Safari II.   Posted by helbent4.Group: 0
helbent4
 GM, 2034 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:47
Safari II
The vehicles moved out of the fort. Immediately, the Cougar turned onto River Road, circling around to the north.

Bishop/Rook continued to January, the on-ramp for the Trans-Canada, and made it on schedule. They were taking it very slowly, travelling on average 20km/h, moving under cover (where possible) and allowing Rook to deploy every once in a while to cover them with long-range sniper fire.

Once on the Trans-Canada, cover was hard to find. It had been a tree-lined 4-lane divided highway through flat terrain. A number of abandoned vehicles littered the roadside, remnants from the evacuation in late '97 and early '98, where they had mechanical failures or ran out of fuel. The trees on either side and middle were encroaching on the roadway now, and provided some cover (or at least shadowy areas).


https://maps.google.com/maps/m...pn=0.131411,0.220757
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 156 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:47
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 833):

In the back, Tremblay asked Kel from where he sat behind her, "sound good for us to cover the arcs where we're situated? You front, Andrews left, me right and Abbot 360 degrees?"
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1270 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:48
Re: Safari II
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 834):

"Good call Keith, and I have the radio scanning.  Antennas up for better reception."  She smiled a moment, thinking about those big antenna wagging in the wind, and hoping they didn't beat her gunner to death.  She pulls her C8 out of the rifle rack and rests it in the passenger window instead, watching the front right as close as she could while keeping attention on the radio.  Luckily, she could set it to scan by itself and it wouldn't ask for much attention... unless it caught something, then her attention would be on that and not looking.





Bishop-1.
Overseeing automated radio scan / passenger seat look out,
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags


C8 Rifle  - 3.3 KG / 3.9 KG w/30 rd mag  = 3.9
4 spare 30 rd magazines  2.4 KG  = 6.3
Kevlar vest (Tactical Vest + extensions
- (chest, upper ab, up arm, neck) 3.8 + .7 KG  = 10.8 KG
Level III f/r+side 1.7 +.9 = 13.4
Kevlar Helmet - 1.5 KG = 14.9 KG
Web Gear/gas mask 1.5 KG = 16.5 KG
Grenades - 3 frag 2 smoke .5 and 1 / 3.5 KG = 20 KG
Browning High Power w/ 2spare mag 0.6 KG = 20.6 KG
AN/PRC-152 Radio - 1 KG = 21.6 KG
Boots/Uniform 3.2 KG = 24.6 KG
24.6 of 25 KG load.

William Hawke
 player, 153 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:48
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 835):

Hawke touched his rifle in it's rack, and said nothing.

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (30/30 + 6 spare mags)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
Driver's Seat of the Hummer, driving
Helmet on

helbent4
 GM, 2035 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:48
Re: Safari II
They began cautiously moving down the freeway, moving out from checkpoint January. Kel checked in with Knight, and the signal was clear. But she couldn't check in with HQ on the long-range net.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1008 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:49
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 837):

A minute or so later, Taras radioed over.

"Bishop this is Knight, over."

"Am having difficulties with long range radio net. Break. Can your confirm on your end, yes? Over."

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1271 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:50
Re: Safari II
kelsey nods to that transmit

"This is Bishop, confirmed and expected.  Suspected your old team still, can report.  Gotten a bit worse of late."

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1009 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:50
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 839):

"Understood. Wait please."

After a short pause Knight returned to the channel.

"Have contacted Hotel (Belanger) on command net. Advised that Hotel is investigating. Believes interference coming from outside city. Agreed, could be an "Enemy Force" outside the Lower Mainland. Local tactical nets are unaffected. Hotel is aborting current mission and will remain in area to provide support as needed. Will be standing by, current location is within five kilometres.

"Have also been advised that local sources warn of elevated levels of Bravo (biker) activity, nothing specific, and this is about what we have already heard."

"Understood? Please confirm."


Belanger had visited them about a half-hour before, picking up Sheeler and Droz while dropping off Abbott. He also had the marine sniper, Gunny Conklin with him. It wasn't much but if they had trouble contacting the reaction force in New West for assistance it was better than nothing. Besides, at least Belanger and company was in the immediate area, which meant that whatever support they could provide would come a lot quicker than heavier backup that was 25km or so away.
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 557 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:51
Re: Safari II
Andy kept his rifle ready and scanned the area for thrests. As they got closer to their destination he also kept a lookout for a position that the enemy might use to ambush them on the way back.
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 259 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:51
Re: Safari II
In reply to Andrew Montgomery McRae (msg # 9):

Mac was also scanning his surroundings constantly.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1272 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:52
Re: Safari II
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko:
"Have contacted Hotel (Belanger) on command net. Advised that Hotel is investigating. Believes interference coming from outside city. Agreed, could be an "Enemy Force" outside the Lower Mainland. Local tactical nets are unaffected. Hotel is aborting current mission and will remain in area to provide support as needed. Will be standing by, current location is within five kilometres.

"Have also been advised that local sources warn of elevated levels of Bravo (biker) activity, nothing specific, and this is about what we have already heard."

"Understood? Please confirm."


Kelsey listened and checked her map, then keyed back in.

"Someone is stepping on the long range net, but not on our channel hopping digital tacnet.  It has gotten worse lately, which may signify a step up of hostility or a new player.
Hotel is standing by nearby on tacnet, making it possible to call help if need. Confirm that the Hotel Alphas are getting busier, our risk profile is increased.  This makes this little foray useful as scouting in the form of another mission more useful, and more dangerous.  Shall I up our threat level?  I propose we jump in stages of buddy cover, buddy move?"


Classic maneuver for infantry, only one person moved at at time, the other covering.  Likely she is proposing that her team holds a position, deploys infantry, waits for the rear element to catch up, deploy, then they leap forward again.  Taras could add to it if he wished on a crossroad as well.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 27 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:52
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 11):

Abbot, hearing about confirmed threat activity, sat a little lower behind the steel plating of the cupola. He continued to scan the area ahead of them, mainly covering the front 180 arc, trusting the Rook to watch their back. He used his binoculars (compact mag-1) to more carefully check out possible ambush points like overpasses and empty buildings or tree lines within 50 meters of the road.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1273 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:53
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 12):

"You probably heard gentlemen.  You will need to be ready to dismount frequently.  Hawke, push the red button on the top radio to hold on a scanned conversation.  Take notes on the bad if you can, I'll be leaving it when I dismount.  Every time we stop, we dismount, deploy on your side of the vehicle, pick your own position."

William Hawke
 player, 154 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:53
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 845):

"I'll try to avoid stopping."

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1274 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 19:54
Re: Safari II
Kelsey laughs

"We'll be stopping a lot Hawke, if Taras is on board."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1010 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 10 May 2013
at 20:22
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Kelsey listened and checked her map, then keyed back in.

"Someone is stepping on the long range net, but not on our channel hopping digital tacnet.  It has gotten worse lately, which may signify a step up of hostility or a new player.
Hotel is standing by nearby on tacnet, making it possible to call help if need. Confirm that the Hotel Alphas are getting busier, our risk profile is increased.  This makes this little foray useful as scouting in the form of another mission more useful, and more dangerous.  Shall I up our threat level?  I propose we jump in stages of buddy cover, buddy move?"


"Roger that, Knight.

"Information conforms to earlier briefing, does not change overall situation. Proceed with caution, increase level of readiness at your discretion. Take the time you need to clear each bound."

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1010 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 21 May 2013
at 03:11
Re: Safari II
Instructions came from Knight over the digitally encrypted tactical radio net as they set out.

"Bishop, you are instructed to commencing offensive signals operations against possible Enemy Force radio communications primary and secondary channels."

So far, they'd established that the potential "Enemy Force" ("OPFOR" in American parlance) channels were clear analogue transmissions using civilian radio frequencies. It would be simple enough to "step on" them, either jamming overtly by using static or simply broadcasting a dead carrier signal.

The Bishop element (Humvee with Iltis in support) "inchwormed" their way down the freeway. So far, there were no problems. The line-of-sight was restricted as the divided 4-lane highway (2 lanes each direction) was lined with trees. Beyond those trees were fields (some overgrown, others actively worked) or the odd rural subdivision.

Knight was working its way along the river to the north, and travelling at a faster rate of speed. Hotel (Belanger) was paralleling them on the opposite side of the freeway to the south.

"Please be informed that we are finding our route tough going. There is much obstruction of riverside route due to flooding and landslides. Will update you if we need to take alternative route and/or if going to miss scheduled RV at checkpoint April."

"Further, have received communication from Hotel. Detachment is now travelling south of your route, towards April. Will be looking to set up OP on direct route from the Hotel Alpha clubhouse to checkpoint April.

"Have further instructions. April is next to Charlie Foxtrot Sierra Aldergrove. Are requested to make quick visual check of site, for further followup."

This message was last updated by the GM at 03:11, Tue 21 May 2013.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1278 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 22 May 2013
at 03:16
Re: Safari II
She replied to that with.... "Roger Knight, commencing jamming."

She motioned for everyone to halt the advancement.

"Ok, I want everyone to hold best positions while we set up to Jam."
helbent4
 GM, 2046 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 22 May 2013
at 09:14
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 18):

This was a matter of a few minutes. It required two of their more powerful backpack radio sets to cover the main suspected Enemy Force channel and the alternate.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1279 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 23 May 2013
at 03:23
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 19):

Kelsey takes the time to rig it right, and checks it with her scanning radio before radioing Taras back.

"Knight, this is Bishop.  Primary bands are now stepped on, this should not affect our SINCGARS"
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1011 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 23 May 2013
at 05:16
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 20):

"Understood, Bishop. Have contacted Hotel on command channel. They are starting their bound.

"Knight is starting its bound now."

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1280 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 24 May 2013
at 02:24
Re: Safari II
"Alright gang, let's get ready to bound."

Once the radios were set up she exits the vehicle and takes up a position, just like the other two "Passengers".  She'd have the man sitting behind her fan right and rear, she fans right and forwardish, and the one sitting behind Hawke going leftish.  As usual, they picked their own position based on their own experience.  She expected it to go like this every time they stopped.  They would not remount until the sniper team deployed and was ready.  She settled into her own position and started scanning her zone.




Bishop-1
Deployed on ground to right of HMMWV, taking cover and actively looking.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags




C8 Rifle  - 3.3 KG / 3.9 KG w/30 rd mag  = 3.9
4 spare 30 rd magazines  2.4 KG  = 6.3
Kevlar vest (Tactical Vest + extensions
- (chest, upper ab, up arm, neck) 3.8 + .7 KG  = 10.8 KG
Level III f/r+side 1.7 +.9 = 13.4
Kevlar Helmet - 1.5 KG = 14.9 KG
Web Gear/gas mask 1.5 KG = 16.5 KG
Grenades - 3 frag 2 smoke .5 and 1 / 3.5 KG = 20 KG
Browning High Power w/ 2spare mag 0.6 KG = 20.6 KG
AN/PRC-152 Radio - 1 KG = 21.6 KG
Boots/Uniform 3.2 KG = 24.6 KG
24.6 of 25 KG load.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 17 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 24 May 2013
at 07:09
Re: Safari II

Thomas was getting use to this easy ride, no walking and springs in the seat. He had taken the seat behind the driver and had the launcher between himself and Tremblay.

When the deployed out of the vehicle he did his usual hustle to a suitable position where he would not fry his team mates if he had to launch.

Going Leftish, scanning sector
Deploying from HMMWV,

M3 Carl Gustav AT Launcher 84mmHE [1/1]
C1A1D SLR 7.62mmN 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight [30/30]
Para-Ordnance P14-45 [14/14]
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 558 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Fri 24 May 2013
at 18:32
Re: Safari II
As Andy's team moved forward he said, "Find a good place for us to end our bound. Once we reach there we'll deploy and call the others forward."

He kept his rifle ready and waited to take his turn in the bounds.
helbent4
 GM, 2047 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 24 May 2013
at 21:01
Re: Safari II
In reply to Andrew Montgomery McRae (msg # 24):

While the Trans-Canada wasn't an Interstate, it was still problematical to find cover in what was essentially a ruler-straight 4-lane divided freeway through fairly flat country. Thankfully, most of the way was tree-lined (including much of the divider strip) and much of the wide paved shoulder was shaded by branches that would otherwise be pruned back. There were also rises and dips, and a few abandoned vehicles. By moving cautiously up the shoulder the tiny Iltis was fairly well-concealed, especially as the larger Humvee was keeping in front. Often, there were communities or buildings (farm or light industrial) on either side of the freeway but typically it was screened by a fringe of now-overgrown vegetation and so was not good sites for OPs. Still, they could only do so much and they knew that every once in a while they had little or no cover from observation.
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 264 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Sat 25 May 2013
at 13:26
Re: Safari II
Mac points to a clump of trees at the side of the road.

"That's about the best we are going to do out here."
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 559 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Sat 25 May 2013
at 13:49
Re: Safari II
"OK," Andy agreed, "we'll set up there."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1281 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 25 May 2013
at 14:57
Re: Safari II
Kelsey tries to keep her segment moving.  Move, buddy.  Cover, buddy.  Jump Jump!
helbent4
 GM, 2049 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 30 May 2013
at 05:37
Re: Safari II
They steadily made their way towards "March", the mid point to "April", their turn-off to Highway 13 and RV with Knight. Beside them grew thick woods, untrimmed in years. Tires crunched over fallen branches and leaves littering the once-bare wide shoulder.

Once past March, they were drawing close to April when they spotted something unusual. It looked like a helo parked or landed on the eastbound lanes (the ones they were on), about 2km ahead.

The helo was spotted by Bishop as it moved up in its bound, getting in position just overtopping a small rise. Rook was covering but from behind the rise, so they couldn't see the grounded helo until they made their own bound.

There were no overt warning signs, insects still buzzed in the afternoon and birds still flew and sang from the trees. The sun was starting to sink towards the western horizon, although sunset was several hours away. At the very least, anyone in front of them would have the sun in their eyes.

The highway was otherwise deserted, not even any wrecks littered the shoulder on this stretch. Knight radioed that they were going to have to change their course and try an alternate route, the river road was impassible. Being inland of the riverside rail lines and somewhat elevated, it hadn't been flooded but it travelled along a hillside which had seen too many washouts and debris slides.

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:36, Thu 30 May 2013.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1282 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 30 May 2013
at 22:56
Re: Safari II
Kelsey has them wait until Knight has a path before they continue, trying to get her timing right for support, meanwhile optics are turned upon the helo and it's surroundings.  This did not necessarily mean bad things!
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 157 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Fri 31 May 2013
at 09:51
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 30):

Reaching over, Keith took the handset and updated Andy and Mac.

"Rook from Bishop.

"SITREP as follows. We're going to hold our position at this bound with Knight re-routes.

"Also be advised, we see what looks like a helo on the MSR. Range approximatetly 1500 metres. No activity. Will advise, but may as well make your bound to our position."

helbent4
 GM, 2050 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 31 May 2013
at 09:53
Re: Safari II
Where Bishop was currently sitting, the freeway had been cut through some low hills. So there were overgrown embankments on both sides. Trees overhung the shoulder, bushes came right down. Weeds were growing through the cracks in the pavement.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1283 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 31 May 2013
at 13:57
Re: Safari II
Kelsey looks around, then adds on the transmission.  "This is Bishop one, we wait until Knight has re-routed, then we move forward on this helicopter.  Three by foot and two by vehicle.  Rook, before we move I want you to catch up leap and set up for support, maybe on this low hill.  Foot will screen a position for you now."

She steps out of the vehicle and checks the terrain, the hill cutting through.. looking for a likely path to where she could place a sniping team.  She also grabs the field glasses and drops them in a pocket, and spotting an animal trail she moves out, staying crouched and aware, rifle slung at ready.

"Ok recce, drop your cocks and grab your socks, it's gong show time.  I've got point, you two fan on my nine.




Bishop-1
Scouting a sniper position on the grassy knoll.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 13:58, Fri 31 May 2013.

Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 560 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Fri 31 May 2013
at 15:32
Re: Safari II
"Roger your last, Bishop," Andy replied, "Rook will proceed to teh foot of the hill and meet you on foot after you have scouted it."

"OK," he said, "we're setting up on the hill to support a move toward the helicopter. Take us to the foot of the hill."
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 265 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Fri 31 May 2013
at 17:04
Re: Safari II
"Right you are," said Mac, and complied.
helbent4
 GM, 2052 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 6 Jun 2013
at 09:16
Re: Safari II
As they were in a cut, getting to higher ground meant climbing up the embankment off to their right. After doing so, Mac and Andy were in a good position to observe down the highway the 1000m or so to the landed helo.

Looking through the spotting telescope and binoculars, it was obvious the craft had been there a long time. It seemed abandoned, and indeed, looked like it was covered in graffiti. It looked like a Russian Mil Mi-8 transport, just sitting off to the side of the highway on the eastbound lanes.


This message was last edited by the GM at 20:40, Thu 06 June 2013.

Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 266 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Thu 6 Jun 2013
at 14:16
Re: Safari II
"Doesn't look like it actually flies anymore," said Mac.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 29 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 10:27
Re: Safari II
"Copy your last, Rook. Do you seen any movement out there?", Abbot replied over the radio.

<intercom> "Hawke, Get ready to move up.  Try to get a hull down position behind some of those old cars."
helbent4
 GM, 2053 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 10:35
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 38):

Cover like wrecks seemed to be thin on the ground in this part of the valley. There was an abandoned compact car, stripped down to the frame. It was about 500m away on the left shoulder. Very small, it would provide minimal cover for the Humvee. Better than nothing!
William Hawke
 player, 155 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 12:27
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 38):

Comm:
"Roger"

Hawke looks for cover among the wrecks, for a position that will grant the best advantage.
helbent4
 GM, 2053 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 21:20
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 40):

There's one small wreck at about 500m, plus the helo at about a klick plus. Someone obviously went through and towed off any vehicles at some point. If you leave the highway you can pull into the centre dividing strip behind clumps of trees.

This message was last updated by the GM at 21:20, Fri 07 June 2013.

William Hawke
 player, 156 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Fri 7 Jun 2013
at 20:57
Re: Safari II
In reply to Alain Belanger (msg # 41):

"There's one car.  How about the median, instead?  Trees there, at least."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1286 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 8 Jun 2013
at 00:25
Re: Safari II
"Roger, Bishop 1 and detachment will scout the area on foot, you others cover as we move up and clear the area"

She motions for them to move out, then leads the way, moving and trying to take cover as she can, wary.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 30 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sat 8 Jun 2013
at 07:03
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 42):

"That will work, Hawke.  Try not to outrun the dismounts.", Abbot replied
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 18 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 8 Jun 2013
at 20:24
Re: Safari II

Tom gabs the launcher and moves out with the others. He covers his sector as they move forward along the road. He will periodontally use his own binoculars when they stop.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 158 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Mon 10 Jun 2013
at 02:19
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 45):

Tremblay exited behind Andrews. Keeping his C7A1 at low-ready he slung both cases of spare Carl Gustav ammunition (2x each of HE and HEDP) over his shoulders. He was somewhat burdened by the weight but it was good to have a selection of ammunition available for the launcher.

Sgt. Keith Tremblay
Bishop-2

C7A1 + 4 mags
2x 84mm HEDP
2x 84mm HE

Exiting Humvee, following Andrews

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1291 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 10 Jun 2013
at 03:46
Re: Safari II
Kel will foot scout out partway, then radio for the HMMWV to catch up once they find a good spot for it to hull down, remount, and prepare to move past the helocopter.

"This is Bishop-1, we continue normal advance.  Bishop moves."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1012 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 10 Jun 2013
at 10:10
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 47):

"Understood. We have backtracked, and are ten minutes behind schedule at this point. If you see a threat, investigate, and  we can adjust. Advise if this will take extended time or cause further delay."
helbent4
 GM, 2058 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 11 Jun 2013
at 10:23
Re: Safari II
In about ten minutes, Taras called back and notified Bishop that Knight was back on track. While they waited for the Cougar to make it's way to an overwatch position north of the freeway, the dismounts covered about a half-klick. When Knight radioed to notify Bishop they were in position north of APRIL, the Humvee bounded forward to pick up the dismounts.

They proceeded down the freeway towards the intersection at APRIL. Along the way, they investigated the helo. It was a Mil Mi-17 in Soviet markings, it looked like it had taken ground fire and then performed an emergency landing on the freeway. The wreck was about five klicks from the massive comms station at Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Aldergrove. Judging from the weathering and graffiti tags the helo could well have been shot down during some kind of Soviet airborne or commando raid years ago, before CFS Aldergrove was abandoned. There were no bodies in the abandoned ship (which was still basically landed intact) and it was stripped of all engine parts, electronics, weapons or other salvage.

Presently, they were 2.5km from the intersection at APRIL.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1013 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 11 Jun 2013
at 10:35
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 49):

"Bishop, this is Knight.

"Have arrived at overwatch position at APRIL.

"Area is clear. No recent habitation, but there are signs of military activity in the past.

"Please proceed at leisure.

"As well, be aware HOTEL is operating south of us on on 248st. They are going to set up an OP at 248 and 56 Ave. 56 Ave is approximately 5 kilometres east of the Hotel Alpha compound, so am expecting threat from that direction."


https://maps.google.com/maps/m...spn=0.06574,0.110378
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1292 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 05:05
Re: Safari II
Kelsey radioed as the rolled ahead "Roger Knight.  Rook this is Bishop, let us know when you are no longer effective and we will do a hop, that's a nice spot you got there"
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 561 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 15:08
Re: Safari II
Andy returned to the jeep and said, "Bishop, this is Rook. We are good to go. Make your hop when ready."
William Hawke
 player, 157 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 15:18
Re: Safari II
In reply to Andrew Montgomery McRae (msg # 52):

Hawke turned the wheel of the vehicle and moved slowly towards the chopper, among the trees.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1296 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 13 Jun 2013
at 05:48
Re: Safari II
"Knight is in position, so keep moving and keep your eyes open guys.  Foot folks get ready to dismount on a moment's notice if there is time."

She keys the radio "Bishop moves to knight.  Rook Follows.  Time to Castle!"
helbent4
 GM, 2061 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 06:37
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 54):

Bishop and Rook inchwormed their way past the grounded wreck of the helo. After a kilometre or so of this they came into sight of APRIL, the overpass and offramp that led to Highway 13.

When they got close to the offramp, Taras radioed, "this is Knight. I see you approaching down Highway 1. We are to the November, so we are on your right. The approach is clear. Exit Highway 1 and proceed south. We will RV once you are on highway 13. Understood?"

Sure enough, they could see the top of the Cougar's turret. The light combat vehicle was parked hull-down behind some kind of hillock or outcropping. (Actually, it was the rear of a small berm or rise where "VISIT FORT LANGLEY" was written to be seen coming west down the highway.) The 76mm gun could be seen poking out over the top. Branches and brush had been cut and woven into the camo net on the turret to break up the silhouette a little.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1297 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 16:38
Re: Safari II
Kelsey radioed back in a very clear and cheerful tone.

"Roger that Knight.  Bishop, roll hot!  Rook, follow our path, Knight is on overwatch."

Kelsey holds onto her rifle as she directs the HMMWV to speed up and take a more direct route as the meet up with the Cougar.
William Hawke
 player, 158 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 20:51
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 56):

Hawke follows orders and speeds up.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 31 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Mon 24 Jun 2013
at 18:00
Re: Safari II
Abbot watched his assigned sector as the vehicle approached the rendezvous point.

-------------------

OOC - things have gotten quiet lately.  Is everything ok guys?
helbent4
 GM, 2065 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 05:39
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 58):

The three vehicles RVd at the overpass where highway 13 crossed over Highway 1, the Trans-Canada. Their next bound was to the abandoned Vancouver Game Farm to pick up instruments that would allow them to operate on the injured elephant.

They started on their next bound. That would take them a kilometre south to the game farm.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1015 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 05:43
Re: Safari II
Taras dismounted the Cougar, Russalka in tow, and signalled for a quick huddle.

"Our first bound will be south down highway 13 to the Game Farm. Same as before with Bishop in front, except Knight will join with Rook and provide rolling overwatch. After the Game Farm we can proceed to the comms station and check it out, as per Belanger's request.

"Belanger, for his part, is setting up an OP on the most direct route between here and the HA clubhouse."

Russalka
 NPC, 7 posts
 Dog
 Team Mascot
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 05:49
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 60):

The dog was happy to get down and mark some trees. She sniffed around, excitedly barked once at a bird, then sat at Taras' feet. For an abandoned pet found in a flood zone weeks before, she'd filled out. It was clear she was trained and intelligent.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1016 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 06:23
Re: Safari II
In reply to Russalka (msg # 61):

"If there are any questions I trust you'll bring them up. I do have a question for you, what is the situation with the helicopter you came across? Can you supply further details?"
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1299 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 29 Jun 2013
at 01:34
Re: Safari II
"It looked like an emergency landing, probably back from the beginning of the war.  Though the airframe looked fairly intact, it was obvious it has not flown in a long time, and is even collecting graffiti."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1017 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 29 Jun 2013
at 01:39
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 63):

"That is making sense. Perhaps it has something to do with the nearby military installation, the one Belanger wants us to do a visual check on after we have visited the game farm. Thank you.

"OK. It seems we are almost at our destination. So far we have not spotted any bikers, or anyone else, although we know they are probably in the area. Remain vigilant, of course. Bishop will be remaining the lead element. Rook and Knight will follow, in rolling overwatch. Any questions?"

Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 159 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Sat 29 Jun 2013
at 01:40
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 64):

Tremblay had dismounted and did not join the pow-wow. Instead, he kept a watch on the local area, rifle at low-ready, eyes scanning.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1300 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 29 Jun 2013
at 05:04
Re: Safari II
"None, ok, Bishop takes the lead, let's roll!"
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 562 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Sat 29 Jun 2013
at 09:11
Re: Safari II
"Roger that," Andy replied, "Rook ready to go."
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 32 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Wed 3 Jul 2013
at 06:49
Re: Safari II
As the humvee rolled out, Abbot made sure his weapon was ready for action.  He smoothed out the belt of ammo loaded into his M240 and focused his attention to his assigned sector.
helbent4
 GM, 2066 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 3 Jul 2013
at 09:45
Re: Safari II
The vehicles moved out from the intersection south down Highway 13.

It was clear at one point there was an Army presence controlling the intersection, although American or Canadian it was hard to tell. Bunkers were built covering the offramp south, but they were half-collapsing. Some had small trees growing out of them or were overgrown, indicating they had been abandoned for years.

A little ways down the road was a makeshift parking lot, where it looks like about twenty abandoned cars and trucks had been towed from the highway were parked, then stripped. This explained the lack of such vehicles left where they could block the road or be used as cover. Grass grew up around the hulks, most of which had their hoods (or bonnets) open, exposing empty engine compartments. There was no obvious threat there, and not wasting further time they proceeded south to the Game Farm.

OOC: I rolled for observation and it's clear there's no one hiding in among the abandoned vehicles. As well, the whole area is undeveloped farmland and/or forest.

The game farm complex was about a kilometre down the road on the left, just short of Canadian Forces Station Aldergrove, the communications station. It took a few minutes to traverse the wooded lane. Soon, they were pulling up in front of the game farm's wide empty parking lots. A cluster of low buildings lay in between the parking lots and the animal pens.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1301 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 3 Jul 2013
at 20:43
Re: Safari II
Kelsey dismounts, weapon held at ready cross body.

"Ok folks, spread out."

She herself took a position and was looking around, then radios in.

"This is Bishop one, target reached.  We are scanning for signs of life, so far negative."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1018 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 4 Jul 2013
at 02:22
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 70):

"Will continue on south to, ah, 48 Ave intersection. Rook, you assist with unit on the Game Farm grounds or cover our back-trail north up Highway 13. Or whichever you think is best."

The Cougar passed by them. It was heading for the intersection to the south. From there, they could cover west for a considerable distance.

OOC: Rook can either assist Bishop at the Game Farm (GVZ) or stay on highway 13 and cover the route they came down in case they were followed. Or whatever Andy thinks is best.
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 268 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Thu 4 Jul 2013
at 11:28
Re: Safari II
Mac suggests to Andy that at least one of them ought to go into the Game Farm on account of it was them who examined Woozle's injury so can describe it and ask for advice/assistance in treating her.
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 563 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Thu 4 Jul 2013
at 20:44
Re: Safari II
"That's a good point," Andy agreed, "Bishop, this is Rook. Suggest that Rook 3 assists meet and greet as he has first hand knowledge of the injury."

He looked at Mac and said, "Get ready to go if we get a green light."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1302 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 4 Jul 2013
at 21:05
Re: Safari II
"This is Bishop one.  How about we make sure we aren't the only ones showing up to the party first?"


So far, she has seen no signs that this place is still inhabited.
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 269 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Fri 5 Jul 2013
at 13:43
Re: Safari II
Mac nodded.

