Reference Information.   Posted by helbent4.Group: 0
 GM, 89 posts
 aka Tony
Thu 17 Jan 2008
at 16:00
OOC: Reference Information
This thread is for maps, gathered info, equipment (team and personal) and radio call-signs.

Christopher Little Hawk MacDonald
 player, 8 posts
 1/RMR - DRI
Fri 18 Jan 2008
at 11:29
Personal Equipment
Basic Kit:

1x FN (C1A1) +  6 spare magazines and 180 loose rounds 7.62mm NATO (webbing, pockets, pack)
1x Hi-Power (HP-35) + 2 spare magazines 9mm (pistol belt)

1x Kevlar helmet (net covering, scrim)
1x Kevlar vest
1x OD Green combats
1x Bandanna (camouflage)

Combat webbing/Pockets:

1x Knife
1x Flashlight (plus spare batteries)
1x Holster with 2 spare Hi-Power magazines
1x 1st Aid kit
2x Ammo pouches with 4 spare FN magazines (2 more spares are in fatigue pockets)
6x C13 fragmentation grenades (in grenade pouches)
2x HC Smoke (Orange/Red)
3x Days rations IMPs
1x Fishing Gear (line, hooks, lures)
2x Canteens
1x Motorola walkie-talkie (plus spare batteries)
1x E-Tool


1x Gas mask
1x Spare set of Combats
1x OD Boonie hat
1x Baseball cap (Kamloops Blazers)
1x Sleeping bag
1x Poncho/shelter-half
180 Loose rounds of 7.62mm.
1x AN/PVS-504 NVGs (plus spare batteries)
1x Canon binoculars 7x magnification
1x 25x Image Intensifier/Laser RF
1x Towel, toiletries
1x Tobacco pouch, rolling papers, lighter, matches
1x Set camouflage face paint tubes
2x M72 LAW rockets

His skill set is reconnaissance and combat medic, with hunting, fishing and small boat handling thrown in.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:34, Wed 09 May 2012.

Kelsey Sarah Champlain
 player, 7 posts
 3/RSR - DRI
Fri 18 Jan 2008
at 11:34
Personal Equipment
Basic Kit:

1x C8 carbine +  6 spare magazines and 180 loose rounds 5.56mm NATO (webbing, pockets, pack)

1x Kevlar helmet (net covering, scrim)
1x Kevlar vest
1x OD Green combats
1x OD Green bandanna

Combat webbing:

1x Knife
1x Flashlight (plus spare batteries)
1x 1st Aid kit
2x ammo pouches with 6 spare NATO STANAG 5.56mm magazines
6x C13 fragmentation grenades
2x HC Smoke (Green/White)
3x days rations IMPs
2x canteens
1x PRC-77 radio, spare battery, long-range antenna


1x AN/PVS-504 NVGs
1x Gas mask
1x Spare set of OD Combats
1x OD Boonie hat
1x Baseball cap (UVic Vikings)
1x Sleeping bag
1x Towel, toiletry kit
1x Poncho/shelter-half
180 Loose rounds of 5,56mm NATOmm.
1x Carton Player's Light cigarettes, matches, 3 disposable lighters.

Her primary skill set is Signaller and mechanic, with some skill in Heavy Gun and Autogun.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:18, Wed 12 Jan 2011.

Zhang Rachel Lee
 player, 20 posts
 RCMP E Division
 Staff Sergeant (Brevet)
Sun 20 Jan 2008
at 10:13
Re: Personal Equipment
MP5A3 smg (w/light) + 6 Mags
S&W 5946 + 2 Mags
Remington 870 Shotgun
Frag Grenades 2
Halligan Entry Tool
Tactical Radio
1995 Era Digital Camera
Pers Med Kit
Nylon Rope 4m
Carabiners X4
Emergency Rescue Para-Flare
CS Grenades (Box) 2 Carried
MC Smoke Grenades 2 Carried
NICO Thunderflash 2 Carried

This message was last edited by the player at 21:19, Wed 12 Jan 2011.

