Storming Brunete

Where: Brunete
Who: Crocetti, Jase, Konstantinov, Phillip, Vaclav, Vasquez, Vladimir, William
When: July, 1937

Grass

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Coordinates : 4 7

A flat plain of short grass stretches out around you, broken by the occasional bush or tree. It is rather exposed out here, the grass being too short to hide in, and cover too sparse to hide behind.

It is currently daytime.

William is assembled with the rest of the Company as they prepare for the offensive against the city. He is fully outfitted… the best he can of course, since supplies has only trickled down to the front lines. Both his hands are still in bad conditions, but at this time, the Company needs all the men it can muster. Most likely he will be only able to assist the others and that's about it.

Phillip looks none the worse for wear, though he's got several new scars. That and the rather obsessive attention he gives his new rifle. It's one of the german ones, the types the facist carry; and as that captain whose name he has long since forgotten ordered, he keeps it clean and well so better to kill the facist pigs with their own weapon. Sitting idly down, he reads over a letter he just recieved, something that looks vaguely official.

Vladimir is also assambled with the rest of the company as they prepare for charging forward to the city. He is locked and loaded with ammunation, he hrms and nods to Vaclav politely and than looks to Kons for orders…

Konstantinov is there. He's always there, really. Though of late, the heat and general lack of comfort in Brunete has made him a less calm, cool sight. Spain is starting to wear on the commissar. Which, naturally, is something he takes out on the men by being short-tempered. He glowers at them, scanning for signs of subversion.

Crocetti is in place with the others, looking quite healthy at the moment. Doing his usual inspection of his weapon, he humms something to himself, seemingly quite relaxed.

Vaclav frowns as ever, straight backed and stern as he stands at K Company's rally point.

«Announcement!» With never enough water, never enough sleep, and no fresh supply of ammunition, the orders come down from Colonel Modesto: Advance in strength, and claim the town of Brunete for the Republic, clearing all Fascist resistance.

Phillip re reads that letter yet again and then sighs. Probably not good news, but either way the Legionnaire shrugs it off. Folding the paper he pockets it and then stands, sipping a bit of water and reminding those around him to drink. Hydrate. If there is one thing legionnaire's know, it's how to conserve water.

«Announcement!» Far to the south, the Republican bombardment of Brunete begins, shelling the city in advance of the infantry assault.

William takes a swig from his canteen; luckily he had filled it before coming to Brunete, but the days without fresh water forced him to ration very carefully. A swig per day; hardly enough, but enough to survive. The sounds and scenes of exploding artillery and whatnot signals the beginning of the offensive. He keeps his rifle slung, and waits for the order to advance.

«Game» Vaclav changes his style to Sprint!

Phillip has notably a bit more water than the rest, but then again this is what he's used to. Buttoning up his overcoat, he pauses long enough to make sure his pack is settled good and then raises his rifle to a shoulder position; waiting the order to level it and charge.

Vaclav draws and lets out a slow breath, raising his voice to instruct, "Comrades! We move south to contact. Take cover in grave yard, and push fascists into river! Move!" With that last shouted word, the corporal starts southward, toward the little village on the river.

Konstantinov snorts at his men, turning his attention to Vaclav as he wipes his ruddy brow with a handkerchief. The commissar is hardly short of water, but that does little to ease his discomfort. "You know what you must do," he grunts to Vaclav. "For the People." That's all the rousing words he can muster right now. With that, he moves to the rear. His preferred place.

Grass

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Coordinates : 4 6

A flat plain of short grass stretches out around you, broken by the occasional bush or tree. It is rather exposed out here, the grass being too short to hide in, and cover too sparse to hide behind.

«Ground Combat» You notice Konstantinov arrive at Grass.
«Ground Combat» You notice Crocetti arrive at Grass.
«Ground Combat» You notice William arrive at Grass.
«Ground Combat» You notice Phillip arrive at Grass.

Crocetti blinks as he listens, and starts moving forward with the others. "That's one for morale. Cover in graveyard," he mutters to the ones closest to him.

«Ground Combat» You notice Vladimir arrive at Grass.

«Game» Konstantinov changes his style to Sprint!

Phillip runs, laughing some rather openly at what he hears crocetti say. "Look at it this way. Won't have to work hard to bury their dead when we finish with them."

Vaclav sniffs once dryly upon overhearing the italian's comment, but the amusement quickly disappears back beneath his stern, frowning mask.

«Game» Vladimir changes his style to Sprint!

William follows the Corporal as they move rapidly southwards to the Graveyard as the primary thrust. He says nothing, trying to conserve his energy.

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


Coordinates : 4 6

A flat plain of short grass stretches out around you, broken by the occasional bush or tree. It is rather exposed out here, the grass being too short to hide in, and cover too sparse to hide behind.

It is currently daytime.

Sub-Rooms :

Vaclav continues forward at a jog, speeding up to a run, as the Company nears the cemetary, and the fascist positions beyond…

Vladimir starts moving south again, "Cry Havoc, And let slip the dogs of war!"

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves South <S>.

Badlands/Rocks

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Coordinates : 4 5

A Catholic cemetary, surrounded by a wrought iron fence, about four feet high. Thick marble headstones, and monuments of saints and angels litter the grass in this broad patch of ground on the outskirts of Brunete-town.

It is currently daytime.

Sub-Rooms :
1. Headstone
2. Statue of the Virgin Mary
3. Headstone
4. Statue of Saint Barbara

«Ground Combat» You notice Vladimir arrive at Badlands/Rocks.
«Ground Combat» You notice William arrive at Badlands/Rocks.

«Ground Combat» You notice Phillip arrive at Badlands/Rocks.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav and hits!
Vaclav suffers 3 wound damage to his abdomen.

Phillip blinks some, tripping over a tombstone only to come up fighting. "Machine gun to the south!" he yells, though apparently Vaclav knows that now.

«Ground Combat» You notice Crocetti arrive at Badlands/Rocks.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki fires his Mauser M1893 at Vladimir but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Phillip and hits!
Phillip suffers 7 wound damage to his left arm.