"Sure thing, Andy!"
William Hawke
 player, 159 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Fri 5 Jul 2013
at 14:44
Re: Safari II
In reply to Andrew Montgomery McRae (msg # 73):

"May I go too?  If there's no vet, I'm probably the one who's going to try the extraction."
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 19 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 6 Jul 2013
at 23:21
Re: Safari II

Tom was again out of the vehicle as fast as possible taking up a position with some cover. He covered his arc's with his rifle and then once happy that no one was going to open up he started using his binoculars to have a distant look.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 34 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sun 7 Jul 2013
at 09:46
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Kelsey dismounts, weapon held at ready cross body.

"Ok folks, spread out."  ?

She herself took a position and was looking around, then radios in.

"This is Bishop one, target reached.  We are scanning for signs of life, so far negative."



"Everyone out or do you still want a driver and gunner to stay mounted?", Abott asked on the team radio.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1303 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sun 7 Jul 2013
at 18:18
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 78):

"Abbot, stay frosty for now on that machine gun, Hawke you can come.  This doesn't look very inviting."
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 35 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sun 7 Jul 2013
at 22:26
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 79):

"Roger that."
William Hawke
 player, 160 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 03:10
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 79):

"If I can find a gallon of lido, a huge haemostat, and some haemostat dressings, I'll call it good.

He slid out of the driver's seat, and picked up his rifle, leaving the aid kit and Bergen in the vehicle.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1304 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 04:19
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 81):

"Ok you heard the man, first we clear the place, try to make contact, then if we are empty we cover Hawke while he scrounges."
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 270 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 09:28
Re: Safari II
Mac dismounted and trotted over to help out.
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 564 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 15:48
Re: Safari II
Andy set up to cover the others with his rifle. He scanned the area intently with his scope.
helbent4
 GM, 2068 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 10:25
Re: Safari II
The dismounts carefully made their way through the rusted-open gate to the main administration wing. From there, a sign directed them to the veterinary office. Inside the small animal clinic, Mac and Hawke were quickly able to find the specialised surgical instruments that would allow them to operate on the wounded elephant.

The stainless steel tools were in good shape. Not surprisingly, the wide store of animal tranquilisers and other drugs were either looted some time ago, or long gone off.
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 271 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 11:32
Re: Safari II
"I had been hoping to find someone who could advise, if not actually attend our patient," said Mac.

He started rooting around for any veterinary textbooks...
helbent4
 GM, 2069 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 11:37
Re: Safari II
In reply to Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald (msg # 86):

It seemed like no one had been there for the better part of a year or more. The whole complex had an abandoned feel.

In the vet's office were an extensive set of reference materials on the kinds of animals once kept at the game farm, including files and binders of the individual animals.
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 272 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 11:38
Re: Safari II
Mac went methodically through the books and files, searching for anything on elephants.
William Hawke
 player, 161 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 13:41
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
In the vet's office were an extensive set of reference materials on the kinds of animals once kept at the game farm, including files and binders of the individual animals.


Hawke looked for the medical records on the elephants.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1305 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 14:03
Re: Safari II
Kelsey goes back to the vehicle to radio while the others remain on overwatch.

"This is Rook one to knight one.  Our primary objective is abandoned and Doc is going to let me know if he has what he needs.  Do we want to look at the secondary, the outpost?"
William Hawke
 player, 162 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 14:08
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 90):

"What about the community?  The people here had to go somewhere.  This is a business, not a residence.  Still lots of work for a vet, especially a large animals vet.  There's a difference.  Your local small animal vet does neutering and dog/cat surgery, not horses or cows.  These guys would be in demand to keep the food production in business."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1306 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 15:23
Re: Safari II
"Hawke, we need to keep an eye on our objective and the threat level as well as the time.  The people here might be dead or far away.  We weren't really expecting anyone to have set up shop here, if you recall, but we are pretty close to a possible military objective we might want to scope out quickly before moving on."
William Hawke
 player, 163 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 15:52
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 92):

"Roger.  I thought there was a community nearby."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1307 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 16:31
Re: Safari II
"Nearby is relative, but yes."
William Hawke
 player, 164 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 16:34
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 94):

"This isn't a residence.  The people who worked here probably lived nearby and commuted.  Our Vet probably lives nearby."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1308 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 17:17
Re: Safari II
"Or commuted a half hour or more, or is dead.  We plan on checking the town, but that might not happen today."
William Hawke
 player, 165 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 18:07
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 96):

"OK, I've got the tools, and some lido.  Let's see if I get stomped to death by an angry elephant or not."

As they're walking back to the hummer, Hawke says "If he goes berserk, or she goes after me, don't stop them.  They may be the last two elephants, and they only breed once every 10 years.  I've always been replaceable."

"The American PJ's had a saying 'This we do, so that others may live.'  I always liked it."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1309 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 18:21
Re: Safari II
"Honestly Hawke, elephants aren't native to Canada anyway.  I think I'd rather keep you."
William Hawke
 player, 166 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 18:23
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 98):

Hawke grins.  "These two are, now."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1310 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 18:28
Re: Safari II
"Sorry bud, probably have to go against your wishes there."
William Hawke
 player, 167 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 18:37
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 100):

"I'll try not to piss them off."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1311 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 19:03
Re: Safari II
"Good plan."  She grinned at him.
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 273 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 20:25
Re: Safari II
"They're sweet... it would be a shame to lose either of them. But humans come first," said Mac.

What did he find regarding elephants?
helbent4
 GM, 2070 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 15 Jul 2013
at 21:12
Re: Safari II
In reply to Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald (msg # 103):

The computer was dead, but there was still at least a half-dozen books on elephants available, and the files for "Woozle" and "Heffalumph" were still there.

This part of the valley was heavily agricultural. Between the farms and wooded areas were bedroom communities where people who lived in the city commuted out to daily using the Trans-Canada. Nearest would be Aldergrove (5km) to the south. Equidistant would be Langley (12km west) and Abbotsford. (14km east) Of those, Langley was the larger community and more developed of the two.

Commuting from either would be a 10 minute or so drive down the more southern (and older) Fraser Highway, which connected Langley, Aldergrove and Abbotsford. Land would be cheap here in the valley, so it was unlikely a full-time vet would want or need to commute farther than that unless they had a residence elsewhere. (For example, if they also worked at UBC then they might live in New West or some other place in between.)
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 274 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 11:19
Re: Safari II
Mac loads up with all elephant-related information (books and files), and heads back out, trusting Hawke to find the necessary surgical instruments.
William Hawke
 player, 168 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 12:47
Re: Safari II
In reply to Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald (msg # 105):

Hawke follows with the surgical instruments.

"If nothing else, our team could find these useful."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1312 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 14:25
Re: Safari II
"Check correspondance, hanging diplomas, desks and so on and see if you can hang a name on the vets that worked here.  Maybe we can find them by name in a surrounding community."
William Hawke
 player, 169 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 18:17
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 107):

"I have names of who worked on the elephants in their charts."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1313 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 20:01
Re: Safari II
"Perfect!  Go ahead and make a quick list, and we will get going.  Take a last look around and let's get to going."
William Hawke
 player, 170 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 20:22
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 109):

Hawke found a piece of paper and made a quick list of the last few names that worked on the elephants.  He also looked around for a business card or letterhead that had a collection of names on it.

"Here you go," he said, handing the paper to Champlaign
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1314 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 21:02
Re: Safari II
"Thanks Hawke, ok take a last look about and then go ahead and let's mount up, unless there is something else you want to see."
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 20 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 21:59
Re: Safari II

Tom covered the door to the office as the others turned the place over. Keeping his rifle low he scanned the surrounding area for any signs of life or recent occupation.

He wondered if some one had let the animals go or just let them starve in their enclosures. Once they started to leave he kept an eye out for any signs that told visitors what type of animals they would be seeing.
helbent4
 GM, 2071 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 07:36
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 112):

Those waiting out front heard little but the rustle of the wind in the trees, and birds. The sun was just starting to sink into the western sky.

Belanger radioed to report they were about to get into position to their west, about 3 klicks east at the intersection of 56 Ave and 248 st.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1315 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 13:04
Re: Safari II
Kelsey got on the radio

"This is Rook one, we have obtained the supplies and records, no contact with personnel.  Where is our next hop, over?

With the sun setting, she was not sure if they wanted to check on the radio emplacement, head to the targeted town, dig in, or head back to the river fort.  She'd make a decision if need, but she knew Taras has often bold strategies that were proven to work, so she would trust in them.
Alain Belanger
 GM, 176 posts
 Provost
 UBC
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 06:39
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 114):

Belanger came on the net. "I need you to have a look at CFS Aldergrove. It was a key communications facility before the war. Just drive by the buildings, see if any masts are still standing."
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 275 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 11:21
Re: Safari II
Mac, burdened with books and files, made his way back to his vehicle.
William Hawke
 player, 171 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 14:12
Re: Safari II
In reply to Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald (msg # 116):

Hawke, bearing surgical equipment for large animals, followed.

"Next stop Aldergrove?"

He placed the stash carefully in the back of the vehicle, and slid into the driver's seat.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1316 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 18:51
Re: Safari II
"That's right Hawke, and we want everyone on the same routine... Bishop, care to give us some bunny ups?"
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 565 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 19:18
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 118):

"Roger that," Andy replied, "you want us to lead?"

He looked at his team as it reassembled, "Mount up. It's time to go."
William Hawke
 player, 173 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 19:25
Re: Safari II
In reply to Andrew Montgomery McRae (msg # 119):

"Who knows, we could find a vet," commented Hawke as he put the vehicle in gear and started rolling forward, once everyone was on board.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1317 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 21:08
Re: Safari II
"Negative Master Sniper, we will lead, you hop up to us."
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 566 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 08:41
Re: Safari II
"Roger that," Andy replied to Kelsey.

"OK guys, set up to cover the first leap."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1318 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 11:28
Re: Safari II
"Let's hop, Bishop cover us on the main road somewhere, signal when clear."
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 36 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 19:24
Re: Safari II
William Hawke:
In reply to Andrew Montgomery McRae (msg # 119):

"Who knows, we could find a vet," commented Hawke as he put the vehicle in gear and started rolling forward, once everyone was on board.



"Did we get what we came for?",  Abbot asked as they loaded up and moved out.




OOC - Still here.
William Hawke
 player, 174 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Fri 26 Jul 2013
at 00:55
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 124):

"We got tools, and we got data on the elephants.  History on them.  I made a list of the names of the people who used to work on them."
helbent4
 GM, 2073 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 2 Aug 2013
at 07:47
Re: Safari II
Everyone mounted up, and the unit moved down the road towards CFS Aldergove.

Several of the buildings had burned down or been destroyed, but the comms towers and main blocks were still standing.

It was clear some kind of fight happened here, but a while ago. There were several perimeter bunkers and emplacements that were clearly intended for AA guns, now gone.

There was another crashed Hip transport just inside the compound, this one burned to a blackened skeleton. The trees and grass surrounding the comms station were overgrown but had been cleared back at some point in the past to provide a free fire zone. There was one burned-out Western Star CF light tactical truck in the parking lot but no other vehicles, civilian or military, remained.

All in all, it was a peaceful, deserted scene. Birds sang in the trees, insects flitted about. Far down the road they could see a couple deer eating the long grasses growing on the shoulder. One looked up and watched them, but they didn't run.

OOC: As this is a rural area, many roads have soft shoulders and deep weed-grown drainage ditches.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1320 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 2 Aug 2013
at 14:40
Re: Safari II
"This is Bishop to Knight.  The target area appears abandoned.  Do you wish a foot investigation?"
Alain Belanger
 GM, 177 posts
 Provost
 UBC
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 10:05
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 127):

"It's standing? Great! Check out the main building. See if the server rooms are intact. It'll take a half hour, tops."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1321 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 9 Aug 2013
at 00:13
Re: Safari II
In reply to Alain Belanger (msg # 128):

"Right you heard the boss folks.  I'll need Rook to set up an overwatch, one man on the big gun on the Hummer, The rest of you will take to foot with me.  Belanger wants to see what is intact."

She transmits radio out

"Knight, watch your approach, Rook will over watch, Bishop will man the big gun, the rest of us go in on foot.  I need to get personal eyes on this one."

Of course, Kelsey knew.. she was HQ's comm person, she was the best person they had to evaluate this stuff.
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 567 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Fri 9 Aug 2013
at 08:09
Re: Safari II
"Knight acknowledges last transmission," Andy said over the radio.

"Ok," he said to his team, "Kel is going in to check out the gubbins and we're on sentry duty up here. Spread out and keep a good watch."

Andy set up so  that he could cover the back trail of the convoy.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 21 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 9 Aug 2013
at 09:19
Re: Safari II

Tom excited the vehicle with everyone else and took up his position as they moved towards the objective. He had his rifle at his shoulder and the Carl Gustav across his back.
helbent4
 GM, 2076 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 13 Aug 2013
at 21:20
Re: Safari II
The dismounts exited the vehicles and started their sweep of the site.

In the area behind the transmission towers was a mass grave (one marker) and several individual graves (with markers), about a dozen of them. The one marker proclaimed that buried there were six Soviet Spetsnaz, the dozen individual graves bore the names of what sounded like Canadian soldiers. It looked like the graves had at one time been tended but no longer, for some time. Other places in the complex showed signs of an old battle: burn marks, bullet holes, broken and shattered windows, some boarded up with plywood.

Moving cautiously. they found that inside the remaining central building, it looked like someone had been living there until relatively recently. In fact, that person was still there, in bed (a sleeping bag on a cot in a cafeteria-turned-apartment). The corpse looked to be about six months old and was mainly bones. Scattered clothing looked to be both civilian and CF issue. A C7 lay next to the cot, with  There was still a faint odour of decay in the cafeteria, trapped in by the intact panes of glass. Supplies were mainly military issue (MREs and IMPs, cans, sacks of rotted potatoes and carrots, flour, etc. All well-gnawed at by small scavengers.

Dust lay in a thick coat everywhere, undisturbed save for some animal tracks (mice, rats, probably raccoons).
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1325 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 14 Aug 2013
at 01:00
Re: Safari II
Kelsey checked the body for dog tags, and would take one if she found it.

"Died on station, we were a little too late.  We'll have to give..."  She reads the dogtag "HER a good burial, and report him missing.  Let's see what she kept up for us, shall we?"

She heads for the comms area, or at least tries to navigate to it, she is betting there is a generator set and maintained comms if this man felt he needed to die maintaining this place.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:56, Thu 15 Aug 2013.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 22 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 14 Aug 2013
at 01:44
Re: Safari II

From his stop point next to the entrance door Tom surveyed the surrounding countryside keeping an eye on vehicle access points to the complex. He would remain next to the door after taking a knee until the rest of the unit exited or he was called inside.
helbent4
 GM, 2077 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 15 Aug 2013
at 07:49
Re: Safari II
It seems Able Seaman. Maria B. Lalonde had not died of obvious violence or trauma.

There was a lack of used-up medical supplies (dirty bandages. used styrettes, etc.) as would be there if she or someone else had dressed any wounds, and her ragged corpse did not have obvious bullet or other trauma. Still, she was still mostly shrouded in a sleeping bag. Fortunately, at some point it was theoretically possible the body could be examined for evidence of what killed her by a pathologist or at least a doctor, back at UBC.

There were dark musty rooms with grey metal desks with dust-covered computer monitors, boxes of floppy diskettes (3.5" and 5"), metal chairs. The good saior been guarding an intact computer room and generator. Several rusted black metal garbage pails with scraps of burned paper inside, and a dumping place outside a fire door indicated many documents had been destroyed. The inside of the computer room had been sealed and animals had not penetrated inside. Massive cabinet-sized mainframes sat, silent in the still air under a coating of grey dust.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1326 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 15 Aug 2013
at 13:01
Re: Safari II
Kelsey looks around, shakes her head and comes back outside so she can radio, careful to seal the room back up.  She makes sure she is on secure net to radio Bellanger.

"Bellanger, we got a real prize here, and an Able Seaman appears to have kept it for us, probably cost her life.  We manage to use this place, I say we call it Maria Lalonde center.  You want us to test it, or leave it dormant?"

She checks on the fuel, and the ventilation, having a hunch on what could have killed the seaman.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 23 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 16 Aug 2013
at 22:35
Re: Safari II

As the sweep continued in the building Tom studied the surrounding area from his position. He was looking for anything else of interest, other buildings, signs of habitation or wrecked vehicles. He would use his binoculars, but only if something catches his eye.
William Hawke
 player, 178 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Fri 16 Aug 2013
at 23:22
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 137):

Hawke sat behind the wheel of the hummer, keeping an eye on the fuel gauge, as the engine idled.

He tapped out a highland march with his index fingers, as his eyes searched for threats.
helbent4
 GM, 2080 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 10:10
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 136):

There was no reply to her transmission. The period without reply stretched uncomfortably.

At that moment, off in the distance of where Belanger's detachment was making its bound, they heard a series of faint echoing cracks, pops and bangs, unmistakable sounds of a firefight. It intensified within seconds to an almost continual, if faint, racket.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1328 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 15:19
Re: Safari II
Kelsey heads for the HMMWV at dead run, hitting the radio.  "I hear shots fired. Report!  Bishop, mount up!"
William Hawke
 player, 180 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 17:34
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 140):

"Ready"

Hawke put the vehicle in gear, but kept his foot on the clutch and one on the brake.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 25 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 19:52
Re: Safari II

As the call came over the net Tom waited for everyone to exit the building before running back to their vehicle. He jumped in and carried the launcher on his lap for the short bound to the fire-fight.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 39 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 06:40
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 140):

"Copy that! Meet you at the truck!", Stanley replied over the team radio.

He fell into formation and followed Sgt Champlain to the HMMWV.

Once there, he secured his C9 and took his position in the turret.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1329 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 13:30
Re: Safari II
We are probably too late to get in on this, but if they are pinned down, we best get on it.  We will want sniper team to cover us, and i bet taras wants us approaching from an alternate route.

She flips the map and stares, looking for a fast alternate route.


Ooc:  looking up asap
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 278 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 14:54
Re: Safari II
Mac got ready to move.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1330 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 15:49
Re: Safari II
Kelsey puts the map down and hits the radio.

"This is Bishop actual.  Hotel is assumed under attack.  Junction of  five six ave and two four eight street.  Bishop will proceed  Robertson Crescent to  two four eight street.  Recommend Knight flanks  taking five six avenue,  one of each Rook cover closest elements. Rolling hot,  over."
William Hawke
 player, 181 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 15:52
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 146):

Hawke calls out "Moving!" in the cab, hoping the others heard it.

Now that he had instructions, and a full crew, Hawke starts the vehicle rolling slowly in the direction, as ordered.  Slowly at first, so that the commander could make course changes now, rather than frantically, later.

--Hawke

This message was last edited by the player at 15:53, Tue 10 Sept 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1025 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 28 Sep 2013
at 21:04
Re: Safari II
Roger that, Bishop. Taking Five Six avenue!
helbent4
 GM, 2093 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 14 Oct 2013
at 08:49
Re: Safari II
The vehicles got turned around. With no time to lose, they took the most direct route. With this being farmland, it was a direct route indeed. The intersection of 56 ave and 248 st was somewhat built up, not a town exactly but some housing, a bedroom community for nearby Aldergrove and Abbotsford. Maybe a store or other business was at the intersection.

They travelled with Humvee in the lead, followed by the Cougar and then the Iltis.
Wayne Lo
 NPC, 48 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Mon 14 Oct 2013
at 08:50
Re: Safari II
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko:
Roger that, Bishop. Taking Five Six avenue!


Over the intercom, Lee (the driver) asked, "what's our separation from the Humvee, sir?" He was a saolor, not a tanker. So this was new to him.
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 170 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Mon 14 Oct 2013
at 08:51
Re: Safari II
Leaning over, Darek checked the 76mm's breech, then closed it.

"Fragmentation loaded and ready!"
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 569 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Mon 14 Oct 2013
at 15:26
Re: Safari II
Andy readied his rifle in case of action.

"Keep sharp," he said to the others more to have something to say rather than as an actual order. Everyone would be sharp.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1030 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 14 Oct 2013
at 22:18
Re: Safari II
About 25 meters, Wayne! Thank you, Darek!
helbent4
 GM, 2097 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 10:35
Re: Safari II
Within a miute or so they reached the intersection of 56 Ave and Highway 13 (264 St). The turnoff was a gradual curve to the left, running alongside the Trans-Canada for a short while, then due west.

They were about 2 klicks from Hotel's last reported position at the intersection of 56 and 248.

Behind them, Wayne slowed the top-heavy Cougar down in preparation to taking the bend. There was a real danger of flipping if they took the corner at speed.

GM Note: Hawk, Kel and Abbot make Vision checks to see down 56 Ave. It's 2d20, using your Awareness as a TN.
William Hawke
 player, 184 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 12:32
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 154):

Hawke scans the area as he drives, looking for threats.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 32 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 19:02
Re: Safari II

Easing the bolt back on his rifle Thomas flicked off the safety and prepared for the hot dismount from the rear of the humvee. He has set a plan in his head for removing the launcher as he moved for cover as quickly as possible.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 42 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Fri 18 Oct 2013
at 00:04
Re: Safari II
Abbot tugged on the chinstrap of his helmet again.  It was a subconscious thing that he did when expecting trouble. He carefully watched the road ahead for potential ambush sites as they raced to assist Bellanger's team.

OOC - Leave the safety on please. Abbot would be upset if he were to be shot in the ass. If you have time to point the weapon, you will have time to sweep that selector lever with your thumb.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1031 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 18 Oct 2013
at 05:43
Re: Safari II
Taras was looking towards the area where Belanger was supposed to be searching for tell-tales of a fight like smoke columns, distraught fauna (birds) etc.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1337 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 18 Oct 2013
at 13:11
Re: Safari II
"Eyes peeled!"

She follows her own advice, watching her own area of assigned vector.  As they approach she is looking for a likely spot to pull off and spit out her and her infantry.  If there was going to be a firefight she liked Terra Firma.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 160 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 07:45
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 156):

Seated in the rear left of the Humvee, Tremblay kept watch on the left hand side of the road. He had both cases of spare Carl Gustav ammo ready to go (2 rounds each of HE and HEAT) at his feet, and his C7A1 was in his hands. He pulled back the charging handle to chamber a round but, mindful of Abbot's vulnerable tuchus above, did not flip off the safety.

"Left side clear!"
helbent4
 GM, 2098 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 07:52
Re: Safari II
56 Ave was lined with trees but relatively flat. There were a few farms or buildings on either side, hidden behind trees, hedges and fences. They crunched over tree branches, blown down by the wind, leaves and other detritus and debris.

While the road was relatively flat there was still some roll to the wooded farmland. After a klick or so, they came to where they could see all the way to the intersection of 56 Ave and 248 St. (Their field of view, however, was still pretty narrow and confined to the road visible between the trees.)

The watchers in the Humvee (Kelsey, Abbot and Hawke) could see a pall of smoke rising from the area of their destination. There seemed to be vehicles in the road, past the intersection. Maybe motorcycles, and cars, perhaps a large truck like a construction vehicle.

The smoke shooting up behind the vehicles, between the rows of trees, looked like thick diesel exhaust.

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:39, Sat 19 Oct 2013.

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 171 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 07:54
Re: Safari II
In the commander's position, Taras couldn't see much.

But, aided by the turret optics, Darek could. Voice cold with fear, he called up,

"Contact! TANK! Range, 1000 metres! 12 o'clock!"

This message was last edited by the player at 12:23, Sat 19 Oct 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1033 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 08:41
Re: Safari II
Taras grabbed the radio:

Contact! Tank! Distance 1000...Take covering positions!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
 Cougar's turret. C-6 GPMG (100/100)
 AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
 S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
 Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
 RPO-A (x1)
 MON-200 (x1)
 POMZ-2 (x8)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:20, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2100 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 12:31
Re: Safari II
They were about 1000m away, having just crossing a little creek.

https://maps.google.com/maps/m...spn=0.02391,0.038581

There were trees on the right, more (snaller) trees on the left. Most of the buildings were on the left, but they passed a couple large agricultural ones on the right. Plus there was a driveway into the trees to the right of the Cougar.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:33, Sat 19 Oct 2013.

William Hawke
 player, 185 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 19:54
Re: Safari II
In reply to Darek Sochacki (msg # 162):

Hawke turned the Hummer left, towards cover.

"Who owns it?  We need to see who's what."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:54, Sat 19 Oct 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1035 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 20:10
Re: Safari II
Hotel...Hotel...This is Knight. We have visual on a tank. What's your status?
Wayne Lo
 NPC, 49 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Sun 20 Oct 2013
at 09:59
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 163):

"Turning left, hold on!"

Seeing the Humvee deke left, he decided to follow as the only break to the trees on the right was a driveway that he'd have to carefully navigate down.

"Turning left, hold on!"
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1338 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sun 20 Oct 2013
at 19:18
Re: Safari II
"Get yourself some cover, everyone but gunner I want feet on the ground.  We will advance ten meters and then move in a V forward.  Joy ride is over, welcome to the Army."

She snaps her chinstrap and waits on the vehicle to come to a halt and then wastes no time getting out with her rifle in hand, advancing ten meters or so and dropping into a ditch for cover as she waits on everyone else.



Bishop-1.
Bailing out and deploying as infantry,
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags


C8 Rifle  - 3.3 KG / 3.9 KG w/30 rd mag  = 3.9
4 spare 30 rd magazines  2.4 KG  = 6.3
Kevlar vest (Tactical Vest + extensions
- (chest, upper ab, up arm, neck) 3.8 + .7 KG  = 10.8 KG
Level III f/r+side 1.7 +.9 = 13.4
Kevlar Helmet - 1.5 KG = 14.9 KG
Web Gear/gas mask 1.5 KG = 16.5 KG
Grenades - 3 frag 2 smoke .5 and 1 / 3.5 KG = 20 KG
Browning High Power w/ 2spare mag 0.6 KG = 20.6 KG
AN/PRC-152 Radio - 1 KG = 21.6 KG
Boots/Uniform 3.2 KG = 24.6 KG
24.6 of 25 KG load.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 33 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sun 20 Oct 2013
at 19:50
Re: Safari II

Thomas exited the vehicle and found some cover as he adjusted the launcher on his back. He took a knee as he scanned for any threats in his sector as they formed up.

Once they were on the move he kept his rifle at his shoulder and tried to present as low a profile as possible.

HMMWV crew
Finding cover

C1A1D SLR 7.62mmN 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight (30/30)7.62mmN

M3 Carl Gustav AT Launcher 84mm (1/1)FFV-501 HEAT
MKII FRAG grenades x5
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 570 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Sun 20 Oct 2013
at 20:30
Re: Safari II
Andy started to look around, "Mac," he asked, "do you see a good spot for us to set up?"

He kept looking for a decent place to set up his binome.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 161 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Mon 21 Oct 2013
at 02:27
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 168):

Pulling the 2 cases holding Carl Gustav rounds behind him, Tremblay got ready dismounted.

"Sergeant! I don't mean to disagree, but we're a thousand metres from our objective. It's going to be all over by the time we get there on foot!

"But if you want, I can man the gun while you advance."



Tremblay (Bishop-1)
C7A1 (30/30,  + 4 magazines)
2 2x round 84mm round cases (2xHE. 2xHEAT)
Dismounting Humvee
Beside Humvee

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:32, Mon 21 Oct 2013.

helbent4
 GM, 2103 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 21 Oct 2013
at 02:52
Re: Safari II
As the Iltis turned, Mac and Andy caught a glimpse of the intersection in the direction of the tank. There was an explosion of sparks trailing white smoke, someone had obviously just lit off a White Phosphor grenade in the middle of the intersection. The tank and vehicles were instantly obscured by a cloud of smoke.

The vehicles turned down a long paved driveway, as it was the closest entrance through the screen of trees and the hedgerow. To the immediate left of the driveway were a couple of small buildings (house, detached garage) behind a split-rail fence, in front down the end of the driveway disappeared behind some trees, to the right of the driveway were more trees. Due to the trees, they were out of sight of the tank (which was obscured behind a cloud of WP smoke) for the moment.

There was no answer on the radio at that time.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1037 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 21 Oct 2013
at 05:07
Re: Safari II
There are certain preparatory rituals associated with smoking, and chief among those is packing . This was accomplished by Taras by inverting the unopened pack and rapping it smartly, three times in his orthodox fashion, usually against his palm. A move also known as "spanking the camel". This helped to condense the loose tobacco so that it's a little tighter in the paper, something quite usual in the current times of reduced quality control during World War III. It also make the ciggy burns a little smoother, and lasts longer. Nothing wrong with that.

At this point, many people, Taras included, would have removed the first cigarette, invert it so the tobacco side is up, and then replace it in the package. For some, this is for good luck. For others it's just a ritual that they may have learned from another smoker. In any case, the lucky cigarette is the last one smoked. More so in the presence of a main battle tank with more than dubious intentions. When one had emerged far enough to take up with the fingers, the Ukrainian didn't do so. There is a significant degree of coolness imparted when one removes the emerging cigarette with teeth and lips, rather than fingers. Soon enough the cigarette was lit.

