The Sentries At 12,0

Stumpff keeps watch, rifle in hand. "Gonna be another quiet night, eh Latimer?" he says quietly. "I
wish we could smoke here on the line." Yep, just another bored sentry, that's him.

"Ja. We can hope.", Latimer replies, resting his hands on his rifle as he stares out at no man's
land. "Smoking is gut way to get shot."

"See? I've been saving mine," Stumpff says, pulling a bundle of wax paper out of a pocket. He unties
the string and inside is a small handful of cigarettes. "I like to have a smoke after a good meal,
but I haven't had a good meal in forever."

"Ja, well … the cigarettes I have are scheisse. Feel free to take mine when I am blown to a
million pieces.", Latimer responds back with gallows humor. He doesn't smile however staring off
into no man's land with a yawn and mirthless features.

"And you are free to help yourself to mine should the same happen to me," Stumpff says. "Quiet
tonight. Hope it stays that way. I imagine they'll rotate us to the rear in a few hours so we can
get some sleep. I know I'm too tired to stay awake until dawn."

Latimer gives a non-comittal grunt aside to Stumpff, no doubt reminiscing about good beer
and sausage. Maybe a pretty little Bavarian thing at home.

Stumpff unsheathes his bayonet and picks at his fingernails.

Latimer scratches his ass before stifling a lazy yawn.

Stumpff sheathes his bayonet. He checks his other gear. Bottle of gun oil, stripper clips of ammo,
everything in order. He peers out over no man's land again. "Too dark. Wonder if they'll launch
flares or if we will?"

Latimer just continues to lean up against his rifle as he stares out into the night. "With any luck
some others will see them and start shooting. I'd like at least one night of not getting shot at.",
Latimer complains. He blinks a little but has a hard time seeing as well. At least the Englanders
uniforms are easier to spot at night.

"Ja," Stumpff says. "A nice, peaceful night would be a nice change of pace. Maybe we'll be lucky,
eh?"

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

"Ja.", comes the skeptical response from the other more skeptical sentry.

Stumpff flinches a little when the flare goes off, squinting while his vision adjusts to the sudden
illumination. "Well, that makes sentry duty a little easier, eh Latimer? I don't see anything out
there. We'll have a quiet night, just you watch."

"I am more and more convinced zat the more you say zat … the less chance we will have of it
happening.", Latimer responds with a faint shake of his head. He presses a little closer to the
trench edge as the flare goes off - looking for silohuettes.

«Illumination» A Very light burns out.

"If nothing's happened yet, nothing will," Stumpff says. "At least not in our tiny stretch of the
line." Still, like Latimer, he also looks for silhouettes.

Latimer remains quiet now as he watches, hoping for another flare. Tommies crawling into the trench
and stabbing him would be unpleasant

"Well, I can't see anything," Stumpff mutters. "Which is good. It means the night will be quiet. If
I don't shoot my rifle, I don't need to clean my rifle."

"More time spent polishing your rifle, ja?", Latimer remarks, a jovial smirk touching his face
finally as he stops straining his eyes for a moment and blinks. He's getting tired too.

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

"Ja, ja," Stumpff says with a soft chuckle. "Scharfuhrer Schultz frowns on rifle polishing on the
front lines for some reason. I don't want to incur his wrath." He looks out over No Man's Land as
another flare goes off. "Still nothing. Maybe someone will come to relieve us soon."

«Illumination» A Very light burns out.

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas and hits!
Bas suffers 6 wound damage to his left leg.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

Latimer shouts, "ALARM! ENGLANDER!".

Latimer is just about to doze off before he spots something moving in the shadows! He fires a shot shich seems to strike home.

Teamann squirms along, then winces as they're spotted. "… he thinks you're english." This amuses Teamann somehow. But a shot's a shot and he winces. Laywirefastnow.

Stumpff looks around, hefts his rifle. "I don't see anyone!" Peers again. Oh, wait…

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Gewehr 98 at Kelly but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Teamann but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Teamann with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 22 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Kelly fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Entrenchment» Teamann lays down some wire obstacles on North <N>.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Teamann but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Teamann with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 22 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

Stumpff works the bolt on his rifle as he misses another shot. "So much for a quiet night, eh Latimer?" he mutters.

«Ground Combat» Kelly fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Teamann and hits!
Teamann suffers 2 wound damage to his left chest.
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Teamann with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 22 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer and hits!
Latimer suffers 1 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

Latimer scowls as he takes a shot that grazes his scalp. He continues firing as blood leaks down the side of his head. "Scheisse.", he mutters.

«Equipment» Bas has dropped Wire.
«Ground Combat» Kelly fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Kelly but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Kelly with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 12 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Gewehr 98 at Teamann but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Kelly fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Latimer reloads his Gewehr 98!
Teamann winces, as he catches a bullet. Teamann is pained looking. he doesn't like that. He remembers that. He gasps a little and gets back to laying wire.

«Entrenchment» Teamann lays down some wire obstacles on North <N>.
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
"The boys to our west are taking fire, too, from the sound of it," Stumpff says.

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Kelly but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Kelly with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 12 percent!

«Ground Combat» Kelly fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Gewehr 98 at Kelly but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Stumpff reloads his Gewehr 98!
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
Teamann looks to Bas. "I have one in my kit. We only need 3 more up if you want 6. We have 3 down."

«Ground Combat» Kelly fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Equipment» Bas has dropped Wire.
"Ja? Just keeping shooting.", Latimer scowls aside to Stumpff.
«Equipment» Teamann picks up Wire.
Stumpff ducks down to reload his rifle as a round whizzes by him. "What we need is another flare."

