In Which The Bef Holds A Roadblock

"In Which the BEF Holds a Roadblock"

Who: Allan, Roux, Llywelyn, Weiland & Mitchell
IC Date: May 1940
OOC Date: Feb. 16, 2008
Where: Major Road in France, north of Arras

What: The BEF encounters an armoured car while holding the rearguard line of the British force's retreat.

Logger: Llywelyn

Major road
==============================================================
The Grid-----> > > > > THE GREATEST GENERATION < < <


Coordinates : 6 8

A wide road and a main thoroughfare, this road connects Arras to Calais. Calais lies to the northwest but the road continues straight north for a while, in the direction of Dunkirk.

It is currently daytime.

Sub-Rooms :
1. Aid Station

Contents
Llywelyn
Allan
(#17159) Cards
Howell - 1. Aid Station
(#17288) Truck
Roux - 1. Aid Station
Weiland - 1. Aid Station

West <W> East <E>
South <S> North <N>

«Game» Llywelyn moves into Aid Station.

Weiland snorts with mild derision. «It is something, that's what it is. I'll be fine once I can be out there again and eat proper food. Infection this infection that.» he coughs, then looks around for nosy medics before leaning closer to Roux. His motions are still rather stiff, but even leaning over is a good sign. «So, about these sardines…» his digestive system rumbles in fear.

« Good, » Roux nods. He smiles. « I … snuck in a can, » Roux sneaks them out from his pocket. « But /promise/ you'll be careful huh? » He grins. Roux leans in too at that. « I don't want to make you sick is all, but … » But he likes them and the poor guy's been stuck in here and. Well, it is a cruel world. Roux takes a deep breath. « That is that. » He will slip them to Weiland.

The newly promoted Lance Corporal Allan approaches the aid station. What with the heavy losses and all, every man is needed in the field! "Right! Who's fit?" he bellows, making his voice heard above the various noises of the aid station, eyes searching for the lesser wounded.

Llywelyn is likewise newly promoted to lance corporal, though he's making use of his time by letting the medics poke at his arm. The young doc treating him is poking at his hand, muttering something about dirt and infections. Llywelyn tries not to look to grim as the wound is re-dressed.

Weiland accepts the can of sardines and sneaks it onto his person. He's still rather thoroughly bandaged, but he's not oozing blood or supurating or anything of the sort. A quick nudge into Roux's side later, he nods towards Allan, «What's he saying?»

Roux lifts his head, hearing the man bellow. « That he is an obnoxious English man who is yelling in a hospital? » He pauses. « They are mustering the fit. I guess that means me, » He smiles at Weiland. "Yes sir," Roux nods politely to Allan. "I am fit, but please do no yell in hospital?" He tilts his head.

Allan comes to stand infron of the aid station, not bothering to enter and add to the bodies that must be crammed inside. "If you ain't bleedin, get out 'ere!" he shouts, "Fall in!" he echoes, taking a step back. Several wounded soldiers grumble as they move outside, assembling into a rough formation before the uppity Lance-Corporal turned Sergeant Major.

Llywelyn rolls his eyes, waiting quite patiently while his hand is dressed before standing and striding over to meet Allan. "Easy there, boyo," he says. "They didn't make you marshal of the whole flaming army. What's this all about, then?"

«I'd be fit enough if they got these off…» Weiland mumbles, and tries to pick at his finger bandages. He's got two good fingers to do it with, which renders the task more difficult than it would be. Pushing himself up to his feet with a slight flinch of pain, he drags himself over after Roux, elbowing him lightly again. «Got a knife?»

Allan snorts a bit as Llywelyn approaches, "Sergeant Hakeswill wants all walking wounded to the front, got to keep the lines manned!" he says, straightening up somewhat, making a concious effort to make sure his new stripe is visible to all the buck privates. "You all good on ammo? Water? Rations?"

« You'd have to listen to that, » Roux tilts his head. « The English gave me this rank thing … » He holds up the stripes of a Lance corporal. « I guess it means something? Maybe I have been tagging along far too long, » He considers. « I fear the power has gone to his head. If it gets big enough perhaps it will pop, » Grin. Roux sighs and turns his head. "Must find rifle. Have some ammunition, most carried back," He replies.

« And yes, » Roux slips his knife over to Weiland, handle first.

Llywelyn makes no effort to make his new stripe visible, though its sewn on sturdily enough. He just gives his head a wry shake, nodding at all that. He does check his rifle a second time but its fully loaded.

Weiland grabs the knife, and with a few rough slicing motions he hacks off the bandages that bind his fingers together. They're rather rigid, and at least one pinky is useless, but they're moving. More or less. «There. I am fit to go now.» he snorts out a dry, forced chuckle and hands the knife back to Roux. «I don't think I should go with my hands bare though.»