Another smoke, deadlier perhaps on the industrial scale, was covering the troubled intersection. Well played. I don't see you, you don't see me. thought the ex Read Army Officer.

Still amazed by the team's drill quick reaction time he decided that it was also time to do something. Now that the smoke was leveling the game for both sides.

Wayne, lets get moving! Two more blocks and get under cover again! While the driver would be revving up the Cummings provided horsepower he told to his Polish turret mate: Get ready to put a round down the road at my command.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:20, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 571 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Mon 21 Oct 2013
at 15:48
Re: Safari II
"Driver," Andy said, "take us behind the garage and out of sight of the tank. We'll dismount there and see if we can get into a decent position."
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 283 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Mon 21 Oct 2013
at 15:50
Re: Safari II
"Right," said Mac, and headed the Iltis in the indicated direction.
Wayne Lo
 NPC, 50 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 09:51
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 173):

Wayne turned the Cougar around, drove it past the Iltis, then turned it left back onto 56 AVe.

"When I can, I'm going to go right!"
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 172 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 09:52
Re: Safari II
There was a clanging sound from inside the turret as Darek cleared the breech. He reloaded, then closed the breech block and settled into the gunner's seat.

"HESH up!" he called out.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 34 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 18:53
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 168):

He stopped mid stride once he heard Tremblay, then after taking a look at the distance himself Thomas asks;

"So what is it Sergeant, walk or ride. That GPMG will come in handy once the armour is done with."

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:30, Wed 23 Oct 2013.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1343 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 22:31
Re: Safari II
"Driver and gunner in the HMMWV, Tremblay and Hawke, go.  The rest of us work the LPCs for a bit strolling in the front yards."
William Hawke
 player, 187 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 00:56
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 179):

"Roger.  We'll try to come in on the other side of the tank."

He looked back to the gunner.

"We'll be moving fast, don't lose your grip."

Hawke made sure his seatbelt was tight, and the Hummer rolled out.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 162 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 03:30
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 180):

Getting ready to re-mount, Tremblay looked at the 2 cases of 84mm Carl Gustav rounds.

"Andrews, you want these with you, or you want to throw the launcher in the Humvee?"
helbent4
 GM, 2109 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 03:50
Re: Safari II
The radio set to Hotel's channel crackled.

"Hotel, Knight, this is Castle.  Be advised approximately one-five reinforcements have arrived from south on two-four-eight with two more technicals and a Victor-one-zero-zero.  Hotel, orders?  Over."

It sounded like Tyler! The young paratrooper had been posing as a bodyguard for the Russian pilot, Koldan, as they tried to infiltrate HA circles undercover as arms dealers.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 35 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 03:51
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 179):

"Sergeant permission to go with the Humvee, I may be needed sooner rather than later."

He holds up the launcher.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1039 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 06:07
Re: Safari II
Roger that Castle. We are closing in from the East. Over.

 After the radio transmission was acknowledged it was time to focus on the main target. Being outside the turret offered a better situational awareness than the buttoned-up polish fellow. While Darek would be cooking a HESH recipe for a soviet fondue, the Ukrainian was aiming the C-6 on the intersection.


 Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
 Cougar's turret. Aiming the C-6 GPMG (100/100)
 AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
 S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
 Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
 RPO-A (x1)
 MON-200 (x1)
 POMZ-2 (x8)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:21, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2110 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 07:51
Re: Safari II
After the WP smoke went off, there was a crescendo of pops and bangs (explosions and gunfire) from the intersection, perhaps giving a clue as to why Hotel was too busy to answer.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:51, Wed 23 Oct 2013.

Robert A. Conklin
 NPC, 112 posts
 3rd Recon, 3/3
 GySGT
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 07:52
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 185):

But there was an answer from someone else. "Knight from Hotel two. Read you Lima Charlie. Thought it might be Tango and Cash there! Break.

"All units, be advised Hotel element is pinned down in, ah, small structure on Sierra Echo corner of Five Six and Two Four Eight. Have lost contact with Hotel but they're still firing, assume comms failure. Ah, there's a Hotel Alpha element with one Tango Five Fower. Popped a Willie Pete and am keeping the Fife Fower buttoned up, am displace..."


The transmission ended abruptly in a crescendo of MG fire, punctuated by a massive explosion as the tank fired a 100mm HE shell at something located at point blank range. Due to the smoke, what or where was obscured.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:53, Wed 23 Oct 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1040 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 08:29
Re: Safari II
The initial flash and subsequent deafining loud bang was totally unexpected:

святейшее дерьмо!!! (Holy shit!)

The T-54 appeared to have recklessly shot at one of the buildings of the intersection at extremely close distance. The over pressure caused by the firing of the main gun clearing initially the WP smoke only to immediately replace it with that of the propellant coming from the mouth of the barrel. The intensity of the fireball was also outstanding.

Closer now, the Main Battle Tank profile was easy to distinguish. The thundering explosion still echoing in the nearby structures:

Wayne stop! Darek engage!

By the time that the initial cloud of white phosphorus had almost cleared and the T-54 had fired, the Cougar vehicle got closer to the 60th. From this distance and taking advantage of the posture of the target as well as the element of surprise, Taras was hoping to get a good shot across the bow the tank. While Darek would be aiming the main gun he would be aiming the machine gun for any target of opportunity at "Alamo Junction".


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Aiming the C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:22, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Wayne Lo
 NPC, 51 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 10:58
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 187):

Because everyone in this part of Aldergrove seemed to want a high hedge, there were no good hull down positions. Either you were in the roadway, or blocked by someone's hedge, bushes or trees. Mowing down someone's overgrown hedge, Wayne pulled into someone's yard. The gun tube stuck out over the hedge on that side. It was concealment, not cover.

"This is the best I can do! When we shoot, I'm going straight back, get us outta here!"
William Hawke
 player, 188 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 13:24
Re: Safari II
In reply to Wayne Lo (msg # 188):

Once loaded, Hawke followed his plan, unless told otherwise.

"Anybody know if we have any of that hyperbaric shite left?" he asked, not across the comms.
Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 285 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 15:22
Re: Safari II
Mac looked for a good spot to locate the Iltis...
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1345 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 22:29
Re: Safari II
Kelsey hears the transmission that Hotel is pinned down and sees the WP go up.

"Ok folks, let's catch a ride with the Hummer a little closer and rescue Hotel"

She keys her radio as she jogs back to the HMMWV.  "This is Bishop one.  Lima Charlie on the Willie Pete, advancing on diagonal!"

She will climb back in her seat and pull out her map, checking the location marked as everyone loads up.

"Hawke, bring it as close as you dare... anyone got some rockets?  We got a T-54 out there, our handheld stuff can take that tank out, no problem!"
William Hawke
 player, 189 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 02:56
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 191):

"I can dare, as long as I can go faster than they can crank the main gun."
helbent4
 GM, 2113 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 03:02
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 191):



Compare to the Map in Google:

https://maps.google.com/maps/m...pn=0.016128,0.042272
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1347 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 03:54
Re: Safari II
She taps the map and looks up, pointing to the South.

"Hawke, let's go cross country to the south, I'll direct you.  Everyone, I need something to crack that tank, so get it ready!  There should be a LAW or something around here, that'll do."
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 36 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 03:58
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 194):

In the back seat Thomas pats the launcher and says;

"We should be all right if I can get a shot."

He then grabs on for dear life.
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 173 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 04:04
Re: Safari II
Once the Cougar stopped, there was a pause as they waited for the WP to clear. Derek jammed his face into the gunsight, straining to make out the outlines of the tank he knew was there. It was a former Russian or WP tank, likely some old beast stripped from some 3rd line unit or pressed into service from mothballs, or from one of the few non-Russian units that was part of the Warsaw Pact invasion force.

He had a second to reflect that the last time he engaged a tank was in his own T-54, a couple years earlier. They had sprung an ambush on ounter-attacking US forces somewhere south of Kelowna in the last WP thrust of the campaign in northern North America. The remaining Polish units attached to the Soviet forces were down to a few tanks. It was a little confusing and he still couldn't recall the details. His tank engaged an American M1A1 at about the same range, 350m, knife-fight distance for this kind of warfare. His gunner had fired at and hit the enemy with little effect, the 100mm Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilised Discarding Sabot round missing the tracks and literally shattering against the Abrams' composite armour. As his reloader struggled to cram another APFSDS round into the breech, the enemy tank had swiftly lined up on them, barrel mouth a terrifying black hole that gathered all light. There was a flash and that's all he remembered until waking up in hospital under guard as an EPW. Thereby deciding maybe it was time to re-evaluate his career. His memories of that day still hadn't fully returned, probably for the best.

The white smoke in front of them thinned and parted. He could start to make out the front hull of the T-54. It was in the intersection, oriented towards the SE, presumably where Belanger and the rest of the Hotel section were located. But the turret was traversed to the rear and that's the direction of the target it had just engaged. Not the best angle as it was side but still somewhat oblique, and the rear hull somewhat obscured by the intervening close terrain, but probably the best shot they were going to get for now.

"On the way!" he said, pulling the firing trigger on the aiming joystick.

OOC: Ok, time to find out the effects!

This message was last edited by the player at 04:06, Thu 24 Oct 2013.

William Hawke
 player, 190 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 04:09
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
She taps the map and looks up, pointing to the South.

"Hawke, let's go cross country to the south, I'll direct you.  Everyone, I need something to crack that tank, so get it ready!  There should be a LAW or something around here, that'll do."


Hawke follows directions.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 163 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 05:20
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 195):

Re-mounting, Tremblay opened the case for the HEAT rounds, helping switch loads.

"Andrews! Let's swap out the HE for HEAT before we get to bouncing around!"

"Sarge! No joy on any rockets. Mac's got a couple LAW rockets in the Iltis."

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1041 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 24 Oct 2013
at 06:11
Re: Safari II
Wayne, be ready to move the Cougar North. Then we will turn left.

He had barely finished the sentence when the Royal Ordnance medium-velocity gun came to life. Darek putting the fire control system to work, no doubt.

With its modest velocity (533m/sec) gun, the Cougar was never going to be a modern tank-killer but L29A5 HESH shells were effective against the likes of the old T-54.

The ageing Radnis optical sights that became unreliable and difficult to find parts for in the '90s were phased out.  The solution was adapting the Grizzly's image-intensifying sights (M36E4+) to the Cougar turret. That gave a definite edge to the Polish gunner over his previous mount...

Taras was still aiming the C-6 at the intersection.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
 Cougar's turret. Aiming the C-6 GPMG (100/100)
 AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
 S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
 Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
 RPO-A (x1)
 MON-200 (x1)
 POMZ-2 (x8)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:21, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Wayne Lo
 NPC, 52 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 21:06
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 199):

"Ready to move out of sight!"

Wayne was no tanker, so he was determined to keep the Coug' out of the way of return fire ASAP!


Able Seaman Lo - Knight Driver
MP5 (30/30)
Cougar's driver seat
Waiting to shoot and scoot!

helbent4
 GM, 2121 posts
 aka Tony
Sun 3 Nov 2013
at 21:28
Re: Safari II
The smoke parted for a moment, revealing an aged T-54 squatting in the intersection. The hull was facing the store where Belanger's element was thought to be pinned down, showing it's left side (if obliquely). But the turret had been traversed all the way around to point across the street, as if someone (like a sniper) had been shooting at it from the opposite direction. (The tank hull was oriented to the left from their perspective but the turret was traversed to point off to the right.) The tank was buttoned-down, normal for Soviet doctrine but still indication that they were taking fire from someone.

Taras "lased" the target and immediately afterwards, the 76mm cannnon fired a round of HESH that screamed down 56 Ave. There was a blossom of smoke and sparks as the round impacted the side rear hull, but the effects were immediately obscured.

Meanwhile, the Humvee drove south and found a gap in the hedge, leading into the adjoining field. From this direction they could head west, and end up right behind the store where Belanger's detachment was pinned down. Not seeing any LOS to the target area, the snipers in the little Iltis followed, bouncing over ruts and ditches. These were not huge fields, in fact, they were once a series of small berry and hobby farms (now overgrown) separated occasionally by hedges and stands of trees. Almost like rural backyards.
William Hawke
 player, 191 posts
Mon 4 Nov 2013
at 02:58
Re: Safari II

This message was deleted by the player at 03:00, Mon 04 Nov 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1042 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 4 Nov 2013
at 03:56
Re: Safari II
After the initial report of the HESH projectile hitting the T-54 the Ukrainian decided to give it another try while the surprise element was still on their side:

One more before we go!

Taras opened the breech by pressing in on the operating level and releasing the breech mechanism lever from its retaining catch. Soon enough the breech was fully open. Clearing the chamber, the ex Red Army burly fellow proceeded with the loading sequence inserting the nose of a fresh HESH round into the still smoky chamber. Removing the base clip was next and then, with the knuckles of the right fist, he pushed the round fully inside the pipe. After setting the loader's safety switch by pulling the operating lever to the rear the reloading was completed:

LOADED!.

Now it was up to Darek to line-up the sights in similar fashion as the first shot in order to get another hit. A fairly straight matter: The Cougar gun sight is calibrated to 2000 meters for direct fire. "Battle range" or point blank is 500m, ie, 500 is the lowest hash mark, for 500 or less, you put the 500m hash mark on the target.

Wayne! Move North after the shot!

Taras was glued to the sight waiting for the second round results.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Reloading a HESH projo.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(4/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(9/9) Canister
(7/7) Smoke
(5/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 19:18, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1349 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 5 Nov 2013
at 02:14
Re: Safari II
Kelsey will direct Hawke in that direction, holding on for dear life as they bumped across pre war backyard terrain.

She looked down a moment as they bounced, spying a plastic shovel and sand flying... they had just driven through someone's sandbox.. also known as outdoor litterboxes for cats.

She peered ahead, trying to steady herself and her rifle both as they bounced across the terrain.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 44 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 5 Nov 2013
at 06:25
Re: Safari II
Corporal Abbot scanned his sector from the back seat of the HMMWV.  If there was a tank out there, then they could expect some sort of infantry to accompany it. He wanted to make sure that he saw them first.

The ride was pretty bumpy and getting worse. He almost missed having the view from the turret but the ride would be beating the hell out of Tremblay.

------------------------

Corporal Stanley Abbot

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)
helbent4
 GM, 2125 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 5 Nov 2013
at 21:53
Re: Safari II
From where they were, the Humvee and Iltis could hear the HESH round's explosion. They could see the branches, leaves and trees knocked about by the concussion, but could not tell the effect of the hit.

The smoke from their HESH round obscured the tank for a few seconds. Leaves and branches continued to rain down. Taras could see that, after a pause, the turret began swiveling, slowly bearing towards the Cougar.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 37 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 6 Nov 2013
at 00:26
Re: Safari II

Andrews tried to hold on as the Humvee made its way through the backyards. He had the launcher wedged between his knees and the seat in front and the whole thing seemed to be stable.

He twisted his head at the noise from the detonating round and tried to catch a glimpse of any effect.
helbent4
 GM, 2126 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 6 Nov 2013
at 03:57
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 207):

From the rising plume of white smoke and cloud of debris it seemed the Cougar probably nailed the tank with a HESH round. But the debris didn't look like tank parts, and the smoke was white and not black (indicating it was not burning fuel or lubricants) and quickly dissipated.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1044 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 6 Nov 2013
at 07:03
Re: Safari II
After reloading the main gun of the Cougar, Taras glued his eyes to the optics to catch a better glimpse of the target. The initial impact of the first round achieved the first goal of stopping the T-54 from whatever it was doing. The turret appeared to be traversing and that meant a few extra precious seconds for Darek to score another hit before the operator could re-acquire another potential target including themselves!

C'mooon Darechko...hit it! Said to himself.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (4/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (9/9) Canister
 (7/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 19:18, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2128 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 6 Nov 2013
at 07:12
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 209):

As the smoke cleared, Taras could see a noticeable black soot stain marking the upper rear hull of the tank, along the engine compartment. The tool box on the left side sponson looked blown-off, and the mudguard was drooping, half-detached, down over the rear of the tracks.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:23, Wed 06 Nov 2013.

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 173 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 11:35
Re: Safari II
Crossing himself, Darek peered into the gunsight as Taras reloaded. He would try for a turret hit if at all possible. The HESH wouldn't penetrate but if the gunner or commander was taken out maybe they'd give up the fight!

The tank was traversing its turret. The gun was pointing right at them.  "Firing now!" he yelled, pushing the trigger stud on the elevation wheel.

Again, there was a flash of white smoke and sparks as the round hit, trees shuddered and if there were any glass in the windows of the surrounding houses and buildings, they were gone. But if Darek knew anything he swore the round had impacted dead centre of the turret. "It's a hit! Let's go! Go! Go!"

This message was last updated by the player at 11:35, Thu 07 Nov 2013.

Wayne Lo
 NPC, 53 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 11:37
Re: Safari II
Not needing to be told twice, Wayne pressed the accelerator. The Cougar was already pointed north on a side street/. With a roar of the diesel engine (but no smoke, as it was burning biodiesel fuel) the small "tankette" was rolling up the cracked street over a carpet of fallen branches and dead leaves and out of sight.
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 573 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 16:39
Re: Safari II
Andy looked at the lack of open sight lines and cursed the affluence of his fellow Canadians. If they'd lived in shitty little hovels he'd be able to be shooting something.

He checked the map and said, "OK, let's see if we can probe a flank, drop down to 54th Avenue and drive along it. Keep a look out for trouble and be ready to get off the road if someone starts shooting."

Andy
Ordering the It is down to 54th Avenue

Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 289 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
 Rifleman
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 18:42
Re: Safari II
"Got it," said Mac, heading for 54th Avenue. He'd feel happier sneaking around on foot, but why not at least drive a bit closer first?
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1045 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 19:15
Re: Safari II
Good one!
It didn't take much to find out that the second round did a good job as the report on the sights indicated the new hit where the main armament was located

As the Cougar was resuming the march North bound, Taras reloaded the gun again. The supply of HESH in the turret was low but the armor threat was still very relevant at this stage.

Wayne was instructed to move two blocks up and one to the left in the true fashion of a knight over a chessboard. Before reaching the new position Taras tried to raise Hotel element:

Hotal...Hotel...This is Knight. What's your status?


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Reloading HESH.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-100 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(9/9) Canister
(7/7) Smoke
(5/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

helbent4
 GM, 2134 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 9 Nov 2013
at 12:03
Re: Safari II
In reply to Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald (msg # 214):

From the map, it looked like 56 Ave was across a field and through a screen of trees. The little jeep bounced along, then Mac skillfully swerved in between the trunks of the stand of evergreens. Branches whacked the windscreen, needles and cones showed down into the open Iltis, then they were through. Driving beside an abandoned house, through a yard, they skidded onto 56 Ave and turned right. There was another echoing thunp from the direction of the intersection of 54 Ave and 248 St. It sounded like another HESH round impacting somewhere, hopefully the tank (which was out of view).
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1048 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sun 10 Nov 2013
at 03:25
Re: Safari II
The knight (♘ ♞) is a piece in the game of chess, representing a knight (armored cavalry). It is normally represented by a horse's head and neck...

The Cougar was the armored cavalry and head and neck of the Government forces in the field. After the First World War cavalry units were mostly converted from horses to either armoured cars or tanks and became known as either mechanized cavalry fulfilling a reconnaissance role like the current mission.

The knight move is unusual among chess pieces. When it moves, it can move to a square that is two squares horizontally and one square vertically, or two squares vertically and one square horizontally. The complete move therefore looks like the letter L. In that fashion, Taras had ordered Wayne to move the Cougar into a new position where he could hit the enemy with the main gun as well as the machine guns while remaining at a safe distance from the enemy's small arms. Pawns usually represent a good deal of threat for the knights on the board. Popping up from the North meant also to keep on using the element of surprise.

The knight's ability to 'jump over' other pieces means it tends to be at its most powerful in closed positions, in contrast to that of a bishop. The move is one of the longest-surviving moves in chess, having remained unchanged since before the seventh century. Because of this it also appears in most chess-related regional games. The knight moves alternately to light and dark squares. The city blocks represented the classic chessboard and the continuous movement of the knight meant to throw the enemy out of aim.

A knight should always be close to where the action is, meaning it is best used on areas of the board where the opponent's pieces are clustered or close together. Pieces are generally more powerful if placed near the center of the board, but this is particularly true for a knight. And so it was necessary to close in since the beginning in order to achieve full combat potential. It paid off for the moment. Rushing in to the center helped to score hits on the rival cavalry. After all, Knights are usually brought into play slightly sooner than the bishops and much sooner than the rooks and the queen. "A knight on the rim is grim" or "A knight on the rim is dim" are often used in chess instruction to reflect this principle.

Smart use of maneuver is paramount. The enemy knight made a big mistake failing to fork while standing at the intersection. In chess, a fork is a tactic whereby a single piece makes two or more direct attacks simultaneously. Most commonly two pieces are threatened, which is also sometimes called a double attack. The defender often finds it difficult to counter two or more threats in a single move.

The T-54 could have "fork" the Cougar with the Commander's machine gun while keeping in check the original target with the main gun. Not doing so and using the element of speed and surprise, the tank became a victim of Taras mount.

Since the knight can jump over pieces which obstruct other pieces, it is usually more valuable when the board is more crowded (closed positions). A knight is best when it has a 'support point' or outpost a relatively sheltered square where it can be positioned to exert its strength remotely. That was the goal for the Ukrainian, from the vantage point of the intersection he would be able to strike the enemy. Before the vehicle could be exposed, Taras dismounted and using the binocs in the prone position he was able to see what was going on along the 248.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Scanning for targets with the binocs
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-100 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(9/9) Canister
(7/7) Smoke
(5/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 03:29, Sun 10 Nov 2013.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1350 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 11 Nov 2013
at 19:46
Re: Safari II
Kelsey braces herself as best she can and reads her map, keeping her teeth gritted as they bump along cross country.

"Ok, turn it north"" She points to some open overgrown lawns.  "I want to drop infantry prior to crossing 56th and then have the Hummer continue over to street to provide cover fire from another angle"
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 38 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 11 Nov 2013
at 20:29
Re: Safari II


Thomas gets ready to dismount from the Humvee, using the door for cover he would sling the launcher and then move out with his carbine at his shoulder.

He tried to get an idea of the surrounding area as they prepared to stop. Thomas was looking for some cover once he had moved away from the Humvee.

Preparing to dismount

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight (30/30) 7.62mmN
M3 Carl Gustav AT Launcher (1/1) FFV-551 HEAT 84mm
Para-Ordnance P14-45 (15/14) .45
William Hawke
 player, 192 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 12 Nov 2013
at 00:48
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 218):

"Roger."

[OOC:  19:45, Today: William Hawke rolled 9 using 2d20, keeping the lowest dice only with rolls of 12,9. Driving Roll. TN 8]
helbent4
 GM, 2137 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 12 Nov 2013
at 09:25
Re: Safari II
The Humvee turned right, aiming for the gap between a bungalow and hedge. As Hawke stopped, he could feel the ground under his front wheels give away! It was a septic tank, and it gave away with a jolt before he could back up. The front axle was stuck both wheels inside the collapsed waste collection tank.

They were pointed north, between a house and a hedge. Across an overgrown lawn, they could see 56 Ave to the north. Belanger's element was trapped to the west. Not to far away, they could hear a bellow of a mammoth diesel engine and the squeal of steel tracks on pavement. The tank was on the move!

The Cougar rolled to a stop at 58th Ave and 248 St. as the turret slewed left, looking for the tank. Wayne kept his foot on the gas, ready to move forward through the intersection, or turn left or right as Taras dictate. They had a clear sight down 248 St., despite the debris, dust and smoke kicked up by a 100mm HE blast and 2 76mm HESH rounds.

While Taras and Darek could (just) see the store to the south on the SW corner of 56 Ave and 248 St where they believed Belanger was holed up. What they could not see was the tank! It must have changed position. There! He could see a plume of thick black diesel smoke moving west, the roar of the engine and metal racket of the tracks confirmed his thought.
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 174 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Tue 12 Nov 2013
at 09:31
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 221):

Peering into the scope, Darek yelled, "Contact! I see several light vehicles including armed technicals and one Alpha Poppa Charlie south of the main the intersection, 600 metres range."
Wayne Lo
 NPC, 54 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Tue 12 Nov 2013
at 09:33
Re: Safari II
Looking around for other threats, Wayne called oyut,

"Hey, I think I see Conklin, about a block down on the left!

"He's just lying there, I think he's hurt!"

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1049 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 12 Nov 2013
at 18:11
Re: Safari II
We have to rescue that man! Darek, we are going to shoot two rounds of smoke at the intersection. I'll go get him and you cover me.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Loading the main gun with a smoke round
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-100 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(9/9) Canister
(7/7) Smoke
(5/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

William Hawke
 player, 193 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 12 Nov 2013
at 21:49
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
The Humvee turned right, aiming for the gap between a bungalow and hedge. As Hawke stopped, he could feel the ground under his front wheels give away! It was a septic tank, and it gave away with a jolt before he could back up. The front axle was stuck both wheels inside the collapsed waste collection tank.

They were pointed north, between a house and a hedge. Across an overgrown lawn, they could see 56 Ave to the north. Belanger's element was trapped to the west. Not to far away, they could hear a bellow of a mammoth diesel engine and the squeal of steel tracks on pavement. The tank was on the move!



"Fuck!" said Hawke.  "Tis fookin well fooked." His accent got thicker with the excitement.

He tried to back the Hummer out of the septic tank, but it didn't work, either.

"Everybody out."  he said, as he climbed out.  He pulled his pack with the medical equipment out of the Hummer and seated it on his back.  The rifle was next, and it was secured to him by the strap.

"Where do y'need us?"

This message was last edited by the player at 00:08, Wed 13 Nov 2013.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 39 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 13 Nov 2013
at 00:38
Re: Safari II
Andrew's was out of the Humvee when it looked like it was going nowhere fast. He uses the door for cover as he slings the launcher and then moves away from the vehicle and takes a knee as he provides cover.

He asks the Sergeant as he slaps the launcher;

"Do you want use to have a look at the tank ?"

Bishop Element
Providing Cover

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight (30/30) 7.62mmN
M3 Carl Gustav AT Launcher (1/1) FFV-551 HEAT 84mm
Para-Ordnance P14-45 (15/14) .45

This message was last edited by the player at 00:55, Wed 13 Nov 2013.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 48 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Wed 13 Nov 2013
at 03:41
Re: Safari II
Corporal Abbot braced himself as the vehicle stopped. He grabbed his C9 and quickly bailed out and took an overwatch position behind the best cover within 10 meters.

<radio>"Covering. Move when ready."<radio>, Abbot said simply.  He faced the last known direction of the enemy forces.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:24, Wed 13 Nov 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1050 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 13 Nov 2013
at 07:58
Re: Safari II
While loading the main gun Taras noticed that the smoke round was quite heavy compared to the "Squash" type. More than 6 pounds in fact! The nose fuze also added extra length compared to the HESH ammo. The anti-armor round was a solid filling of Composition A3 (93% RDX, 7% wax) while the freshly feeded round contained three smoke canisters inside with their own pyrotechnics that could burn for a minimum time of a minute. The idea was to create a superb cloud thanks to the dispersion of the "troika".

Some radical change in ballistics could be expected. The smoke round, unknown to the crew, would turn the medium velocity L23 gun into a potato gun as the smoke ammo would came out of the barrel at 290 m/s compared to the 534 m/s of a HESH shot.

This actually, could be a positive thing after all. Using the direct fire hash mark of the FCS would let the smoke rounds fall short of the intersection and therefore create a closer yet more dense cloud framed by the street buildings. Correcting the aim to reach the intersection would elevate the gun and add more depth to the smoke screen if Darek decided to do so.

Loaded!

Taras would execute a rapid reload after the first round is fired and then exit the vehicle in order to rescue Conklin.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Loading the main gun with a smoke round
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(9/9) Canister
(7/7) Smoke
(5/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 19:17, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 175 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Wed 13 Nov 2013
at 08:39
Re: Safari II
Darek sighted in just short of the intersection of 56b Ave and 248 St.

"Firing Now!" He fired one smoke round on target, then a second. "Firing now.

"They're on target!"


The street between the hedges on one side and the suburban/rural house on the other side began filling with white smoke.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:03, Wed 13 Nov 2013.

Pvt. Kelli Droz
Wed 13 Nov 2013
at 08:45
Re: Safari II
The radio crackled.

"Bishop... glad to hear you! Sorry, been a little busy to answer the radio until now.

It was Private Kelli Droz, one of the two Militia that Belanger had borrowed for whatever task he had decided to abort in order to help them out.

"Was that you that drove off that bad boy? I was just about to run up the white flag! We got two WIA's here, both bad! Hotel 2 (Conklin) took off, I think he was sniping at the tank but I don't know his status. Tell you the truth, I thought we were out of time, here."

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:05, Wed 13 Nov 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1051 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 13 Nov 2013
at 08:55
Re: Safari II
As soon as the second round was delivered, the Staff Sargent jumped out of the Cougar and start running towards the wounded comrade.

