Wooden Ships on the Water.   Posted by Project Director.Group: 0
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 157 posts
 KZ-L167
 Viet Fishing Boat Captain
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 00:50
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire:
Jimmy pauses, thinking and observing with his binoculars.

"Why are we assuming that this smoke is our adversaries, our intelligence has them much farther out than this... and if they are trying to work against us, they would not broadcast their presence like this.  Oil fire of some sort, right?  That boomer has been there for centuries, I somehow doubt there is suddenly a mad rush for it now."

He turns to Captain Kim.
"Captain Kim, if we lay in at the beach there until nightfall, can you navigate past this.. smoker... in the dark?"


Capt'n Kim "Let's land under those cliffs on those narrow beaches. And those might may be a brush fire or oil fire.. yes. But this time of year, everything is wet and cold. It is most likely a boat. And if anyone sees us in a boat that's NOT making smoke....well I tell ya... it won't be pretty, cause they will want it."
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 443 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 02:15
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
"Captain, your boat.  If that is the spot you like, then we are going there.  Please take us."

He looks around, making sure all the weapons that can be manned are, then puts his binoculars back to his eyes and goes back to scanning around, especially towards that smoke.

"By all means, let us avoid contact with the avaricious."
Project Director
 GM, 663 posts
 Papa-2
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 10:47
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 131):

They got close enough to shore to hear the surf pounding the sand. They dropped anchor between a shoal and the water line. Once the shore party hit the beach and climbed the low cliff they would be in deep forest of Douglas fir and pine with 10km to go.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 446 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Wed 23 Jan 2019
at 20:03
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
"Captain, do I need to leave one with you, or are you OK on your own?  We will do radio checks daily and listen for us on the hour, otherwise for updates.  If you do not hear from us, do not assume there is an issue until contact is late for twenty six hours.  If we are gone that long I will leave it your decision on whether to return to base, or try to stick it out for possible contact and extraction.  This may get very sticky."

He gestures.

"Let's get all that gear ashore and establish a base camp out of sight.  Captain, you will want to move your mooring elsewhere one we are firmly offloaded.  Thank you for your help, hope to see you again soon!"
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 158 posts
 KZ-L167
 Viet Fishing Boat Captain
Thu 24 Jan 2019
at 01:00
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire:
"Captain, do I need to leave one with you, or are you OK on your own?  We will do radio checks daily and listen for us on the hour, otherwise for updates.  If you do not hear from us, do not assume there is an issue until contact is late for twenty six hours.  If we are gone that long I will leave it your decision on whether to return to base, or try to stick it out for possible contact and extraction.  This may get very sticky."

He gestures.

"Let's get all that gear ashore and establish a base camp out of sight.  Captain, you will want to move your mooring elsewhere one we are firmly offloaded.  Thank you for your help, hope to see you again soon!"


Capt'n Kim "I'm good by myself. I can out run any ship in the long haul. (grins) I need no fuel"  Hahahahahaha
Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 68 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Sat 26 Jan 2019
at 13:52
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Elliot stands ready to assist and hit the beach for an investigation.
Filat Filipovitch Volkov
 player, 38 posts
 KZ-L167
 Soviet Vysotniki
Mon 28 Jan 2019
at 11:51
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Filat has his SVD sling muzzle-down over his shoulder and has his bow in hand.

"Shall I scout out a little further ahead?" He asks, scanning the surroundings
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 447 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Mon 28 Jan 2019
at 15:04
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Jimmy nods as they are getting the gear situated and pulling a camp out of sight in the treeline.

"By all means Filat, thanks.  If you can find us a more suitable campsite as well, that will be great, In short order we will leave a basecamp here and start the hike to the boomer."
Filat Filipovitch Volkov
 player, 39 posts
 KZ-L167
 Soviet Vysotniki
Tue 29 Jan 2019
at 03:04
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Filat nods and says "Da!"

He heads off carefully and stealthily, checking the ground and the area ahead while trusting in his Morrow Project camouflage.
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 159 posts
 KZ-L167
 Viet Fishing Boat Captain
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 00:55
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
In reply to Filat Filipovitch Volkov (msg # 138):

Once the boat starts to be unloaded. Capt'n Kim surveys the new Morrow engine and the bilge levels.
Mahalina Rae Powell
 player, 149 posts
 KR-P44
 Comms/Tech
Wed 30 Jan 2019
at 02:14
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Lina jumped off of the bow of the boat, trying not to get her boots too wet.

"Dang it. Cold. Cold. I hate wet feet." , she complained.

She moved about 10 yards inshore deploying from the vehicle as she was trained.  Lina dropped her pack beneath a nearby tree and took a defensive position facing to the north.
Andy Maxwell Flasch
 NPC, 75 posts
 KM-L1C "Mabel"
 Scout/Tech
Wed 6 Feb 2019
at 10:13
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
In reply to Captain Ly Cong Kim (msg # 134):

"I'll stay with the Captain. Man the grenade launcher or MAG-58. In fact, if you want to go ashore, Captain, I can man the boat alone."