Robert Duncan Fox
 player, 28 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
Mon 21 Jan 2008
at 10:29
Re: Personal Equipment
C7A1 with C79 Optical Sight 1
M72 2
Fragmentation Grenades 4
HC Smoke Grenades 2
WP Smoke Grenades 2
Bayonet 1

5.56mmN Magazines (Loaded) 6
5.56mmN Loose 180

Starlight Scope (unmounted) 1
.5km Radio 1
Gas Mask 1
Compass 1
Binoculars 1
Flashlight (angled standard issue) 1
Night Vision Goggles (AN/PVS-504) 1
Geiger Counter 1
Chem Detector Kit 10
Chemical Sniffer 1
Personal Med Kit 3
Snow Shoes 1
Multi-tool 1
Duct Tape Roll (1/2 used)
Compact Fishing Kit 1
String 1
Rucksack 1
Shelter Half 1
Webbing 1
Sleeping Bag 1

Combat Uniform Set (Olive Drab) 2
Kevlar Helmet (w/ scrim) 1
Kevlar Vest 1
Thermal Clothing Set 1
Bush Hat 1
Toque 1
Leather Gloves 1
Airborne Beret 1

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:20, Wed 12 Jan 2011.

Andrew Montgomery McRae
 player, 18 posts
 1/CAR - DRI
Tue 22 Jan 2008
at 15:00
Re: Personal Equipment
C8A1 carbine (Reflex sight, tac-light, foregrip) + 6 spare magazines
C3A1 Parker-Hale (10x Unertl telescopic sight, ELCAN Black Cat Vision Optics, bipod) + 6 Spare mags
Browning HP-35 $150 w/ 3 full mags 9mm P

WP Grenade (2x)
C13 Fragmentation Grenades (6x)
HC Smoke Grenades (2x)
Ghillie Suit
Padded carrying/drag-bag for C3A1
.5km hand radio (Motorola)
Claymore directional mine

Personal medkit
6x Binoculars/Laser Rangefinders w/ tripod
IR Goggles
Nomex Flyer's Gloves
Magnetic Compass
Flashlight (IR attachment)

OD Green Touque, Boonie hat
OD Green Combats, Parachute smock
Canadian camo pattern boonie cap
Civilian hiking clothes (for undercover ops; Storm Rider denim jacket, Levis, sotton shirt, bandanna, baseball cap.)
Pack (sleeping bag, toiletries, spare set Combats, sleeping bag, raingear)

Case of 600 rounds 7.62mm N (match)
Case of 840 rounds 5.56mm N

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:23, Tue 22 Jan 2008.

 GM, 116 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 25 Jan 2008
at 07:11
Building Map

 Office (Windows overlooking
 ________________ Floor and outside
\ Lee X 
X Fox ____ 
2 Children

This message was last edited by the GM at 07:20, Fri 25 Jan 2008.

 GM, 168 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 6 Feb 2008
at 07:27
Re: Tactical Overview
Route Map #3

Note: the fence goes north along Camosun.
 GM, 181 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 13 Feb 2008
at 17:15
Re: Tactical Overview
The Chairperson of the Council that governed the community at UBC known as the Faculty was Angela Kwan, former Dean of Law. She was conservatively dressed in a skirt and suit.

The head of the Faculty's volunteer militia and the deputy chair was Alain Belanger. He was a short friendly balding man with a neatly trimmed salt-and-pepper beard and intelligent eyes. He allowed that he was in the army, and had been forced to remember lessons learned decades ago in the 60's and 70's. Before the war he had been Dean of Criminology, although he admitted he also had a degree in history. A walkie-talkie radio peeked out of his suit pocket.

The Sikh, Sgt. Khandola, was of course the senior NCO and detachment commander. After talking to him Rachel was somewhat surprised that he was not a career Mountie but had immigrated to Canada in the early 90's after serving in the Indian army for over a decade.

Judy Salter was a large long-haired middle-aged hippie-looking woman in a tie-dyed long dress. As a former professor of Agriculture, her department was of course key in feeding the community. She was proud of the community's self-sufficiency, use of renewable resoureces and low environmental footprint.