Allan nods to Lly, his attention shifting to the two frenchies inside the aid station. "Oye! Parle vous english?" he says, "Esce vous… uhhhh…. shooty rifley?" he inquires, a little flumoxed over the language it would seem, "To the front!"

"I was talking to you in English, not stupid, and I had /replied/," He glares at Allan. Roux doesn't seem amused. « What a — » Some unmentionable words then Roux blinks, his eyes widen. « No … did they leave your gloves with you? » He asks quietly. He sighs. Looks like those two are going to the front. "We … should be okay," Roux accepts his knife back looking worriedly at Weiland.

Llywelyn looks behind him, offering the universal language of shrugging to Roux and Weiland. But he proceeds to the front without complaint, falling in step with Allan. "So they promoted you, too, then?" he says. "Congratulations. I heard five of us got our stripes. Attrition must be worse than the brass'd like to let on."

Allan watches the Frenchman, turning to Lly, muttering, "French, pah…." he says, chuckling as he moves with Lly off to the trenches, "Aye, fastest time to get promoted is in combat…." he chuckles, "Time will tell who gets Sergeant next…" he says as he heads off.

Weiland stares at his hands, then leans in and uses his teeth and the opposite hand to tie together the loose ends of bandage into some semblance of a crude knot. After a little more flexing of his hands he resigns himself to their limited mobility, and lets them drop by his side, «That will do. Is there any ammunition? A machine gun? I've lost half my uniform too, what a mess of a war. I could shoot an English rifle if it's all they have.»

Roux just kind of scowls at Allan. « I can only pray it's not /him/, » The Frenchman comments quietly. He just smiles and nods, "Congratulations…" He remarks dryly, in English to Allan. Then he sighs and looks to Weiland. « I have some ammunition, and there is a machine gun kicking about, » Roux nods and smiles at Weiland. « There is a French rifle too, » He adds. « Though, they don't keep them in here, we'd have to go out. » Roux nods and smiles at Lly.

«Good enough.» Weiland forces one corner of his mouth to rise in something akin to a smile, then reaches out and lightly nudges his hand at Roux's shoulder. «You'll be a General in the English army soon.» then he wanders back into the aid station, over to his stretcher, to grab what few of his belongings still remain about, helmet and belts, before marching stiffly out again.

Allan heads off South.

Chemin des Filatiers
==============================================================
The Grid-----> > > > > THE GREATEST GENERATION < < <


Coordinates : 11 6

A small paved road. In civilian times the odd car or tractor might be seen headed down here, but as the place is currently a battleground they are deserted to all but military traffic and swarms of refugees.

It is currently daytime.

Sub-Rooms :
1. Front Line Trench
2. Slit Trench

Contents
Llywelyn
Allan - 1. Front Line Trench

(Item 1) FM 24-29 Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 2) Radio Equipment / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 3) Bren Gun Ranged Weapon / 2. Slit Trench
(Item 4) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 2. Slit Trench
(Item 5) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 2. Slit Trench
(Item 6) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 2. Slit Trench
(Item 7) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 2. Slit Trench
(Item 8) Mills Bomb Ranged Weapon / 2. Slit Trench
(Item 9) Mills Bomb Ranged Weapon / 2. Slit Trench
(Item 10) 7.5-54 x 208 Ammo / 2. Slit Trench
(Item 11) Mills Bomb Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 12) Mills Bomb Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 13) Mills Bomb Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 14) Mills Bomb Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 15) Mills Bomb Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 16) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 17) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 18) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 1. Front Line Trench
(Item 19) .303 British x 200 Ammo / 1. Front Line Trench

Obstacles :
East <E> Dragonsteeth-1

West <W> East <E>
South <S> North <N>

Llywelyn arrives from the South.

«Game» Llywelyn moves into Front Line Trench.

Allan moves into the trenches, wiping his nose on his sleeve as he looks around, double-checking to make sure everything is still in good shape. "Now we just have to hold this line…." he says idly, entering his machine-gun post. "Wish we could get a vickers up here…."

Llywelyn strides alongside Allan as they move to the front. He nods. "We should split the men up a bit when those Frenchman catch up, don't you think? So we've got more of the line covered." He tilts his head at the Canadian. "You really want to make sergeant some day?"

Weiland arrives from the West.

Roux arrives from the West.

«Wait… I think I'll go grab more ammunition…» Weiland remarks to Roux after surveying the front lines with a critical frown, and marches back towards the company command post and storage.

Allan chuckles, "Fine line to walk, can either hold one position very well, or two barely…." he muses as he stands up to the parapet, peering north and south to get a vague idea of the happenings. "We can post the french to the north or south.. but I want that Roux man nearby, he can use the radio…. our only chance is to call for fire as soon as we see the germans comin up….."

