What Goes Up...   Posted by The Marshall.Group: 0
Trejo
 player, 169 posts
 Veteran Templar
 ex-Federale
Fri 11 Oct 2013
at 11:57
Re: What Goes Up...
Trejo keeps the door open a crack, so he can see by peeking through.  Cover was good but knowing where the bastards are was important too.  He had his pistol and machete ready to go.

Sleaving one card/action. Aiming with other.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:01, Sat 12 Oct 2013.

Peter Firecrow
 player, 353 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Fri 11 Oct 2013
at 15:13
Re: What Goes Up...
Peter crouched down a bit more to gain cover until the Raptor was in sight of his gun but he took aim and waited for the really fecal stuff to hit the whirling blade thing.

3 Actions.
Aiming at the bay doors.
Sleeving 1 card.
Holding 1 action.

Jason Sinclair
 player, 228 posts
 Texas Ranger
 Squire
Fri 11 Oct 2013
at 21:37
Re: What Goes Up...
Grabbing his radio, Jason yelled, "Rowan! Get your SAW down here ASAP! There's a Combine Raptor trying to mate with the landing bay and we need all the firepower we can get!"
Shay Mordred-Spades
 NPC, 32 posts
 Gypsy
 Wanted
Fri 11 Oct 2013
at 21:39
Re: What Goes Up...
Hearing Jason's call, Shay opened the VIP room door and grabbed the SAW, plus the 2 ammo cans.

"Here, I got these! Let's just get down there! You go first, meet you in Storage!"
Rowan Dawson
 player, 952 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Fri 11 Oct 2013
at 21:44
Re: What Goes Up...
Shay Mordred-Spades:
Hearing Jason's call, Shay opened the VIP room door and grabbed the SAW, plus the 2 ammo cans.

"Here, I got these! Let's just get down there! You go first, meet you in Storage!"


rowan nods grabs here gear and heads down stairs, taking care not to go out in the open. She is going to have to have a long talk with shay some time
Jane Guin
 player, 396 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Fri 11 Oct 2013
at 23:27
Re: What Goes Up...
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg # 127):

Jane was behind baby and got her "game face" on.  She knew that she'd need to plan it right and hopefully be able to dodge some bullets before she got hit.

"Ok baby.  It's show time."


Nine:   Jane (4 Actions)
Fire x 3 actions
Sleeve 1 card

The Marshall
 GM, 1603 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Mon 14 Oct 2013
at 09:48
Re: What Goes Up...
The Raptor lined up on the bay, began moving slowly forward to enter the bay. 20mm autocannons on the stub wings moving back and forth, searching for targets. Jane pulled back the charging handle on the M2HB, and it slammed forward with a satisfying "Ka-clack!" Protected by the gunshield, she felt confident enough to start the show with a bang.

It was like shooting fish in a barrel. Meanwhile, Rowan led the way down the stairs as Shay followed, lugging the M260 SAW with 2x 50-round ammo cans slung over her shoulder.

Up above, Smoker tried to figure out the controls. The Raptor would take another 5-10 seconds at the current rate of approach to be in a position where he could hook onto it using the skycrane, as it needed to be almost in the landing bay.
Walker
 NPC, 29 posts
 Mercenary
 Don't get in my way...
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 03:45
Re: What Goes Up...
In reply to The Marshall (msg # 129):

Walker ducked down behind the technical (which was partially hidden behind the jeep). His weapon wouldn't hurt the Raptor, better to make sure he didn't buy the farm for no purpose.

Red Joker - 2x Actions.
Move (crouch down)
Jokers cannot be sleeved.

Combine Raptor
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 07:42
Re: What Goes Up...
The Raptor's right engine sparked at a dozen or more 12.7mm bullets struck it. jane really hosed the nacelle housing the jump engine down. At first, it seemed to have little effect, then the pitch of the rotors in the shrouded fan changed pitch and there was a noticeable grinding.

Still, the Raptor came on. Worse yet, it wasn't done firing. The 20mm autocannons mounted in ball turrets on the tips of the stub wings rotated towards the technical and Jane, as that's where the fire from inside the bay was coming from. When they were pointed in the right direction, they began firing...

GM Note: Peter and Jane are in the line of fire, at leas somewhat. If you use your hole card you can Dive for Cover. Or else just hope your cover is solid enough!
Peter Firecrow
 player, 356 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 13:55
Re: What Goes Up...
The smile slid off of his face as he saw the incoming fire start moving towards their location. "Jaaaannnne. You did not do enough damage!"

He hesitated but then dove for cover. "Duck and cover!"

This message was last edited by the player at 04:01, Fri 18 Oct 2013.

