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OOC Thread - 20.

Posted by FusilierFor group 0
Fusilier
GM, 7090 posts
Your Guide
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 01:18
  • msg #37

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Sorry, had a busy weekend. All posts will be up tomorrow.
Jose Rodriguez
editor, 490 posts
Spec 4 (US) Infantry
Heffe
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 03:35
  • msg #38

Re: OOC Thread - 20

In reply to Reggie Grant (msg # 35):

Thanks Andy! Been having a crazy weekend myself so was only able to get up the IC post. Agreed that we can work out ammo IC on the next turn if we need to.
Fusilier
GM, 7092 posts
Your Guide
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 15:59
  • msg #39

Re: OOC Thread - 20

I didn't go into detail on the withdraw since it went without issue, namely the Krok was positioning to shield those with Aleksandar from the Heckler, and Varis found nothing in that part of the trench.

In regards to the Krok you'll need to decide on the issue mentioned in the narrative.

I'll have the other part of the turn, as well as those back in Gdansk, covered later today.
Reggie Grant
player, 163 posts
Refugee Medic
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 18:55
  • msg #40

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Fuse,

Were Jose and Aleksandar's rifles recovered? Just to check whether Jose has given Reggie his back.

Ta,

Andy
Michael Kessler
player, 1914 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 18:58
  • msg #41

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Reggie Grant:
Fuse,

Were Jose and Aleksandar's rifles recovered? Just to check whether Jose has given Reggie his back.

Ta,

Andy

To piggy back on that, I'm presuming the GPMG was recovered as that was a specific IC tasking.
Fusilier
GM, 7093 posts
Your Guide
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 19:02
  • msg #42

Re: OOC Thread - 20

No, rifles were not recovered.
Yes, GPMG was recovered (Krysia).
This message was last edited by the GM at 19:05, Mon 02 Mar 2020.
John Jameson McCarthy
player, 3068 posts
Major (US) Cavalry
Mark101
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 19:26
  • msg #43

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Looking at the BTR: What about closing one air hatch and have Marta sit by Aleksander to hold him if needed. Also, any objections to her checking Price's body to see if there's a gun she can use?

That would leave the other side for the boys I think.
Fusilier
GM, 7094 posts
Your Guide
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 19:30
  • msg #44

Re: OOC Thread - 20

In reply to John Jameson McCarthy (msg # 43):

The other side hatch can still only fit one person though.

Your options basically are:
1 person with Alex and 1 in the hatch
2 people in the hatches and 0 with Alex
This message was last edited by the GM at 19:32, Mon 02 Mar 2020.
Per Kolstrup
player, 1196 posts
Oversergent (Den)
Raellus
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 19:32
  • msg #45

Re: OOC Thread - 20


I don't think Marta should have a weapon. I still don't trust her and she has not had a pressing need for one, so far.

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Michael Kessler
player, 1915 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 19:40
  • msg #46

Re: OOC Thread - 20

I have no objection to her being given a weapon at this stage. She was given the chance to go free on the other side of the river so is still with us of her own accord.

Alternatively, when I can post IC Kessler will probably tell Rodriguez to take over as machine gunner (we don't have a machine gunner, Rodriguez doesn't have a rifle, so that's a little round peg waiting to fit into a little round hole as far as I can tell). Maybe we can see if Marta would like to volunteer to be an ammo carrier (i.e. unarmed asst machine gunner). Just a thought.

Also, Mark, can you get McCarthy on the case with Anna? In the absence of Ferro I'm not sure there's anyone else she responds to and we're pretty much carrying her as a passenger right now. If Marta will lug MG ammo maybe Anna can make sure Alex doesn't fall off the bench? Or vice versa?
This message was last edited by the player at 19:40, Mon 02 Mar 2020.
Jose Rodriguez
editor, 491 posts
Spec 4 (US) Infantry
Heffe
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 22:45
  • msg #47

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Fuse,

Maybe I'm misunderstanding here, but if we're just up the road a few meters, couldn't we just grab the rifles left behind, especially if things have calmed down? I can't imagine we'd want to leave them where WA can grab them.

Also Dave, as much as I'd love to have Jose truck the GPMG, his skill with Autogun is pretty miserable, and even if it wasn't, he's still carrying around the SM-2. He won't be able to carry both.
Michael Kessler
player, 1916 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 23:13
  • msg #48

Re: OOC Thread - 20

In reply to Jose Rodriguez (msg # 47):

No worries. I'm not going to have time to post tonight anyway so I'll see what Fuse says about the weapons left behind.
Fusilier
GM, 7095 posts
Your Guide
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 01:06
  • msg #49

Re: OOC Thread - 20

In reply to Jose Rodriguez (msg # 47):

No and yes.

No, they weren't collected this turn/at this time. But yes, you only moved about 125m away so they can be potentially recovered.
This message was last edited by the GM at 01:06, Tue 03 Mar 2020.
Fusilier
GM, 7096 posts
Your Guide
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 02:59
  • msg #50

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Second part up.
Michael Kessler
player, 1918 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 19:52
  • msg #51

Re: OOC Thread - 20

@Heffe, I haven't mentioned recovering weapons as I'm not sure if anyone has flagged up IC that they've lost their weapon but if Rodriguez wants to retrieve the lost weapons Kessler will OK it provided two people go (I'm guessing it would probably have to be Rodriguez and Babicevs, in which case Kessler will backfill on picket duty with Krysia).

