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OOC Thread 4.

Posted by FusilierFor group 0
Mike Catchings
player, 160 posts
HM3
Navy FMF Corpsman (US)
Sat 3 Apr 2010
at 18:07
  • msg #962

Re: Plan of attack (possibly)

Cool Fuse, thanks.

Which vehicle is the Major going to get in? He's in for quite a shock if he gets in the BMP. I know Mike should be thoroughly soaked in blood.
This message was last edited by the player at 18:08, Sat 03 Apr 2010.
Varis Babicevs
player, 467 posts
Auxiliary
Scout/Translator (US)
Sat 3 Apr 2010
at 18:10
  • msg #963

Re: Plan of attack (possibly)

Mike Catchings:
Cool Fuse, thanks.

Which vehicle is the Major going to get in? He's in for quite a shock if he gets in the BMP. I know Mike should be thoroughly soaked in blood.


He's also in for a shock if he enters the Bradley. His Latvian scout is holding a .45 on his Canadian section leader!
Fusilier
GM, 1402 posts
Your Guide
Sat 3 Apr 2010
at 20:42
  • msg #964

Re: Plan of attack (possibly)

Mike Catchings:
Which vehicle is the Major going to get in?


Bradley I am assuming (unless told otherwise). He can fit in where Oskar was sitting. The BMP is like you said rather full and operating more as an ambulance.

Also, just another one of my usual reminders that I hope all ammunition and gear changes have been adjusted on your Character sheets? I still need to sort out Tom's gear and what was in the BTR.
This message was last edited by the GM at 20:44, Sat 03 Apr 2010.
Kurt Weiss
player, 312 posts
Command Sergeant Major
Army Special Forces (US)
Sat 3 Apr 2010
at 23:05
  • msg #965

Re: Plan of attack (possibly)

Wow,

Okay.  Bear with me folks, I'm going to have to take some time to catch up with things a bit.  I read back a few days but I will definitely need to read more.  Good to be back, hope I won't slow things down too much while I get readjusted to the situation.

Weiss (Tim/Doji Hoturi)
Robert Mitchell
player, 340 posts
Corporal
British Infantry
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 06:08
  • msg #966

Re: Plan of attack (possibly)

Kurt Weiss:
Wow,

Okay.  Bear with me folks, I'm going to have to take some time to catch up with things a bit.  I read back a few days but I will definitely need to read more.  Good to be back, hope I won't slow things down too much while I get readjusted to the situation.

Weiss (Tim/Doji Hoturi)


Welcome back and if you have questions please ask!  Much of what happened with the vehicles isn't detailed in the main thread, and was handled in PMs between Fuse and myself, so all that appears in the main thread is radio transmissions.  I might be able to answer some questions about what Weiss saw but at one point the Bradley deployed smoke and Mitch lost track of the other vehicles from that point.

That's actually an interesting tactical point.  The Bradley deployed smoke to conceal itself from enemy vehicles but the outcome was to blind the BMP (and I think the BTR as well).  I assume that the Bradley can use IR to "see" enemy vehicles from within smoke but the tactical outcome for the BMP was to force it to move out of the smoke so that it could continue to engage the enemy as they were closing and had APCs supported by dismounted infantry (I believe).
Mike Catchings
player, 161 posts
HM3
Navy FMF Corpsman (US)
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 07:25
  • msg #967

Re: Plan of attack (possibly)

In reply to Robert Mitchell (msg #966):

I thought the IR on the Bradley was busted?
Ben Jagelis
player, 1136 posts
Canadian Lieutenant
Airborne Infantry
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 08:56
  • msg #968

BMP photos

This first one is of a BMP-2 and the ex-commanders position.



Taken a few weeks ago during my visit to Puckapunyal in Victoria, Australia, the following show various elements of the BMP-1. This particular vehicle was donated to the museum by Germany after the reunification (A T-72 next to it was from the same source).




The mounting for a PK machinegun can be seen towards the front of the vehicle. Obviously the gunner would sit closest to the turret. A brass catcher can be seen on the right side of the mounting.




Two of the four firing ports can be seen here without the brass inserts designed for AK series weapons. The forward periscope is angled well forward in line with the left side machinegunners port. The two roof hatches on each side are large enough for two men to stand in.




The commander has three periscopes attached to his hatch. These and the IR spotlight all rotate with ease in 360 degrees - the hatch cover is hinged behind the periscopes and spotlight.




