Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz.   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 831 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Tue 3 Sep 2013
at 16:00
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
"I wasn't denigrating what you were suggesting," Griet replied, "it's a long shot but more focussed than wandering around and relying just on luck. Work some parties out and we'll ready them for a second try."
Anders Mattson
 player, 111 posts
 Kapteeniluutnantti (res.)
 Finnish Navy
Tue 3 Sep 2013
at 18:50
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Jay would come to find, Anders knew the operation of the AK-family intimately. "Finnish military standard weapon a relative to AK", he said. "Seven point six two." It was quite evident, the gunnery officer had held this type of rifle very often, though not this particular model.
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1895 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Tue 3 Sep 2013
at 19:28
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Thijs van Lincklaen:
Taking the acquired booty up on deck he went to find Griet and asked, "Do we have something on board we can float overboard that can be used as a target?"


"No firing... dry zero it for now." Bayer says quietly while watching the shore from the wheelhouse. "Get your target and save it for later."

He then glances at his watch, and toggles his radio, "Tucker, Bayer... radio check. Over."

* What time is it Rae?
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1602 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Tue 3 Sep 2013
at 23:40
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Tucker continues to act like the smokestack wasn't found yet, he reaches for his radio and replies, "Go ahead boss, you're coming in Lima Charlie."
Dominique 'Boots' Connolly
 Secondary PC, 109 posts
 Major
 USAF MH-53 Pilot
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 01:42
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
"Yeah, I know."  Connolly glares at the flattened city.  "Just pissed that I can't do more.  I'll have to take Mariusz back out.  I hate to hit him with a double shift but he's the only native reader we have who isn't critical for shipboard ops... and he knows how to prioritize any food we do find.  Still need security, but I'll ask around for a couple of volunteers who are getting fidgety."
Griet Niewiadomska
 player, 832 posts
 Polish Navy - CPO
 Krakow ORMO
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 15:17
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
"Tell him there's a chance to pick up some rare ingredients for the kitchen and he won't complain," Griet replied.
Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 605 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 15:53
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
*If asked Jay will definitely volunteer for a shore security detail.*
Dominique 'Boots' Connolly
 Secondary PC, 110 posts
 Major
 USAF MH-53 Pilot
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 02:06
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Connolly snorts.  "They told me part of command was knowing how to motivate your people, but...  Hey, kids!  Load up the minivan, we're going to Whole Foods for steel-cut oats and organic tofu!  Shit.  I'll go ask around."

Descending to the main deck, she gives the ruins another scowl before wandering forward to the crew assembled around the main gun.  "Hey, guys.  Once the first search team gets back, we're going to reposition and check out the local docks and warehouses.  I'll be taking Mariusz but we'll need a couple of shooters for security.  Anyone feel like getting off the boat for a while?"
Minh Quyen
 player, 708 posts
 Spec-4
 U.S. Army Military Police
Fri 6 Sep 2013
at 01:20
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
When Quyen helps with the scrounging efforts she will try to use her engineering expertise in judging any unstable or dangerous places that Mariusz might be trying to get into. She knows how much force is needed to bring down buildings and structures so hopefully she'll be able to recognize the hazards here in the ruins too. If needed she won't let him do anything that she doesn't agree with.

"If there are people living below us this area is probably stripped already." she says quietly to Tucker. "Maybe we should try somewhere else. It might be safer too."
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1898 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Fri 6 Sep 2013
at 01:36
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker:
Tucker continues to act like the smokestack wasn't found yet, he reaches for his radio and replies, "Go ahead boss, you're coming in Lima Charlie."


"Sunray, roger. We're setting ashore a second team. Will relay position once known. Continue your sweep and monitoring of radiation levels. Over." Bayer replies over the net. He then leaves the wheelhouse to collect his fighting order before moving to the launch in preparation for the next landing party.
Anders Mattson
 player, 113 posts
 Kapteeniluutnantti (res.)
 Finnish Navy
Fri 6 Sep 2013
at 17:01
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Anders gave Dom a polite smile. "I am more worth as gunner, if you need help", he said in his broken English. "I can fire and load this myself, so the others are welcome to go, if they want."
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1605 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Fri 6 Sep 2013
at 21:22
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Konrad Bayer:
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker:
Tucker continues to act like the smokestack wasn't found yet, he reaches for his radio and replies, "Go ahead boss, you're coming in Lima Charlie."


