In Which The Bef Is Pushed Back

"In Which the BEF is Pushed Back"

Who: Fawkes, Becker, Bentley, Sidney, Llywelyn, Jones, Allen, Roux, Lacote & various enemy Germans
IC Date: May, 1940
OOC Date: Jan. 25, 2008
Where: Mons, Belgium

What: The BEF and French Army fellows are back a bit in Belgium by the German blitzkrieg.

Logger: Llywelyn

Forest
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Coordinates : 7 12

Tall, regal trees reach for the sky as they have for hundreds of years, their crowns lending welcome shade in the summer and frosty artwork in the winter. Old leaves cover the ground, but obscured by plentiful underbrush, they are more felt than seen when walking over them. It is an oasis in an area otherwise covered by farmland, left alone to flourish where elsewhere the hand of man has cut down every tree for their own needs.

It is currently night time.

Sub-Rooms :
1. Foxhole

Contents
Death
Lacote
Becker
Liam
Bentley - 1. Foxhole
Llywelyn
Allen - 1. Foxhole
(Item 1) Vickers Gun Ranged Weapon

Obstacles :
West <W> Wire-2
West <W> East <E>
South <S> North <N>

Its been a busy night, apparently. While you have been wiring and digging here, there is the sound of battle from up ahead. Lots of gunfire, the odd flash of an explosion in the darkness, the rattle of machineguns, the works.

Jones is taking another moment to lean on his shovel, stretching out sore shoulders, and passing a hand across his brow. "Miserable work, digging," he mutters. Eyes going east at the flashes of gunfire, he looks at the others around him, curious.

Llywelyn is involved in the digging, of course, though the cacophony up ahead makes it difficult for him to concentrate on perfecting his trench technique. His heard perks up, turning toward the sound of the last explosion, cloudy blue eyes wide.

Jones asks of Llywelyn, under his breath, "Does that sound like its getting closer, to you?"

Llywelyn does not answer for a moment, listening. "When I was a boy, my father told me you could measure the distance of lightening storms by the time between crashes of thunder," he says. "If that were a storm…I'd say it was going to come down on us soon."

Roux has connected.

Some time passes, and then eventually figures loom on the road ahead, looking weary. "Don't shoot!" comes an unmistakeably English accent, and judging by the brodie helmets and the odd adrian helmet, these definitely aren't Germans.

Jones lets out a low whistle. "I'm thinking you're right about that.." he asides to Llywelyn, looking around and stepping toward it when he notices his rifle is out of arm's reach.

Back again, it's Roux. He has a shovel over his shoulder, and he is lugging a sand bag in hand. Guess he was busy. Roux is definitely looking cheerier since his encounters earlier. He yawns a little, and wipes his brow. "Don't shoot, you'll just waste a perfectly good bullet." A bit of humor.

«Entrenchment» Jones works on improving fortifications, but does a poor job of it.

«Entrenchment» Llywelyn works on improving Foxhole!
Fortification has improved to Slit Trench

Liam heads off West.

«Illumination» A Very light goes off over the battlefield!

«Game» Becker moves out of Slit Trench.
«Entrenchment» Becker digs a foxhole!
«Game» Becker moves into Slit Trench.

Becker looks up into the air, "Thats never a good sign." The Canadian says as he looks down at the troops. "Dont look at the light or it'll rune your night vision."

Llywelyn makes no move to shoot. He welcomes the approach of sandbags. He gives himself a little shake, returning to digging, as the boys finish some improvements on their trench. He nods to Becker, keeping his eyes focused on the dirt wall. It's more comforting than the explosion-filled sky.

Jones starts to look up at the flare just in time to be told not to look up at the flare. "Right.. So, should we be getting into position now, boss?"

A flare? Roux does his best to turn away, on Becker's advice. He slides into the second foxhole, probably to dig a path along. With a grunt, he begins to dig.

Sidney has connected.

Becker moves out from the Slit Trench into the Foxhole and mans the Bren Gun, "I need an assistent over here to make sure the ammo stays flowing." When Roux hops in, he gives the Frenchman a nod.

Jones pipes up to ask, "Who's on the Vickers, boss? If you're wanting an assistant more than another rifle, I can help out, suppose."

Becker steps out of the foxhole with a roll of wire that he preps to laydown covering the the west over teh foxhole and slit trench to slow down any enemy advance.

«Entrenchment» Becker lays down some wire obstacles on West <W>.

«Illumination» A Very light burns out.

The other platoon of Allied soldiers soon moves on, stepping over this position and heading further back. One of them pauses. "We gave Jerry a hard time but he's probably still coming this way! I hope you're ready. We only saw infantry, but they were SS.".

"I can help wherever needed," Roux offers. He seems to be grateful to be in one piece, generally. He looks to Jones, "Ah, your choice monsieur." Must be a meek kind of chap on the whole, this Roux.

Llywelyn is meek enough not to volunteer at all. He's more intent on smoothing the walls of the slit trench, making it all nice and tidy. As a trench can be.

Jones calls to the retreating men with a grin, "Get on back and have some good wine. Done your part, today."

Becker looks towards Jones shaking his head, "Naaa, I'll be fine. Hold up in the Slit Trench till these foxholes stop popping. We dont want to give the Germans and clean shots." He looks around, "IF we need to fall back, we rally to the house to the west…200-300 meters back. Dont fall back till Roux and myself have a chance to get into your trench otherwise we'll be tangled in the wire."

Sidney had been getting his rest, sleeping early for later duty on night watch. From the rear he rises and wanders in, stretching while holding the Lee Enfield rifle.

«Game» Sidney changes his style to Stealth!

«Ground Combat» Jones reloads his Lee Enfield SMLE!

Fawkes has connected.

«Entrenchment» Llywelyn works on improving fortifications, but does a poor job of it.

«Entrenchment» You have done as much work as you can today.

«Entrenchment» Fawkes digs a foxhole!

Roux is quietly preparing, laying out ammunition. He's counting and preparing the belts. "Are you loaded already?" He looks to Becker, just to make sure.

«Game» Fawkes moves out of Slit Trench.

«Game» Fawkes moves into Foxhole.

Sidney rubs his eyes again as he sees the digging. "More trench work? Orders. Never get 'em straight." He smiles a bit, reaching to draw up his trench shovel from the pack.

Becker nods to the men pulling back from the forward positions and looks towards Fawkes, "Hear the Sergeant? We have SS enroute." He tries to say this as hushed as he can as to not alert anyone of where the foxhole is exactly.

Llywelyn unslings his rifle, his hands shaking a little as he handles the thing. With all the thumb-twiddling the BEF has been doing he hasn't exactly logged a lot of time in combat.

Jones asks of the foxhole with Becker in it: "Think they'll come down the road, or through the woods, boss?"

Bentley is in the trench already, frowning a bit as he checks and reloads his rifle.

«Ground Combat» Bentley reloads his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Game» Becker wields his Bren Gun!

Sidney offers, "Faster on the road. Through fields they have more cover, but more time to get shot." He chuckles, sliding the shovel trough back to reach for his rifle and crouch facing east.

Jones asks of Sidney with a merry chuckle, "They move faster on the road, but hide better in trees? Heh! Thank you, Captain Obvious."

Becker listens to Jones then turns to Fawkes, "No fortifications to the north or south of us. A single foxhole to the west is connected to the slit trench here. We'll have to cram in there to flee to the west. Jean was here earlier with the demo charges to blow the connection, but I dont know where he took off too."

