Ch. 18-1: Plock.   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Daniel Larue
 player, 93 posts
 Technical Sergeant
 USAF Pararescueman
Tue 24 Apr 2012
at 02:19
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Thoroughly unqualified to be behind a machine gun, Danny finds himself splitting a bridge watch shift with Bayer.  He takes care of the hauptmann's medical interview, then passes the time with a few quiet inquiries about the unit and some relatively safe personal questions.  Their paths didn't cross a lot in Warsaw or G-K and this is the first chance Danny's really had to get a good read on his new CO.  If Danny discovers Bayer was also a marathoner, the inevitable comparison of courses and times will no doubt occur.

After Bayer turns in, Danny restlessly prowls the bridge, occasionally stepping outside to converse with Sutherland and Tuck and relieve them so they can warm up.  He's just finished logging his 0200 weather observations when he catches motion out of the corner of his eye.  Flipping down his NVGs, he sees the boarders coming alongside.  For a moment, he's too croggled to do anything but give Craig an incredulous, almost offended look.  Are you shittin' me?

Bayer's first shot breaks Danny's paralysis.  He turns, scattering his logbook on the floor, and swipes a hand across the bank of switches that controls the work lamps for the main deck.  As the powerful lights come up, he grabs the microphone for the public address system.  "Drop your weapons, drop your fucking weapons!"

Danny
Lights and speakers that go to eleven
Winona [30/30 + 6 magazines] - laid across an adjacent seat
CZ 75 [15/15 + 2 magazines] - holstered
AN-M8 HC smoke grenade x2 - on vest
AN-M18 red smoke grenade x1 - on vest

OOC: I am assuming the Queen has lights and PA as I just described (respectively, for night operations and for passing orders from the wheelhouse to the deck crew and/or other vessels).  Danny's intent is to blind and disorient the boarders more than he blinds and disorients the other PCs, hoping to defuse the fight - or at least rupture some OODA loops.  If the vessel does not, in fact, have the systems necessary for this questionable tactic, he'll waste an action remembering that fact.  Regardless, though, Danny is staying low, as the bridge is an obvious target for suppressive fire.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:58, Tue 24 Apr 2012.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2735 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Tue 24 Apr 2012
at 06:54
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
In reply to Konrad Bayer (msg #25):

Understanding and agreeing with Konrad's concern, Dawid went around himself and double-checked to make sure everyone was practicing light discipline. It wasn't so much the members of the Kommando; they were all used to trying to remain unseen in the field.

When the alarm was sounded he grabbed the PKM and his NVGs, headed to the main weapon at the bow.

"What side? Where?"

Reaching the bow he chambered a round into the GP-gun. Then he checked both sides. Just because they were coming up one side didn't mean they couldn't be at the other as well.

Dawid Piotrowski
PKM 100/100
Bow Vasilek Fighting Position
Checking both sides with NVGs.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:49, Tue 24 Apr 2012.

Craig Sutherland
 player, 499 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Tue 24 Apr 2012
at 07:28
Re: Ch. 18: Plock

From his vantage point on top of the wheel house, Craig had to blink a couple of times to make sure he was not making things up.

He then grabbed one of his FRAG grenades before throwing it towards the boat on the right side, he did the same with a second grenade to the one on the left.

Throwing grenades at the boarders boats.
Top of wheel house.

HK G3SG/1 (w/ Zeiss 1.5-6 x 42 mm Telescopic Sight)[20/20] w/14 magazines
L32A1 (Browning A5) 10" Barrel [4/3]
Browning HP-35 (w/ silencer)[20/20] w/2 magazines
Smoke grenade x1
FRAG Grenade F1 x6
Kukri
Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1296 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Tue 24 Apr 2012
at 13:30
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Jan was quietly snoring to himself and happy in a dream about meeting Vanessa Paradis for coffee in an old fashioned café called Bar de la Marine.  It was a place he knew well on the harbour in Marseilles and they were having a very good time.  She was laughing at his jokes and kept touching his knee when she smiled at him and he had just suggested that they switch from coffee to Pastis, or Pastaga as he preferred to call it, and she had agreed.  He was hoping that their date was going to go somewhere more interesting than a café when he was rudely awoken by the sound of someone shooting, quickly followed by someone yelling something about repelling borders!

He quickly rolled out of his sleeping bag, slung his webbing over his shoulder, grabbed his rifle and ran out of the cabin and on the deck to find out what was happening.  He was sleeping in a clean pair of combat trousers and a dark grey hooded sweatshirt so the chill of the night didn’t shock him too much, though that was partly due to the adrenaline that was coursing through his veins, but he could really feel the cold deck as he went to find out what was going on.  Though he had a pair of socks on he hadn’t had time to put on his boots, let alone his body armour or helmet.