Running the Supplies/Logistics department was Shoji Kasawa, a former professor of economics. Salvage crews, recycling, fuel generation, all was under his careful watch and resource management. Head shaved, he wore sandals, panama shorts and a short-sleeved shirt.

The Maintenance/mechanics department was run by Eldar Oeleksyn, a wiry fellow and Ukrainian who immigrated to Canada before the war. He had been a professor of physics but knew quite a bit about mechanics. His department kept the Faculty's fleet of vehicles and various sources of power running, oversaw waste management, road repairs, and performed the many tasks that kept the Faculty in business.

Lastly was Paul Tremblay, a long-haired and bearded Computer Science graduate student. His small and specialised department was Communications. This included not only the radios used for communications, but UBC's commercial radio and TV transmitters (currently non-functional), telecommunications network and computer network.
 GM, 186 posts
 aka Tony
Fri 15 Feb 2008
at 13:59
Re: Tactical Overview
 There is no war here. The situation is what we call "balanced opposition". Groups hold each other in check through group unity and mutual deterrence. This different groups or communities around the Lower Mainland have responsability for the defense of the members. This is where deterrence lies, in the balance. Individuals do not face groups, and small groups do not face large groups. This way we have a more or less peaceful area but anarchic anyways.

Taras was trying to let the words sink. Not an easy endevour.

Of course there is no Courts, Police other than what you'll see here or Army to maintain control of these groups. Our community is based on a democratic basis but we are aware than some of the other "neighbourhoods" have tended to rule tyrannically. The arrival of the good weather may bring complications and we want to act fast.

Taking one of the papers given by Ms Kwan he continued:

The Faculty has the moral and ethical authority to begin a program to unify the people and give them a form of Government and restore their rights as Canadians citizens. The Council contacted the Federal Government and was granted initial support in the form guys...

Taras paused a bit to look at their faces. Then he looked at the sheet:

Here is the plan that the Faculty is willing to put to work:

Step #1: To establish the legal frame that will legitimate this mission. This will be done by the implementation of the British Columbia Patriotic Act. A document that, as we speak, is been elaborated by the team of Law School Professors, and will reflect the measures to reach the objectives of pacification, normalization and ratification of the integration into a Federal system with the rest of provinces and territories of Canada.

Step #2: Identify the communities of residents, survivors, refugees, etc and identify their leaders.

Step #3: Conduct a census or Vital Statistics record of every person belonging to such communities. In order to guarantee the transparency and accountability of this process the local media of the Faculty will be present. So expect to ride along...

Step #4: Implement an electoral process in order to validate the mandate of these identified leaders and get recognition as civilian authorities. They will guarantee the safe return of refugees and the respect of the civil liberties.

Step #5: Create a referendum between the leadership in order to accept, modify if necessary and extend throughout the province of British Columbia the mentioned BC Patriotic Act. This will include the acceptance of the Council as a legitimate base of democratic process and the acceptance of Ms Kwan as a provisional Lt Governor for the province.

Taras stare briefly towards Angela. She didn't react.

Now. Your mission will be to help to implement this plan. We need your help to recon the different areas where the scarce population is located and provide as much information as possible. This will include contact with their leaders and negotiation. Some paperwork will be provided to help achieve this. We have lists with the amount of services that the University is able to provide and also blank forms for the Vital Stats.

Just a reminder. This is the City of Vancouver. This is Canada. The respect for the life and property of the citizens of this country is the most important thing. Everything that we destroy will have to be reconstructed and we are full accountable for that. We'll go into more detail regarding the different groups that we are aware that live in the Lower Mainland. It will show to you. The Faculty is willing to provide you with food and shelter for free. But a long stay may need of your cooperation in terms of offering security to the premises since the local force still struggling with their tasks.

"We have some general intelligence on factions and groups in the Lower Mainland. It is somewhat out of date."

"For most of the last year we concentrated on salvaging materials from the local neighborhoods, consolidating the community here and establishing our security perimeter."

"It was an unfortunate trade-off. Concentrating close to home has left us with serious gaps in our knowledge further afield. This is the reason that your HQ has primarily tasked you for reconnaissance."

