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10:43, 22nd May 2024 (GMT+0)

OOC Thread - 23.

Posted by FusilierFor group 0
Michael Kessler
player, 3037 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Thu 22 Feb 2024
at 23:23
  • msg #269

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Kessler’s current thinking is to send a dismount squad to investigate the buildings that he spotted while keeping whatever Lines spotted under observation unless any observation results warrant a change. So basically at the moment waiting to see if any Obs rolls give a clearer picture of local area.
Fusilier
GM, 8307 posts
Your Guide
Fri 23 Feb 2024
at 00:05
  • msg #270

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Michael Kessler:
<DarkBlue>”We’ve got possible buildings at our twelve o’clock and three o’clock.

I think that’s right based on Lines seeing something straight ahead and Kessler seeing something on his right


Just about. It's twelve, and around 1 or 2 for the latter.
Michael Kessler
player, 3040 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Thu 29 Feb 2024
at 11:40
  • msg #271

Re: OOC Thread - 23

I'm away 02nd March to 17th March. Opportunities to post during that time will be fairly limited.
Chris Walsh
player, 693 posts
Callsign Hades
Fri 1 Mar 2024
at 09:21
  • msg #272

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Please assume Walsh will relay any response to the rest of the team.

If this turns into a dialogue Fuse will probably need to NPC Walsh. Or maybe Ward can step in, I think he also has good Polish.
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2446 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Fri 1 Mar 2024
at 13:31
  • msg #273

Re: OOC Thread - 23


I meant for Varis to address Ward, actually. He's struggling with W names, apparently. Sorry about that.

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Jose Rodriguez
editor, 1140 posts
Spec 4 (US) Infantry
Heffe
Mon 4 Mar 2024
at 20:30
  • msg #274

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Hey all - heads up that I'll be on a cruise ship starting the 8th and won't be back til the 18th. I honestly have no idea if I'll be able to post while I'm away, but feel free to NPC Jose if necessary.
Michael Kessler
player, 3043 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Wed 27 Mar 2024
at 11:16
  • msg #275

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Just to let you know, I'll be away Friday to Monday and don't expect to have time to post during that time.
Michael Kessler
player, 3044 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Wed 27 Mar 2024
at 16:14
  • msg #276

Re: OOC Thread - 23

@Corkman, I'm not sure where Tosh is but Fuse moved everything back to the compound with the last turn post so this meeting is taking place at our base (specifically the cafeteria). So if Tosh is at the meeting he can't be manning the BTR's MG. Unless Ferro did a really bad job parking it...
David 'Tosh' Lines
player, 1078 posts
Cpl (UK) Infantry
Corkman
Wed 27 Mar 2024
at 17:04
  • msg #277

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Michael Kessler:
@Corkman, I'm not sure where Tosh is but Fuse moved everything back to the compound with the last turn post so this meeting is taking place at our base (specifically the cafeteria). So if Tosh is at the meeting he can't be manning the BTR's MG. Unless Ferro did a really bad job parking it...

Yup, did miss those apologies.  I'll fix
Fusilier
GM, 8314 posts
Your Guide
Thu 28 Mar 2024
at 23:26
  • msg #278

Re: OOC Thread - 23

I'm going to help Rae out (so he doesn't have retell everything I've told him) and put it here in the OOC, under the context of it having come from Schenker.

Colored text will just be some GM aside commentary...

The DIA team are (likely) in Osiek right now based on the last radioed update sent to the sub when Max was aboard.

Here's the wiki article for Osiek, but keep in mind it's not really an article entry but a copy and pasted section from when the Mad Dogs briefly visited it (years ago in real life). https://wiki.rpol.net/?id=30566/Osiek

For some context, Osiek is where the NATO allied 2nd Polish Free Legion is currently holding out. They were part of US 11th Corps but (lacking mobility) were unable to withdraw with the rest of the Corps when the offensive unraveled. As Kessler noted, US 11th Corps have since declared for the US Civilian government, but the 2nd PFL are still loyal to the Colorado Junta. Estimated strength is 300 Polish Home Army and associated advisors (Green Beret mostly). The 2nd PFL had a backpack nuke issued to it prior to the summer offensive, but they never reached their objective to be able to use it as planned.

BND reports the DIA have negotiated taking control of the device as some kind of "trade" (details of which are unknown).

