The Landing Ninjas

Surf breaks gently against the beaches here, a few yards out to sea. The water is shallow, letting people wade some distance from the shore, much to the chagrin of those who need to move supplies over in boats. The ocean is as teeming with life as the rest of the island, fish of all types and colours swim visibly in the clear waters.

It is currently dawn.

It's the morning of the landing. In the small hours boats are lowered and marines make their way to the beach silently, hopefully without the Japs knowing. So far so good, as you don't get shot to little red bits on the way in. Captain Christie climbs out of the boat as it grinds up against some mud. Marines soon follow, and get their first taste of mud filled boots. The shore ahead in the dim morning is a solid green-black mass of vegetation.
As you're currently sergeantless, Quaid has been volunteered to be squad leader this fine morning.

Slayback sits silently in his boat, BAR held resting across his lap. He looks around and offers a nod to whoever he's sitting next to.

Yahzee isn't one of the first to disembark from the landing craft. He's burdened with a heavy radio on his back, earphones set on his head and ready to relay any messages back.

Woods hates mud filled boots. Eeww, squishy socks. But Woods is quietly hunkered with the others in a small boat. He has his gear all ready to go though, and focuses on making himself small(er). A peer to Slayback and another glance around. But as Captain Christie climbs out, he will eventually follow, lingering near Yahzee.

Jenkins is near the back of the boat so it takes him a while to stumble out behind the press of bodies, shuddering as his boots hit the water. He's looking decidely paler in the half light. But his hands are steady as he attempts to find the rest of the squad in the confusion of shadows.

Tavua sits on the edge of the treeline. A small dugout canoe rests nearby, the islander peering at the oddly shaped boats as they come ashore. He says nothing though, merely tending to a fishing net across his lap, working with deft fingertips to mend a few holes.

Austin is present as well, in the same boat as Slayback. Looking around for a couple moments, a bit absently. Getting to his feet and off the boat not long after the Captain has gotten out of the boats. Looking around thoughtfully.

Quaid doesn't look pleased to have been "volunteered" for this assignment. His hands roam over his field uniform, patting his pockets, checking to see that his gear is all sorted out. Unslings his (relatively new and rare) M1 carbine, slaps a magazine in, pulls back on the charging handle. "Alright, Marines, the Corps, in its infinite wisdom, has seen fit for me to lead you to your deaths." He rolls his eyes and hops out of the boat. "Let's do what the Captain wants and get this over with."

Yahzee has his rifle held in hands, even with the burden of the radio. These Japanese are fighters, he's been told, and makes his weapon ready. "Ready" is the only voiced response, ready to bring the radio onto the beach.

Christie looks around for the river thats supposed to be near here, but in the murk he can't see squat. So h beckons Quaid over, he can no doubt find it. "Alright Quaid. Remember that river on the map just to west of the airfield? I want you to lead your men over there and do a patrol of the banks by the coast. We need to clear any Japs out of here.".

Schoenfelt gets out of the boat as quickly as he can, the big lunk sinking straightaway into the gloppy mud. He doesn't curse, but stoically trudges through it. His rifle is held low, but ready. He follows along with Quaid and the rest of the squad, something of a blank slate.

Jonson grunts once he feels the slick, sticky mud begin to soak its way into his boots, its texture enough to annoy him within seconds after leaving the boat after Quaid. He looks at those with him, his rifle held up to make sure the barrel stays clean.

Slayback stands up, pops his neck, and vaults over the side of the boat, his metal-bottomed boots splashing into the water. He glances around as the other boats pull in. A look over to Austin, "Keep your head down…keep your gun clean." He wades slowly on to the beach, moving up to Quaid and Christie.

Tavua watches curiously as the white-skinned ones clamber up the beach. He pays them merely some passing interest, yawning as he looks back to his nets, pulling over a new length to get to fixing a few more holes, darn reefs.

Jenkins gravitates to the sound of orders. He gets jostled a bit as some other marines walk to their respective squads. He finds himself next to the radio man. "Lovely mornin' for it Injun." He mutters, smilling weakly. "If that thing gets to heavy for you I'll take a turn at it." Quiet pleasantries over with he turns his attention the the squad leader, who will no doubt tell him what to do.

Austin is unable to hold back a bit of a grin at Slayback's words, "Nothing new there," he remarks, before he nods at Quaid's words, "Lead on, then." A bit lightly.

Woods winces at the squishsquishsquish of boots. Ew. Ugh. It's a happy distraction though, as he listens near Yahzee and Jenkins. A little grin to Quaid. Well, Woods will happily follow to his death it seems, Reising in hand. "Followin', sir," He murmurs quietly.

Yahzee hefts the radio up, stepping off the beached craft. "Gotta carry it." responding to Jenkins. "Like you carry yer rifle." It's a somewhat serious tone, rather grim, but not unfriendly to the man who offered. He squints to try to look forward towards the treeline, beyond the sand.

Quaid listens to Capt. Christie, nodding. After his orders have been received, he turns to the men, muttering something to himself. Probably curses. "Alright, we'll stay a squad for now, then split up into two teams as we get closer to the river. When you move, check your flanks." A frown. "Try not to sink in this muck, either." Spots Tauva. "Hey!" he calls. "You speak English?"

Christie adds, "If you get into trouble, McCalla is our fire support.". WHy scrimp on the firepower Uncle Sam has seen fit to provide?

Slayback chambers a round in his BAR with a smile and looks at Quaid, "Well, guide us on, o fearless leader." He smirks at him and looks over, spotting the native

Kappedal has one lonely pistol, but looking at him one would know it's not his job to be shooting things. His job is the ones being shot at. The young man's Navy uniform bears the distinct symbols of a medic, and he has a medical field kit (possibly two) strapped securely around him. Pockets jammed with supplies, and extra ammo for that lonely, lonely handgun.

Jenkins shrugs. He's not going to argue. A look in the direction of Quaid's call, a half raised rifle and a suspiscious look. But no one else seems to be shooting. He keeps the gun pointed at the ground under Tavua's feet. "I'm guessing that's not a Jap?" He murmurs, just to make sure.

Yahzee halts as he hears a more talk within the squad, scanning the mangrove swamp ahead carefully. "Can't see anyone deeper inna swamp." His eyes then focus on the lone apparently native man on the beach with the canoe.
Tavua looks up as Quaid seems to call to him. He arches an eyebrow, tilting his head, looking curious at the one waving and calling to him. It only takes a little second for him to return to his work, evidently he dosen't speak english.

Schoenfelt moves to take his place when the squad forms up, or tries to. Standing in place for even a few moments has created a suction that would have torn the boot from his foot were it not for the puttees. Once his foot is free, the tall Texan is careful not to stay in one place too long.