A pair of beady eyes materialize from beneath a pile of logs. "SS? What, can't a man get some sleep?" Fawkes groans from his position. A bolt can be heard clacking therein as the man prepares for a fight. "Did the Lieutenant leave us with any orders? Or that.. French officer bloke?" comes the groan.

Roux is a bit quieter, nodding. The gun is loaded then. He seems satisfied, and settles in to help work the thing. SS. Not his favorite people in the world. He gives Fawkes a blank look. Roux does not know much English, if any. He just shrugs.

Sidney looks over to Jones, tipping his helmet as if it were a ranger's hat. "Think nothing of it, Cap'n Pommey." and chuckles before growing serious again and turning his eyes to the field east.

Becker shakes his head towards Fawkes, "Lieutenant is gone. Not sure if we'll ever see him again…he might be getting a ticket back home. As for the French Captain, he was just here to drop his troops off and leave. So that meens its just you Sergeant."

Llywelyn chuckles at the exchange between Jones and Sidney but its a weak chuckle. His attention is on the sound of the guns.

Lacote arrives from the West.

«OOC» Lacote says "Aux Armes!"

«Game» The enemy is near… Mons is now a war zone!

«Ground Combat» Becker deploys his Bren Gun!

«Game» Fawkes changes his style to Stealth!

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to Stealth!

Sidney draws a hand down to ready a flare, keeping his rifle steady from his position in the trench. "Dark night like this, I'd say they'd go for cover over speed."

«Game» Roux wields his MAS 36!

«Game» Bentley changes his style to Stealth!

Fawkes whimpers audibly; apparently the old man's rest had turned to quite a nap. "Well there's a chateaux in the square back toward the city. Wounded and machinegunners head directly there, if we're displaced. Anyone well enough to fight make to the northwest through the woods toward it. Let Jerry have the road, we'll chop 'im up on it."

Becker pulls the charging handle of his weapon sending a round into the chamber. He looks towards Fawkes nodding as the plan is understood. The machine gunner then points the weapon eastward surveying the area for enemy.

With a grunt, Roux manages to ready his own rifle, just in case. One eye closes as he tries to settle in. Any English conversation is lost on him. He too, looks eastward, following Becker's gaze. "Ah, sneaky Germans, why can't we ever fight the blind ones with sirens on their heads?" A wistful sigh.

Sidney nods faintly. "Where's the 2 pounder set? Covering the road?" in a quiet whisper.

Lacote heads up from the west, his MAS36 over one shoulder, White Kepi on his head. The Legionnaire surveys the land, muttering as he slides into position, peering to the east, "I hope someone brought flares."

Sidney adds a lift of the flare he's currently holding in his off hand.

"I see one!" Roux moves and points to Keller, to the east. His voice is barely a whisper.

«Illumination» Sidney launches a flare into the night sky!

«Illumination» A Very light goes off over the battlefield!#-1 FUNCTION INVOCATION LIMIT EXCEEDED

Llywelyn licks his lips, peering into the darkness, waiting as quietly as possible.

Lacote says "Well shoot him then."

Bentley frowns, "Can't see them yet," he mutters.

Becker puts his finger onto the trigger and searches for the target. He is able to see anything and just cotninues to scan the woodline.

«Ground Combat» You cannot lookout until the Armageddon Clock has ticked 36 times.

Sidney snaps the flare case, lauching the Very Light into the air.

Lacote glares at Roux, "If you see a Hun, shoot him!"

«Ground Combat» Roux fires his MAS 36 at Keller but misses!

Sidney calls out, "No visual."

«Game» Jones changes his style to RapidFire!

Is he the only one who can see the Hun? Roux looks grateful, but worried. He just leans on his rifle, takes aim and … it goes wide. But hopefully the Kraut was startled out of stealth.

Lacote nods, "I see him, Roux." he says, lining up for a shot.

Becker hasn't seen anything yet and holds his fire for the moment as to not reveil his position. He'll continue to do so unless otherwise directed by the Platoon Sergeant.

Llywelyn mutters, "Can't see a bloody thing" under his breath, peering about anxiously.

Sidney tried to get a better look, but still shakes his head. "Can't see nothing in the woods."

«Ground Combat» Roux fires his MAS 36 at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» Lacote fires its MAS 36 at Keller but misses!

Bentley glances over at Llywelyn. "Well, you're Welsh, aren't you?" he says, as if this explains everything.

A second shot then, "Of course, of course…" Roux murmurs. He sends off another round, frowns. "Damn, he's dodgy." Notably, Roux seems a bit nervous.

Sidney cranes his neck, looking to the woods east and trying to spot anything.

Becker contineus to scan the woodline trying to pick out where the rifleman where shooting with no success. It was nearly impossible to spot anything under the cannopy of the woods.

Fawkes curses, smacking his helmet against the logs he's hidden under. "What do you blokes expect? We're in a forst, not the blasted shooting range!" he hisses.

«Ground Combat» Roux fires his MAS 36 at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» Lacote fires its MAS 36 at Keller but misses!

Sidney shakes his head again, "Still nothing. Is it just one scout or sniper?" asked over to his side.

Lacote lowers his rifle, "Just one, and he ran away."

«Illumination» A Very light burns out.

Apparently, third time is not the charm. Roux glances to Becker, "He has gone east… Can you tell the English that?" He looks to Fawkes, "And why is that man hitting himself?" Maybe an English tradition?

«Illumination» Becker launches a flare into the night sky!

«Illumination» A Very light goes off over the battlefield!

Sidney nods his head then. "They might call in a mortar battery, shell us now." A frown to himself.

Bentley frowns, "I saw him just as he ran, the coward," he remarks.

«Ground Combat» Lacote reloads its MAS 36!

Llywelyn catches Bentley's comment, blinking in surprise. After he's had a moment to process it, it prompts a weak chuckle. "Perhaps it does at that. The countryside is a damn bit different here, in any case."

Becker shoots a flare into the sky trying to provide more lighting for the allied troops. A short nod is given to Faux, "Reports that the single troops fled east. Unsure if he was a scout or a sniper…or just a lost kraut."

Sidney grunts a nod, not adding further comment.

Fawkes raises his voice to a crackling snap. "Keep your heads down, lads. Let the next damn Jerries get closer. I want a rifleman watching north and one watching the road with me. The rest, eyes east."

Sidney mutters, "Someone should look south. With my eyes, might as well be me. Never saw 'im."

Sidney nods back to Fawkes, turning to look towards the road now.

Jones nods and pipes up, "I'll take the north, boss."

"Thank you," Roux replies. Perhaps he should learn this English sometime. He shifts himself, settling in. "We still want to keep looking east?" He asks Becker, quietly.

Llywelyn keeps his eyes trained east though, from his squinting, the Welshman isn't having anymore luck spotting anything than he did before.

Jones adds a moment later, "I see a lot of trees, boss."

Sidney squints towards the road. "Wire on the road. Unlaid, sitting out for the grabbing."

Bentley keeps his attention on the east again, frowning a little bit. "Really, trees up there?" he remarks as he hears Jones.

Becker repositions himself within the foxhole. Becker now leans forwad into the Machinegun to help brace it should he half to fire. Now with the weapon dug firmly into his right shoulder he scans the woodline. Looking just over the barrel, he tries to limit eye fatigue and try to improve his limited field of view down the sites of the weapon. This is followed up by a short nod to Roux and in French, "No problem. Let me know if you see the bugger again."

Fawkes adds, in French, "You French lads stick to Becker like glue. No language barrier there."

Lacote snorts, "I can take care of myself!"

«Illumination» A Very light burns out.

Becker curses quietly as the flare goes out. He turns towards Roux and in French, "Eyes sharp. They will move now that the flare is out."

