Rad Recce Run Pt. 2.   Posted by helbent4.Group: 0
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 795 posts
 3/RSR - DRI
 Master Corporal
Wed 28 Sep 2011
at 10:51
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Kelsey ceased fire and dipped down for the Infrared site and started to scan for body heat, ears ringing from the machine gun fire.  She made sure the forward protection of the gunner's position covered as much of her as possible, and that her kevlar was in a good solid position on her head.  Snipers... why did it always have to be snipers?



Alpha-One.
Commander BTR-70 & currently of detachment,  Gunner of BTR - Scanning with IR for body heat not belonging to her folks.
C-8 Carbine - 6 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe on, to one side or in knee rack.
5 C-13 Frag Grenades
2 Smoke grenades (Green/white)  (All grenades attached to webgear)
Kevlar helmet ON!, commo headset on and plugged into a portable PRC, Glengary stuffed in pocket.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:52, Wed 28 Sept 2011.

helbent4
 GM, 1526 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 29 Sep 2011
at 02:51
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
In the BTR, Kel switched to IR and nothing happened. She then realised that those electronics were stripped from the gunsights (the driver was able to drive "dark" but used goggles). Anyways the sights were never equipped with thermal, but active IR that required a spotlight to function. The small turret was filled with fumes from the 40-50 rounds she'd fired off at the target.

To her front and left, Fox and Andy held their position, covered by the pipe. Fox looked after Seth but there wasn't anything he could do. The Humvee continued to burn, and one of the rockets exploded, the fuel and warhead combusting upwards in a black and red flower.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 712 posts
 Fmr. 62nd MRD
 Senior Lieutenant
Thu 29 Sep 2011
at 06:17
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Some thoughts came across Taras mind as the scene was getting more or less under control. The suspects were already arrested and the group of civilians were relieved and forever thankful towards their liberators telling their story. Bodies were recovered and the old store started to be engulfed by flames. Not much of a problem since this was an isolated building that was already a decrepit ruin.

We need to find out was going on with BTR and what happened with the guy with the machine gun under the tree. Everybody moves to the utility building. We will secure defensive perimeter. Troy, make radio contact with Kelsey and found out was going on. As soon as we are clear we will send a search party. This is not over yet!

Shevchenko retrieved the weapons of the dead militia by the truck and also recovered his PKM. Once relocated to the indicated site it would be easier to prepare a defensive posture and organize a search squad with the LAV after getting the news from the troubled crew of the BTR.
helbent4
 GM, 1527 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 29 Sep 2011
at 07:21
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg #145):

The Bravo-Lima group moved to the utility building and set up a 360 degree perimeter. Tremblay positioned the LAV near the intersection of 4th and Ioco where it could cover the approaches to the east and north.

Bravo had taken no casualties, nor had the LAV (Lee, Tremblay, Bezhov and Mahanandi). They had gathered 4 obviously Neo-Nazi or New America prisoners (from their tats and shaved heads) and confiscated various weapons as well as 14 very hungry and abused hostages. The hostages were mainly non-white (Indian and Asian) and included 3 children, 8 men aged 14-50 and 3 women aged 19-45.

The prisoners refused to divulge their names or other personal details.

Retrieved weapons included 4x 7.62mm HK91 rifles with 4 spare magazines each, 2x 9mm UZis with 6 spare magazines each. None of these had typical manufacturer stampings or serial numbers but looked to have been competently made and marked as made by the "Christian Survival Network". Taras had been briefed that New America had produced perhaps tens of thousands of unlicenced copies of the HK91 and other weapons before and during the war. There were 6 captured sidearms, 4x .45ACP Colt M1911A1 (probably copies) with 2 spare magazines each, a .357 Colt Python with 2 speedloaders and a 9mm S&W Model 5946 with RCMP markings. The weapons belonging to the spotter were gone, probably wherever his clothing went.

Upon seeing the RCMP sidearm, Const. Bajorek demanded where the prisoner had come into possession of it, and he didn't reply. Const. Chau wanted to shoot him in the head but refrained from carrying this out. Again, no verbal reaction was forthcoming, although he looked at the Mountie with a mixture of hatred and loathing for his race.