He paused to let that sink in, then continued.

"As part of a long-term program, we just sent a meteorology team to monitor water levels up-river, but they are instructed not to interact with anyone and keep out of sight. We have contact with many people in neighboring Kits and of course the Musqueam band. That is the extent of our forays and contacts."

"Of course, we will willingly share all the information we have on file."

"Out of a total population of 1000 (about half of whom live here at UBC), we have a part-time volunteer militia of 120, led by the RCMP, armed with hunting weapons and pistols. For heavy weapons, we only have the one RPG and a GPMG that Taras has donated for community defence."

The Japanese professor, Kasawa picked up from there.

"Resource-wise we have all that you ask, and we will willingly share what we have."

"During the early part of the war much government matériel was stockpiled here, as this was to be a major nexus for recovery in case of natural disaster or nuclear attack. Although most of the military supplies were moved when the city was evacuated, we retained much in the way of communications equipment and other supplies.

"At this time our only real shortages are in weapons, ammunition, and warm bodies."

"We are not cloistered academics, cowering from the cruel world. We are willing to risk much to help restore order in the Lower Mainland, because there is a narrow optimal window for national recovery and once it closes, it will remain closed for a decade or more."

"Specifically as to what we can offer to other communities, we possess a knowledge base for instruction in many fields. Some medical supplies and advanced equipment (including a PET scanner courtesy of the physicists at TRIUMF), and of course the university teaching hospital. We are self-sufficient in terms of food, but do not have a large surplus."

"We have been quite successful in salvaging electronics like radios and computer equipment. Much that people assumed was damaged by EMP was in fact not, although it was of course without power. At this time establishing a telecommunications system is seen as an important first step in introducing social and political cohesion."

"There are several thousand litres of wood-grain alcohol available in storage. As well as a type of fuel known as "bio-diesel", which should be as good as the real thing."

"Some of the engineers have been working on an alcohol-powered light aircraft engine and a smaller one for a remote control drone, but so far no airframes on which to mount them or even complete the tests. They will probably end up making those from scratch. We do have a fair number of small watercraft, some made at the Celtic shipyard, as it happens."

Lee's colleague Sgt. Khandola offered, "I can show you around the campus detachment. There are naturally some holding facilities there. Before the war detainees would have been transferred to Richmond or Vancouver, of course, so we had to build some cells for our own use."
 GM, 215 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 3 Mar 2008
at 08:45
Strategic Overview
The attitude of the ex Soviet combatant was visibly different from the previous days. Somehow the old Officer was showing again. Neatly pressed uniform and headgear. Flap holster on his right hip, trimmed facial hair and energetic posture reflected quite a departure from yesterday.

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen! The tone of the voice commanding business.

The University of British Columbia has been a lonely oasis compared to the lack of accountability for the rest of the Lower Mainland. For quite a long time the Council, with me included, has been developping a program to implement and restore normal life. Due to the lack of personnel, weather conditions and proper contact with the Federal authorities this was not possible.

He was standing next to a map of the city. For effect, sometimes pointed with an extended hand to the explicit location mentioned.

Now that we have your presence here and the authority given by Ottawa and Duncan in the Island, we have the ability to start doing the job

A sip on the juice cleared his throat.

Thankfully we are fully aware of the geographic conditions of the City. We have plenty of maps for that. But, regrettably we lack understanding of the human terrain . A throughout and current understanding of the individuals and their communities is necessary in order to win the support of the Government that we represent and allowing this authority to meet their needs. To gain this information we have in mind three different types of approach:

#1 - By intelligence operatives. He paused and looked at the sharpshooter member of the team. In this case this will be you, sir. We are going to need a good soldier with excellent observations skills to provide first hand account of certain areas to guarantee a minimum of security for the team before moves in.

#2 - By operators on patrol. Taras looked in the eyes of all the crew. This is pretty obvious. We'll meet the people and will ask questions. Lots of them.