From this angle the external difference in the firing ports is clear (the machinegun port is the odd one out). One port is located within the left door and fitted with exactly the same insert as the other rifle ports.




The brass insert is easily removed and is obviously designed to make a tight seal around an AK series rifle. When removed, it falls into two connected pieces allowing the insertion of the rifle. It is evident that any rifle or machinegun could be used through the port if the insert is not used, however this would result in the vehicle not being NBC sealed.


This message was last edited by the player at 04:49, Tue 06 Apr 2010.
Mike Catchings
player, 162 posts
HM3
Navy FMF Corpsman (US)
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 09:02
  • msg #969

Re: BMP photos

Awesome pics!  I got a couple opportunities to go to the Littlefield Tank Museum, which is a private collection of 400+ armored vehicles in the SF Bay Area, but guests aren't allowed to go inside them.  What an awesome opportunity.
Ben Jagelis
player, 1137 posts
Canadian Lieutenant
Airborne Infantry
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 09:51
  • msg #970

Re: BMP photos

Fusilier:
Henry is suffering from serious fragmentation and blast wounds from the first 30mm API round that slammed into the BMP-Mod. Along the length of his right side, starting from his shoulder and running down to his thigh, are a few large bloody patches. He's conscious, and in great pain.

I think our mission has now changed.
We have no more even slightly competent tracked vehicle drivers. Therefore, placing the remaining vehicles in harms way is a VERY BAD idea.

We do however have a few decent wheeled vehicle drivers. Shame we don't have a wheeled vehicle any more...
Oskar Friedmann
player, 588 posts
Staff Sergeant
Special Forces (US)
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 11:10
  • msg #971

Re: BMP photos

Oskar's got an effective '10' for skill checks with tracks.
Ben Jagelis
player, 1139 posts
Canadian Lieutenant
Airborne Infantry
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 11:40
  • msg #972

Re: BMP photos

That would be an untrained 10 which makes everything so much harder.
Oskar Friedmann
player, 589 posts
Staff Sergeant
Special Forces (US)
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 12:27
  • msg #973

Re: BMP photos

No, he's trained.  Oskar does everything.  :)
Mike Catchings
player, 163 posts
HM3
Navy FMF Corpsman (US)
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 17:36
  • msg #974

Re: BMP photos

If it's alright with Frank, Mike's professional opinion would be to leave him at the hospital as well, since he's been banged up quite a bit since this engagement started. I was going to post this IC, but it seems we've bypassed the Hospital stop, which is fine.  Fuse, IC Mike would have given casualty report to the Marians for each wounded squad member staying in the hospital, and then taken what medical supplies he could get from the Hospital to replenish his and the vehicle's stocks.  He is not above stretching the truth by using his status as part of IB medical detail to procure said supplies. Also, he's spent many days and nights in the operating room and other parts of hospital saving lives alongside the Marians, so hopefully they will cut him some slack.
This message was last edited by the player at 18:55, Sun 04 Apr 2010.
Fusilier
GM, 1404 posts
Your Guide
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 17:56
  • msg #975

Re: BMP photos

Everyone,

We seemed to have gotten ahead of things. And its leading to some confusion and overlooked events. Continuity is messed up.

In the last post, the team was going to the hospital first, then back to the billet. While it may not be required to go into lengthy detail at the hospital, some players (either mentioning here or in PMs) were expecting to have a go at things that need sorting out. Perhaps I left things at poor spot.

I believe that I am going to reverse things a little and omit those posts which are occurring back at the billet. This will happen when I put up the turn tomorrow.
This message was last edited by the GM at 18:25, Sun 04 Apr 2010.
Robert Mitchell
player, 342 posts
Corporal
British Infantry
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 18:32
  • msg #976

Re: BMP photos

Fuse - can I suggest that you delete posts as appropriate to avoid confusion.

Alternatively I'll amend Mitch's post so that he can vouch for Methuselah prior to them arriving back at the billet.
Helmut Meyer
player, 529 posts
Unteroffizier
PanzerPionier (Germany)
Sun 4 Apr 2010
at 18:39
  • msg #977

Re: BMP photos

Yeah, it's probably best the posts are deleted to keep it straight.