Jonson frowns a bit as the waitin begins, something he has never been good with, the youth's impatience rearing up to the surface. Shuffling his feet a bit, he slips off to the side a bit so he can try to shake the mud off while looking forward, perhaps slinging a bit upon those unfortunate enough to stand in front of him when he does.

"See any Japanese?" Quaid says. He slings his carbine behind a shoulder and pulls his eyes into a slant. "Jap-an-ese? See any of them?" He mimes see, then points, then shrugs his shoulder. Eventually, he sighs. Turns to the men. "Fuck it. Okay, get ready to move."

Woods offers Kappedal a faint smile in passing. Be kind to medics, always. Woods blinks, gets stuck in mud. Stuck! He tries not to look distressed and SQUISH- almost pops out altogether. Being shorter has disadvantages. He nods to the native fellow, attempting to be polite. He looks almost comical if it weren't for the genuine effort in not getting stuck and paying attention. A faint grin at the attempts to communicate.

Kappedal eyes Tauva for a little while with no minor amount of curiosity. It's overshadowed in buckets though by anxiety, and soon he resumes watching his feet, his left hand fingers flicking the small silver chain around his neck. He forces a smile back at Woods that looks totally crooked, and checks the strap on his medical pack as Quaid calls out. Shit. Shiiiit.

Jenkins shrugs. again. And shifts from foot to foot, with a little difficulty. A glance at the woods to his south, then another. He checks his rifle over in the dark. And sets his face on grim determination.

Yahzee has his rifle ready, turned basically towards Tavua from where the radioman's at with the others. But he doesn't actually point it aimed, just held ready at the moment. "Don't see anyone else." muttered.

Tavua raises a hand, pointing eastwards, chuckling a bit.

"Ready whenever," comes the words from Austin as he looks around. Offering a bit of a nod to Tavua, before he looks back to the others.

Yahzee speaks low, "The island fellah pointed east." to Quaid.
Quaid peers east. "Don't see anything that way. Anything to the south?"

Schoenfelt along with the rest is soon a dark brown from about mid-thigh. "… mucking a stall…" he can be overheard muttering.

Woods shakes his head, "Don't see anything to the south," He admits quietly. Squiiiiiiish, poor Woods sinks again. If he were too much shorter one suspects he just mink sink away altogether.

Jenkins grunts as the going gets even harder. The rifle is lifted quite high, there's already a tideline of water up his trousers. A glance at Yahzee then around the swamp, apparently he sees nothing.

Jonson looks over upon hearing the word 'mucking', giving Schoenfelt a wry grin. "Bet you thought you'd be getting away from this crap, huh?" He can't help but to chuckle at the irony.

Yahzee adds, "East from where he was." He then crouches down, trying to take a look south. As Woods speaks up, though, the Navajo radioman just nods.

Austin moves as quietly as he can, listening to the others for the moment, nodding a little bit.
Austin adds a bit thoughtfully, "South looks clear, so far…"

Tavua wanders in from the north, yawning as he watches the Americans stumble about in the undergrowth. He just looks curious, a machete in his belt as he walks.

Woods pssts, "I think the native fella is following us."

Jenkins has been looking back as well. He does a double take. "You know now that guy that wasn't a Jap?" He inquires. "I think." A pause. "Good thought I was seeing things." He nod to Woods.

Kappedal trudges along with the formation, placed quite squarely near the back. Woods has struck him as a good guy to stick near, and so that's what does. Squish, go his boots in the mud. And his legs. And everything up to the waist, really.

Yahzee turns to look around, rifle pointing north but he doesn't raise it to focus on Tavua when he sees the fellow still looks unarmed (at least as far as firearms held). "Anyone speak with the locals? Can't jest ignor'im." He's squatted down with the radio on his back. "Have a map, Quaid?"

Tavua reaches to take a leaf from a nearby frond, placing it in his mouth to chew lightly as he watches the Marines from behind their formation, looking about slowly as he does so.

Quaid takes a knee in the muck and looks at the others. "Alright, we'll move east, nice and quiet now." Looks over at Tauva and makes a "shhhhhh" sound. He raises two fingers. "Two teams. Yahzee, Johnson, Schoenfelt, Austin, you're with me. We'll be assaulting once we figure out where the Japs are. Yahzee, get ready to call it in to the McCalla. Feel free to ditch the radio if you need to run for cover. Fuckin' brass can blame me." Looks over at Woods. "You've got a Reising, so babysit everyone else I didn't call. Help Slayback out on the BAR. We find any Japs, you need to set up a base of fire, or we're dead." Looks around. "Any questions?"

Woods peers at Tavua again. He bobs his head in another greeting briefly. He's settled near the rear, then, as being smaller has put him at a noticeable disadvantage wading. He seems content to stick near Kappedal in turn then, and pauses. Wait, babysit. He looks confused a second and nods. "Yessir," He murmurs quietly, looking to the others.

"You want me to stay back or push on with you, sir?" That's Kappedal, hooking his thumb into the shoulder strap of the heavier set of medical supplies on his back.

Schoenfelt shakes his head at Quaid. His isn't really the 'questions' sort of culture. He just looks at the others fingered for his team to try and keep mental track of how each one looks in the field as opposed to on a boat.

Austin nods a little bit as he hears that, moving to follow with the others. "No questions," he mutters a little bit.

Tavua smiles toothily in return to those that smile at him, yawning. Casually he slowly walks up towards Woods, peering at him a bit. He looks friendly enough, lightly reaching to tug at his sleeve. He speaks in a jabbering low tone, pointing to the east.

Yahzee nods back to Quaid. "Got it." spoke low. He scoots himself over to crouch in the green mangroves. "Woods, reckon you're with me. N'Slayback."

Jonson nods his understanding to Quaid wihle mentally preparing himself to move quietly, any witty retort or whatever else he might say left unspoken.

Tawlyn wipes a bit of the gathering sweat off his brow as he falls in with the rest of the guys to be left behind. He moves a bit closer to Woods but remains quiet for the most part.

Yahzee turns to look towards the swamp to the east, trying to spot any sign of a river.

Jenkins follows Yahzee and Woods quietly. Apparently that's where he needs to go so he does so. He doesn't even make a comment about being babysat by Woods, this is the real thing after all.

Ah, a Navy corpsman. Quaid turns to look at Kappedal. "Stay in the rear with the BAR." To Yahzee, "No, you're with me. Woods is leading the BAR team. I need you close by."

"Aye aye, sir." Kappedal spouts. Stay with Woods. This is good.

Woods blinks, as Tavua smiles back. And a little tug at his sleeve? The small marine pause, and nods, peering over to the east too. He manages a polite smile again, putting a finger to his lips - to be quiet for a moment. He looks happy for Yahzee a moment, then sad as the fellow is to go. Another slow nod. Righto.

Slayback nods to Quaid and looks down at his Big Ass Rifle. He wipes some mud off of it.