#3 - By or from the population directly. The ex Officer pointed towards the window. Implementation of Vancouver I.R.O.N. Project will facilitate insight in the communities. By the way I.R.O.N. stands for Integrated Reconstruction Operating Network.

He took a seat at the edge of one of the tables.

As you can see this acknowledges the role of traditional military intelligence but then goes beyond it.

The he looked, for no apparent reason, towards Rachel:

Media will be embedded at all times .

The most elemental way to learn about the population is to carry out a registry census. That, sirs, means that we are going to take names . Lots of them.

The core of this registry-census will be five basic lines:

At this point Taras expected that somebody will be taking some notes.

#1 - A basic census: who lives where, sex, age, birth place, marital status, etc.

#2 - Relationship of the individuals. We are talking families. The basic elements to form communities.

#3 - Health. We need to know mobility status for evacuations, medical conditions, routine medical attention, emergencies, etc.

#4 - Work . How this people make a living. We are aware of commerce centres around the Lower Mainland but we need every bit of info on this to gain the pulse in the current economic activity in the Lower Mainland.

#5 - License. We need to gather information about people licensed to: drive, hunt, fish, operate heavy machinery, etc. This will include a weapons registry.

Another sip went through...

Besides this we are going to need extra intel on status of buildings and incidents as in crimes, etc.

This will form the base for a next step that will be the creation of a PIC or Provincial Identification Card. At this point we can count with a Picture ID type but we are also willing to create a fingerprint database as well. This step is already in progress with the native band. We have created a NIC or Native Identification Card . So the girls at the printing shop are having a good time with our PIC/NIC program!

Taras couldn't help a laugh. Only to recover the seriousness of the briefing.

During the contact with the locals we are going to encourage the use of the telephone land lines available in order to keep UBC informed of any new occurrence as part of the mentioned "IRON" program.

Taras was now imitating the gestures of a cameraman.

The TV crew will be present. We need it for several reasons: First is accountability. We need to know any time a weapon is cocked and locked, we need to record any critical event and use this taping to analize the patrol conducted, we'll learn lessons with that. Cameras will inhibit unwanted behaviour. And we'll meet people of interest as well.

Taras stopped for a while. Damn, I need a cigarette .

As you can see we are going to gather lots of information from diferent sources. From our own military intelligence undercover. Again he pointed towards the sniper. From our patrols and the media embedded and finally through the communities as well. All this information will flow under IRON and will serve the purpose of creating not only a registered census but also offer the services that the UBC can provide. .

Taras took a piece of paper from one of his pockets.

These services are:

- 911: Fire, Ambulance and Police.
- Management and administration of established communities.
- Transportation.
- Health services beyond medical emergencies.
- Environmental services.
- Laundry and billeting. Oh yes!
- Equipment maintenance. From small appliances to urban infrastructure.
- Food inspection.
- Communications access and maintenance.
- Power supply and distribution to a limited extent.
- Limited water supply and or water treatment.
- Construction. At this point only at repair levels.
- Waste management.
- Facilities, roads and grounds maintenance.
- Licensing for driving, hunting, fishing, etc.
- Correctional/Penitenciary. Well, it truly is a service for the City.
- Issue of PIC/NIC cards.

This is what the Council and the UBC has to offer. As you can see we are not going out there asking a lot without also offering a lot. Your job is to convey this and win the hearts and minds of the survivors, refugees and whoever is out there and bring the city to a normal status.

Pausing for another gulp of lemonade he continued:

Profesor Alain will give you more detail in the ROEs. Just to let you know that depending on heavy armor or aggressive raids will have a low pay off. But if necessary, we are ready to act with lethal force according to the threat and our capabilities. There will be ROEs for civilians, RCMP and Military. I hope you can understand this. We are on the side of the Law and we have to use it as a tool for our own benefit and the public we are trying to serve.

Ladies and Gentlemen. Take a minute to think about it before you start with the questions. I belive it is more clear now for you what we have in hands. I expect to give you some answers but the real answer has to come from you. Please, feel free to make a well thought decission. After that we can work on small details.

Another pause helped to recover some breath.

