Tanks For All The Memories

Yahzee trudges down from Henderson field with his rifle, the day bringing heat and humidity to the infantryman.

So. Captain Christie is looking for a few brave volunteers, and you've all had your names put forward. Accordingly you've been ordered to show up at his tent at 11am for some special duty, lucky you. Why Tavua shows up is anybody's guess. Maybe he's the guide now. Who knows. Whatever. He can come too.

Tavua wanders on in, carrying a rifle over his shoulder. It looks brand spanking new, as does the ammunition belt strapped to his waist as he ambles along, evidently the scout for these occassions.

Woods follows Yahzee along, his Reising carried neatly. No parrot accompanies him for now, but alas being volunteered. He looks a little more solemn and not quite so goofy now.

Jonson whistles lowly as he waits to find out what is going on, geared up.

Eleven AM means hot in Texas, too, but even in August it never gets this humid. Tall Schoenfelt is stooping under the weight of the water in the very air, a veritable Atlas with a cherub's face. And clothes.

Slayback just walks along behind the rest of the soldiers. Apparently after he left the party he had some fun with one…or more of the native girls. He' actually….smiling?

Yahzee mutters "Could do with a good swim. Too wet n'sticky." as he comes to a stop. The dark brows arc with surprise seeing the island man now armed with a rifle and ammo. No words pointing it out, but a little smile does form. "What d'ya think's up?" asked quietly over to Woods.

Christie emerges from his tent. "Right on time, I'm impressed. We got a request in from our armored support, apparently while attempting a patrol one of our so called amphibious tanks got stuck in the bog out there. Tojo was supposedly nearby so the crew got out of there asap and the vehicle is still sitting around out there. In their haste they didn't deal with it, and we don't want Tojo stripping it down, so thats where you come in.".

Woods nods in agreement. He shakes his head, "No idea-" He goes quiet, as gaze turns to Tavua. A few blinks. Huh. "Um. Guess cuz he helps us," He goes quiet, as Christie emerges. Uh oh. He is listening, and apparently putting two and two together. He's not sure he likes four much.

Tavua pauses as he listens to Christie prattle on in english, not seeming to understand as he stays outside the group for now, yawning somewhat. A leaf is pinched from a nearby scrabble of long grass, the native nibbling quietly.

Schoenfelt straightens up for the Captain despite the blistering heat. What is said doesn't phase him much, though he does look down with a frown at his relatively clean trousers.

Jonson smirks. "Can't say I blame those guys for getting the hell out of there," he comments with a very thick 'New Yawk' accent. "I'd want to leave as fast as I could myself." Clearing his throat after that's said, he simply nods his understanding.

Yahzee nods a bit, going silent now as he listens to the captain explain the mission task. A mixed expression, but not really making much of a show of his opinion now. His eyes do fix more over towards the river and swamp to the southwest.
Slayback stands quietly as the captain speaks…still smiling though.

Christie goes on. "There might well be a few of those little bastards out there. Which I think is a good opportunity, they've been skulking around just beyond our perimeter, anything which draws them out is useful. That tank doesn't sound like it's in the most defensible of spots. Hopefully you'll find a few of them out there and teach them leave Uncle Sams property alone. Once you've cleared them out you can take care of the tank with explosives, I don't think it's going to be moving anywhere again from what I understand.".

Woods listens then, tilting his head. He doesn't seem to share the sentiment of wanting to find the Japanese, but he says nothing. A nod at the orders. "Sir, is there anything we need to take out of it before we blow it up?" Woods asks, after a moment's thought.

Yahzee looks up. "We have a fellow who knows how to handle explosives?" asked more to the captain. "One of those engineers or miners?" A swat of a mosquito on the radioman's cheek soon follows. "Sir?"

Slayback just nods, "Boom." is all he says. He chambers a round into his BAR and looks around at the other soldiers, "Yeah, I don't think any of us know how to use exsplosives without personal injury."

Jonson shakes his head, not knowing how to blow stuff up, himself. He's more of the point-n-shoot school of combat, not the blow-shit-up one.

Tavua gets the jist of what he is saying. He watches the others, then points to the airfield, making a little airplane noise and a bomb noise.

"Yeah, I can volunteer you an engineer." Christie replies magnanimously. "Let me show you on the map where the tank boys said they got stuck.". Inviting you all to a small table outside in the sun with a map spread across it, he indicates the far side of the river, somewhere to the south. Coordinates 2 7. "Any other questions..?".

Yahzee frowns a little. "Never handled explosives before, b'sides a grenade." He nods his head over to the island man. "His idea ain't half bad. Give the flyboys some practice after we mark it clear of anythin' important."

Woods tilts his head, "Oh. Thank you, sir." Woods nods and leans over to look at the map. He looks thoughtful, "Um. Did you want us to pull anything out of the tank before it gets blown up?"

Slayback smirks at Tavua and shakes his head. He listens to Christie nods. A crack of his neck and he's ready to go.

Schoenfelt looks relieved when the engineer is offered and the idea of air support tendered. "I just clean this the way they said so," he mumbles, giving his rifle a shake. "How it works is…" A shrug.

"Well, if you can liberate anything from it then that'd be a nice bonus, we're quite low on supply around here as you might have noticed. However it's not the main point. The main point is to make sure Tojo doesn't get it, and to make sure that any Japs around there don't live to tell the tale.". Says Cap'n.

Tavua just stays right where he is, listening with abject interest.

Private Latimer, Engineer from around the block, is there with the gang, making sure he doesn't miss much.
Yahzee states simply, "Yessir" and frowns a little to himself in thought. Once again he looks towards the swamp, eyes squinting slightly under the bright sun.

Woods nods, "Yes sir." He bobs his head at Private Latimer in greeting. He takes a deep breath, readying himself then.
Jonson :nods. "Yes'ir." He looks around and then sighs a bit.

Yahzee steps over to where he'd made a makeshift cache place for the radio in the last mission, and removes it from his shoulders to stow here for now.

