Ch. 19: Dobiegniewo to Wloclawek.   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1565 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Fri 12 Jul 2013
at 21:24
Re: The Battle of Torun
Jan Cerny:
When one of the men yelled something in Russian Jan replied in Polish, yelling loudly himself. "Jeśli nie chce już walczyć, a następnie upuść broń i skakać za burtę łodzi!"*

He then spoke more quietly to Tuck.  "I tell them to drop their weapons and jump over the side of the boat if they have had enough.  We keep pushing forward though."

Jan continued backing Tuck up however, ready to fire his pistol at any target he spotted.  He also wasn't taking any chances and intended to fire on anyone who wasn't obviously unarmed and running away, firing double taps with his pistol.

Jan


Tucker nods to Jan and quickly tells him, "They're bogging us the fuck down.  We gotta get to that fuckin' cable now Jan.  If they drop them, they drop them.  If not, kill everyone that gets in our way!"  He then reaches down for his radio and toggles it to transmit, "This is Tuck. I'm on the main deck, starboard side. Making final push to cable. Cover, clear, or get the hell outta the way! Out."  Robert gets ready to take off for one last push towards the cable so that the tug can get on it's way.  He takes one last deep breath and then presses on with his Browning pistol leading and ready to engage any threats with a double-tap.

TUCKER
- Browning HP [9/13] Holstered (MAIN/Primary) [1] MAG 9/13 in pocket
- M16A2 / M-203: [30/30] / M-203 HE Loaded (Currently with Jan, if he took it)-
   SAFE - SLUNG}
- H&K MK23 SOCOM (Suppressed) [12+1/12 + [(x2) 12/12 Mag pouch]] -
   Holstered

Moving off (with Jan) to try and set off the charge on the cable & engaging any threats with his Browning HP with double taps or as needed

This message was last edited by the player at 22:10, Mon 15 July 2013.

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2916 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 16:28
Re: The Battle of Torun

For the time being, at least, the 82mm HE hit on the bridge and Craig's steady HMG fire are keeping the Ivan's still occupying it quiet. While Mariusz covers the bridge with his rifle, Minh takes advantage of the lull in enemy fire to slip away from the Vasilek, moving to the forward-starboard corner of the bridge superstructure. From here, she can still fire over the gun crew's heads, or she can fire forward, aft along the starboard main deck railing, or downriver, directly to starboard. Anders, again, has gone strangely quiet. (-10 rounds 12.7mm)

With a continuing dearth of visible targets on the near shore, Thijs decides to check the far [west/south] bank for enemy activities. Without an optic of some sort, the range is too great for him to pick out any definite threats.

On the Krolowa's main deck, while Jan attempts to talk the two Soviet holdouts into jumping ship, and Tucker informs the rest of the Kommando of the situation via radio, Jay takes a more direct approach. He quickly turns the corner and without really studying the targets, fires a burst into each of the two men he sees. The first man goes down, clutching at his left arm as he falls, and the second man's head jerks violently, spraying blood from a gaping wound, as he too goes down. Aside from the man he's just wounded, there are no more living Soviet troops on the tug's stern. (Jay -6 rounds)

The path to the severing charge fuse appears clear.

Up on the bridge, the radio is quiet. Did the Torun get the message? Are they pondering how to reply? At this point, all the bridge crew can do is guess.

The tug is still straining to break free from the moored monitor. So far, thanks to Griet's orders to the engine room crew, the tug's engines are in no danger of redlining. Once the tug is free from its tether, it will still be able to get up to full speed quickly, though.


Next Moves?

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:51, Mon 15 July 2013.

Jan Cerny
 player, 1647 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 18:19
Re: The Battle of Torun
When he realised that Jay had shot the last two Russians blocking their advance to the severing charge fuse Jan called out to Tuck.  "Tuck, go and set it alight now."

He then pointed his pistol at the man that Jay had wounded and fired a double tap into him, aiming to finish him off.  When he was certain that that man was no longer a potential threat Jan holstered his pistol and reloaded his grenade launcher.  Once the BG-15 had another round loaded Jan then cleared the jam in his rifle.  It was a painful operation as he had to use his left hand, and his left arm was still bleeding, but he figured that he was going to need to fire his rifle again before they made it past the bridge.