Yahzee mutters, "Oh." quietly, firming his lips to add a nod to Quaid. With that, he gets the rifle ready, sliding the radio more fully onto his back. If he's on one of the teams, he'll be the slowest member.

Tavua offers a shrug to Woods. He turns and walks back to his little tree, finding a nice spot to sit and watch the action.

Quaid nods and moves, crouched low in the muck.

Yahzee manages to make it through the jungle, crawling through mangroves at the tail end of the others.

Jenkins follows behind Yahzee, giving him a hand with the radio on the deep bits.

Woods helps give Yahzee a boost too, although - poor woods is comically past his waist in mud thanks to his height. Uh oh. His bright green eyes go wide. Mmmph. He has to struggle for a second and SQUISH out.

Slayback keeps his his hands free of the radio. Keep the BAR out of the mud is his full time job now.

Woods motions to move east now.

Tavua stands as the group moves off. The islander yawns once more, lazily trudging eastwards after the others, padding easily through the underbrush.

Jonson schlucks through the mud, sighing as he begins to get stuck despite his relatively light build. "…damn…" he grumbles to himself as he begins to tag along, moving as fast as he can.

Woods seems to be good at getting stuck. Damn these short legs. Poor Woods frets and squirms along.

Kappedal is in much the same boat as Jonson. Not used to the mud. Must be a city boy.

Yahzee tries to slide after the squad leader, following dutifully as a Marine grunt with a heavy radio. He tries to keep the pack lifted, rifle held above the water in one hand.

Slayback makes his way up to Yahzee, "How's it feel to be a target…and a rock?"

Schoenfelt follows Quaid across the river.

Tavua dosen't carry any heavy gear, nor does he care if he gets wet as he wades through the swamp. He keeps well away from most of the yanks, moving at the far edge of the formation, easily picking his way across the river and up the other side.

Austin moves out into the river as well, as quickly as he can.

Woods brings up the rear, oh so bravely brings up the rear - although it seems his shorter limbs are giving him a remarkably entertaining disadvantage if it weren't for the fact he gets stuck - pops out - gets stuck. Reminds one of a certain weasel. He's making sure at least, people don't get stuck.

Jonson grumbles as much as he can, grousing and bitching about the mud in a whisper. "Why they want this slime-ridden, mucky…" Looking around now that he brings up the read, he shakes his head and sighs when he sees how much distance lot of the others have on him.

Jenkins keeps a watch half an eye on the marines fording the river. He turns as Woods comes up. "Assualt team's crossing the river, suppose we'll stay put while they get across it." He seems happy for Woods to be incharge and not to be part of the forward team.

Kappedal is pretty damn content to bring up the rear. Rushing forward only happens when someone gets shot. He keeps an eye on Woods and the others in their little rear formation, hands grasping the heavy straps over his shoulders.

Woods offers a smile from time to time, making sure none get too mired down. At least he's a sturdy, small fellow. He even looks over to those who might be slower than he. No one stuck? Good. A nod, and he waits now - peering east for a second.

Tawlyn keeps close to Woods as the team moves through the muck. The rookie is drenched in mud and nervous sweat but he pushes forward, quietly.

Jenkins is now very wet, and not extremely happy. He glances over at the native man. But decides to ignore him and move on. He's got his rifle hoisted high over his head and is half way across the river.

Slayback finally frees himself from the swamps. He glances down and sighs, "A fuckin' river?" He just shakes his head and begins to try and wade across it. He carries his BAR above his head. Hope nobody needs support anytime soon.

Jonson looks for those he's supposed to be teamed with, the other guys now so far ahead that he can't find them. "Hey….where's Quaid…" he mutters to someone he passes by, the young Marine sounding decidedly nervous. "How can there be safety in numbers if everyone tries to run on ahead like sailors on shore leave let loose in a whorehouse?"

Woods trundles, keeping an eye on his little mini-squad. Poor Woods, though, still getting stuck. Ssshl-POP! He offers a motion to Jonson, "Here, over here." He can join the rear group! The short man is trying to keep it together though it's apparent he's young and green.

Slayback walks up behind Woods and pats him on the shoulder, "Watch out for snake, Kid."

Jenkins is almost to the other shore. He turns back to the rest as he gets to shallowe water. Slayback gets a hand offered, the rest gets a nod as he moves on to dryer ground.

Woods makes it into the water and jerks at the mention of snake. He looks left, looks right. Phew, no snakes. "Right," He whispers. He's wading into the water.

Kappedal ended up a little bit too far ahead of Woods and Jonson. He slows as he straggles up the side of the muddy river, crouching down and glancing back for the others.

Schoenfelt hooks around a… plant, for lack of a better term. He raises his rifle to cover Quaid's advance, in case any of the Emperor's Soldiers sprout up.

«Ground Combat» Ichiro fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Slayback and hits!
Slayback suffers 4 wound damage to his left hand.

Slayback screams as a bullet slams into his hand, "We've got Tojo!"

Yahzee starts to speak to Quaid further, but the squad leader's gone by then. Just a grunt before the rifle shot sounds out. "Taking fire!" as he tries to slide out the radio.

Woods comes up, from the rear just in time to hear shots and see Slayback get hit. Ack! He winces. Oh bad leader, this Woods! He moves to help then.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Ichiro and hits!
Ichiro suffers 7 wound damage to his right leg.

Austin listens, keeping silent for now. That's until the shooting starts, and he raises his rifle, moving to fire at the enemy, a touch more agressively.

Jenkins swings his rifle round as a shot rings out. He's looking about but can't see anything. "Damnit." He mutters.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!
«Ground Combat» Austin fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Ichiro fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Schoenfelt but misses!

Kappedal ducks his head instantly as bullets start flying. Whoa shit. He almost fumbles his medical pack as he pulls a handful of gause out of a side pocket, rushing forward in a crouch towards where blood went misting.

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Ichiro and hits!
Ichiro suffers 4 wound damage to his abdomen.
Ichiro suffers 4 wound damage to his left hand.

Woods goes to help with the radio then, his Reising useless at this range.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Jenkins fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Slayback pulls his BAR to bear and says, "Hoo-ah, motherfucker!" before unleashing the demon.

Jonson :blanches and takes to cover as much as he can, the swamp perhaps not the best place to get caught in a firefight. "Crap…!" Swearing like a drunk, he lifts his rifle and starts shooting.

Schoenfelt fires as quickly as he can, and soon the rest of the squad chimes in with their own lead.

Yahzee turns quickly trying to get a look south. He casts a look to Austin, then turns as Woods tries to help. "Help send word to the squad leader. Austin?"

Tawlyn crouchs down as the gunfire starts but can't see where the enemy is

Quaid signals that the airfield is clear. He looks south, trying to stay out of sight.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Ichiro but misses!