The DIA team were originally planning on an undercover crossing of the Tczew bridge posing as traders (and a doctor). However, the Polish 12th Cavalry Division in Tczew, have apparently closed it to all traffic. This might have something to do with Karel Janku's report on enemy troop movements in the region. It's believed the DIA unit, delayed now, is waiting in Osiek until a boat can be acquired and/or passage negotiated, probably from Nowe (another location the Mad Dogs visited) or further south in Grudziadz.

https://wiki.rpol.net/?id=30566/Tczew
https://wiki.rpol.net/?id=30566/Nowe

So, this means they probably won't have a motorized vehicle(s) on the eastern bank of the river, since it's unlikely they'll be able to find a boat capable of that. Although you can't 100% rule out the DIA team making arrangements for motorized transport to be waiting for them on the other side.

The DIA team are/were planning on entering the Malbork via the Southern (Rt 55) checkpoint, as it's less guarded than the Western (Rt 22) checkpoint. Looking at the map, one will notice the Nogat River will be a water obstacle that may be relevant, or at least narrow down the area where they could be find, a little.

Once inside the Malbork perimeter, the unit be using a safehouse on **** road. Max actually knows the street name and address but I'll withhold it because the players don't have a map that shows street names (military 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 maps don't usually have that info).

The DIA team will be move the nuke to within 250m of Malbork castle. But even the DIA team are acting on partial INTEL so they won't know themselves exactly where until they get there and scope out the area (hence the use of a safehouse to lay low while their own prep work is happening).

Not much else is known about Malbork, but you collectively are aware there is Malbork Airbase (operational), a NATO PoW camp at a sports track and some tennis courts, the heavily forested Polana Park in the center of the town, the main vehicle repair yard for the Baltic Front, and a safehouse for the Mad Dogs which has been pre-arranged by the BND.
This message was last edited by the GM at 23:27, Thu 28 Mar.
Fusilier
GM, 8315 posts
Your Guide
Thu 28 Mar 2024
at 23:30
  • msg #279

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Also, msg #14 in the Intel thread has some relevant information sourced from Kessler/Ferro interrogations of prisoners. Some of the info is outdated but most of it might be of some use.
Michael Kessler
player, 3047 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Wed 3 Apr 2024
at 09:00
  • msg #280

Re: OOC Thread - 23

I may have mentioned this before but I don't have the time these says to take on the bulk of planning for ops so we need to try and hash things out as a group.

Based on a single read of the intel thread my thoughts are to try and find the DIA team before they cross the river, using means I've outlined IC but I'm more than happy to do something else.

As for the second part of the mission, dealing with the Soviets in Malbork, I think we'll need to cross that bridge when we come to it, let's just focus on finding the DIA team.
David 'Tosh' Lines
player, 1081 posts
Cpl (UK) Infantry
Corkman
Wed 3 Apr 2024
at 13:31
  • msg #281

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Agreed on the course of action.  The DIA team is first priority to try and dissuade or eliminate them as a threat.  If we can't do that by not encountering them, we focus our efforts on Malbork.
Jose Rodriguez
editor, 1144 posts
Spec 4 (US) Infantry
Heffe
Thu 4 Apr 2024
at 22:57
  • msg #282

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Agreed here as well.
Michael Kessler
player, 3048 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Fri 5 Apr 2024
at 08:34
  • msg #283

Re: OOC Thread - 23

OK, so if I'm reading this correctly we've got two suggestions

1. Try and intercept on the west bank and if that fails head to Malbork
Dave
Heffe

2. Head straight to Malbork
Rae

@Corkman, I'm not sure what option is your preferred so if you can please clarify 1 or 2 in OOC.

@Jinny, I'm reading your IC post as an endorsement for option 1 but that could be confirmation bias on my part so can you also confirm?

@Spartan?

As for the Krok being able to swim, @Fuse, can you confirm one way or the other? I do recall that it's amphibious capability was compromised when the Germans first joined the game but I think repairs were made at some point.
This message was last edited by the player at 08:34, Fri 05 Apr.
David 'Tosh' Lines
player, 1083 posts
Cpl (UK) Infantry
Corkman
Fri 5 Apr 2024
at 12:42
  • msg #284

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Sorry about that, Option 2
Jake Ward
player, 115 posts
Combat Medic
Spartan-117
Fri 5 Apr 2024
at 13:09
  • msg #285

Re: OOC Thread - 23

I don't have strong feelings, but #1 is my slight preference.
Varis Babicevs
editor, 2450 posts
Sgt (Latvia)
Raellus
Sat 27 Apr 2024
at 17:12
  • msg #286

Re: OOC Thread - 23


Well, everyone, it's been a blast. I've really enjoyed playing with y'all over the years, truly. Fuse, you're a helluva Ref. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to creating a living, breathing game world for us to engage with. I feel like I've actually been to Gdansk IRL.