Jane Guin
 player, 401 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Thu 17 Oct 2013
at 14:41
Re: What Goes Up...
In reply to Peter Firecrow (msg # 132):

"Don't blame me!  We need heavier fire power.  Baby is doing the best she can.  I hit it.  Can't ask me to do better than that.  Those engines are tougher than I thought!  Shiiit!"

Jane looked at Peter and then went flat to try to minimize the damage she might take.  She hoped that they had good enough cover but she wanted a second shot at that damned Raptor and if she died, at least she would die behind Baby and with Peter.  She couldn't waste to keep positioning herself.  She turned to look at Peter and mouthed the words "I love you" and held on, hoping they had enough cover.
The Marshall
 GM, 1609 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 04:17
Re: What Goes Up...
In reply to Jane Guin (msg # 133):

The Raptor, zeroing-in on the source of the annoyance, swung both guns towards Jane and Peter's hiding place. The twin 7.62mm miniguns roared, spat fire and 7.62mm rounds began zipping all around them.

Fortunately, the technical itself was parked behind a Jeep. The intervening vehicle absorbed most of the incoming bullets. Tires were blown out with a bang, the windshield shattered, mirrors blown off and the thin sheet metal of the Jeep's sides were punctured in several places. The miniguns firing sounded like God's chainsaws: "BRRRRRAAAAAAWWWW" Spent casings vomited out the bottom of the weapons, twinkling in the light streaming out of the landing bay.

The Jeep looked like Swiss Cheese. Even the technical tooks several hits from the sheer number of rounds being pumped into the bay, but they mainly pinged off the armour or caused little damage.

Sensing no more resistance from inside, the Raptor then did something unexpected. It swung around and proceeded to begin backing into the hangar. This made sense as the exit ramp for the carried personnel/automatons was in the rear, but it also meant that it could no longer fire into the bay as the miniguns could not be brought to bear directly to the rear.

OOC: My mistake, the Raptor is armed with twin 7.62mm "Gatling" miniguns, not 20mms. They pack way less punch but have an insane ROF.
Rowan Dawson
 player, 953 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 14:03
Re: What Goes Up...
The Marshall:
In reply to Jane Guin (msg # 133):

OOC: My mistake, the Raptor is armed with twin 7.62mm "Gatling" miniguns, not 20mms. They pack way less punch but have an insane ROF.


Rowan looks at this and thinks I got to be insane.
"Okay let get into position shall we I think this MG is going to be needed soon"

The Marshall
 GM, 1614 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Sat 19 Oct 2013
at 21:01
Re: What Goes Up...
Up in the Skycrane's control cockpit, Smoker concentrated. He barely felt the cold breeze coming through the shattered windscreen, or the pebbled safety glass covering the duct-taped-up seat.

There! He thought he had the basics. A joystick controlled lateral motion with thumb buttons to activate the mag hook, a lever controlled vertical motion. There were a sophisticated Junker-built automatic gyroscopic stabilisation system so that aircraft could be grabbed in flight and transferred to the bay without destabilising or damaging them.

Green lights came on, indicating the crane was operational, and the mag hook was powered and on standby.

OOC: Smoker is ready to go on the crane. Smoker and Jane can coordinate Actions for this turn, if they like, for example Smoker grabs the Raptor to hold it still while Jane shoots at it. The faster (better initiative) PC can take a "Wait" Action (that is spend 1 Action) to go on the Initiative Card of the slower.
Jane Guin
 player, 408 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 13:14
Re: What Goes Up...
Jane got up after she hoped it was safe to take another shot at the enemy.  She was pleased to see that baby seemed to have survived and would spit back in retaliation of the damage around her.

Nine:   Jane (4 Actions)
Fire x 3 actions
Sleeve 1 card
If I got that wrong since I have to get back up to shoot just adjust please.

Trejo
 player, 171 posts
 Veteran Templar
 ex-Federale
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 13:54
Re: What Goes Up...
Trejo waited patiently behind cover.  There was little he could do here.  His pistol wouldn't even scratch the paint on that sucker.  And charging forward with just his sword would get him nothing except perforated and blown to gory bits all over the hanger.  So he wait, biding his time.

OOC holding action in cover
Peter Firecrow
 player, 366 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 15:36
Re: What Goes Up...
Peter stared at the jeep for a moment...or rather, he stared at what had recently once been a jeep. He swallowed and glanced at Jane apprehensively. "So. How long will it take them to get men on to here?"