Jan
Firing a double tap with his pistol into the wounded Russian and then reloading his BG-15 and clearing the jam in his AK-74.
AK-74 (34/40rnds - 1x 40rnd & 10x 30rnd mags in total) - slung and jammed
BG-15 (0/1 HE Grenade - 18x HE Grenades in total) - underslung
Sig Sauer P226 - (15/15 rnds - 4x 15rnd mags in total) - held
Frag Grenade x2
Smoke Grenade (Coloured) x1
Hunting Knife

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 816 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 18:23
Re: The Battle of Torun
Griet kept nursing the engines and hoped against hope that the violent manoeuvrings and the dousing of the fuses in superheated steam had left them intact.

"When we break free the enemy will get a better shot at us." Griet said, "If people aren't manning a heavy weapon they might want to get into cover."
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 1171 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 18:28
Re: The Battle of Torun
Mariusz noted that Anders had gone intosome sort of trance-like fugue again. Whilst he was obviously a better shot than Mariusz could ever hope to be, he seemed to spend a lot of time in La La Land.

He looked at Anders and said, "Are you going to aim that thing or are you auditioning for lead role in an Off-Broadway run of Zen and the Art of Fucking Vasilesk Maintenance?"

He nudged the man aside and kept tracking the bridge until Anders was back in the zone to fire the gun again.
Anders Mattson
 player, 90 posts
 Kapteeniluutnantti (res.)
 Finnish Navy
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 19:07
Re: The Battle of Torun
Yet theFinn would not budge. "Shoot what", came the question. "Find me target and I shoot." He was not tracking targets through the sights but scanning for them with a bare eye. There was no point in waisting hard-to-obtain 82mm rounds on a target that did not need to be shot with one.
Thijs van Lincklaen
 player, 149 posts
 Sergeant-Majoor
 Dutch Marine Commando
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 20:45
Re: The Battle of Torun
Thijs continued scanning the starboard sectors for potential targets.  The Krolowa was too far away from the opposite bank to see anything there, but he still looked in that direction occasionally, just in case.

Thijs
Starboard DShK [139/200]
C7A1 LSW [85/90 +(6x30)] On deck, on bipod, SAFE
Scanning for targets,
Wondering if he should shoot at tow cable (if he can)

Craig Sutherland
 player, 661 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 21:57
Re: The Battle of Torun

Craig kept the tempo of fire up on the bridge. He scanned either end to see if any more enemy had made it onto the bridge or were trying to do so.



Firing on bridge
Port side of tug

Port DShK [145/200]
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1566 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 22:10
Re: The Battle of Torun
Jan Cerny:
When he realised that Jay had shot the last two Russians blocking their advance to the severing charge fuse Jan called out to Tuck.  "Tuck, go and set it alight now."

Tucker hears the gunshots and watches as Jan tells him that it is clear and to move.  He doesn't hesitate and moves as quickly as he can to get the charge lit to set the tug free of the cable and then finding some cover from the blast.  When he gets there, he holsters his Browning in his MOLLE vest.

TUCKER
- Browning HP [9/13] Holstered (MAIN/Primary) [1] MAG 9/13 in pocket
- M16A2 / M-203: [30/30] / M-203 HE Loaded (Currently with Jan, if he took it)-
   SAFE - SLUNG}
- H&K MK23 SOCOM (Suppressed) [12+1/12 + [(x2) 12/12 Mag pouch]] -
   Holstered

Moving to try and set off the charge on the cable & engaging any threats with his Browning HP with double taps or as needed

This message was last edited by the player at 00:32, Thu 18 July 2013.

Minh Quyen
 player, 700 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 03:06
Re: The Battle of Torun
Quyen is satisfied with her new position. It's just what she was looking for. She spends a minute giving both directions that she has a view to then turns her attention back to the bridge. Alright there didn't seem to be any fire coming from it at the moment she aims and fires three shots over the top of it.

