Safari II.   Posted by helbent4.Group: 0
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.