And Thank You. Thank You for responding to the call and coming here to help. If you decide to stay, that will make us happy. The path towards normality is inevitable. Is a matter of time. And I believe this is the right time.

 Gentlemen, in order to restore normal activity we depend on the support from the Federal Government, the Military and Law Enforcement and the population. We can count with the first two. To win the hearts and minds of the citizens will be a difficult task. After years of abandon, some people will refuse to cooperate with us at first. What is worst is the rooted crime and overall anarchy. We may expect criminal elements armed and dangerous. We will have to deal with this as the mission cannot be compromised in this respect.

Taras tried to give more information in his briefing...

I believe at this point that your combat vehicle is in need of serious repair. That may take a long time as this is not very common and easy task for the guys at the shop. In the mean time the Council can offer some pick-up trucks and other platforms, even armoured trucks to collect money from banks that could be used!.

Looking at Rachel added:

Another option is to start with the North Shore. The Council is aware that there is a small community that can be reached and they are willing to work with us. In that case we will deploy a special boat to reach that place. No other vehicle will be necessary since this community is located near the shore.

Now was the time to address the Lieutenant.

Sir, most of the work will be conducting information recollection. This can be tedious and time consuming but that is why we will have the help of the local militia. But the teams to do the job will need previous overall intel of what may expect in the area, such as human activities, presence of armed people, etc. They will also may need escort and if things get ugly and need to be "defused" the presence of your crew will be integral part of the success of this project.

"I guess I can shed some light on the North Shore, for the easterners."

Kelsey, having lived in the Lower Mainland, had some personal knowledge of the area.

"The North Shore is basically on the north side of Burrard Inlet. The cities of North and West Vancouver ("North Van" and "West Van") are on the shoreline between the water and the North Shore mountains, which are actually pretty big. (Three are ski hills: Grouse Mountain, Seymour Mountain and Cyprus Bowl.)"

"The mountains are pretty rugged, and form the watershed for the city's reservoirs. Clevelnad Dam is at the main reservoir, Capilano Lake. I dunno if it's a hydro dam or not."

"For example, I heard there are only 2 paved roads between them and the North Pole. There are a lot of fjords throughout there, like Deep Cove and Indian Arm."

"North Van is north from Vancouver and across the water and went to the east to Indian Arm, and it was basically middle-class. West Van stretched along to the west, and was a very wealthy suburb. One of the richest neighborhoods in the Lower Mainland was located there, the "British Properties"."

"The recce a few weeks ago said they believed there was a community around one of the marinas in West Van."

"I guess that would be the best place to start."

"I know you're interested in the North Shore. I had a friend that drives up there every now and then over the Lion's Gate bridge, and so I visited him. He says there's a small market on Lonsdale, the more urban part of North Van, on the water. Pretty small potatoes."

"He's hasn't been to West Van in about a year, but did hear there's a fishing village over there, somewhere near the ferry terminal at Horseshoe Bay."

"He also said he's not visited the North Shore in the last little while because the Lion's Gate's been blockaded. There's a gang operating in Stanley Park, that's been harassing people trying to cross the bridge."

"Also, we need to get you on-line. Makes sharing information a lot easier! I'll have someone over tomorrow to take care of that."

 GM, 216 posts
 aka Tony
Mon 3 Mar 2008
at 08:50
Stanley Park
Topographical Map:

"Street" Map:



This message was last edited by the GM at 20:56, Sat 22 Mar 2008.

 GM, 224 posts
 aka Tony
Wed 5 Mar 2008
at 04:16
Re: Stanley Park
"It is currently... 1315 on April 3rd, 2001."

"Leaving at 1945 hours, the team in the Whale-watcher and a zodiac will travel via Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound to Whiskey Cove."

"The recce element in the zodiac, McRae and MacDonald, will insert into Ambleside Park, covered by the team (which will recover the zodiac). They will proceed along the high ground here, westward." he traced a route on the map to the immediate north of the Trans-Canada.