"I thought that too, until they dug knives and bullets into me, at any rate," Roux replies quietly. "Don't … go … alone," He remarks, his voice hushed and grim. "And I will," He nods to Becker. His sharp hazel eyes squint towards the east.

Sidney groans softly as the Very light goes out, reaching for a second one from his pack. He holds off deploying it, though.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage batters Forest ineffectually.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Forest (7 12).

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Servitude de la Dreve (6 12).

«Game» Becker changes his style to TakeCover!

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to TakeCover!

«Game» Lacote changes its style to TakeCover!

Sidney grumbles. "Jerry's feelings must be hurt. No mortars for us, mates. Full score barrage."

Jones chuckles as he ducks low against the incoming shells. "Its a party after all!"

Llywelyn flinches as the barrage is aimed at them, scuttling down into the trench.

«Game» Sidney changes his style to TakeCover!

«Game» Fawkes changes his style to TakeCover!

Bentley ducks down a bit as he hears the artillery, but still keeps his attention on the east. "We should feel special," he remarks to Sidney.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage rips through Forest to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!

Eep. That shuts Roux up, looking almost like a flower popping back into the ground, he ducks.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Forest (7 12).

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Servitude de la Dreve (6 12).

«Game» Roux changes his style to TakeCover!

«Game» Bentley changes his style to TakeCover!

Becker looks towards the slit trench, "Probably wasn't to hard to find out location with you all running your yappers." No doubt most of this is muffled out over the explosions raining down all along his position. Artillery sucked….especially incoming.

Sidney ducks into deeper cover, lower in the trench with barely enough view to keep eyes on the road.

Fawkes keeps his mouth shut, knowing he can't be heard over the shelling—not that there're any good orders to give anyway. Except… "No verylights until the damned barrage lifts!!" he roars.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage rips through Forest to deadly effect, landing near Slit Trench!

Lacote suffers 2 wound damage to its left chest.
Lacote suffers 3 wound damage to its abdomen.
Lacote suffers 6 bruise damage to its head.

Bentley suffers 1 wound damage to his left leg.
Bentley suffers 5 wound damage to his left arm.
Bentley suffers 6 wound damage to his left arm.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Forest (7 12).

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Servitude de la Dreve (6 12).

Sidney lets out an "ooof!" as a shell explodes, blood flying in splatter from the direction of Bentley and Lacote.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage rips through Forest to deadly effect, landing near Foxhole!

Fawkes suffers 5 bruise damage to his head.
Fawkes suffers 3 wound damage to his abdomen.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Forest (7 12).

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Servitude de la Dreve (6 12).

Lacote grunts as the shrapnel tears through his body, slumping against the ground.

Sidney calls out, "medic! Two…three men hit!". seeing Fawkes get shrapnel to his gut as well.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage rips through Forest to deadly effect, landing near Foxhole!

Becker hears squishy sounds emiting from the other fighitng positions and just decides to lay low in his…as low as he can in the shallow grave of a hole.

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Forest (7 12).

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Servitude de la Dreve (6 12).

Llywelyn flinches again, keeping his head down and his eyes closed. As if that could keep him safe. The cry for a medic makes him look up, and over at the wounded me. He shudders.

Roux is suddenly glad he is HERE and not there, hearing the noises. He flinches visibly. "I only know basic first aid…" He stammers, managing.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage rips through Forest to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Forest (7 12).

«Artillery» You hear artillery pounding Servitude de la Dreve (6 12).

Bentley mutters as shrapnel hits his left side. "Should probably not land with my right side down," he mutters, a bit lightly.

Jones slips lower in th trench toward Lacote as the shrapnel shreds through thier number. "Damnit, will you hold still?" he complains as he botches the first effort.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage batters Forest ineffectually.

Sidney tries to snap a quick scan of the road again, between shells falling. The darkness remains a shield, keeping little visible.

Becker nods towards Roux, "Lets see what the Sergeant wants." He then shouts over the arty as best as he can and even repeats himself just to be safe. "Sergeant, This Frenchman knows a bit of first aid."

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage rips through Forest to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!

Lacote groans, keeping his head low as the artillery continues to pound the virgin ass that is the allied positions.

Bentley nods to himself as he sees Jones move to help Lacote. "Anyone else needing help?" he asks, looking around.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage batters Forest ineffectually.

"Patch 'em up!" Fawkes bellows, "but don't leave the trench until the barrage is over!"

Sidney mutters low, "They're not shelling the road. No shells falling on it." He hears Bentley's question, and draws out his hand to point over towards Fawkes and Lacote.

"Of course," Roux replies quietly. "I despise this artillery, it is so elegant, on paper, but in truth it is brutal and ugly," He frowns deeply. "I'll stay here then," He nods. No sense in going out in the artillery.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage rips through Forest to deadly effect, filling the air with lethal shrapnel!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!

«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Llywelyn fumbles for the field medical kit he carries. "I…I know a bit," he manages to say, moving toward Bentley. It's nothing more than a wad of clean bandages but he'll muddle through.

Becker has lost all situational awareness of his surroundings as he hides in depths of his foxhole…all four and a half feet of it. He was to tall of a man to be in this position. When the bullets begin to fire, he ponders trying to man the MG.

«Artillery» 105mm Haubitzen artillery barrage batters Forest ineffectually.

«Artillery» Artillery barrage at Forest has lifted!

Sidney calls out, "They're gunning from down range!" as machinegun bullets fly.

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

Fawkes goes back to holding his belly closed with one hand, fishing for a roll of heavy tape from his kit. "Becker!!" he roars, "let 'em know we're still game, yeah!?

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

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

«Game» Roux assists Becker!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Sidney calls over to Bentley, "Let me know when you want another Very."

«Game» Roux assists Becker!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Becker stands up on wobbling legs as he mans the Machine Gun. He keeps as low of a silloute as possible as shrapenel and MG fire wiz and crackle over his head. "Awww this isn't what I signed up for."

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

Sidney keeps his eyes looking to the road from where he's crouched down in cover.

«Ground Combat» Roux reloads Becker's Bren Gun!

«Game» Fawkes changes his style to Stealth!

«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Jones watches with aggrevation as his shaking hands make a mess of the effort to patch up Lacote. This is the first time he's seen the damage a shell can do, and combined with the bullets flying about, the young man is a budle of nerves.

«Game» Sidney changes his style to Stealth!

«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Game» Becker changes his style to RapidFire!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

Sidney shifts his position a bit, more into the darkness slightly more exposed.

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Game» Roux assists Becker!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

"Me either, maybe our papers got mixed up. You know, cushy duty guarding brothels vs. horrible metallic death, easy enough mistake I suppose," Roux replies wryly, feeding the machine gun a belt of ammunition.

«Ground Combat» Roux reloads Becker's Bren Gun!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

«Game» Roux assists Becker!

Llywelyn is pale-faced and shaking as he tries to stem the blood pouring out of Bentley's arm, but he manages to at least get the thing bandaged. A more competent medic can do better for it later.

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Sidney keeps drawing up to take a quick look south towards the road, then drawing himself back out of sight.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Becker is just firing blindly at this point. The bullets are fired in just about any direction and as fast as he can. His hands are shaking bad from all the artillery and he looks as if he was almost to the point of fleeing his post…

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

«Ground Combat» Roux reloads Becker's Bren Gun!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (8 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

"Thanks," Bentley offers as his arm is patched up a little, and he looks around, carefully.

If there's any comment forthcoming on it, it is not from Roux. He seems the hopeful sort, lost in his duty. Feed the gun, help keep it unjammed… it is something to distract him.