"Woods, I know you get north and south mixed up some time, but I want you to lead this." Christie offers. "You seem brave enough, and deadly enough, and thats what we need.". *cackle*

Slayback stretches his arms out and nods to Christie, "Yes sir." He turns and begins to head out, following whoever's leading.

Woods blinks, then nods, "Yes sir. Thank you. I'll give it my all sir." He promises. Woods apparently doesn't seem to /relish/ leading, but there's a quiet acceptance of his role. A faint smile at the compliment, although it's hard to cloak his thoughtful sort of worried. North, sou— shoot. Well, he'll keep left, right, not into a tree straight perhaps.

Tavua looks to Woods, fully expecting to see Ellys wearing a Patton-style helmet and an ivory handled .45.

Yahzee steps closer to Tavua, "He wants us to find an American tank, stuck in the swamp." and gestures over towards the southwest with a thumb. "Can't let the Japs get it, so we blow it up and come back."

Tavua looks southwestish, glancing to Yahzee with a concerned look. It is then that he says those words that will surely curdle everyone's blood. "Snakes.. big snakes."

Yahzee grunts, "Snakes, huh." and just sort of nods a bit, shrugging as if it's inevitable. He moves with the others south.

Woods blinks. "…snakes?" Woods looks a LOT less brave now.
Slayback has left.
Slayback heads off South.

Yahzee has arrived.
Yahzee arrives from the North.

Latimer huphuphups along, with rifle and satchel charges. Hup Hup Hup.

Schoenfelt pauses not for a piss-break, but for something even more embarassing: To load his rifle. <.<

Tavua just meanders along with the rest, keeping to the back as per usual.

Woods looks a bit demoralized. Did someone say snakes? Woods' green eyes dart left and right. Snakes. S.n.a.k.e.s. With their phhbtphbtphbts and their VENOM WITH WHICH TO ENVENOMATE YOU and shiver. He trundles along though, obedience and conditioning overriding raw fear.

Yahzee follows along with Tavua, offering Woods a pat on the back as he spots the nervousness and shudder. "Japs seek you out. Snakes just slide away 'less ye step on one."

Slayback trudges through the jungle, BAR dangling down by his waist. He nods at the other soldiers with him as they're most likely trying to keep it in a V formation. His smile isn't present now, though.

Jonson hmmms as he looks around, not so quick to talk as he normally is. No quirky commentary, no making with the jokes. He's too unsettled and it has stripped hiim of hiis desire to talk while they make their way to where they need to be.

Woods squints west, and turns to head that way, unslinging his Reising. Woods nods, "Keep your heads low and eyes open." He slinks down, height giving him some leg up in sneaking. Woods twitches at the mention of snakes again. "Right, right."

«Command from Woods» Alright, we'll be moving west. Keep eyes open to north and south though, don't want 'em creeping up on us. You don't have to hug me for orders but don't wander too far off.

Tavua remains at the back of the pack, yawning, his rifle still slung over his shoulder as he meanders with the marines.
Latimer crouches, moving along with the group, being sneaky and looking out. He's not worried about snakes, just Japs. Japsnakes!

Yahzee draws up a hand peering west, "River over there. Looks clear." muttered. He's now moved more into the vegetation to be less visible.

Following the orders, Schoenfelt peels off to the south side of the formation.

Woods seems to be up front, likely so he can look back and make sure no one gets stuck or lost. He's the sort to fret over his squad mates. He turns his gaze west again though.

Yahzee offers, "West looks clear to me at the river, Woods." still peering in that direction. He readies the Johnson rifle he's carrying, ready to lift it over his head for crossing into the river.
Woods nods, and gives a motion to trundle west then, seeing it's clear as people are ready. He hefts his Reising and looks almost comical, given his shortness and … water.

Tavua looks around at the others, chuckling as he strides off westwards.

Schoenfelt dips into the river, watching upstream.

Yahzee steps into the river, trying to wade and cross it.

Slayback lowers himself into the river slowly to keep from making much of a splashing sound.

Tavua peers westwards, looking to Woods and raising a finger, whispering, "Jap."

Yahzee comes to a stop, not having a good view where the islander's indicating. He crouches low, trying to peer into the jungle west.

Woods frowns, and nods, seeing the Japanese men gathering around the tank. He whispers softly, "We'll all move together when we're ready… don't let 'em string us out."

Yahzee whispers back, "See the tank. Two Japs with it. Tank's there, not moving."

Latimer slides into the water, carefully, stopping as he hears the Japsignal being called. Thankfully being halfwat in the water, no one needs to see he's peed himself a little, it's the River, damnit, the River!

Yahzee readies his rifle to take a shot. "Okay for me to shoot, Woods?"

Slayback moves up to Woods, "I'm ready to lay down fire if you need it, sir."

Yahzee fires off a shot, but from his expression it's likely missed the target.

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from River (3 7)!

Woods takes a breath and nods, "Fire when ready. I'm no good at range." He will scamper over, likely to help bring the pain. He frowns and scoots closer to the Japanese.

Yahzee quickly tries to ready another snap shot into the enemy.

Masaru is busy on top of the tank, looting away happily. When gasp, the party is over!

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from River (3 7)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from River (3 7)!

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from River (3 7)!

Akira holes up behind the tank along with his compatriot. At least they got good cover.

«Ground Combat» Woods fires his Reising SMG at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Woods and hits!
Woods suffers 3 wound damage to his left hand.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira and hits!
Akira suffers 4 wound damage to his right arm.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from River (3 7)!

«Ground Combat» Masaru fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Woods but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Tavua tiptoes through the jungle, fully expecting some sort of musical accompanyment.

«Ground Combat» Woods fires his Reising SMG at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Swamp (2 7)!

Masaru finds Banzai'ing Woods an easy target.

Akira is himself an easy target. Ouch.

Woods yelps, not quite as sneaky as he'd supposed as he's shot neatly in the hand. Not so much rawr now, but he's on it.

«Ground Combat» Woods tries to fire his Reising SMG at Akira but his weapon is jammed!
Woods looks pained as the Reising jams…

«Ground Combat» Tavua moves to engage Masaru in close quarters combat, and succeeds!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from River (3 7)!