Llywelyn nods at that. "We can always call in reinforcements to one if another gets overrun," he says. He spots the Frenchman as they join them, offering them both a cordial smile and nod.

Allan takes another look around. "With four men? Hardly…. I liked Lieutenant Rupert's idea of having the reserves concentrated in the center… but even so, we can only really hold out in one room, they can flank all they want but we'll still be clogging up their center… if more men show up we can rethink all that of course."

Lugging along a radio, it's Roux. He comes just in time to hear Allan say he wants Roux near. Roux's left eye twitches, but he smiles. Roux waves to Lly, nodding back. He shuffles into the trench, waiting for his friend Weiland, peering out of the trench.

Llywelyn shrugs at that. "As you say, Allan. I've no makings of a sergeant in me. I just want us all to get out of this mess alive." He grins a little at Roux. Every cheery, the Frenchman.

Allan nods a bit, winking, "Aye, so do I… figure the longer we hold the line, the more time they will have to prepare an evacuation of somekind…." he says, motioning Roux over. "We will hold these trenches for now…. think you can handle helping a french machine gunner? I want the radio operator to stick to me like glue."

Mitchell has connected.

Weiland returns, now burdened with boxes of ammunition, every step a small grunt. His coat's somewhere near Arras and he hasn't had the chance to grab another or the will to loot the dead. He comes near the trench, stops, and carefully lowers himself to sit on the edge before sliding down into it. His battered Adrian helmet sits on his head at a jaunty angle, but the bandages that wrap about his skull suggest it may not be a fashion statement. Then he's off, marching over to the French machine gun, which he spends a few moments checking and cleaning with care.

Okay, that's not fair. "What the hells do you think I did last time he was at that gun?" Roux frowns deeply. He just sighs. "Nevermind, yes sir," He shakes his head. And another smile, trying to keep his spirits up. "I can," He nods. Though he understands enough english to understand the stuck to like glue. His eyes widen a bit. Whether he took it as literal or not, some things are lost in translation. He does slink over though. Weiland cleaning the gun with care causes him to smile though.

Llywelyn watches as the men prepare, checking his own rifle again. Its still fully loaded and in more-or-less working condition. The checking seems more a nervous habit than anything else.

«Game» Roux moves into Slit Trench.

«Equipment» Roux has picked up 7.5-54 x 208.

«Equipment» Weiland has picked up Mills Bomb.

Mitchell is unarmmed.

«Equipment» Mitchell has picked up .303 British x 200.

«Game» Mitchell wields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Equipment» Mitchell has dropped Flare.

«Equipment» Mitchell has dropped .303 British x 200.

Mitchell heads off West.

Allan nods, "Very well… Llywelyn and Weiland can man the slit trench, Roux and I will man the front line trench… we'll make adjustments as neccessary, I want the riflemen to be looking north or south, and the Machineguns can look to the east…"

Mitchell arrives from the West.

«Equipment» Mitchell has dropped Flare.

«Equipment» Mitchell has picked up M68 AT Grenade.

Mitchell replinishes his supplies including finding a new rifle.

Llywelyn nods to Allan. "I'll keep an eye south. We can move easy enough there from the Slit Trench." With that he heads in that direction, motioning for Weiland to follow.

Pause. Roux tilts his head, "How … can I help with machine gun, if not in same trench?" He scratches his head, peering at Allan confused. He is just asking, really.

Weiland hears his name and looks up, then turns about until he finds Llywelyn. The gesture is understood, and he picks up the machine gun, wincing, then lugs it across the trench to the end nearest the slit trench. He clambers out and moves over towards the other trench, slipping down into it. "Louis." he nods curtly to the Welsh man, then grabs one of the French MG ammunition magazines and holds it out, lifting an eyebrow expectantly. "Ammo?" he pats the machine gun.

«Game» Weiland moves into Slit Trench.

«Equipment» Roux has dropped 7.5-54 x 285.

Roux heads off West.

Roux arrives from the West.

Mitchell works the action on the newly issued rifle a few times and says "I wish I had time to sight it in."

Mitchell heads off West.

Mitchell arrives from the West.

«Game» Mitchell moves into Slit Trench.

«Equipment» Mitchell has dropped 7.5-54 x 125.

«Game» Mitchell moves into Front Line Trench.

"Hullo, Jack," Llywelyn replies with a grin, when he's greeted as 'Louis.' He relieves himself of some of the British ammunition he's lugged around, and loads up with a fair amount of bullets for the French machine gun. "Don't worry, boyo. Reload and shoot are fair simple in any language. I'll do right by you."

Mitchell heads off South.

Mitchell arrives from the South.