Oh, irony! he thought, I hope Poland will cover my arse!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Running towards Conklin.
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

Robert A. Conklin
 NPC, 113 posts
 3rd Recon, 3/3
 GySGT
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 04:38
Re: Safari II
It looked like a bush of some kind, but Wayne's sharp eyes had spotted the Drgunov SVD sniper rifle and realised it was really Gunny Conklin. He was collapsed on the side of the road, as if he crawled there. Taras reached Conklin safely and the other man looked up, weakly, from where he lay. Blood streaked his face, marring the camo paint pattern.

"Hey... Taras... long time... brother..."

This message was last updated by the player at 04:38, Thu 14 Nov 2013.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1353 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 04:56
Re: Safari II
Pvt. Kelli Droz:
The radio crackled.

"Bishop... glad to hear you! Sorry, been a little busy to answer the radio until now.

It was Private Kelli Droz, one of the two Militia that Belanger had borrowed for whatever task he had decided to abort in order to help them out.

"Was that you that drove off that bad boy? I was just about to run up the white flag! We got two WIA's here, both bad! Hotel 2 (Conklin) took off, I think he was sniping at the tank but I don't know his status. Tell you the truth, I thought we were out of time, here."


Kelsey bailed with the rest of her team and moved to the corner of the building to take a look around, keeping low.

"This is Bishop one, I have Hawke with me for the wounded.  Good to hear you Kelli.  Thank Darek and Taras for tank chasing though."

She motions for them to spread out, and tries to figure out where that tank is, and any other threats.

"If we can find it and get a clear shot, see if you can't take out the track.  If you can blow the track and a road wheel or two, it's just a crappy little pillbox."




Bishop-1.
Bailing out and deploying as infantry,
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 176 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 05:04
Re: Safari II
Up ahead, Taras and Conklin were in the left ditch, under some low-hanging trees.

Seeing some movement in the hedges further down and to the right, towards where the smoke rounds were still going off, Darek knew he had to act. Clicking the switch to select the 7.62mm coaxial MG, he called out, "contact front right! Danger close, firing now!"

Taras heard the whine of the turret behind him as it began rotating.

Hoping it wasn't the tank, and was maybe some foot mobiles who'd gotten up the nerve to check out 56 Ave, he began spraying the right (west) side of the road and the ditch/hedges with long bursts of 7.62mm fire.

Bullets began zipping by Taras as Darek began firing on some unseen target further down the road, on the west side. Branches and foliage cut from the overgrown hedge began showering down onto the pavement.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1052 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 08:15
Re: Safari II
Stay low, my friend, we are going to get you out of here in no time.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

helbent4
 GM, 2144 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 08:30
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 233):

The woman on the other end of the radio conversation laughed, "I don't care who did it! The tank's just west of the intersection of 56 and 248... shit, it's coming back!"

From where they were, 56 Ave went east west. Kelli and Hotel's position was at the intersection to the west, and that's where loud tank noises were coming from, and getting louder.

As the house was set back from the road, she had to peek out from behind the overgrown hedge to have a boo down 56 ave.

Sure enough, there was the tank, all of about 100m distant. It was crawling towards the intersection where Hotel was holed up in the corner store, belching black diesel smoke.

From where he was, Taras could hear the tank noise getting louder but the smoke screen he'd laid prevented him from getting a visual. But the tank was close, and getting closer.
Robert A. Conklin
 NPC, 114 posts
 3rd Recon, 3/3
 GySGT
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 08:34
Re: Safari II
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko:
Stay low, my friend, we are going to get you out of here in no time.


"Damn you... and your... socialist... medical system..."

It was difficult to tell under the layers of Ghillie suit cloth how badly Conklin was injured. As it was, they were somewhat safe in the overgrown ditch, a feature common to rural areas, although this one was less than a metre deep, a somewhat shallow specimen.

Whatever Darek was shooting at, they declined to show themselves. Although the bullets were passing within a half-dozen metres, the coaxial MG was pretty accurate and used the gunsights so it was unlikely they'd take fire.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1053 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 08:57
Re: Safari II
Haha!! What happened to you? Do you think you can move? I'm guessing your friend the tank is coming back!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1354 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 10:48
Re: Safari II
"Here comes big mama boys.  Get me a rocket up here and see if we can't bring something to the party"

Kelsey motions for those behind to cover her, as she makes a dash for a more forward position, likely in a ditch, then sets up to cover anyone's advance, her C-8 up and ready.  It hadn't come up, but the Sergeant was a team sharpshooter, and as she peered over her iron sights, she sought a target to lend misery to.


Bishop-1.
Taking a forward position, ready to lay fire down to cover a rocket shot.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 41 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 15 Nov 2013
at 02:40
Re: Safari II

Thomas slings his rifle and shoulders the launcher having checked the correct round was loaded. He then signalled Tremblay to stay close and moved out with the others.

It had been a long time since he had faced armour and the first time with the Carl Gustav. He knew they were great for taking out early main battle tanks and had heard good things from the battle field, but he could not help but feel nervous at the notion of sticking his head in the direction of the tank.

Bishop Element
Looking for target

M3 Carl Gustav AT Launcher (1/1) FFV-551 HEAT 84mm

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight (30/30) 7.62mmN[Slung]
Para-Ordnance P14-45 (15/14) .45 [Holstered]

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 52 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 03:40
Re: Safari II
While Sgt Champlain recons the street.   Abbot anchors the southern flank. He sets up prone with the best view of the area to the south.

------------------------

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)

This message was last edited by the player at 03:42, Sat 16 Nov 2013.

Robert A. Conklin
 NPC, 115 posts
 3rd Recon, 3/3
 GySGT
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 07:58
Re: Safari II
Clearly a little disoriented, Conklin looked up at Taras.

"Shell hit close... can't hear anything. Deaf. Am reading... your lips... Got some shrapnel, busted left leg... right ankle... I think... maybe an arm?"
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 164 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 08:07
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 240):

Before unassing, Tremblay had swapped the loaded HE round with an HEDP anti-tank round. Lugging the 2 ammo cases, Tremblay followed behind Andrews as they looked for a target.

"Sergent... Kelsey... I know there's a tank on the street. Somewhere. Shouldn't we also send someone directly through the yards to where Hotel is holed up?"

Sgt. Keith Tremblay
Bishop-2

C7A1 (30/30) + 4 mags
1x 84mm HEDP
3x 84mm HE

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:28, Sat 16 Nov 2013.

helbent4
 GM, 2147 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 08:26
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 239):

On the south side of 56 Ave (east-west), Kel looked left, westwards down the street. She could see the intersection at 248st (north-south) where the corner store was located at the SE corner. That was where Hotel was, about 100m distant. A smoke screen had gone up around where she figured Knight had gone, somewhere to the north of the intersection of 248 and 56. Someone was firing an MG down 248 from north to south.

Just past the intersection, she could see the tank. It was hulking and a dark mottled green, Soviet camo pattern. The turret glacis to the left of the gun barrel was blackened with the scorch mark from the HESH round. Otherwise, it seemed undamaged.

The tank seemed stopped just past the intersection. Call it 130m. Suddenly, black smoke belched from the diesel exhaust and it lurched forward! She could also see the commander was now sticking his head out and manned the Dushka. Aside from him, there were a handful of men riding on the back of the tank behind the turret, and another half-dozen running behind it, using the tank for cover. It looked like they were making a push on Hotel's position!

Behind her, Andrews and Tremblay came up to the edge of the overgrown yard, concealed from the west by the hedge and overhanging trees. Andrews had the Carl Gustav deployed and ready for action.

Back by the Humvee, Abbot covered the southern flank with his C9A1 (M249) SAW. HAwke was out of the immobilised vehicle as well. To the south of them across the backyard he could see a line of trees and more trees behind them. The topographical map indicated there was a stream bed there going from east to west and continuing under 248 St, surrounded by heavy vegetation. The stream bed was likely to be in a 2m or so depression.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1054 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 08:33
Re: Safari II
The shock of being in the receiving end of a 100 mm round from a Main Battle Tank at almost point blank must be something really hard to recover. Conklin appeared to have been a lucky survivor. The poor elevation angle of the T-54's main gun probably saved his life. Still, he would be in need of some serious patching but the moment wasn't right.

Ok, just relax. We are not going anywhere for now. Keep low, brother!

Taras took the sniper rifle from the sniper's hands and gave him his AKSU. The sequence of shots fired previously kept the barrel quite warm. The smell of gunpower was still lingering in the weapon.

I'll return it to you in one piece!

A quick check of the chamber and magazine revealed a meager supply of ammo but Taras wouldn't dare to bother the poor gunny. With one round already chambered, the Staff Sargent adopted a prone position aiming at the intersection, safety off.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
SVD Dragunov (3/10)
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

Robert A. Conklin
 NPC, 116 posts
 3rd Recon, 3/3
 GySGT
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 08:42
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 245):

Taking the AK-74SU with his left hand, he slipped the sling over his head and shoulder, preparing to fire it 1-handed as it seemed his right arm wasn't functioning. As well, his eyes seemed to have trouble focusing and the pupils were dilated.

He slipped his left hand into his Ghillie suit and fished around, coming up with a pair of 10-round SVD magazines. "Here... For good luck... But now you gotta put out."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1055 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 08:52
Re: Safari II
Taras gave Conkling a thumbs up.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
SVD Dragunov (3/10) +2 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1356 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 09:32
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 244):

Kelsey didn't have time to curse, she waves her arm, then talks to her people and radios at the same time.

"That tank is making a push on Hotel.  Fire in the hole!  Lots of infantry, we need to give them someone else to think about team.  Bishop, open fire!  I want heavies on this!

She brings her other arm up to check, and then flipping her selector to auto, she readies aim on the infantry from her current position, as soon as the rocket is aimed and fired, so as to distract the infantry from taking out her rocketeer, so he might get another shot, if need.

(100 M is reasonable rifle range, too far for a thrown grenade)



Bishop-1.
Laying in autofire on the troops attached to the tank.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

This message was last edited by the player at 18:29, Tue 19 Nov 2013.

Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 575 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 11:54
Re: Safari II
As they headed toward the school, Andy looked at the building to see how he would scale it. If they could get the Iltis into the courtyard and next to the building it would be simple to get on to the lower flat roof. From there it would be a quick dash to the upper floor that occupied the northwest corner of the building.

It should be simple for the two snipers to get onto the top flat roof and then get a view of the rear of the column.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 42 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 18:26
Re: Safari II

As soon as he see the tank Andrews takes a knee.

"FIRING"

He puts the telescopic sight across the heavy armour and fires the weapon. He braces himself as the round leaves the tube.

Then realising the danger he was in he runs to the right and back into cover trying to put something between him and the tank. Only then does he reload the launcher.

Bishop Element
Firing on tank

M3 Carl Gustav AT Launcher (1/1) FFV-551 HEAT 84mm

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight (30/30) 7.62mmN[Slung]
Para-Ordnance P14-45 (15/14) .45 [Holstered]

This message was last edited by the player at 22:08, Sun 17 Nov 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1056 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 16 Nov 2013
at 21:58
Re: Safari II
The tank was coming back. If the crew was not buttoned up there was a good chance that Taras could get a shot at the driver or commander with the Dragunov. If they were hatched down then there was less possibility to be detected as they were in the ditch. If so, it could be easier to engage any supporting infantry.



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Aiming at the intersection
SVD Dragunov (3/10) +2 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

helbent4
 GM, 2159 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 19 Nov 2013
at 07:26
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 251):

Until the smoke screen between Taras and the intersection dissipated in a minute or so, he would be unable to see the tank, and vice-versa. It sounded like the tank was on the move, and the diesel exhaust gave evidence to this as it moved west to east on 56 Ave.
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 177 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Tue 19 Nov 2013
at 07:27
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 252):

Not seeing additional movement, Darek ceased firing the coax.

"HESH is up! Wayne, take us up to Taras so he can get the Gunny aboard, yes?"
Wayne Lo
 NPC, 55 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Tue 19 Nov 2013
at 07:30
Re: Safari II
In reply to Darek Sochacki (msg # 253):

"Got it.

"Taras!" he called, "we're coming to you!"

He shifted into gear and the Cougar moved forward. The engine gave a lot of power and they quickly covered the half-block. They stopped with the rear doors even with Taras.

"Get him in the back! I think the tank is moving into the intersection! I don't know if it's waiting for the smoke to lift to get a shot at us or they're making a push on Belanger. Either way, let's move!"

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:58, Tue 19 Nov 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1057 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 19 Nov 2013
at 07:53
Re: Safari II
The cavalry is here!

The ukrainian helped Conklin inside the Cougar. Then, climbed back to the turret.



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Back to the Cougar.
SVD Dragunov (3/10) +2 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

helbent4
 GM, 2169 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 29 Nov 2013
at 07:31
Re: Safari II
The wounded sniper was dragged aboard through the rear hatch with the assistance of Wayne, the driver. Then Taras climbed up into the small turret. Darek continued his measured firing bursts of 7.62mm from the coxial into the smoke in the middle of the road, and the trees, hedges and houses along the right. Shell casings rang as they were spit out onto the deck. The cramped compartment stank of cordite from the expended shells, it felt good to stick Taras' head out the hatch into the sunlight.

Outside, there was a thump and then an explosion as the smoke screen was starting to lift.

Not too far away, Andrews pressed his eye to the telescopic sight of the Carl Gustav. Without too much time to aim he took his best shot. There was a slap and roar as the rocket was spat out the front of the rifled steel launch tube with a flash and blossom of smoke. The powerful backblast stripped leaves and small branches from the surrounding bushes, trees and hedges.

The HEDP shell looked like it was in target, arcing in almost slow motion towards the tank. But just as it looked like it would strike, it continued on, just skimming past the left side of the rear hull, to explode somewhere behind and to the right of the tank.

The effect was still electric! The tank commander began swinging the Duhka mounted beside his hatch around to bear, and the tank itself swerved to the left, getting off the road (and likely getting set to ram the front of the store where Belanger and Hotel was holed up. The men riding on back bailed off, some into cover, some into the road. Those following the tank scattered, again on both sides of the road.

in the ditch on the south side of the road, Kelsey was a buffeted by the muzzle blast of the Carl Gustav being fired above and to her right. Andrews faded back towards the front of the house, getting out of view to reload. In a sense, the line of hedges and trees gave him and Tremblay more concealment than cover, so they were still vulnerable.

GM Note: You are on the south side of the road. The relative direction of the tank is to your left, that is, west. Some men are heading north (to the far side of the road) and south (towards the store, their nominal target).

It's not clear where everyone is on the south side of the road. There's not a lot of space there! Kel shouldn't really be in front of the Carl G. when it fires and certainly not BEHIND it! (Very strong backblast.) So I imagine that Kel is down in the ditch and Andrews is on one knee up behind the hedgeline, above and behind her so so speak, off to one side.

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:42, Fri 29 Nov 2013.

Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 165 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Fri 29 Nov 2013
at 07:50
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 256):

Andrews faded south, further back from the road. Tremblay was waiting with another HEDP round, ready to load. He unlocked the rear of the launcher, swinging that part of the tube and the now-hot venturi out of the way. He visually checked the breech, then slammed in another round, swinging the end closed and locking it.

"HEDP up! That's the last round, we got three HE."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1058 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 30 Nov 2013
at 07:03
Re: Safari II
While the Pole was hammering away with the coax Taras was trying to get a glimpse of the tank moving through the intersection. The smoke was slowly clearing, the menacing silhoette of the main battle tank could be clearly heard. The report of an antitank weapon was also felt in the ukrainian ears.

That must be them...

Confident that the Bishop element finally had joined the fight, Taras ducked inside the turret looking for a fresh shot of squash.

The tank must be there, Darek! Lets try to hit it again!

Now it was a matter of having the enemy's cavalry facing a double attack by bishop in front and knight in the flank.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (9/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 19:15, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 54 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sat 30 Nov 2013
at 20:10
Re: Safari II
[radio]Sergeant, we need to get up there to help evac Hotel. What's the holdup? "[radio]
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1368 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 30 Nov 2013
at 21:27
Re: Safari II
Kelsey is squinting at the movements of the tank, reaches to key her radio, finds that someone is stepping on her transmission.  She swears softly under her breath as she waits out the whining... the whining that breaks radio protocol six ways to Tuesday, damnit.  She'll have a word or two with this asshole about comms, if they both live through this damn gong show.

Stanley Alistair Abbot:
[radio]Sergeant, we need to get up there to help evac Hotel. What's the holdup? "[radio]


Able to transmit again, she does.

"Knight this is Bishop!" She breaks for him to reply, and identifies herself with her callsign.
"I have the Tango moving to your right, West."
"Bishop Element, Damnit yes, MOVE!  Let's dig out Hotel!"

This message was last edited by the player at 21:33, Sat 30 Nov 2013.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 50 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 30 Nov 2013
at 22:37
Re: Safari II
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 257):

Andrews turns to move back to the road;

"OK have one of those HE ready for an air-burst."

He moves back to the road at a trot. Once at the edge of the concealment they had been using he edges back out trying to get an angle on the tank.


Bishop Element
Looking for target

M3 Carl Gustav AT Launcher (1/1) FFV-551 HEAT 84mm

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight (30/30) 7.62mmN[Slung]
Para-Ordnance P14-45 (15/14) .45 [Holstered]

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1060 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sun 1 Dec 2013
at 00:44
Re: Safari II
Copy that!

Taras ack'd the transmission and loaded up a HESH round.

Loaded!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (9/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination


This message was last edited by the player at 19:16, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 195 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Sun 1 Dec 2013
at 02:57
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 262):

"Abbot, let's go due west, and see if we can find some place to disturb some of the bad guys, and take a little heat off Hotel.  At the very least, let's see if they believe in the grenade fairy."

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (30/30 + 6 spare mags)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
First aid kit on back
Helmet on
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 55 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sun 1 Dec 2013
at 06:05
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 263):

(edit changed our movement sped from trot to run. Time is running out.)


"Sounds good to me, but they might need a medic more than another gun. Get ready to move."<blue>

[radio]<blue>"Hotel, Hotel, Bishop 5. Get your wounded ready to evac. We are moving to your position from the east."
[radio]

Abbot led the duo across the backyards at a run. He tried his best to keep the houses, trees and other obstacles between them and the street to hide their movement.

--------------------------------------------

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)

This message was last edited by the player at 16:50, Sun 01 Dec 2013.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1369 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sun 1 Dec 2013
at 12:34
Re: Safari II
Thomas Matthew Andrews:
He moves back to the road at a trot. Once at the edge of the concealment they had been using he edges back out trying to get an angle on the tank.


Kelsey moves into a good position up the ditch or into the road at a crouch (if needed), watchful, ready to keep any ground troops off her special weapons team.





Bishop-1.
Covering Andrews.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

William Hawke
 player, 196 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Sun 1 Dec 2013
at 15:39
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 264):

"Aye, Aye."

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (30/30 + 6 spare mags)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
First aid kit on back
Helmet on
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 166 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Tue 3 Dec 2013
at 08:26
Re: Safari II
Seeing Andrews run out into the road, Tremblay began following. He left the empty 84mm ammo case where it lay, taking the other one with him as he ran.

When the other man stopped in the middle of 5 Ave. to aim at the tank, Tremblay continued past him.

"Jesus Crhist, stay out of the road! There are people with guns over there!" he yelled as he dove into the far ditch.

Sgt. Keith Tremblay
Bishop-2

C7A1 (30/30) + 8 mags
2x 84mm HE

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 51 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 3 Dec 2013
at 09:23
Re: Safari II
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 267):

Andrews decamps into the ditch and again tries to aim on the tank using the additional cover to his best advantage. He again tries to get a bead on the tank while yelling.

"Either side of the launcher if you don't want to be crisper."

He hoped they would take his advice and be standing or in this case kneeling on his left or right shoulder.
William Hawke
 player, 201 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 3 Dec 2013
at 19:41
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 266):

Hawke takes point, and advances to where he thinks Hotel is.

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (30/30 + 6 spare mags)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
First aid kit on back
Helmet on
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 167 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Wed 4 Dec 2013
at 07:55
Re: Safari II
Thomas Matthew Andrews:
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 267):

"Either side of the launcher if you don't want to be crisper."


In the drainage ditch on the north side of the road, Tremblay crawled up to Andrew's right shoulder as the other man lay against the left side of the ditch to aim down the road. "Clear! Target, tank and foot mobiles, 200 metres, 11 o'clock." He aimed through the C7A1's ELCAN sights, "glassing" the target area.


Sgt. Keith Tremblay
Bishop-2
C7A1 (30/30) + 4 mags
2x 84mm HE

North side ditch, 56 Ave, beside Andrews
Visually scanning target area.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 52 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 4 Dec 2013
at 19:25
Re: Safari II

"Understood"

He aimed through the launchers telescopic sight and got the reading from the laser ranger finder before yelling

"Firing."

He depressed the trigger and braced as the rocket fired.


Bishop Element
Firing on tank

M3 Carl Gustav AT Launcher (1/1) FFV-551 HEAT 84mm

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight (30/30) 7.62mmN[Slung]
Para-Ordnance P14-45 (15/14) .45 [Holstered]

helbent4
 GM, 2183 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 12 Dec 2013
at 07:37
Re: Safari II
Andrews and Tremblay were lying in a shallow ditch on the north side of 56 Ave, hugging the dirt and hoping it would be enough to shield them. From this perspective they could just see the left rear hull of the tank as it turned right, intending to ram into the building where the rest of Hotel was holed up. There was time for one shot as the tank was disappearing behind the treeline at the edge of the property.

Across the road in the other shallow ditch (2 feet deep) Kel aimed at the infantry swarming around the tank. She could see a half-dozen charging behind the metal behemoth, using it for cover as it bore down on the corner store. The tank itself was just disappearing from sight behind the hedgeline at the edge of the small parking lot fronting 56 Ave. On the north side of the road on this side of the intersection of 248 st. was a few men taking cover in the ditch and in an open lot. One looked like he was about to open fire on her with an AK. Further past the intersection, she could see what appeared to be a 2-man tank-hunter team armed with an RPG, taking cover in the hedge-lined ditch in front of the corner house.



To south and parallel to 56 Ave, Hawke led, Abbott followed. They were going through the back yards, heading west towards the sound of the tank at the intersection of 248 St and 56 Ave.

They had 3 choices for a course: advance along the road (there was no sidewalk but a very shallow ditch, maybe 1-2 feet deep), through the front yards (lots of trees and privacy fences to fight their way through) or continue flanking a little to the south, go through the back yards.



The smoke was starting to clear, but it wasn't quite enough to allow the Cougar to take a shot at the tank. By the time it cleared, Taras could see half a dozen men in the intersection but no tank! His guess was that the tank had passed through the intersection going from west to east and was now out of sight. Although they could not engage it until they moved up, Andrews probably could shoot at it again with the Carlie G.

GM Note: Added some information to Taras' information.

Please post 1) Initiative and 2) Tick cost for these actions in your Tac Bloc. Anyone not clear on how Initiative is handled or what tick costs are please ask in OOC for clarification! Thanks.

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:03, Fri 13 Dec 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1061 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 13 Dec 2013
at 17:45
Re: Safari II
The tank is gone!!! Look at all the bastards!!! Darek, will get them with the canister!

Taras replaced the squash round for a giant birdshot shell.

Loaded! Fire when ready!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Loading canister shot.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (9/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 19:16, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 204 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 17 Dec 2013
at 18:25
Re: Safari II
"I wanted to run as fast as possible through the back yards until we got close to Hotel and make contact before the OPFOR assaults their position. (We're still about 200 meters out) My thinking was that we sneak in from the east and evac hotel from the backside of the building and return to the Humvee and consolidated our position while we try to get the truck unstuck." Said Abbot, and they headed towards the back yards.

Hawke nodded, and led the way, headed where Hotel was holed up, moving quickly.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:07, Sun 22 Dec 2013.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 55 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 20 Dec 2013
at 21:08
Re: Safari II
With the rocket away Andrews ducked back into the ditch with the launcher and watched as the HEAT round streaked away to the target. He held his breath knowing this was the last round they had capable of breaching the armour behemoth with any certainty.

"LOAD, HE, Airburst."

He waited for the confirmation the round was loaded.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:46, Fri 20 Dec 2013.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1375 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 21 Dec 2013
at 08:37
Re: Safari II
Kelsey lay calmly in her ditch and picked her targets, first the tank commander on that big machine gun.. the fool should know better than to not use the advantage of the armor, she would teach a lesson.  After her second shot the commander sinks out of her sight, so she moves her aim to drop a round on those rocket crewmen she can barely see.


Bishop-1.
Firing on Tank Commander, Rocket Crew
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off. - 3/30 rounds spent.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

helbent4
 GM, 2195 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 31 Dec 2013
at 11:39
Re: Safari II
The tank was turning right into the parking lot, presenting Andrews with a perfect flank shot. The commander began opening up on Andrews and Tremblay with the Dushka; seeing this, Kel lined up the C8 on him and fired twice in quick succession. The commander flopped backwards in the turret. She shifted her fire let off a wild shot in the direction of an RPG team on the far side of the intersection, but was unable to judge the effectiveness of the result.

Andrews fired the recoilless rifle. The backblast scorched the remaining pain from a weathered fence behind him. There was a slap and the rocket flew down the street. It struck the tank and detonated on the upper hull just below the turret. The blast from the round caused the riders who'd dismounted and the other foot mobiles using the tank for cover to pause. There was a pause, then the driver's hatch banged open and a dazed-looking man rolled out and onto the pavement on the far side of the tank.

Spotting the cluster of men using the tank for cover, but not the tank itself, the Cougar had a perfect target. Eschewing the co-ax, Taras loaded up a cannister round into the breech of the 76mm cannon. Grinning, Darek aimed and fired. The resulting carnage of the militiamen caught in the open by the blizzard of metal shotgun-like fragments was horrible.

Meanwhile, Hawke and Abbot threaded their way through the back yards of the houses to the south of 56 Ave. Trotting along, they could hear an exchange of fire on the nearby street going both ways, then an explosion that stripped foliage from trees, likely the Carl Gustav's 84mm HEAT round detonating. Hopefully on the tank! They emerged a few seconds later through a hedge. The rear corner of the store was about 25m away to the west. Whatever was happening at the front of the store was not in their line of sight. At that point they flinched as there was another loud BANG! Accompanied by the whining and ricocheting of innumerable fragments and shrapnel off trees, buildings, pavement... Someone had obviously found a use for the 76mm's cannister! Much of the foliage south of the intersection was stripped of leaves and many branches.

Hawke and Abbot could see a figure struggling through the rear door of the store.
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 583 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Tue 31 Dec 2013
at 12:05
Re: Safari II
As he waited for Mac to join him he reported to Taras, "Knight, this is Bishop Six. I have eyes on three vehicles heading toward you. I have one V-100 armoured car and two technicals. One has a fifty calibre and one an M60. They are being engaged by canister but the shells aren't having much effect. Technicals are carrying approximately ten dismounts. Will try to disable technical armament."

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:47, Tue 31 Dec 2013.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1064 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 31 Dec 2013
at 19:21
Re: Safari II
The Ukrainian acknowledged the radio message as if it was coming from the very angels above. Thinking quick he came to the conclusion that the machine guns of the enemy were not too much o a threat so far and that the Cougar could still handle the situation from their current position.

Loading squash! Darek, get the first vehicle that comes in sight!

The chaos unfolding at the intersection would complicate the scene for the enemies. Being hit from two different directions was right down the alley of his Warsaw Pact training. Now sheer firepower was the order of the day for Taras. While Darek would be aiming he would be checking the surroundings in order to avoid any surprise.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Loading HESH shot.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 19:13, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 168 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Wed 1 Jan 2014
at 00:23
Re: Safari II
Keith pulled the handle to unlock the rear section of the launcher, swinging it aside. The steel tube was hot through his gloves as he pulled the spent casing out. Slamming the reload in the back of the tube in he swung the venturi nozzle back into place, closed and locked it. They were out of HEAT, but as the tank seemed to be out of commission the 2 rounds they fired had done the job.

"HE up!

"Boss, I think there are friendlies in the target area, is an airburst a really good idea?"

Sgt. Keith Tremblay
Bishop-2
C7A1 (30/30) + 4 mags
1x 84mm HE

North side ditch, 56 Ave, beside Andrews
Loading 1 round 84mm HE

helbent4
 GM, 2197 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 1 Jan 2014
at 01:09
Re: Safari II
Both Hawke and Abbot recognised the figure as Pvt. Kelli Droz. She was dragging both Belanger and Sheeler out the back door, albeit slowly, via some Herculean feat of strength.

Past her, they could see three men sprint around the corner. They looked like mercs or militiamen, wearing flak jackets and helmets over surplus camouflage, black T-shirts, blue jeans, etc., and carryng a rifle, SMG and shotgun (in order of appearance). Droz was 20m away coming out the rear door, they were 25m away but don't appear to have seen her, but they saw Abbot and Hawke! Droz wasn't in the direct line of fire but would shortly stagger into it.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 56 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 1 Jan 2014
at 04:03
Re: Safari II
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 280):

From the bottom of the cover they were in he answered Tremblay's question:

"Understood, lets see how this develops on the ground."