Tavua moves up to Masaru, his machete held high as he charges once he is spotted!

Masaru switches to Schoenfelt, and then suddenly some native dude comes out of the trees or something! What is this, Batman?

Masaru is out of ammo too, damn, his luck sucks.

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Yahzee but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira and hits!
Akira suffers 7 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from River (3 7)!
«Ground Combat» Akira has been mortally wounded!

Yahzee enters the mangrove swamp from the river, his rifle readied to shoot. As a bullet pings past, he does duck a bit with a flinch.

«Ground Combat» Tavua attacks Masaru in melee combat with his Machete but Masaru blocks it!

Akira is doing what he does, working the bolt, but then he gets splattered by the support weapons.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp!
«Ground Combat» Kaito snipes Woods and hits!

Woods suffers 4 wound damage to his right chest.

From River, a male voice shouts, "Semper fi, mother fucker!".

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from River (3 7)!

Schoenfelt leaps onto a platform of viney roots, ready to fill the Jap full of holes—but the BARman does so for him. Oh. Shit, Woods is hit!

Yahzee calls over "Medic. Woods needs a medic." and quickly looks to see where the Japanese looters are hiding.

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua attacks Masaru in melee combat with his Machete and hits! Masaru suffers 6 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» Masaru attacks Tavua in melee combat with his Arisaka Type 99 and hits! Tavua suffers 3 wound damage to his left hand.
«Ground Combat» Masaru has been mortally wounded!

Woods gets his weapon unjamed, then winces as he's hit neatly in the chest. Woods coughs, a damp sort of cough. Not pleasant. "They've got friends…"

Latimer runs out of the water, dripping, rifle up, grr. He's closing, grimly.

Masaru gets involved in a stabbing contest, traditional samurai style. There's a bit of an iaijutsu stab type thing going on there, but Tavua's clearly more spiritual or somethiing.

Tavua hacks brutally into Masaru, but takes a gash to the hand. He growls, recoiling a little, tugging away his blade, bringing with it a whole lot of japanese gore as he flings it away, splattering blood everywhere, a real butcher.

Yahzee hurries to move over near the islander and the now-dying Japanese. "These two are down. There others?" called out as he turns trying to adjust his directions.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Kaito fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Woods and hits!
Woods suffers 2 wound damage to his right leg.

Masaru icks, thats not an honourable death.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 8)!

Woods manages to point north and winces, as he's hit in the leg. Woods buckles and moves behind the tank as best as he can.

Schoenfelt shouts, "North!" just before firing towards an IJA hat he sees righ above a suspicious 'sitck.'
Schoenfelt shouts, "NORTH!".

Yahzee nods to Woods, turning to try to get a view north. "North, check!" as he raises the sights.
Latimer turns north, sideways moving as he lifts his rifle.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Kaito flatens himself, as the round passes over him. He tries to stay down, aiming at Schoenfelt.

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Yahzee tries to fire his M1941 Johnson at Kaito but his weapon is jammed!

Pain pain pain. Woods coughs a bit, steadying himself near the tank. At least the brain is gifted with the ability to quietly shut itself off when overloaded. He shivers and will help clean bolts or pass ammunition.

Yahzee tries to take a shot, but there's an empty click. JAMMED!

Tavua slips off in the swamp, sliding into the murky water as he begins heading northwards, much like a shark. Duuuuuhh duh… duuuuh duh… duh nah duh nah duh nah.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Latimer shoots northward, and kills a Snake that was by the Jap. Woods will promote him for that.

Slayback runs in and jump on Masaru, stomping down on his chest with the steel spikes in the bottom of his boots, "Where are these bastards?"

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Kaito and hits!
Kaito suffers 5 wound damage to his right hand.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Kaito and hits!
Kaito suffers 8 wound damage to his abdomen.
Kaito suffers 8 wound damage to his right arm.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» Kaito has been mortally wounded!

Kaito winces as he's hit in the hand. He digs himself down more, trying to hide when he's hit by Slayback's BAR. "Ughh"

Yahzee crouches down, desperately trying to clear his rifle of the jammed round.

Slayback picks one out…and utterly destroys the guy.

Latimer fires again, and takes revenge for the loss of the hands. then Slayback turns him into jelly.

Tavua looks to try to get the attention of the marines, pointing south.

Latimer looks at Tavua and turns, looking South

Yahzee speaks up. "North Jap down. That tank look good for blowin' up?"

Schoenfelt cracks off a few rounds along with the others, finally unable to see the Jap when Slayback throws down some lead. He turns around then, prompted by instinct and the native's keen eyes.

Woods frowns and points south after turning to look, "Good eye," He murmurs to Tavua. Woods looks a bit pale, shivering. He's leaning on the tank to preserve bearing. "One there."

Yahzee looks around in a hurry. "I'll check south." as he tries to get a view.

Yahzee growls low. "Jap south. One spotted."

Latimer keeps looking South, "Uh.. Hmm. uh.." He's still looking.

Woods nods, and frowns. He keeps low near the tank, helping move bolts or pass ammunition. He's considerably weakend and very quiet, green eyes glazing a bit with the haze of overwhelming pain and blood loss. He works out of habit, instict, rote training.

Slayback looks to the south, "I can't see him. I bet he's taking his time to aim. Now, shoot my dumb ass."

Yahzee lifts his rifle, trying to get the Japanese target in his sites to the south.

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest!

«Ground Combat» Hiroshi snipes Slayback and hits!

Slayback suffers 6 wound damage to his right hand.

Schoenfelt gets down behind those woody roots he'd been standing on, scanning the forest to the south as well as the west.
Tavua begins moving south, all super sneaky like.

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Hiroshi but misses!

Hiroshi is taking his time, he's deeply buried. He shoots, he scores! But he's just pissed off the entire nest.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Yahzee fires a shot, but a low murmur likely means he missed. "Sniper!" called out as he spots the way that enemy aimed.