«Game» Llywelyn moves into Front Line Trench.

«Equipment» Llywelyn has dropped .303 British x 136.

«Equipment» You grab 200 x 7.5-54 .

«Game» Llywelyn moves into Slit Trench.

«Equipment» Weiland has dropped 7.5-54 x 50.

Allan frowns a bit at Roux. "Come into this larger trench… and setup the radio…. get it all dialed into the fire direction center or whomever… make sure their guns are ready."

«Game» Roux moves into Front Line Trench.

«Game» The enemy is near… North of Arras is now a war zone!

«Ground Combat» Allan deploys his Bren Gun!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of some sort of Wheeled vehicle. (13 6)

Weiland watches Llywelyn for a moment, then plucks a pair of magazines off his belt, laying them down on the dirt next to the machine gun, just in case. "Reload. Shoot." he repeats in his atrocious, throaty English, with a confident nod and a gruff attempt at a smile. Then he nods off towards the East, pointing at his eyes. "Jerry. You?" he points at his own eyes, then at Llywelyn, and waits.

«Ground Combat» You are now peeking into Chemin des Filatiers.

«Game» Weiland wields his FM 24-29!

«Equipment» Roux has dropped 7.5-54 x 300.

«Equipment» Roux picks up 300 x .303 British .

«Game» Mitchell changes his style to TakeCover!

«Ground Combat» Weiland deploys his FM 24-29!

(#17224) Roux is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

Allan moves back to his gun, letting Roux setup the radio as he assumes his position.

«Game» Mitchell unwields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin des Filatiers! (12 6)

Llywelyn blinks, looking in the direction Weiland is pointing. The armoured car isn't hard to spot. "Looks like Jerry's out for a drive," he says.

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to TakeCover!

«Game» Mitchell wields his M68 AT Grenade!

Allan ducks as the trench takes fire, "Call in arty on that armored car!" he shouts.

And set up Roux does. He's hunkered down, with some English machinegun ammunition and his radio. He nods.

«Ground Combat» Allan fires his Bren Gun at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Allan hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
Superficial Hit!

(#17219) Llywelyn is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

Mitchell quickly works on attaching a AT grenade to his rifle as the armour car approaces.

Allan says "Don't bother with correction shots, fire for fucking effect!"

«Ground Combat» Allan fires his Bren Gun at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

Weiland would take cover, but first he's got to lean forward over the lip of the narrow trench and set up his machinegun on its bipod, sighting it briefly, belly down against the earthen slope as he looks down the length of the barrel.

«Game» Weiland changes his style to TakeCover!

«Game» Llywelyn assists Weiland!

«Ground Combat» Mitchell fires his M68 AT Grenade at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Roux moves into Slit Trench.

(#17188) Weiland is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

Llywelyn gets down as low as he can. When an armoured car is shooting at you, he thinks that the best course of action. He moves to help Weiland with the setting up of his machine gun.

«Ground Combat» Allan fires his Bren Gun at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Allan hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
Superficial Hit!
SUSPENSION DAMAGE!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin des Filatiers (11 6)!

«Game» Llywelyn assists Weiland!

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Weiland hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
Superficial Hit!

«Equipment» Roux picks up Radio.

«Ground Combat» Allan fires his Bren Gun at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Allan hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
No Effect!

(#17201) Allan is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

«Game» Baumgartner tries to inspire the troops!

«Game» Llywelyn assists Weiland!

Mitchell fires the AT gernade and misses. He quickly attaches another and readjust the firing angle.

«Equipment» Mitchell picks up M68 AT Grenade.

«Game» Mitchell wields his M68 AT Grenade!

«Ground Combat» Allan reloads his Bren Gun!

Mitchell is HIT by the 7.92mm MG 34 (Metzger) mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!
Mitchell suffers 7 wound damage to his left hand.
Mitchell suffers 1 wound damage to his right arm.

«Radio» Roux radios, Allo allo, tank at 12 6. Please to be artillerying it! Over.

Weiland hunkers down behind the machine gun, flexes his stiff, painful fingers, and then squeezes the trigger, spraying off a good halo onto the armored car until the trigger runs dry. "Reload!"

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn reloads Weiland's FM 24-29!

«Ground Combat» Allan fires his Bren Gun at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

Mitchell is hit by the machine gun and cries out at it mutilates his left hand.

Llywelyn nods, hustling to get Weiland's frog machine gun reloaded. He doesn't seem to have much trouble with the odd ammo. It all looks alike down here.

«Equipment» Roux has dropped Radio.

«Ground Combat» Mitchell fires his M68 AT Grenade at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

«Game» Llywelyn assists Weiland!

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

Allan looks over at Lly, "Get some AT grenades and fire at that 221, Weiland can do on his own for now!"

