Ch. 17: The Battle of Warsaw (Part II)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2428 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Tue 6 Dec 2011
at 20:53
Battle for the Granary

Snipers

The snipers climb several steps to the top floor of the rebel held building to the west of the granary. When they arrive, breathless and perspiring, they find the apartments nearest the stairwell already occupied by rebels, a couple of them wounded. They move on until they find an empty flat and cautiously approach the window, keeping as far back as possible while still gaining a view of the granary. The flat is almost entirely emptied of furniture so the snipers have nothing substantial on which to place their rifles. The enemy opposite are firing from the roof and from a couple of the top floor apartments directly across the way. The higher elevation of the granary roof, and the raised lip that surrounds it, offers good cover to the machine gun teams up there. Every few seconds, Warren and Craig will spot a head or two as the MG teams at the northwest corner of the granary adjust their aim or shift positions.

Both snipers squeeze off a single round the next time a rooftop target appears. Both miss. Although the enemy gunners don't seem to notice the near misses, others in the top floor do, and the room is soon pelted by scores of incoming rounds. Both snipers back further away from the window as bullets tear into the upper walls and ceiling, showering them with plaster dust and bits of moldy wallpaper. Although they've failed to neutralize the enemy MGs, they have successfully drawn quite a bit of enemy fire that could have otherwise been directed at the gap that the assault sections are looking to cross.

HQ and Sections 2 & 3

As Konrad waits for the snipers to move into position, Warren continues to monitor the Baron's command net.

"The relief column is about 10 minutes out. Sounds like they'll be coming in down the same road we take to get into this neighborhood. Better let your Polish lady friend [Griet] know."

Enemy fire suddenly picks up, although it's quickly apparent that it is not directed at anyone on the ground nearby. With the enemy atop the granary distracted momentarily, Pawel will have a chance to lay down some suppressive fire with his RPD. He likely won't have long before the enemy MG teams respond with overwhelming counterfire.

Depth

Griet, in the rebel-held building on the north side of the main E-W road, has her small team set up the Mk-19 in the upper floor. Her building is quite a few stories shorter than the granary, and there's also the slightly taller building between them but from her current position it is possible to lob 40mm grenades on to the roof of the granary. It won't be an easy shot, though.

Section 1

While Ireneusz (a bloke, BTW) seeks out any nearby rebels, Dawid settles into position in the SE corner of the building just to the southwest of the granary. From here, he can effectively disrupt any enemy reinforcements coming up from the south or east. It's not such a good position, however, to engage the enemy in the granary, being both too low and at too acute an angle to deliver effective fire into the upper floors/roof of the taller enemy-held building.

Meanwhile, Mariusz, at the NE corner of the same building, has only a slightly better angle on the upper floors of the granary. To engage the enemy there, he'll have to fire almost straight up, exposing himself to any fire from ground level and, unless they are leaning out of their windows, he likely won't be able to actually hit any enemy with direct fire. As yet, though, neither he nor Dawid have seen any enemy in or around the ground level of the granary.


Next Moves?


My first narrative was better written but stupid RPOL went down on me just as I posted it so you're stuck with this instead.

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:00, Wed 07 Dec 2011.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1566 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 02:19
Re: Battle for the Granary
"Griet, Bayer. Did you copy that?" he asks over the radio. "Orient towards north with most of what you have there with you. We will be firing past your left side. Nobody exits the buidling! Over."

"Go! Go now!" Bayer says to Tucker when the shooting starts. He then pulls the pin on one of the HC smoke grenades and tosses it out the opening ahead of everyone and outside. Although the smoke wouldn't envelope the gap in time, One Section at least had the advantage of momentary distraction. "Go!" he repeats, softly pushing those ahead of to move.

"Sawicki follow them. Stay close and move fast." Bayer says firmly.

When Bayer reaches the gap himself, he will stop and aim upwards, ready to fire at anyone who looks over the edge. As Jan's team files passed next, hopefully as the smoke is deploying, he will urge them on without stopping. Then as soon as the last man has exited their building he will follow him.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:19, Wed 07 Dec 2011.

Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 209 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 10:18
Re: Battle for the Granary
When instructed, Jay prepared to move across the ground with Jan and the two Poles. A second before setting off, he aimed his GL in the direction of the incoming fire and lobed a 40mm HE grenade in their direction. Hopefully the grenade would do some damage, or at least give the shooters something to think about.

Once on the move he kept low and ran hard towards the target, keeping his weapon ready to fire a volley of suppressive fire at any enemy who presented themselves.

Mrityunjay Byanjankar
2 Section
Firing GL then moving quickly using smoke for cover
AK74 + BG15 - 30/30 + 1xHE
Frag grenade x6, AT grenade x1
RPG-7D + 1xHEAT
Kukri knife
Makarov 8/8
3x 40mmS HE

This message was last edited by the player at 10:23, Wed 07 Dec 2011.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2636 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 10:31
Re: Battle for the Granary
Hearing the firing break out and the radio traffic, Dawid bellowed for Mariusz,

"MAIRUSZ! FIRE ON THE OBJECTIVE NOW! FIRE ON OBJECTIVE NOW!"

If the relief was coming from the north, then he'd risk leaving the south flank less protected. While his unit was to provide security they were to support as well. He grabbed the PKM and relocated to Mariusz's position as quickly as possible.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM GPMG (100/100 + 44)
SPAS-15 (HEAT, 1 Slug/6 buckshot)
Moving to NE Corner of building

This message was last edited by the player at 11:02, Wed 07 Dec 2011.

Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1190 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 14:42
Re: Battle for the Granary
"Follow me!" called Jan in Polish as he raced across the road and through the smoke from Konrad's grenade, heading towards the building Konrad wanted his section to clear.

He held his rifle ready to fire if necessary, the pain in his left arm dulled as a result of the adrenaline coursing round his system.  He was conscious that the house to house fighting was confused though and that there was still a danger of finding rebel troops who didn't know that they were on the same side!


Jan
Leading his section across the road and into cover
F88 Steyr AUG (30/30 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

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 989 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 16:10
Re: Battle for the Granary
Mariusz heard Dawid's call and wondered exactly what he should be firing at. He squatted down in cover and poked his rifle over the lip of the windowsill. He angled the rifle upward and squeezed off a few bursts of fire at a random spot of the granary wall.

Mariusz
AK-74 24/30
BG-1 0/0
In cover
Firing randomly (2 x 5 round bursts)
Craig Sutherland
 player, 443 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Wed 7 Dec 2011
at 23:39
Re: Battle for the Granary

Unable to return fire from his present angle and unwilling to expose himself. Craig turns to Warren:

"Maybe time to move... lets try further along on this level."

He then moves off along to corridor to another apartment that may give them a better angle or at least less incoming fire.

Once set Craigs first shot will be from the grenade launcher up on to one of the machine guns.


Sniper Element
Firing on Granary

AK-74/BG-15 (45/45) + 5x45 (1/1 HE) + 5x40mm HE - At shoulder
Mosin–Nagant Model 1891/30 (3/5)- 4x PE Scope - held at arms length
Browning HP (18/20) w/ silencer + 2x20 - holstered
F-1 FRAG Grenade x 7
Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 578 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 16:50
Re: Battle for the Granary
Griet assessed the situation around her and said, "I'll lob a grenade onto the top of the granary, my launcher is handier for that. Aim the Mk19 at one of the occupied windows and hit it with single shots. Once we've neutralised one we'll try for another. The rest of you watch the other positions, if they switch to fire at the grenade launchers they'll expose themselves, shred the bastards with automatic fire, keep them off us."

She poked her rifle out of the window and angled it up so she had her best shot at the roof of the granary. She realised that she didn't have much hope of hitting anyone but she did hope that she rattled the defenders and helped convince them that their position was hopeless.

Griet
Ak-74 30/30
BG-1 1/1 HE (9 left)
1 x flashbang
6 x Mk67 grenade
8 x Soviet frag
Firing a HE grenade at the granary roof

Minh Quyen
 player, 596 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 17:23
Re: Battle for the Granary
Quyen's heart pounded from the intense shouting, gunfire, and the bolt across the gap between the two buildings. She won't stop, shoot, or look up. Just run as quickly as the person ahead of her for the next door into the other building. Once inside however she will quickly assess the first room/hallway and take up an appropriate position to cover the next bound into the interior of the building.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1176 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Thu 8 Dec 2011
at 23:35
Re: Battle for the Granary
Robert was waiting for the order from Konrad to push off and rush the granary and begin the assault.  He pairs up with Piotr and rushes behind Minh and her partner trying to make the best speed and not trying to fire off anything unless he absolutely has to.  Running and seeking cover and their objective is first priority.