Oh, and welcome back Kurt!
This message was last edited by the player at 18:40, Sun 04 Apr 2010.
Francis 'Frank' Benucci
player, 232 posts
Sergeant /U.S. Rangers
Call Sign 'Found Four'
Tue 6 Apr 2010
at 01:19
  • msg #978

Re: BMP photos

Mike Catchings:
If it's alright with Frank, Mike's professional opinion would be to leave him at the hospital as well, since he's been banged up quite a bit since this engagement started. I was going to post this IC, but it seems we've bypassed the Hospital stop, which is fine.  Fuse, IC Mike would have given casualty report to the Marians for each wounded squad member staying in the hospital, and then taken what medical supplies he could get from the Hospital to replenish his and the vehicle's stocks.  He is not above stretching the truth by using his status as part of IB medical detail to procure said supplies. Also, he's spent many days and nights in the operating room and other parts of hospital saving lives alongside the Marians, so hopefully they will cut him some slack.

That's totally your call Mike.  I just want to see Frank get his shit back before you commit me, LOL!  I don't want Frank left out, even though his mobility is somewhat limited.  He would take the time to get rid of the M-16A2 and put the M-203 on his M-4 while he's laid up.
Mike Catchings
player, 164 posts
HM3
Navy FMF Corpsman (US)
Tue 6 Apr 2010
at 01:39
  • msg #979

Re: BMP photos

In reply to Francis 'Frank' Benucci (msg #978):

Thanks. I'd send Ben as well, but I figure JJ is going to want to talk to him. Mike's been pretty busy, plus Marians are better equipped to deal with the wounded so Mike could use the break!
Fusilier
GM, 1407 posts
Your Guide
Tue 6 Apr 2010
at 12:38
  • msg #981

Re: BMP photos

Ok. I think this is ok.

I've edited some posts and cut and pasted them so they fit.

Everything to do with talking to the Major about what happened will be done at the church while Mike's team with the wounded are busy inside. I moved the posts to after the arrival (new turn post msg #773) to help with continuity. Everything else that happened when the team reunited didn't change.

So just to be clear. Everyone is at the hospital right now. But I'll let you chose to either stay with the vehicles where the Major and Kurt are dealing with Ben/Oscar or go with Mike and the wounded into the church.

If there's no problems with this, then game on.
This message was last edited by the GM at 12:59, Tue 06 Apr 2010.
Ben Jagelis
player, 1141 posts
Canadian Lieutenant
Airborne Infantry
Tue 6 Apr 2010
at 12:42
  • msg #982

Re: BMP photos

Ben's got nothing but a scratch. Nothing a little antiseptic and a bandaid won't fix.
He won't find it comfortable sitting for a while though with the score mark from the bullet just below his butt cheeks.
Kurt Weiss
player, 315 posts
Command Sergeant Major
Army Special Forces (US)
Tue 6 Apr 2010
at 20:26
  • msg #983

Re: BMP photos

Was going to reply, but will wait for Varis to get his piece in.  Then Oskar, unless you really want his opinion before Oskar speaks.
Oskar Friedmann
player, 594 posts
Staff Sergeant
Special Forces (US)
Tue 6 Apr 2010
at 20:53
  • msg #984

Re: BMP photos

Oskar's already said his piece and was ordered outside the main area.  He's basically waiting to get called back in.
Kurt Weiss
player, 316 posts
Command Sergeant Major
Army Special Forces (US)
Tue 6 Apr 2010
at 21:27
  • msg #985

Re: BMP photos

Hah, somehow I missed that novel...post up shortly.
Methuselah A. Q. K. Agahu
player, 6 posts
Corporal
Coldstream Guards
Tue 6 Apr 2010
at 23:24
  • msg #986

Re: BMP photos

Methuselah is currently awaiting an opportunity to go to base and report to his CO with an update on his mission. If that means staying with JJO & Co then he will do so, but if it means going to the hospital then that is what he will do. Please can someone advise which option is appropriate.

P.S. - Fuse, can you start a new OOC thread as we are nearing 1000.
This message was last edited by the player at 23:25, Tue 06 Apr 2010.
Fusilier
GM, 1409 posts
Your Guide
Wed 7 Apr 2010
at 02:34
  • msg #987

Re: BMP photos

For those who are sent to the hospital, don't worry, you won't be out of the game. Game it out as Frank did, but time will get fast forwarded soon and you'll be discharged (at least the PCs will be).
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