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OOC Thread - 21.

Posted by FusilierFor group 0
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 766 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Mon 27 Dec 2021
at 03:34
  • msg #925

Re: OOC Thread - 21

Michael Kessler:
In reply to Henry 'Hank' Voight (msg # 923):

Walsh slung his rifle over his shoulder before exiting (IC Msg 554).

And I know the AKMR offered was 7.62. I thought I'd covered off why that was declined IC but to reiterate, we have no clue how much ammo is left in the PK so taking Voight's weapon might have solved one problem by creating another. It makes more sense to me to try and retrieve one from someone who has no current use for it rather than someone who might have a use for it.

Happy to be mistaken...

No worries, understood.
Fusilier
GM, 7734 posts
Your Guide
Mon 27 Dec 2021
at 23:58
  • msg #926

Re: OOC Thread - 21

I'm not feeling well so I'm going to delay things until tomorrow evening. I'll also get around to answering PKM ammunition and things like that.
Michael Kessler
player, 2556 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Tue 28 Dec 2021
at 00:04
  • msg #927

Re: OOC Thread - 21

In reply to Fusilier (msg # 926):

Take it easy man, no rush our end.
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2194 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Tue 28 Dec 2021
at 01:13
  • msg #928

Re: OOC Thread - 21

In reply to Fusilier (msg # 926):

Hope you feel better soon.

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Jose Rodriguez
editor, 814 posts
Spec 4 (US) Infantry
Heffe
Tue 28 Dec 2021
at 23:39
  • msg #929

Re: OOC Thread - 21

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday! I'm back and have access to post. Fuse, I hope you feel better quickly.
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 767 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 00:31
  • msg #930

Re: OOC Thread - 21

Healthy thoughts Fuse.

Just got my second shot for vaccine, hoping I don't grow a tail
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2195 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 05:15
  • msg #931

Re: OOC Thread - 21


With possession of an enemy radio, we can listen in on their plans (if they don't practice good discipline). Can we also essentially jam  the channel they're using by holding down the transmit button indefinitely?

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This message was last edited by a game editor at 05:16, Wed 29 Dec 2021.
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2196 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 20:33
  • msg #932

Re: OOC Thread - 21


What does the front gate* look like? From references in the GM turn, it sounds like we can see through part of it, but not shoot through it (with GL's, at least), so I'm imagining vertical iron bars.

I'm thinking we might want to open it, so that we can fire low, directly at the enemy vehicles/dismounts on the road west of the compound.

For that matter, what does the wall surrounding the complex look like? I'm imagining cinder blow, about 5' high or so? Is that right?

Thanks.

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Fusilier
GM, 7736 posts
Your Guide
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 21:16
  • msg #933

Re: OOC Thread - 21

No, the radios being used are just on open airwaves and people can talk at the same time (over each other though), so pressing transmit won't do anything to impeded comms.

The front gate is basically just bars yes. They will obscure visibility but not prevent it. For shooting beyond the gate, small arms are fine but not 40mm.

The wall is 1.5 - 2m tall. The bottom half is solid. The top half if latticed. It will prevent visibility unless you are actually up right next to it and looking through. Similarly, you can shoot through it if you are next to it, otherwise not.
Michael Kessler
player, 2557 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Thu 30 Dec 2021
at 11:52
  • msg #934

Re: OOC Thread - 21

I'm crazy busy at work with Year End crap. I'll post as soon as I can but that will probably be tomorrow at the earliest, maybe Saturday. Sorry.
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2198 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Fri 31 Dec 2021
at 21:50
  • msg #935

Re: OOC Thread - 21


From my reading of IC posts, the only practical way the PKM could fire from the BTR-60 was over the wall, or at an acute angle SW through the gate. Also, since the firing port is lower down in the hull, it limits LOS and lines of fire. That means, to employ it more effectively, one needs to be atop the hull, or protruding through a roof hatch, making the operator rather vulnerable to counter fire. Is that correct (in total or in part)?

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Fusilier
GM, 7737 posts
Your Guide
Fri 31 Dec 2021
at 23:19
  • msg #936

Re: OOC Thread - 21

That's correct. You can't see past the wall on foot. The turret opening (where the PKM originally was) or up on top of the vehicle, is the only way to see over the wall.

The part about the angle through the gate is also correct... narrow LOS.




Also I'm away from home for the weekend, so no turn post until Monday.
This message was last edited by the GM at 23:20, Fri 31 Dec 2021.
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 769 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Sat 1 Jan 2022
at 23:38
  • msg #937

Re: OOC Thread - 21

If you're discussing the only way Hank can fire the PKM he was given, his intention is to only pop up in another position other than the one he was just shot at.  He doesn't want to become predictable to the shooter so that he/she/they can't guess his next move or spot he's going to be in.

Duly noted though on where he can engage targets from.

Happy New Year to all!!!
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2200 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 00:15
  • msg #938

Re: OOC Thread - 21

In reply to Henry 'Hank' Voight (msg # 937):

Cork, I added this to Varis' last turn.