Tavua ducks as he hears gunfire, getting as low as he can. The loud noises and other chaos startling him as he takes cover.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Jenkins sees the tracer spray a jap with blood and zooms in to shoot at him.

Woods offers a smile to Schoenfelt, "Nice shot." Nodnod. He settles into help both then, moving here and there.

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
Austin nods a little bit as he sees Quaid's signal, starting to move in that direction as quickly as he can.

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

Ichiro crawls behind the bole of a tree as the entire USMC opens up on his position.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Yahzee fires his rifle south, trying to hit an enemy there firing bullets this way.

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "Roosevelt eats shit!".

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Yahzee mutters under his breath, "Damn heavy cover." and points south. "I see one Jap. Got a rifle."

«Ground Combat» Ichiro fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Austin but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

Jenkins also gives Slayback a hand, making them a rather sizable team for the gun, he's the spotter aparently, he also has a few rounds of bullets out of his pack in no time.

Slayback holds his BAR down by his hip, the strap carrying most of the weight. He's doing what most people call, 'Walking Fire'.

Slayback screams, "I need a reload!"

Quaid signals behind him, hopefully to people who are watching. Points south to 3,11, mouths "McCalla."

«Ground Combat» Jenkins reloads Slayback's BAR M1918A2!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Yahzee nods back, "Tell Quaid I got his signal." and gets steady on the radio, trying to get a signal out.

Woods nods, catching Quaid signal and point. To that end, he points back. They got it! Woods settles in to help steady that radio.

«Radio» Yahzee radios, McCalla, calling McCalla. Enemy contact, over.

«Ground Combat» Ichiro fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Slayback but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
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Schoenfelt sees Jonson loping (wading) ahead, and decides that there're enough people firing for two men to advance, and so he does.

«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Ichiro grits his teeth with pain, lifting his body up just enough to aim the unsteady barrel at Slayback.

Jenkins is left to get Slayback operational again, which he does quite efficiently.

Austin hurries down to the south now, frowning a bit as he moves.

«Ground Combat» Austin moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Austin arrive at Swamp.
«Ground Combat» Hiroshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Quaid but misses!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Quaid tries to hide!

«Radio» Yahzee radios, This is Devil Dog Red, calling McCalla. Enemy contact at coords 3-11. Taking fire from one snake now, over.

"Where's the fucking McCalla?" Quaid mutters. "They call in support?"

Tawlyn spots one Jap near Quaid's position and stands to fire pop shots at the enemy

«Ground Combat» Ichiro fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Austin but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Austin but misses!

«Game» Tawlyn changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

Ichiro sees one getting a little closer than the others.

«Game» Slayback changes his style to Banzai!

Austin comes charging through the swamp, moving straight in Ichiro's direction now, bayonet ready. Hearing Quaid's words, he nods a bit, "They are doing it right now."

«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!

Yahzee speaks to Austin, "Got McCallah. Give Tojo Hell is response."

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Jonson yells, "Where the hell is this coming from?"

«Ground Combat» Austin moves to engage Ichiro in close quarters combat, but fails.

Kappedal can't quite get enough grasp on Slayback's hand to stop the bleeding from it. Blood droplets spatter on his face as he ducks back down, hurriedly looking over at Woods and Jonson to be sure they're still alive. Good on, there.

Tawlyn says "Enemy to the south"

"Fuck, get outta here, man," Quaid mutters to Austin. "They've got MGs set up at 3,11."

Ichiro keeps Austin at bay with a poorly aimed rifle shot.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Schoenfelt arrive at Swamp.

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Austin but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

Slayback slips his stiletto out as a lull in fire arrives. He kneels down and pries the Arisaka's bullet out of his hand before getting ready to fire again.

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!

Woods is helping! Woods is darting here and there, "More Japs!" He calls, pointing out.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

«Radio» Yahzee radios, Devil Dog Red, requesting fire support on coords 3,11. Machine gun nest, over.

«Ground Combat» Hiroshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Schoenfelt and hits!
Schoenfelt suffers 3 wound damage to his right chest.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» Quaid moves to engage Ichiro in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Combat» Ichiro reloads his Arisaka Type 99!

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Austin but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

Ichiro fumbles with bullets as Austin crawls towards him as best as he can under fire. Looks like he has some buddies nearby!
Woods is darting to and fro, helping as he's able, to reload, steady the radio and offer general support. His SMG is no good at this range.

«Ground Combat» Jenkins fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Austin frowns a little bit, as he ducks away from a few shots, still moving for the Japanese.

«Ground Combat» Austin moves to engage Ichiro in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

"Where's our fire support?" Quaid mutters. He creeps up on Ichiro, bayonet fixed.

«Ground Combat» Quaid attacks Ichiro in melee combat with his M1 Carbine but misses!
«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!

Yahzee calls out. "Fire support incoming on 3,11."

Schoenfelt's advance is stopped short by a bullet cracking him in the ribs. He drops to a knee in the muck, patting himself for blood. Oh look, it's there.

Slayback looks over to Jenks, "'Nother reload!"

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!

«Ground Combat» Jonson fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

«Radio» Yahzee radios, Roger McCalla. Devil Dog Red out.

«Ground Combat» Ichiro fires his Arisaka Type 99 at Austin but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!
«Ground Combat» Quaid attacks Ichiro in melee combat with his M1 Carbine but misses!
«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Austin but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Austin attacks Ichiro in melee combat with his Garand and hits! Ichiro suffers 4 wound damage to his left hand.

Yahzee starts readying his rifle, sliding the radio aside for now.

Ichiro seems to see Americans everywhere. But theres one right next to him. He tries to parry, but gets his hand sliced up.

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!

«Ground Combat» Slayback reloads his BAR M1918A2!

«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Jonson finally gets unconfused enough to fire but he can't tell if he hit his target or not. "God damn! Where did this asshole come from?"
«Ground Combat» Quaid attacks Ichiro in melee combat with his M1 Carbine but misses!

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!

Yahzee points the rifle south, trying to get a shot on the Japanese man.

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Schoenfelt but misses!
«Ground Combat» Ichiro attacks Austin in melee combat with his Arisaka Type 99 but misses!

Slayback drops a clip out and slaps another one of the crappy twenty-shot clips in.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Ichiro but misses!

Austin twists to the side to avoid getting hit by that shot, then slashes for Ichiro's hand now. Growling a bit in the process.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Jenkins is helping Slayback as he can, though in the cofunsion he doesn't do much. Just works silently.

«Ground Combat» Austin attacks Ichiro in melee combat with his Garand but Ichiro blocks it!

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!

«Ground Combat» Tawlyn reloads his Garand!

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Ichiro and hits!
Ichiro suffers 1 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Austin but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

"COVERING FIRE AT 3,11, GODDAMMIT!" Quaid shouts back. "Forget this fucker here with us!"

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!