Slayback is struck in the hand and lets a burst loose with an, "Arrrrggh!"

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Tavua prowls, keeping in the trees and foliage as he creeps up on the jap, or at least tries to.

Jonson sighs and grumbles when he shakes his head. Leveling his rifle muzzle to the south, he takes aim and shoots.

Latimer blinks as Slayback gets a handjob, "There he is." He mutters, taking a shot

«Ground Combat» Jonson fires his Garand at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Yahzee readies himself for another shot. He's no sniper, but the rifle's good for the range.

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Hiroshi pulls the trigger, gets the empty click. It's time to move. He starts pulling out.

Slayback screams to Woods, "I need a reload!"

«Ground Combat» Slayback reloads his BAR M1918A2!

Yahzee fires a shot, but a quick shake of his head. "Sniper south. One." giving a report. "Woods needs a medic, Slayback I think too." to the Navy corpsman.

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
Woods frowns, "Sorry, here." Instead, Woods holds it steady for Slayback to reload.

Hiroshi runs even faster! Holy shit!

«Game» Yahzee changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua attacks Hiroshi in melee combat with his Machete and hits! Hiroshi suffers 2 wound damage to his head.

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Hiroshi and hits!
Hiroshi suffers 6 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

«Ground Combat» Jonson tries to fire his Garand at Hiroshi but his weapon is jammed!

Nothing worth losing your head over, eh?

Yahzee rises up to a full combative position. His shot rings out and the Japanese soldier's head, already loosened by Yavua's machete, rips off.

Kappedal keeps his head down best he can as they call out reports of snipers. He signals to Yahzee that he's been heard and starts for Woods, closest bleeding body.

Latimer fires right before the Codetalker explodifies the snipers head like a melon. "whoa."

Tavua swings and connects, flinching a bit as a burst of fire peppers the ground around him, finishing the job as it were. Wiping his blade on the dead jap, he returns to move northwards.

Jonson screams! "Aw wht the hell? JAMMED?" Not what he needs right now, he tugs his rifle closer to him, trying to unjam his freaking wepon.

Slayback sees Hiroshi go down and kneels down, his hand tucked into his armpit. Slayback actually feels pain?

Yahzee calls over, "Sniper down. Guide is south, alone."

Woods blinks at Yahzee, "Nice … shot. Go-good job, you all." Woods smiles weakly, "See if we can find anything in here, then we'll blow it up to Kingdom Come."

Yahzee turns to Woods and gives the shorter fellow a thumbs-up. "You're the boss." and grins a moment before stepping in closer.

Slayback looks over and spots his pink sitting on the ground next to Yahzee. He points it out to him, "Can you get me that?"

Schoenfelt cannot see anything with all gunsmoke and branches waving from bullets. He crouches down, closing his hands in prayer. That's when the cheers and calls of good shots come through: Schoenfelt lifts his face to the sky and says softly, "Thank you, Lord."

Kappedal jams Woods' elbow with his arm, pulling gauze from his medical pack. "Stop moving, I can't get this on there 'less you do."

Latimer reloads and slings his rifle getting into his pack, "Okay, loot what you need before I plant the boom booms." He advises.

Yahzee asks, "Huh?" to Slayback, looking around. "I'll keep my eyes east. Make sure none come 'round from behind."

Schoenfelt then hurries over to the medic, giving a hand where he can. Probably mostly in immobilizing the patient.

Woods blinks and his eyes go wide. Ben! Woods manages a smile, although he's weakened and his eyes a bit glazed looking. "Okay, sorry 'bout that." He stops fidgeting. "Anyone who's not watching s-should check for things we can take back."

Slayback stands up and walks over to Yahzee. He bends down and picks up his pinky finger, which he tucks into his pocket, "Motherfuckers…shooting my trigger hand."

Tavua moves northwards once more, bleeding a little from the hand, covered in Jap blood as he rejoins the marines.

Yahzee speaks lower, now back into a crouched hidden position. "East at the river, clear." A look down notices that bloody little pink bit of flesh. He mutters something in his indigenous tongue and leans to lift and tosses the finger slowly to Slayback.

Kappedal gives Schoenfelt a grateful nod, helmet sliding a little on his head. He's got bandages on Woods' chest and leg now, even if the latter looks like it's not going to stop its bleeding so easily. Hand left to go.

Latimer pulls out a satchel charge, checking it over. a bag of explosives. heh heh. Maybe he likes explosions a bit too much. He's fiddling with something. Looking to Woods, he starts looking around for things to take.

Woods winces a little, but he's a cooperative patient at least. He looks grateful, "Thank you." A soft murmur. "Right, um, ammunition or electronics… if you find those, it's good. If not, don't sweat it too much. No sense staying here all day."

Yahzee scans towards the river, slowly shaking his head. "River still clear." offering his updated spotting report.
Yahzee is spotting towards the east.

Yahzee slowly moves over to help hold gear for the man planting explosive charges.

Kappedal gets Woods' hand wrapped tightly. He claps Woods on the back to let him know that's all he can do for now, and slides backwards on his knees, twisting around and heading for Slayback.

Woods oofs as he's clapped on the back. He nods and helps as best as he can, as useful as a hobbled mules. He'll help carry back what little ammunition and electronics he can.

Slayback catches his other finger and tucks it into his pocket with his pinky, "Gah, doctor's gonna have himself a good time." He looks up at Kappedal and pulls the ring and pinky fingers out for Kappedal to try and do something with.

Latimer picks up a box the Japs were pulling out, "Oh, Ammo." He puts that away, and looks about, taking a tool from Yahzee, planting the explosives, "Okay, planting! Permission to make this thing go away, Commander?"

Tavua has no idea what is important on the iron animal, and so keeps away from it, peering curiously as he finds a nice little spot amongst some bushes to hide.

Yahzee calls over to add to what the CE has said. "Woods, permission to blast the tank? He's ready."

Kappedal flips open his medical pack, rummaging through until he finds a small tin. It's meant to hold chewing tobacco, from the picture on the front, though it's empty as he flips it open. "Put them in here."