William goes to cover as enemy machine gun blasts the Corporal ahead of him! "Bloody!" he exclaims as he crawls for the nearest headstone.

Vladimir says "Takecover!" he says, "Behind the statues and headstones!"

«Ground Combat» Vladimir moves into Statue of the Virgin Mary.

Vaclav grits his teeth as the bullets hit him, but doesnt slow, bolting for cover..

«Ground Combat» Phillip moves into Headstone.
«Ground Combat» William moves into Headstone.

Phillip dives behind a headstone, that rather ironicaly has the name phillip on it. No it's not his…still it is unnerving.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves into Statue of Saint Barbara.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Game» William changes his style to TakeCover!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» Crocetti moves into Headstone.

«Game» Vaclav changes his style to TakeCover!

«Ground Combat» You notice Konstantinov arrive at Badlands/Rocks.

Crocetti frowns as he hears the shots being fired, and starts moving to duck behind something. Which happens to be a headstone. At least very few people in Spain is named Giancarlo, right?

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki fires his Mauser M1893 at Konstantinov but misses!

Phillip cocks his rifle and then leans around to fire. taking his time to aim at the biggest threat first, the machine gunner.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav deploys his Chauchat!

William takes cover behind the massive headstone that is probably dedicated to a dead couple, long dead and withered in the memory of time. He mutters as his hands are useless to fire at the enemy, being heavily bandaged and damaged.

«Game» Vladimir changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at al'Tomiki but misses!

Konstantinov trudges after the soldiers, scrambling for cover as the bullets start flying. He rushes to find refuge behind the holy statues. Ironically.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Raisuni and hits!
Hits hard cover.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki fires his Mauser M1893 at Konstantinov but misses!

«Ground Combat» Konstantinov moves into Statue of Saint Barbara.

Vladimir jumps behind the statue of virgin mary and rises his rifle to south noticing the Machine gunner, he starts to open fire…

«Ground Combat» Vladimir tries to fire his Mauser M1893 at Raisuni but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki fires his Mauser M1893 at Vladimir and hits!
Vladimir suffers 6 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» Vladimir has been killed!

«Game» Rais unjams his Mauser M1893!

«Game» Vaclav changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Game» Raisuni unjams his Vickers Gun!

«Game» Konstantinov assists Vaclav!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

William unslings his rifle and tries to fumble with it clumsily. But his intent is clearly to return fire the best he can with the rifle with a shattered stock. Resting the rifle on the headstone, he spots a Comrade seemingly get hit in the head and crumples to the floor. "Dammit," he murmurs as he somehow pulls the trigger.

«Game» Crocetti changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at al'Tomiki but misses!

«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki reloads his Mauser M1893!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at William but misses!

Crocetti fires off a shot at al'Tomiki, frowning a bit as he misses.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav tries to fire his Chauchat at Raisuni but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Game» Konstantinov unjams Vaclav's Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at al'Tomiki but misses!

«Game» Phillip changes his style to Banzai!

William fires once, and misses way off.

Vaclav growls, "Reloading now." With a curt nod of thanks as Kons clears the chamber.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

Konstantinov dives behind the statue of Saint Barbara, though he pays little mind to the marble shape of the lovely, tragic woman. It is Vaclav that he does pay attention to, barking at the machine-gunning corporal in what is no doubt a highly helpful way. "You shall not do much good for the people with your weapon like that, Comrade Corporal!" He even moves to help the man unjam it, while he's at it. "You must stop these fascists here. For the People." Always for the People.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni and hits!
Hits hard cover.

Phillip fires, only to watch the shot hit cover. "Damn tombstones." he mutters, rolling back around to recock his rifle.

Vaclav nods once barking to be heard over the gunfire, "Yes, Comrade Commissar!"

«Ground Combat» Vaclav reloads his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

Phillip looks back at Konst. "No retreat, No surrender."

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Rais but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

William frowns, and turns to Comrade Chavalix. "I'm going to assist the Comrade Corporal; I'm no good at firing my rifle at this moment." He begins to crawl towards the Statue of Santa Barbara, keeping his head down.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at al'Tomiki and hits!
al'Tomiki suffers 5 wound damage to his right chest.
«Ground Combat» al'Tomiki has been killed!

Phillip nods, keeping up the fire.

«Game» Konstantinov tries to inspire the troops!

«Ground Combat» William moves out of Headstone.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

Phillip keeps firing, more intent on keeping the gunner's head down.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni and hits!
Hits hard cover.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

Crocetti looks out from the Headstone he's behind at the moment, just long enough to aim and fire at al'T again, ducking back behind the stone again, right after seeing that the shot's a hit.

William crawls along the floor of the graveyard, desperately trying to get to the deployed machine gun. His rifle is again slung across his torso while he is doing so. Keeping his head down, he hopes not to get hit by the overhead fire.

«Ground Combat» Rais reloads his Mauser M1893!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Rais but misses!

Konstantinov takes a swig of water as the bullets fly around him. As always, he does not seem overly frightened in the midst of battle. He may not be a particularly good front line soldier, but the man is no coward. He simply isn't about to put himself in a position where he'll be killed. "Come, comrades!" he bellows at the soldiers. "We shall make this place the grave of the fascists!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Ground Combat» William moves into Statue of Saint Barbara.

Phillip leans around, fires and then grunts as he strikes his now bleeding arm on the headstone. This just makes him curse in french…though it almost sounds like he's flriting with someone.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Rais and hits!
Hits hard cover.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav reloads his Chauchat!

«Game» Konstantinov assists Vaclav!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

William finally makes it behind the statue of the Saint Barbara, and goes to assist the Comrade Corporal with the machine gun.

«Game» William assists Vaclav!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav tries to fire his Chauchat at Raisuni but his weapon is jammed!

Crocetti continues that routine. Look out, shoot and duck back again. Not getting as good results as the last time, though.