DeFazio, the comms guy, radioed Kelsey with a SITREP.
Troy DeFazio
Thu 29 Sep 2011
at 07:32
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
"Alpha this is Bravo, over."

"SITREP as follows. We have safely secured fourteen hostages, say again one-four hostages. Break. Have secured four armed militiamen, suspected New American. Say again, secured zero-four November Alpha prisoners. Break. Bravo and Lima have taken zero casualties. Break. Three November Alphas are Kilo India Alphas. Break. One hostage Kilo India Alpha. Break. No Whisky India Alphas. Break. Immediate area secure. Break. Bravo Actual asks you please advise. Over."

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 797 posts
 3/RSR - DRI
 Master Corporal
Thu 29 Sep 2011
at 11:14
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Kelsey motions for the ground element to start hunting the sniper, and check on the HMMWV, carefully, as she covers them with the big guns, She communicates with MAC to get her a better position to take a look, aka.. move the BTR up.

"This is Alpha one.  Sitrep.  Alpha casualties number three, Lima Delta casualties number one, four total casualties, repeat, four total.  Alpha two, Alpha Three, Alpha One Four, and Lima One Four.  I could use some backup over here.  Sniper engaged, TOW Hummer engaged and destroyed."


(Sorry on the Edit, it was Delaney, not Fox, who was KIA)

This message was last edited by the player at 21:58, Thu 29 Sept 2011.

Andrew Montgomery McRae
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 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Thu 29 Sep 2011
at 18:46
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Andy looked over at Fox and said, "I'll secure this area and you move to help Kelsey."

He keyed his radio and said, "This is Lima-16 to all Lima dismounts, secure this perimeter until the rear is secure."

He looked for a place offering decent cover and hunkered down to hold the line.

Andy
Lima-16
Parker-Hale 3/5
Keeping watch to the north

Robert Duncan Fox
 NPC, 239 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Sergeant
Thu 29 Sep 2011
at 22:14
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
"You sure? Okay, Andy. I'll take Seth with me."

Slinging his weapon, he grunted and lifted Seth across his shoulders. The dead man's limbs flopped bonelessly as he staggered down the hill towards the BTR.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 800 posts
 3/RSR - DRI
 Master Corporal
Thu 29 Sep 2011
at 23:17
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Sergeant Fox, secure the remains in the BTR and help Mac get Putsep in here.  I'll keep the guns up unless you think you are better with them.  The Master Sniper can help me keep watch until we are ready to roll.  We can investigate those sites later, either that sniper is running or bad hurt, or stupid.  I am betting he is not stupid.  The plan is we wrap up, radio McRae to come meet up with us, and consolidate a moment at Crossroads.  We'll have Bravo provide some security."

"Bravo, this is Alpha One, set up a perimeter where you are, I am coming to you with the wounded and the rest.  I'll need you to set up a quick patrol to look at our burn and pillage, but not deploy.  Over."
helbent4
 GM, 1531 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 01:45
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg #151):

At Kel's orders, McRae withdrew to the BTR as Mac and Fox loaded Putsep aboard. Then the BTR slowly moved out to the east as Fox and McRae moved alongside, keeping watch.

Everyone was quickly pulled back to where the LAV waited. The BTR limped down the hill to the crossroads, Nearby, the store burned with a loud crackle and pop of sparks from the wet wood. The BTR parked between the LAV and the utility building where Bravo waited in their perimeter.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 801 posts
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 Master Corporal
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 02:13
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Kelsey gathered a crew for the BTR  "I need enough crew for the BTR to get her home, a gunner, and a driver at least, and a commander would be good.

She made sure the prisoners were well secured and stowed in the armored belly of the BTR.  "Don't clean it up, they can lay in the blood they helped spill.  They don't need to be comfortable, either."  Though she seems to think just a little better of it, looking for Lee and catching her eyes, to see if she raises objection to that.

"We need to get ready to roll, with two tires on one side of the BTR out, we need to balance it out, take off a bad tire, and pull off one good from the other side on the same axle as the bad one you leave on, and swap it.  I'll give a hand if need.