“Where are they?” he yelled in English while standing just outside the doorway to the cabin.  He scanned around trying to work out what was going on, conscious that this was just the kind of situation where people could easily end up shooting their comrades!


Jan
Grabbing weapon and ammo, exiting the cabin and trying to work out what is going on
AK-74 (30/30 - 30rnd mag x7) - carried
BG-15 (1/1 HE - HE x11) - underslung on AK-74
Frag grenade x2 - webbing pouch
Smoke grenade x2 - webbing pouch
Note – webbing not currently worn but is looped over shoulder

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 1037 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Tue 24 Apr 2012
at 16:07
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Mariusz wriggled out of his sleeping bag and thrust his feet into his open boots. He grabbed his rifle and vest and headed as quickly as he could for his position on deck, at some point a thought about what was going on entered his head but he thrust it away. Time to find that out after he knew if the boat was secure or not.
Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 614 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Tue 24 Apr 2012
at 16:10
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Griet had been glad not to have to crawl into the firebox. The girder that had broken her leg had pinned her in a pocket of rubble for thirty-six hours before a search party had dug her out and even now she felt uncomfortable in tight spaces.

The noise of the alarm woke her from her sleep and she sat upright and grabbed her gun. She stood and dashed out into the corridor heading to the bridge to assess the nature of the emergency.
Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2737 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Tue 24 Apr 2012
at 19:48
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
In reply to Craig Sutherland (msg #28):

Seeing Craig chuck 2 grenades over the side (where it's likely friendlies would be leaning over to look) without any kind of warning, Dawid yelled out, "GRENADES!"
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1266 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Wed 25 Apr 2012
at 03:34
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Tucker had gotten back to his rack are fairly quickly when he heard there was an alarm of 'repel boarders' being yelled out by what sounded like Konrad and seeing for himself.  He had wanted that damn M-14K so bad for CQB actions and it was time to see if it was worth the wait.  Robert chambered a round in it and put an extra mag in his cargo pocket and then put his kevlar vest on over his gun belt holding the H&K SOCOM pistol.

He tried to get to an outside position so he could get eyes on some threats and made himself real small on a corner when he heard 'grenade' being yelled out by Dawid.  He is going to make [1] well placed shot on one of te first boarders he sees with the M-14K on semi-automatic.

OOC: Being that Tucker was up, he would've had his pistol and spare mags on?

This message was last edited by the player at 01:21, Thu 26 Apr 2012.

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2517 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 00:13
Re: Ch. 18: Plock

The peace of the night is instantly shattered as all hell breaks loose aboard the Wilsa Krolowa.

Konrad is the first to react, firing two pistol shots at the first boarder (port side, amidships) before ducking back down behind cover. He's fairly certain that both shots missed. (Konrad -2 rounds 9mm)

Daniel LaRue hits the lights, attempting to blind or at least disorient the attackers. The tug's lights illuminate the water ahead of the tug, leaving the sides of the ship in shadow. If anyone managed to sleep through Konrad's two gunshots, the tug's PA/loudspeaker certainly wakes them up. If the attackers understand LaRue's amplified command to surrender, they certainly give no indication.

Craig, in the sniper's eerie above the bridge, believes that high explosives are the key to repelling the surprise boarding attack. He tosses one frag to port and then, without waiting for a result, tosses a second to starboard. The port grenade bounces off the rubber hull of the first boat and lands in the Vistula where it explodes harmlessly. The second grenade falls into the mastless, wooden sailboat and lodges under a bench. It explodes in a shower of metal fragments and wooden splinters, knocking down three or four of the starboard-side boarding party and showering the Krolowa's superstructure with bits of dangerous debris. (Craig -2 frags)

Tucker emerges on the Tug's raised quarterdeck, M-14K in hand. He fires at one of the boarders to port. The man's leg buckles as the bullet shatters his right femur and he falls to the deck screaming in pain. (Tucker -1 round)

Several of the boarders open fire on the tug's obvious/visible defensive positions on full automatic, spraying bullets at the surprised defenders. Bullets' ricochet loudly off of the tug's thick hide, zinging off in unpredictable directions. The attackers' attention is focussed on the superstructure above them, so Dawid'd approach from forward is not immendiately noticed.


Next Moves?
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1628 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 01:01
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
With everyone alerted now, Bayer edges away from the doorway and encourages the team to pour it on, "Keep firing keep firing! Maximum aggression... take dem'out!" Once someone has taken his position at the doorway he rushes back to his bunk and grabs his G36 and his tac vest as the 9mm just won't suffice tonight.