«Ground Combat» Allan fires his Bren Gun at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Allan hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
Superficial Hit!
SUSPENSION DAMAGE!

«Game» Llywelyn unwields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

(#17201) Allan is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

«Game» Roux wields his M68 AT Grenade!

«Ground Combat» Allan fires his Bren Gun at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Allan hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
Superficial Hit!

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

Llywelyn nods a notch at Allan's call to him. "Just keep on for a minute," he says to Weiland as he gets the grenade in hand.

«Game» Llywelyn wields his M68 AT Grenade!

Mitchell wraps his hand with some bandage in the his first aid kit and goes to work getting another AT grenade.

«Equipment» Mitchell picks up M68 AT Grenade.

«Ground Combat» Allan fires his Bren Gun at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Allan hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
Superficial Hit!
SUSPENSION DAMAGE!

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

(#17201) Allan is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

«Game» Mitchell wields his M68 AT Grenade!

«Ground Combat» Weiland reloads his FM 24-29!

«Ground Combat» Allan reloads his Bren Gun!

Allan is HIT by the 7.92mm MG 34 (Metzger) mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!
Allan suffers 8 wound damage to his left hand.
Allan suffers 2 wound damage to his right arm.
Allan suffers 6 wound damage to his right hand.

«Ground Vehicles» War gets out of SdKfz. 221.

(#17224) Roux is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

«Ground Combat» Mitchell fires his M68 AT Grenade at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Weiland hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
Superficial Hit!
ARMOUR NICKED!

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his M68 AT Grenade at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Roux fires his M68 AT Grenade at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

Allan takes a good burst to the chest, tearing up his poor hands as he stumbles backwards, abandoning his gun as he sprawls on the floor of the trench.

«Game» Allan unwields his Bren Gun!

«Game» Mitchell wields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

Llywelyn leans up in the trench and hurls the grenade at the Jerry car. He doesn't hit it. Not even close. "Flaming buggering Christ…" he mutters fervently, ducking back down.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage rips through Chemin des Filatiers to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

(#17224) Roux is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to TakeCover!

«Game» Allan changes his style to TakeCover!

«Equipment» Allan has dropped Bren Gun.

«Game» Llywelyn wields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Chemin des Filatiers ineffectually.
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

Mitchell calls out between shells, "That's the last of out AT grenades in trench 1!"

Weiland nods to Llywelyn, curtly, and inches his machine gun forward, wincing as he continues to spurt rounds at the armored car. They plink uselessly against the vehicle's front armor, in the hopes of buttoning up its occupants.

(#17219) Llywelyn is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Weiland hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the FRONT!
Superficial Hit!
SUSPENSION DAMAGE!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin des Filatiers (11 6)!

Llywelyn grins at Weiland when he sees the machine gunner's had better luck. "Good shot, Jack," he says. "Our arty's pounding him now."

«Ground Combat» Roux moves into Front Line Trench.

«Ground Vehicles» SdKfz. 221 moves East <E>.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Chemin des Filatiers ineffectually.
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

Allan might be bleeding out, but he can still do something, direct traffic as it were. "Get.. to the slit trench…." he groans to Mitchell…." He pauses to gather his breath before speaking again, "Someone get eyes north and another eyes south!"

Mitchell calls, "Medic! Do we have a medic?!!"

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage rips through Chemin des Filatiers to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

Llywelyn look up at Mitchell. And Weiland. He winces. "Not a proper one!" he calls. "I know a bit of first aid, but not much."

Mitchell looks at Allan, "Alright, slit trench."

«Ground Combat» Mitchell moves into Slit Trench.

"Coming, coming!" Roux has a few bandages on hand, and is unhurt. "I bandage yes," He promises, leaning over Allan and looking around.

«Medic Code» You look over Mitchell.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage rips through Chemin des Filatiers to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!

Allan looks pretty bad in the hand and arm regions, leaning against the wall of the trench as Roux kneels over him.

«Ground Combat» You notice Howell arrive at Chemin des Filatiers.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

«Game» Allan assists Roux!

As the artillery barrage begins, Weiland ducks his head a little lower against the trench wall, helmet barely peeking out, and glances over at Llywelyn. "Shit, oui?" he spits out into the dirt by his side, then points at his eyes, points at Llywelyn, and waves south with a questioning eyebrow cocked.

Mitchell holds his hand out to Llywelyn "Can you help this?" he asks.

Llywelyn gets out his field medical kit, going to see to Mitchell when he joins the slit trench. "I'll do what I can," he says, half-apologetically.

Llywelyn just nods to Weiland while fumbling with the bandages.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage rips through Chemin des Filatiers to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

Allan wheezes, "Roux… get someone looking to the flanks….. they will try to come around…."