We need to secure the Hemmet and a quick scavenge the Ammo and KPVs from the cargo truck, Taras, you feel good handling that and providing security for it?  I don't see a point on leaving it behind, especially that ditch witch.  You can check out the HMMWV wreck and see if we bagged a sniper if you have time and inclination, just let me know.

Mahanondi, give me a sitrep on our rescues, what's the story?  We also need to put the big antenna in the air from the LAV and see if we can get anything from the Uni"

Any provisions the OPfor had the hostages can have, Kelsey will have the weapons and ammo secured, for now.  She will offer to transport the people back with the Hemmet if they wish to Vancouver.

The field repair is near top priority, since they have to do it to be able to travel.

"Taras, Andy, see anything I missed?"  She looks between her senior men, waiting for their assessment.  "And Mac, I need details on our wounded, how stable are they, what can we do to help?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:18, Fri 30 Sept 2011.

Pvt. Arif Mahanandi
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 02:51
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg #153):

"I'll rig the big whip. I don't think we'll get any signal through on UHF because of the mountain in the way. It might work higher on the hill or with Bravo acting as a water relay."

He rigged the Kodiak's antenna on the LAV and started sending. As expected, there was no signal.

"Sorry, Warrant, no dice."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 802 posts
 3/RSR - DRI
 Master Corporal
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 02:56
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
"Pack it in and talk to me about the civvies, do you know them, they speak English, what's the story?  We'll tackle commo after we get the rest sorted out."  She smiles warmly to him and then looks around to check on the progress on the rest.  They had already attracted attention, and that firefight might attract more, she wants to get moving.  Her rifle is slung across her body at ready, and she absently rubs a blood stained hand on a pants leg as she talks.
The Ex-Hostages
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 03:15
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
"Sure, we speak English! We're very grateful for being rescued, we'll tell you what we can!"

Their story was that they had lived in a small community in South Surrey. They had little contact with others. The community was made of a mixture of Chinese families and an Indian family. Over a dozen masked gunmen had rounded them up 2 days ago during the stormy weather and held them hostage in a shed, probably still in Surrey. They had only been fed only once and hadn't washed. They hadn't been otherwise harmed or molested by the masked guards.

Eventually, someone (Jagelis) came by and explained they would be let go if they performed some physical labour. They agreed. They were taken from the shed during the pre-dawn and put on the HEMMT in the rain. It was a bad sign the guards weren't wearing masks as it meant they likely would be killed. When they arrived in Ioco they were herded into the Grocerateria building and kept under guard. When the explosion came everyone was stunned and Ravi (the boy who met Taras) jumped through the now-opened window. His father tried to follow and was shot.

They were eventually taken out of the store when it caught fire, where they were freed.
The Prisoners
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 03:16
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Despite Lee's efforts at interrogation, the prisoners refused to talk at all. None possessed documentation or ID.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 803 posts
 3/RSR - DRI
 Master Corporal
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 03:22
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Kelsey talks to the hostages while most everyone else sets to "I'm Warrant Champlain with the Canadian Armed Forces out of UCB.  We are headed back that way if you want to ride with us.  Glad we got you folks out, they were planning on having you doing something that would have made you very very sick."  She pauses a moment, then smooths on past that  "You can have the bad guy's provisions and rations, and if they don't have any we can see what we have.  We were traveling light, so otherwise you'd have to come back with us for a hot meal.  You can always go free too, but we'll do what we can for Canadian citizens.  I'm sure the RCMP won't mind a statement, either, when we are in a better position to do such things."  She tries to make it sound all business, another day on the beat sort of thing.  Which, in a way, it was.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 713 posts
 Fmr. 62nd MRD
 Senior Lieutenant
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 06:58
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Kelsey, I suggest to get the LAV to investigate the parking lot area. In particular I want to find a possible KIA or WIA under the tree, a machine gunner. when the scene is clear we can prepare a return convoy.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
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 Master Corporal
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 11:27
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Kelsey talks to Taras before, or excuses herself from the Hostages for a few moments to talk to Taras.

