In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud.   Posted by Project Director.Group: 0
Filat Filipovitch Volkov
 NPC, 53 posts
 KZ-L167
 Soviet Vysotniki
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 20:18
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 57):

"Am scout. But will possibly be needing boat in fire support capacity. Would you be wanting to go back to assist Andy? Will man weapons, Andy will drive boat.

"Should be enough time to return."

James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
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Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 20:34
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Filat Filipovitch Volkov:
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 57):

"Am scout. But will possibly be needing boat in fire support capacity. Would you be wanting to go back to assist Andy? Will man weapons, Andy will drive boat.

"Should be enough time to return."


Jimmy seemed to consider that, then nodded.

"Go.  We will start our way down as well.  Take the more direct beach route, and you might be able to meet the boat closer than the drop off.. just around that bend."
Filat Filipovitch Volkov
 NPC, 54 posts
 KZ-L167
 Soviet Vysotniki
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 09:50
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 60):

Via radio, an RV point with the boat was established.

"Da, Proyectnik comrade. Good luck." He unslung his Dragunov and, nodding to the others in the team, started off. Soon he disappeared into the forest.
Project Director
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 Papa-2
Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 09:16
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Filat Filipovitch Volkov (msg # 61):

With that, Filat was gone.

Now the team needed to find a place to lay-up until nightfall. As well, a plan for the route in, order of march, contingencies in case they were detected.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
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Mon 1 Jul 2019
at 12:29
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Jimmy pulls out the map, well away from the ridgeline.

"Let's take the easiest looking route down out of direct observation and go as far as we can that we have cover.  We will take a break and wait for a chance before we go...."

He pauses, then nods.

"We can always ask the guys on the boat to provide a distraction."


OOC:  Looked like there was a way down somewhere around that campsite that would keep eyes off us?
Project Director
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Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 10:52
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 63):

The thick forest provided cover for them to climb down until they were on (or just above) the beach. But the spit was devoid of most cover except an impressive collection of driftwood, including entire trees uprooted and then carried down the river and then left to bleach white in the sun and salt wind.

It was possible to low-crawl through the immense tangle of deadwood along the spit, but it would take a lot of time!
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 172 posts
 KZ-L167
 Viet Fishing Boat Captain
Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 05:46
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Project Director (msg # 64):

And Capt'n Kim points out. "All that dry driftwood would or could slow an advance or split it up. If only we had something to light it up" He says with a grin
Project Director
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Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 07:57
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Captain Ly Cong Kim (msg # 65):

They could see there was still a narrow strip of clear beach on both sides of the spit. The driftwood formed a kind of spine down the middle.
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 173 posts
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Wed 3 Jul 2019
at 21:22
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Project Director (msg # 66):

So an explosion could spread it out? Or is it just a choke point?
Project Director
 GM, 705 posts
 Papa-2
Thu 4 Jul 2019
at 02:44
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Captain Ly Cong Kim (msg # 67):

The spit is several hundred metres long so its a choke point in and of itself. You could use enough C4 to clear an area, loudly, but then you run the risk of digging a crater so deep the spit itself is severed.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:53, Sat 06 July.

Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 76 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Fri 5 Jul 2019
at 18:52
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"Can we use the driftwood to shelter us from being seen while we wait?" Elliot offers.
Project Director
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Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 01:56
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Elliot Charles Pendergrass (msg # 69):

The beach widened at the bottom of the bluff, and a wide area was covered by a great deal of accumulated driftwood. It would be possible to low-crawl and then lie prone among the driftwood. But the forest came up to the edge of the beach and that would provide much better cover.

Also, it looked like the driftwood got a lot more sparse on the spit past Little James Island.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
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Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 21:32
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"Driftwood could be an ally if we move with it, beside it.  Take our time and embrace the suck."
Project Director
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Thu 11 Jul 2019
at 04:32
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 71):

The bluff was a fairly difficult climb but they could do it under cover of the woods. They probably wouldn't need climbing gear, although that would help!
Tim Charles White
 player, 134 posts
 KR-P44
 TL/Gunner
Thu 11 Jul 2019
at 09:05
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud

"So are we waiting for dark once we are on the sand ? Looks like we will be ok getting down the bank as we have some cover."

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James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
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Thu 18 Jul 2019
at 05:08
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"I was hoping to get as far as we can even in sand, as long as we can hug some cover.  I sure as hell don't want to navigate that slope in the dark."
Project Director
 GM, 713 posts
 Papa-2
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 04:17
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
The rocky bluff was not high but it was rugged. They would be best able to climb down now in the light.

PD Note: Did anyone bring climbing gear? Either way, please make a Climb check, normal difficulty.
Project Director
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Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 02:55
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
With some difficulty and a little noticeable rustling of the trees around them, the team managed to rappel down the rugged stone cliffs. They got comfortably ensconced in the forest at the foot of the bluff. There were plenty of hiding places behind the trees, stumps and ancient tree trunks littering the treeline and the underbrush.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
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Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 12:14
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Once everyone is gathered and has a moment to rest, Jimmy will have everyone using the cover they have to get into position for a distraction... or night... to cross to their target.
Project Director
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Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 09:27
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 77):

It was hard to tell if they had move the foliage around enough while they were descending to avoid detection. Everyone got settled into hiding places in the treeline overlooking the ocean and the spit leading out to first Little James and then James Is.

About fifteen minutes later they noticed a pair of figures approaching along the spit towards them, about half a kilometer away.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
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Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 12:34
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Well..

Does it look like those figures have spotted them?


Jimmy will want to try to check them out with binocs... damn 500M is not very far away, that is close to one of the target ranges the US Army trains to hit a man sized figure with iron sights.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:32, Tue 13 Aug.

Project Director
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Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 19:46
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 79):

It was a little hard to see them through the trees but it didn't look like they were moving to engage. But they were definitely moving in their direction, although really that was the only direction available.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
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Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 20:00
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Jimmy will quietly try to arrange an "Ambush", hoping that no blood will be shed.  Folks with good hand to hand and blades to the front... backed up with folks with guns.  500 meters gives them a little time to set up and get settled, but not a lot.
Tim Charles White
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Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 21:59
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud

Tim had managed to find somewhere to wait out the rest of the daylight and was just getting comfortable when the walkers where spotted. He withdraws his handgun with the suppressor and indicates it to Jimmy so he knows that Tim will play back up should the take down go wrong or they put up some heavy resistance.

Tim will take a place in the middle of the line preferably behind some one who will be stabbing or punching.



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James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
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Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 23:57
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Jimmy waits in the treeline to engage the walkers.  They might not be hostile, so he plans on approaching with hands raised to shoulder height.  But first he wants a look at them.