"Some time around twenty-four hundred on the 3rd (tonight) or oh-one-hundred hours on the 4th the recce element should be able to place Eagle Harbour under direct surveillance for around 24 hours, until around 2400 hours on the 4th. After that, during the early morning hours of the 5th ("oh-dark-thirty"), they then relocate north along the high ground and recce the proposed main landing site at Whiskey Cove. They then remain in place for the main element to arrive at 0515, before dawn at 0615."

"In the mean time and prior to that (also on the night of the 3rd), the rest of the team will then conduct a visual reconnaissance of Stanley Park and the Lion's Gate Bridge, traveling by water from the east to west, then south along the seawall. If insertion is desired (but frankly not recommended absent the LAV for fire support) it can be done on the part of the seawall with the low ground behind it here to the immediate east of the bridge, where I believe there is a stairs and trail up to the bridge abutment"

"Once this visual reconnaissance is completed and well before daylight, the main element will retire to the Marina to be held in reserve until they RV with the recce element 1 hour prior to dawn on the 5th at Whiskey Cove."

"Both elements, accompanied at that point by the media team, will then proceed from Whiskey Cove to Eagle Harbour."

"For additional forces, the UBC reaction team and supporting Militia elements will be held in reserve at the Marina for the entire time. They will have as additional equipment night vision equipment and a GPMG from our stocks, as well as a C6 borrowed from the team."

"Comms will include the code words suggested, hourly check-ins, and so on. Arranged by the team Signaller."

Lacking vital information like the presence of possible hostile forces he included every other detail that went into a standard warning order, including the presence of civilians and the need to treat them with care.

"Rules of Engagement are as follows: Rights to Engage in self-defense is always paramount. Civilians and armed forces of unknown (but potentially friendly disposition) will be present. They may be suspicious or confrontational. Weapons are therefore to be kept at "Loaded", magazines inserted but no rounds chambered. (Support weapons above Section Automatic Weapon or single-shot grenade launcher level will be kept loaded and a round chambered, including the automatic grenade launcher on the rigid-inflatable whale-watcher.)

Armed hostile forces (defined as outlaws, criminals, enemy combatants etc.) are to be met by going to Action or Instant (weapons free) as per the aforementioned Rights to Engage according to the situation.

Minimal force necessary is to be used against unarmed threats.

Exceptions to the above restrictions (other than Rights to Engage) would be to defend civilian life and property. Civilian casualties are to be avoided at all costs and collateral damage to property unless necessary.

Any enforcement of the Criminal Code will be done by the RCMP personnel present, at his or her discretion. Although it is worth bearing in mind that the purpose of this mission is reconnaissance and not law enforcement."


Nothing in these rules interferes implicitly with your Rights to Engage or to take appropriate action to ensure your personal safety, the safety of your unit or that of civilians.

  1. You have the right to use force to defend yourself against attacks or threats of attack.

  2. Hostile fire may be returned effectively and promptly to halt a hostile act.

  3. If attacked by unarmed hostile elements, use the minimum non-lethal force necessary under the circumstances to accomplish your mission.

  4. You may not seize the property of others to accomplish your mission unless involved in a criminal act (see below).

  5. Enforcement of the Criminal Code, including detention of civilians or the seizing of property and weapons, is authorized only for the attached RCMP personnel and at their discretion.

  6. Weapons to be normally kept at Amber.

  • We are not at war with the people of Vancouver and not all armed parties are to be automatically considered hostile.
  • Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Many people may be unreceptive or suspicious. This does not make them "hostile" under these ROEs.
  • Use minimum force to conduct your mission.
  • This is a reconnaissance mission, so withdrawal or avoidance is always preferable to confrontation.
  • Always be prepared to act in self-defence or the defence of civilians.
  • Avoid civilian casualties under any circumstances or the destruction of property if at all possible.

Red – round in chamber & on safe;
Amber – magazine in chamber or rounds in feed tray but no rounds chambered, weapons on safe;
Green – weapons cleared and on safe.

Blood Types

LT Jagelis: O-
Sgt. Fox: AB-
M. Cpl. McRae: A+
Pvt. MacDonald: AB-
Pvt. Champlain: B+
Acting Sgt. Lee: A+
Sp. Constable Shevchenko: O+

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:23, Sat 26 June 2010.

