The Mess (General OOC)   Posted by Cap'n Rae.Group: 0
Jelena Tamm
 player, 5 posts
 Red Army Deserter
 Silent Hunter
Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 16:34
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
In reply to Eric Phillips (msg # 36):

Nice one. That made me smile. I've picked my gear anyway.
Jelena Tamm
 player, 6 posts
 Red Army Deserter
 Silent Hunter
Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 16:41
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Quick question - what's the carrying capacity of a bicycle? It's not stated in the rules.
Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1640 posts
 P Sgt., 10th MD
 Corkman
Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 16:51
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Does anyone hear the transmission of Phillips?
Eric Phillips
 player, 7 posts
 18 Bravo, 10th SFG
 Spartan-117
Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 17:12
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Jelena Tamm:
Quick question - what's the carrying capacity of a bicycle? It's not stated in the rules.


Special Note—Bicycles
A bicycle has no load of its own; a character riding a bicycle can carry his personal load. He travels at half speed if burdened. If unable to ride (see the four terrain descriptions above) a character may walk his bicycle at his off-road walking speed; its weight does not count against his load limit.  (pg. 152 in my 2.2 PDF)

This message was last edited by the player at 17:16, Sat 06 June 2015.

Thijs van Lincklaen
 player, 165 posts
 Sergeant-Majoor, DMC
 DaleN
Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 19:46
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Sorry I haven't posted recently; I have been away unexpectedly for a few days.  Before I post, may I assume that Minh actually has obtained a radio as instructed, or Thijs somehow has done so?
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2997 posts
 Tour Director
 Narrator
Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 20:52
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Thijs van Lincklaen:
Sorry I haven't posted recently; I have been away unexpectedly for a few days.  Before I post, may I assume that Minh actually has obtained a radio as instructed, or Thijs somehow has done so?


Yes, that's fine. Assume that Minh has one. You can be passing it back and forth.

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Jelena Tamm
 player, 7 posts
 Red Army Deserter
 Silent Hunter
Sat 6 Jun 2015
at 21:58
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Eric Phillips:
Jelena Tamm:
Quick question - what's the carrying capacity of a bicycle? It's not stated in the rules.


Special Note—Bicycles
A bicycle has no load of its own; a character riding a bicycle can carry his personal load. He travels at half speed if burdened. If unable to ride (see the four terrain descriptions above) a character may walk his bicycle at his off-road walking speed; its weight does not count against his load limit.  (pg. 152 in my 2.2 PDF)


OK, thanks very much.
Minh Quyen
 player, 714 posts
 SP4, U.S. Army MP
 JinnySong2
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 16:06
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
I deleted out some of my last post to reflect having brought a radio.

I've added AN/PRC-119
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 2999 posts
 Tour Director
 Narrator
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 21:51
Re: The Mess (General OOC)

OK, so I think we pretty much all know where this scenario is going. All three groups are going to link up very soon. We all need to just make that happen. This will involve some talking, so please get to it. Use the OOC to plan and clarify, and take care of the meat of it in the IC. I'm around if you have any questions.

The other thing is that the partisans still need to be chased off. Tuck's three shots were a good start, but not enough to convince them to completely call off the pursuit and withdraw from the area. A bit more of a show ought to do the trick.

I'm really enjoying GM'ing this campaign for y'all again. Much of that enjoyment is down to the active and substantial involvement that many of you have been putting in since the relaunch. To you, I give my thanks. I'm very much looking forward to continuing this Vistula Cruise with y'all.

Cheers,

Rae

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Robert 'Tuck' Tucker
 player, 1642 posts
 P Sgt., 10th MD
 Corkman
Sun 7 Jun 2015
at 23:50
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Cap'n Rae:
OK, so I think we pretty much all know where this scenario is going. All three groups are going to link up very soon. We all need to just make that happen. This will involve some talking, so please get to it. Use the OOC to plan and clarify, and take care of the meat of it in the IC. I'm around if you have any questions.

The other thing is that the partisans still need to be chased off. Tuck's three shots were a good start, but not enough to convince them to completely call off the pursuit and withdraw from the area. A bit more of a show ought to do the trick.

I'm really enjoying GM'ing this campaign for y'all again. Much of that enjoyment is down to the active and substantial involvement that many of you have been putting in since the relaunch. To you, I give my thanks. I'm very much looking forward to continuing this Vistula Cruise with y'all.

Cheers,

Rae

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Glad to be back and great to have you back Rae!
Konrad Bayer
 player, 1921 posts
 Hauptman, Pzg
 the fusilier
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 00:10
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Cap'n Rae:
Tuck's three shots were a good start, but not enough to convince them to completely call off the pursuit and withdraw from the area. A bit more of a show ought to do the trick.


Six shots. Bayer fired as well.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 3000 posts
 Tour Director
 Narrator
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 00:47
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Konrad Bayer:
Six shots. Bayer fired as well.