He pops up and gets a reading with the laser range finder on the tank and pops back down before adding:

"From the hit I think the ammo stored in the ring mount will cook off so there is a more pressing danger for close friendlies."

He key's the microphone on his radio;

"All call-signs, Bishop-4. Solid hit on tank, crew dismounted, possible secondary explosions. Suggest all unarmed friendlies evac 100 meters from intersection."

*Unsure of Andrews call sign.

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:11, Wed 01 Jan 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2199 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 1 Jan 2014
at 09:33
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 282):

The tank was halted. The explosion from the HEAT had blown the commander's corpse almost out the hatch and it lay sprawled across the turret. When the driver bailed out there was a billow of smoke as he opened the hatch. The puff hung there and was blown away by the blast of the canister round but didn't seem to be getting larger.

In the Cougar, Taras looked south down 248st. From his vantage point he could see all the way past the intersection of 56 Ave to the dip in the road by the stream to the south. In the intersection itself was at least a half-dozen bodies, men scythed by the canister's shrapnel round.

He could see the small convoy as it approached, heading north. The jeep and technical were entering the dip from the north, the V-100 was in the lead and already in there and only the top of the turret was exposed. The commander of the V-100 saw the Cougar at the same time Taras saw him; the vehicle stopped, he dropped down and closed the hatch after him.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:04, Wed 01 Jan 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1377 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 1 Jan 2014
at 11:02
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 283):

"This is Bishop one, confirm that Tango, the tank is disabled!  Can we evac Hotel and regroup?"

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 178 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Wed 1 Jan 2014
at 11:06
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 279):

"Roger! Scanning! Are we facing unarmoured or armoured targets?" Darek asked, trying to decide whether to use HESH or HE.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1065 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 2 Jan 2014
at 00:01
Re: Safari II
Antitank round is loaded! Get the small tankette coming towards us!

Taras quickly made a shoulder check to find out the status of the rear of the vehicle. Then added:

Wayne, get ready to move backwards as soon as we fire the shot!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Loading HESH shot.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 19:13, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 58 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 2 Jan 2014
at 00:40
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 284):

As Andrews unslung his rifle he placed the AT launcher on his back;

"Sounds like a plan, lets clear a path and get moving down this road. Bounding overwatch you go first"

He drew a bead on the rear of the tank and moved his sights slightly to right firing a burst down the road.




C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (30/30)2.79kg
Prone in ditch, right side of road
Firing a burst(4)down the road

This message was last edited by the player at 19:28, Thu 02 Jan 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 64 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Thu 2 Jan 2014
at 08:20
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
Both Hawke and Abbot recognised the figure as Pvt. Kelli Droz. She was dragging both Belanger and Sheeler out the back door, albeit slowly, via some Herculean feat of strength.

Past her, they could see three men sprint around the corner. They looked like mercs or militiamen, wearing flak jackets and helmets over surplus camouflage, black T-shirts, blue jeans, etc., and carryng a rifle, SMG and shotgun (in order of appearance). Droz was 20m away coming out the rear door, they were 25m away but don't appear to have seen her, but they saw Abbot and Hawke! Droz wasn't in the direct line of fire but would shortly stagger into it.


Corporal Abbot had heard the radio traffic and was halfway expecting something like this to happen.  He raised his C9 from the low ready position and fired a long burst (snap shot, B9) at the group of mercs as soon as was able.

--------------------

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)

Initiative Value: 11
Assess 1
Snap Shot (B9) 7

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:42, Mon 06 Jan 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1382 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 3 Jan 2014
at 08:14
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 287):

"Roger Andrews.  Buddy cover me!"

She bounds forward several yards, closing on Hotel's position, then after a short (one turn) run, drops back into the ditch and takes up a good covered firing position.

"Covering!"



Bishop-1.
Bounding overwatch, closing on Hotel position.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off. - 3/30 rounds spent.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

William Hawke
 player, 209 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Fri 3 Jan 2014
at 14:36
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 288):

Hawke fired on the lead mercenary, with a three-round burst.

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (30/30 + 6 spare mags, -3 rounds)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
First aid kit on back
Helmet on

Initiative Value: 11
Assess 1
Snap Shot (B3) 5

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:18, Mon 06 Jan 2014.

Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 169 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Mon 6 Jan 2014
at 12:23
Re: Safari II
Kelsey needed covering fire. Tremblay picked up his C7A1 and, looking through the ELCAN scope, fired several semi-auto shots down the road. Not aiming at anything in particular but mainly to encourage those in the target area to keep their head down!



Sgt. Keith Tremblay
Bishop-2
C7A1 (30/30) + 4 mags
1x 84mm HE

North side ditch, 56 Ave, beside Andrews

Initiative Value 12
Firing 2 Snap Shots. (5, 5)

helbent4
 GM, 2210 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 6 Jan 2014
at 12:28
Re: Safari II
Time shifted into slow motion for Hawke and Abbot.

There was a slight pause as the two groups caught sight of each other. Hawke's and Abbott's reactions were perhaps a little faster in raw terms, but both were loaded down with gear while one was carrying a SAW, and the other had an assault rifle with grenade launcher, so sheer inertia was working against them.

As both groups were bringing up their weapons, the enemy fired first because they fired from the hip, not taking the time to aim. Hawke heard bullets zip past his head as the man with the Uzi sprayed it in his direction, but the "smig" was a handful and the rounds went high due to recoil. The man firing the M16 cleanly missed Abbot as recoil caused the muzzle to climb as well, and the burst went overhead. There was a boom from the shotgun but the pellets whizzed by harmlessly overhead.

Hawke engaged his target, and a bullet punched into the pelvis of the Uzi gunner. He stumbled and fell over, with a scream of pain. The man with the M16 was fairly stitched by Abbot's C9 SAW, with most rounds shattering his elbow, shin, pelvis, ankle, punching through his arm, hand, ankle... all pretty good hits, as none of these locations were covered in armour.

The shotgunner pumped his weapon and ejected a spent shell, then fired again... who knew where. It looked like it hadn't even registered both his comrades had gone down.

Back up the road, Andrews and Tremblay provided covering fire for Kel's bound. Tremblay fired a couple shots, Andrews a short controlled burst from his C2A1D. Kel made it 30m closer to Hotel's position down the road, safe in the ditch.

Count ActionTick CostActionTick Cost
12 Enemy Initiative Value, Assess(1)
11 Hawke/Abbot Initiative Value, Assess (1)
10 Uzi fires Burst 42
M16 fires Burst 53
Uzi fires 2nd Burst 42
Shotgun fires single shot5
6Hawke fires Burst 35
5
4Abbot fires Burst 97M16 fires 2nd Burst 55
3
2Shotgun fires single shot5
1

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 61 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 6 Jan 2014
at 18:26
Re: Safari II


Andrews was up next he ran the 60 metres to the new position with his rifle at his shoulder sweeping for targets as he moved. Once he was in cover and had a good field of fire he signalled Tremblay forward as he sweep the road with his rifle.

He kept an eye on the side and rear of the tank aware of the enemy solders and crew possibly still there.



Kneeling in cover, right side of road
Bounding overwatch down right side of the road

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1066 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 6 Jan 2014
at 20:04
Re: Safari II
Waiting for the Polish to shoot, Taras repeated his instructions to the driver:

Wayne, we are moving backwards as soon as Darek fires!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Giving instructions to the driver.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 19:14, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 67 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 7 Jan 2014
at 04:45
Re: Safari II
Corporal Abbot continued to engage the last member of the mercenary squad.  He leaned into his weapon to reduce the effects of the recoil and unleashed another long burst.

 ----------------------

Firing long burst (B9) at shotgun merc on tick 15.


C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 191/200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)

Initiative Value: 15
Snap Shot (B9) 7
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1383 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 7 Jan 2014
at 23:40
Re: Safari II
Kelsey, a team sharpshooter, will have looked for targets to shoot at instead of random fire.  She will pop 3 single shots downrange, at anything that looks like it might be moving or a target, if possible.  She recalls where those anti tank boys are lying, so if she sees any glint or hint of fabric that way, she shoots at it.  If not, she shoots anyway to make some butts pucker.




Bishop-1.
Bounding overwatch, closing on Hotel position.  Covering fire.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off. - 6/30 rounds spent.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

helbent4
 GM, 2214 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 8 Jan 2014
at 11:54
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 296):

There were no targets to engage, although there were a few bodies lying in the street. From in that area was a crescendo of gunfire as someone opened up at someone else, probably at close range.

In the Cougar, Darek lined up the 76mm gun on the top of the V-100's turret, waiting for it to come into view so he could get a solid shot. However, it wasn't moving. Just as he was about to pull the trigger anyways, the sight was obscured by white-grey smoke. He cursed in Polish, then English.

"Shit! They are laying a smoke screen!"

Taras' view of the dip to the south past the intersection where the convoy including the V-100 was taking cover was obscured by that cloud as well.

Wayne asked, "do we take off or advance?"
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1068 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 8 Jan 2014
at 19:48
Re: Safari II
They've seen us. We have to move. But I'm going to prepare a surprise for them. I'll get off here and take the mine with me. You guys move back to the intersection and find cover.

The previous shoulder check that the Ukrainian did confirmed the presence of the directional mine at the back of the vehicle. Now was the moment to take the Cougar out of harms way. The presence of dismounts with the possibility of carrying light antitank weapons was a threat that they couldn't deal with too easily in a static position. Taking advantage of the enemy's smoke screen would give Taras time and concealment to set up his trap.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Giving instructions to the driver.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

This message was last edited by the player at 19:14, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 212 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Thu 9 Jan 2014
at 07:11
Re: Safari II
Hawke fired another burst in the direction of the armed man by the corner of the store.

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (24/30 + 6 spare mags)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
First aid kit on back
Helmet on

Initiative Value: 13
Snap Shot (B3) 5

helbent4
 GM, 2216 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 9 Jan 2014
at 07:59
Re: Safari II
Seeing his buddies cut down, the last attacker turned to run. Hawke's burst took him in the small of the back, the 5.56mm Full Metal Jacket bullet punching through his PASGT vest and spine. A second bullet entered his left calf muscle and shattered his shin as it exited. He collapsed forward, and Abbot's long burst peppered his corpse and the side of the building he was closest to (the NE corner), speckling the peeling siding with bullet holes and paint chips.

Pvt. Droz had staggered a couple steps forward out the door, carrying one man and dragging another. The superhuman effort was too much and she tripped, going down in a heap. She did manage to get her rifle free, bringing it to her shoulder as she tried to prop herself up on an elbow. "Where are those fuckers?! Where are they!"

There were three other armed militiamen off to Hawke's and Abbot's left (directly west, along 248st) past the rear of the building (the south side). They had been fleeing south in terror after the 76mm cannister shredded their friends. Shocked by the fury of Hawke's and Abbot's fire around the other corner of the store, to theior flank, they decided that surrender was better than death. Skidding to a halt and raising their hands, they dropped their rifles. "We give up! Don't shoot! Don't shoot! We're unarmed!"

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:58, Fri 10 Jan 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 213 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Thu 9 Jan 2014
at 13:52
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 300):

Hawke didn't take his weapon from his shoulder, as he covered the militia men.

"Abbot, you and Droz deal with them, I'll get on the wounded?" he asked.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1069 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 9 Jan 2014
at 19:13
Re: Safari II
It was heavy as hell. Yet it was a short dash towards the tree line on the East side of the street. The small backpack that he was carrying in his left hand contained all he needed for the job.

As in much of Soviet Army equipment, simplicity and reliability was the order the day and it was no different in the Combat Engineering chapter. The mine itself was crude as any other communist design of a mass produced weapon. It was quite versatile though. The fuze well will accept many components to activatte it: A classic electric detonator as in a demolition charge, tripwires for boobytraps and even a seismic sensor could be attached to it.

As an experienced Officer, Taras already thought about this. The MON-200 was a large type of ammunition usually in use in the defensive role. He also knew that, as long as he didn't have to haul its 25 kgs of weight around he could use it in an offensive role. In this case, he wouldn't need to use a trip wire as he would not have enough time to set it up. From the backpack he took the three basic elements he needed: A EDP-R electric detonator, a spool of wire and the handy PN manual inductor.

Onnce the detonator was attached to the wire and plugged in the mine the MON-200 looked like a small satellite dish fallen from a nearby rooftop. Ideally, he would set up the mine on a higher point but he couldn't afford the luxury. The directional mine spike was sunk without ceremony by the base of the tree trunk and easily aimed at the intersection.

With the cover of the treeline Taras moved back unreeling the wire. About 25 meters behind, the spool came an end. Then the activation device was attached and the ukrainian went down for cover keeping an eye on the intersection or "Alamo Junction".

As an experienced soldier he knew that the arrival of the enemy reinforcements only meant that they were going to try to gain control over the terrain and that will include to take over the intersection. Being outgunned by the Cougar they would send in the dismounts. The idea of creating a smoke screen to protect the V-100 was sound. But it also worked for Taras to get his concealment as well as for the Cougar to move out. "Only from movement victory is born" as Guderian put it. The Ukrainian will wait for the dismount infantry to come out of the smoke. They will outline themselves that way. When this hectic movement was detected he would activate the mine.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Setting up a directional mine.
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
MON-200 (x1)

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 63 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 9 Jan 2014
at 19:30
Re: Safari II
Andrews was up again once Kelsey was in position. As he ran along he scanned forward with his rifle, holding his fire now they were getting close. Puffing as he ran he tried to his his eyes focused and his rifle hard into his shoulder.

They were getting close so he tried to find some better cover and tracked his rifle muzzle across the intersection looking for movement and listening.


Prone in cover, right side of road
Bounding overwatch down right side of the road

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

This message was last edited by the player at 19:30, Thu 09 Jan 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 69 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Fri 10 Jan 2014
at 03:12
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 301):

Abbot moved behind Hawke to get a clear field of fire from about 10 meters away and shifted the SAW to cover the 3 militiamen.

"We got them. Go do your thing., he replied.

Abbot spoke again, loud enough for the militiamen to hear him clearly.

"You three. Hands on your head. No talking. Slowly! Behind the building and against the wall. Get on your knees. One wrong move and I'll shoot you all. Let's go."

----------------------------------------------

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 191/200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)
helbent4
 GM, 2219 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 10 Jan 2014
at 11:46
Re: Safari II
As they waited for Taras to complete his mine emplacement, Darek covered him with the turret weapons. Wayne tried to administer first aid to Conklin, but he was pretty fucked up.

The mine was set, covering the intersection and past it to almost the smoke screen behind which the reinforcements were deploying. Taras heard someone open up with a machinegun further to the south, likely shooting at Mac and Andy.

Kel, Tremblay and Andrews moved in bounds west down both sides of 56 Ave. As they got closer to the intersection, they could hear the tank engine rumbling, left in neutral.

Nearby to Hawke and Abbot, one of the militiamen moaned and wept. "It hurts, oh God, please save me, I'm hurt bad..." The other two were either incapacitated or dead. The militiamen in front of Abbot complied, leaving their M16A2 and AKM rifles behind as they shuffled over to the building, then knelt down, facing it.

Droz came out of it as Hawke moved to treat the wounded.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 64 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 10 Jan 2014
at 19:17
Re: Safari II
Once Trembley had taken cover Andrews was off again, running past him and taking a knee once he had found some cover a further 30 meters on. He again scanned the intersection for any signs of movement. Once they were close he keyed his radio:

"All call signs Bishop 4, we are about to enter the intersection looks clear. Bishop 4 Out"

He provides overwatch of the intersection as they others move up.



Knealing in cover, right side of road
Providing overwatch of intersection.

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

This message was last edited by the player at 19:19, Fri 10 Jan 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 214 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Sat 11 Jan 2014
at 02:05
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 305):

Radio:
"Somebody get me a medivac for our boys?"   He could see blood on both of them.

Hawke got up and trotted over to where Drozi had left Belanger and Sheeler, and begins assessment.  He lays his first aid kit where he can reach it easily, and keeps his rifle right next to him.

BP, Pulse, skin color and condition.  Respirations are counted.  While his hands are free, he begins by packing Sheeler's belly wound with gauze and packages both of them for transportation.  He hangs a bag of normal saline on both of them, with a large bore needle.  Pressure dressings for the extremity wounds, packing and gauze for the abdominal wounds.

Once that's done, he'll look for a poncho in their backpacks, if they have them, and get them onto the poncho's, so when the helo (or more likely, ambulance) shows up, there's no waiting.

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (24/30 + 6 spare mags)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
First aid kit on ground, open
Helmet on

This message was last edited by the player at 21:30, Sat 11 Jan 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1070 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 11 Jan 2014
at 06:41
Re: Safari II
All units..Advice when intersection is clear. There are tango reinforcements coming over from the South and I'm ready to get them hard. Over!

After finishing with the radio transmission he readied his AKS-74U slapping open the stock and sending the preverbial "poison bullet" into the chamber.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Comms/Loading the AKS-74U
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
MON-200 (x1)

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 70 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sat 11 Jan 2014
at 07:04
Re: Safari II
"Droz, keep your distance from the prisoners, and watch out for more militia. There might be more of them."

Abbot keyed his radio.

<radio>"Bishop Element to all units. We have contact with Hotel element. 1 well, 2 wounded. 3 prisoners. Medic on station. Request assistance at southeast corner of the intersection, east side of the building. How copy? Over."<radio>
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1387 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 11 Jan 2014
at 08:48
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 309):
(Radio)"This is Bishop one, I copy.  We are close, be there in about a mike."(Radio)

She starts taking shots over the intersection.
"I'm Covering! On me!"

Her intent is that the other two cross to her side of the road, and join her in her ditch, then all three will expand in a formation to advance on Hotel's position.



Bishop-1.
Near Hotel position.  Covering fire.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off. - 6/30 rounds spent.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

This message was last edited by the GM at 10:05, Sat 11 Jan 2014.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 66 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 11 Jan 2014
at 19:37
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 310):

Andrews sent Trembley first across the road, covering his run. Once he was safe on the other side and was ready to provide overwatch Andrews was up and running to join them.


Knealing in cover, right side of road
Running across road.

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

This message was last edited by the player at 19:38, Sat 11 Jan 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2224 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 15 Jan 2014
at 06:46
Re: Safari II
The ground elements of Bishop RV'd safely at the damaged corner store where Hotel had holed up, waiting for rescue. Tremblay and Andrews were able to cross the road without incident.

Parked out front was the T-54 tank, idling. The hatches were open but no smoke issued forth. The commander was slumped across the turret, blown out by the 84mm HEAT. His helmet had been knocked off by Kel's first shot as it glanced off his skull, while her second shot had hit him in the mouth, shattering his teeth and partially detaching his jaw. The driver lay in the parking lot, along with five other men, killed or badly injured by the 76mm cannister round and bleeding out onto the pavement.

While Abbot and Droz covered, Hawke worked on the wounded. The Belanger and Sheeler were in bad shape but could be transported as soon as Kel made the radio call for transport. Two of the mercenaries were dead. The last one was also treated, using his own medical kit and ones scavenged from his dead comrades. Lines were run for all of them.

Taras was able to re-mount the Cougar without incident. The expected charge did not come. Instead, it sounded like an M60 opened up, then a couple WP grenades went off in the little hollow. This was immediately followed by the sounds of gunfire in the wooded creekbed to the south of 56 ave.

"Knight, this is Castle! We just hit a large force coming north on 248... we are trying to exfil east along the creek south of 56 Ave! Need immediate assistance!"
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1071 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 15 Jan 2014
at 19:03
Re: Safari II
Taras acknowledge the transmission and directed the Cougar forward.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 67 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 20 Jan 2014
at 00:10
Re: Safari II


As the transmission came through Andrews keyed the microphone on his radio;

Castle this is Bishop 4, I am ready for an air-burst if you can give me coordinates on the enemy column.

He unslung the Carl Gustav and looked for an area to fire from.


OOC: Had to edit the call signs.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:49, Mon 20 Jan 2014.

Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 170 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Mon 20 Jan 2014
at 01:33
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 314):

Looking over at Kel as he covered to the south, Tremblay asked, "Sarge, you gonna call in a medical extraction? I don't know if Knight has or not.

"Are our long-distance net and comms to New West are still jammed? Is there a way we can use the digital channels?"


At this point, it was unclear if long-distance comms were still jammed (and if so, by who).
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1388 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 20 Jan 2014
at 02:08
Re: Safari II
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 315):

"I will try to raise them."

She activates her slave circuit to one of the HMMWV's big radios and attempts to contact HQ.
helbent4
 GM, 2227 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 22 Jan 2014
at 06:20
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 316):

There was no reply from Castle. Instead, the sounds of gunfire coming from the wooded streambed to the south (east of 248 St.) intensified.

Meanwhile, Kel worked some magic. She managed to raise Pvt. Mahanandi, back at TF URIEL HQ at UBC. He reported that that most long-range comms were jammed except for digital sets, but that he could just literally telephone the team's FOB in Burnaby, as well as the reaction element in New West/North Surrey. He requested details.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1072 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 22 Jan 2014
at 17:43
Re: Safari II
All units, this is Knight, I'm coming down towards the intersection. Our priority is to cover the evacuacion. Be careful with the weapons now!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Giving instructions to the driver.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
MON-200 (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 69 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 23 Jan 2014
at 01:40
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 317):

"Tremblay lets go have a look down 248 for the column and check for that RPG team at the intersection. We can cover castle as they move into place."

He key his radio again:

"Knight this is Bishop 4 we are covering your approch to intersection. Beleive RPG team is still active, out."


He gets ready to move using the store for cover. He will first check the intersection and then down the street towards the enemy column.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:49, Thu 23 Jan 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1390 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 23 Jan 2014
at 05:04
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
Meanwhile, Kel worked some magic. She managed to raise Pvt. Mahanandi, back at TF URIEL HQ at UBC. He reported that that most long-range comms were jammed except for digital sets, but that he could just literally telephone the team's FOB in Burnaby, as well as the reaction element in New West/North Surrey. He requested details.


Kel reported the situation as best as she knows at the time.  Belanger and his team seriously wounded, medivac recommended.  The heavy organized resistance they were encountering, and what she knew from what she had seen and heard so far.  As well as the exact coordinates they were located at, and suspected locations of enemy units.  She also added in the details on the comms post, and her report on that for good measure.  She was quick and concise as possible to relay all information in a timely manner.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 171 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Thu 23 Jan 2014
at 05:15
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 319):

"You got it, Kemo Sabe. Let's move. We can support Knight as they move through the intersection."

He slung the case containing the 2 remaining 84mm HE rockets around his shoulder, then drew his rifle.
helbent4
 GM, 2232 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 23 Jan 2014
at 05:52
Re: Safari II
The Cougar began moving south towards the intersection.

From where they were, Andrews and Tremblay could hear it coming. They reached the NE corner of the store. In front of them was an idling tank, the T-54 they'd been shooting at. From this range they could see 3 clear hits: a small hole on the upper hull caused by the 84mm HEAT round, then the scoring from the 76mm HESH to the rear above the road wheel that had taken out the tool box. The front of the turret also had noticeable scoring from the other 76mm hit.

No one seemed to be moving in the intersection. They could see the bodies of the driver and five militiamen (mercs and bikers) where they had been cut down by the 76mm cannister round.

Looking south down 248 street all they could see was a great cloud of smoke down in the hollow where the column of vehicles were halted. They could no longer see the RPG team that Kel had pinned down in the ditch at the NW corner of the intersection.

In the Cougar, Taras held onto the commander's C6 as the vehicle lurched forward. Hearing the warning about a possible RPG threat, Darek slewed the turret right to cover the hedge lining the NW corner of the intersection. Wayne looked up and back at Taras for further instructions, but still proceeded cautiously towards the intersection.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 71 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 23 Jan 2014
at 06:26
Re: Safari II

"All right lets do this."

He unslings the launcher and stands with Trembly at his shoulder. He focuses on the cloud of smoke and aims for a point behind it further down the road.

"Firing"

He depresses the trigger hoping to end the fight.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1073 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 23 Jan 2014
at 07:26
Re: Safari II
Let's go smartly!

The Sargent got a firm hold of the machine gun scanniing for targets ahead.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Giving instructions to the driver.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1074 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 24 Jan 2014
at 18:10
Re: Safari II
All units. Proceed with the evacuation. Cover my approach.  When you see me just direct me towards a safe place for pick up.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Giving instructions over the radio.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

helbent4
 GM, 2234 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 25 Jan 2014
at 04:34
Re: Safari II
The Cougar rolled into the intersection.

In front and to their left, at the NW corner of the store, Andrews and Tremblay prepared to fire the Carl Gustav. There was a "thump-Wooosh!" and both Taras and Wayne flinched as the heat and shockwave of the backblast rolled over them. The rocket disappeared into the smoke blanketing the part of where 248 st where it dipped into the woods, exploding somewhere unseen on the far side of the smoke screen.

On the radio, he could hear HQ asking Kel where the reaction team and medical support was heading, and what route they should take. However, Kel, Hawke, Abbot and Hotel were not in view of the Cougar, as they were on the east (far) side of the store. What was in view was the tank, abandoned, sitting off to the left.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:49, Sat 25 Jan 2014.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 73 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 25 Jan 2014
at 08:20
Re: Safari II

Andrews lowered the launcher and unslung his rifle before placing the Carl Gustav onto his back;

"I don't think that went to plan. Should we cross the road and set up there to cover the intersection ? If the RPG team is bugging out they probably have transport nearby."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1075 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sun 26 Jan 2014
at 05:16
Re: Safari II
Taras advised the driver to keep on going and get closer to the T-54 hull for protection. Unknown to the Ukrainian, he was actually moving towards a product manufactured in the heart of his very own Motherland. And this was coming from a very long time, a far away past difficult to forget to all of the citizens of the Soviet Union. More so, those that felt in their own families the weight and pain of the Great Patrioticd War, as the WW2 was known in the country of Lenin designs.

In 1939, the tank design bureaux of Kharkiv were merged into a single agency called Department 520. In 1941, due to German advances, the factory and design shops were evacuated to the Ural mountains. The plant was united with Uralvagonzavod Plant in Nizhny Tagil into one enterprise called Urals Tank Plant No. 183.

Although design improvements and production continued to concentrate on the T-34 and improved T-34-85, new design work was also continued during the war. The T-44 began production in the recaptured Kharkiv factory in 1945, and the first prototypes of the T-54 were built.

After the war was over, the factory gradually transferred operations back to Ukraine (now as Kharkiv Diesel Factory No. 75). T-54 production was started in the Urals and Kharkiv in 194748, and the move ended with the 1951 establishment of the KB-60M Design Bureau in Kharkiv. Factory No. 75, renamed Malyshev Plant in 1957, built tank engines, and later took up production of T-54s and other model of tanks.

T-54 and T-55 tanks continued to be upgraded, refitted, and modernized into the 1990s. Advances in armour-piercing and HEAT ammunition would improve the gun's antitank capabilities in the 1960s and 1980s. Therefore the lack of penetration of the older ammunition like the "squash" warhead used with the Cougar.

In any case, Taras chose to remain at the protective shadow of the steel beast in order to get cover from any threat from the South. From the intersection, the evacuation would take place in a rapid manner as the different routes of choiice will help to move away from the current threats. The high point of the turret allowed Taras a good use of the machione gun around the clock.



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 71 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sun 26 Jan 2014
at 20:19
Re: Safari II
With the medevac call made, Abbot turned Champlain's attention to the prisoners.

<radio>"Sgt, Can I get some overwatch here,  We need to secure these prisoners before things get too busy."<radio>

---------------------

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 191/200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)
helbent4
 GM, 2235 posts
 aka Tony
Sun 26 Jan 2014
at 21:52
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Kel reported the situation as best as she knows at the time.  Belanger and his team seriously wounded, medivac recommended.  The heavy organized resistance they were encountering, and what she knew from what she had seen and heard so far.  As well as the exact coordinates they were located at, and suspected locations of enemy units.  She also added in the details on the comms post, and her report on that for good measure.  She was quick and concise as possible to relay all information in a timely manner.


It took what seemed forever to get a response, although it was less than a minute. HQ wanted to know if there was a safe route the relief force could use?
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1391 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sun 26 Jan 2014
at 22:48
Re: Safari II
Stanley Alistair Abbot:
With the medevac call made, Abbot turned Champlain's attention to the prisoners.

<radio>"Sgt, Can I get some overwatch here,  We need to secure these prisoners before things get too busy."<radio>


Kelsey doesn't get this transmission due to being on the long range net with her radio, coordinating with HQ.


helbent4:
It took what seemed forever to get a response, although it was less than a minute. HQ wanted to know if there was a safe route the relief force could use?