Tawlyn takes a few moments to try and reload his rifle, nervously fumbling a bit in the process

«Ground Combat» Quaid attacks Ichiro in melee combat with his M1 Carbine but misses!

Slayback hits the bastard again, "Shit, only a little bit."

Yahzee shouts, "YAHZEE HERE. COVERING YOU WITH RIFLE, FIRE SUPPORT INCOMING AT REQUESTED COORDS.".
«Game» Jonson changes his style to RapidFire!

«Ground Combat» Ichiro attacks Austin in melee combat with his Arisaka Type 99 but Austin blocks it!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires his BAR M1918A2 at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "Get fucking Slayback providing suppressing fire on 3,11!".

Ichiro even in his enfeebled state knows martial arts or something, as he very nearly guts Austin with his bayonet.

Woods smiles, and offers Jonson a little bit of help in turn. Poor Woods is scampering here and there, until called forward to help with the Reising.

Slayback looks about, "Someone get down there and fuck 'em up!"

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» Austin attacks Ichiro in melee combat with his Garand and hits! Ichiro suffers 5 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!

«Ground Combat» Ichiro has been mortally wounded!
«Ground Combat» Jonson fires his Garand at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Jenkins looks to Slayback. "You heard him." He says. Helping point the weapon over the heads of the others.

Yahzee turns to Slayback, "He wants you to give covering fire on 3,11, Slayback. With the BAR."

«Ground Combat» Hiroshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Austin and hits!
Austin suffers 3 wound damage to his left leg.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

Ichiro falls back, burbling blood. "Banzai!".

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Quaid but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback reloads his BAR M1918A2!

Jonson :growls. "Must be some kind of damn…like..you know? Some kind of experimental super damn soldier." He peeks out and shakes her head.

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Quaid and hits!
Quaid suffers 6 wound damage to his left leg.
Quaid suffers 2 wound damage to his left hand.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» Slayback deploys his BAR M1918A2!

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Ichiro but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!

Getting close to being stabbed, Austin forces his bayonet through the opponent's chest. Starting to drop down into more cover, he can't avoid getting hit in the leg. "OW!" Ducking down, as he sees Quaid take a few hits. "NO!"

Quaid flinches as he gets shot. "Sonofabitch!" he falls, tries to find cover.

Slayback jumps down to the ground and throws his bipod out.

Schoenfelt fires his rifle into the thick jungle, aiming over the mud at the point where fire gouts from the brush. As he can't quite make out just where that is, he isn't really worried about each shot going to the same place.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» Quaid tries to hide!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Forest (3 11) with his BAR M1918A2!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

Yahzee takes another shot, but he's frowning as he spots the squad leader getting hit.

«Game» Jenkins assists Slayback!
«Game» Tavua wields its Leuku!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Forest (3 11) with his BAR M1918A2!
«Ground Combat» Hiroshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Schoenfelt but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!
«Bombardment» River taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Austin but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

Yahzee starts moving over to help Slayback. "You're hit." he remarks. "Medic!" called out as he gets closer.

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Forest (3 11) with his BAR M1918A2!

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "The Jap up here is dead! Move up, or the rest of us will be dead. Covering fire at 3,11, get ready to assault when the McCalla finishes doing its thing.".

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

«Naval Combat» (#666) USS McCalla fires 5 inch Mark 12 x 5 at Lunga Point!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Swamp taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» Plains taking fire!
«Bombardment» Forest taking fire!

Kappedal grits his teeth as he watches those in the front get hit over and over by fire. He keeps his head low, shouting to Woods in a hoarse voice, "Sir, should I go forward?" His head turns back towards Yahzee and he points at Slayback. "Did what I could do already!"

Woods hisses as his friend gets hit. "Dom!" He winces. He still rushes about to help covering fire. "Can't just send the medic in there, he'll get picked off alone. We'll go forward then," He follows the orders then.

Quaid is wounded, crawling in the muck now.

Slayback looks about at the soldiers, "You heard him! Get your asses up there!"

«Ground Combat» Slayback reloads his BAR M1918A2!
«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Austin but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

Jenkins nods. "Come on then boys." He charges up to the order. He gives slayback a hand

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

Yahzee hears the squad leader call out. "He wants us to move forwards to join. All of us. Covering fire on 3.11."
Yahzee shouts, "FIRE MISSION COMPLETE FROM MCCALLA.".

Tawlyn tries to charge forward, the muck slowing him down quite a bit though

«Ground Combat» Hiroshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Schoenfelt but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "Move move move!".

Austin looks over to Quaid, ducking down again. "Hang in there. Medic'll be here soon." Moving to get into position to fire off a shot.

*ping!* Amidst the chaos of shells and machineguns, the little sound of Schoenfelt's magazine follower flying away is negligible.

«Ground Combat» Austin fires his Garand at Akira but misses!

«Equipment» Yahzee has dropped Radio.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "Keep up the base of fire, dammit!"

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt reloads his Garand!

Kappedal pulls the strap of the medical pack around his waist, starting forward after Woods. Move move!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Forest (3 11) with his BAR M1918A2!

Yahzee drops the radio pack, "He gave me orders, dammit. I'll have to come back for it."

Jonson doesn't dare move, not wanting to accidentally put himself in more danger than he already is until the time he's ordered to. He just continues to shoot.

Yahzee motions everyone south.

«Ground Combat» Kappedal moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Kappedal arrive at Swamp.
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Tawlyn arrive at Swamp.

Quaid brings his sights to bear on the machine gun nest. No good shots. Fuck it. He begins crawling south.
Jenkins rushes down as fast as he can, which isn't terribly fast.

Slayback keeps his trigger held down as everyone moves, "Jenkins, you stay your ass back here. We move when they can cover us." He's enjoying this all too much.

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Tawlyn but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

Woods is trying to scoot south as well. He's not so fast given his slow legs.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Forest (3 11) with his BAR M1918A2!

Austin fires off a shot, missing. "Maybe someone should circle to the side, or something?" he calls out.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Slayback fires indirect at Forest (3 11) with his BAR M1918A2!

Yahzee shouts, "REPEAT YOUR ORDER. DO YOU WISH ALL TO ADVANCE, OR KEEP BAR BEHIND, QUAID?".

Schoenfelt reloads his rifle, moving in a straight line for the Japanese as he does so.

Quaid isn't crawling very fast, on account of the leg. Dammit. "Alright, let's try to get in there with grenades. My fucking leg."

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Quaid but misses!

Jenkins doesn't hear the shout. "Damn the man giving damn contrary orders." He mutters, struggling through the mud.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Jenkins moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Jenkins arrive at Swamp.
«Ground Combat» Woods moves South <S>.

Kappedal keeps as low as one possibly can while running through a crapload of muck, boots skidding. He tries to get near Quaid first, that being the first person he sees. "Let me get your leg, sir!"