I hope I have the opportunity to game with all of you again someday, preferably sooner than later. I'll still visit these parts from time to time. As always, please feel free to come on over anytime and visit me at the forum.

https://forum.juhlin.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3

Dievs, svētī Latviju!

Rae

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This message was last edited by a game editor at 17:18, Sat 27 Apr.
Jose Rodriguez
editor, 1146 posts
Spec 4 (US) Infantry
Heffe
Mon 29 Apr 2024
at 18:52
  • msg #287

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Echoing Rae's sentiment - this has been more than great, and I hope to play with you all again soon.

On a personal note, I can't believe I've been a part of this group for almost six years now, and it feels like the time absolutely flew by. You're all awesome roleplayers, and incredible writers. I can say with all sincerity that I'm now a better writer due to having picked up skills from reading your posts, and I appreciate each and every one of you for that - thank you all for your unrelenting commitment to writing high quality posts.

Fuse, from you I learned how GMing a campaign in a roleplaying game is supposed to work - you're ridiculously good at defining and growing a world. I hope that you one day consider a career as an author. :D

Hope to talk to you all again soon, either on Discord or the Juhlin forums!
Jake Ward
player, 116 posts
Combat Medic
Spartan-117
Mon 29 Apr 2024
at 23:07
  • msg #288

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Fusilier
GM, 8316 posts
Your Guide
Mon 29 Apr 2024
at 23:33
  • msg #289

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Hey all,

Yeah, it's finished. Sorry for waiting so long to let you know. I was meaning to delete some recent IC posts and adding in a proper conclusion, but I kept putting it off. Maybe I will at some point... I probably will.

Thanks for making this work. I had a great time, with lots of memorable moments. Some things worked and some didn't, but I think in the long run it was pretty good. So again, thanks for all the contributions over the many many years. That's just crazy haha!

I'm taking a break for a while from play-by-post type gaming, but like I mentioned several weeks ago, I am working on a new game. Anyone here is welcome to join when it happens. Two points. 1) I don't know when that will be, because I'm taking a long break and there's also the need to continue to prep once my break is over. It will probably happen after the summer is over. 2) I'm not going to be advertising the game publicly. My preference is for a small group (but like I said, anyone here is welcome). Obviously, if you aren't interested, I won't be offended.

Anyway, thank you again.
Brandon
This message was last edited by the GM at 23:44, Mon 29 Apr.
David 'Tosh' Lines
player, 1084 posts
Cpl (UK) Infantry
Corkman
Mon 29 Apr 2024
at 23:42
  • msg #290

Re: OOC Thread - 23

I've had the privilege of being part of this game since Oskar was still around and haven't looked back since.

I'm not going to repeat what has been already said and I would be interested in a future game with everyone, even if after the summer.

Enjoy your break Fuse!

Everyone, be safe out there!!!
This message was last edited by the player at 12:41, Tue 30 Apr.
Michael Kessler
player, 3049 posts
Hauptmann (Ger)
udxr226
Tue 30 Apr 2024
at 08:47
  • msg #291

Re: OOC Thread - 23

To echo what others have said, Fuse it’s been an amazing ride, my thanks to you and everyone else that has been part of the game during the just over nine years that I’ve been part of it.
Jake Ward
player, 117 posts
Combat Medic
Spartan-117
Wed 8 May 2024
at 00:47
  • msg #292

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?

The first IC post of this game appears to have occurred on:

Sun 11 May 2008

Is that correct?

If so, I propose that May 11th of every year henceforth, shall be known as Mad Dog's Day.

I'll be celebrating appropriately:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...of%20tabasco%20sauce.
Fusilier
GM, 8317 posts
Your Guide
Wed 8 May 2024
at 22:13
  • msg #293

Re: OOC Thread - 23

Damn, I wish I knew about that drink.
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