"Sunray, roger. We're setting ashore a second team. Will relay position once known. Continue your sweep and monitoring of radiation levels. Over." Bayer replies over the net. He then leaves the wheelhouse to collect his fighting order before moving to the launch in preparation for the next landing party.

"I copy Sunray. Relay when able. be advised, possible contact. Unknown size or strength. Possible civilian. Will advise. Out."

Tucker puts his radio away and turns down the volume and addresses the rest of his party, "We got a second team coming ashore from the tug in a little bit.  We'll get advised when and where and we need to continue our sweep.  I'm thinking we try to make contact and see where it goes.  I don't want a firefight out here or start something we can't finish.  I was thinking me and Mari approach while you two cover us.  Bayer also wants us to maintain checks on the rad levels so, whoever has the machine, give us a check please!"

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Konrad Bayer
 player, 1899 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Fri 6 Sep 2013
at 21:28
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Bayer acknowledges Robert's transmission, requesting a confirmation from him as soon as possible, and waits for the second party to assemble on the deck. "Possible change of plans." he informs everyone once they arrive. "Sergeant Tucker reports possible, unknown, presence near his position. If it's confirmed we are moving up to his location."

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Cap'n Rae
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Sat 7 Sep 2013
at 16:35
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz

Rozkowski ferries a second landing party to shore. It's not hard to follow the first group's tracks from the landing. In a few minutes the two teams are united. Tucker shows Konrad (and anyone else who's interested) the improvised chimney.  Heat waves are still shimmering above the pipe, but they're not as pronounced as they were when Tucker first spotted them.

The canal shouldn't be too far from where the group is now. The highway crosses the man-made waterway at some point so it should be a fairly simple matter to find it. The Princess could also try to navigate the canal, giving the group a greater cargo capacity should any of the warehouses prove to still be stocked. There's probably about three hours of daylight left during which to search and/or scrounge.

OOC: Anyone who wants to be ashore is welcome. Anyone who wants to stay aboard the Krolowa is also free to do so, but there won't be much going on there. I'm assuming that the tug crew will remain aboard, along with Mac, Kellerman, Griet, and either Boots OR LaRue. If anyone else wishes to stay, let me know.


Next Moves?

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Jan Cerny
 player, 1679 posts
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Sat 7 Sep 2013
at 19:55
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
When Jan gathered that Tuck's team had spotted something, quite possibly a civilian or group of civilians, and that Konrad was taking a second team ashore it made his mind up.  He had been intending on staying on the boat to rest his wounded arm but any civilian these days could still be someone potentially threatening and he would rather be on the ground doing his bit than waiting on the boat to find out what happened.

Once they had linked up with Tuck's team and the heat pipe had been subtly pointed out to him Jan muttered to Konrad.  "Capitaine, what do you wish us to do?  Are we continuing to search or trying to make contact?"
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1900 posts
 Hauptmann
 Panzergrenadier
Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 03:13
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Jan Cerny:
Once they had linked up with Tuck's team and the heat pipe had been subtly pointed out to him Jan muttered to Konrad.  "Capitaine, what do you wish us to do?  Are we continuing to search or trying to make contact?"


Bayer looks in the direction of the pipe and the surrounding heap of rubble that it was projecting from. He then glances at Jan and says, "We go... along the canal and continue the search." He then glances back at the debris a few blocks away, noting the ease it would be to protect it with booby traps, and adds, "We'll come back here tomorrow. Let's go."

Bayer then turns and nods for Tucker to follow as well, briefing them as he walks, "We'll take the launch up the canal with us... to the warehouses. You and Lieutenant Sutherland scout ahead, follow the water and don't get more than one tactical bound ahead of us... which in this terrain looks to be a couple blocks at most but might be under fifty meters if the debris gets difficult. I'll take the main body and the launch will keep pace with us."

While Tucker heads off with Craig, Bayer next addresses Jan, "We move in loose file formation, staggering ourselves in twos on each side of the road or pathway. I want you to pair up with LaRue and take the rear position."

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Mrityunjay Byanjankar
 player, 608 posts
 Naik (Corporal)
 Gurkha Rifles
Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 14:50
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Jay was glad to be back on dry land. Although the boat was comfortable enough, and it was nice to have a little space of his own again, he was a soldier, not a sailor. The constant movement of the boat had made his sick and he wanted to get on solid ground.