Then as he moves back towards the firefight, he inserts a buckshot round into his 40mm launcher.
Daniel Larue
 player, 94 posts
 Technical Sergeant
 USAF Pararescueman
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 01:44
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Crap.  Not exactly the lights I wanted.  Danny quickly glances around for the switches that should control the work lights on the deck - forward navigation isn't exactly a priority at the moment.  His search is interrupted by wayward shrapnel rattling against the bridge windows.  The safety glass holds but there are a few new cracks and divots.  Griet's gonna be pissed.  Okay, fuck 'em.

Still kneeling below the level of the windows and staying in the unlit bridge's interior shadows, Danny makes a long arm and grabs Winona from her chair, flipping her selector to SEMI.  He eases around the corner to the bridge's aft door and trips the latch to let it swing open.  Through his NVGs, he scans the knot of boarders for anyone who looks like he's trying to organize the assault.  Winona's barrel swings up and spits out a controlled pair, then one more for good measure...

Danny
Three quick shots to the guy acting like he's in charge (check fire if Griet is in the line of fire on her way to the bridge)
Winona [30/30 + 6 magazines] - up, on SEMI
CZ 75 [15/15 + 2 magazines] - holstered, cocked and locked
AN-M8 HC smoke grenade x2 - on vest
AN-M18 red smoke grenade x1 - on vest

This message was last edited by the player at 02:05, Fri 27 Apr 2012.

Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1268 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 02:01
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Tucker already likes this weapon!  He knows it's only one round from it but,the damage that it deals is quite impressive and it is handy to have in such a small space to work in.  If there are two [2] threats to fire at with single-shots at each one he will do so.  If not, he will double-tap the next closest and agressive threat nearest to him.

TUCKER
M-14K [19/20] {Set on S/S}
[+1] MAG 20 in cargo pocket
H&K SOCOM (.45 acp) [12/12] SAFETY 'ON & HOLSTERED'
[+2] MAG 12 in mag pouch
Kevlar Vest/Helmet

[2] single-shots to [2] threats or [1] double-tap to [1] threat

Jeff D. Warren
 player, 410 posts
 American - CIA
 Special Operations Group
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 05:36
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
With his new orders from Johnston eating at him coupled long hours in the crows nest, Jeff had lost some focus, and it had let the attackers get the best of him.  He intended to make up for this mistake quickly.  At the first opportunity he had, he took aim and fired rright at the chest of the arrogant pirate with the sword.


Jeff Warren
Crows Nest
Quick shot on sword pirate.
SAKO TRG-21 [10/10]

Craig Sutherland
 player, 500 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 06:00
Re: Ch. 18: Plock


As he rolled back from throwing the last grenade Craig has his shotgun in hand. He waits for the denotation before rolling towards the sandbag lip of his position.

Shotgun at his shoulder lying on his side, he fires the four rounds of Buckshot in the magazine into the port attackers while trying to not expose more of himself then necessary.

Above Bridge

L32A1 (Browning A5) 10" Barrel [4/3]
Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 295 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 06:23
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Jay had been caught unaware by all the commotion. He had been busy trying out his new IR goggles, and not maintaining a proper watch. Cursing himself, he dropped to his knee and raised his rifle to his shoulder. He flipped the selector to FULL AUTO and scanned for targets. Once located he intended to put a full burst into them and make they pay for his lapse.

As he looked around he glanced over the side of the boat of there were more attackers coming aboard. If he sees multiple targets he will spray the area, intended to cause damage as well as suppress.


Jay Biyanjankar
In a crouch, looking for targets and then firing on full auto
AK74 30/30

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 615 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 15:02
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Griet reached the bridge and looked around to assess the situation. There were boarders to port and starboard and several men already seemed to have gained a foothold on the boat.

She exited from the port side of the wheelhouse and moved to cover the stairs down to the deck. She crouched down and readied her rifle, waiting to see what was going on before firing and potentially hitting one of her comrades. She saw Mariusz appearing from a doorway and said, "Boarders! Cover the starboard stairs. Don't shoot until we've seen what side people are on."

Griet
AK-74 30/30
BG-1 1/1HE
Crouched at port stairs
Overwatch

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 1038 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 15:04
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
As Mariusz exited onto the upper deck he saw Griet crouched down. She hissed him and order and he nodded. He dropped to a crouch and scrambled around to the opposite side of the boat. He shouldered his rifle and scanned the darkness for targets.