Schoenfelt clears the way toward Slayback and once there helps hold the man steady. "You will be OK. Where are you hurt?"
Woods walks away from the tank, nodding once everyone is far enough away. "Go ahead. No sense waiting here for a teaparty," He smiles.

Jonson hunkers down, taking to one knee while he keeps as much of an eye on things as he can while the others are allowed to do their jobs.

Yahzee spins to Latimer, giving the man a nod and forms a smile as he draws a thumb up.

Slayback pushes Schoenfelt off of him, "Save your grabbin' for the native girls. I'm not going into shock, ya queer." He shakes his head and puts his fingers into the tobacco can.

«Ground Vehicles» hits M3 Stuart (#689) in the FRONT!
CATASTROPHIC HIT!
CREW STUNNED!
SUSPENSION DAMAGE!

Woods frowns, at how Slayback reacts to Schoenfelt. "He was trying to help, blood loss'll weaken you and you'll get stuck in the swamp." A head tilt at Schoenfelt. "Thank you for offering." He smiles.

Kappedal rolls his eyes at Slayback. He shuts the tin and jams it back in his back, picking up the gauze and going to work on the man's hand. It's not something you can really take care of out in a jungle, though.

Yahzee is knocked back a bit as the tank explodes, the Navajo Marine slightly too close when the shape charges go off. As shrapnel falls and embeds into trees, he gets knocked back into the murky water of the mangrove swamp.

Latimer takes a moment to look over the wiring, and flips the switch. He blinks and looks on the back, Death Brand detonator. Hmm. He then changes something and, flips the switch again BOOM! He falls back, laughing, then rises. "Not destroyed yet. Tough tank." He moves back pulling another satchel charge.

Tavua looks up, waving with alarm and pointing west.

Slayback runs over as Yahzee gets pulled back. He reaches into the swamp and pulls Yahzee up by the shirt collar, getting his head out of the murky water.

Woods tilts his head, "I'd hope so if people have to ride in it." He smiles. Then a frown at Tavua's pointing west. Woods turns his head and grunts, pained briefly as he turns his chest- bad idea. His eyes cross in pain.

Yahzee rises up to look over, water dropping off his gear and the soaked uniform. "Raah." growled aloud as he spits out a mouthful. "That tank's jest smokin', not in pieces yet."

Yahzee adds a nod to Slayback, who helped him get up.

Tavua fumbles to stow his machete and get his rifle up and out, the unusual rifle clicking a few times as he points it at the japs.. safety's still on. It takes him a minute to figure it out, clicking the safety off and trying to point the boomstick at the japs.

Latimer nods, wiring I'll fix that.

«Ground Combat» Tavua fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Yahzee spins as he hears a shot, turning to look south again.

«Ground Vehicles» hits M3 Stuart (#689) in the FRONT!
CATASTROPHIC HIT!
ARMOUR CRACKED! 1
SPLINTERS!
«Ground Vehicles» M3 Stuart has been knocked out of action!

SPLINTERS!

Yahzee asks to the men, "Enemy south? I don't see 'im." A look then over one shoulder to the blasted tank. "Let's get back. Who needs help movin?"

«Ground Combat» Tavua fires his Garand at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Knee Mortar at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rocket Launchers from Forest (1 7)!

Akira fires a new toy at Latimer!
Akira likes toys.

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

"Ah! Rocket-" Woods flails. He doesn't like toys when he could lose an eye!

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Latimer hits the switch and KABOOM! Tank explodes! Ha ha! He blinks, turning, "HUH?" BOOM! I didn't do that.." BOOM He ducks, "fuck Japs, right!"

Slayback grabs Yahzee and points to the west.

«Game» Latimer wields his Garand!

Yahzee turns to face west instead. "Get the wounded clear."

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» Akira reloads his Knee Mortar!
Schoenfelt calls out, "Mortar West!" Not that that's news.

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua fires his Garand at Akira and hits!
Akira suffers 8 wound damage to his right hand.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Masaru fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Slayback but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» Slayback reloads his BAR M1918A2!

Yahzee offers, "I'll hold here. Slayback, you and Woods should git east."

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Yahzee lowers himself a bit, lining his iron sights on Masaru.

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Tavua is so clumsy with the rifle, blasting away, taking out some palm fronds, trees and other random objects before he catches a Jap in the hand.

Slayback shakes his head at Yahzee, "You don't have the firepower to survive. We'll move back at the same time."

Akira gives up with the toy, flees dishonourably. :(

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Woods shakes his head, "There's probably no running from a mortar…" Woods doesn't seem sure of that. "M'leg's shot anyway, I'll be slow."

Yahzee takes a shot, but there's no smile of victory on the man's expression.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Yahzee mutters softly, "Steady…steady" to himself as he tries to find a clear shot.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Yahzee tries to fire his M1941 Johnson at Masaru but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» Masaru fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Tavua and hits!
Tavua suffers 2 wound damage to his left hand.

Ting!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!
«Ground Combat» Kaito fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Schoenfelt but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!

Masaru wings someone. Woo!

Yahzee growls, banging his head against the rifle. "Jammed!" in frustration.

Masaru thinks its time to pull out though, this isnt a winning fight by any means…

Tavua lets out a howl as he gets shot in the hand! YEEEOW! he cries, getting angrier as the adrenaline pours in, firing again.

Schoenfelt crouches down after his follower flies off with a ping, shoving a stripper clip into his rifle.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rocket Launchers from Forest (1 7)!
«Ground Combat» Akira shoots in the general direction of East <E> with his Knee Mortar!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Yahzee calls over to add, "Two Japs west. Two west."

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Akira and hits!
Akira suffers 4 wound damage to his left leg.
«Ground Combat» Jonson fires his Garand at Akira and hits!
Akira suffers 3 wound damage to his left chest.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua fires his Garand at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback shoots in the general direction of West <W> with his BAR M1918A2!

