The Nationalist Counterattack

Where: Brunete town
Who: Crocetti, Konstantinov, Marchand, Phillip, Roland, Vaclav, William
When: July, 1937

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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
2. Slit Trench
3. Slit Trench

«Announcement from Pestilence!» The shelling of Republic positions began an hour after sunrise. By midday, the fight in the skies overhead had been resolved, and dominance of the air lay firmly in the hands of the Nationalists. Only the greenest, or most desperate troops could fail to know that an assault will follow.

Marchand looks over as the corporal moves into the slit trench. "Do you expect the fascists to cross the river directly? Why not blow up the bridge?"

Phillip looks as he has an idea to say on that, but doesn't move. No, speak when ordered to.

Marchand tilts his head and arches his brows with the question.

Vaclav frowns and looks south as he answers Marchand. "Bridge mined. Tank. Much wire. Not get close enough to be blow up. Fascists will maybe cross up river. East. March from there." A shrug, "Command say ready from south, west, east."

Marchand grunts and mutters something like "Great" in a lowered voice. He glances east, where the town stretches along the river, then west where the town draws along the water to the bridge. "I'll bet they won't charge through water directly across the river here. So south is not going to be our problem."

Phillip ahs some and nods, before looking over at March. "Don't bet on that." he says with a chuckle. "That's one thing I do remember from the trading. This river, it's got steep banks. Anywhere they come across, the enemy will be high and dry; as the americans say, when they come out of the water. And, their tanks can't ford water. It is something of an achillies heel of the design."

Marchand adds, "If I were an engineer, I'd be mining the road right across from that bridge."

Vaclav nods once. "Plain sight. Too slow, cross under fire." Blue eyes narrow on the west. "If we have engineers, we lay many mines. If we have mines." A dry curl to the corporal's lips, a flat sniff, and a moment later the stoic frown is firmly back in place.

Crocetti shakes his head a little as he looks around rather carefully. "Maybe they'll send some people from all sides…" he comments, before he adds, "Well, if you need engineers, just let me know," he offers.

Marchand turns his head to look over to the Italian. "There you go, comrade." and smiles a bit.

Phillip looks at Vaclav and then thinks. "I do not know how much has changed, but when I was wounded and captured; I remember that the banks of the river were dry grasses. If we start a fire; it will quickly engulf everyone or everything in the area. Soldiers do not shoot well when trying to keep from being torched…"

William smirks at Phillip's comment. "So we'll go back to the Medieval Ages and shoot fire arrows over to burn them at the stakes?"

Phillip shakes his head. "Molotov cocktail." he says grinning darkly.

Vaclav looks over his shoulder toward Crocetti as the italian speaks up. A nod, "There you go," he repeats, "Try it, comrade. West of town."

Crocetti nods a little bit, "Do we have any of the mines around?" he asks, after a few moments, before he adds, "It would probably do some real good."

Marchand sighs a bit. "But the boy's certainly right." nodding his head to Phillip. "The tank can't cross the river. If it's positioned on the bridge, guarding the bridge, you can guarantee that's so soldiers can cross when they attack." And he emphasizes, "Right behind it as it crosses."

William hmms, "But I thought that the bridge was mined?"

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Marchand chuckles, "Not by us. They know where they put all their mines."

Vaclav sniffs once, and rumbles to Crocetti, "That is problem, yes." A shake of his head, "Not worry, comrade. Just keep gun."

William hmms. "Could observe them as they come through and target places they avoid… hopefully set off some mines and kill them. But one can only dream."

Crocetti glances over at William. "If someone would dream things that would happen…" he remarks.

Marchand looks around. "Need a scout posted, comrade. Someone positioned to view the bridge or the land just this side of it. When sees tank, runs back here to you to report."

Phillip hmms some, cleaning his rifle a moment before smiling. "If they see the tank, the tank will see them, and the scout will become perforated." Looking down some he grins adding. "I can't run…"

Marchand shakes his head. "I've commanded an armoured car before. Trust me, a rifleman will see one of those things long before they spot him….unless he's stupid enough to shoot at it first before running."

Vaclav frowns and grinds his teeth for a moment, eyeing the west, before rumbling in reply, "Marchand. Crocetti. Engelbretson. Move west, keep eyes south and west. Can see bridgehead from there. Shout at contact."