Kelsey pulls out the map and scrutinizes it before advising that the route that they came in on appeared to be clear.  Whatever route hotel had used seemed to stir the hornets next.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:59, Sun 26 Jan 2014.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 74 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 27 Jan 2014
at 22:09
Re: Safari II

Knight this is Bishop-4, we are going to cross your 12 to provide better over watch of the intersection, out.

Once Tremblay was ready Andrews shouldered his assault rifle and lead the way across  248 Street and to the corner it shared with 56 Avenue, across the road from the last position of the RPG team.

Once in place he did a 360 scan with his weapon sight.

Kneeling in cover, corner of 248 Street and 56 Avenue
Running across road.

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 172 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Tue 28 Jan 2014
at 06:40
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 332):

The case with the last remaining rocket slung across his back, Tremblay waited until Andrews made it across the street, covering him with his C7. Then he followed Andrews across the street. He kept his C7 at his shoulder, scanning as he went using the rifle optics.

Sgt. Keith Tremblay
Bishop-2
C7A1 (30/30) + 4 mags
1x 84mm HE

SW Corner ditch 248 St. at 56 Ave, beside Andrews

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:17, Tue 28 Jan 2014.

Wayne Lo
 NPC, 56 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Tue 28 Jan 2014
at 06:44
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 328):

Wayne pulled around so that the Cougar was behind the T-54. It was protected from any threats from the south by the building and the bulk of the tank, although at the cost of not being able to actually see to the south very far.

"Sergeant, you want me to pull out Conklin in the back, drag him to where he can get some medical attention?"
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 179 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Tue 28 Jan 2014
at 06:46
Re: Safari II
In reply to Wayne Lo (msg # 334):

Gunsight blocked by the store and the tank, Darek spoke to Taras beside him.

"I can help move your friend to Hawke for some treatment. As well, am very familiar with that tank. I can drive it, without problem. We can use it to pull the Humvee out, yes?"
helbent4
 GM, 2239 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 28 Jan 2014
at 07:31
Re: Safari II
First Tremblay covered Andrews as he made his bound across 248 to the SW corner, then vice-versa. They were hidden in a screen of trees between the house on the corner and the intersection. They couldn't see past the smoke screen south on 248 St., and the rest of the arc provided no targets. The RPG team had either buggered off or were laying low behind the screen of hedge to their north.

Looking further west down 56 Ave, they could see a NHumvee parked on the south side of 56 Ave, about 75-85m. It was unmanned and unarmed.

Behind them, the Cougar's diesel engine roared as Wayne repositioned it behind both the store and the bulk of the T-54, facing west.

In the Evergreen Market's back parking lot, Abbot watched over the EPWs. Pvt. Droz, the female Militia that was part of Hotel, trotted around the corner. "Hey, Corporal. Where do you want me?" She was carrying a C7 (no optics) and looked rather hidden under her steel M1 helmet, web gear and body armour, but she'd managed to drag two full grown wounded men out the back door on her own.

Over the radio, Kel received confirmation the reinforcement detachment would use Highway 1, the route they'd meticulously cleared on the way in.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1076 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 28 Jan 2014
at 18:35
Re: Safari II
Yes, Wayne and Darek proceed to  help evacuate our wounded. I'll keep watch over here. When everything is clear we can pull out the humvee.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 76 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 28 Jan 2014
at 20:19
Re: Safari II

All call signs this is Bishop-4 we have a Humvee parked on the side of 56 Ave. Moving to check it out and secure, out.

He turned to Tremblay;

"Looks as if we have the RPG teams ride. I suggest we cross the road check out the last position of the RPG team and then move to secure the Humvee. OK."

If he has no objections Andrews will lead across 56 Ave to the last position of the RPG team and search for any sign of them. Then they will move along the road to the Humvee.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 18:52, Wed 29 Jan 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1077 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 29 Jan 2014
at 17:47
Re: Safari II
Taras scanned Southwards trying to find out the origin of the shots while the smoke cloud will start to vanish.

Darek, keep an eye on our friends that are going to check that humvee.

In his positional game, the Ukrainian could keep in check both avenues while maintaining some decent cover next to the T-54. The battle was far from over.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 180 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 04:04
Re: Safari II
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko:
Darek, keep an eye on our friends that are going to check that humvee.


Darek climbed down into the rear hull, where Wayne was starting to drag Conklin out through the rear doors.

"Sorry, boss, little busy now. When I'm done, no problem."
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 173 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 04:06
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 338):

"You make your bound, I'll cover you."

He began sweeping his rifle back and forth, checking from across the street, to down the street to the left where the humvee sat, abandoned.
helbent4
 GM, 2240 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 04:08
Re: Safari II
After Wayne opened the rear doors of the Cougar, he and Darek carried Conklin's unconscious body over to where Hawke was providing medical attention. The wounded militaman had shut up by then, lulled by the morphine coursing through his veins. Over by Abbot, Pvt. Droz covered the other prisoners with her rifle.
William Hawke
 player, 217 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 04:10
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 342):

"Him too?  We're going to need a schoolbus to get these guys home."

He starts to work on Conklin, too.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 77 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 06:46
Re: Safari II
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 341):

Andrew's gave a thumbs up as he crosses the road and covers Tremblay as he made his bound. He then makes the bound to the RPG team's last position, he waited for Tremblay to join him and then did a search of the area.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1078 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 07:26
Re: Safari II
Using the "Bell & Howell" 8x40 binocs the Sargent was able to take a look at the 56th Av. while the CASEVAC was taking place. The C-6 machine gun would provide enough firepower downrange if needed be to cover the advance of his buddies toward the abandoned vehicle.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Scanning 56th Av with binocs.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

helbent4
 GM, 2242 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 1 Feb 2014
at 05:39
Re: Safari II
There was a burst of static over the team net.

If Taras had to guess, two people were trying to transmit at the same time, "stepping on" each other?
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1079 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 1 Feb 2014
at 08:17
Re: Safari II
All units...here is Knight. Report your status. Over.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Scanning 56th Av with binocs.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 595 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Sat 1 Feb 2014
at 11:57
Re: Safari II
"Rook says again," Andy said, "Knight this is Rook, we are mobile and able to support from the south. I advise we try to work our way behind Hotel and cover their evacuation, however I am open to other orders given your reading of the situation. What would you have us do, Over?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:55, Sat 01 Feb 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2244 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 1 Feb 2014
at 12:56
Re: Safari II
In reply to Andrew Montgomery McRae (msg # 348):

There was more firing from the woods to the south.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 72 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sat 1 Feb 2014
at 17:27
Re: Safari II
<radio>"Bishop 5 to team.  We need to search and secure the prisoners.  One more person for overwatch requested. Over."<radio>
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1393 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 1 Feb 2014
at 23:31
Re: Safari II
"This is Bishop One, I am with Hotel and judging by signal strength around the corner from Bishop Five.  I have called in Evac and reinforcements on Bishop's route in.  I have two friendlies with me."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1080 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sun 2 Feb 2014
at 01:03
Re: Safari II
Rook proceed to support Bishop. Over.



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Scanning 56th Av with binocs.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Pvt. Droz
Sun 2 Feb 2014
at 10:27
Re: Safari II
Stanley Alistair Abbot:
<radio>"Bishop 5 to team.  We need to search and secure the prisoners.  One more person for overwatch requested. Over."<radio>


Annoyed, Pvt. Droz tapped Abbot on the shoulder. "Hey Corporal, I'm right behind you! I can go back around the corner if you want someone else."
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 73 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sun 2 Feb 2014
at 17:12
Re: Safari II
In reply to Pvt. Droz (msg # 353):

He saw that she took the radio call as a slight to her ability as a soldier.

"No. Droz. I'm good with you here. We need to go hands on with the prisoners.  I want a person to search and secure, one to watch that prisoner and a third troop to watch the other two. It's all about maintaining control.", Abbot explained calmly.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:14, Sun 02 Feb 2014.

Pvt. Droz
Sun 2 Feb 2014
at 22:08
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 354):

She nodded in understanding and leaned in so the prisoners couldn't overhear.

"Understood, and sorry for the, ah, outburst. Sgt. Champlain's on the radio calling in more support. Hawke is with the wounded. Andrews and Tremblay took off, . Everyone else is wounded. The Cougar's here so maybe Taras can release his driver or gunner?"
helbent4
 GM, 2248 posts
 aka Tony
Sun 2 Feb 2014
at 23:38
Re: Safari II
Andrews crossed first, then covered Tremblay's bound.

They were at the hedge on the north side of 56 ave at the corner of 248 and 56. Separating the street from hedge was a shallow, overgrown ditch. Behind the hedge a little to their west seemed to be a detached garage and then house, set back from the road.

In the ditch by the corner was an area of beaten down grass, with pooled blood. A blood trail led a few steps west, past a bullet-riddled speed limit sign (MAXIMUM 50 km/h), then turned up the closest driveway.

Back at the Cougar, Darek and Wayne deposited their comrade at Hawke's impromptu 1st aid station. Gunny Conklin, the US Marine sniper, had shrapnel wounds through all limbs and seemed to be suffering from a concussion. Obviously, he'd been a little too close to the T-54's 100mm HE shell when it detonated behind him. His body armour largely protected his internal organs as it was meant to, but he was missing an ear. As he had been beating feet when the shell hit, his face was turned away from the blast, sparing his eyes, nose and mouth.

"...is Castle! Say again, does anyone read me?

"Be advised we are fucking pinned down about 75 metres west, correction, east of 248 st in the stream bed, danger close, say again, danger close!"

There was a pause in transmission, and they could hear the almost continuous back and forth crack and popping of M16 and AK fire echoing between the trees and banks of the streambed. The source of the gunfire was located about 200m SSE of their position, but obscured due to the woods. There was the long ripping bursts of fire from what was likely a SAW of some kind, probably an RPK74. But whoever it was, it sounded like they were all almost on top of each other. Then they heard the BOOM of a grenade, followed by another.

"Goddamn it, we are getting lit up here, and are almost out of ammunition. We are going to get...."

A very loud report echoed through the woods, seemingly ending the transmission.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:58, Sun 02 Feb 2014.

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 181 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Sun 2 Feb 2014
at 23:46
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 356):

Darek hot-footed it back to the Cougar, climbing back into the turret. He sat back down in the gunner's seat, pressing his eye to the sight.

"OK, I am covering west down 56 Ave. 76mm Fragmentation loaded, but will engage using 7.62 coax?"
Wayne Lo
 NPC, 57 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Sun 2 Feb 2014
at 23:47
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 356):

Wayne stopped at the edge of the building, where Taras could see him.

"Taras! You want me to help with the prisoners?"

When the loud gunshot was heard, he whipped around to look south.

"Holy shit, what was that?"
helbent4
 GM, 2250 posts
 aka Tony
Sun 2 Feb 2014
at 23:59
Re: Safari II
In reply to Wayne Lo (msg # 358):

The first really loud gunshot was followed by three more reports, in rapid succession.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1081 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 3 Feb 2014
at 01:15
Re: Safari II
Yes, Wayne. Go ahead.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1395 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 3 Feb 2014
at 02:30
Re: Safari II
Kelsey moves to Hawke, scans the area around him, C8 at ready.

"We have relief and evac inbound.  Looks like they will be rolling hot, no air.  Can you stabilize the wounded that long?"
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 79 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 3 Feb 2014
at 02:54
Re: Safari II

Andrews knelt for second at the pooling blood before he resumed his pursuit of the RPG team. He followed the trail with his rifle at his shoulder, slowing as they approached the driveway to the house.

He waived Tremblay to take a position to his left as they moved forward.

Moving up driveway
Searching for RPG team.

C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 74 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Mon 3 Feb 2014
at 07:35
Re: Safari II
In reply to Pvt. Droz (msg # 355):

"No worries. Just stay on task. Thanks for the SITREP.", Abbot said in a low voice.
Wayne Lo
 NPC, 57 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Mon 3 Feb 2014
at 21:37
Re: Safari II
quote:
Yes, Wayne. Go ahead.



He waved, then turned the corner and trotted past Kel, Hawke and the wounded. Abbot saw Wayne come into sight, he was armed with an MP5A3.

"What do you need?

"And what the heck was that?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:37, Mon 03 Feb 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 218 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 3 Feb 2014
at 14:57
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 361):

"One way or the other.  It won't change the future, in this case."

"What's up with all the extra gunfire?"
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1396 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 3 Feb 2014
at 22:55
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 365):

"Looks like we might have more company coming, Hawke."
William Hawke
 player, 219 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 4 Feb 2014
at 00:09
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 366):

"Great.  Guests or incoming?  Sounds like incoming."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1397 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 4 Feb 2014
at 02:14
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 367):

"Both.. shit, Castle is in trouble."

She keys the radio.
"Castle, this is Bishop one.  Can you give me your location?"

She nods to Hawke and jogs around the corner to Abbot "Abbot, pull out the heavy zip ties and truss these jokers up, we got men pinned down."

She grins at the prisoners "You folks picked a bad fight, face in the dirt, hands in the small of your backs or I perforate."

She whips out some zip ties and if Abbot doesn't move fast enough she switches to her sidearm and very roughly trusses the prisoners up, hands and feet together behind their backs with heavy zip ties provided by Taras.

She freezes, knee in a prisoner's back.

"Fuck, that's a Barrett"  She hits the broadcast on the radio.

"Rook Rook!  Counterfire.  I hear a Barrett, copy, five zero Sniper.  Copy?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:24, Tue 04 Feb 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 222 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Tue 4 Feb 2014
at 03:39
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 368):

Hawke cleaned up his trash, enough so that he could get back to work, and put his pack back on.  His rifle was at his knees while he did this.

"OK, time to go to work.  Let's unpin them."
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 76 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 4 Feb 2014
at 06:42
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 368):

Abbot grabbed the flex-cuffs from Champlain and applied then to the prisoner that she was kneeling upon.

"I got this, Sergeant. Go. We'll finish and I'll be up as fast as I can ."

He quickly but thoroughly searched the prisoner for weapons and contraband (yes, even the crotch area) and emptied his pockets on the ground in case there was anything of value to the intel guys.  He pushed him back up against the building and grabbed the next one.  If any of them resisted, they get a 9mm slug to the thigh and processing continues.

With the assistance of Droz and Lo, they searched the prisoners and stripped them of body armor, web gear and all other belongings. Then they cuffed them and hobbled their ankles with their belts.  After processing, they are put back against the wall with 3 meters between them to minimize communication.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1082 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 4 Feb 2014
at 17:21
Re: Safari II
Darek! Take over the wheel! Move the Cougar out in the intersection. As soon as you get a visual of the enemy vehicles down South stop and I will light them up!

With Wayne staying over to take care of the prisoners Taras got ready to man the 76 mm gun. It was already loaded.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1400 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 02:05
Re: Safari II
With the prisoners off her, Kelsey moves back to where she entered this area, checking on Hawke on the way through.  She has rifle ready and staying low, searching for a target, a sniper, and the men she was just with.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1083 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 21:21
Re: Safari II
Taras was ready to unleash hell on the small column of vehicles down the road.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 182 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 21:47
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 373):

"Understood, commander!"

Dropping down from the gunner's seat to the turret basket, Darek wormed his way forward. Squeezing into the driver's seat, he engaged the reverse gear and began backing away from the tank. Once he was clear, he could manoeuvre around it and move into the intersection.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1084 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 6 Feb 2014
at 09:12
Re: Safari II
The slavic men quickly shifted positions inside the Cougar. Taras was now at the gunner's position on an adjustable seat at the right hand side of the armament. The fire control systems and gun control equipment were conveniently positioned to the front and near the gunner's right hand. There were two observation periscopes mounted in the turret roof.



He already gave instructions to Darek to bring the vehicle to combat position. The Staff Sargent leveled the main gun. The crosshairs sighted at the 250 meters range would be accurate at the targets estimated distance in the direct fire mode.. Up the spout there was a High Explosive round. The memory of the V-100 came vivid. It was an obvious primary target. Although the 76mm shell wasn't a dedicated anti armor product the sheer amount of explosive could ruin the day of a lightly armored vehicle like the V-100 "Commando". Also, there was the powerful effect on nearby troops.

The gun selector switch box was located on the turret wall to the right of the gunner's sight.It had a three position switch (CO-AX, OFF, and MAIN). This box had three lights: the orange light illuminated when CO-AX was selected; the red light illuminated when MAIN was selected and the red Gun Ready light illuminated when the loader's safety switch was made and MAIN was selected. The lights' brilliance could be controlled by rotation of the plastic covers. Taras set the selector switch to MAIN, and checked that the red indicator light and gun ready light were illuminated.

The HE ammunition already loaded was made from forged steel and measured 289 mm long. The body was comparatively thin-walled and its base was recessed to receive an external tracer. The nose of the shell was long and pointed; it was threaded internally to receive the direct action percussion fuse. A copper driving band was pressed into a groove around the rear end of the body. The explosive filling consisted of a quantity of RDX TNT. For recognition, the body of the shell was painted with a deep bronze green.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Gunner's seat.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:41, Wed 19 Feb 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2260 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 04:40
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 370):

After a minute, they were done with the prisoners and they were under guard by Able Seaman Lo and Pvt. Droz. Sgt. Champlain and Cpl. Hawke were getting ready to move out in support of Tyler and Koldan. Taras and the Cougar were rolling towards the intersection.

Safe on the corner of 56 ave and 248 st, Cpl. Andrews and Sgt. Tremblay saw that the RPG team had buggered off, and one was certainly hit.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 77 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 17:13
Re: Safari II
Corporal Abbot gave Pvt Droz and Seaman Lo some last minute instructions.

"Police up their gear and personal effects for Intel. Might be some useful there. And remember. They're compliant now, but they don't want to face the judge.  They will make a run for it if they get a chance, so keep an eye on them. Good job, guys. I gotta run."

Abbot trotted over to where Champlain and Andrews were gathered. He took a drink of water from his canteen and caught his breath.

"Ready when you are, Boss."
helbent4
 GM, 2263 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 7 Feb 2014
at 23:00
Re: Safari II
Covering each other, Andrews and Tremblay moved up the driveway. The detached garage behind the hedge and close to the road had an open carport door. Lying on the dusty oil-stained concrete was a man lying in a pool of blood. Scattered around were bandage wrappers, evidence of a failed attempt to save his life.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 81 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 8 Feb 2014
at 03:27
Re: Safari II

Andrews continued forward and after giving a 180 degree scan with his rifle sight he searches the body on the driveway as Tremblay covered him. Once he had looked through the belongings on the corpse he had a quick search for a trail of the second enemy.

If no obvious trail was present he and Tremblay cut across the yard to the Humvee.


Searching body and continuing to Humvee
Bishop Element


C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

helbent4
 GM, 2266 posts
 aka Tony
Sun 9 Feb 2014
at 11:45
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 379):

The dead man was staring at the ceiling with blue eyes.

He was bearded and dressed in worn Russian fatigues and wearing running shoes. His blouse was pulled open to reveal a bullet wound to the base of the throat that pressure bandages couldn't seal, especially as he seemed to have bled out from an exit wound at the nape of the neck. He was probably some ex-WarPac soldier turned mercenary. His weapon was gone but his webbing (with sidearm) and lifchik ammo harness (3x AK mags and 4x flares) was in a pile next to the body. His weapon was missing.

Andrews removed the Russian dog tags from around his neck, some documents from his pocket including a wallet with ID, and a hand-drawn map from a map pouch. The Humvee was parked west down 56, across the road. They began moving out across 56 ave, Tremblay covering Andrews, as the Cougar moved into the intersection.

South down 248st, at the stalled convoy led by the V-100, there was a flash and bloom of smoke. An AT rocket streaked up 248st towards the Cougar. The dip that the rocketeer was in meant the Coug was effectively "hull down" to the firer and the rocket skipped off the pavement in front of the Piranha, whooshing over Taras' head to explode somewhere behind them. A second rocket was fired at them and the projectile hit the upper side of the Cougar. But it was just a graze, whanging off the steel hull without detonating and spinning off God knew where to also explode out of sight.

Flinching at the near miss and the ineffectual impact, Tars lost sight of the shooters.

https://maps.google.com/maps/m...pn=0.002996,0.004823

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:15, Sun 09 Feb 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1086 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 10 Feb 2014
at 03:18
Re: Safari II
Taras could recognize the attack from that of coming from a well trained RPG team. Decent aim and reload timing. The RPG team normally consists of two personnel; one armed with an RPG launcher and the other porting extra rocket grenades and providing protection with an assault rifle. It made sense that they were there to protect the mobile column. It was useless in the support of the assault towards the woods.

The "hull down" position was providing a good degree of protection but the increased accuracy of the enemy was jeopardizing the survival of the vehicle. The only solution was return fire upon fire. A superior degree of it in this case to get the job done. Taras would engage the front of the V-100 and let the explosive do the job. After the round was fired a quick switch to the co-ax would throw out the balance and proper concentration of the RPG team.

As soon as the target was acquired the Satff Sargent would advice:

Firing now!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Gunner's seat.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)



76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (5/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 82 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 10 Feb 2014
at 03:33
Re: Safari II


Andrews covered Tremblay as he ran across the road. They then both scanned the humvee interior for threats. As Termblay kept an eye on the surroundings Andrews tried to get it started after having a look inside for anything useful.



Looking for loot trying to get Humvee started.
Bishop Element


C1A1D SLR 7" Barrel, L2A1 SUIT sight 7.62mmN (26/30)2.79kg

This message was last edited by the player at 03:34, Mon 10 Feb 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1403 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 10 Feb 2014
at 03:37
Re: Safari II
Stanley Alistair Abbot:
Abbot trotted over to where Champlain and Andrews were gathered. He took a drink of water from his canteen and caught his breath.

"Ready when you are, Boss."


"Sure Abbot.  Cover me, let's see if we can offer flanking to the other two."

She'll wait for a few shots and move off at another angle to parallel the other Bishop team.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 78 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 04:33
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 383):

"Gotcha. Ready when you are.", Abbot replied.
helbent4
 GM, 2267 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 10:54
Re: Safari II
At the intersection, Darek stopped the Cougar in the effectively hull-down position. Taras fired but even though he thought he was on target the shot missed, exploding on the road several dozen metres behind his target. The trees shuddered in the shockwave and a certain amount of debris and shrapnel was thrown around, perhaps to injure someone.

Andrews and Tremblay crossed to the south side of 56 ave. While Tremblay covered him, Andrews cleared the Humvee (no easily detected booby traps) and climbed inside. The motor started immediately.

As it was a bad idea to cross in front of the AVGP while it was firing, Kel and Abbot crossed 248 st heading west by swinging around it to the north. They made the SW corner safely. There was a line of trees along the corner, and a house was set back. Droz and Lo were guarding the prisoners, while Hawke tended to the wounded of the Hotel detachment.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:43, Tue 11 Feb 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1087 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 17:11
Re: Safari II
As soon as the report of the inaccurate shell took place, Taras didn't hesitate to reload the main gun. The sonic boom, shock wave and shower of shrapnel would buy the Cougar's crew to keep fighting. The man from Odessa got time to feed the tube, slightly readjust the sight and fire again.

It was intended to hit the V-100 "Commando" but probably the first HE round exploded behind the RPG team instead. This was where they most exposed, though. It was paramount to keep the pressure on. Another high explosive was fed into the chamber.

Firing now!



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Gunner's seat.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (4/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 83 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 11 Feb 2014
at 22:10
Re: Safari II


Once the Humvee started Andrew's let his breath out before yelling:

"Tremblay, get in."

"All call signs this is bishop 4, Humvee is mobile and we are bringing it to the front of the shop. Out."

He will then drive it towards the shop and park in the parking lot.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:11, Tue 11 Feb 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1089 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 12 Feb 2014
at 18:37
Re: Safari II
The corrections on the gun laying system were pretty straight forward. The turret was operating in the electrically powered mode. The required traverse adjustment was minimal down the range. Taras grasped the elevation handwheel and rotated the handwheel forward to depress or rearward to elevate the main gun. With the new ballistic solution introduced in the crosshairs Taras expected a better result. The interior of the turret was relatively filled with smoke and the acrid smell of the propellant. The loader was missing but the extra space gave the Ukrainian more room for maneuver in the tiny turret.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Aiming and shooting the main gun.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (4/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

helbent4
 GM, 2273 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 04:32
Re: Safari II
As Taras put his face into the gunsight after reloading, he was confronted by the view becoming obscured by more smoke. Either one of the vehicles had gone up of else someone was chucking around more HC smoke grenades. He fired again, aiming his best at the turret of the V-100. He was rewarded with a flash and explosion but it was difficult to tell the effect.

Behind him, at the side of the store, Hawke tended the wounded. Russalka (who'd hopped out of the Cougar) waited nearby. Suddenly, she stood up and ran towards the stalled T-54. She began barking madly at it.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1090 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 13 Feb 2014
at 07:08
Re: Safari II
Move forward, Darek!

While the vehicle will move ahead, Taras will reload the main gun with a canister round.




Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Reloading with canister.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (3/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1093 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 14 Feb 2014
at 17:42
Re: Safari II
By the time the knuckles of the Staff Sargent had fully pushed the stubby round inside the main barrel and the breech was secured, the "tank training" device as the Cougar was intended for the Canadian Forces, would have advanced a decent yardage down the road.

Deployment of a smoke screen seemed to be a last resource at this point. The position of the enemy column was not only discovered and compromised but also attacked with a certain degree of effectiveness. Taras suspected that this last ditch effort could be used by the mercenaries in order to not only to difficult the aiming of the Cougar armamnet but also mask foot movement around the static convoy.

The canister shot will do short work of the attempt. Being an "area denial" weapon of its own, the massive grapeshot will obliterate personnel and soft skinned vehicles alike regardless of the smoke curtain.

Moving forward the Cougar while reloading would bring the target closer to the somehow limited range of the canister shot. Better yet, the extra distance will bring the terminal ballistics to a down slope path raining hot over the roadside culverts by sheer force of the nature of gravity.

Taras did not need much of an adjustment on the fire control system for this kind of ammunition. At 100 meters or so the full load of pellets will expand in a conical fashion to cover the whole width of the two lane road. Certainly a big percentage of the likely 800 fragments will storm through the length of the military convoy.
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 183 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Fri 14 Feb 2014
at 21:20
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 391):

Not liking the order, Darek looked up and back at the turret, not exactly willing to move out of a hull-down position. But if the smoke masked the enemy's positions and movement, it concealed them as well.

"Moving up!"

He put the Cougar into gear and the AVGP lurched ahead, diesel roaring. Kel and Abbot could see it moving past them, heading south down 248 st. They could either parallel it and move south down the side of the street, or head further west down 56 ave, perhaps to cut south and come up behind the bandit forces.
William Hawke
 player, 223 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Sat 15 Feb 2014
at 00:25
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
Behind him, at the side of the store, Hawke tended the wounded. Russalka (who'd hopped out of the Cougar) waited nearby. Suddenly, she stood up and ran towards the stalled T-54. She began barking madly at it.


When Hawke was done with the patients, he looked at what the dog was barking at, staying with the patients.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1094 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 15 Feb 2014
at 23:42
Re: Safari II
About 50 meters ahead, Taras unleashed the swiss cheese maker:

Firing now!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Firing canister.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
 (3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
 (8/9) Canister
 (5/7) Smoke
 (3/5) HE-T
 (3/3) Illumination

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1404 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 06:53
Re: Safari II
Kelsey paused, then called for movement.

"Right. Let's go west a bit, then cut south into the woods so we can come in up behind them, along the creek."
helbent4
 GM, 2280 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 08:16
Re: Safari II
As they rolled down 248 st, the Coyote's 76mm cannon boomed, firing another hail of steel shot, this time blindly into the smoke screen.

Behind them, Kel and Abbot trotted west down 56 ave. They could see Andrews and Tremblay clearing a parked Humvee, then getting inside. Kel and Abbot then turned south, cutting through someone's yard and then across a cul-de-sac to reach the woods bordering the stream, although this time to the west of the road.

The Humvee roared through the intersection, stopping in front of the now-partially-destroyed market. Hawke was standing in front of the tank, Russalka the dog beside him. She was barking.

A pair of hands came out of the driver's hatch. "Don't shoot! I am unarmed! I give up!" It was a Russian-accented voice.
William Hawke
 player, 224 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 14:13
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
Hawke was standing in front of the tank, Russalka the dog beside him. She was barking.

A pair of hands came out of the driver's hatch. "Don't shoot! I am unarmed! I give up!" It was a Russian-accented voice.


Hawke brought his rifle to bear on where the driver's body will be when he climbs out, and steps out of line of any front-end weapons or the line of travel of the vehicle.

"STRIP!  TAKE OFF YOUR WEAPONS AND CLOTHING!  EVERYTHING!  THEN OUT OF THE VEHICLE!  SLOWLY!  YOU DO ANYTHING THAT STARTLES ME AND YOU'RE DEAD.  I CAN BOUNCE A GRENADE IN YOUR HATCH.  YOU DON'T WANT TO MAKE THE DOG ANGRY."


COMM:
"Bishop-3.  We have another live one, the driver of the Tank.  Russalka found him."