«Ground Combat» Austin fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

Quaid shouts, "ASSAULT TEAM, MOVE ON 3,11. WOODS, KEEP UP BASE OF FIRE.".
Quaid notices Woods is here now. Ah, the fog of war.

(At this part, Woods' player realizes they have done something horribly wrong.)

«Ground Combat» You notice Tavua arrive at Swamp.
«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Woods but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Tawlyn trudges forward, rifle ready but can't see anything from where he is

«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!
«Ground Combat» Hiroshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Tawlyn but misses!

Woods arrives and — oops. Oh hell. Poor Woods. He looks like someone kicked his puppy, in his eagerness to come save the man being shot. Awww. "… shit." He goes back North!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

Jenkins keeps stumbling on. He has agrenade and he's going to use it. He trips past Quaid, not looking down.
Austin fires off another shot, growling a bit as he tries getting into position to move better, with his wounded leg.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!

Kappedal works quick as he can, blood and mud making it hella tough to see.

Tawlyn finally spots one of the japs and fires a few pop shots

«Game» Austin changes his style to Standard!

Tavua works up, still chewing on his leath, his machete in hand as he looks about slowly.

«Ground Combat» Yoshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Jenkins but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

Quaid is crawling south, wounded leg or no, he will complete his mission, dammit!

«Ground Combat» You notice Yahzee arrive at Swamp.

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Woods but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

Yahzee sneaks up to join, the radio no longer on his back. The pack's been left behind, but his rifle's in hand.
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» You notice Jonson arrive at Swamp.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

Kappedal ties off Quaid's nasty-lookin leg. The hand will have to wait. "Go!" He falls back, throwing a handful of bloody cloth into the dirt and scrambling for his next bleeding victim.

Yahzee mutters quickly, "Japs south?" motioning in that direction.

«Ground Combat» Jenkins moves South <S>.

"Fuck, fuck, fuck," Quaid mutters through gritted teeth. "Let's take that machine gun nest." He hobbles, carbine in hand.

Tawlyn raises three fingers and points to the south

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

Austin growls a little bit to himself. "Bloody…" he mutters, trying to move onwards again.

«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Quaid moves South <S>.

Tawlyn says "Three jabs entrenched to the south"

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "Am I hittin' anything!?".

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!
«AngelOfDeath» Ichiro breathes his last…

Schoenfelt is trudging on, the sucking chest wound keeping him from being the first. As he wades through, he delievrs a prayer. "Father above, bless our men against these pagans, just as you…" Twitch twitch.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

Schoenfelt shouts, "YES! A LOT OF JUNGLE AND NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE!".

From Forest, a male voice shouts, "Stop the suppressing fire and get up here!".

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt moves South <S>.

Ichiro was a long time in the dying, but finally goes to Emperor and eternity.

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "Naw naw. Y'see…they're in the trees!".

«Game» Austin changes his style to Sprint!
«Game» Woods changes his style to Sprint!
«Ground Combat» Woods moves South <S>.

Quaid gets shot at some more. Bah. He makes for the trench, but he's wounded and slow.

«Ground Combat» Jenkins fires his Mk2 Pineapple at Yoshi and hits!
Yoshi suffers 6 wound damage to his head.
Yoshi suffers 6 wound damage to his left arm.
«Ground Combat» Jenkins fires his Mk2 Pineapple at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» Jenkins fires his Mk2 Pineapple at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Grenades from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» Akira fires his Nambu Type 96 at Quaid but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 13)!
«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Game» Jenkins wields his Garand!
«Ground Combat» You notice Tavua arrive at Forest.

Quaid shouts, "GET THAT FUCKING SLAYBACK TO STOP WITH THE COVERING FIRE AND GET HIS ASS UP HERE WITH THE BAR!".
Jenkins flings the grenada. And flinches as bit of Jap go past him. Now where was that MG again.

«Ground Combat» Woods moves into Front Line Trench.

«Ground Combat» Jenkins moves to engage Akira in close quarters combat, and succeeds!
«Game» Quaid changes his style to Sprint!
«Game» Akira changes his style to Banzai!
«Ground Combat» Quaid moves into Front Line Trench!
«Game» Tavua changes its style to Banzai!

The tang of gunpowder is heavy in the air, punctuated by the sweet smell of rotted jungle floor being thrown into the air by a grenade. Schoenfelt takes it in stride, gasping for breath as he stumbles toward the machinegun nest.

«Ground Combat» Yahzee fires his M1941 Johnson at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

Akira goes at Jenkins with the bayonet on his machine gun!

«Ground Combat» Akira attacks Jenkins in melee combat with his Nambu Type 96 but Jenkins blocks it!

«Ground Combat» Woods fires his Reising SMG at Akira but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Akira with your Reising SMG! Your accuracy is 54 percent!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Forest (3 11)!

«Game» Hiroshi changes his style to Banzai!
«Ground Combat» You notice Austin arrive at Forest.
«Ground Combat» You notice Tawlyn arrive at Forest.

Jenkins bears down on the on the MG through the smoke. He is rather grim.

Quaid makes it to the trench. Hops down.

«Ground Combat» Jenkins attacks Akira in melee combat with his Garand but misses!

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt moves into Front Line Trench.

«Ground Combat» Quaid fires his M1 Carbine at Hiroshi and hits!
Hiroshi suffers 6 wound damage to his right arm.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» Hiroshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Quaid but misses!

«Ground Combat» Tavua moves into Front Line Trench.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "Slayback, get down here with the BAR, damnit!".

«Ground Combat» Jenkins attacks Akira in melee combat with his Garand but Akira blocks it!
«Ground Combat» Akira attacks Jenkins in melee combat with his Nambu Type 96 but Jenkins blocks it!
«Game» Woods changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» Woods tries to fire his Reising SMG at Akira but his weapon is jammed!

Austin comes running along with the others, heading straight for the trench. Trying to see who's where at the moment.

"Hurry up, before these fuckers pull a grenade," Quaid mutters. He shoots some more.

«Game» Quaid changes his style to Banzai!

Tavua slips forward, sliding into the trench with the japs and the yanks, a little grin on his face as he brings his machete up, revenge against the evil taskmaskers! He does admire the handiwork in the trench, he likely helped to dig it.

Jenkins is locked in mortal combat with a guy holding an MG. And he's not getting the best of it. Though he seems healthy enough.

«Ground Combat» Quaid fires his M1 Carbine at Hiroshi and hits!
Hiroshi suffers 6 wound damage to his right leg.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua moves to engage Akira in close quarters combat, but fails.

Schoenfelt clambers over the sandbags and into the trench, shouldering through the trench to get a piece of one of these Japanese men.

«Ground Combat» Jenkins attacks Akira in melee combat with his Garand but misses!

«Ground Combat» Jonson fires his Garand at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!