TUCKER
M-16A2 [31/30] / M-203 [HEDP] - {READY WEAPON} Safety 'OFF'
Browning HP-35 [13/13] SAFETY 'ON' Cocked & locked
H&K SOCOM (Suppressed) [12/12] SAFETY 'ON'
Kevlar Vest/Helmet

Running for granary

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2430 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Fri 9 Dec 2011
at 00:22
Re: Battle for the Granary

As soon as Konrad issues his command to move to the next objective, Pawel steps out of cover and lays down a long, sweeping burst of covering fire from his RPD. While Konrad's smoke grenade pops and hisses to life, Jay steps out and fires his GL at the Baron's men firing from the granary's upper levels. (Jay -1 40mmS)

Meanwhile, across the street, Griet orders her section to support Konrad's move with suppressive fire from the Mk-19. The AGL barks to life, sending five 40mm HE grenades towards the granary's top floor. Griet joins in with a grenade from her own BG-15. (AGL -5 40mmL; Griet -1 40mmS)

From his position to the SW of the granary, Mariusz pitches in with a few bursts of sharply angled AK fire. (Mariusz -20 rounds)

The upper tier of the granary errupts in puffs of dust and white smoke, backlit by sharp orange bursts. The maelstrom of lead and fire is brief but violent, and while it lasts (probably less than 5 seconds), sections 2 and 3 cross the gap to the reportedly unoccupied building directly north of the granary without sustaining any casualties.

It's currently impossible to tell if the recent barrage of fire actually produced any enemy casualties, but it did allow the two assault sections to move closer to their final objective untouched.

The target building shows recent scars of bullet strikes and a uniformed man lying just in front of the main entrance indicates a minor rebel success.

In the meantime, Dawid joins Mariusz at the NE corner of their building, and Craig and Warren shift down the hall (heading south) to a different flat.

Updated tac-map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...6&mid=1322441656

Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:35, Fri 09 Dec 2011.

Craig Sutherland
 player, 444 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Fri 9 Dec 2011
at 07:13
Re: Battle for the Granary

Once set up in their new position Craig began to scan for targets. Through the scope of his rifle he scanned left to right starting at the roof and then every level until he found a target. If nothing presented itself he would start again at the roof.


Sniper Element
Scanning for targets on Granary

AK-74/BG-15 (45/45) + 5x45 (1/1 HE) + 5x40mm HE - At shoulder
Mosin–Nagant Model 1891/30 (3/5)- 4x PE Scope - held at arms length
Browning HP (18/20) w/ silencer + 2x20 - holstered
F-1 FRAG Grenade x 7

This message was last edited by the player at 09:42, Sat 10 Dec 2011.

Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 211 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Fri 9 Dec 2011
at 10:38
Re: Battle for the Granary
As Jay sprinted across the gap he held his weapon ready, but held fire waiting for any targets to present themselves. As he got to the target building he spotted the body of an enemy soldier in the doorway. Conscious that the body may have intel or useful ammo he paused briefly to grab the body by a shoulder strap, or by his lapels, and dragged the bloodied corpse roughly into the building.

Once in relative safety he scanned the room quickly to make sure there was no immediate threat, before quickly conducting a rough search. Specifically he is looking for grenades, but if any useful looking intel comes up he will alert Jan and hand it over.

Once the search is done he will quickly reload his GL and take up a defensive position.

Mrityunjay Byanjankar
2 Section
Moving through the smoke to target building, grabbing enemy corpse & doing quick search
AK74 + BG15 - 30/30 + 1xHE
Frag grenade x6, AT grenade x1
RPG-7D + 1xHEAT
Kukri knife
Makarov 8/8
2x 40mmS HE

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2640 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Fri 9 Dec 2011
at 10:45
Re: Battle for the Granary
As Dawid arrived, Mariusz was reloading.

"Good work! Euzebiusz, what are you waiting for, get firing, too!"