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (27/30 + 6 spare mags)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
Backpack with first aid kit on back
Helmet on

This message was last edited by the player at 14:15, Wed 19 Feb 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1095 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 17:40
Re: Safari II
One more, Darek, and prepare to move back to the hull down position!

By the time the smoke screen would be perfectly deployed but also useless to the onslaught of the modern rendition of a grapeshot. Due to the terrain, the smoke curtain was well defined and contained by the sides of the road and the vehicles weren't going anywhere so it was easy for Taras to try another shot.

Strike the iron while still hot! Said the Ukrainian while reloading a high explosive shell with a grin.

The Staff SSargent used the parallel lines of the road and trees as a reference to line up the gun but seemengly no further correction was needed. The previous aiming was still good as it was dead centered in the middle of the road. An extra explosive round would bring further destruction to the column as well as the surroundings and while doing so, it will prevent movement or the raw thought of getting closer and return fire. The continuation of the barrage would also put a premium stress on the enemy actions.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Reloading HE.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(7/9) Canister
(5/7) Smoke
(3/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 86 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 19:09
Re: Safari II
Andrews parked up and made his way to Hawke:

"Transport if you need it, I would get the wounded in it just in case."

He looked at the driver emerging from the tank and a silly thought crossed his mind.

"If we get this guy to move the tank we could use the MG on top to eviscerate the column."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:36, Wed 19 Feb 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 225 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Wed 19 Feb 2014
at 20:31
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 399):

"Let's get control of it first.  Also, what else is in there?"

Aiming for bad guy.

Hawke (Bishop-3)
L119A1 (27/30 + 6 spare mags)
M203A1 (1/1 40mm fragmentation)
Pistol in vest w/magazines
Backpack with first aid kit on back
Helmet on
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 80 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 01:12
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Kelsey paused, then called for movement.

"Right. Let's go west a bit, then cut south into the woods so we can come in up behind them, along the creek."


"Alright, Sergeant.  You lead, I'll follow. You're faster than me.", Abbot replied.  He fell in behind Champlain and maintained a trail position about 5 meters behind her. If she made contact, he planned to flank towards their weak side and lay down fire.

-------------------------

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 191/200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1407 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 01:24
Re: Safari II
Stanley Alistair Abbot:
"Alright, Sergeant.  You lead, I'll follow. You're faster than me.", Abbot replied.  He fell in behind Champlain and maintained a trail position about 5 meters behind her. If she made contact, he planned to flank towards their weak side and lay down fire.


She flashed a grin at Abbot.  "Let's show them, Corporal."
She moves off as silently as an experienced infanteer, leading the way.




Bishop-1.
Flanking through the woods
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off. - 6/30 rounds spent.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 87 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 01:44
Re: Safari II
In reply to William Hawke (msg # 400):

"You cover him and I will have a look."

Andrew's climbs on to the rear deck and unholstering his pistol checks the inside of the turret with the torch in his other hand.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:22, Thu 20 Feb 2014.

William Hawke
 player, 227 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 01:59
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 403):

"Wait for him to come out, first.  No nasty surprises for you."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1099 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 20 Feb 2014
at 20:28
Re: Safari II
Firing now!

After the loud report the breech recoiled and remained open as usual. The main gun was not equipped with a gas extractor and that made difficult the life inside the tiny turret. It would be impossible to operate in a NBC environment with hatch closed and all. Luckily this was not the case.

Without removing his gaze from the sight while waiting from some clue about the shot, Taras indicated Darek to move:

Back to the initial position!

Then he switched the main fire control switch to COAX.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Shooting HE.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(7/9) Canister
(5/7) Smoke
(3/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

helbent4
 GM, 2284 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 24 Feb 2014
at 07:32
Re: Safari II
The Cougar fired again into the smoke screen. This time the round found a target, and there was a blossom of fire and crash of metal as something on the receiving end blew sky high.

At the verge of the woods, Kel and Abbot pierced the outer barrier of vegetation and passed into the clearer interior of the west coast rain forest. The streambed was in a small wooded ravine, and there was a cloud of smoke over to the left where the road passed through the woods. An HE shell exploded, then the flaming chassis of a car crashed down into the stream with a hiss of steam and cloud of sparks.

Both of them saw the bushes whipped by the force of the explosion and impact of the falling car. However, they both caught a glimpse of a bush that moved wrong, a bush that was really a man in a Ghillie suit carrying a Barrett M82 sniper rifle, about 45m to their SSE.

Meanwhile, back at the market, a burned and bloody (and naked) man climbed out. "Am not driver, an gunner. Could not drive tank, am so am surrendering. Other tank crew is being dead, am thinking." Tremblay moved in support of Hawke and Andrews as the man slowly and unsteadily made his way outnonto the front glacis.
William Hawke
 player, 229 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Mon 24 Feb 2014
at 14:45
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
Meanwhile, back at the market, a burned and bloody (and naked) man climbed out. "Am not driver, am gunner. Could not drive tank, so am surrendering. Other tank crew is being dead, am thinking." Tremblay moved in support of Hawke and Andrews as the man slowly and unsteadily made his way out onto the front glacis.


To merc:
"Come on down here.  What's your name?"

To Andrews:
"Get us a driver, loader and a gunner?  I'm no armor guy."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1100 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 24 Feb 2014
at 17:18
Re: Safari II
The round found its target of opportunity. While the Cougar was returning to a less exposed position, Taras noticed through the sights that the powerful explosion was also helping to clear the smoke still surrounding the enemy vehicles. He will wait a little bit more to get yet another shell up the main gun. In the meantime and in order to keep the pressure up, with the sights still lined up, the man from Odessa fired a burst from the coaxial machine gun.

The belt fed weapon was expertly provided with the proper ratio of ball/tracer ammo making easy to imagine where the bullets were landing


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Firing COAX.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(7/9) Canister
(5/7) Smoke
(2/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 184 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Mon 24 Feb 2014
at 21:21
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 408):

"Reversing!"

As tracers shot over his head and spent shell casings spat out of the turret to ring on the hull and roadway, Darek began backing the Cougar up. He was trying to withdraw back to the intersection. He tried to be careful, looking at the mirrors mounted on the sides. It was not easy, but they made it back without more than a little rearward zig-zagging.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:22, Mon 24 Feb 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1408 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 25 Feb 2014
at 02:05
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
Both of them saw the bushes whipped by the force of the explosion and impact of the falling car. However, they both caught a glimpse of a bush that moved wrong, a bush that was really a man in a Ghillie suit carrying a Barrett M82 sniper rifle, about 45m to their SSE.


Taking cover, Kelsey fires 2 snap shots using her C-8 on the sniper she knows is not on her team, not bothering to radio it in, her blue eyes taking on a steely look.



Bishop-1.
Shooting at a sniper
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off. - 6/30 rounds spent.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:12, Tue 25 Feb 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 83 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 25 Feb 2014
at 05:59
Re: Safari II
Abbot saw the sniper at the same time as Champlain.  He took a step to the left and raised the SAW.  After getting a quick sight picture, he let loose with a long burst of fire.

-------------------------

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 191/200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1101 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 26 Feb 2014
at 18:58
Re: Safari II
Taras used the power of the optics to try to get a visual among the now less consistent smoke screen. As soon as he would get a vehicle in his sights he will restart the targeting process with the main gun.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Looking for targets.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(7/9) Canister
(5/7) Smoke
(2/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

helbent4
 GM, 2287 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 04:25
Re: Safari II
William Hawke:
To merc:
"Come on down here.  What's your name?"

To Andrews:
"Get us a driver, loader and a gunner?  I'm no armor guy."


The now-naked man gingerly climbed his way down the tank's front glacis. "Am Yuri Gavrilov. Sure, am happy to assist if possible. But main gunsight is being destroyed by second shot. Can still be firing main gun, is not really accurate, though." He looked a little woozy and held onto the tracks to stand up. Barely.

Unlike the movies, unconsciousness wasn't like a nap, it was a sign of brain trauma. It had only been 10 minutes or so since the T-54 had been last hit he may avoid the worst effects of the trauma but still, super-bad for you.
helbent4
 GM, 2288 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 04:46
Re: Safari II
The crashing down of the burning auto was a stroke of luck for Kel and Abbot. It spooked the sniper that had been covering the rear escape route for the remaining tangos into giving away his position. Almost instinctively, both opened up on the sniper in the Ghillie suit. He staggered under the impact of several rounds, then stumbled and collapsed forward to lie across his massive rifle.

On the road, the smoke was starting to clear. Having dropped down in the turret to use the gunsight optics, Taras could see several small fires were burning in the trees along the roadside, caused no doubt by an exploding fuel tank. The V-100 came back into view and for some reason it seemed unscathed, although the side doors and hatches were all opened and it appeared abandoned. There were several other vehicles there as well, minus windscreens, headlights and sitting on flat tires thanks to the 2 rounds of cannister they'd been served.
William Hawke
 player, 230 posts
 Royal Marine CSAR
 Corporal
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 14:28
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
The now-naked man gingerly climbed his way down the tank's front glacis. "Am Yuri Gavrilov. Sure, am happy to assist if possible. But main gunsight is being destroyed by second shot. Can still be firing main gun, is not really accurate, though." He looked a little woozy and held onto the tracks to stand up. Barely.

Unlike the movies, unconsciousness wasn't like a nap, it was a sign of brain trauma. It had only been 10 minutes or so since the T-54 had been last hit he may avoid the worst effects of the trauma but still, super-bad for you.


Hawke stepped up to Yuri.  "I don't think you're going to be helping anybody right now.  Close your eyes, I want to see your pupils in a moment.  On five, I want you to open them."

He counted up to five, and when Yuri opened his eyes, he carefully compared their reactions.


To Andrews:  "What do you want to do?"
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1102 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 17:09
Re: Safari II
Once the thick smoke cloud had cleared, the daunting image of the mauled enemy vehicles revealed the amount of destruction brought upon by the Cougar. The battle was still ranging. A series of shots could be heard in the forested area. The battle was still on.

Not having a present threat at the front, the Staff Sargent was able to reload calmly a "fr HESH" round and center the sights on the angular front glacis of the Cadillac product. After adjusting the shot he will resume the firing.

Firing now!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Reloading HESH.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(3/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(7/9) Canister
(5/7) Smoke
(2/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1411 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 27 Feb 2014
at 20:52
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
The crashing down of the burning auto was a stroke of luck for Kel and Abbot. It spooked the sniper that had been covering the rear escape route for the remaining tangos into giving away his position. Almost instinctively, both opened up on the sniper in the Ghillie suit. He staggered under the impact of several rounds, then stumbled and collapsed forward to lie across his massive rifle.


Kelsey calls out to Abbot.  "Corporal, cover me, I'll check him and look for the spotter."  She rises from the ground, rifle at ready, and moves in to check out the position.  She's not taking this for granted, and usually a sniper works with a spotter.


Bishop-1.
Looking for Spotter, checking on sniper.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off. - 10/30 rounds spent.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:33, Fri 28 Feb 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 86 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Fri 28 Feb 2014
at 07:01
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey warah Champlain (msg # 417):
"I'm on it.", Abbot replied.   He took up an overwatch position a few meters to her right and followed her through the trees, keeping an eye out for the spotter or any other possibile adversaries..
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 88 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 1 Mar 2014
at 05:41
Re: Safari II


Andrews covered the man as he left the tank and then gave the interior of the turret a scan looking for any other hold outs.

quote:
To Andrews:  "What do you want to do?"



"Looks clear. Can anyone move this thing ? Otherwise Tremblay and I should catch up with the rest of Bishop"

This message was last edited by the player at 21:22, Sat 01 Mar 2014.

Wayne Lo
 NPC, 58 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Thu 6 Mar 2014
at 10:19
Re: Safari II
Thomas Matthew Andrews:
"Looks clear. Can anyone move this thing ? Otherwise Tremblay and I should catch up with the rest of Bishop"


Wayne looked over.

"I probably can. Derek definitely could."
Tyler Gabriel Hope
 player, 222 posts
 US Army, SGT
 173rd ABN BDE
Thu 6 Mar 2014
at 10:21
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 419):

In the Humvee, Tyler was keeping watch on the road to the east and west.

"I might be able to as well. Had some instruction on captured Soviet equipment, including tanks. Not a lot of practice."
helbent4
 GM, 2290 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 6 Mar 2014
at 10:29
Re: Safari II
In the woods, neither Kel nor Abbot saw anyone moving down by the stream, or in the woods. Just the flaming wreck of the car and the motionless man in the Ghillie suit.

Taras loaded a HESH round and took careful aim. It seemed like an easy shot but there was drifting smoke from the now-burning trees, set alight by fuel from the exploded car. He pushed the trigger pedal and the cannon fired, recoiling smoothly backwards. There was a flash and blossom of smoke that obscured the V-100 for a moment. It was hard to tell the damage.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 89 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 6 Mar 2014
at 19:34
Re: Safari II
In reply to Wayne Lo (msg # 420):

"To be honest I don't think we need to, looks like Knight has this under control. Tremblay and I are going to run interference down the left-hand side of the road."

He jumps down from the tank and gives a thumbs up to Tremblay. If no one voices their disapproval he will move out at a run through the shop. He will continue through the overgrown back gardens with his rifle at his shoulder scanning forward and right covering the road. He keyed his radio:

"Bishop 1, this is Bishop 4 we are moving down the left-hand side of 248 Street."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1412 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 7 Mar 2014
at 04:45
Re: Safari II
Kelsey makes certain that the man in the ghilie suit is neutralized, then kneeling by the body she broadcasts.

"This is Bishop One, Abbott and I are near where that car landed.  We have neutralized a sniper with a Barrett."
helbent4
 GM, 2291 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 7 Mar 2014
at 05:46
Re: Safari II
Hawke started treating the injured gunner. Definitely concussed, and he confirmed he had been out for several minutes. He aso had 1st and 2n degree burns. The tank was empty save for the remains of the loader in the turret basket and the body of the TC on top.

ooc: Sure, please go over the protocol
.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 174 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 07:03
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 423):

Still keyed-up with adrenaline, Tremblay nodded to Cpl. Hawke, Pvt. Droz, and Seaman Lo.

"Hey, you guys keep it loose. Andrews, you want me to keep packing the Carlie Gee ammo?"

He kept his C7A1 at low-ready.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 90 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 07:23
Re: Safari II
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 426):

Andrew's looked at Tremblay and then the double rocket pack he is holding;

"Lets load it up and I can hump it on my back."

Once that was done he made a move past the shop and down the right side of the road at a run.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 175 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 07:38
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 427):

"Semper fi, man, let's do or die!"

He followed Andrews at an easy run.
helbent4
 GM, 2295 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 07:43
Re: Safari II
Andrews and Tremblay scurried west through the now-wrecked market's overgrown backlot and onto 248 st. They crossed in front of the Cougar (not necessarily a wise manoeuvre) during a pause in its firing south down 248 st. Once on the right side of the road, they began leapfrogging their way south.

They saw a smoking crater in the pavement midway to the convoy of vehicles where Taras' HESH round had fallen short of the mark, missing the hull-down V-100.

Suddenly, several figures emerged from the tunnel on Kel and Abbot's side, about eight. First were Koldan and Tyler, hands on their heads. Followed them were six armed men, mercs by the looks of them, using the men in front as human shields. This was hampered by the fact there were far more targets than shields and they didn't know where the shooters were located.

"Back off! Or your fuckin' buddies get it!"

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:14, Tue 11 Mar 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1103 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 18:31
Re: Safari II
By this time Taras was becoming quite good at the art of reloading the main gun in the tiny turret. A HESH round were more at hand at the time and the Ukrainian didn't think twice: He reloaded and took another shot at the V-100.

Firing now!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret. Reloading HESH.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


76 ammo:
(2/5) HESH-T (+10 in the reserve)
(7/9) Canister
(5/7) Smoke
(2/5) HE-T
(3/3) Illumination

This message was last edited by the player at 18:32, Tue 11 Mar 2014.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 91 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 18:52
Re: Safari II

Andrews heard the main gun of the cougar still in action. He keyed his radio:

Knight, this Bishop 4 your target looks abandoned, hold fire and we can check, over.

He waited in the long grass for a confirmation from Knight.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1104 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 19:18
Re: Safari II
Roger that, bishop. Waiting for SITREP.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 92 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 19:25
Re: Safari II

Andrews again key his microphone on his radio:

Understood Knight, moving now, Bishop 4 out

He made a series of hand signals to Tremblay before moving through the grass with his rifle at his shoulder. They approached the APC from the rear stopping periodically to listen. Once they made it to the APC Andrews prepared a FRAG grenade before taking a peek through one of the open hatches.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1105 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 11 Mar 2014
at 20:01
Re: Safari II
Taras used the turret optics in order to follow the actions of "bishop" on the ground.



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)


Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 185 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 06:42
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 434):

Before Taras could take the last shot, Darek realised that friendlies were far too close to the target. It was possible they would be wounded or killed if Taras missed, or even if he hit.

"Don't shoot, Taras! Our own guys are in the target area! They could get hurt or killed!"
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1106 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 12 Mar 2014
at 06:55
Re: Safari II
Yay! Are they craazy!!!

Taras completed the reload but obviously refrained from firing.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1413 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 13 Mar 2014
at 23:56
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
Suddenly, several figures emerged from the tunnel on Kel and Abbot's side, about eight. First were Koldan and Tyler, hands on their heads. Followed them were six armed men, mercs by the looks of them, using the men in front as human shields. This was hampered by the fact there were far more targets than shields and they didn't know where the shooters were located.

"Back off! Or your fuckin' buddies get it!"


Kelsey quietly mic's to Taras, listening on her earpiece.
"This is Bishop one, I have six Tangos who are using two friendlies as shields.  I advise we ice the Tangos, they just came out of the tunnel close to my position.  Their words are back off or your buddies get it.  My only suggested reply is a few well placed bullets."

Kelsey adjusts her position carefully, and starts taking aim at one of the soldiers who are taking aim on the prisoners.  If they seem to have spotted her and the corporal, she will shoot them regardless.
helbent4
 GM, 2304 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 14 Mar 2014
at 06:57
Re: Safari II
As the group passed the body of the sniper, one of the men not wrangling a hostage lifted him up and put him in a fireman's carry. One of the men recovered the Barrett sniper rifle.

When Kel transmitted, one of the men in the back (who was carrying what looked to be Tyler and Koldan's gear) said something to the leader, who was using Tyler as a human shield. The four in the back went to ground, leaving the leader and the one behind Koldan standing. They looked like they knew their business, as they switched from holding their guns on the hostages to controlling their prisoners with one hand and aiming a pistol from behind them in the other.

"Fuck you! If you shoot us, your buddies are fucking dead! We just want outta here, no one has to get hurt!"

The leader was holding a Colt M1911 and had a MP5SD6 on a 3-point sling, the guy behind Koldan was carrying a Beretta with an AK-74 on a tactical sling hanging down his side (and the Barrett over his back). The other four were armed with an M16A2/M203, M249, C8A1 and AK-74; Tyler and Koldan's weapons). All were wearing camouflage jackets with jeans plus black tactical Kevlar vests and black Nylon helmets. The riflemen with the C8A1 had a backpack radio, the other was carrying the sniper in a fireman's carry.

They were all on the other (south) side of the creek. After a command from their leader, the two men with support weapons scrambled up the far side of the gully, presumably escaping to the south. Through the trees it looked like there was a house just at the top of the southern bank.

Up on the road, Andrews and Tremblay were now among the abandoned vehicles. There was quite a collection, including the V-100 and a technical withMa-Deuce mounted on the back. There was no one in the armoured car, the hatches were all open. They saw a few bodies lying in the road with 2 discarded AT-4 (M136) rocket tubes and 1 unfired one nearby.

The shout came from close by and to the right, down below in the creek. Unfortunately, there was a thick screen of foliage behind a rusted chain-link fence at the road's edge screening that area from view.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:06, Fri 14 Mar 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1107 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 14 Mar 2014
at 16:11
Re: Safari II
Bishop. Go ahead, eliminate the tangos.



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 95 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 14 Mar 2014
at 20:52
Re: Safari II


Andrew's put away the grenade and indicated to Tremblay they were going to clear down the length of the convoy. He keys the microphone on his radio:

"Knight this is Bishop 4 you target is clear. We have a situation developing here. We are going to try and flank. Out."

He then moves off down the road using the wrecks as cover on his right. As he passes them he makes a count and hands the AT-4 to Tremblay. Once at the end of the trucks he will enter the ticket and try to come up behind the marauders.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 176 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Fri 14 Mar 2014
at 21:02
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 440):

Tremblay took the AT-4.

He also took the 10k Carl Gustav to allow Andrews to manoeuvre more freely. "Jesus, give me that."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1109 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sat 15 Mar 2014
at 05:25
Re: Safari II
Roger that, Bishop 4.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

helbent4
 GM, 2308 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 15 Mar 2014
at 07:40
Re: Safari II
Andrews prepared to go over the chainlink fence and into the woods.

Just in time, he realised that behind fence and screen of bushes was a drop of an almost 3m embankment above a culvert where the stream passed under the road. He could get in behind the group, all right, if he didn't mind going arse-over-teakettle to get there!

From her perch, Kel could see them reacting to something, with one of the riflemen turning around to aim at the bushes above and behind were Andrews was looking for a way down from the road. Meanwhile, the SAW gunner and grenadier made it to the top of the mud bank, then got into position to cover the other's withdrawal.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 92 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sat 15 Mar 2014
at 17:04
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Kelsey quietly mic's to Taras, listening on her earpiece.
"This is Bishop one, I have six Tangos who are using two friendlies as shields.  I advise we ice the Tangos, they just came out of the tunnel close to my position.  Their words are back off or your buddies get it.  My only suggested reply is a few well placed bullets."

Kelsey adjusts her position carefully, and starts taking aim at one of the soldiers who are taking aim on the prisoners.  If they seem to have spotted her and the corporal, she will shoot them regardless.


Abbot deployed the bipod on the C9 and dropped prone behind the cover of a nearby tree.  He pulled the butt stock into his shoulder and took aim at the squad of men and found their SAW gunner.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:05, Sat 15 Mar 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 93 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sat 15 Mar 2014
at 17:22
Re: Safari II
Abbot watched the SAW gunner and grenadier top the bank ad disappear from view.  He shifted his aim to the radioman figuring that he would be the first to act as the other was laden down with the sniper's body.

[radio]"Bishop One, Bishop Five.  If these guys get out of the creek, it will be hard to contain them. They're gonna scatter and find cover. Over"[radio]

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C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 191/200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)

This message was last edited by the player at 17:40, Sat 15 Mar 2014.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 96 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 15 Mar 2014
at 20:54
Re: Safari II
"Bugger this."

Andrews drops back down to the asphalt and runs back to Tremblay at one of the cars on the road.

"There is a bloody big drain that they must have used to get under the bloody fence. Or we can try and find the end of the chain fence and try and get around. What do you reckon ?
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 177 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Sat 15 Mar 2014
at 22:46
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 446):

Tremblay looked left, then right, then at the vehicles. There seemed to be more smoke off to the east of the culvert now, rising through the trees.

There was also smoke and fire on the road, as several of the vehicles (both remaining cars and one of the technicals) were set on fire from burning fuel, although not yet blazing. The technical with the MG in the bed wasn't on fire but it was noticeably damaged and all the tyres were flattened. They noted the abandoned V-100 (with twin C3 MGs in the turret) beside them seemed to be almost completely unharmed aside from some pain, and the engine was still running.

"Okay. We can't stay here, but they can't climb up here either. Mac and Andy reported their position to the east so I would guess they've got that end of the culvert sealed off. Kel and Abbot are to the right, so they can't go north or west along the stream. If we go south, then cut in where that driveway is there, maybe we can shut the door to the south? Too bad that technical seems out of action."
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 97 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sun 16 Mar 2014
at 02:12
Re: Safari II
"Sounds good, lets see if we can move the APC and use that to cut them off."

He again contacts Knight with his radio:

"Knight this is bishop 4, we are commandeering the APC to use as a blocking force to the south."

He trots over to the APC.

"You want to drive ?"

OOC: If the technical with the M2 looks to be in danger of catching fire he will remove the MG. What was the weapon on the other technical ?"
helbent4
 GM, 2310 posts
 aka Tony
Sun 16 Mar 2014
at 04:05
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 448):

The V-100 was an armoured car, although in a technical sense it could be considered an APC as it could carry personnel and was armoured. This model had been used in Viet Nam by Military Police (US Army and ARVN) for convoy protection and by the USAF for airfield security. In the Twilight war old vehicles like this had been dug up to be used by second-line units in rear areas for the same roles. The small 1-man turret was armed with twin C3 Browning M1919 MGs converted to fire 7.62mm NATO.

Mac's surveillance photos:




It looked like the technical (a full-sized Toyota "Hi-Lux" pickup marketed in North America as the "4Runner") with the M2HB was catching fire but not yet ablaze. Removing the weapon (plus ammo) would take 2 people seconds. Although it didn't look like there was any tripod to mount it on the ground, those were otherwise easy to come by. There were sheet metal plates were welded to the frame and cab (with vision slits) as applique armour, and there was a crude gunshield. Shrapnel and cannister rounds had thoroughly punctured the front grille, flattened the tyres and pocked the metal plates over the bodywork.

The second technical was a Ford F150 mounting a C6 (MAG-58 GPMG) on a post mount. Applique armour was welded on it as well but that didn't stop if from losing the front tyres. It was thoroughly ablaze but had not exploded. Yet.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 98 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sun 16 Mar 2014
at 04:21
Re: Safari II

"Lets get the m2 and the ammunition before it all goes up."

He jumps into the back and pulls out the split pin and lowers the gun to Tremblay "Just put it in the APC."

He grabs the ammo before jumping down, throwing it over the side if there is more then two boxes.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1110 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sun 16 Mar 2014
at 05:05
Re: Safari II
Roger that, Bishop 4. I'm covering you from here.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 616 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Sun 16 Mar 2014
at 11:05
Re: Safari II
"Knight from Rook One,," Andy said over the radio, "we are at the stream about 20m east of 248th Street. There is smoke between us and the road. I have eyes on a culvert that I believe four tangos have used to escape with two of our men, Koldan is one. I have seen one man armed with a SAW and one grenadier as well as a pair of riflemen. Be aware a sniper with a fifty calibre rifle is at large. Awaiting orders, over."

This message was last edited by the GM at 13:14, Sun 16 Mar 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1111 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 17 Mar 2014
at 02:42
Re: Safari II
Roger that, Rook 1. Contact Bishop element and coordinate the movement. Instruction is to close in and eliminate the tangos.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1416 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 17 Mar 2014
at 11:45
Re: Safari II
From her prone position near Abbot Kelsey says.
"Ok Corporal, from the hostage holders and out, i got left.  Start on single fire.  You heard Taras.  Engage."
Kelsey takes the time to aim, then whispers
"now."
helbent4
 GM, 2315 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 19 Mar 2014
at 04:07
Re: Safari II
As he pulled the locking pin out to remove the weapon, Andrews noted there was bullet damage to the receiver. It was difficult to tell if the weapon remained operational, but this wasn't the time to check further! Andrews pulled out the two spare boxes of 12.7mm ammunition that were there, then climbed into the V-100 after Tremblay.

Although there was a haze of smoke from the burning car, the men decided they could use some more. The two hostage-takers each prepped a smoke grenade and threw them in front to cover their exit. They would take a few seconds to create a smoke screen so Kel and Abbot still had just enough time to take their shots. The other 2 (including the man carrying the sniper) started to move up the embankment. One negative effect of the smoke screen would be their own support element (the SAW and grenadier on the top of the bank) could not provide effective cover.

Two more men emerged out of the culvert, another SAW gunner (RPK-74) and sniper (M21). They both seemed to be limping a little.

GM Note: these new guys coming out of the culvert are likely the ones Andy warned Kel/Abbot about. To reiterate, the two hostage-takers are down by the stream and just laid a smoke screen, the two riflemen (one carrying the downed sniper) are scrambling up the south bank, and a SAW gunner and grenadier on top of the south bank.
Keith Michael Tremblay
 NPC, 178 posts
 Former USMC Infantry
 Sergeant
Wed 19 Mar 2014
at 04:12
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 450):

Tremblay was already sitting in the driver's seat, putting the armoured car into reverse gear. He stuck his head out the open driver's hatch, trying to see where he was driving, and swore.

"Andrews, you wanna get up in the turret? This beast doesn't have any rear-view mirrors. Or side mirrors!"

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:12, Wed 19 Mar 2014.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 99 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 19 Mar 2014
at 04:21
Re: Safari II
In reply to Keith Michael Tremblay (msg # 456):

"No worries mate, I'll try to direct you."

He climbed into the turret and stuck his head out. He orientated himself and then watched their back as Tremblay reversed.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 97 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Wed 19 Mar 2014
at 05:26
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
From her prone position near Abbot Kelsey says.
"Ok Corporal, from the hostage holders and out, i got left.  Start on single fire.  You heard Taras.  Engage."


This weapon doesn't do single shots, but I'll do my best.