Varis Babicevs:
Varis stands on tip-toes and peeks over the troop compartment roof of the derelict BTR. He doesn't like what he sees. The wall blocks LOS to much of the battlefield. To see and shoot over it, the gunner must stand upright from the air guard hatches, exposing himself to counterfire. Varis guesses that this is why so many wounded LOSA are lying about behind the rusty BTR hull right now. It's no good.

"Comrade Voight, move the MG to the trench. From there you have better LOS and more cover. Varis will cover you. Go!"

Varis holds his carbine up, over his head and the BTR hull, and squeezes off a long burst of blind fire. The intent is to distract any enemy shooters so that they're busy not shooting at Voight.

Once the burst- and hopefully, Voight- is away, Varis reloads his AK with a fresh mag and reassesses the situation.


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This message was last edited by a game editor at 00:15, Sun 02 Jan 2022.
Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 770 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Sun 2 Jan 2022
at 00:37
  • msg #939

Re: OOC Thread - 21

Varis Babicevs:
In reply to Henry 'Hank' Voight (msg # 937):

Cork, I added this to Varis' last turn.

Varis Babicevs:
Varis stands on tip-toes and peeks over the troop compartment roof of the derelict BTR. He doesn't like what he sees. The wall blocks LOS to much of the battlefield. To see and shoot over it, the gunner must stand upright from the air guard hatches, exposing himself to counterfire. Varis guesses that this is why so many wounded LOSA are lying about behind the rusty BTR hull right now. It's no good.

"Comrade Voight, move the MG to the trench. From there you have better LOS and more cover. Varis will cover you. Go!"

Varis holds his carbine up, over his head and the BTR hull, and squeezes off a long burst of blind fire. The intent is to distract any enemy shooters so that they're busy not shooting at Voight.

Once the burst- and hopefully, Voight- is away, Varis reloads his AK with a fresh mag and reassesses the situation.


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OK, no problem.  I'll make post tonight or tomorrow to reflect this!
Jose Rodriguez
editor, 816 posts
Spec 4 (US) Infantry
Heffe
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 00:04
  • msg #940

Re: OOC Thread - 21

Hey all,

My wife finally got covid yesterday (vaxxed and boosted), and I spent the night in the hospital with my four year old son last night (ineligible for vaxx due to age). Everyone seems to be doing better today thankfully. My availability to post this week might be a little come and go as a result of taking care of the fam.

Hope you all are doing okay out there.

-Jeff
Fusilier
GM, 7738 posts
Your Guide
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 00:28
  • msg #941

Re: OOC Thread - 21

Sorry to hear that Jeff. Hope things get better real quick. When I said I wasn't feeling good the other day, I actually went and got some self test kits that they're giving out. Came back negative twice, but my sister has it with thankfully mild symptoms. So I've kind of been there. I know it can be stressful.

Thanks for the heads up, but yeah family comes first. I'm working on the turn right now. Will see you when you get around to it.
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2201 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 00:52
  • msg #942

Re: OOC Thread - 21


Hope your fam recovers quickly and completely, Jeff.

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Henry 'Hank' Voight
player, 772 posts
Call Sign: Devil Dog-02
Corkman
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 04:49
  • msg #943

Re: OOC Thread - 21

In reply to Jose Rodriguez (msg # 940):

Speedy recovery!
Marta Nalecz
player, 99 posts
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 14:22
  • msg #944

Re: OOC Thread - 21

Reggie Grant:
Michael Kessler:
Grant - we need every hand on deck so if he’s conscious / mobile and can see Kessler wants him at the CP with the St Mary’s medic.

I've been told by Fuse that he's in the sleeping quarters but out of action. Obviously you don't know that as a PC but I'm just letting you know that as a player. As far as I'm aware though he still has a working radio.

Andy, I know you've made us aware of this OOC but Marta obviously has no clue IC, hence why she's repeating Kessler's message.
Michael Kessler
player, 2560 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 14:22
  • msg #945

Re: OOC Thread - 21

In reply to Jose Rodriguez (msg # 940):

Hope you all get well soon mate!
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2202 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Wed 5 Jan 2022
at 22:51
  • msg #946

Re: OOC Thread - 21


I want to make sure that I don't act on meta knowledge. Were the 6 enemy infantry last sighted somewhere near the western wall reported over the team net?

Thanks.

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Michael Kessler
player, 2561 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Thu 6 Jan 2022
at 01:20
  • msg #947

Re: OOC Thread - 21

In reply to Varis Babicevs (msg # 946):

I don't think so but I don't know for sure. You'd have to check back posts unless Fuse can answer one way or the other.
Fusilier
GM, 7741 posts
Your Guide
Thu 6 Jan 2022
at 02:13
  • msg #948

Re: OOC Thread - 21

I don't think so.
Reggie Grant
player, 338 posts
Refugee Medic
Thu 6 Jan 2022
at 11:26
  • msg #949

Re: OOC Thread - 21

Fuse - is Reggie's radio still working? I'm not sure if it was damaged when he was wounded.

Ta,

Andy
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