Phillip looks at Marchand and then hmms some. Shaking his head in a "couldn't be" kind of way, he just looks back to his brace. Poking at it, he actually moves to take it off and put the thing in his pack. Standing up some, he moves his leg. The limp is a bit pronounced, but he seems sturdy on it.

Roland shakes his head to conversation between philip and marchand. "You think too much 2 sided." he says pointing at river. "I can watch the bridge from river and come back if I see the tank without being detected."

Marchand speaks quickly, "Yes, comrade." to Vaclav's words, moving to lift himself out from the trench and move through the city.

Marchand heads off West.

Crocetti nods a little bit as he hears that, "Will do," he offers to the corporal, as he starts moving in the direction of the west.

«Ground Combat» Roland moves out of Slit Trench.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti moves West <W>.

«Equipment» Roland picks up Dynamite.

Marchand is looking west, trying to keep himself hidden in the shadows cast by the trench. He glances back for a moment as Crocetti arrives, and mutters, "Was wondering if I should take a peek at the bridge, scout ahead just for a look and come back."

Crocetti nods, turning his attention towards the south. "The problem with that would be if they suddenly attack," he offers, quietly.

Marchand gives a nod. "Yeah. Not much cover, but it is the city, with buildings. The trench extends over there."

Marchand hrmmms. "You're right, though. Wouldn't have trench cover over there."

Crocetti nods, "See anyone yet?" he asks, keeping his attention towards the river area, for the moment.

Marchand shakes his head. "No. Not yet. And I should at least see a tank if it crosses."

Roland nods his head to phillip, "We should get ready."

Marchand mutters with a glance to the Italian, "What about at the river?" Then the man blinks, "Tank crossed the river!!!"
Marchand points west, "The bridge. A tank just crossed. It's coming."
Marchand looks again, "Troops along with it. Get word back to the corporal, quick!"

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from Road! (2 4)
(#121) Crocetti is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!

Marchand tries to aim his rifle, but fails, "Run! Troops with the tank. A whole squad at least."

Phillip groans. "And there is the tank. So they did cross the bridge…"

Crocetti nods, and starts moving towards the east, "Will do. You'll be able to hold on here?" he asks, ducking as the MGs start firing at him.
«Ground Combat» Crocetti moves East <E>.

Phillip nods solemly, dropping the extra molotov he has. Careful NOT to break it. Checking his rifle he nods more to Roland. "And so, it begins."

Marchand lines up his sights on one of the infantrymen.

Crocetti comes along the trench, at a quick run. "Tank crossed, and brought lots of infantry…" he says, before pausing for a few second to catch his breath. "A whole squad, it seems…"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!
«Ground Combat» Marchand snipes Marco and hits!
Marco suffers 3 wound damage to its left arm.

Vaclav frowns darkly at the report and nods, "how many?"

Marchand fires off a shot, then quickly ducks to move away.

William frowns as he hears the distant sound of heavy weaponry being fired. He also turns his attention towards the bridge and watches the tank rumble by, followed by infantry escorts.

Phillip watches and blinks. "Contacts, mocing up fast." he says, leaning from the trench to take time to set up his own little sharpshooter's bag of sand to rest his rifle upon.

"According to Marchand, it's a full squad or so," Crocetti replies, a bit more quietly, as he glances back towards the west.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (3 4)!
«Ground Combat» Marchand fires his Mauser M1893 at Mario but misses!

«Ground Vehicles» You notice PzKpfw 1 arrive at City.

Marchand fires off another round with a snapshot, the shot going wild this time.

Konstantinov has been crouched in the trench, like the watchful spider that he is. He cannot stay low and quiet with the tank approaching, however. He also frowns, his gaze drifting from the approaching tank to the air. This does not bode well. Not well at all.

«Game» Konstantinov tries to inspire the troops!

Roland Shakes his head, "Panzer on top of him."

Phillip gahs. "Tank's coming in fast from the west."

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Road (2 4)!
«Ground Combat» Giustiani fires his Chauchat at Marchand but misses!

«Ground Combat» You notice Mario arrive at City.
«Ground Combat» You notice Marco arrive at City.