PD Note: This is so Captin Kim can accompany them if he wishes. If not the extra hand won't hurt.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 450 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Wed 6 Feb 2019
at 15:39
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
"Good call, you can be our relay and reaction force if need Andy.  If you are boat rated and Captain Kim will allow it, you can even operate the boat... or the two of you together.  Your choice, Captain."
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 160 posts
 KZ-L167
 Viet Fishing Boat Captain
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 00:43
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 142):

Capt'n Kim ponders "Would love to see this mission to the cave. But must makee check of the motor first. Pretty rough journey and its new to the boat"

Kim will check the motor and bilge for out of the ordinary details, its a maiden voyage after all.
Tim Charles White
 player, 123 posts
 KR-P44
 TL/Gunner
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 01:27
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water

Tim checks his gear before getting off the boat and with his weapon at his shoulder he makes his way ashore. Taking a knee at the top of the beach he scans the surrounding forest for anything out of the ordinary while waiting for everyone to get on dry land.

He would let the others move up and form a line at the point where the beach meets the trees as he moves to the nearest cover behind a trunk.


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Filat Filipovitch Volkov
 player, 43 posts
 KZ-L167
 Soviet Vysotniki
Thu 7 Feb 2019
at 11:18
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Filat stops and scans the area ahead, watching intently for anything out of place. When he's satisfied nothing is awry he slowly keys his radio and speaks into his headset.

"Alright my friends, I am ready to scout ahead. Tell me what you want me to do; how far back will you be? Are we looking for anything in particular? How fast would you like me to move? Filat out."
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 451 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Fri 8 Feb 2019
at 14:53
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
"We will be slower than you are.  When you reach a good vantage point, pause.  Do what you feel is good for you, I trust you as expert in this.  If you wish, you can help dictate how we and you move."
Tim Charles White
 player, 124 posts
 KR-P44
 TL/Gunner
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 19:59
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
In reply to Filat Filipovitch Volkov (msg # 145):

Tim click the button on his radio "It's completely up to you as to how you want to play this. Just keep us informed."


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Filat Filipovitch Volkov
 player, 45 posts
 KZ-L167
 Soviet Vysotniki
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 20:02
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Filat clicks his radio again, "Understood, Filat out."

He will move off towards the target, taking care in the way he walks and picking a path less likely to encounter booby-traps but also easy to move across for people who may be less skilled.
Tim Charles White
 player, 125 posts
 KR-P44
 TL/Gunner
Sat 9 Feb 2019
at 20:14
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water

Tim removes the suppressor from his pouch and attaches it to his pistol, slinging his rifle he uses a two handed grip on the handgun as they begin to advance. Turning to the rest of the team he adds "We take it slow and try and get a handle on what is going on here before going in guns blazing, try to keep your spacing and if you see anything let us know."

Tim then leads them off, following his own instructions as he tries to move through the undergrowth with out giving the game away.

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Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 69 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Sun 10 Feb 2019
at 19:49
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Elliot stands ready to join in the march. "Our target is ten kilometers away. A lot can happen in ten klicks." He has the M10 on a sling and is ready to go.
Leaf Water Wind
 NPC, 19 posts
 Whale Worshipper
 Fisherwoman
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 05:35
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
In reply to Captain Ly Cong Kim (msg # 143):

"Captain Kim, I can stay aboard. Andy will man the weapons. I can certainly handle the boat, if it's like a normal motor boat. I mean, I can sail a kayak but we do have actual boats as well."
Project Director
 GM, 671 posts
 Papa-2
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 05:38
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
In reply to Leaf Water Wind (msg # 151):

The shore party was ferried to the grey sand beach: TL Jimmy McGuire, Lina Powell, Filat Volkov, Elliot Pendergrass, Captain Kim, and Tim White.

They formed up and climbed up the short rocky cliff. Filat led them off into the thick hilly forest, taking point.
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 161 posts
 KZ-L167
 Viet Fishing Boat Captain
Tue 12 Feb 2019
at 20:52
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
Leaf Water Wind:
In reply to Captain Ly Cong Kim (msg # 143):

"Captain Kim, I can stay aboard. Andy will man the weapons. I can certainly handle the boat, if it's like a normal motor boat. I mean, I can sail a kayak but we do have actual boats as well."

Capt'n Kim. "Thank you.. as 'NORMAL' in regards as to handling yes. Check the motor mounts and bilge, as this is a maiden voyage for the motor. Thank you"
Leaf Water Wind
 NPC, 20 posts
 Whale Worshipper
 Fisherwoman
Wed 13 Feb 2019
at 00:27
Re: Wooden Ships on the Water
In reply to Captain Ly Cong Kim (msg # 153):

"Yeah, no, I won't be messing with the motor. It's a nuke! But everything else I can handle."

She was not correct, at least in that the engine was a fusion cell and the motor was electric. But there was no particular reason for her to feel around with it. And if there was one people the Viets conceded might know something about small craft and seamanship it was the Whale Worshipers.