Woods slides into the trench! Rawr! Woods tries to fire and - oh… oh, aw. The Reising jams.

«Ground Combat» Hiroshi fires his Arisaka Type 38 at Woods but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» You notice Kappedal arrive at Forest.

«Ground Combat» Akira attacks Jenkins in melee combat with his Nambu Type 96 but misses!
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn moves into Front Line Trench.

«Ground Combat» Quaid fires his M1 Carbine at Hiroshi and hits!
Hiroshi suffers 2 wound damage to his right leg.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua moves to engage Akira in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

Quaid fires at Hiroshi some more. Fuck, this Jap WILL NOT DIE.

Hiroshi is pinned and capped. He keeps shooting, though!

«Ground Combat» Jenkins attacks Akira in melee combat with his Garand but misses!

«Ground Combat» Schoenfelt moves to engage Hiroshi in close quarters combat, and succeeds!
«Ground Combat» Hiroshi attacks Schoenfelt in melee combat with his Arisaka Type 38 but Schoenfelt blocks it!
«Ground Combat» Austin moves into Front Line Trench.
«Ground Combat» Akira attacks Jenkins in melee combat with his Nambu Type 96 and hits! Jenkins suffers 2 wound damage to his head.
«Game» Woods unjams his Reising SMG!
«Game» Tawlyn changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» Quaid fires his M1 Carbine at Hiroshi but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» Tavua attacks Akira in melee combat with its Leuku and hits! Akira suffers 3 wound damage to his right chest.
«Ground Combat» Tawlyn fires his Garand at Hiroshi but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

«Ground Combat» Woods fires his Reising SMG at Hiroshi and hits!
Hiroshi suffers 3 wound damage to his left arm.
Hiroshi suffers 7 wound damage to his head.
Hiroshi suffers 7 wound damage to his right leg.
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Hiroshi with your Reising SMG! Your accuracy is 68 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!
«Ground Combat» Kappedal moves into Front Line Trench.

"Keep it up, boys," Quaid shouts.

Jenkins steps back as a native goes past him and attacks the Jap, his attention distracted he's cracked one in the head. He staggers back some more letting the guy with the machete dot he work.

«Ground Combat» Quaid fires his M1 Carbine at Hiroshi and hits!
Hiroshi suffers 7 wound damage to his left chest.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Forest (3 11)!

Austin gets into the trench, looking for the closest enemy still standing, while steadying himself a bit.

«Ground Combat» Akira attacks Jenkins in melee combat with his Nambu Type 96 and hits! Jenkins suffers 4 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» Tavua attacks Akira in melee combat with its Leuku and hits! Akira suffers 2 wound damage to his abdomen.
«Ground Combat» Woods fires his Reising SMG at Akira and hits!
Akira suffers 6 wound damage to his head.
Akira suffers 6 wound damage to his right hand.
Akira suffers 7 wound damage to his right chest.
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Akira with your Reising SMG! Your accuracy is 69 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Forest (3 11)!
«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

Akira gets in one last slice with his bayonet before he falls. Hard. Head bursting rather like a melon.

Quaid shoots corpses. He's blinded by bloodlust.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Automatic Rifles from Swamp (3 12)!
«Ground Combat» You notice Yahzee arrive at Forest.

Woods apparently becomes a murder machine - once his weapon isn't jammed at any rate. The Reising rains death on a couple of souls, as the poor smaller Marine FINALLY gets his weapon working. "Stop shootin' m'friends you yellow bastards!"

Quaid shouts, "ALL CLEAR. SECURE THE AREA".

Yahzee crawls into where the combat's been happening, no radio on his back just a rifle in his hand.

Austin frowns as all the enemies seem to be down, and starts to looking around for a few moments.

Jenkins gets stabbed again. This time rather seriously. He falls back, which is fortunate because shortly afterwords a hail of submachine gun bullets sail through the air he was standing in.

Austin grins, "East looks clear…"

Tavua takes a few good whacks at Akira with his machete, adding some nasty wounds before the Jap disappears into pink goo. He smiles, feeling the blood splatter his naked chest as he looks about, breathing heavily, panting almost.

Tawlyn peers around at the corpses on the groud and shrugs

Kappedal skids into the trench, nearly falling over his own muddy, booted feet. Holy fucking shit. The bullets have stopped but hell if he can tell right away, his heart so damn loud in his ears that it sounds like the earth itself is moving. As they call the clear, he scrambles towards Schoenfelt with his kit.

Quaid takes a seat to get weight off his wounded leg. "Check your weapons, boys," he grunts. "Fuck, I'm shot. Who else is wounded?"

«Ground Combat» Quaid reloads his M1 Carbine!

«Ground Combat» Tawlyn reloads his Garand!

From Swamp, a male voice shouts, "They got my hand early on.".

«Ground Combat» Woods reloads his Reising SMG!

Schoenfelt finally gets close and feels a rush he's only felt before in training. That flowing anger, pushing his body to move faster and more forcefully. The little man before him gouts red, falling down and leaving Schoenfelt feeling… guilty. Guilty toward his teammates, though. "I think I broke a rib," he huffs in reply to Quaid.

Woods offers Kappedal a hand into the trench, after he finishes reloading his Reising. He smiles weakly, looking very very rattled. His bright green eyes are watering and he's shivering.

Yahzee doesn't enter the trench, but crawls near it. "What direction's the enemy shootin from?"

Austin frowns a little bit, "Got a hit to my leg. Still can move, although a bit slow."

Kappedal shouts, getting closer to Schoenfelt, "Call out if you're hit!" To Schoenfelt he turns his black eyes, kneeling down. "Give me a second here, that don't look good."

Jenkins is lying on the trench floor gurgling quietly. Apparently in no condition to tell anyone he's had a bayonet through his chest.

Yahzee tries to turn a bit to look east, towards the airstrip.

Quaid looks around. "Who's missing? Anyone dead?" He looks down at his leg, mutters "Fuck."

Quaid ohcraps, forgot about Jenkins.

Schoenfelt lets the Navy man take care of his chest, glad for a clean bandage over the opened up flesh. "Thank you," he says graciously as the harried medic moves to the next casualty.

Kappedal rips a long piece of tape around Schoenfelt's shoulder and chest, holding down the thick piece of gauze that he slaps on there after some seriously rudimentary stitching. That fucker'll hurt, but it comes out looking better than it did a few minutes ago. He sticks the handle of his forceps into his teeth, nodding to Schoen and turning to rush over to Jenkins.

Woods does his best to help here and there, although Woods is still shaking a bit. He didn't expect his Reising to work like THAT.

Yahzee hears the question. "Shooting east, but I see no Japs left." A turn back to Quaid, "Yahzee here, I'm fine. I'll fetch the radio when we're clear. Slayback was coming forward from the rear, last I saw."