«Medic Code» You cannot attempt first aid until the Armageddon Clock has ticked 34 more times.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage rips through Chemin des Filatiers to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

«Ground Combat» Weiland reloads his FM 24-29!

«Medic Code» Llywelyn successfully performs first aid on Mitchell!

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Chemin des Filatiers ineffectually.
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

Mitchell hisses a bit as Llywelyn fixes up his hand well enough to continue fighting.

«Game» Allan assists Roux!

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Chemin des Filatiers ineffectually.

Mitchell asks, "What about our trenches south, anyone watching there?"

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

«Game» Howell wields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

Llywelyn gets Mitchell's hand bandaged. Its not exactly brilliant battlefield surgery but it'll hold for the moment. He also tries to patch up the man's right shoulder, while he's at it. "The trenches to the north and south are unmanned, so far as I know," he replies to Mitchell. He raises his voice to speak to Allan. "Think it's time to send men elsewhere along the front?"

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Chemin des Filatiers ineffectually.
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

Roux is bandaging Allan as he can. He's no doctor, but he's at least fairly talented at it.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage rips through Chemin des Filatiers to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!
«Artillery» Artillery barrage at Chemin des Filatiers has lifted!
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (12 6).

Mitchell nods at Llywelyn, "Thanks, I think it'll do for now." points south with his chin, "I think they may flank from the south, what."

Allan looks around a moment, "Send Howell and Llywelyn south…. take as many AT grenades as you can find.. keep eyes to the east… everyone else look east, I will look north."

"Sir… chasing tank is not wise," Roux shakes his head, as he bandages Allan's other hand. He doesn't seem to think it's a good idea, judging by his worried expression.

«Medic Code» Llywelyn successfully performs first aid on Mitchell!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

Allan winces a bit, "That's not good…"

Llywelyn finishes patching up Mitchell as best he can, then nods in Allan's direction. "On my way," he says, stooping to pick up some fresh grenades before heading south.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

Mitchell flexes his arm to test the bandaging, "That's good, thanks"

«Equipment» Llywelyn picks up M68 AT Grenade.

«Game» Allan assists Roux!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

«Equipment» Llywelyn has dropped Mills Bomb.

«Equipment» Llywelyn picks up M68 AT Grenade.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage batters Chemin des Filatiers ineffectually.
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (11 6).

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage batters Chemin des Filatiers ineffectually.
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (11 6).
«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage rips through Chemin des Filatiers to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!

Allan says "TAKE COVER!"

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (11 6).

Mitchell calls out, "Do we go south, pull north or die here?!!"

Llywelyn gets as many M68 grenades as he can carry then starts legging it south. He motions for Howell to follow. "Come on!" he calls. "We're shoring up the southern end of the line."

Allan says "You stay here Mitchell!"

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage batters Chemin des Filatiers ineffectually.
«Artillery» Artillery barrage at Chemin des Filatiers has lifted!
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (11 6).

Mitchell says in a quieter tone as he ducks, "No problem"

Mitchell takes up a position to watch east.

«Good blood!» Weiland snarls as he glances back on the first impacts of shells upon the command post, then slams himself into the dirt as the shelling continues in his immediate vicinity, tasting the soil of France.

«Ground Combat» You notice War arrive at Chemin des Filatiers.

Mitchell rubs his eyes.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves South <S>.

Pastures
==============================================================
The Grid-----> > > > > THE GREATEST GENERATION < < <


Coordinates : 11 5

A French dairy pasture, there is the odd cow dotted around the landscape as well as rich green grass. Very nutritious! From the standpoint of a soldier this isn't a good place to be standing though, as its devoid of cover. Not even hedgrows.

It is currently daytime.

Sub-Rooms :
1. Slit Trench

===============================< In Your Location >===========================
Allied (#17219) Wounded Llywelyn — (1) Slit Trench I. Lee Enfield SMLE

Room Modifiers :
Elevation : 1 Cover : 100%
Stealth : 100% Inf.Move : 100%

West <W> East <E>
South <S> North <N>

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).
«Ground Combat» You are now peeking into Pastures.

======================< Pastures (12 5) >===================
Axis (#505) SdKfz. 221 Armoured Car

Room Modifiers :
Elevation : 1 Cover : 100%
Stealth : 100% Inf.Move : 100%

West <W> East <E>
South <S> North <N>

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

«Ground Vehicles» Metzger barks orders at Baumgartner!

Llywelyn shouts, "I SEE THE CAR! HE'S EAST OF ME, ALONG THE SOUTHERN TRENCH LINE! (IN A WELSH ACCENT)".

