Safari II.   Posted by helbent4.Group: 0
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>

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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, 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.