Vaclav snarls through clenched teeth, at the jam.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav and hits!
Vaclav suffers 1 wound damage to his right arm.
Vaclav suffers 6 wound damage to his right arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

Phillip groans. "Piece of french crap." he says, meaning most likely Vaclav's machine gun.

Konstantinov is aiding Vaclav with the machine gun, in between bellowing propaganda. He sneers when the thing jams yet again. That's what you get for using a shoddy French weapon, instead of something properly Soviet. He shifts to the side as Vaclav as riddled with bullets. Wouldn't want to get hit by any of those. "Take heart, Comrade Corporal! You shall survive this! The rightness of our cause protects you."

«Game» Konstantinov unjams Vaclav's Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Rais but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti and hits!
Crocetti suffers 2 wound damage to his left arm.

William frowns as a short burst hits the burly Corporal in the right arm, going through and wizzing past him. "Bloody!" he calls out in horror and shock. But he somehow manages to regain his concentration and assists the Comrade Corporal and the Kommissar with the machine gun.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni but misses!

«Game» William assists Vaclav!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

Phillip laughs as he gets shot at, pausing to reload the mauser. "I think I insulted them."

Vaclav shouts back, "I not doubt so, Comrade Commissar!"
Vaclav adds, for the sake of practicality: "Reload!"

«Ground Combat» Crocetti reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Game» Konstantinov tries to inspire the troops!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Konstantinov and hits!
Konstantinov suffers 3 wound damage to his right hand.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav reloads his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks!
«Ground Combat» Phillip snipes Raisuni and hits!
Raisuni suffers 2 wound damage to his left chest.

Phillip aims around, takes careful time and actually HITS the machine gunner.

Phillip only utters one word, a silly english one. "bingo."

Vaclav grits his teeth at the new field of fire and barks, "Crocetti! Engelbretson! Fire west!"

«Ground Combat» Vaclav tries to fire his Chauchat at Raisuni but his weapon is jammed!

Crocetti stays behind the headstone for a few moments, reloading his weapon. Glancing out again, until he hears the sounds of gunfire from somewhere else. "Looks like we've got company, my friends," he calls out, turning his attention in that direction.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Konstantinov but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» Rais tries to fire his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but his weapon is jammed!

William frowns yet again as the enemy fire comes in from another direction, bullets wizzing past! He keeps his head down as always. "Bloody, they are trying to flank us!" He unslings his rifle and tries to fire back the best he can at the enemy to the west.

Konstantinov is about to bellow rousingly some more, when a bullet finds its mark in the commissar's hand. He curses in Russian, hastily cradling the wounded appendage.

«Game» Konstantinov unjams Vaclav's Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav tries to fire his Chauchat at Raisuni but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Konstantinov but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Garcia but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Garcia but misses!

Crocetti fires off a shot at Garcia now. Stop shooting at our mascot… err… Comissar…

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Konstantinov but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Game» Rais unjams his Mauser M1893!

Phillip blinks some, leaning around to take careful aim. Something makes him chuckle at the commissar's condition. Most likely the fact that to curse like that, the man must truly be alive.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks!
«Ground Combat» Phillip snipes Raisuni with his Kar98k but misses!

«Game» Vaclav unjams his Chauchat!

William fires, his rifle buckling against his left shoulder. He murmurs something unintellible under his breath as he pulls back the bolt with great difficulty and chambers a fresh round. Trying the best he can, he lines up the sight against the image of the enemy in the grass.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Garcia but misses!

«Game» Konstantinov assists Vaclav!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Garcia but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Konstantinov and hits!
Konstantinov suffers 6 wound damage to his left chest.
«Ground Combat» Konstantinov has been killed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

Crocetti fires and misses again, growling a little bit.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Javier but misses!

The bones in his arm rattle with every fired busrt, but still the Corporal barks out, "Keep up fire, Comrades!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

Konstantinov falls heavily to the ground when more bullet fly his way. For a moment, it looks like he's been hit in the chest. But, as it turns out, his wounds are not as bad as they seem. He does, however, hit his head on the holy statue on his way down. Knocking the commissar unconscious to the world.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni but misses!

William gasps as the Kommissar is knocked out. "Bloody!" he murmurs. He continues keeping the pressure on the enemy.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Garcia but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» Rais reloads his Mauser M1893!

Phillip takes careful aim, having only gotten off the one good hit. Still he knows that even a blind pig must find an acorn someday. How else would the commissar have gotten the position were that not true?

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav reloads his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Garcia and hits!
Garcia suffers 2 wound damage to his right hand.

Crocetti fires, and misses once more, growling a couple of curses in Italian, and shaking his head.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip and hits!
Phillip suffers 1 wound damage to his head.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni and hits!
Hits hard cover.
Hits hard cover.

Phillip leans around, the rifleman in him coming out. Ignoring the bullets that zing past him, the bits of stone cutting his arm, he waits for the right shot.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

Phillip grunts, that bit on his hand hurting more than he expected. Plus the sing of bullets past his head does make him duck and thus miss.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» William reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Garcia and hits!
Garcia suffers 3 wound damage to his right arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William and hits!
William suffers 7 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Phillip but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti and hits!
Crocetti suffers 2 wound damage to his left chest.

William frowns as he fumbles with his bullets in desperation. Suddenly a round hits him in the left arm and he yelps in pain! "ARRRGGGG!"

Vaclav shouts, "How many west!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Garcia fires his .44 Largo Tigre at Phillip but misses!

Phillip digs into his pack, tossing a bag of sulfa over to William. "put it on the wound. Stops bleeding."

Crocetti decides to move to give Garcia a bit of a present. That done, he ducks back behind the headstone again, to reload. That is, until a bullet hits him in the chest, and he shouts out a couple of more curses. But he keeps on fighting.

William goes dizzy in pain. "Two comrade Corporal…" he says with labored breathing.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Garcia but misses!

«Ground Combat» You notice Vladimir arrive at Badlands/Rocks.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav reloads his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vladimir but misses!