He stepped out to where he could get an angle on the occupied floors of the building above them. Bracing the butt on his thigh, he angled the PKM upwards and fired a long burst.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM GPMG (100/100 + 44)
SPAS-15 (HEAT, 1 Slug/6 buckshot)
NE Corner of building
Firing at granary

This message was last edited by the player at 22:38, Fri 09 Dec 2011.

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 990 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Fri 9 Dec 2011
at 16:16
Re: Battle for the Granary
Mariusz switched out his nearly empty magazine for a fresh one and then got ready to fire again.

Mariusz
AK-74 30/30
BG-1 0/1
Reloading.

Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1192 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Fri 9 Dec 2011
at 16:20
Re: Battle for the Granary
Following Jay into the building to the north of the granary Jan called across to the Gurkha.  "Jay, we start clearing this building!  You and me lead and Pavel and Artur back us up!"  He then repeated his instructions in Polish for Pavel and Artur's benefit.

He pulled his rifle tight into his shoulder, ready to fire a pair of single shots at any targets.


Jan
Starting to clear the building, ready to fire a pair of single shots at any targets
F88 Steyr AUG (30/30 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

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1568 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Sat 10 Dec 2011
at 02:05
Re: Battle for the Granary
Last to cross the gap, Bayer enters the building adjacent to the granary, grateful that their rush across the narrow, but nevertheless open ground didn't cost him any casualties. Then toggling his radio, he says, "All call signs, Bayer. Cease fire cease fire. Small arms hold except for deliberate fire against clear targets that present themself... but support weapons do not engage until enemy main force arrives and on my command. Over."

Bayer then steps further into the building, too late to say anything in time to Jay, he advises him cooly, "Must be careful for booby trapped bodies. Safety before any searches or moving them."

Bayer then shouts for everyone to hear, "Achtung achtung, listen in! Two Section begin clearing up. You have five minutes so move quickly and report when done. Three Section follow them up and leapfrog ahead to clear floor above them. Then continue the process." He then says, "Anticipate Headquarters to be positioned upstairs on first floor, Two Section on second floor, and Three Section on fourth floor. All arcs are to be directed towards north approach route."

Once they'd progressed up to the first floor, Bayer says to Sawiki, "I need you to guard the staircase. I very much doubt that the enemy in the granary will leave it try to come in here, but just in case you are to be our trusted lookout. Don't fight them. Just shoot once and run to tell me and Fleming... I'll be in the first room watching the road. Understand?" Then turning to Flemming, he says, "You are the vocal and visual link between me and Sawicki."

Bayer's initial plan to occupy the building:
Fifth and all additional floors - Unoccupied
Fourth Floor - Three Section (Facing north)
Third Floor - Unoccupied
Second Floor - Two Section (Facing north)
First Floor - Headquarters (Bayer OP north road, Sawiki on stairwell, Flemming in middle)
Ground Floor - Unoccupied (entry covered by mutually supporting Rebel militia)

This message was last edited by the player at 02:21, Sat 10 Dec 2011.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2642 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sat 10 Dec 2011
at 04:05
Re: Battle for the Granary
In reply to Konrad Bayer (msg #148):

"Sunray, Eagle copies. Be advised cannot put effective supporting fire on target. Am moving to cover approaches in our area."

He looked at Euzebiusz and Mariusz and said, "let's go back to where I was before. As we go we'll call out for Ireneusz, maybe he'll show up. Let's go!"

As they went, he began calling out Ireneusz's name. "Ireneusz! Answer me! Ireneusz!"

Dawid Piotrowski
PKM GPMG (100/100 + 44)
SPAS-15 (HEAT, 1 Slug/6 buckshot)
NE Corner of building
Moving to SE corner.

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 579 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Sun 11 Dec 2011
at 10:20
Re: Battle for the Granary
"Sunray, Queen copies," Griet replied and then looked around to address her team, "anyone with small arms is to engage any solid target that presents itself, no speculative or suppressive fire."