As the patrol moved off he took point when required, keeping low to the ground with his weapon ready.
Mariusz Tokarski
 player, 1183 posts
 Polish
 Teenaged Partisan
Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 16:11
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Mariusz checked his weapon and took up his position on the patrol. Badger hunting rarely went well so it was probably best to avoid it. Hopefully the larger group would find better pickings than the can of anchovies that he had found. Anchovies were a great ingredient but wouldn't come to a lot of calories between the whole group.
Craig Sutherland
 player, 683 posts
 Lieutenant
 42 Commando Royal Marines
Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 20:40
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz

Craig waited for Sergeant Tucker then followed him as he moved out. He kept his rifle at his shoulder as they moved along the canal. Craig tried to keep and eye out for any of the salvage they had been looking for, but a bigger priority now was for individuals that may pose a threat.

As they moved along the waterway he tried to spot any sunken vessels that might pose a hazard to the launch or provided a chance at salvage.
Jan Cerny
 player, 1680 posts
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Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 21:56
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Konrad Bayer:
While Tucker heads off with Craig, Bayer next addresses Jan, "We move in loose file formation, staggering ourselves in twos on each side of the road or pathway. I want you to pair up with LaRue and take the rear position."

Jan nodded at Konrad's instructions.  "Oui mon Capitaine."

He then turned to the medic.  "Danny you are with me and we shall be the last pair."

Jan kept his rifle at the ready as they moved off and kept glancing behind for any sign that someone from the hidden house was trying to follow or observe them.
Daniel Larue
 player, 386 posts
 Technical Sergeant
 USAF Pararescueman
Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 21:59
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
"Yup." Danny acknowledges Jan and does a quick gear check, shrugging his shoulders and bouncing on the balls of his feet to make sure everything settles into its accustomed place.  He glances at the Geiger counter again to get a baseline reading for the area, then powers it down to conserve the battery and stows it in his aid bag.

As the team moves out, he takes his spacing and pace from Jan, periodically turning to walk backward for a few paces every minute.  Winona stays pointed at the ground in a low ready.  "The tug ain't real stealthy," he murmurs to Jan.  "I'm kinda assuming the locals noticed when we showed up and are payin' attention to us."

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Jan Cerny
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Sun 8 Sep 2013
at 22:09
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Daniel Larue:
"The tug ain't real stealthy," he murmurs to Jan.  "I'm kinda assuming the locals noticed when we showed up and are payin' attention to us."

Jan paused briefly and scanned around again before replying.

"Yes and the question is how many people does the heat pipe Tuck spotted count?  And are there more heat pipes that we have not yet seen."
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1606 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 00:07
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Konrad Bayer:
Jan Cerny:
Once they had linked up with Tuck's team and the heat pipe had been subtly pointed out to him Jan muttered to Konrad.  "Capitaine, what do you wish us to do?  Are we continuing to search or trying to make contact?"


Bayer looks in the direction of the pipe and the surrounding heap of rubble that it was projecting from. He then glances at Jan and says, "We go... along the canal and continue the search." He then glances back at the debris a few blocks away, noting the ease it would be to protect it with booby traps, and adds, "We'll come back here tomorrow. Let's go."

Bayer then turns and nods for Tucker to follow as well, briefing them as he walks, "We'll take the launch up the canal with us... to the warehouses. You and Lieutenant Sutherland scout ahead, follow the water and don't get more than one tactical bound ahead of us... which in this terrain looks to be a couple blocks at most but might be under fifty meters if the debris gets difficult. I'll take the main body and the launch will keep pace with us."

"I'll try to keep it to around 50 meters or so.  We get hit are we going to extract to the river and to the launch?"
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1901 posts
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 Panzergrenadier
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 00:52
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker:
"We get hit are we going to extract to the river and to the launch?"


"Yes, if you bump into someone and they try to cause problems we'll withdraw. I'll send up two men to support and you form a rear guard while the remainder force our way back to the river for extraction." Bayer explains.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1608 posts
 Platoon Sergeant
 10th Mountain Division
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 12:59
Re: Ch. 20: Bydgoszcz
Konrad Bayer:
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker:
"We get hit are we going to extract to the river and to the launch?"


"Yes, if you bump into someone and they try to cause problems we'll withdraw. I'll send up two men to support and you form a rear guard while the remainder force our way back to the river for extraction." Bayer explains.

"Roger that boss." Tucker says to Bayer as he looks to find Sutherland.  "You ready to kick this off Craig?  I'll stick right about 10 meters in front, then we'll swap off every couple of blocks?"