William is in a daze and picks up the sulfa, trying to apply first aid to his wound.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti and hits!
Crocetti suffers 4 wound damage to his left hand.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav tries to fire his Chauchat at Raisuni but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks!
«Ground Combat» Phillip snipes Raisuni with his Kar98k but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vladimir and hits!
Vladimir suffers 4 wound damage to his right hand.
Vladimir suffers 1 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Garcia but misses!

«Ground Combat» Crocetti reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Vladimir wakes up and rubs his eyes, he hrms and shakes his head, he gets behind the statue

«Ground Combat» Vladimir moves into Statue of the Virgin Mary.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vladimir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Rais reloads his Mauser M1893!

«Ground Combat» Phillip reloads his Kar98k!

Crocetti growls as he gets hit a bit more, as he works on reloading. "One of them moved south," he calls out. "And someone kill that midget that keeps on shooting at me?"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Javier but misses!

«Game» Vaclav unjams his Chauchat!

Phillip laughs some. "The one with the machine gun?"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Rais but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Vickers Gun at Vaclav but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav tries to fire his Chauchat at Raisuni but his weapon is jammed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Javier but misses!

«Game» Vladimir changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Rais but misses!

Crocetti keeps on firing at Javier, before he looks down to one of his wounds, "Looks to be rifle rounds of a kind," he calls out back to Phillip.

William is fumbling between shooting and doing first aid on himself. "Comrade Corporal," he rasps. "We have to get out of this kill zone. Perhaps we should charge the enemy… and direction… doesn't matter to me." Mucus slides down his throat, and he tries to clear his throat to no avail.

Raisuni hears the sound dreaded by machine gunners everywhere: the whirring of an empty chamber, and a stop in the light ringing sounds of brass casings raining down on the floor. He trades looks with Rais, and rapidly begins undeploying the big gun.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Raisuni and hits!
Raisuni suffers 1 wound damage to his left arm.

«Game» Vaclav unjams his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» William tries to fire his Kar98k at Javier but his weapon is jammed!

Phillip looks back at the corporal and smirks. "Like we did at the barricade?"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

Vladimir places a bullet to the arm of the machine gunner, "I will get you bastard." he says and shoots again

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Raisuni but misses!

William murmurs as his rifle is jammed, and he tries to unjam it frantically with his right hand. The same right hand that has a middle finger that almost tore off.

Vaclav mutters "Shoot them off from here, when they run."

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Javier but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Rais fires his Mauser M1893 at Crocetti but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

Crocetti keeps on firing at Javier, frowning as he onve more misses. "Maybe charging them isn't such a bad idea," he remarks, shaking his head.

Phillip fires and recocks. "Request permission to advance corporal."

Vaclav barks, "Rifles looking west! Charge the bastard! All other keep up fire south!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» Raisuni moves out of Brunete.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» Rais moves out of Brunete.

Phillip nods some and moves to keep up the fire.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Rais but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav tries to fire his Chauchat at Raisuni but his weapon is jammed!

Phillip fires, misses and grunts.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Raisuni and hits!
Raisuni suffers 4 wound damage to his left chest.
«Ground Combat» Raisuni has been killed!

Phillip leans around, fires a shot and grins when he sees the machine gunner go down. "One down. Who's next?"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vladimir reloads his Mauser M1893!

«Game» Vaclav unjams his Chauchat!

«Game» William unjams his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Phillip reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Rais but misses!

William finally manages to unjam his rifle, and the jammed cartidge comes out, falling on the floor besides him.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (3 5)!
«Ground Combat» Javier fires his .44 Largo Tigre at William but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav tries to fire his Chauchat at Rais but his weapon is jammed!

William picks up the cartridge and stuffs it back into the chamber of his rifle. He attempts to aim the best he can at the enemy.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Javier and hits!
Javier suffers 7 wound damage to his right hand.

Crocetti keeps on firing at Javier. And cursing as he misses.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Kar98k at Rais but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» Rais moves South <S>.

Vladimir places a bullet to javiers hand ripping off a finger badly he grins and places another bullet to his rifle, getting ready to shoot

Phillip fires, and then recocks, taking careful aim again before yelling out. "Southern one retreating!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Javier but misses!

«Ground Combat» Crocetti reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Vaclav barks out, "Chevalix! Shoot west!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Javier but misses!

«Game» Vaclav unjams his Chauchat!

Phillip nods already having moved to do so.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Badlands/Rocks (4 5)!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir fires his Mauser M1893 at Javier but misses!

William frowns as he rifles through his pockets for five more rounds. "Must conserve rounds…" he reminds himself out loud.

Phillip blinks. "West retreats too?"

Vladimir points west, "The Facist is running away Comrade corporal!" he says and looks south

William watches as the enemy gets tired of firing at them and moves south towards safety. He curses his own inability to hit the enemy…

«Ground Combat» William reloads his Kar98k!

"The coward ran off, yes," Giancarlo offers, leaning a bit tiredly towards the headstone.

Vaclav nods once, blood dripping freely to pool on the ground at the base of the white marble statue. "No more enemy south! Comrades! Prepare to move south!"

William stands up to start moving southwards to press on with the attack.

Phillip moves, heading that way as fast as his injured self can.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav reloads his Chauchat!

Vladimir shakes his head to vaclav, "Comrade Corporal, remember yesterdays scout. There are a Mg at East and at least 1 more Rifleman at west. We shouldnt charge blindly."

Phillip looks back at Vaclav. "I can go scout ahead…"

Vaclav grits his teeth against the pain in arm and guts, "He carry same schade shot as me. We ordered to clear Brunete, Comrades!" A pause as Phillip speaks up. "Do so, Comrade Chevalix."

Crocetti grimaces, but gets ready to step out from the headstone, "Ready whenever you are, Corporal," he offers, quietly.

Phillip nods, trying to move in a way he won't be easily seen. It's hard, but possible.

«Ground Combat» Phillip moves out of Headstone.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves out of Statue of Saint Barbara.