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» Kelly fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Kelly but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Kelly with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 11 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Equipment» Kelly has dropped Wire.
«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Gewehr 98 at Kelly and hits!
Kelly suffers 7 wound damage to his abdomen.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Ground Combat» Kelly has been mortally wounded!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Bas with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 11 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Medic Code» Teamann attempts to stabilise Kelly and succeeds! Kelly is gonna make it!
«Game» Kelly unwields his Lee Enfield SMLE!
Latimer sees movement and takes his time. He squeezes the trigger and puts a bullet into Kelly.

Teamann looks up from his wire laying. He moves over, taking some linen from his kit. Fidget. He carefully tightens and pushes down to make a nice, tight bandage. And wiggles back to wire laying.

«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Bas with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 12 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

From Clear, a male voice shouts, "I'm not sure if I should leave my post! You need help?".

«Ground Combat» Latimer tries to fire his Gewehr 98 at Teamann but his weapon is jammed!
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Equipment» Kelly has dropped Wire.
«Ground Combat» You must wait another 17 ticks of the Armageddon Clock before you can shoot!
«Equipment» Kelly has dropped .303 British x 152.
«Equipment» Kelly picks up .303 British x 152.

Latimer scowls as a cartridge gets jammed in his rifle, he works to cycle the bolt.

Stumpff shouts, "WE'VE GOT THIS! I EXPECT WE'LL KILL OR ROUT THE ENGLANDERS SHORTLY!".
«Equipment» Kelly has dropped Wire.

«Ground Combat» Davies fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Entrenchment» Teamann lays down some wire obstacles on North <N>.

Latimer says "Shoot the one laying wire …"

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Teamann but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Teamann with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 12 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Game» Latimer unjams his Gewehr 98!

«Equipment» Teamann picks up Wire.

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Teamann but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Teamann with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 12 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Davies fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff and hits!
Stumpff suffers 6 wound damage to his right hand.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» Latimer fires his Gewehr 98 at Teamann but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Latimer and hits!
Latimer suffers 4 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!! Latimer has been taken out!

Davies fires off a shot into the night, and manages to hit one of the Germans in the hand. His shooting hand, hopefully. He then turns back to look at Kelly, wincing at the state of the Irishman.

«Game» Davies assists Kelly!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff and hits!
Stumpff suffers 3 wound damage to his right hand.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
Latimer doesn't even have time to curse as he slumps back into the trench - his head exploding much like a cantalope.

Stumpff pulls back a Stump. If smoking were allowed on the front, he'd be able to blow rings through the holes in his hand.

Stumpff shouts, "WE NEED REINFORCEMENTS NOW!".
Teamann goes back to laying wire, then. Almost done. Almost. He looks relieved as Bas celebrates. Although, worried as Kelly is being moved back. But he fidgets onward, to greatness. And wire.

«Game» Stumpff changes his style to RapidFire!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» Stumpff reloads his Gewehr 98!

«Ground Combat» You notice Fritz arrive at Clear.
«Ground Combat» Davies fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

Fritz runs down the trench when he hears the call. "Englanders on the road?" he asks, a bit incredulous. Fools.

«Entrenchment» Teamann lays down some wire obstacles on North <N>.

Bas keeps up the fire on Stumpff. Bang Bang… catching a hand then another miss. "Shoulda shot that Hun when I had him in my sights!"

«Game» Your weapon is already fully loaded!
Teamann thumbsups. "Wire's done," He murmurs.

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Teamann but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Teamann with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Equipment» Teamann picks up Wire.
Stumpff manages to put a shoddy bandage on the remains of his hand. He continues firing. "Ja, to the north. Laying barbed wire."

Davies nods, though he seems reluctant to move while Kelly is still struggling off the field. He gathers up what supplies are about as he prepares to head off.

Teamann stuffs the wire into his kit, hurrying.

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
Fritz peeks cautiously over the lip of the trench. Spots a shadow out in the darkness. And a muzzle flash, too.

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Bas with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz and hits!
Hits hard cover.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Equipment» Teamann picks up Wire.

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Davies but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Davies with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Stumpff fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Bas with your Gewehr 98! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Stumpff but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» Stumpff has been taken out!
«Ground Combat» Bas reloads his Lee Enfield SMLE!
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz but misses!
Stumpff continues working his rifle, but the front sight post sways wildly in his vision as his ruined hand cannot stablize it long enough for any semblance of accuracy. But then he takes another bullet, and the round rips through the makeshift bandage and pretty much vaporizes whatever flesh and bone was left in a spray, black in what little light is left. He collapses, in shock and bleeding out.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» Fritz fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

Davies swallows hard and heads east.

«Ground Combat» Davies moves East <E>.
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz and hits!
Fritz suffers 8 wound damage to his left hand.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!

«Ground Combat» Fritz fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
Fritz shouts, "NEED SOME HELP OVER HERE!".

Fritz's hand disintegrates, which causes him to ask for some backup…
«Ground Combat» Bas fires his Lee Enfield SMLE at Fritz but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from No Mans Land (12 1)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (13 0)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (13 0)!

«Ground Combat» Fritz fires his Gewehr 98 at Bas but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (12 0)!

Fritz tries firing a rifle one handed. Doesn't work so good.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (13 0)!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Clear (13 0)!

«Ground Combat» You notice Erlinger arrive at Clear.

Bas seems to have been satisfied with the injury he's inflicted… and he's begining to crawl and scamper towards the east to rejoin his pals and mates down the line…

«Ground Combat» Bas moves East <E>.

Erlinger shouts, "ENGLANDER MOVED DOWN THE LINE!".
«Ground Combat» Erlinger moves East <E>.

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