"You are in charge of it then, Taras.  I need a security detail on this area while we get the BTR ready to roll, and prep the HEMTT.  Clear what you need and get that Quad and it's ammo loaded on the back of the HEMTT.  Work for you?"
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 411 posts
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 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 16:10
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Andy held teh line until he was ordered to do anything different by command. Once he was directed to do something else he would do that to the best of his ability.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 714 posts
 Fmr. 62nd MRD
 Senior Lieutenant
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 17:16
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Sure thing, Kelsey!

Taras organized a search team using the LAV crew and vehicle and the Bravo team element as dismounts. They would slowly approach the tree area looking for the SAW gunner and then swerve North towards the TOW humvee.
helbent4
 GM, 1532 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 30 Sep 2011
at 22:04
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Under Kel, a team of volunteers (from the ex-hostages) worked to even out the tires on the BTR parked outside the utility building. McRae, Mac and Fox provided area security while Bezhov volunteered to guard the prisoners. The bodies of Delaney and von Stahl were transferred to the BTR. The LAV wasn't big enough to hold any passengers without their bodies being literally underfoot.

Once the HEMMT was prepped and mobile, Taras took it and the majority of the team personnel, along with the LAV. When they surveyed the Deuce it proved non-driveable (with a 25mm AP hole through the engine and 7.62mm hole in the fuel tank) but still repairable, given time and a shop. The quad gun mount was intact and it was a simple matter to winch it along with weapons and spare ammo aboard the flatbed beside the "ditch witch" (Bobcat).
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 805 posts
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 Master Corporal
Sat 1 Oct 2011
at 03:42
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Andrew Montgomery McRae:
Andy held teh line until he was ordered to do anything different by command. Once he was directed to do something else he would do that to the best of his ability.


Kelsey moves to get Andy's advice.

"Andy, as a sniper, what is your best advice on dealing with this other sniper?  Should we even try to look for his body?  Anti sniping is not something I was really trained in, my instinct says to let it go rather than even try to verify.  What do you suggest?  Should I send a thief to catch a thief?"

She says this as they prepare to all mount up and roll out, taking anyone who wants to go.  She uses whatever cloth or canvas she can scavenge to cover the dead more respectfully, and has the captives instead strapped down inside the LAV where running won't be so easy for them.

With the civvies help on the BTR to get her balanced out, she rolls the rest of them up to catch up with Taras and they will roll out to check on the burning HMMWV warily, and on the sniper on Andy's advice.  Hopefully they can all roll home.  Considering the wounded, Kelsey decides that setting up shop on the bomb right now is not the best idea.

"Taras, how many of your people can I have and still leave you enough to head back properly?"

This message was last edited by the player at 03:45, Sat 01 Oct 2011.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 715 posts
 Fmr. 62nd MRD
 Senior Lieutenant
Sat 1 Oct 2011
at 06:24
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
Kelsey, just remember that the zodiac needs to be brought back. A single person can do it. The rest is all yours if you need them. I will take the truck and probably take the ZPU in tow.
Andrew Montgomery McRae
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 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Sat 1 Oct 2011
at 08:44
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
"He hasn't fired back recently and we have presented him, or her with plenty of targets." Andy replied, "If they are still alive and functioning they have probably gone to ground. If you want me to I'll flush them out but they might be dangerous if hunted. My advice agrees with your instincts, let's get these people somewhere safe and let sleeping dogs or injured snipers lie."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 808 posts
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 Master Corporal
Sat 1 Oct 2011
at 16:10
Re: Rad Recce Run Pt. 2
"Thank you Taras and Andy."  She notes as everyone is about ready and starts getting ready to roll.

"Ok everyone, now that we are set to roll.  I want the dismount group and the LAV to sweep the battlefield out.  Crew assignments stay as is. Taras, send a gunner and driver back with your Kodiak.  I'll remain in command of the BTR with Fox as my gunner and Mac as my driver.  We'll carry our casualties, the wounded go with the LAV.  March order is LAV, HEMTT towing the Deuce, BTR on rear guard.  Call signs stay the same.  Questions?"

Before she mounts up she adds

"I know we will want to come back, but we have accomplished our mission and have had casualties.  I think we should withdraw and reform before coming back out, and let the higher ups know what is going on.  After all, we could be back in a few hours if need."