Oh, man- sorry I missed that. I think I must have been focusing on the map. Bayer doesn't really have LOS to either group of pursuers. He'd pretty much have to move to Tucker's OP to engage with direct fire. He could, however, fire some shots in the air without having to move. Please advise and I will edit.

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This message was last edited by the GM at 00:54, Mon 08 June 2015.

Konrad Bayer
 player, 1922 posts
 Hauptman, Pzg
 the fusilier
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 01:25
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg # 49):

What about Quyen/Thijs' position? I indicated that he was moving up behind them. Would that do? If not, then in the air (since I still want to be moving up towards the center).
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 3001 posts
 Tour Director
 Narrator
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 01:31
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Konrad Bayer:
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg # 49):

What about Quyen/Thijs' position? I indicated that he was moving up behind them. Would that do? If not, then in the air (since I still want to be moving up towards the center).


I still think he wouldn't be able to see either hunting group- too many trees between them and him. He would, however, be present when Phillips arrives and that could help speed things along. Either way, I'll have him fire three shots. Is that OK?

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Konrad Bayer
 player, 1923 posts
 Hauptman, Pzg
 the fusilier
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 01:32
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Yeah in the air is fine then. Pew pew pew...
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 3002 posts
 Tour Director
 Narrator
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 01:42
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Konrad Bayer:
Yeah in the air is fine then. Pew pew pew...


This is what I added:

As soon as Konrad hears Tucker open fire, he squeezes off three evenly-spaced shots into the sky above him, simply trying to create enough racket to give the two teams on man-hunters the idea that they were up against more than just a lone wolf. He moved towards Thijs and Minh's position as he did so, wanting to be in a better position to coordinate the action and receive the incoming supposed U.S. Special Forces fellow.

Konrad -3 rounds

... I also added a bit about Konrad being with Minh and Thijs when Phillips arrives.

Thanks for rolling with this.

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This message was last edited by the GM at 01:47, Mon 08 June 2015.

Jelena Tamm
 player, 8 posts
 Red Army Deserter
 Silent Hunter
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 13:43
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
I think Jelena Tamm's sheet is more or less done. I hope the bicycle comes in handy.
Eric Phillips
 player, 11 posts
 18 Bravo, 10th SFG
 Spartan-117
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 14:14
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
I'm in training for the next two weeks with lots of homework, so my posts may be a bit laconic at times...

This message was last edited by the player at 14:14, Mon 08 June 2015.

Thijs van Lincklaen
 player, 168 posts
 Sergeant-Majoor, DMC
 DaleN
Mon 8 Jun 2015
at 16:42
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
Someone remind me later -- Thijs wants to obtain a Kevlar helmet if/when one becomes available.  Though he's used to his Korps Mariniers-issue steel helmet, the weight difference might be helpful.
Jan Cerny
 player, 1706 posts
 Sergent Chef, FFL
 Mahatatain
Tue 9 Jun 2015
at 17:13
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
A quick question over the radio frequencies.  Is the Queen on the same frequency as the shore party?  I presume so and that would mean that we've just heard Polaris' transmission.  Is that correct?

Ta,

Andy.
Cap'n Rae
 GM, 3003 posts
 Tour Director
 Narrator
Tue 9 Jun 2015
at 17:22
Re: The Mess (General OOC)

Yes. All are aware of both frequencies, thanks to Griet informing everyone of the new USSF frequency over the Kommando net.

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Jan Cerny
 player, 1708 posts
 Sergent Chef, FFL
 Mahatatain
Tue 9 Jun 2015
at 17:35
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
In reply to Cap'n Rae (msg # 58):

Thanks for clarifying.

Ta,

Andy.
Jan Cerny
 player, 1711 posts
 Sergent Chef, FFL
 Mahatatain
Wed 10 Jun 2015
at 18:54
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
One minor thing for the new PCs.  Jan (pronounced Yahn for anyone that didn't know) doesn't actually advertise the fact that he's FFL.  That was a mistake by his original player before I took him over that really should never have been made.  He's obviously told a number of the long standing crew members and they know he knew a DSDG agent in Warsaw but he doesn't introduce himself as FFL to new arrivals and has no insignia on his fatigues.  He would probably come across as a bit of an enigma - a Czech native, who speaks English fairly well but with a touch of a French accent and who addresses Konrad as "Capitaine".

This message was last edited by the player at 18:59, Wed 10 June 2015.

Cap'n Rae
 GM, 3005 posts
 Tour Director
 Narrator
Wed 10 Jun 2015
at 18:56
Re: The Mess (General OOC)

I will delete mention of Jan's FFL affiliation from the last turn post.

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Jan Cerny
 player, 1712 posts
 Sergent Chef, FFL
 Mahatatain
Wed 10 Jun 2015
at 19:00
Re: The Mess (General OOC)
It's not a problem.  I just thought that I should mention it.