«Game» Roux assists Becker!

«Ground Combat» Lacote fires its MAS 36 at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires indirect at Chemin du Prince (8 11) with his Bren Gun!

Sidney asks, "Any sighting? What direction??"

Llywelyn just nods to Bentley, wiping his bloody hands on his khaki as he reaches for his rifle again. He peers, rather desperately, about for the enemy.

Lacote sees enough to recognize a german in the distance, firing off a shot at the german, "East…" he mutters.

Sidney nods to that, "I'll light'em up."

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Baumgartner but misses!

Sidney starts trying to break open a new Very light, preparing to release the flare.

«Ground Combat» Lacote fires its MAS 36 at Klaus but misses!

Bentley fires off a shot after one of the Germans to the east, rifle just steadied on the edge of the trench. "Two of them," he calls out.

«Ground Combat» Roux reloads Becker's Bren Gun!

Becker shifts the MG gun to the east searching for targets. He looks relieved that the MG to the SE had stopped firing, though the thought of them advancing was much worse.

«Illumination» Sidney launches a flare into the night sky!

«Illumination» A Very light goes off over the battlefield!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Klaus but misses!

«Game» Roux assists Becker!

Sidney tries to look into the woods now the flare's let off.

Jones reports through a stammer, "N-north is still just a bunch of trees.."

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Klaus but misses!

«Game» Lacote changes its style to Standard!

Sidney calls "Spotted one!" and raises his rifle.

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Klaus but misses!

Tempting as it might be to pop off a round at a Nazi, Roux has a job to do, and that is to keep that hungry machine gun fed. He does so!

Becker seems to hit anything but Klaus. Though he still continues to shoot burst afte rburst at the man…if he was out of ammo, he could retreat. Not a bad idea.

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Klaus but misses!

Llywelyn blinks, finally seeing a German. His hands are shaking horribly now, so that he can barely hold his rifle. He manages to raise it, the gun quaking as he tries to fire.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Roux reloads Becker's Bren Gun!

Fawkes keeps quiet, strapping his guts into place—he won't leave them on the ground, now, but it's clear he's not a medic.

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Becker but misses!

Sidney tries to keep calm, his nerves up from the shelling. It's giving him trouble trying to line up the German in the iron sights, though.

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Roux but misses!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» Lacote fires its MAS 36 at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Koenig fires his Kar98k at Llywelyn but misses!

«Ground Combat» Baumgartner fires his Kar98k at Becker but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sidney fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Koenig but misses!

Bentley continues to fire, although he doesn't have much hope of hitting anything.

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

Keller fires off a round, going to ground in the trees. The Allied fire is mostly going everywhere but into them, it seems, so seems safe enough.

Becker looks towards Roux, "After this reload, see if you can lob some grenades to the east to keep their heads down."

Sidney pops off a shot, but it goes blindly into the night. He cocks the Enfield rifle to draw up a new round and aim again.

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Keller but misses!

Fawkes gets himself in order and takes quick stock of the situation. "Alright, Becker, you and your ammo-man fall back. Anyone significantly wounded, follow with 'em."

«Ground Combat» Roux reloads Becker's Bren Gun!

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Becker but misses!

Llywelyn hits nothing. He's probably lucky the rifle doesn't fly out of his hands. He closes his eyes, muttering some fervent prayers to himself, and just shoots blind. It doesn't really make a difference, where he's concerned.

Lacote dosent need to be told twice, falling back to the west, as slow as it is.

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Roux but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Baumgartner but misses!

Sidney speaks up. "Four Jerries, all with rifles. East."

«Ground Combat» Koenig fires his Kar98k at Llywelyn and hits!
Llywelyn suffers 2 wound damage to his right arm.

At this range? Roux doesn't look too hopeful, but he nods and reaches for the bomb in his gear. "Yes," He replies quietly. His hand is shaking a bit.

«Game» Roux unwields his MAS 36!

«Game» Roux wields his Mills Bomb!

«Ground Combat» Baumgartner fires his Kar98k at Becker but misses!

Becker shouts towards Fawkes, "Make room for us in the slit trench first. We'll get stuck in the wire otherwise."

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Koenig but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sidney fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

Fawkes grunts, "Machinegun, south. Everybody displace!

«OOC» Fawkes says "Trench connections bypass wire."

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Bren Gun at Koenig but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (7 12)!

Sidney fires off a shot, again there's no sign of a hit. The Aussie grunts, trying to line up a target again.

Bentley is about to start falling back when he sees Llywelyn take a hit. "Hold still," he offers quietly, dropping his rifle for a few moments to ready a bandage.

Becker pats Foux on the shoulder, "After you lob that grenade and get your rifle ready, we fall out to the south and regroup at the house. Let me know when you rready.

«Ground Combat» Becker shoots in the general direction of East <E> with his Bren Gun!

Fawkes clarifies. "I mean… German Machinegun team is to the south! Everybody fall back west, move!"

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Becker but misses!

«Ground Combat» Roux fires his Mills Bomb at Koenig but misses!

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Roux but misses!

Llywelyn opens his eyes, looking as much surprised as pained when he's tagged. He bites off a curse, looking down at his arm. "It…it doesn't seem too bad…" he says. Accentuating the positive.

«Ground Combat» Koenig fires his Kar98k at Llywelyn but misses!

«Ground Combat» Baumgartner fires his Kar98k at Becker but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (8 12)!

Sidney blinks, "Fall back? That an order? Means they'll get in our trench, sir."

«Ground Combat» Wilfred fires his MG 34 at Roux but misses!

Becker pats Roux on teh shoulder, "NEvermind, to the slit trench then west under the wire." The weapon is picked up, "On my mark….ready ready…GO!"

«Game» Becker changes his style to Sprint!

«Game» Lacote changes its style to Sprint!

«Ground Combat» Wilfred fires his MG 34 at Roux and hits!
Roux suffers 6 wound damage to his left arm.
Hits hard cover.

Jones ducks low and curses loudly. "Are we falling back??" he damands to know quickly, as he fires of a blind shot..

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Wilfred and hits!
Wilfred suffers 5 wound damage to his left leg.

«Game» Roux changes his style to Sprint!

«Ground Combat» Wilfred fires his MG 34 at Jones but misses!

"Right, right!" Roux mutters, looking gratefully at Becker. Unfortunately, his aim's not too great at this range. He hastily slings his rifle over his shoulder and starts after. He yelps, as his arm is nicked badly. "Gah!" Motivation indeed.

From Chemin du Prince, a male voice shouts, "Ach!".

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

Fawkes bawls, "Yes it's an order, fall back! Let me worry about the Jerries getting close!"

«Ground Combat» Wilfred fires his MG 34 at Jones but misses!

Becker had just patted Roux on that shoulder…lucky his hand wasn't there anymore. He grabs the man by the other arm and tries to pull him out of the trench…though he is having the difficulty of trying to get out himself.

«Ground Combat» Wilfred fires his MG 34 at Jones but misses!

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Becker and hits!
Becker suffers 7 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Roux but misses!

«Ground Combat» Koenig fires his Kar98k at Llywelyn but misses!

«Ground Combat» Becker moves out of Foxhole.

«Ground Combat» Baumgartner fires his Kar98k at Becker but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Wilfred but misses!

Llywelyn grins weakly at Bentley, saying a quick, "Thanks, Tommy." It's all he has time for before the lot of them start scrambling to fall back.

«Game» Fawkes changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» Roux moves out of Foxhole.

«Ground Combat» Fawkes fires his M1928A1 Thompson at Wilfred but misses!