Abbot put the crosshair of the Elcan scope on the forehead of the second hostage taker.  Abbot  drew a breath and let it out. The reticule settles back down on the man's face.

"Ready."

Kelsey takes the time to aim, then whispers
"now."

Abbot slowly squeezed the trigger and quickly let off.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:26, Fri 21 Mar 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2323 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 21 Mar 2014
at 03:51
Re: Safari II
At Kelsey's signal, they both fired. Both Koldan and Tyler heard the whip-crack of the bullets passing by their ears, followed by a "thwack!" and a wet grunt. Both further heard the men who'd taken them hostage fall down, and they followed suit.

Up on the road, Tremblay slowly got the V-100 turned around and then started to roll towards the driveway up ahead on the right. He needed to swerve around a burning car. The whole roadbed between the trees was filling with black smoke from burning fuel and plastics.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 101 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 21 Mar 2014
at 05:01
Re: Safari II

Now they seemed to be on the right path Andrew's ducked down from the commanders hatch and familiarized himself with the operation of the turret. He orientates it to face the threat they were moving towards and cocked both machine guns clambering rounds.

He then pops his head up again trying to get a fix on the enemy while his hands rests on the trigger.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1423 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 21 Mar 2014
at 13:19
Re: Safari II
Kelsey shifts her target to the support group.. the grenadier and the SAW gunner, concentrating on the Grenadier first.

Her movements are calm and assured, body relaxed and breathing controlled, as if she was on the range qualifying on pop up targets and not shooting at real men with murder in their eyes.  She was doing her job, and she had been a professional at this job for over a decade.

Inexplicably, mentally or emotionally she was detached from the death she was dealing.  She was in the Van Doos again, training on a target range that had civilian targets as well as threats.  Anti terrorist training.  She'd learned to detach her emotions at times like this so she could focus on the job at hand.  She put behind herself the reason she had joined, the blood of her girlfriend dieing in her arms right in the halls of their university that fateful day in Quebec.  She put behind her her hatred of men who hated women like herself and her girl.  She also put behind her any thoughts of mercy.  These bikers would get none from her.

"Take out their SAW, Corporal."


Bishop-1
Engaging the support group, first the grenadier, then the SAW if he drops.
*C-8 Carbine - 4 spare Mags (5.56 NATO) - round chambered, safe off. - 13/30 rounds spent.
*3 C-13 Frag Grenades  (Attached to webgear)
*2 Smoke grenades (Green/white) (pockets)
*Kevlar body armor.
*Kevlar helmet
*AN/PRC-152 Radio
*Sidearm:  Browning Hi-Power, 2 spare mags

This message was last edited by the player at 05:58, Sat 22 Mar 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 100 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Fri 21 Mar 2014
at 17:49
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 459):

Abbot saw his target crumple and fall to the ground through his magnified optic.  He reached forward and quickly worked the charging handle of the C9 to chamber a new round.

He could hear Sergeant Champlain's methodical fire echoing nearby.

quote:
"Take out their SAW, Corporal."


"Got it!", Abbot replied.

He reacquired his sights and shifted his aim to the support personnel above the culvert. A squeeze of the trigger sent a long burst downrange.

-------------------------------------------------

C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 180/200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)

This message was last edited by the player at 17:33, Sat 22 Mar 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2330 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 07:14
Re: Safari II
The two hostage takers hit the dirt, followed by their prisoners (who swiftly availed themselves of their captors' weapons. Swiftly, Kel and Abbot shifted their fire to the support team on top of the far bank. It was difficult to tell at this range but it seemed likely that both Kel and Abbot were deadly accurate as neither the grenadier nor SW gunner opened up.

Prone but now armed with assault rifles, Tyler and Koldan started yelling at the guys who were left. "Put down your fucking weapons! Get on the fucking ground! Now!" Seeing over half their number getting wiped out in a matter of seconds, and having no place to run, the 4 remaining survivors complied. Smoke from the grenades started to make it difficult to see clearly what was going on.

Meanwhile, Tremblay had gotten the V-100 turned around. He roared down 248 st, then turned right into the driveway at the far bank of the streambed. The tree-lined drive was very long and the sides were overgrown, branches scraped down the sides of the armoured car while twigs and leaves found their way in through the open hatches. They finally stopped in a small clearing with a 2-story frame house, shed, detached garage. Still facing west, towards the house, they could hear gunfire off to their right (north).

Up on the road, the smoke from burning vehicles and smokescreen cut off vision past the middle of the culvert. The V-100 more-or-less vanished from view, heading south.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:13, Tue 25 Mar 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1428 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 11:33
Re: Safari II
"Corporal, cover the hostiles"
Kelsey keys her mike as she covers the support team still, dead or not.

"This is Bishop One.  Hostage situation ended, four tangoes eliminated, no friendlies harmed.  Four Tango prisoners, uncertain if there are more."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1114 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 16:49
Re: Safari II
Roger that, Bishop. Contact Rook element and coordinate rendez-vous. I'm going to meet you as well.

Taras told Darek to move the Cougar forward in order to meet the rest of team


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
Cougar's turret.
C-6 GPMG (100/100)
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (6)
RPO-A (x1)
POMZ-2 (x8)

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1429 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 18:50
Re: Safari II
"Roger, wilco, knight.  Bishop to rook, how close are you to our location?"

Kelsey will spend time organizing people and prisoners, make sure those shot are in fact dead, call in medical if not.  Prisoners searched and well zip tied, and negociate rendezvous
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 103 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 20:15
Re: Safari II

Andrews popped his head out of the turret of the V-100 and kept a 360 degree view of their surroundings. He keyed the microphone on his radio:

Bishop 1, Bishop 4. We are in position South of your current location. We have no visual on your position. Confirm 50 cal sniper is eliminated, over ?"

Tremblay can you give us a bit a space between us and the trees to our right. I will guide you."

He guided him across the clearing to give them a better field of fire if it was needed. He prepared a FRAG grenade and held it at the ready.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:34, Tue 25 Mar 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2332 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 20:25
Re: Safari II
It was getting hard to see with all the smoke in the stream bed.

Kel and Abbot advanced to where the prisoners were located, Koldan and Tyler covering them as they arrived.

They policed up all the captured weapons (including the Barrett rifle) and the 4 living prisoners. The 2 hostage-takers were obviously dead, both sustaining bullet wounds to the head. The sniper was unresponsive and unconscious/dead. The SAW gunner and grenadier were at the top of the bank, not-moving.

The sound of the V-100 pulling up could be heard somewhere to the south, but it couldn't be seen through the wooded bank.

GM Note: It's not clear whether those last 2 bodies, of the support team, were searched. My understanding is it's a fairly significant move so it needs to be explicit.
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 618 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 20:50
Re: Safari II
"Rook to Bishop," Andy answered, "we are the other side of the conduit. How does that correspond to your position, over?"
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1430 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 21:24
Re: Safari II
Andrew Montgomery McRae:
"Rook to Bishop," Andy answered, "we are the other side of the conduit. How does that correspond to your position, over?"


Kelsey moves to where she is next to the big pipe under the road, staying off to one side she yells into it.

"Sounds like we are on either side of this!"

She remained wary of them grenadier and the SAW gunner though, asking someone to go check them out, please, carefully.

"Don't go and get hurt now."  She eyes the captured HA's, changing magazines in her C8 while leaving a round in the chamber.  She knew how many shots she had left, but it is always good to have more.  The spare went into the pouch upside down so she would know it is a short magazine.
helbent4
 GM, 2333 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 22:58
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 470):

It would seem she was right, that Andy and Mac were on the other side of the culvert.

One thing became apparent: the prisoners seemed to actually be ex-military personnel, not obviously bikers. Many ex-soldiers had joined the ranks of the OMGs so it wasn't a clear line, but these men lacked any symbols, patches or other identifying marks. Many did have extensive tattoos but without a closer examination under the clothing none of the ink was of classic biker tats. These were young, fit men with short or shaved hair and clean-shaved or trimmed beards. Plus, their gear seemed to be professionally put together and weapons in good repair.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 103 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 23:07
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 464):

"Covering, Sergeant!", Abbot replied.

He quickly found an position that gave him a clear field of fire while the rest of the team finished securing the area.

"Take a break if you need to. You guys alright?", Abbot asked Tyler and Koldan.

"Can one of you run up top and make sure that asshole with the SAW and his buddy are dead?

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C9A1 w/Elcan scope, 171/200rd soft feed bag, sling, bipod
Sig Sauer P226 9mm (pistol belt)
Kevlar helmet (CADPAT cover, scrim)
Kevlar vest, w/Lvl 3 plates
Web Gear (200rds 5.56mm, 2 P226 mags, 2 frags, 2 smoke)

This message was last edited by the player at 01:46, Wed 26 Mar 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1431 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 23:42
Re: Safari II
Kelsey checks out the prisoners, curious, and makes damn sure they are secured.  She is wearing the markings of Canada's Van Doos.

"Sergeant Champlain, Royal 22nd.  You boys picked the wrong fuckin' team, you know?  The Canadian government is enforcing law on it's territory again, and that hostage bullshit was pure death sentence against any real soldiers, you should have known better.  Who's in charge of this fuckin gong show?"
Tyler Gabriel Hope
 player, 223 posts
 US Army, SGT
 173rd ABN BDE
Wed 26 Mar 2014
at 02:31
Re: Safari II
In reply to Stanley Alistair Abbot (msg # 472):

"Hoo-ah! C'mon Koldan, let's head up the bank."

Tyler picked up his CAR-15 from where it had been dropped by the captor when the surrendered. He changed the carbine's magazine to a fresh one and led up the bank.
Koldan Arkadyevitch Dzhamgerchinov
 NPC, 29 posts
 Former Soviet Pilot
 CSIS/RCMP asset cum UO
Wed 26 Mar 2014
at 02:39
Re: Safari II
In reply to Tyler Gabriel Hope (msg # 474):

Picking up his AKSU-74, Koldan checked its magazine. He then nodded his thanks at Abbot. "Will accompany friend Tyler. Am appreciating you deeply for assistance and freedom."
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 104 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Wed 26 Mar 2014
at 06:23
Re: Safari II
In reply to Koldan Arkadyevitch Dzhamgerchinov (msg # 475):

"I'm just happy that you guys made it. Be sure to check their pockets. Might have useful Intel."

This message was lightly edited by the player at 06:27, Wed 26 Mar 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1115 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Wed 26 Mar 2014
at 06:34
Re: Safari II
Taras instructed Darek to look for the V-100.
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 186 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 05:52
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 477):

Darek stuck his head out the driver's hatch and looked down 248 st using his binoculars. "Sorry, boss. Too much smoke from burning vehicles and trees on the road. We could move up, I guess?"
helbent4
 GM, 2334 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 06:23
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Kelsey checks out the prisoners, curious, and makes damn sure they are secured.  She is wearing the markings of Canada's Van Doos.

"Sergeant Champlain, Royal 22nd.  You boys picked the wrong fuckin' team, you know?  The Canadian government is enforcing law on it's territory again, and that hostage bullshit was pure death sentence against any real soldiers, you should have known better.  Who's in charge of this fuckin gong show?"


The captured mercs looked at each other, obviously realising they were in deep shit.

One of them, a skinny white guy with a thin mustache and a Southern accent, replied, "ah, well if that don't beat all to shit. They tole us you were marauders. We didn't even know there was a Canadian government, anyways! This is like Indian country up here, you know? Lawless. We were hired to help the folks around here out, on account there were bands of marauders, looters, New America, all runnin' around. I swear, we didn't know."

"Our leader's that guy there, in the Ghillie suit. His name is Brownstone. Not sure if he's dead or not."

Koldan Arkadyevitch Dzhamgerchinov
 NPC, 30 posts
 Former Soviet Pilot
 CSIS/RCMP asset cum UO
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 06:26
Re: Safari II
Stanley Alistair Abbot:
In reply to Koldan Arkadyevitch Dzhamgerchinov (msg # 475):

"I'm just happy that you guys made it. Be sure to check their pockets. Might have useful Intel."


"Am confirming these men are dead. Like, being shot-in-face dead. Courtesy of yourself and Segeant Champain?"

Squatting down, Koldan proceeded to check for documents. "Hold on. Am finding US military ID. American money."
Tyler Gabriel Hope
 player, 224 posts
 US Army, SGT
 173rd ABN BDE
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 06:33
Re: Safari II
In reply to Koldan Arkadyevitch Dzhamgerchinov (msg # 480):

Hearing the V-100 pull up, Tyler asked Koldan to keep what he was doing. "I hope that ain't reinforcements or some kind of extraction for these clowns."

He walked up a fading path towards the farm house where the V-100 was idling. Concealed, he spied the V-100 but couldn't determine who was manning it.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1116 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 06:41
Re: Safari II
Yes, go down the road to see where are our guys.
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1432 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 19:35
Re: Safari II
helbent4:
"ah, well if that don't beat all to shit. They tole us you were marauders. We didn't even know there was a Canadian government, anyways! This is like Indian country up here, you know? Lawless. We were hired to help the folks around here out, on account there were bands of marauders, looters, New America, all runnin' around. I swear, we didn't know."

"Our leader's that guy there, in the Ghillie suit. His name is Brownstone. Not sure if he's dead or not."


Kelsey glances at the man she and Abbott shot to see if he is still actively bleeding or not.  "Except we know he knows better.  Good story, hope you can sell it.  We've been hunting that spook for months now, he's wanted by the police for murder."

Kelsey herself is marked in thick tribal tattoos, and muscular for a woman.  "Oh, I am Van Doo, but I am attached to a police unit.  This fuckin op is all Mounties mates, consider yourself under arrest.  So who has my fuckin radio, that's government property.  Don't add more charges to your asses."
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 104 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Thu 27 Mar 2014
at 22:54
Re: Safari II

Andrew's keys his microphone on his radio as he looks further south for signs of the enemy:

"Knight, Bishop and Rook this is Bishop-4. We are in position to the south in a residential compound with the V-100. To the left of 248 Street about ** meters from the culvert, down a drive. Orders ?

This message was last edited by the player at 00:24, Fri 28 Mar 2014.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1433 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 04:59
Re: Safari II
Kelsey broadcasts, listening for the captured radio (unless it was already re-acquired)

"This is Bishop One, the captives were told our police force are marauders, so they say.  Locking down four for stories, five tangos apparently deceased.  We are in the hole by the culvert, getting ready to head up."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1117 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 05:51
Re: Safari II
Roger that. On our way!

This message was last edited by the player at 16:12, Fri 28 Mar 2014.

Tyler Gabriel Hope
 player, 224 posts
 US Army, SGT
 173rd ABN BDE
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 07:12
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 484):

Recognising Andrews in the turret of the captured V-100, Tyler called out, "Andrews! Friendly! It's me, Tyler! Don't shoot!"

Holding his CAR-15 above his head until he was sure Andrews recognised him, he advanced out of the brush. "Things are under control back there. There are four dead bad buys, five prisoners."

This message was last updated by the GM at 07:12, Fri 28 Mar 2014.

helbent4
 GM, 2338 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 07:30
Re: Safari II
Kelsey Sarah Champlain:
Kelsey glances at the man she and Abbott shot to see if he is still actively bleeding or not.  "Except we know he knows better.  Good story, hope you can sell it.  We've been hunting that spook for months now, he's wanted by the police for murder."

Kelsey herself is marked in thick tribal tattoos, and muscular for a woman.  "Oh, I am Van Doo, but I am attached to a police unit.  This fuckin op is all Mounties mates, consider yourself under arrest.  So who has my fuckin radio, that's government property.  Don't add more charges to your asses."


After checking the sniper she determines he isn't dead, but he is unconscious. He has multiple gunshot wounds, including a flesh wound to the thigh and torso. More serious is a bullet wound to the pelvic area, and 2 to the chest. Although he didn't appear to be bleeding out quickly he would definitely require serious medical attention or eventually die.

Examining the captured gear, Kel noted that not only did they have Tyler's captured PRC-77, which allowed them to listen in to tactical comms, but they had a digital AN/PRC-114 SINCGARS set of their own.

The prisoners at that point seemed to come to an unspoken agreement to shut the hell up.

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:35, Fri 28 Mar 2014.

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 187 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 07:34
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 486):

"Roger that, advancing."

He put the Cougar into gear, rolling down the incline. Smoke and flame was everywhere. Carefully, he threaded in between the burning vehicles. Emerging from the other side, they saw the road was clear to the south. The V-100 looked like it had pulled off into a driveway on the right, past the streambed.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1118 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 16:18
Re: Safari II
Taras was on top of  the turret with a firm grasp of the machine gun just in case:

Pull by the tankette! We need to fing our friends...
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1434 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 16:47
Re: Safari II
After checking the sniper Kelsey adds to her transmit.  She gives a radio back to the men and secures the sincgars, checking the settings as she transmits back to Taras and all.

"This is Bishop One, have confirmed enemy commander is captured and in serious medical condition, request evac and medical to my position.  Confirm four healthy prisoners, four dead, one wounded of the Tangos."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1119 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 19:19
Re: Safari II
Good job, Bishop 1. Am coming.

The Sargent told  Darek:

Not too bad, eh?
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 106 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Fri 28 Mar 2014
at 20:30
Re: Safari II
Tyler Gabriel Hope:
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 484):

Recognising Andrews in the turret of the captured V-100, Tyler called out, "Andrews! Friendly! It's me, Tyler! Don't shoot!"

Holding his CAR-15 above his head until he was sure Andrews recognised him, he advanced out of the brush. "Things are under control back there. There are four dead bad buys, five prisoners."


Andrews raises his arm in greeting.

"All right mate. Seem to be expanding my garage. How are you doing ?"
Tyler Gabriel Hope
 player, 224 posts
 US Army, SGT
 173rd ABN BDE
Sat 29 Mar 2014
at 06:44
Re: Safari II
Thomas Matthew Andrews:
Andrews raises his arm in greeting.

"All right mate. Seem to be expanding my garage. How are you doing ?"


"Oh, so far, so good! Nice ride. I thought you were more of these clowns come to back their buddies up! Nice to see a friendly face.

He perked up when he heard the Cougar turning off the road, then saw it approaching through the overgrown driveway.

"Hey, someone's coming up behind you. Oh, hey, looks like Taras and Darek."

As the team had picked up the Cougar after Tyler and Koldan had gone undercover, he didn't recognise the vehicle at first.

This message was last updated by the GM at 06:44, Sat 29 Mar 2014.

Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 187 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Sat 29 Mar 2014
at 06:47
Re: Safari II
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko:
Good job, Bishop 1. Am coming.

The Sargent told  Darek:

Not too bad, eh?


Darek looked back (and up) at Taras. "No kidding! That was some nice shooting. I saw a couple bodies back there, their luck ran out."

He turned right, into the wooded driveway, then pulled up behind the V-100 as it sat idling in front of a neglected private dwelling.

This message was last updated by the player at 06:47, Sat 29 Mar 2014.

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 107 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Sat 29 Mar 2014
at 07:50
Re: Safari II
In reply to Tyler Gabriel Hope (msg # 494):

"There were a few vehicles missing from the road once the Cougar had finished so I would expect some are still floating around."

Andrew's gave another look around behind the APC he was in.

"Lets hope the fight has gone out of them."
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1435 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Sat 29 Mar 2014
at 15:46
Re: Safari II
Kelsey posts guards out in a 360 perimeter, and will search the wounded man and perform first aid prior to meeting Taras.

"Spread out, one man on the prisoner, and them on their knees.  I will check out their OC.  I want a perimeter!  Move it."

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:39, Sat 29 Mar 2014.

Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 105 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Sat 29 Mar 2014
at 16:46
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 497):

"I've got them, Sergeant.", said Abbot, acknowledging her order.

"OK, assholes. Over there. Move.", he said pointing back down the gully.

Corporal Abbot directed the prisoners away from the culvert about 10 meters towards the forest and up against the steep gully wall. They were spaced out about 2 meters apart.

"On your knees. Cross your feet. No talking unless spoken to. If anyone runs, fights or holds out a weapon or contraband; all of you will be punished for that man's actions.  Tell me now if you don't think you can trust your buddies."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1120 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Sun 30 Mar 2014
at 23:55
Re: Safari II
After arriving on site and parking next to the V-100, Taras climbed out of the turret and landed with a sigh of relief. The turret of the Cougar was a small fighting compartment and the relentless fighting had filled with "combat fumes" the receptacle giving the Ukrainian a natural cammo'ed face. The mixture of cordite, smoke and sweat accentuated around the eyes.

By pushing the latch button on the butt-stock he released the folding metal 'skeleton' stock. He verified the status of the chamber. It was properly fed by standard russian ammo. The fire selector set on full auto. Cradling the AKS-74U over the vest and liftchik, he went to look out for the action.

Darek, keep an eye on the vehicles.


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 108 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 00:23
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 499):

Andrew's looked down from the V-100 turret and asks Tara:

Are there still some merc's running around ? Heard some radio chatter about a couple still in the culvert."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1121 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 01:08
Re: Safari II
Andrew! How's going, man? I heard about Kel taking prisoners. I guess we can "rendez-vous" with them around here to provide escort...Oh well, give'er a call to see what she needs...

The Staff Sargent was checking his surroundings. A great deal of devastation rained down over the vehicles. Fire and smoke was spreading to a extent but no more shootings were heard.



Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 109 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 01:21
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 501):

"Right you are."

Andrew's again gets on his radio and calls Kelsey up:

"Bishop 1 this is Bishop 4, We are in position to your South I have Tyler, Bishop 2 and Knight here also. What do you need from us ? Knight 6 is moving to your position now. Over"
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1436 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 11:48
Re: Safari II
"This is Bishop 1.  I have Five prisoners, one wounded bad.  Four bishops and two rooks.  I will march us out when first aid is done"

Kelsey makes sure the wounded sniper has at least wounds dressed before ordering the captives to carry the man up out of the culvert under close guard while the rest perform overwatch.

She will come up with them to meet with Taras herself.

"Good calls Taras, good work.  Any news on the hotel element yet?  Want me to radio relief force with a sitrep?  My tangoes siad they thought we were marauders, so thier commanders are doing some fancy lieing."
Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 619 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
 Master Sniper (Sergeant)
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 15:10
Re: Safari II
"Kel," Andy yelled down the tube, "do you want us to join you or go and get our jeep?"
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1437 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 15:28
Re: Safari II
"let's all meet up with Taras and go from there!"
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1122 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 16:32
Re: Safari II
Most excellent Bishop! I don't have news on Hotel. Rendez-vous with me. We'll prepare the APC for evacuation and the Cougar for armed escort. Then, will meet with the rest of the team at thee crossroad. Feel free to radio contact

The situation was getting well under control.

So there we go, Andrews. Make some room in your ride for the prisoners, etc. I have to do some clean up too!


Staff Sargent Taras V. Shevchenko - Knight element
AKS-74U (30/30) +4 mags
S&W 5946 (15/15) +2 mags
Handgrenade RG-5 (x6)

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1438 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 18:08
Re: Safari II
After shuffling her group up to meet Taras she will makes sure things are in order first.

"We need to pick up my hummer and get ready to meet the reinforcements, probably should sitrep with hq.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 110 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Mon 31 Mar 2014
at 19:41
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 506):

"Right you are, once we get to the crossroad we will move some of the booty over to the second Humvee."

He crouches down in the turret and lets Tremblay know what was going on and to follow the Cougar when it moves. Then he moves the M2 and the AT-4 so that people can sit inside. As he is doing that he checks over the V-100 for any other weapons or intel.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 106 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 05:34
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 505):

"You guys go ahead.  I'll keep watch on these guys.", Abbot shouted back.  He took a few steps back and positioned the culvert to his back.  This enabled him to watch both the prisoners and the approach from the west.
Darek Sochacki
 NPC, 188 posts
 RCMP Auxiliary Force
 Constable
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 06:15
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 499):

"Keep an eye on the vehicles? Sure thing, Boss!"

After Taras climbed out, Darek climbed up into the Cougar's turret.
Wayne Lo
 NPC, 59 posts
 Royal Canadian Navy
 Able Seaman
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 06:18
Re: Safari II
In reply to Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko (msg # 506):

Back at the market, Wayne was listening to the radio chatter.

"Knight 6 from Knight 2.

"SITREP as follows: Bishop-3 has stabilised the wounded Hotel elements for transport. 2 prisoners remain under armed guard. Just waiting for transport, but we still have the captured Humvee and tank."

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:24, Tue 01 Apr 2014.

Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1123 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 07:00
Re: Safari II
Hoorah! Roget that.
helbent4
 GM, 2343 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 07:13
Re: Safari II
The prisoners weren't giving Abbot any trouble. However, something about that seemed to be a little off. If anything, they seemed too disciplined for bikers. They even seemed a little too disciplined for ex-soldiers-turned mercs. Although their clothing was a mishmash of BDU pants or shirts (in US Woodland camo pattern) with black t-shirts and blue jeans over combat boots, it was in clean and mended shape, considering the recent thrashing about in the woods and splashing through the stream. Weapons were in top shape, not new (of course) but well-maintained.

Not all prisoners were itching to start trouble; typically, when they surrendered it was for what they thought was a good reason and after giving up mentally as well as physically. These men seemed to be cooperating, yet still waiting for something.

Kel examined the mercs' OC (Officer Commanding). She pulled back the hood of his Ghillie suit and then the balaclava. She was immediately confronted by his extensive facial tattooing, one of the known features of one of their primary targets, Mr. Brownstone. His personal gear under the Ghillie suit was about what one would expect: US pattern LBE, M9 pistol, older-style Tiger-Stripe cammies. He still seemed to be unconscious, soon she would have to move him to Hawke or have Hawke come there to treat him to save his life.

Tremblay hopped out of the V-100. He assisted Taras, Kel and Abbot in moving the 4 conscious and 1 unconscious prisoners up the south bank to where the vehicles waited, idling, beside a 2-story rural family dwelling There were a couple small sub-buildings, and they were all surrounded by woods. A driveway led out towards what Kel and Abbot assumed was 248 st.

The V-100 presented a serious challenge to transportation. It would be very crowded with Kel, Abbot, Andrews, Tremblay, 5 prisoners (1 unconscious) and gear inside, including a captured M2HB, ammunition and an AT-4 rocket. In her opinion, controlling the prisoners would be difficult should they decide to resist. On the bright side, the 4 conscious prisoners seemed to be cooperating.

So far, there was no reply from the reaction element that was on the way from New West. As it was about a half hour's cautious drive, they wouldn't expect to see anyone for another 20 minutes, at least. And there was still considerable interference on the radio, it was important to note this did not end with the elimination of the enemy force element. Their assigned analogue frequencies were still being jammed, and even the long-range digital net was hit-and-miss.
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 111 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 07:25
Re: Safari II

While he was waiting for the others to return with the prisoners Andrews did some poking around the residence they had parked next to. He made sure to let Knight element know what he was doing as he walked around the structures looking for resent disturbance, rifle at the ready.
helbent4
 GM, 2345 posts
 aka Tony
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 07:45
Re: Safari II
In reply to Thomas Matthew Andrews (msg # 514):

The house looked like it had been recently occupied and was in good repair. For that matter, it might still be occupied, its owners too afraid to stick their heads out with all the explosions and gunfire in the extremely close proximity.

After helping wrangle the prisoners, Tyler and Koldan headed past him to 248st to get Tyler's vintage Dodge Charger, parked a half-block south. (Although, in farm country a block was a fair ways.)
Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 1439 posts
 3/CSR - DRI
 CF Sergeant
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 10:19
Re: Safari II
Kelsey would send two of her men back to get their HMMWV and the other two would remain to watch the prisoners.

"They are waiting for something, maybe a chance to escape, maybe they have more friends.  They might even be US troops operating in our country.  Too tidy."
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 1126 posts
 RCMP UBC Detachment
 Staff Sergeant
Tue 1 Apr 2014
at 16:28
Re: Safari II
We are going to need that humvee used by the RPG team. I need two volunteers to bring it here!
Thomas Matthew Andrews
 player, 112 posts
 Fleet Protection Group RM
Wed 2 Apr 2014
at 04:43
Re: Safari II
In reply to helbent4 (msg # 515):

Andrew's did not want to disturb the inhabitants of the house any more then they had all ready. He returned to the cougar and let Knight know he thought the house was occupied and that he was joining the main group at the culvert.

He made his way through the trees and linked up with the others. Andrew's gave Kel a SITREP of their movements and enemy contact. He then went for a look at the culvert he had nearly fell in front of. He looked up at the chain linked fence he was climbing over and let out a low whistle as he saw the height.

He then decided to have a closer look and with his rifle at the shoulder enters the pipe. He lets all call signs know his intention over the radio before heading in.
Stanley Alistair Abbot
 player, 108 posts
 1/RMRR
 Infanteer
Wed 2 Apr 2014
at 07:03
Re: Safari II
In reply to Kelsey Sarah Champlain (msg # 516):

"Yeah, I saw it too. They either know something or they're up to something. It might be a good idea to split them up.", Abbot said in agreement.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:11, Wed 02 Apr 2014.