«Equipment» Phillip has dropped Molotov.

Marchand looks up to the tank, spotting it, ducking down to move through the trench.

«Ground Combat» Mario moves into Slit Trench.

Marchand breaks into a run as an enemy reaches the trench.

«Game» Vaclav changes his style to Banzai!

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

Mario hops into the trench, a mean look on his face, his bayonet ready!

«Ground Combat» Marchand moves East <E>.

Marchand runs from the west, down the trenchline. "Enemy squad with tank. Machine gun setting up on this side of bridge!"

«Ground Combat» Marco moves into Slit Trench.

Phillip hmms. "The poor bastards."

«Ground Combat» You notice Giustiani arrive at City.

«Game» Marchand changes his style to TakeCover!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Giustiani and hits!
Giustiani suffers 8 wound damage to his right leg.

Marchand ducks down, taking cover as he tries to turn and look back towards the enemy.

«Game» Konstantinov assists Vaclav!

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

«Game» Roland changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Mosin-Nagant at Mario but misses!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!

«Ground Combat» Roland snipes Mario and hits!
Mario suffers 6 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» Mario has been killed!

«Ground Combat» Giustiani deploys his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Vaclav fires his Chauchat at Giustiani and hits!
Giustiani suffers 8 wound damage to his right chest.
Giustiani suffers 1 wound damage to his right arm.
«Ground Combat» Giustiani has been killed!

«Game» Konstantinov assists Vaclav!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)
(#190) Phillip is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!

Marchand tries to draw a bead on the machine gunner, but when the man is flung by Vaclav's rounds, the aim's soon lost. "That tank. Dynamite's all we have, I guess."

William tries to handle his rifle the best he can, steadying it upon a sandbag and aiming the best he can. Apparently he dares not fire to preserve ammunition… whatever he has left.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Phillip fires his Mosin-Nagant at Marco but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Marco but misses!

Roland places a bullet direclty to the head of mario, he grins and places another bullet to his rifle. He aims for Marco

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

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!
«Ground Combat» Roland snipes Marco and hits!
Marco suffers 2 wound damage to its right arm.

Phillip grins. "I have a molotov." he says, smirking at Marchand. "In fact, I think if we can take out the company, I'll torch the tank…"

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)
(#190) Phillip is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!

Marchand fires off a snap shot at Marco. "Blast. The trench is giving them cover."

«Ground Combat» Vaclav reloads his Chauchat!

Konstantinov is as he ever is in this sort of situation. Low in the trench, providing some aid and rallying words, but not sticking his neck out any farther than necessary. Though, when a tank is near, any position can't really be called safe.

«Game» Phillip unwields his Mosin-Nagant!

William fires at the enemy who is coming down the trench. He watches as the Brigadiers on the western side of this trench system desperately fight off the enemy infantry, but the enemy tank blasts them to bits.

«Game» Phillip wields his Molotov!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Marco but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (3 4)!
«Ground Combat» Marco fires its Mauser M1893 at Vaclav but misses!

«Game» William assists Roland!

Crocetti fires at Marco, missing now. Shaking his head for a few seconds.

Phillip pulls out the bottle. "Keep their heads down. This probably won't do much, but it will get their attention I wager."

Marchand lifts his rifle, taking the time to aim it carefully for Marco.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)
(#184) Vaclav is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!

«Game» Konstantinov tries to inspire the troops!

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

Roland rises his rifle but he does notices he is going to miss, he ducks back again to save the bullet.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!
«Ground Combat» Marchand snipes Marco and hits!
Marco suffers 3 wound damage to his right hand.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (5 4)!

From City, a male voice shouts, "Help! Moros to the east!".

Marchand fires off his shot, cooly watching as Marco's hand goes bloodied and flung back.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti tries to fire his Mosin-Nagant at Marco but his weapon is jammed!

William hmms as he feels that it is better to assist the better marksmen. He whispers to Roland, "The bastard is moving a bit… he ought to be behind the crate."

«Game» William assists Roland!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!
«Ground Combat» Roland snipes Marco with his Scoped Mosin-Nagant but misses!

«Game» Konstantinov assists Roland!

Marchand speaks low, "Someone said Moros crossed to the east. Someone please look east."