Sidney grunts, frowning and not seeming happy about it, but drawing his rifle up as he prepares to crawl back west as ordered. "Fall back." muttered to himself. "Glad I have me demo pack to close the path after."

Becker steps out of the foxhole at the wrong timing and is nailed in the shoulder by a round. He drops the Bren gun as it slows him down. It was his life on the line and he wasn't going to die because of a stupid gun.

Bentley manages to patch up the Welshman a little, and notices the shot that hit a German down south, much from the sound. "Let's run," he offers as he grabs his rifle again. "And it's Jack, actually." Last said rather lightly, as he prepares to run.

«Game» Becker unwields his Bren Gun!

«Game» Bentley changes his style to Sprint!

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Wilfred but misses!

«Game» Roux assists Becker!

«Equipment» Becker has dropped Bren Gun.

«Ground Combat» Wilfred fires his MG 34 at Jones but misses!

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Sidney but misses!

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Sidney but misses!

«Illumination» A Very light burns out.

Llywelyn nods, prepping to run. "Jack. Aye. You can call me Lew. I'll remember that, if we get out of here."

«Ground Combat» Lacote moves West <W>.

«Ground Combat» Koenig reloads his Kar98k!

Sidney blinks as the Bren gun is dropped. The quickly he ducks as bullets ping beside him.

«Ground Combat» Baumgartner fires his Kar98k at Jones but misses!

«Game» Sidney changes his style to Sprint!

«Game» Fawkes changes his style to RapidFire!

«Ground Combat» Sidney moves West <W>.

«Ground Combat» Fawkes fires his M1928A1 Thompson at Wilfred but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Wilfred but misses!

"Non!" Roux protests, perhaps agreeing with Becker's decision, he scampers along with the Canadian. His left arm is shredded, but at least he and Becker are armless compadres.

Becker continues to run towards the trench leaving the weapon on the ground behind him. His shoulder was killing him…litterly…if there wasn't an aid station near by he just didn't know what he would do.

«Ground Combat» Becker moves into Slit Trench.

«Ground Combat» Wilfred fires his MG 34 at Jones but misses!

«Ground Combat» Fawkes fires his M1928A1 Thompson at Herzog but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jones tries to fire his Lee Enfield SMLE at Wilfred but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» Roux moves into Slit Trench.

From Servitude de la Dreve, a male voice shouts, "This bloody foxhole can't hold us all. Sitting ducks with a crowd stuffed in!".

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to Sprint!

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves West <W>.

Servitude de la Dreve
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The Grid-----> > > > > THE GREATEST GENERATION < < <


Coordinates : 6 12

A small paved road. Belgium is part of the civilised world, and compared to the 'roads' that passed as such in Poland this thoroughfare is a beacon of progress to scandalise any anthropologist.

It is currently night time.

Sub-Rooms :
1. Foxhole

===============================< In Your Location >===========================
Allied (#17219) Wounded Llywelyn — (1) Foxhole I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#500) Sidney — (1) Foxhole I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#17234) Wounded Lacote — (1) Foxhole I. MAS 36

(Item 1) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 2) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 3) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 4) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 5) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 6) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 7) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 8) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 9) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment
(Item 10) Antipersonnel Mines Equipment

(Item 11) .303 British x 732 Ammo
(Item 12) 7.5-54 x 1000 Ammo

Room Modifiers :
Elevation : 1 Cover : 110%
Stealth : 90% Inf.Move : 90%

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

«Ground Combat» Sidney moves out of Foxhole.

From Forest, a male voice shouts, "Don't you remember where the goddamned rally point is?!".

Keller breaks cover, and charges, along with the rest of the half squad. Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarge.

«Ground Combat» You notice Bentley arrive at Servitude de la Dreve.

Sidney climbs out from the foxhole, preparing to make a run for it west.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (7 11)!

From Forest, a male voice shouts, "Fine! We're even!".

Sidney squints west. "Don't see a bloody chateau. Just a few houses."

Llywelyn follows the rest, desperately. He's not running anywhere strategic, just running. He looks wildly around him, trying to keep track of his comrades.

«Ground Combat» Lacote moves out of Foxhole.

«Ground Combat» Sidney moves West <W>.

«Ground Combat» You notice Becker arrive at Servitude de la Dreve.

«Ground Combat» You notice Roux arrive at Servitude de la Dreve.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves out of Foxhole.

«Ground Combat» Bentley moves out of Foxhole.

Becker follows along the shallow path leading to the foxhole. Hardly enough cover for all the retreating personnel, never the less he fights to make room himself as he moves westward.

«Ground Combat» You notice Jones arrive at Servitude de la Dreve.

«Ground Combat» Becker moves out of Foxhole.

Bentley gets out of the foxhole, shaking his head as he glances backwards. "Just keep moving," he mutters, as he starts running again, stumbles and gets back to his feet.

Jones sprints in from the east, starting to scramble out of the fiortification and calling, "The nazis are charging out trench- move wuick!"

«Ground Combat» Jones moves out of Foxhole.

Wiggling in, it's Roux, just behind Becker. He is practically a shadow of the Canadian. Even follows him out of the trench, strangely. He is panting, panic in his hazel eyes.

«Ground Combat» Roux moves out of Foxhole.

Llywelyn keeps his eyes focused ahead, and on the men around him, not daring to look behind. There are Germans back there, and he doesn't particularly want to see them.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (7 11)!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (7 11)!

Becker looks back towards Roux to make sure the Frenchman was still behind him. He was glad that he was, and he contineus to charge westward in a tactical withdraw. He was moving a lot faster without the BrenGun….no doubt he would still be in the foxhole if he had it.

«Ground Combat» Bentley moves West <W>.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves West <W>.

Urban
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The Grid-----> > > > > THE GREATEST GENERATION < < <


Coordinates : 5 12

The area along by the side of the road is fairly built up. Spacious rural houses of the upper middle classes dot the landscape, with large gardens with fences. All very picturesque, with the trees behind them.

It is currently night time.

Sub-Rooms :
1. House

===============================< In Your Location >===========================
Allied (#17219) Wounded Llywelyn I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#17230) Wounded Bentley I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#500) Sidney — (1) House I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#17201) Allen — (1) House I. Vickers Gun (D)

(Item 1) Lee Enfield SMLE Ranged Weapon / 1. House
(Item 2) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 1. House
(Item 3) M68 AT Grenade Ranged Weapon / 1. House

Room Modifiers :
Elevation : 1 Cover : 50%
Stealth : 150% Inf.Move : 100%

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

«Ground Combat» You notice Jones arrive at Urban.

«Ground Combat» You notice Becker arrive at Urban.

«Ground Combat» You notice Roux arrive at Urban.

«Ground Combat» You notice Lacote arrive at Urban.

«Game» Sidney changes his style to Stealth!

Llywelyn finally regains his head enough to notice something, and he slows enough to fall into step beside Becker. "B-Becker…" he stutters to the Canadian. He's still shaking. "W-Where's Sergeant Fawkes?"

«Ground Combat» Jones moves into House.

Allen sits at the position of his Vickers, peering to the east.

Sidney finds a window to duck and kneel with rifle set behind, within the house. No grand stone chateau here after all.

«Ground Combat» Bentley moves into House.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves into House.

Becker reaches the small city block and stops for a moment looking confused as to which house. He shouts, "Trenches falling back! Germans on our tail!" he didn't want to be mistaken for a german and become a friendly fire incedent. "Where is the rally point?! Which house?!" He then charges forward not sure which one it is, but anyhwere but east was a step in the right direction.