Mariusz
AK-74 30/30
BG-1 1/1HE
Covering starboard steps

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2741 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sat 28 Apr 2012
at 00:03
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
The debris from the explosion to starboard indicated that the boat there was destroyed.

Therefore, the port probably had more boarders.

"Firing!"

Propping the GPMG on the port rail, he began firing down the side hull of the tug, raking any boards in the act of climbing up and anyone remaining in the rubber raft.


Dawid Piotrowski
PKM 100/100
Port Bow railing
Firing long burst down side of boat. Attempting to avoid friendly casualties by shooting down the side of the hull, not across the deck.

Jan Cerny
 NPC, 1298 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Sat 28 Apr 2012
at 18:00
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Someone, Jan didn't know who but Dawid had yelled a warning, had thrown a grenade either side of the boat.  The explosion on the starboard side had been much louder so Jan raced to the port side with his rifle to his shoulder.  As he moved he looked for targets and if he spotted any he fired a double tap at them.

Konrad's orders were right.  They needed to establish control of the boat as quickly as possible!  Maximum speed and aggression were required!


Jan
Going to the port side of the boat and firing a double tap at any target that he spots.  If he spots a second target he will also fire a double tap at that one for a total of four shots.
AK-74 (30/30 - 30rnd mag x7) - carried
BG-15 (1/1 HE - HE x11) - underslung on AK-74
Frag grenade x2 - webbing pouch
Smoke grenade x2 - webbing pouch
Note – webbing not currently worn but is looped over shoulder

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2519 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Sat 28 Apr 2012
at 22:18
Re: Ch. 18: Plock

On the quarterdeck, Tuck attempts to create more carnage with his new toy. A burst of automatic fire brushes him back, one round glancing off the crown of his K-pot. He stumbles backwards, loses his balance, and falls on his ass. The only thing hurting, though, is his pride. Fortunately, everyone else is currently too busy to have witnessed his short trip. As he starts to regain his feet, he senses something behind him, at the back railing of the quarterdeck, just out of sight in front of the AGS/PKM position.

Griet is waiting at the top of the stairs when a dark-clad man wielding a sword in his right hand and a pistol in his left pops up just in front of her. She squeezes off a burst, hitting the boarder in the stomach. He doubles over in pain, pauses for a moment, and then starts crawling towards Griet, his sword clanging off the last couple of metal stairs to the starboard waste HMG position. (Griet -3 rounds)

One of the boarders on the starboard side tosses a frag up towards the HMG mount beneath the bridge. The grenade clangs off the Dishka's long barrel and drops down the main deck were a wounded boarder lays [this is the fellow whose leg was shattered by Tucker in the second round]. There are two more men within the primary blast radius when the grenade explodes, killing two of them and badly wounding the third as the concussion knocks him on his face.

Dawid has just set up his PKM when the errant grenade blows up. A fragment buzzes past his ear as he leans into the buttstock of his machinegun and unleashes a flurry of rounds on the men still in the inflatable [if he rests his bipod on the railing, he can't really fire down its inner side]. His fire cuts down the three men still aboard and punches several holes in the boat's uppers. When he releases the trigger, there are no more targets visible on the starboard side of the tug. The man wounded and knocked down by his comrade's frag is lying on the deck groaning about five meters from Dawid's feet. (Dawid -10 rounds)

Jay comes up right behind Dawid, too late to engage the now-decimated enemy boarding party on the tug's port side.

Craig, up in the sniper's nest, fires three rounds of buck down into the inflatable at the same time as Dawid's burst. His fire compounds the carnage and further damages the small boat. (Craig -3 rounds buck)

Warren, also in the snipers' nest, attempts to engage the boarders but finds that the long SAKO rifle and its high-powered scope is not suited to this kind of close-range fight. It's just too unwieldy and he can't get a sight picture without leaning out over the edge of the bridge roof. Frustrated, he sets down the rifle and draws his pistol. By the time he's ready to use it, the port side looks clear.

Jan emerges from the crew quarters on to the main deck, portside. There are bodies all around. He looks forward and sees a man nearly at the top of the stairs to the HMG catwalk. He could shoot the man in the back but he realizes that any long rounds or through-and-throughs could strike one of his own people.

Konrad also emerges on deck, a deadly buckshot round loaded in his German grenade launcher. It takes him a couple of seconds to make a decent assessment of the current, and rapidly changing, tactical situation on board the tug.

