Safari II.   Posted by helbent4.Group: 0
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.

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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."

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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)
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.