Safari II.   Posted by helbent4.Group: 0
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.

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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?"