.