Akira is loaded, pauses to fire. A bomb explodes somewhere. Pausing proves to be a mistake though, as large bullets intersect with his body.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!
«Ground Combat» Masaru shoots in the general direction of East <E> with his Arisaka Type 99!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Woods winces and ducks, reaching his good hand to help unjam Yahzee's gun. Woods has a clean cloth!

Masaru pulls back slowly, firing to keep enemy heads down as he goes.

Yahzee blinks, "Three now. Woods, ye better git moving. Mission's done, boy." as he draws up the rifle to push more to Woods. "Enemy's reinforcing."

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Masaru but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Latimer shoots Akira, "fire a Mortar at me, YOU KNOW HOW MUCH EXPLOSIVES I HAVE ON STUIPD?"

Jonson yells just after he pulls the trigger, not sure if he hit thanks to the range.

«Ground Combat» Yahzee tries to fire his M1941 Johnson at Kaito but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» Tavua fires his Garand at Masaru but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Woods shakes his head, "And leave you guys here?" He frowns. "Captain goes down with the ship," He remarks quietly, helping unjame the gun.

Akira crawls for home. Life is the Emperor's currency. Spend it well.

«Game» Woods assists Yahzee!
Yahzee fires his rifle, at least tries. The thing's already jammed, though.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!
«Ground Combat» Masaru shoots in the general direction of East <E> with his Arisaka Type 99!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

Kaito frowns, ducking behind a tree as he fires. He aims his rifle again, holding his breath.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Slayback grunts and starts unloading on the entire group of them to the west, "Suck on this, Tojo bastards!" He uses some of the Japanese he learned, "~I will massacre you so much that your God won't even recognize you!~"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback shoots in the general direction of West <W> with his BAR M1918A2!

«Ground Combat» Jonson fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Kaito fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Slayback and hits!
Slayback suffers 6 wound damage to his right leg.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback shoots in the general direction of West <W> with his BAR M1918A2!

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!

«Ground Combat» Masaru shoots in the general direction of East <E> with his Arisaka Type 99!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» Tavua fires his Garand at Masaru and hits!
Masaru suffers 4 wound damage to his abdomen.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Kaito recongizes Slayback's curse in jappanese. He angerly shoots him in the leg.

Yahzee manages to clear the round, frowning down at Woods. "Your ship's back on base. We're dying here if more Japs come. "

Slayback is hit in the leg and goes down on one knee, still firing at the enemy.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback shoots in the general direction of West <W> with his BAR M1918A2!

Masaru pops up behind a log, well on his way now, to fire vaguely at movement. He gets plugged in so doing.

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Woods pauses, at Yahzee's words of wisdom. "Right, let's get out of here then. Sounds good." He takes a breath, "C'mon."
Yahzee pings off a snap shot towards the enemy.

Tavua is just lighting up the jungle, as it were, firing at muzzle flashes and any movement he sees.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Jonson tries to fire his Garand at Akira but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua fires his Garand at Kaito but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Yahzee nods to Woods, "Japs flanking. Pull back, boys. Back the way we came."

Jonson takes two more shots with the secod causing his weapon to jam again. Jaw tensing, he grits his teeth as he goes through the process of unjamming it, trying to hurry as much as possible.

Kappedal has managed to grab Tavua's hand in shooting frenzy, it being a quick matter to staunch the bleeding from the relatively minor wound. He starts hurriedly back towards the rest, grabbing arms to help the retreat as he can.

Slayback decides to try and move back, hobling with a leg and a half.

Woods grits his teeth and starts moving eastward. Woods looks worried though, seeing some of the injuries.

Latimer fires, and readies, when the orders come down and he starts pulling back.

Tavua hardly even notices the medic tending to his hand. He hears and sees Woods commanding the group westwards and moves to follow suit, hardly even knowing his rifle is empty.

Yahzee leans down to help Jonson, "I'll give ye a hand, son." Of course, he's only in his late teens himself. Same generation if not younger.

Jonson gives Yahzee a tight smile. "Thanks."

Yahzee tries to give Woods a bump from behind after assisting Jonson's fixing of the rifle.

Woods smiles, "Thank you for the help," He murmurs to Kappedal and the others. He trundles on and blnks as he's nudged. He moves along then! To the east with them!

Yahzee smiles back to Jonson, just adding a thumb-up.

Yahzee motions with the rifle, "This way, back the way we came." indicating east towards the river.

Schoenfelt lowers his rifle, responding to the call by forming up with the rest of the squad. He doesn't see much need for words, grabbing Jonson by the back of the shirt. "Go." Shove.

Slayback holds back some tears as he hobbles to the east, he glances down and notices the golfball-sized bullethole that's sitting just above his knee right knee.

Woods smiles, "Get ready to move yourselves. I'm alright for now." Woods bobs his head at Yahzee.

Kaito sneaks in some bushes. He aims his rifle, and holds his breath.

Latimer moves back, pointing his rifle at where the Japs were and he's moving back.

«Ground Combat» Kaito fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Slayback but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!

Woods shakes his head at Latimer, "Come back buddy! Only one now, but he'll bring friends…"

Yahzee speaks low, "Jap's still west. Move it."

Slayback sees the dirt fly up in front of him, "~Keep trying!~"

Jonson arghs in frustration at being what is basically being scruffed, not unlie a kitten or puppy with the only difference being that his feet remin on the ground. "I'm mooooving," he says, purposefully drawing out the word 'moving'. "God, Schoen…"

«Ground Combat» Kaito reloads his Arisaka Type 99!

Latimer nods and continues the retreat, "Okay." Ping, "shit.. determined nips."

Kaito smirks, seeing the soldiers speed up. He watches them as they move, rifle pointed at one of them.

Woods hisses softly, "Please hurry! Go go go now!" Woods waves his good hand for emphasis. "Don't want the whole tea party out here."

Kappedal has one of Slayback's arms grabbed as he helps the wounded man along, as quickly as he can. Of course, with Slayback yelling in Japanese and making them a finer target, this may not go well.

Yahzee mutters "Jap reloading. Let's git back t'base." adds the Navajo radioman.