Yes, yes tactical withdraw. That's it. Roux is staggering along, offering or at least, trying to smile reassuringly at Becker, "I am afraid you cannot lose me that easily." His voice is shaking, and he's holding what's left of his left arm tightly, trying to keep himself from bleeding out too fast. "Is Sergeant Fawkes that …" Oh no. One of the few English words Roux has managed is 'Fawkes'. "There, I see some of ours going into that one." He points to the house Bentley and the others duck into.

«Ground Combat» Becker moves into House.

Sidney blinks, "We left the mines behind. Galah."

«Ground Combat» Roux moves into House.

Bentley stumbles the rest of the way back to the house, and moves to one of the windows, dropping down, with his rifle in one hand.

«Game» Jones unjams his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Equipment» Becker picks up Lee Enfield SMLE.

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Keller but misses!

«Game» Roux wields his MAS 36!

Allen sees the germans and starts shooting!

Jones slips into the House and sets his back to the wall as he clears the stubborn jammed shell, and starts feeding fresh bullets into his rifle. "Who is spotting where, now?"

«Game» Roux assists Allen!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jones reloads his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Ground Combat» Lacote moves West <W>.

Becker runs into the house and nearly trips over a Lee Enfield rifle. He scoops the weapon up and finds a nice spot in the house to return fire. A position that limits his field of view to the east. Less that he can see, the less the germans could see him. It worked for ostridges, why wouldn't it work for him.

«Game» Becker assists Allen!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Baumgartner but misses!

«Game» Jones assists Allen!

From Servitude de la Dreve, a male voice shouts, "We need fire support at 6 12! A third position!".

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Urban (5 12)!

«Ground Combat» Allen shoots in the general direction of East <E> with his Vickers Gun!

Sidney speaks quickly into the house's civilian phone, still patched into the French communications lines.

Sidney calls out, "Jerry's here!"

«Game» Bentley changes his style to Banzai!

Right behind Becker, it's Roux! Who almost runs into him as the man almost trips. Whoops, he flails a moment. He too, finds a happy spot beneath a ledge or something. He's panting hard, and looks to his arm, reaching into his bag and pulling out some gauze, perhaps to stop the bleeding.

«Ground Combat» Sidney fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Koenig but misses!

Llywelyn blinks when he doesn't get an answer. He takes the Frenchman's words as answer enough. He swallows, looking even a paler, and bows his head. "You…you want me to see to your arm?" he asks Roux weakly. In English, which probably does neither of them any good. He starts fumbling for what's left of his clean bandages.

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

Sidney fires a shot, painfully slow in trying to line up a new one.

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Koenig and hits!
Koenig suffers 2 wound damage to his right hand.

"Ah …" He nods to Lly, and offers over his own supplies then, "I thank you. I apologize humbly for the inconvenience," He smiles weakly.

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Koenig but misses!

«Game» Becker wields his Mills Bomb!

«Game» Roux assists Allen!

«Game» Allen changes his style to RapidFire!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Koenig but misses!

Bentley fires off a shot, managing to hit one of the enemies in the hand. "Amazing," he mutters, readying himself for another attempt.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (6 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Baumgartner but misses!

«Game» Jones changes his style to RapidFire!

«Ground Combat» Sidney fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Baumgartner but misses!

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

Becker spots the germans and notes that they have dug in. This is not a good sign. Becker manages up some false courge and grabs a grenade from his kit. He runs to the window hurling the thing out there in the general direction. Maybe at least it would put their heads down for a moment.

Sidney fires again, still unable to hit a target.

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Koenig but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Koenig but misses!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his Mills Bomb at Baumgartner but misses!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Baumgartner but misses!

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

«Game» Sidney assists Allen!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Koenig but misses!

«Equipment» Roux has dropped .303 British x 120.

Llywelyn seems to be willfully trying to ignore the shooting going on around him. Whether it's coming from Germans or his allies. He hits the ground beside Becker when the Canadian starts throwing grenades.

Sidney scoots over, taking position beside Allen to assist him with the machine gun. The rifle's slung back around his shoulder.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (6 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (6 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Bentley fires off another shot, frowning a little bit.

«Ground Combat» Jones tries to fire his Lee Enfield SMLE at Koenig but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Klaus but misses!

Roux blinks, and just keeps his head down. He will help the machine gun then. He reaches over, to make sure it is cleaned.

«Game» Becker assists Jones!

«Game» Roux assists Allen!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Koenig but misses!

Sidney calls out, "They're flanking north!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Chemin du Prince (6 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Jones givs a disbelieving chuckle, as his gun jams, Fine british manufacture, my ass- I must have gotten the one made in scotland.."

Bentley frowns after firing another shot. "Two of them went north."

«Game» Roux assists Allen!

Becker moves over towards Jones helping the machine gunner out. The weapon system always performed better with more then one troop operating it…especially these old relics. Becker also keeps an eye to the north.

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Klaus but misses!

Sidney "Expect their machine gun will come south. It was on the road before."

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

«Game» Jones unjams his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sidney tries to hide!

«Game» Becker assists Allen!

Allen mutters, "SOmeone look south."

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

Sidney turns from the machinegunner, "I will." trying to look south.

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

Llywelyn looks to Becker's arm, while he's huddle not too far from the man. He gulps. That's nasty, that is. "Umm…hold still a moment, will ya?"

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

Becker holds still long enough for Lylwelyn to do his magic. "Thanks!" Becker looks around, "Anyone seen Sgt Fawkes?!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Urban (5 12)!

«Game» Roux assists Allen!

«Game» Becker assists Allen!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Keller but misses!

Jones mutters between shots, "One of you assistants, spot to th north, willya?"

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Keller but misses!

Bentley fires off another shot, without really aiming. Just keeping the Germans away now.

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

Llywelyn manages not to accidentally amputate Becker's arm, which is probably the best magic one can hope for from the Welshman. Once that's done, if not as competently as a real doc could, he holds his rifle again. Perhaps he'll fire it eventually.

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Klaus but misses!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Keller but misses!

«Game» Roux assists Allen!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Klaus but misses!

«Game» Sidney assists Allen!

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Klaus but misses!

Becker looks around ath the soldiers present, "If we dont push them abck soon, we'll need to fall back before they targe this place with arty." Sure he was scared, but to him this was common sense. He just hopes the plan doesn't sound like cowardice to the other men.

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Klaus but misses!

Becker also adds "North is clear."

Sidney snorts, "Bring your swimming trunks for the Channel? Only so far back we can go."

Sidney speaks up. "One man south, visual!"

«Equipment» Becker picks up .303 British x 120.

"Or they'll pin us here until we are out of ammuntion," Roux notes quietly. Bullets are not infinite after all. He helps work the machinegun as needed, glancing to Becker.

[Public] Kanga- Roux says, "Aie!"

«Ground Combat» Klaus fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

Allen swings his gun southward, traversing as he searches a target.

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

Jones fires off another blind shot out the window, before answering becker, "Well better now than once thier machine gun sets Is the man southg the machine gunner?"

Sidney adds, "Easier target, on road."

«Ground Combat» Roux fires his MAS 36 at Herzog but misses!

Becker nods firmly, "If we spot another to the north, we move. How are we on MG ammo? I have 150 rounds plus."

«Ground Combat» Becker reloads Allen's Vickers Gun!

«Game» Roux assists Allen!

Sidney shakes his head. "Rifle south. But he could be the MG assistant."

Becker corrects "24 rounds."

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Klaus and hits!
Klaus suffers 4 wound damage to his right arm.

Bentley keeps silent as he moves to a window covering the south, frowning a bit.

Sidney draws up his rifle to shoot.