«Ground Combat» Vladimir moves out of Statue of the Virgin Mary.

«Game» Phillip changes his style to Sprint!

«Ground Combat» Crocetti moves out of Headstone.

Vladimir Turns to phillip, "When you go there, take cover fast. There were facists all around the place.

«Ground Combat» Phillip moves South <S>.

«Ground Combat» William moves out of Statue of Saint Barbara.

«Ground Combat» Vladimir moves South <S>.

Phillip points west and shakes his head. Nothing there.

Vaclav mutters, "No fascists west in town.."

William moves southwards the best he can, sporting a nasty arm wound.

Vaclav lets out a slow breath, nodding once. "Look clear. Come comrades. We move. Claim Brunete for Republic.." The words are spoken through gritted teeth.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves South <S>.

City

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


Coordinates : 4 4

The Castilian townships are small and scattered. Clusteres of several buildings compose the Villanueva that dot the countryside surrounding the town of Brunete itself. Cobbled stone roads, and red terra cotta roof tiles would make for lovely scenery in less violent times.

It is currently daytime.

Sub-Rooms :
1. Brunete

Vladimir shakes his head, "The facists are at full retreat and Scattered." he says with a grin. He moves others to come along.

Phillip nods as he moves slowly. "They are not so scattered that they failed to remove their comrades bodies." he notes, looking at the pooling spot where the gunner he killed lay. "All clear is the sign."

«Ground Combat» You notice Crocetti arrive at City.
«Ground Combat» You notice William arrive at City.

Vaclav looks from side to side up the shell and bullet torn avenue. A slowly drawn breath. Then a curt nod. "Keep eyes south on river, until further order. Watch for fascist counterattack."

Phillip nods solemly. "Aye mon coporal." he says, giving a quick if painful salute. He'll be tended, or do it himself soon enough.

From City, a male voice shouts, "Comrades to the west!".

William gazes across the river, waiting for an enemy attack, and if lucky, reinforcements.

Crocetti looks towards the river for a few moments, before he begins to remove a bit of his shirt, to tear it up so he can get his wounds a bit tended to. He looks back at the river and beyond for a few moments, every now and then, though.

Phillip takes out some of his sulfa packs, pouring one on his arm before turning to the corporal. "You're next." he rather openly says, and one would hope the french make better doctors than machine guns.

Vaclav has cleared the most recent jam, and reloaded the miserable gun, as Phillip speaks up. A glare and curtly voiced, "French better make better doctors than guns, Comrade."

William begins wrapping his arm with a bandage with some medical stuff he found in his rucksack.

Vladimir smiles, "Reinforcements." he points to west.

Phillip laughs some.

«Ground Combat» You notice Jase arrive at City.
William tries to assist Comrade Vladimir with his wounds, but botches on the bandaging. "Blah!" he says, as he goes to get another roll of bandages.

Jase comes running in from the west, rifle in hand. He looks the company over before hurrying over to Vaclav. "Comrade, I've orders for the company."

«Game» Jase changes his style to Sprint!

«Medic Code» Phillip successfully performs first aid on Vaclav!

Vaclav looks up as Jase comes running in. A curt nod, and rumbled, "What orders, Comrade Morris?"

"Another company is massing up at the bridge to west to assult the enemy position," Jase says, "We're to join them in the assult."

Phillip turns from vaclav, walking over to William. "let me see you…" he mutters and then chuckles. "Did you by any chance try to flip them the bird? It seems you have split some stitches on your arm though."

Crocetti frowns a bit as he keeps on watching the area around the river. "Sounds quite lovely," he deadpans as he hears Jase's words.

William shakes his head. "I didn't have stitches on my arm… a round went through and through. BLoody hell…" he murmurs in pain.

Vaclav frowns again, nodding sharply to Jase. "They say if have fresh bullets? Water?" A moment passes, in which Vaclav growls wordlessly, and waves his hand dismissive of his own questions. "No matter. Company!" the big czech bellows, "Move west!"

Phillip blinks some, and then shrugs, passing on a sulfa pack to William and then he turns to head west.

Jase gives a quick salute, before heading back off to his scouting mission or whatever it is he's been doing this whole time.

«Ground Combat» Jase moves West <W>.
«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves West <W>.

City

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


Coordinates : 3 4

The Castilian townships are small and scattered. Clusteres of several buildings compose the Villanueva that dot the countryside surrounding the town of Brunete itself. Cobbled stone roads, and red terra cotta roof tiles would make for lovely scenery in less violent times.

It is currently daytime.

Sub-Rooms :
1. Brunete

«Ground Combat» You notice Crocetti arrive at City.
«Ground Combat» You notice Phillip arrive at City.
«Ground Combat» Jase moves West <W>.
«Ground Combat» You notice William arrive at City.
«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves West <W>.

Road

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


Coordinates : 2 4

Though the road have been shelled numerous times, large craters dotting it in uneven intervals, it's still a road that can be used if you don't mind some crisscrossing. The shelled vehicles or heaps of rubble is more of a trouble since they make visibility harder.

It is currently daytime.

«Ground Combat» You notice Phillip arrive at Road.

The Colonel adds a moment later, "Vasquez. With me." A mixed company of spanish regulares, and International Brigadiers has formed up at the bridgehead, a man in the uniform of a spanish Colonel overseeing the operation, as he studies the bridge to the south. Looking up as K Company comes into sight, he looks around for an officer, asking brusquely in spanish, "Where is your commander?"

«Ground Combat» You notice William arrive at Road.
«Game» Jase changes his style to Stealth!
«Ground Combat» You notice Crocetti arrive at Road.

Phillip looks back at the commander and ahs. "Our corporal, he is our officer. Our commissar sir, he was taken injured." he probably shouldn't have said that…

Vasquez nods sharply at the command. She steps out of formation to take up a position beside the Colonel, holding the submachine gun in both hands. She follows the Colonel's attention to the others as they arrive.