Slayback dives down the hill and rolls down into the river, finally out of the enemy's sights.

Yahzee looks back to the others, evidentally waiting for them. As Slayback and the new recruit move on, he nods to Woods, "Your turn, boss."

Kaito aims at one of the wounded, prepareing to fire.

Woods shakes his head, keeping his eye out on Schoenfelt. "Just a moment," He is slowly advancing towards the river.

Kappedal gets Slayback hauled ahead of him. His other priority is Woods, who he turns around to come back and get.
Schoenfelt slaps Woods on the shoulder as he passes. "Move!"

«Ground Combat» Kaito fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Woods but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (1 7)!

Yahzee snorts softly, and starts backing into the river himself. "Little Reising's no good. Yer lingering." to Woods as he ducks down into the water.

Woods moves, only after Schoenfelt goes then. "I AM," He crosses his eyes and hustles as a bullet whizzes by.

Kaito swears as he misses the Wounded soldier.

Yahzee takes a quick look around. "Medic? Corpsman's still back there."

Slayback is moving as fast as he can across the river, occasionally falling down to one knee and using his BAR to hoist himself back up.

Woods looks horrified, "What!" Woods turns, taking in a sharp breath, hearing that Kappedal is still back there. Beeeeeen! "No way!"

Yahzee turns to try to get a view ahead, into the jungle forest across the river. As Jonson makes it through, though, he turns back to Woods.

Latimer is a Salmon in the river. splish splash. No pee stains on his clothes, all washed out.

Yahzee waves to the corpsman, "The other guy with ya?"

Kappedal comes headed through the humid underbrush, moving swiftly after the wounded are out. "I was the last one."
Yahzee then spots Schoenfelt, giving a nod. "Clear to the east. New guy's holding there."

Woods nods as he sees Latimer. Phew. And Kappedal too! Woods lets himself wander along then. He coughs faintly. Although, a smile at Yahzee, feeble as it is. "Bit more to the east."

Yahzee tries to help the Navy boy across.

Schoenfelt looks over his shoulder, making sure the Corpsman is coming along well. He then looks to their little squad leader. "Alright Woods. On my back," he gestures, crouching down. "You are no submarine."

Slayback sits on the riverbank and allows Kappedal to work on his leg.

Yahzee mutters near Slayback. "Medic's been hit. Better luck if you wait for the ladynurse to take a look at camp."

Kappedal slows down just long enough to ninja-gauze the shit out of Slayback's leg when the man sits down, pulling the thin material tight. Blood's thick and the smell of it mingles with the damp scent of the jungle. "Got it," he mutters. "Alright, come on." He offers an arm to Slayback to help him back up.

Woods blinks at Schoenfelt, and laughs softly. Though the laugh provokes a ragged cough. "I sound old already," He nods. "Keep moving though…" He accepts the lift, only because he's learning that hesitating is a rather bad idea.

Yahzee draws up, now, to try to cross up to the other bank where the thick jungle forest awaits.

Schoenfelt giddyaps once his jockey is ready. Yah!

«Ground Combat» Kaito fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Woods and hits!
Woods suffers 4 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Yahzee is covering Johnson when the shot's heard ringing out. "Someone shooting at'r rears?" He tries to spot west now, the direction they came.

Woods seems amused by the situation. Although, poor Woods yelps, as a bullet gets him in the back of the head. It's a rather bad headwound. Good thing Woods as on Schoenfelt's back it seems. "…d-don't worry, just head back," he manages. Although Schoenfelt might realize the back of his uniform is a bit damp and it's not water or Woods being afraid.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Yahzee frowns grimly. "Bastard's shooting our corpsman. Got'im good."

Yahzee indicates west, "Slayback, can you shoot that BAR to cover? Over his head?"

Schoenfelt stumbles with the impact, dropping to a knee. "Alright," he grunts, rising back to his feet and continuing on. The second shot has him slowing, twisting his head around with a worried look.

Slayback glances back at Yahzee, "Yeah, where is the Jap?"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

Yahzee grits his teeth. "Dying, dammit!" and rushes west. "Fire at 2,7"

Woods seems to have been shot in the head. "S-set me down, don't look at me, help them," He whispers to Shoenfelt and moves for cover.

«Ground Combat» Slayback deploys his BAR M1918A2!

Yahzee looks like he's preparing to rush into the water, jumping with a leap.

Slayback shouts, "Someone help me, damn it!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Forest (4 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Swamp (2 7) with his BAR M1918A2!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (2 7)!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Forest (4 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Swamp (2 7) with his BAR M1918A2!

Slayback shouts, "YAHZEE, GET YOUR ASS BACK HERE!".

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Forest (4 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Swamp (2 7) with his BAR M1918A2!
«Game» Latimer assists Slayback!
From River, a male voice shouts, "Cover me! Into the swamp!".

Slayback looks back and says, "Reload!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Forest (4 7)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Swamp (2 7) with his BAR M1918A2!

Yahzee hurries up into the jungle trees, "Move it. Medic's dead." growled low.
Yahzee adds, "Or seemed like it." about Kappedal.

Slayback stands up as Yahzee makes it across the river. A grunt, "Fuck! Someone else carry me now."

Woods motions to keep moving, and frowns. "He can't be… there's no way," Woods murmurs, provoking a gush of blood as he speaks. Ew, that's a nasty headwound. He staggers over to help Slayback.

Yahzee coughs once, water swallowed filled with mud. "Pack up the BAR, I'll try to help." to Slayback.

Schoenfelt kneels down to set Woods on the ground, dutifully running over to the BARgunner. When Woods comes up to help Slayback along, the big Texan grabs the little man's shirt. "Not with that much blood you don't," he chides, dragging woodsy along with him.

Latimer is helping get the team mobile as fast as he can.

Yahzee speaks low, "Woods, you ready?" asked of the one leading the mission.

Yahzee adds, "That Jap's probably following, to get a shot."
Woods blinks as his shirt is grabbed. His eyes go wide, blood running a little. "…" He just frowns, but accepts the big Texan dragging him along, meekly. As if he's in much shape to protest and the fear of losing their medic crumpling his spirit help. He scrambles along. "Almost…" He's nodding, and trying to look for the others.