 GM, 235 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 8 Mar 2008
at 13:49
Lion's Gate Bridge
See Game Map for reference.

Note: the countour lines represent 50' of elevation. The slope is very steep and almost completely forested. In the first photo linked-to below you're just under and to the right of the far end of the bridge.

Prospect Point and the Lookout above from the east:

Under the bridge:


This message was last edited by the GM at 21:01, Sat 22 Mar 2008.

 GM, 268 posts
 aka Tony
Sat 22 Mar 2008
at 20:54
The Rigid Inflatable Boat
Whale-watcher boat:

Note that the seats are removed and the top bar lowered with a pintle mount in a ring on the right side to allow for 360-degree traverse.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:57, Sat 22 Mar 2008.

Andrea Clarke-Sullivan
 player, 32 posts
 LT Commander
Thu 1 May 2008
at 00:58
Re: OOC: Reference Information
I just saw a story on this guy on PBS, Secrets of the Dead.  He moved to Canada after the war and served on the faculty of UBC.  He died in 2006.  Rudolf Vrba.  He escaped from Auswitz and wrote a report that brought the truth of what was going on there to the world.
Taras Vladimirovich Shevchenko
 player, 99 posts
 Fmr. 62nd MRD
 Senior Lieutenant
Thu 1 May 2008
at 05:55
Re: OOC: Reference Information
Interesting story, thanks for sharing. Casually, a few minutes ride from there this character made also his new home...until recently:
Andrea Clarke-Sullivan
 player, 43 posts
 LT Commander
Fri 2 May 2008
at 04:29
Re: OOC: Reference Information
As Fox requested, modified ROE:


Nothing in these rules interferes implicitly with your Rights to Engage or to take appropriate action to ensure your personal safety, the safety of your unit or that of civilians.

1. You have the right to use force to defend yourself against attacks or threats of attack.
2. Hostile fire may be returned effectively and promptly to halt a hostile act.
3. If attacked by unarmed hostile elements, use the minimum non-lethal force necessary under the circumstances to accomplish your mission.
4. You may not seize the property of others to accomplish your mission unless involved in a criminal act (see below).
5. Enforcement of the Criminal Code, including detention of civilians or the seizing of property and weapons, is authorized only for the attached RCMP personnel and at their discretion.
6. Weapons to be normally kept at Loaded.

§ We are not at war with the people of Vancouver and not all armed parties are to be automatically considered hostile.
§ Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
§ Many people may be unreceptive or suspicious. This does not make them "hostile" under these ROEs.
§ Use minimum force to conduct your mission.
§ This is a reconnaissance mission, so withdrawal or avoidance is always preferable to confrontation.
§ Always be prepared to act in self-defense or the defense of civilians.
§ Avoid civilian casualties under any circumstances or the destruction of property if at all possible.

ROE Mission Status:
A mission status applies special rules to the ROE.  Status can be upgraded by the Unit Commander as needed.

Blue Status: (Applies to patrols in CP/UCB governed areas.) Please bear in mind that in the Blue Status, CF/RCMP Forces act more as Police than Military and should behave as such.  Err to the side of restraint wherever possible.
Green Status: (Applies to patrols in allied/friendly areas.) Unless requested, matters of law will be left up to the governing civil authorities for the area.  As guests in friendly territory, restraint is paramount.
Yellow Status: (Applies to patrols in potential allied/unknown areas.) Safety of patrols is not assured in these areas.  Balance caution and restraint.
Red Status: (Applies to patrols in hostile/suspected unfriendly areas.) Safety of patrols is paramount.  Any threats to the patrol should be met with all due force.

Weapon Statuses:

Default status is "Loaded".  This may be changed at the discretion of the Unit Commander as needed.

Unloaded - no mag on the rifle and SAFETY ON.
Loaded - mag on the rifle, no round in the chamber and SAFETY ON.
Action - mag on the rifle, round in the chamber and SAFETY ON.
Instant - mag on the rifle, round in the chamber and SAFETY OFF.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:45, Fri 02 May 2008.