She moved over to the MK19 and said, "I'll help you move this into a firing position once we're sure which way the enemy is coming in."
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 992 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sun 11 Dec 2011
at 10:21
Re: Battle for the Granary
Mariusz finished reloading and followed Dawid to their next position.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1177 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sun 11 Dec 2011
at 16:36
Re: Battle for the Granary
"Three section, stack on me!  We're following Jan and his team up the stairs.  As soon as they begin their sweep, we'll break off and take the next floor.  Me and Piotr will cover and Minh, you two have the first bound to clear.  Questions?"

Robert and his Three Section wait until Jan and his group stack to move up the stairs to begin the sweep oif the building.
Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1195 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Mon 12 Dec 2011
at 14:51
Re: Battle for the Granary
"Understood Capitaine," Jan called in reply to Konrad's instructions before relaying them to the rest of his team.  Once everyone understood the quick plan Jan then led them up the stairs, ensuring that Jay was on his shoulder.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2432 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Tue 13 Dec 2011
at 00:49
Re: Battle for the Granary

Section 1

After adding some additional suppressive fire to the mix, Dawid collects Mariusz and Eusebiusz and heads back to the southeast corner of the building they've occupied. As they settle in again, Ireneusz shows up with a couple of rebels in tow- a teenaged boy (not a day over 15) and a young woman in her early 20s. Both are armed with AKMs but they only have two full magazines of ammunition between them. (Dawid -10 rounds)

Snipers

The snipers move into an abandoned apartment (facing east) at the south end of the apartment block, west of the granary. At the moment, the enemy opposite are either too preoccupied with the recent flurry of incoming fire or have not had any reason to target the flat Warren and Craig have just entered.

Support

Griet supervises the reorientation of the Mk-19. By moving it to the NE corner of the building, it can fire a couple of hundred meters up the road (north). If the Baron's relief force uses this approach, the AGL team will be able to engage it with their limited supply of HEDP.

Sections 2, 3, and HQ

The three teams enter the building and work their way upstairs. Spent brass litters the floor and the smell of cordite lingers. Blood drops speckle the floors and another body is found. For whatever reason, the Baron's men decided to abandon this mutually supporting position. Konrad decides to orient his squads towards the north, to await the imminent arrival of the Baron's armored relief column.

Several minutes pass...

Above the continuing intermitent gunfire, a low rumble can be heard. A couple of minutes later, those on the upper floors of their buildings, facing north, catch sight of the Baron's convoy. A faint cheer can be heard coming from the garrison holding the granary. This time, it appears that the M113s have taken point, with the MTLB in the third slot, followed by the T-72, with the large truck in trail. The lead element is now

Flemming advises Konrad, "The garrison is telling the convoy about the rebels in the building across the street (Griet's support position)."

The convoy is approaching along the expected route. It is currently about 150mm north of Griet's AGL team and a little over 250m from sections 2 & 3.


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


Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:50, Tue 13 Dec 2011.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2644 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Tue 13 Dec 2011
at 08:55
Re: Battle for the Granary
When Irenieusz showed up, Dawid handed off the SPAS-15 with the rifle grenade.

"Good to see you, and you brought friends! You must have had training with rifle grenades or at least are familiar with RPGs, this is the same thing. I will show you the controls."

After introducing himself to the 2 new arrivals, he demonstrated the sights, how to safe the weapon, how to remove the adapter afterwards.

"Everyone, if I should fall, Mariusz is in charge. Our job is flank security to the south east and west, but if called we will either provide cover fire on the objective to the northeast or assault. Mariusz, don't forget my radio should something happen to me."

He called Konrad. "Eagle calling Sunray, am relocated to protecting this flank, cannot put effictive supporting fires on objective."

This message was last edited by the player at 18:35, Tue 13 Dec 2011.

Craig Sutherland
 player, 446 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Tue 13 Dec 2011
at 10:21
Re: Battle for the Granary

Unaware of the convoys approach Craig aims for the roof of the grainery and any exposed personnel. He will concentrate his fire on the machine gun positions if they are visible.

Once he has a target in his sights he slows his breathing and pulls the trigger on the grenade launcher.


Sniper Element
Firing on MG nests with GL

AK-74/BG-15 (45/45) + 5x45 (1/1 HE) + 5x40mm HE - At shoulder
Mosin–Nagant Model 1891/30 (3/5)- 4x PE Scope - held at arms length
Browning HP (18/20) w/ silencer + 2x20 - holstered
F-1 FRAG Grenade x 7