Slayback has been watching the river over his shoulder, "I don't see him."

Latimer nods, helping, "Ready to go."

Yahzee nods slowly. "We're all here but the corpsman. He looked dead, but maybe he slipped free playing possum."

Schoenfelt looks over his shoulder, glaring at Yahzee. "Take command, d-dammit!" he barks at the radioman, stuttering on the forbidden word.

Woods blinks, and frowns at Schoenfelt, whispering softly, "It's fine… he knows what to do. I think we go north now, but doublecheck me." His voice is softening as he speaks.

Yahzee turns to point north. "That way's the way back. Let's move it" quietly.

Latimer nods, glancing north, "I remember those rocks.

Yahzee tries to help Slayback, knowing how heavy burdens are a pain.

Schoenfelt gets an arm under Woods' shoulder while he's ducking down to listen, nodding to the injured soldier. "Keep on speaking. Pray aloud," he suggests.

Woods stifles a yawn, although it's apparent Woods looks strangely… tired and lethargic for his normally irrepressible, cheerful self. He doesn't seem to want to talk, likely the headwound making it an exercise in pain. "'m fine," He promises.

Latimer moves between the injured lumbering men, helping goose them along.

Yahzee speaks low. "Once we're through this swamp, we'll be in the trees again. Jest keep movin."

Yahzee 's lizard scrambles out from the man's pocket, easily jumping ahead to attack a tropical berry's sweet fruit while the human trudges through more slowly helping the man with the BAR.

Woods looks grateful for the help, "I'mgood." Although Woods is eerily lethargic, he quietly shuffles along trying not to smile at the lizard.

Yahzee nods to the north, moving forward in the lead unwounded.

Latimer keeps moving, and jumps at the lizard, "There's a lizard that just came from your pants." He informs Yahzee.

Yahzee's lizard came from his breast pocket.

« Let's do the time warp! »

Yahzee stopped to fetch the radio from its cache point, grunting as he slides the little Solomon Islands skink back into his shirt pocket with its berry.

Yahzee tries to help get the badly wounded into the aid station.

Slayback fress himself from Yahzee's shoulder and makes his way into the aid station, "Hey, Doc…I'm in a baaaad way." He stumbles over and falls on to his cot, "Fuckers almost took my hand and my leg off."

Yahzee nods in basic agreement with the man holding the Browning. "His finger." motioning down to the hand. "Didja save it?" asked of the paratrooper.

Woods is lethargic and rather quiet, a startling change from his usually cheerful self. He's helped along to the aid station, eyes glazed and hazy looking. Wait, are they near the station? A familiar red bird is clinging to the entrance of the tent. "Hello!" She manages. Woods blinks. And a little smile. He'll wait patiently then, although he looks more pale than the gothiest mall goth.

Fredricks is in the Station, all set to recieve wounded. He gestures for the men to come in, and immediately sees Woods' head, "Here, on the table." He looks at Slayback, then to a nurse, "Clean and prep Slayback. I'll deal with him after making sure Woods pulls through."

Yahzee steps free to give the medical corpsmen room. "Woods and Slayback were hit bad. Corpsman Kappedal…don't know if he made it." in a lowered voice. "Looked like'e went down."

Tony has arrived.
Tony arrives from the East.

"I'm here." Kappedal's back right on the edge of Yahzee's statement of him. He's limping badly after twisting the shit out of his ankle when the river knocked him sideways, face bleeding from a couple random lacerations. Ick. He holds up little tin of chewing tobacco from his bag, which of couse holds not tobacco but a couple human digits.

Yahzee gives his report for the medical staff,turning with surprise hearing Kappedal's voice. "How come.." and looks down to the ankle. "Here, I'll help ye." as he guides Kappedal over to the surgery.

Woods looks absolutely pleased as punch seeing Kappedal. "Ben," He manages, provoking a bit more bleeding. His buddy's here! Well, as pleased as one can with a headwound and shot up like Swiss cheese. He goes quiet then, too weak to protest any care.

Fredricks moves Woods to surgery to get to work on the man. Ew looks bad.

"You don't look any worse than you did last time," Kappedal says to Woods with a grin, dried muck on his face cracking as his cheeks move. "Have to work harder to beat your record, nu?" He nods his thanks to Yahzee at the help stumbling about, putting the tin down for Fred by Slayback's cot.

Austin stirs once more. He should be back on his feet again soon, shouldn't he? "What happened?" he asks, seing the people coming in now.

Yahzee mutters quietly, "Got ta get cleaned up." in a lowered voice. A nod's offered to Kappedal, looking more relieved at seeing the corpsman's alive. "Woods, you'll be allright buddy. You too, Slayback, we made it back safe."

Yahzee adds for Austin, "Mission to blow up abandoned tank. Japs were looting it, had backup in the jungle that came after us."

Tavua wanders on in, a little injured in the hand, bandaged of course as he goes to find a seat in the aid station, trying to stay out of the way.

It's just a flesh wound! "Hah… s-some ammunition saved," He whispers. But now, speaking is too much effort and he just quietly watches, an amused look briefly on his eyes at Kappedal's comment. Soon enough Woods is whisked off to get worked on. Elly just clings to the front of the aid station, peering in. Floating parrot head!

Fredricks backs off from Woods as he finishes, "Alright, bandage and plop him into Cot 4." He then moves to wash up before heading to slayback.

Yahzee steps back out from the aid station, his uniform soaked and dirty with mud. He's grim today, no smile remaining on his face after this mission.

Slayback is grunting, holding his leg. He looks up to Fredricks, "Good work with Woods, Doc."

Austin nods a little bit as he hears that, "Sorry that I wasn't out there with you guys…" he offers quietly, before he looks around at the others once more.

Fredricks nods, "Yeah, just, lay back." He says, injecting Slayback with some morphiene, "this might take some time. I'll see what I can do with your finger here.

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