«Game» Llywelyn unwields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Game» Llywelyn wields his M68 AT Grenade!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

«Ground Vehicles» Metzger barks orders at Baumgartner!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to Banzai!

From Chemin des Filatiers, a male voice shouts, "Shoot him!".

«Ground Vehicles» Metzger barks orders at Baumgartner!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

Llywelyn runs down south, and not a moment too soon, as he spots the car as soon as he puts his eyes to the east. He readies a grenade, leaning up out of the trench to lug it off.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his M68 AT Grenade at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

Llywelyn shouts, "WORKING ON IT!".

«Game» Llywelyn wields his M68 AT Grenade!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin des Filatiers (11 6)!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his M68 AT Grenade at SdKfz. 221 but misses!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

Llywelyn pelts another grenade at the armoured car. Another one that misses. He curses, reverting to his native Welsh language when he runs out of bad words in English, and hits the dirt again.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

Llywelyn shouts, "I'M OUT OF GRENADES DOWN HERE! COULD USE A HAND.".

«Game» Llywelyn wields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

From Chemin des Filatiers, a male voice shouts, "Sending some help!".

(#17219) Llywelyn is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!
«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Pastures! (12 5)

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin des Filatiers (11 6)!

From Chemin des Filatiers, a male voice shouts, "When help arrives, come back up here and get more grenades!".
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Chemin des Filatiers (10 6).

(#17219) Llywelyn is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

(#17219) Llywelyn is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

Llywelyn huddles in the trench, awaiting help, and burrowing himself as low into the French soil as possible.

«Ground Vehicles» SdKfz. 221 arrives from Pastures!
«Ground Vehicles» SdKfz. 221 moves West <W>.
«Ground Vehicles» You notice SdKfz. 221 arrive at Pastures.
«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of some sort of Wheeled vehicle. (12 5)

(From SdKfz. 221 #505) The Vehicle stops just outside the trench and surveys the area for more targets.

«Ground Combat» You notice Mitchell arrive at Pastures.

From Chemin des Filatiers, a male voice shouts, "REPORT!".

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Pastures! (11 5)

Mitchell comes running in panting, "I could only carry one!"

«Game» Mitchell changes his style to TakeCover!

Llywelyn shouts, "MITCHELL'S ARRIVED. HEADED NORTH FOR MORE GRENADES!".

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves North <N>.

«Radio» Roux radios, Has moved to 11 5, look out!

Llywelyn crawls northward and hurries to restock with m68s.

From Pastures, a male voice shouts, "armor car approaching trench!".

Allan says "Where is that dang…. shit"

Allan says "Armored car to the south!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Grenades from Pastures (11 5)!

Allan says "Weiland, turn your gun south and open up!"

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to Sprint!

Weiland shakes his head and lifts his head to looks at Allan, pointing at his ear. And it's down again, ducking as he swivels his MG south.

(#17219) Llywelyn is missed by the 7.92mm MG 34 mounted on (#505) SdKfz. 221!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Pastures! (11 5)

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves into Slit Trench.

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Weiland hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the SIDE!
Superficial Hit!

From Pastures, a male voice shouts, "keep up the fire you hit it!".

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Pastures (11 5).

«Ground Combat» Weiland fires his FM 24-29 at SdKfz. 221 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Weiland hits SdKfz. 221 (#505) in the SIDE!
No Effect!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Pastures! (11 5)

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin des Filatiers (11 6)!

«Equipment» Llywelyn picks up M68 AT Grenade.

«Game» Roux wields his M68 AT Grenade!

«Game» Allan assists Roux!

Llywelyn gets a grenade and braces himself to leg is back to the south. Though the sound of that artillery fire doesn't make it a cheery prospect.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Pastures (11 5).

Allan shouts, "MITCHELL, WHEN YOU OUT OF GRENADES, FALL BACK".

From Pastures, a male voice shouts, "pinned down, Arty on my location, taking mg fire".

«Ground Combat» Roux fires his M68 AT Grenade at Destroyed SdKfz. 221 but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Grenades from Chemin des Filatiers (11 6)!

From Pastures, a male voice shouts, "direct hit, arty hit car!".

Allan looks to Roux, "See if you can get them to cease fire!"

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Pastures (11 5).

From Pastures, a male voice shouts, "hit again!".

«Ground Vehicles» That vehicle has already been knocked out!

Weiland shifts his machine gun further down south along the line to ge a clear line of sight, then resumes plinking the armored car with a rain of projectiles. «That's us. That's our artillery.» he spits out as he watches shells rain down on their own trench and the men in it, blue eyes staring flatly ahead. As the armored car goes up in a blast, the French soldier jerks his face away, ducking for a moment before peeking up again.

Allan shouts, "QUIT SHOUTIN AN GET MOVING!".