Vaclav lumbers in from Brunete, among the other (mostly) fit men remaining from K Company's storming of the village. As the spaniard rattles off in his native tongue, the corporal rumbles under his breath of the man beside him, "What he say?" Vaclav knows some spanish.. but heat and a bad temper have hurt his comprehension. Speaking up after Phillip, "Here, Comrade Colonel."

«Ground Combat» You notice Vladimir arrive at Road.

«Ground Combat» Jase reloads his Mosin-Nagant!
«Ground Combat» Vladimir reloads his Mauser M1893!

William stumbles in with the rest of K Company's survivors, which isn't very high as it is already. It is evident he is one beat up guy, with many others.

Modesto looks none too pleased at the news, nor at being addressed as 'Comrade Colonel'. Lips pressed into a tight line upon his pudgy face, the Colonel states crisply, "Battallion B will move across and secure the bridge. Your men will follow, and from there drive back the Nationalist defenders. Get ready."

Phillip listens to the colonel, translating into french for Vaclav, only pausing long enough to pour some sulfa powder on his facial wound.

Crocetti moves with the rest of the company, coughing a little bit once in a while, offering a few nods to those that they will be fighting alongside.

Vaclav draws a slow breath, voicing flatly once Phillip is done, "Understood, Comrade Colonel. Is there fresh munition, water for men?"

Vladimir nods his head and reloads his rifle, getting ready for war.

Modesto glares up at the corporal at that last, apparently understanding his words well enough. "All are tired and thirsty corporal! Get your men ready now, while the Nationalists are still retreating."

Jase is realtivly fresh compared to the rest of his company, having spent most of the battle skulking around the outskirts of down rather then engaged in hard fighting. Despite his thirst, he looks quite ready to take that bridge.

Vaclav simply tightens his jaw and nods once. A crisp salute with his once again torn and bloodied arm. "Understood, Colonel. K Company, stand ready. When I order, we move south, secure bridge." Idly he checks his supply: a full gun, and one spare clip.

Phillip looks at Vaclav, reflexively translating though rather certain that from the tone alone the corporal would understand that. Turning to the Colonel he sighs. "Please sir. Forgive any intrusion or impertinence on our officer's part. He is badly wounded and rather angry at the nationalists; and there fore eager to get at them and put them in as much hurt as he."

Crocetti frowns a bit as he listens, nodding a little bit, preparing to move south, and get shot again.

Modesto simply turns and instructs the sergeant of B Battalion to form up to move onto the bridge. Once it is secured, the men of K Company will be sent to follow..

Louis stands in ranks with all the others of the mixed brigade, wetting his lips and looking south with a held breath.

Phillip adds to Vaclav in a light stage whisper in french. "Not a communist." Even so he shrugs and moves to his usual position.

Emmanuel stands beside Louis, holding his rifle in sweaty hands. He glances tothe left at his friend, givign him a weak smile and a nudge with his elbow. "See you on the other side, Comrade," he breathes before looking forward once more.

Vaclav rumbles to his comrades, "Eyes south, ready to move on my order."

Louis grins back and nods, moving out with the order.

Modesto calls out, "B Battalion, advance!"

«Ground Combat» Morgan moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» Louis moves South <S>.

Phillip cocks his own rifle, and then waits. "Once more, into the breach…"

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from Road! (2 2)
(#38) Morgan is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!

Crocetti frowns a bit at the sound of vehicle weapons, "Oh great," he mutters, shaking his head for a few moments.

"Great," Jase says with a frown, "Sounds like a tank."

From Bridge, a male voice shouts, "Heavy wire is blocking us!".

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from Road! (2 2)
Morgan is HIT by the Twin MG 34 (Alessandro) mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!
Morgan suffers 8 wound damage to his right hand.
Morgan suffers 6 wound damage to his right leg.
Morgan suffers 7 wound damage to his right leg.
«Ground Combat» Morgan has been killed!

Phillip blinks, catching the sound of a heavy machine gun. "If they have charges…I am a sappeur…."

«Ground Combat» Emmanuel moves South <S>.

«Ground Combat» You notice Emmanuel arrive at Bridge.
«Ground Combat» Emmanuel is hit by a mine!
Emmanuel suffers 13 wound damage to his right leg.
«Ground Combat» Emmanuel has been killed!

Phillip thinks trying to find the right word. "demolitions. Oui. Demolitions.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from Road! (2 2)
Louis is HIT by the Twin MG 34 (Alessandro) mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!
Louis suffers 2 wound damage to his right chest.

Vladimir curses, "Mines."

Vasquez remains at the Colonel's side as the others charge forward. She frowns as the men are mowed down, glancing up at the Colonel to check his reaction.

Vaclav tightens his jaw and grits his teeth at the bloody mess B Battallion has marched into.

"And if not, I can do some of that old wire cutting. Got a bit of training at that," the Italian offers, rather quietly.

William frowns, observing the Battalion getting cutdown from everything from vehicles to infantry fire while they are mired by mines, wire, and all the other obstacles that are funneling them into a kill zone.

From Bridge, a male voice shouts, "A tank! They have a tank!".

Emmanuel runs in… and promptly steps on a mine. Down he goes before he even gets a shot fired off.

William sighs, watching bodies fly into the air as mines detonate.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Road (2 2)!
«Ground Combat» Juan fires his MG 34 at Louis and hits!
Louis suffers 5 wound damage to his right arm.
Louis suffers 6 wound damage to his left leg.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Road (2 2)!
«Ground Combat» Encarnacion fires his MG 34 at Louis and hits!
Louis suffers 2 wound damage to his left hand.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from Road! (2 2)
Louis is HIT by the Twin MG 34 (Alessandro) mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!
Louis suffers 5 wound damage to his left leg.
Louis suffers 2 wound damage to his left hand.