@Andy, if Czerny is in a position to serve as a back up machine gunner we'll need Fuse to advise the status of ammo. We packed 1200 rnds of 7.62N Link (per OOC thread 18, Msg 665). If Czerny (or Voight) can't handle the GPMG we'll need to reasses if / when we link up with the scouts (I am presuming O'Brien will have the required skillset so we can maybe do some juggling there).
Jan Czerny
player, 775 posts
Sergent-Chef FFL
Mahatatain
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 23:28
  • msg #52

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Michael Kessler:
@Andy, if Czerny is in a position to serve as a back up machine gunner we'll need Fuse to advise the status of ammo. We packed 1200 rnds of 7.62N Link (per OOC thread 18, Msg 665). If Czerny (or Voight) can't handle the GPMG we'll need to reasses if / when we link up with the scouts (I am presuming O'Brien will have the required skillset so we can maybe do some juggling there).

Fuse,

Am I correct that both Jan and Hank still have mobility issues so are problematic to deploy on foot?

Ta,

Andy
Michael Kessler
player, 1919 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 23:36
  • msg #53

Re: OOC Thread - 20

In reply to Jan Czerny (msg # 52):

Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear on that. I meant operate the MG from the BTR, without dismounting.
Fusilier
GM, 7098 posts
Your Guide
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 23:50
  • msg #54

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Well it's the still the same day so there isn't any real change from before.

Pen flare might not be visible due to the weather at this range. The group may need to move closer first. Multiple flares may be needed for the linkup.

There's still like 800+ rounds, most of it is in the vehicle.
This message was last edited by the GM at 23:53, Tue 03 Mar 2020.
Jan Czerny
player, 776 posts
Sergent-Chef FFL
Mahatatain
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 00:09
  • msg #55

Re: OOC Thread - 20

In reply to Michael Kessler (msg # 53):

Ah. I understand now.

Fuse - thanks for clarifying.
Per Kolstrup
player, 1199 posts
Oversergent (Den)
Raellus
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 00:22
  • msg #56

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Fusilier:
Pen flare might not be visible due to the weather at this range. The group may need to move closer first. Multiple flares may be needed for the linkup.


Good to know. I don't know if I've ever seen one deployed. Time to check Youtube.

I imagine a 40mm Illum round would be visible, though. Once we have a reference, it should be easy to shoot an azimuth from point A to B. By following that compass heading, we should be able to find each other, no? This is all theoretical, though- i.e. I've read about stuff like this, but never done it myself. Like many of you, I reckon, my PC knows more about his trade than I do.

If anyone has another idea of how we can facilitate a linkup, besides playing Marco Polo on the radio, I'm all ears.

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This message was last edited by the player at 00:34, Wed 04 Mar 2020.
Fusilier
GM, 7099 posts
Your Guide
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 01:11
  • msg #57

Re: OOC Thread - 20

40mm ILLUM would be way brighter and more practical than the pen flare. If it weren't misty/raining right now then the pen flare would be fine. The ILLUM still won't be visible directly (the water droplets refract the light and spread it all around) but basically enough to get a good/general bearing. Maybe two will be needed... I'll put that to a roll.

Just so we're on the same page with the linkup though. If you are doing this by shooting a bearing on the flare and moving on that bearing, then that means you're going cross country.
This message was last edited by the GM at 01:11, Wed 04 Mar 2020.
Varis Babicevs
player, 1915 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 05:03
  • msg #58

Re: OOC Thread - 20

Fusilier:
40mm ILLUM would be way brighter and more practical than the pen flare. If it weren't misty/raining right now then the pen flare would be fine. The ILLUM still won't be visible directly (the water droplets refract the light and spread it all around) but basically enough to get a good/general bearing. Maybe two will be needed... I'll put that to a roll.

Just so we're on the same page with the linkup though. If you are doing this by shooting a bearing on the flare and moving on that bearing, then that means you're going cross country.


Varis has a couple of 40mm Illum rounds. I think he started the game/campaign with three and he's only fired one in all these years [IRT] (trying to set something on fire, IIRC).

If Varis fires one and Per gives Kessler the reverse azimuth, that'll give the vehicle group a general heading. They can look for roads leading in that general direction and once they get closer, may Per can guide them the rest of the way with pen flares?

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Fusilier
GM, 7100 posts
Your Guide
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 05:46
  • msg #59

Re: OOC Thread - 20

That's doable, yeah.
Michael Kessler
player, 1920 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 08:35
  • msg #60

Re: OOC Thread - 20

I thought we’d agreed to use Kessler’s flare pistol? Or does that have the same limitations as a pen flare?

Also as far as arming Marta I think only three people expressed an opinion. I’m presuming Mark was in favour (he brought it up) and so was I so that’s a majority in favour at the moment.
Jan Czerny
player, 777 posts
Sergent-Chef FFL
Mahatatain
Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 08:45
  • msg #61

Re: OOC Thread - 20

In reply to Michael Kessler (msg # 60):

Sure. But Jan isn't going to arm her himself without being ordered to. I'll add a question in my last IC post to that effect though.
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