OOC: One action to not wet himself.
 One action to pick himself back up from the cover he dove for.
 One action sleeving a card.
 One action delayed until the Raptor goes.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 955 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Tue 22 Oct 2013
at 18:02
Re: What Goes Up...
Peter Firecrow:


Rowan fins cover under the wreckage and aims for the rear of the Raptor and waits for dismounts. Keeping the option of retreating further into cover
Shay Mordred-Spades
 NPC, 33 posts
 Gypsy
 Wanted
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 04:05
Re: What Goes Up...
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg # 140):

Shay followed Rowan through the supply room and helped set up the M260 SAW.

They had found pretty good cover behind a metal worktable that was filled with tools and parts bins. Shay set the unloaded SAW and the 2 ammo cans on the table.

"OK, I have no idea how to set this up!"


Shay
King-2 Actions

1) Wait,
2) Follow Rowan and help set up MG

This message was last edited by the player at 05:06, Wed 23 Oct 2013.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 956 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Wed 23 Oct 2013
at 04:58
Re: What Goes Up...
Shay Mordred-Spades:
"OK, I have no idea how to set this up!"


Rowan smiles grimly
Well my old partner showed me, so we can manage, you spot for me Shay please tell me targets as I aim and fire

Rowan
King (2 Actions - 1 Held Card)
Setting up MG.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:49, Wed 23 Oct 2013.

Jason Sinclair
 player, 229 posts
 Texas Ranger
 Squire
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 04:20
Re: What Goes Up...
In reply to Trejo (msg # 138):

Jason picked himself up off the decjk where he'd dived into the supply room when the Raptor's miniguns had opened up.

Waiting with Trejo inside the supply room door, Jason got ready to help repel boarders. He peeked out the door at the landing bay. They could hear Jane's long burst as she continued to hose the Raptor down as it started to back in.

"Man, Jane's really nailing that engine! I can see the Raptor's rear hatch, it's still closed, but that's where them Automaton's are gonna come out when it gets close enough...

"Think we should get one of them anti-tank rockets they had in the armoury? I bet that'd work!



Jason (King - 2 Actions, 1 Held Card)
Getting up
Sleeving 1 Card

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:41, Wed 30 Oct 2013.

Walker
 NPC, 30 posts
 Mercenary
 Don't get in my way...
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 04:27
Re: What Goes Up...
Upstairs, Walked cracked the floor hatch to get a look at what was going on. When the Raptor opened fire he threw himself down. When the firing was done he picked himself p and readied his weapon.

"Smoker, how are you doing there? Need a hand?"


King Clubs - 2 Actions
Standing up, readying weapon.
Sleeving 1 Card

This message was last edited by the player at 04:45, Wed 30 Oct 2013.

The Marshall
 GM, 1626 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 04:39
Re: What Goes Up...
Standing up, Jane grabbed the spade handles of the .50 and continued to fire at the approaching Raptor as it began backing into the bay. Empty brass shell casings cascaded into the brass catcher bag attached to the side of the receiver.

At first, it looked like she was hitting but doing no damage. The housing covering the engine and lift fans was riddled like Swiss cheese but nothing dramatic happened at first. Suddenly, thick black smoke began spurting downwards out the engine! The Raptor started wobbling (along its pitch and roll axis) and the sound of the engine noise changed, becoming a tortured whine. The Raptor paused, thick smoke from the engine blowing downwards by the hovering jets, and started to descend, obviously in trouble and wanting to escape.

In an instant the Raptor's smoking engine failed completely, shedding parts and oily black smoke. Completely out of control and unable to keep aloft or stable on one wing-mounted engine, the Raptor flipped over in an uncontrolled roll, quickly dropping from sight in the darkness. Within seconds there was a tremendous crash beneath them and the stricken airship shuddered as it was hit by flaming debris and shrapnel thrown up from below. Smoke billowed into the bay entrance from outside but it didn't last long before dissipating.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:43, Wed 30 Oct 2013.

Jane Guin
 player, 414 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 13:00
Re: What Goes Up...
In reply to The Marshall (msg # 145):

Jane let out a whoop of victory and took a second to look at Peter.  "I'm not sure now how long it will take them to come inside."  She gave him a wink and then started to cough a little from the smoke.

"EVERYBODY OK?"  She shouted to her friends, still behind baby in case somebody else was coming.
Peter Firecrow
 player, 368 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Wed 30 Oct 2013
at 15:52
Re: What Goes Up...
Peter's eyebrows went up and he looked over at Jane. "I do not think they were expecting such firepower from back here. Good job, Jane. Very good job!" He smiled at her. Then he hopped down and went to the airship's intercom. "This is Peter in the back bay. Raptor approach stopped. Do we have any more to worry about?"

OOC: Or he'll just put on his helmet and use that radio if that will work.