Quyen
AK74 (29/30)
Forward-starboard corner of the bridge superstructure
Firing to keep their heads down

Dominique 'Boots' Connolly
 Secondary PC, 86 posts
 Major
 USAF MH-53 Pilot
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 20:59
Re: The Battle of Torun
"On it."  Connolly swaps handsets as Tuck comes into view at the tug's stern.  She watches him light the fuse, then keys the intercom.  "All hands, brace for movement and keep your heads down.  We're about to unmask."

Boots @ bridge, aft viewport
AIMS-74 [16/30 + 4 magazines] - ready, on BURST
M11 [13/13 + 2 magazines] - holstered, loaded but decocked

monitoring comms and monitoring the monitor

This message was last edited by the player at 21:02, Tue 16 July 2013.

Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 590 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 14:35
Re: The Battle of Torun
Jay betrayed no emotion as he peppered the two enemy soldiers. As they dropped to the floor he stepped forward, intent on checking that they were dead. As he did so another figure appeared. He held his rifle ready then realised it was Jan, who then proceeded to finish off the wounded enemy.

Jay silently nodded to the legionnaire, then simply said, "Clear" to indicate that his side of the vessel was now threat-free, as far as he could tell. Noting that Jan was wounded he stepped forward to provide cover as Tuck moved past to complete his task.

Jay Byanjankar
Covering Tuck and Jan
AK74 + GL 16/30 & 1xHE

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1880 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 01:47
Re: The Battle of Torun
Bayer pauses on the main deck for a moment. Both incoming and outgoing gunfire was slackening and he hadn't heard much radio chatter lately to help give him a very clear idea of the situation. He made it a point earlier not to go checking on Tucker, or sending someone else, as he didn't want the American to think his confidence in him was eroding - but with nothing else pressing down right now he decides to move aft.

Seeing Jan and Jay he moves up behind them while keeping low. "I expected that demo charge to be blown some time ago." he says, stating the obvious. He then glances down at Jan's wound and asks, "Is that bad? Everyone else alright?"
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2919 posts
 Long-time T2K Fan
 First-time GM
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 17:42
Re: The Battle of Torun

With the Krolowa swept clean of boarders, Tucker, covered by Jan and Jay, moves to light the fuse to the demo charge strapped around the tow cable. He pulls the starter cord and watches the line sizzle towards the mid-point of the tow cable. It stops well short, however, sputtering and dying soon after it passes the tug's rounded stern. Tuck tries to figure out what went wrong and how to fix the malfunction but he simply doesn't have the demolitions experience to correctly diagnose and correct the problem. Konrad soon joins the gathering on the Krolowa's poop. It's a position vulnerable to direct fire from the highway bridge to the east. At the moment, however, they are not taking any incoming.

Craig continues to sweep the highway bridge with HMG fire, effectively suppressing the surviving enemy there. The pilot boat is on fire now, and slowly drifting with the current back towards the Krolowa (although its course shouldn't intersect the tug's, at present). (-20 12.7mm)

Thijs keeps watch on the starboard side. It's quiet, for the moment. He glances back at the east/south bank; the tug is now far enough from the riverbank for Thijs to have a limited view of the concrete pier. The starboard HMG can't swivel far enough aft to engage the small cluster of men that he spots there. He can only see their heads and upper torsos when they stand erect.

There are currently no high value targets worth expending more of the tug's precious supply of 82mm ammunition on. Minh uses her rifle to add to the suppressive fire heading towards the bridge span, squeezing off a series of single shots. (Minh -3 shots)

The bridge crew can only wait for the tow cable to be severed. Until that happens, the Krolowa is effectively anchored to the spot.


Next Moves?
Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 591 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 20:51
Re: The Battle of Torun
Sensing a problem, Jay hurried forward to join Tuck to see if he could help. "Come, I look." He inspected the charge to see if he could work out what to do.

OOC - I have no RL experience with explosives beyond basic firecrackers so hoping the dice will be nice...!
Jan Cerny
 player, 1648 posts
 Czech/French
 FFL
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 18:46
Re: The Battle of Torun
"My arm is not bad I think," Jan replied to Konrad.