Slayback saunters in from the swamp, himself and his BAR with a nice thin coat of blood. He looks about and says, "Can I get a hoo-ah!?"

Tawlyn stands in a small corner of the trench, being one of the few with no injuries, and watches the medic work.

Tavua is uninjured as well as he leans down to begin rifling through jap kit, looking for some food.

Yahzee shouts, "SQUAD, JOIN UP."

Jenkins sort of jerks when help comes. But he lies still to do their job. "Damn." He mutters, spitting blood. "Oh Christ Damn." With that bit of profound verbage over with he lies back. "Hurts." He adds, then decides to stop talking.

Slayback passes by one of the Jap's corpses. Without aiming he pulls the trigger and sends a round into the chest which make the dead, yellow bastard shudder. He smirks and makes his way to the trench.

Yahzee calls back to the north, hoping any stragglers heard.

Quaid takes up a position to cover south. "Eyes open, Marines. We'll wait for things to calm down, then Yahzee, take someone back there with you to get that radio."

"Hey, man." Kappedal's pale as a sheet as he thumps down in the muddy trench next to Jenkins. "Hang in there, we're going to get you back." The man's gaping chest wound is the one first addressed, hands laid flat atop gauze to stop the worst of the bleeding. His hands are coated sticky red by the time that's done, blood no longer pouring from the wound, and he shifts on his knees to get at the headwound.

Yahzee lowers his voice now, "I'm goin back to get the radio. No objections, Quiad?" He nods. "Who's fast?" asked, looking to Woods though.

Schoenfelt winces at Jenkins' speech, but otherwise doesn't bring it up. He takes a position on the east end of the trench and keeps a lookout for that flank.

Jonson rushes in from the north once he can, muttering as he does. "Well, that was fun," he asides to no one in particular. "Maybe the Japs will be nice enough to send out invitations before deciding to have us over for tea. Shit."

Woods pauses, and looks up, "I'm kinda fast, what's up?" He offers a smile to Yahzee feebly.

«Game» Yahzee changes his style to Sprint!
«Game» Woods changes his style to Sprint!

Yahzee smiles, "Let's go, outta that trench. Race ya!"

Tavua finds himself a container of rice and some fish sauce, licking his lips as he takes a seat to begin eating, wolfing down the meager rations.

Yahzee waits till Woods is free of the trench, then runs through the swamp, boots splashing.

«Game» Woods moves out of Front Line Trench.

Austin grimaces a little bit as he shakes his left leg. "Good work, everyone," he offers with a bit of a grin. Looking towards the east once more.

Yahzee has left.
Yahzee heads off North.

Woods clambers out and nods, following Yahzee.

«Equipment» Yahzee has picked up Radio.

Woods isn't quite as fast, but he tries! His short legs stymy him though. He flails.

Yahzee comes back, carrying the radio on his back again. It's a bit tossed from the fast movement, but still functioning.

Quaid looks over at Slayback. "Next time, try to remember that covering fire means shooting at the three Japs with the machine gun south of us, instead of at the single Jap close to us."
Woods is mostly keeping up with Yahzee. He moves fast, despite his smaller size and habit of sinking.

Kappedal ties cloth around Jenkins' head and ear, wiping his blood-spattered hands on the sides of his muddy navy trousers. He grins at Jenkins, weakly. "See? Not so bad, right?" Hah. "Jenkins is ready to go!" he calls towards Woods. Then to Quaid. "Sir? Let me see your hand."

Quaid raises his hand. "Eh, just a private like everyone else. No one here's a sir," he mutters. "Fuckin Corps."

Woods a smile at Kappedal. "Great! Need any help?" He offers, whether it's to hold supplies or even to sacrifice a clean bit of cloth.

Tavua uses his fingers to fork the dead jap rice into his mouth, nice and squishy and black with fish sauce, grinning up at the Marines, holding out the tin to anyone who might want some. "Good." he says, his first words!

Jonson slips into the trench and finds a place to slump, his pack allowed to slide off of his back once his ass hits ground. "That was a cluster fuck." Sniffing indignantly, he looks from face to face, trying to figure out who is alright and who's hurt.

Yahzee makes it back with Woods, huffing once he's in the trench.

Jenkins blinks. "I am?" Cough. "Ok." He tries to get up and manages to prop up on his elbows. He looks around, nudging part of a jap, with his foot. "Ugh." He groans

Kappedal smirks at Quaid. "Whatever. Just let me see the fucking hand." He's got bandages out already and a nice happy needle with stitchin thread. Stitch stitch.

Tawlyn takes a seat on the ground and takes a couple of deep breaths, watching everyone else come and go

Austin pauses a little bit as he sees Tavua's actions, then slowly moves to take some of that stuff from the tin, offering a bit of a smile. Tasting it, he nods a bit in return to the native person, offering a smile. "Good," he agrees.

Slayback huffs a little bit as the adrenaline stops pumping into his system. He scratches at his head and nods to Quaid, "Y-yessir. I figured I'd get him back for shootin a whole through my shooting hand." He hangs his head, "Don't worry, personal vendetta will not be a problem an longer."

«Radio» Yahzee radios, Reporting trench at 3,11 secure.

Yahzee calls in a status report, typical radioman formalities.

Quaid glances at the sky. "Well boys, in a few hours, it'll be light enough to smoke your cigarettes if you got 'em. And no one died. Two good things today." He flexes his bandaged hand.

Tavua smiles toothily up at Austin, using his fingers to dig out some more rice, stuffing it into his mouth, chewing happily as he sits back, relaxing against a mutilated Jap.

Jonson looks over to Quaid and nods, not trusting himself to say anything.

Woods is quietly helping. He nods at Tavua, "Very good." He frowns, "They weren't kidding about these Reisings were they." He puts it up thoughtfully. He smiles and looks around, helping as needed.

Yahzee speaks the final words of the report, then closes with "Devil Dog Red, out." and looks to the others who are in the trench with him.

Slayback wraps a gauze around his hand and slips his pack of cigarettes…which he promptly chunks onto the trench floor. He looks over at Tavua, "Hey there." He smirks at the native gettin' down on some rice.

Austin looks between the others at the moment. "See, this'll be nothing worse than what my uncle told me once, when they went on a vacation trip, a long time ago. Lots of fighting there as well."

Yahzee quirks a brow. "This was first meetin' em. Now they'll be expectin us."

Kappedal finishes tying off Quaid's hand and crouches down in the mud nearby, unslinging the strap of his pack from his shoulders. Gear check, ugh. He's bloodier than some of the wounded, splashed with red from all five wounded from hands to face to hair.

Woods pauses, noticing the poor bloody medic. Thoughtfully, Woods offers what he can - … a hankerchief?

Yahzee adds, "But it's good. We didn't lose no one." and gives a firm pleased nod with a slight smile. "Doc'll patch up the wounded. Radio said they're unloading now."

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