Louis had somehow made it across the minefield, and though blasted by gunfire from every direction, the brigadier made it to the wire. Yet the barbed barrier lies so thick (at least ten bales worth, if one were to take the time to observe objectively) that he can make no progress, mired badly in the heavy wire.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Road (2 2)!
«Ground Combat» Juan fires his MG 34 at Louis but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Road (2 2)!
«Ground Combat» Encarnacion fires his MG 34 at Louis and hits!
Louis suffers 6 wound damage to his right chest.
«Ground Combat» Louis has been killed!

Louis' body is held upright even after death by the cloud of wire around him.

William watches as Battalion B is cut down like toy soldiers being hit by a scythe. He shakes his head sadly at the valiant waste of men.

Modesto blances at the sight. Swallowing once, he mutters under his breath, "Shit. They didnt even make it through the barb wire.."

Phillip shakes his head and voices what william thinks. "Such a waste of very good riflemen." though he's smart enough to say it in french where if anyone understand him, they may barely hear it.

"Colonel," Jase says, approaching the Spaniard and speaking ins Spanish. "Perhaps there is a better place to cross the river? Permission to go scout one out?"

Phillip looks over at Vaclav, saying quietly. Perhaps intending to get a smile. "Permission to pray?"

Modesto looks once again to K Company, and their corporal. Flatly ignoring the young american. A drawn breath, and he states, shifting into english for this, "Corporal. Order your men forward to secure the bridge."

Vasquez shakes her head slowly, attention turning back to the bridge. She shifts her grip on her gun.

William eyes the Corporal warily for the order to charge. "It is a good day to die…" he murmurs to himself in machoist bravado.

Vaclav had kept his eyes on the blood splattered bridge, and the dead men upon it, until the spanish colonel addresses him so. For a long moment, the big czech says nothing, simply keeping his blue regard fixed on the spaniard. "Repeat that order, Colonel."

"Ave Imperator, Morituri Te Salutant," Crocetti is unable to hold back, although it's barely above a whisper. 'Hail Emperor, those about to die salute you'. The Italian seems resigned to this fate, until he blinks a bit as he hears Vaclav, and turns to look at the Corporal, for a few moments.

Modesto had begun to look away until Vaclav spoke so. Flushing red, he states crisply, "Order your men forward to secure the bridge! Push the fascists back, that is an order!"

William raises his eyebrow at the Corporal's reaction to the orders, but keeps his mouth tightly shut. He watches on as the events unfold.
Phillip slowly considers the Corporal. He knows that the man is bordering on mutiny; but in the face of such overwhelming odds…maybe that's best. Even so, if ordered to march, he will; but he does tighten his grip on the rifle.

Vaclav returns his regard to the bridge. The tank waiting beyond; at least one more machine gunner; ten bales of wire; and the minefield.. His chest rises with a slowly drawn breath, expression drawn into a frown, as he reagrds the men of K Company for a long moment.

Vasquez glances back towards Vaclav, both brows lifting. Her regard turns up to the Colonel once more, looking back and forth between the two men to see what will happen next.

Phillip waits, turning slowly to stand not far from the corporal. He doesn't move threateningly, since that would be very bad right now, but he looks ready to support his officer in any way that is needed. Even if it means his own death.

Modesto's jowels quiver with anger as the corporal ignores him for the moment. "Corporal, that was not a request. I order you to move your men onto that bridge, and push back the Nationalists!"

Jase stands by, seemingly ready to do as ordered.. or maybe slip off and go back to scouting. Much less dangerous then charging across a mined bridge.

Crocetti takes a quiet step over in the direction of where Vaclav is placed, but doesn't move more than that. Glancing to Colonel, he then looks back to his comrades in arms, ready to support them, if needed.

Vaclav's jaw muscles are plain beneath the skin, as the corporal looks back to Modesto, turning the face the colonel, and rumbles in a flat, deep cadence, "I will not." So much for being a good solider. =P

William sighs in relief as the Corporal says tactfully 'no, you fucknut' to the Colonel.

Jase listens to Vaclav's refusel, equal parts relief and dread filling him. He takes glance back at the Spanish colonel.

Phillip stands at a rest position, though he does visibly tighten his hand about his rifle. Looking to the Corporal he nods solemly but doesn't move from the man's side. Ready to arrest the colonel, or possibly even shoot the man if need be.

Modesto's brown eyes narrow at Vaclav's words, drawing a breath through clenched teeth to snap out, "Vasquez! Arrest any of these men who refuse to obey thier orders! You have my permission to shoot any rebels."

William unslings his rifle, and hugs it in his arms.

Well, at that Jase's rifle comes unslung, and ready for action. Its not pointed at anyone per se- but it can be very quickly.. all he needs is the command.

Crocetti also stands ready for what might come. He takes a deep breath, before frowning a bit more as he hears Modesto's words. "They make those officers younger and younger," he mutters, in Italian.

Phillip looks right to Vasquez, asking curiously. "My orders, are not to advance. As given by my corporal. Would you shoot me for following such, in the sight of so many men dead; when knowing full well another assault on the same position would not only waste many good men, but do so much more to damage the republic's ability to fight? Men and material are few and far between…if anything, consider not the waste of lives; but the waste of ammunition…"

Vasquez lifts the submachine gun with purpose, aiming it at Vaclav. She hesitates, however, the hardened expression on her face showing a moment of doubt. She glances at the Colonel, brows drawn together as she starts to open her mouth, then snaps it shut, looking back at the men of K Brigade. "The Colonel said go," she says tightly in Spanish, jerking her head in hte direction of the bridge.

As carefully as possible, Jase slips away from the rest of his squad, he levels his rifle at the colonel.. doing his best to mask what he's doing.

Phillip shakes his head slowly, but makes no real move to intervene. He knows that the corporal is right on this one, and most likely it will be his end; but at least maybe, through this one act they can save countless other soldiers lives.

Vladimir Shakes his head, "Going there is totally suicide without proper weapons. The tank will kill us all."

Vaclav shoulders his machine gun, and regards first the colonel, then the submachine gunner. "K Company," he raises his deep voice to rumble. "Move east into Brunete. Secure town for Republic. Move out." His blue regard fixed on Modesto throughout the instructions.