«Ground Combat» Sidney fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Metzger and hits!
Metzger suffers 3 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Urban (5 12)!

Llywelyn finally targets one of the Germans to the west and shoots. Not that he hits anything. A marksman he is not.

«Game» Becker assists Allen!

Sidney fires off a round. "Got him, I think. Grazed his arm, he's still up."

«Ground Combat» Keller reloads his Kar98k!

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to Standard!

«Game» Roux assists Allen!

Jones grins, and asides to Llyw as he draws blood, "Leave the east to the Welsh eh? We'll chase them off yet."

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Urban (5 12)!

Klaus pulls back, when he's shot solidly in one arm. He's not in mid charge or anything, why stay?

«Ground Combat» Koenig fires his Kar98k at Sidney but misses!

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» You notice Herzog arrive at Urban.

«Ground Combat» You notice Metzger arrive at Urban.

Bentley spots the two at the south, frowning a bit. "One of them's moving for us…"

Sidney ducks as a shot goes his way. "One's rushing!"

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Herzog and hits!
Herzog suffers 1 wound damage to his right hand.

Becker points to the north, "One german to the north!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Urban (5 12)!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Herzog but misses!

«Equipment» Becker picks up M68 AT Grenade.

«Ground Combat» Sidney fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Herzog and hits!
Herzog suffers 7 wound damage to his abdomen.

«Ground Combat» Herzog has been mortally wounded!

«Game» Becker wields his M68 AT Grenade!

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Sidney but misses!

Llywelyn sees Herzog rushing toward them, muttering something under his breath. Maybe it's a prayer. Maybe it's a curse. It's hard to tell.

Sidney fires a shot, taking a German infantryman down. "Finally" to himself, low.

«Ground Combat» Bentley fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Metzger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Metzger but misses!

Herzog doesn't quite make it into the house itself, doubling over as a bullet slams into his belly. That'll be a while before he departs this earth.

Bentley fires at the other German, frowning as he misses.

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Keller but misses!

«Ground Combat» Baumgartner fires his Kar98k at Sidney but misses!

Becker grabs a grenade…it was an anti-tank, but it might do the trick.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn tries to fire his Lee Enfield SMLE at Metzger but his weapon is jammed!

Sidney points his rifle. "That one" indicating Metzger "Was the one south."

Yeek. Roux freezes, as the German rushes at them, and is felled. He takes a deep sigh of relief as the man falls.

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Metzger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Koenig fires his Kar98k at Sidney but misses!

«Ground Combat» Metzger moves into House.

«Game» Roux assists Llywelyn!

«Game» Metzger unwields his Kar98k!

«Game» Metzger wields his Stielhandgranate!

Llywelyn does curse this time. His rifle's jammed. He rapidly works to clear it, with some help from Roux.

Sidney calls out, "Grenade!"

Becker looks up, "Two more to the north. After we clear this guy of our position, we fall back to the west."

Sidney points his rifle at the man he referred to.

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Metzger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Becker fires his M68 AT Grenade at Metzger but misses!

Bentley frowns a little bit as he sees the Grenade. "Get him."

«Ground Combat» Keller fires his Kar98k at Jones but misses!

«Ground Combat» Bentley moves to engage Metzger in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Combat» Sidney fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Metzger and hits!
Metzger suffers 7 wound damage to his left leg.

«Ground Combat» Klaus reloads his Kar98k!

«Game» Bentley unwields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Game» Bentley wields his F-S Combat Knife!

"Right, looks like something is stuck…" Roux stammers, as the German rushes in. He's helping get it out. But there is abject horror in his eyes as the German pulls out his grenade.

«Ground Combat» Jones reloads his Lee Enfield SMLE!

Bentley pulls out his knife as he rushes the German.

Sidney shoots a bullet into the grenade man's arm, huffing out his breath.

«Ground Combat» Becker moves to engage Metzger in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

Metzger is certainly brave, but as he boots open the door to the house the scum are hiding in, he promptly tumbles onto the floor with a bullet in him. He tries to toss the grenade over to where Allen is…

«Game» Becker wields his F-S Combat Knife!

«Game» Llywelyn unjams his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Game» Sidney unwields his Lee Enfield SMLE!

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Metzger and hits!
Metzger suffers 1 wound damage to his right arm.

«Game» Sidney wields his Webley Mk VI!

«Ground Combat» Metzger fires his Stielhandgranate at Allen but misses!
«Ground Combat» Metzger fires his Stielhandgranate at Llywelyn but misses!

«Ground Combat» Metzger fires his Stielhandgranate at Roux and hits!
Roux suffers 2 wound damage to his head.
Roux suffers 2 wound damage to his right chest.
Roux suffers 1 wound damage to his right arm.

«Ground Combat» Metzger fires his Stielhandgranate at Bentley but misses!
«Ground Combat» Metzger fires his Stielhandgranate at Becker but misses!
«Ground Combat» Metzger fires his Stielhandgranate at Jones but misses!
«Ground Combat» Metzger fires his Stielhandgranate at Sidney but misses!

Becker charges at Metzger with his knife, "Get ready to move!!"

«Game» Metzger wields his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Bentley attacks Metzger in melee combat with his F-S Combat Knife but Metzger blocks it!

Sidney slams the floor as the grenade explodes, reaching for his pistol.

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Metzger but misses!

Llywelyn gets his rifle back in working order, hurrying to aijm it at Metzger. But, when the grenade goes off, it goes down again. As does he, hurrying into cover.

«Ground Combat» Jones fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Metzger but misses!

Bentley throws himself forward, attempting to stab the German in the gut.

Sidney calls out. "Fall back to EXACTLY WHERE? The open road??"

«AngelOfDeath» Herzog breathes his last…

«Ground Combat» Baumgartner fires his Kar98k at Sidney but misses!

Jones hollers at Sidney, "shut up and shoot this bastard!"

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Metzger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Koenig fires his Kar98k at Allen but misses!

Becker says, " Llywelyn, grab Roux and fall back to the west about 500 meters (5 rooms)."

«Ground Combat» Becker attacks Metzger in melee combat with his F-S Combat Knife and hits! Metzger suffers 4 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Metzger but misses!

«Game» Metzger unwields his Kar98k!

«Game» Metzger wields his SS knife!

Sidney is trying to point his pistol, but shots aimed his way distracts.

«Ground Combat» Bentley attacks Metzger in melee combat with his F-S Combat Knife and hits! Metzger suffers 2 wound damage to his left hand.

«Ground Combat» Sidney fires his Webley Mk VI at Metzger and hits!
Metzger suffers 4 wound damage to his left leg.

«Ground Combat» Allen fires his Vickers Gun at Metzger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Metzger has been mortally wounded!

It's just not Roux's day is it. Just as Lly's gun is unjamed, Roux is hit by the grenade. The Frenchman cries out, obviously in pain as his other arm, chest and head are lain into with metal and bits of house. "Surely, you are coming too?" He looks to Becker. He almost wants to whimper, but he isn't … about to just leave.

Becker watches the German go down, "Move! Move! Move! Fall back now!"

Metzger finds himself being cut up by stillettos. He reaches for his knife, muttering "Blut and ehr…" under his breath. Its the last thing he says.

«Game» Becker assists Roux!

«Game» Allen unwields his Vickers Gun!

«Ground Combat» Keller moves East <E>.

«Ground Combat» Klaus moves East <E>.

Llywelyn nods to Becker, moving to help the Frenchman. "Come on, then," he says. In English, but the meaning should be clear.

«Game» Llywelyn changes his style to Sprint!