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Pastures ineffectually.

"Am calling them yes," Roux nods, bobbing his head. It just takes a moment to get the radio to obey. He nestles into the trench, only daring to peep out between barrages.

«Radio» Roux radios, Artillery has hit tank! No need for more, have men trying to get back. Over.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Metzger and hits!
Metzger suffers 5 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Metzger with your Lee Enfield SMLE! Your accuracy is 35 percent!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Chemin des Filatiers (11 6)!
«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Pastures ineffectually.

Metzger is pretty banged up from being thrown from the armored car. Quickly the soldier runs as fast as his nerves and injuries will allow him. WHen almost to the trench line, a bullet tears through his head dropping him to the ground.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Pastures (11 5).
From Pastures, a male voice shouts, "all clear!".

Allan shouts, "GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE".

Llywelyn looks south. Grimacing. Definitely not a cheery prospect down there. He raises his rifle to aim at the German he sees in the trench, to try and clear the way for Mitchell. And he actually manages to hit the Jerry. In the head. For a second he just stares at his rifle. Hitting something always surprises the Welshman.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Pastures ineffectually.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Pastures ineffectually.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage batters Pastures ineffectually.
«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Pastures (11 5).

«Radio» Roux radios, Tank has been taken out, thank you sirs. Over.

«Ground Combat» Mitchell moves North <N>.

«Artillery» 25 pdr howitzer artillery barrage rips through Pastures to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!
«Artillery» Artillery barrage at Pastures has lifted!

«Radio» War radios, Command Copies all. Command out.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Pastures (11 5).

Llywelyn looks Mitchell over as the man heads north. "You all right, boyo?" he asks.

Allan lets out a sigh of relief as the barrage lifts and everyone came out pretty well. "Going to need to restock on anti-tank grenades and other ammunition…" he grumbles, shifting about in the trench, "See if there any ambulances availible to for the wounded, get us some medics…"

Mitchell comes running in and flops to the ground out of breath..panting, "shit..I try to go ..north..a shell hit..try to go…a shell .hit… like to never get out…"

«Game» North of Arras is no longer a war zone!

Roux smiles, and waves as Mitchell flops in. "Poor fellow. Allo!" He chirps to the man and helps the man into the trench. "That went well. Lost their tank," He comments.

Llywelyn nods, grinning faintly at Roux. "Went as well as we can expect at this rate, anyhow. Hope the docs can fix him up." He nods in Mitchell's direction. "And you as well, Allan. That looked a nasty hit."

Some stretcher bearers come and hoist up Allan, taking him off to the aid station…

«Equipment» Allan has dropped .303 British x 257.

Allan heads off West.

«Equipment» Llywelyn has dropped 7.5-54 x 175.

«Equipment» You grab 200 x .303 British .

«Equipment» Llywelyn has picked up Mills Bomb.

Weiland lingers behind the machine gun, momentarily looking to the others but keeping an eye out to the east and south, maintaining an uneasy watch as he sits up, somewhat stiff, and examines his hands, trying to wipe off any dirt from the bandages. «Sacred luck.»

Llywelyn flexes his hand, wincing. The wound is old but he didn't do it any favors during all that. "Luck, aye," he agrees with Weiland, grinning ruefully. "Luck's all we've got now."

Roux smiles at Weiland, peeping out of the trench. « You did great! » He chirps, and waves. Obnoxiously cheery bastard. "Well done," He nods happily. Then a little frown, seeing the wounded. "Hope they are okay…" He sighs.

Llywelyn inclines his head to the Frenchman before trudging off. Back to the aid station. His stitches have come open but, fortunately, that's the biggest problem he came away with.

Post-Battle AAR
=================================== Orders ===================================
Message: 10/71 Posted Author
AAR: Roadblock 2.0 Sat Feb 16 Allan


Friendlies:
Lance Corporal Allan
Lance Corporal Llywelyn
Lance Corporal Roux
Lance Corporal Mitchell
Private Weiland
Private Howell

Situation: Elements of first platoon under the direction of Lance Corporal Allan held the trenches at the road block. German 221 armored car attacked from the east and was repulsed with artillery and machine gun fire. Lance Corporal Roux radioed the artillery while Allan directed. Allan was wounded by gunfire and ceased to be combat effective.

Armored car retreated after a time. Lance Corporal Allan sent Mitchell and Llynwelyn south to defend the line and were attacked by the 221. The 221 drove up to the southern trenches until Lance Corporal Allan called for fire onto the friendly positions, destroying the armored car and killing the crew.

No friendly casualties, several wounded however.

Special mention goes to Lance Corporal Roux and Lance Corporal Llywelyn for exemplary courage under fire in the conduction of their duties.
===================================================================

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License.