Phillip looks at the corporal and then nods solemly. "I will speak with the commissar when we return. I will testify on your behalf." the words come in quick french.

William turns eastward and begins to move towards the town with some members of the Company.

Modesto shouts quickly, "Belay that order!" as Vaclav orders the men out. "Vasquez, open fire on any who leave thier positions."

Phillip doesn't turn around, walking solemly with his corporal. He has his order, and he's following it. So what if it's not what the colonel wanted.

William has had enough. He stops, and turns around, but some others continue going. "If the illustrious Colonel wants us to charge, he can go lead us himself!" he calls out tersely.

Vladimir is unsure what to do, he is just standing there, he is messed up.

Crocetti nods a little bit as he hears Vaclav's words. "Will do, corporal," the Italian offers, still keeping his eyes on both Modesto and Vasquez, as he takes a half-step, and then starting to make his way off with the rest of the Company. "That is at least something we can do, half-broken as we are," he offers.

Vasquez squeezes her eyes tightly shut for a moment. When she opens them again, her expression has hardened. Her gun is still up, aimed even yet at Vaclav, though her gaze shifts towards anyone else who might be prepared to leave, ready to switch targets.

Phillip looks right at William and then nods agreeingly.

Vaclav eyes Vasquez a moment longer, then deliberately turns and takes the first fateful step back towards Brunete. Whether any gunfire breaks out will dictate whether he takes a second step.

Jase shifts around some in his position. He's not retreating or advanncing, he's just waiting to see what Vasquez does. God help her if she opens up on Vaclav.

Phillip has turned, visibly flicking the safety off his rifle. Shaking his head he says to vasquez, though more to himself. "Don't do it girl…"

Vladimir nods his head, "He is sending his men to suicide and asking you to shoot for being relastic. We do not stand a chance against the Tank and machine gunners, not counting the mines. If you still want to shoot us for being reasonable, start from me."

Vasquez shifts her weight, tracking the Corporal as he takes that step… Then closes her eyes, lifting the front of the submachine gun so it is pointed to the sky. "Our men were cut down as if they were nothing," she hisses softly in Spanish to the Colonel. "How can we send another Brigade into that?"

Crocetti blinks a little bit as he sees what's happening right now, and Phillip turning. He then turns around as well, holding his weapon at the ready, before nodding a bit as he hears Vladimir's words.

William comes stomping back towards those in K Company who haven't turned and gone back towards the captured part of town. He eyes the Colonel, apparently with disgust in his eyes, but for now keeps his trap shut.

When Vasquez stops pointing her weapon at Vaclav, Jase stops pointing his in her direction.. instead its the colonel who gets the American's attenion.

Modesto shouts, "This is mutiny!" Before turning a glare upon Vasquez, wide eyed and furious for a moment, before turning and stepping toward a nearby command automobile.

Phillip looks at Vaclav, whispering to the man. "wish me to arrest him?"

Vaclav mutters back, "No Comrade. Just move into town." Without a backward look, the big czech steps toward the outer lines of Brunete village, leaving a trail of dripping blood behind him.

Vladimir shakes his head, "This isnt Mutiny. You are using your position badly. It is time to Retire you Colonel." he says, "You are unfit to continue your duties. Stand down and surrender." he says.

Vasquez bows her head as the Colonel steps towards his car, keeping her weaopn pointed towards the sky.

Crocetti nods a little at Vaclav's words, and turns in that direction as well, heading after the Corporal. "For what it's worth, you did the right thing," he offers, quietly.

"Bang," Jase whispers, watching the Colonel walk away.

Phillip nods solemly, moving to retreate. Looking to Vladimir he nods and then rests a hand on the man's shoulder. "Let it go." he whispers nodding back to the town. "He's lost his company, and his men. He's a shell of what he used to be. Command will not be happy with him, and further would you want to be he? Would you want to explain how you sent a whole company in to face an enemy they had no hope of surviving against? He has much to explain for, and much more to atone."

William follows the Corporal back towards the town as the furious Colonel walks off. "What a Capitalist coward," he mutters to himself, referring to the Colonel. He moves back towards the town, glad that the situation has been defused.

Vaclav barks shortly, "Zaikov! Fall in with Company!" as he overhears the russian's demand. A slowly drawn breath before he rumbles in reply to Crocetti, "We see, Comrade."

«Ground Combat» Modesto moves North <N>.

Vasquez shifts where she stands, allowing the submachine gun to hang from its strap. Her jaw tightens as she looks up, watching the other brigade as they head off.

Phillip looks back at Vasquez, nodding. "Coming?" he asks. "You're without a brigade now and we could use the extra help."

Before Jase walks off to follow his company, he flashes Vasquez a bit of a grin, "Hey. Got any spare ammo for that thing you can lend me?" A pause. "And thanks."

Crocetti falls back a step or two, turning to look over at Vasquez, before he nods a bit at Phillip's words, "We'd appreciate the extra help," he offers, quietly.

Vasquez turns her attention to Phillip, frowning at him. That frown turns to the others as she studies them. Then looks back over her shoulder at the remains of her comrades. Slowly, she nods. "No where else to go," she says in rough English. She looks back to Jase at his question, hesitating a moment before giving a slight nod. "Some," she says. "And do not thank me. I…" she cuts herself offwith a shrug.

"..did the right thing," Jase finishing for her, "Crossing that bridge is madness. Better to find another way across." He holds out a hand, however, perhaps waiting for that spare largo ammo.

Vasquez glances towards Jase, giving the man another one of her frowns. "I will give it to your Corporal, and allow him to split it up as he sees fit," she says in Spanish, her steps moving to follow after the rest of the men in K Brigade.

Jase just nods at that, dropping his hand before glancing at Vaclav, "Should we dig in here, Comrade?" he asks, reslinging his rifle as he peers across the river.

Vaclav answers half looking back over his shoulder, "Occupy Brunete. See if town have fucking water." With that he steps into the captured town.

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