Jones shouts, "Men to the east fell back! East is clear!"

Allen hears the order to retreat, and dosen't need to be told twice. Removing the firing pin from his gun, he lets the thing lie, dropping it all as he runs.

Sidney snorts, looking around to the clear ground outside. "Run right into their fire."

«Equipment» Allen has dropped Vickers Gun.

«Game» Jones changes his style to Sprint!

English? Gah. Roux just nods, and follows along, satisfied that others are good too.

Becker says, "Still two to the north. Move! Now!!"

«Ground Combat» Roux moves out of House.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves out of House.

«Ground Combat» Becker moves out of House.

«Ground Combat» Jones moves out of House.

«Game» Allen changes his style to Sprint!

«Ground Combat» Sidney moves out of House.

"Normandy?" Bentley suggests, as he hits the knife at one of Metzgers fingers. Frowning as he listens to the others, nodding a bit, as he gets ready to move, glancing past one of the windows to the east, to see if he can throw himself out that way. And doing so.

«Ground Combat» Bentley moves out of House.

Sidney steps out from the house keeping low while others run.

«Game» Llywelyn assists Roux!

«Game» Becker assists Roux!

«Ground Combat» Allen moves out of House.

«Ground Combat» Roux moves West <W>.

Sidney goes low, trying to hide in the darkness.

«Game» Bentley changes his style to Sprint!

Llywelyn makes his way along as fast as he can, supporting Roux along the way. He avoids looking backward. That will just lead to (more) panic.

Becker hears the explosions in the distance and is glad it wasn't artillery. He moves as fast as he can in the darkness trying to use man made building as obsticales to limit any fire from the east should any more come…

«Ground Combat» Sidney tries to hide!

Allen jumps out of the house, sprinting to the west as fast as his limey legs will carry him.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves West <W>.

«Ground Combat» You notice Jones arrive at Rue Rouge a Triaux.

Rue Rouge a Triaux
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Coordinates : 4 12

A main thoroughfare, this road connects Liege, one of the biggest cities in Belgium, to Germany. As might be expected it is a fast road and well suited for military traffic. Even with refugees on it.

It is currently night time.

Sub-Rooms :

===============================< In Your Location >===========================
Allied (#17235) Wounded Jones I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#17219) Wounded Llywelyn I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#17224) Wounded Roux I. MAS 36

Room Modifiers :
Elevation : 1 Cover : 130%
Stealth : 90% Inf.Move : 130%

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

«Ground Combat» You notice Becker arrive at Rue Rouge a Triaux.

«Ground Combat» You notice Allen arrive at Rue Rouge a Triaux.

Pant, pant. Roux is running. Bravery is one thing, but a fool will take others with him. So he goes.

Llywelyn goes as Roux goes, though he does it with many a backward glance now. Not looking for Germans, but for the other Brits.

Jones isnt far behind his countryman, sparing a longer look back to the east…

«Ground Combat» Roux moves West <W>.

«Ground Combat» Becker moves West <W>.

Jones shouts, "HURRY UP, NANCY!".

Sidney points south, responding with no words. He ducks back down and continues crawling that way.

«Ground Combat» Sidney moves South <S>.

«Ground Combat» Allen moves West <W>.

Llywelyn presses westward, though he looks increasingly heavy-footed as it does so. Their party is smaller now, something he's just starting to realize.

Jones mutters, "The sapper snuck south. No one else coming, lets move, Llyw.."

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves West <W>.

«Ground Combat» You notice Jones arrive at Urban.

Urban
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Coordinates : 3 12

The area along by the side of the road is fairly built up. Spacious rural houses of the upper middle classes dot the landscape, with large gardens with fences. All very picturesque, with the trees behind them.

It is currently night time.

Sub-Rooms :

1. House
===============================< In Your Location >===========================
Allied (#17235) Wounded Jones I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#17219) Wounded Llywelyn I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#17201) Allen I.
Allied (#17224) Wounded Roux I. MAS 36

Room Modifiers :
Elevation : 1 Cover : 50%
Stealth : 150% Inf.Move : 100%

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

«Ground Combat» Roux moves West <W>.

Jones jogs in, short of breath, to report, "The sneaky bastard slipped south.. Sidney? Anyway, he should be along later, if he can.."

«Ground Combat» Allen moves West <W>.

Llywelyn presses on west. It's all he can do.

«Ground Combat» Llywelyn moves West <W>.

Rue de Ghlin
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Coordinates : 2 12

A main thoroughfare, this road connects Liege, one of the biggest cities in Belgium, to Germany. As might be expected it is a fast road and well suited for military traffic. Even with refugees on it.

It is currently night time.

Sub-Rooms :

===============================< In Your Location >===========================
Allied (#17219) Wounded Llywelyn I. Lee Enfield SMLE
Allied (#17201) Allen I.
Allied (#17224) Wounded Roux I. MAS 36
Allied (#17233) Wounded Becker I. F-S Combat Knife

Room Modifiers :
Elevation : 1 Cover : 130%
Stealth : 90% Inf.Move : 130%

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

"At least, I am glad I did not skip out on running," Roux remarks quietly. His rifle is slung over his good shoulder, and he looks rather rattled by this whole thing, but he's doing his damndest to keep his chin up.

«Ground Combat» You notice Jones arrive at Rue de Ghlin.

Becker is almost at the rally point. He moves as fast as his injuries will let him go…which isn't all that fast. At least the combat stress was wearing off at this point. He had considered himself lucky up untill about 30 minutes ago.

«Ground Combat» Becker moves West <W>.

«Game» Mons is no longer a war zone!

Forest
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Coordinates : 1 12

Tall, regal trees reach for the sky as they have for hundreds of years, their crowns lending welcome shade in the summer and frosty artwork in the winter. Old leaves cover the ground, but obscured by plentiful underbrush, they are more felt than seen when walking over them. It is an oasis in an area otherwise covered by farmland, left alone to flourish where elsewhere the hand of man has cut down every tree for their own needs.

It is currently night time.

Sub-Rooms :

Contents
Llywelyn
Becker

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

Llywelyn arrives from the East.

Roux arrives from the East.

«Equipment» Becker has dropped Lee Enfield SMLE.

Jones arrives from the East.

«Game» Becker unwields his F-S Combat Knife!

«Ground Combat» Jones reloads his Lee Enfield SMLE!

Allen arrives from the East.

«Equipment» Allen has picked up Lee Enfield SMLE.

Llywelyn sinks down against a tree once they've opportunity to rest, still shaking. His hands are covered in blood, but it's more from patching up wounds than his own. His arm isn't much worse than scratched.

Becker has left.

Roux has left.

Jones sets his back to the same tree as Llyw, and asks wearily, "Anyone have some clean bandages left? My arm tickles."

Sidney arrives from the East.

Sidney finally makes it back in to regroup with the others.

Llywelyn weakly replies. "I…I have some. Did…did anyone see what happened to Jack? B-Bentley, that is. And…and Sergeant Fawkes?"

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

Sidney nods over to the Welshman. "He was with me. Saw him holding but a knife, and joined him at the road. Got him to hospital so he's safe now."

Jones lets out a short breath and shakes his head. "Bentley got out before us.. Probably drinking wine with the french ladies by now. As for Fawkes.." he shakes his head, merriment on leave for the moment. "He didnt make it out. Bitched at me for getting shot, and that was the last I heard of him."

Llywelyn swallows hard, fumbling to stem the bleeding on Jones arm, and just nods.

Sidney adds, "And Bentley was one of the last out. Him and me. No yellow in that man." frowning slightly. "But he's in hospital now. He'll be allright."

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