Phillip grins. "Wish me luck comrades…"

Phillip starts to stalk in the direction of the tank.

Marchand lines up his sights on Marco again, patiently.

«Ground Combat» Phillip moves West <W>.

Crocetti aims again, and growls when his weapon jams. Letting out a string of Italian curses, frowning a bit more as he works on unjamming it.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (5 4)!
«Ground Combat» Louis II fires his Mosin-Nagant at Raisuni but misses!

Marchand whispers, "Good luck, Phillip." to himself, looking through his sights.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!
«Ground Combat» Marchand snipes Marco with his Mauser M1893 but misses!

William calls out to his Comrades as a warning. "The enemy is approaching the trench system in the east!"

Vaclav swings his regard east at William's shout, with a curse.

Marchand frowns as his shot misses the infantryman. "I'll have to take out the tank."

«Game» William assists Roland!

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

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!
«Ground Combat» Roland snipes Marco with his Scoped Mosin-Nagant but misses!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Game» Marchand changes his style to Banzai!

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki moves into Slit Trench.
«Ground Combat» Rais moves into Slit Trench.

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

«Game» Konstantinov unjams Vaclav's Chauchat!

Vaclav curses at the jam, shouting, "Moros in eastern trench!"

«Game» Crocetti unjams his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (3 4)!

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

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

Marchand lifts himself out of cover, rifle lifted as he moves west.

«Ground Combat» Raisuni moves into Slit Trench.

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki moves to engage Louis II in close quarters combat, and succeeds!
«Ground Combat» Rais moves to engage Louis II in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

William taps Roland on the shoulder. "There they are! There in the trench," he says excitedly, pointing eastward.

«Game» William assists Roland!

«Ground Combat» Marchand moves West <W>.

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

«Game» William assists Roland!

«Game» Konstantinov unjams Vaclav's Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!
«Ground Combat» Roland snipes Marco and hits!
Marco suffers 8 wound damage to its right chest.
«Ground Combat» Marco has been killed!

William says "That one! He's open!"

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki attacks Louis II in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 and hits! Louis II suffers 6 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» Louis II has been killed!

Crocetti turns his attention over towards the east now, letting the people on the other side take care of the tank. Lining up his shot…

William frowns as a Comrade to the east was stabbed in the head! The Brigaders to the east are also being overwhelmed in deadly hand-to-hand, getting killed left and right.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav reloads his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Raisuni but misses!

Roland notices Marco is at open, he holds his breath and pulls the trigger, he places a bullet to the lung of the enemy facist which penetrates his body and makes him collapse…

…and the Italian's shot misses.

William taps Roland frantically. "Comrade, to the east! They are overrunning us! Look!" He points eastward.

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

«Ground Combat» Raisuni deploys his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You notice al'Tomuki arrive at City.
«Ground Combat» You notice Rais arrive at City.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Konstantinov fires his Tokarev TT-33 at Rais and hits!
Rais suffers 5 wound damage to his right hand.

«Game» William assists Roland!

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki moves to engage Konstantinov in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

William frowns as the enemy begins moving into this section of the trenches.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at al'Tomuki but misses!

Konstantinov sticks his neck up as the Nationalists start to come in toward their trenches, leveling his pistol at one of them. He fires off a shot, hitting Rais in the hand. For the People.

Vaclav growls, and then shouts, "Throw them down, comrades!" gripping his gun for a swing..

«Ground Combat» Rais moves to engage Vaclav in close quarters combat, but fails.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves to engage Rais in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

Crocetti fires at the advancing enemies, missing the shot now. Growling he lowers his weapon.

«Game» William assists Roland!

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

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki attacks Konstantinov in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Konstantinov fires his Tokarev TT-33 at al'Tomuki but misses!

William points to the machinegunner for Roland. "The machinegunner is going to cut us down! Hurry," he pleads.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Rais in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Rais suffers 2 bruise damage to his abdomen.

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

William ducks as machine gun fire wizzes past, missing.

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki attacks Konstantinov in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Rais attacks Vaclav in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 and hits! Vaclav suffers 3 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» William fires his Kar98k at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Roland fires his Scoped Mosin-Nagant at Rais and hits!
Rais suffers 8 wound damage to his right arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Konstantinov fires his Tokarev TT-33 at al'Tomuki and hits!
al'Tomuki suffers 5 wound damage to his right hand.