When the charge failed to explode Jan called over to Tuck.  "Has the steam caused a problem with the fuse?  Can you light it further down?  Shall I get Minh?"
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1881 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Fri 19 Jul 2013
at 20:20
Re: The Battle of Torun
Jan Cerny:
"My arm is not bad I think," Jan replied to Konrad.

When the charge failed to explode Jan called over to Tuck.  "Has the steam caused a problem with the fuse?  Can you light it further down?  Shall I get Minh?"


"Okay..." Bayer replies, giving his arm a brief glance before nodding. He then scowls at the tow line as he watches Tucker and Jay messing around with it. "Ja, get her up here quickly." he then says to Jan.

Bayer will remain in place, using whatever cover is available, and keeping his weapon aligned with the shore. If any targets appear he will fire single shots and hopefully give Tuck and Jay time to get into cover as well.
Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 817 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 07:54
Re: The Battle of Torun
Griet looked over her shoulder at the situation at the cables. She got on the radio and called Bayer.

"If your solutions aren't quicker, the best way will for me to cut speed to give the cables some slack and for you to release them manually. It'll take a couple of minutes per cable but is an option if you can't think of something quicker."
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 1172 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 07:55
Re: The Battle of Torun
"Welcome back," Mariusz muttered and then resumed covering the bridge with his rifle.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1569 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 13:50
Re: The Battle of Torun
Tucker moves out of the way to let Jay in figuring he has some more experience with explosives than he does.  He looks back up to where Jan and Konrad are and gives him a thumbs up on getting Minh down here to help knowing that they're sitting ducks here in the water.  He asks Jay, "Can I light the fucking thing from here or can you?"
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1882 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 16:04
Re: The Battle of Torun
Griet Niewiadomska:
Griet got on the radio and called Bayer. "If your solutions aren't quicker, the best way will for me to cut speed to give the cables some slack and for you to release them manually. It'll take a couple of minutes per cable but is an option if you can't think of something quicker."


Bayer toggles his radio and responds, "Bayer, do it. Out."

He then shouts forward, "Robert, when the cable goes slack, you and Jay start disconnecting. Minh is also moving up to also see to check on that charge but I want both you trying something as well."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:05, Sat 20 July 2013.

Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 818 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 16:40
Re: The Battle of Torun
"Roger that," Griet replied.

She eased back the ship's forward momentum allowing the cable to go slack. She made some quick calculations about the speed of the river and the forward momentum of the Crocodile and said over the radio, "You have a minute and a half before the Crocodile is going to catch us up. Get one undone at least and then I'll pull forward again if we have to. I will also crab to port in ninety seconds enough to give the port Dushka an angle to cover you."


Over the intercom she said, "Prepare for slowing down. In ninety seconds I will steer thirty points to port to allow the port Dushka to cover the Crocodile in case anyone tries to board us."
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1570 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Sat 20 Jul 2013
at 16:44
Re: The Battle of Torun
Konrad Bayer:
Griet Niewiadomska:
Griet got on the radio and called Bayer. "If your solutions aren't quicker, the best way will for me to cut speed to give the cables some slack and for you to release them manually. It'll take a couple of minutes per cable but is an option if you can't think of something quicker."


Bayer toggles his radio and responds, "Bayer, do it. Out."

He then shouts forward, "Robert, when the cable goes slack, you and Jay start disconnecting. Minh is also moving up to also see to check on that charge but I want both you trying something as well."

"ROGER THAT," Tucker yells back to Konrad as he starts to unsling his rifle and take off his MOLLE harness moving it off to the side so it is out of the way so he can be a little less restrictive while doing this.  He looks over to Jay and says, "Ready buddy?"
Craig Sutherland
 player, 664 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 05:49
Re: The Battle of Torun

Craig kept the barrel of the heavy machine gun pointed at the bridge as he strafed just below the guard rail. He did not know for sure if his fire was effective but it kept the enemies heads down.

He caught snippets of the message over the intercom enough to know his target would soon be changing.

Port side of tug
Firing on bridge, holding on for move

Port DShK [125/200]
Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 592 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 06:44
Re: The Battle of Torun
In reply to Robert 'Tuck' Tucker (msg # 776):

Jay nodded and laid down his rifle, getting himself ready to act when Tuck gave him the word.