Mariusz, meanwhile, runs around the HMG catwalk and sets up near the top of the stairs just as a man with a short-barrelled AK jumps up the last couple of steps. Mariusz is ready but the man's sudden appearance startles him into firing off a longer burst than he'd planned. The man fires too, but Mariusz is a split-second quicker. Three of his five rounds strike the target, stitching the boarder from his right [then abdomen] to his left arm. The man dances a grotesque jig, loses his footing, and tumbles back down the steep staircase. One of the enemy's rounds skids across Mariusz's scalp. Thusly stung, Mariusz stumbles backwards a couple of steps and then falls to his knees. The wound stings badly and he can feel blood starting to seep through his long hair, but he knows that he's not badly hurt. He hears more men on the deck below him. (Mariusz -5 rounds)

Daniel LaRue emerges from the bridge's aft door just as the Mariusz sends the boarder sprawling down the stairs. Daniel spots another boarder running aft along the main deck and he squeezes off three rounds. The first one appears to catch the man in the lower back, while the third blasts a big chuck from the back of the man's head. He falls fowards and slides a couple of meters down the deck, coming to stop with a sickening thud against the side railing. (LaRue -3 rounds)

Awakened from a deep slumber by the sudden cacophany of close-quarters battle, Minh falls out of her bunk and starts collecting her essential combat gear in the dark. The strobe effect of nearby muzzle flashes comes through her billet's porthole. She's now ready to fight, but doesn't know what awaits her just outside her room.

The port-side boarders have been annihilated but the tug's starboard side is currently defended by only two of the Kommandos. There's a good chance that there are at least a couple of attackers aboard the Krolowa.


Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:43, Sat 06 Oct 2012.

Dawid Waldus Piotrowski
 player, 2743 posts
 Ex-Sergeant
 Polish Artillerist
Sat 28 Apr 2012
at 23:32
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Satisfied with taking out the raft and reasonably sure he hadn't killed any of the Kommando, he lifted the heavy MG up from where he'd been holding it, unsupported, and firing down the side of the boat. He rested the bipod on the rail and shouted a warning,

"Port side secure! Repel boarders, starboard side!"

He then scanned the water around the tug to make sure additional reinforcements were not arriving to support those already onboard.

Dawid Piotrowski
PKM 90/100
Tug's Bow
Shouting a SITREP, checking surrounding areas.

Craig Sutherland
 player, 502 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 29 Apr 2012
at 00:36
Re: Ch. 18: Plock

As he rolled from the edge of the snipers nest onto his back, Craig already had two more shells in his hand. He loaded the shotgun again before rolling to the starboard side and placing three more rounds into the attackers.


Above Bridge starboard side
Firing on starboard side attackers

L32A1 (Browning A5) 10" Barrel [3/3] 00 Buck

This message was last edited by the player at 00:36, Sun 29 Apr 2012.

Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 297 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Sun 29 Apr 2012
at 07:34
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Seeing and hearing that Dawid had secured the area in front of him, Jay glided past and headed for the stairs. As he did so he called out, "Jay, Jay!" to make it clear to Dawid and any other Kommandos close by that he was a friendly.

Maintaining his low stance, he manoeuvred quickly to the steps and headed up, with his rifle at the shoulder ready to fire. He headed onto the upper deck's weather deck area, under the canvas, and scanned around, looking for friendlies and targets. If he spots any hostiles he will fire a short burst into their torso. If the area is clear he will move to the starboard side. Keeping as low as possible he will look over the side for targets, and will fire multiple bursts at any groups of attackers he sees.

Jay Biyanjankar
Port side, moving past Dawid, up the stairs onto Upper Deck, then across to the starboard side, firing at any targets that present themselves
AK74 30/30

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 616 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Sun 29 Apr 2012
at 11:18
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Griet saw the man she had shot continue to crawl toward her. She had hoped he'd go down and stay down to allow them the opportunity to interrogate the man. Until he was stationary however, he remained a threat to her personal safety. She tightened her grip on her rifle and aimed at the man. She steadily pumped rounds into him until he stopped moving.

Griet
Port stairs, machine gun deck
AK-74 27/30
BG-1   1/1HE
Aimed shots at sword boy

Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 1039 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sun 29 Apr 2012
at 11:25
Re: Ch. 18: Plock
Lucky, Mariusz thought to himself, the guy didn't hit anything vital. He'd operated with blows to the head before and they didn't seem to slow him down too much.He grabbed a grenade from his vest and dragged the pin from it. He released the spoon and rolled it down the stairway. He hoped that the bouncing bomb would deter people from coming up toward him.

As soon as he released the grenade, he moved to cover the stairs from behind in case the enemy decided to use grenades themselves.

Mariusz
AK-74 25/30
BG-1   1/1HE
Throwing a grenade down the stairs
Moving from covering the stairs by looking down them to being adjacent to them to shoot people in the back as they come up