Vaclav grunts as the bayonet tears his hand, snarling and swinging again..

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Rais in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Rais suffers 2 bruise damage to his left leg.

William fires a round off at the enemy machinegunner before he moves to engage the nearby threats via hand to hand.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti moves to engage al'Tomuki in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Combat» (#9294) PzKpfw 1 has arrived at City (3,4)

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

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki attacks Konstantinov in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 but Konstantinov blocks it!

«Ground Combat» Rais attacks Vaclav in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 but Vaclav blocks it!

«Game» Roland changes his style to TakeCover!
«Game» William changes his style to Standard!

«Ground Combat» William moves to engage Rais in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Konstantinov fires his Tokarev TT-33 at Rais but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Rais in melee combat with his Chauchat but Rais blocks it!

Roland ducks as the stress of him is too high, he looks at his comrades are fighting. He tries to shoot again.

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki attacks Konstantinov in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Rais attacks Vaclav in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 but Vaclav blocks it!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Roland fires his Scoped Mosin-Nagant at al'Tomuki and hits!
al'Tomuki suffers 6 wound damage to his left arm.

William moves closer with his bayonet ready for a thrust… hopefully a killing thrust.

Crocetti moves to engage the enemy that seems to be going for Konstantinov now, rifle readied to try turning the enemy into a piece of meat.

Konstantinov scrambles away from al'Tomuki, gripping his pistol tightly, his stubby fingers working quickly as he fires it at the fascist.

«Ground Combat» William attacks Rais in melee combat with his Kar98k and hits! Rais suffers 2 wound damage to his head.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Rais in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Rais suffers 9 bruise damage to his left chest.
«Ground Combat» Rais has been knocked unconscious!

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks al'Tomuki in melee combat with his Mosin-Nagant but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Konstantinov fires his Tokarev TT-33 at al'Tomuki and hits!
al'Tomuki suffers 2 wound damage to his right leg.

William cuts the enemy in the back of the neck as the Corporal swings the machine gun and knocks the enemy out cold.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Roland fires his Scoped Mosin-Nagant at al'Tomuki but misses!

«Ground Combat» Raisuni reloads his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki attacks Konstantinov in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 and hits! Konstantinov suffers 1 wound damage to his left leg.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks al'Tomuki with his bare hands! Crocetti misses!

al'Tomuki presses on thrusting and shrieking, "Allah Akbar!"

«Ground Combat» William moves to engage al'Tomuki in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves to engage al'Tomuki in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

William moves closer to the enemy and prepares for a killing blow.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Konstantinov fires his Tokarev TT-33 at al'Tomuki but misses!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

Crocetti growls as his attack with the gun misses, and then drops it down a bit, to attack the enemy with his bare hands instead.

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

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks al'Tomuki with his bare hands! al'Tomuki suffers 4 bruise damage to his left hand.

«Ground Combat» William attacks al'Tomuki in melee combat with his Kar98k but al'Tomuki blocks it!

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki attacks Konstantinov in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 and hits! Konstantinov suffers 3 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks al'Tomuki in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! al'Tomuki suffers 6 bruise damage to his left arm.

Konstantinov lets out a curse in Russian as al'Tomuki strikes his leg with a bayonet. It's only a scratch, but the commissar is unused to those who dare to try and wound him.

William thrusts, but the enemy somehow parries his thrust. "Bah!" he says as he moves back and gets ready to swipe the enemy with his blade.

Roland cries out, "Someone help me! The Machine gunner is trying to kill me!"

Vaclav steps in with a hard swing and wordless shout, cracking the moro's arm, before shouting blindly at Roland, "Then kill him first!"

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

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

«Ground Combat» William attacks al'Tomuki in melee combat with his Kar98k but misses!

Konstantinov lets out another curse as al'Tomuki's blade sinks into his chest. That one stung.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Konstantinov fires his Tokarev TT-33 at al'Tomuki but misses!
«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks al'Tomuki with his bare hands! Crocetti misses!

«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki attacks Konstantinov in melee combat with his Mauser M1893 and hits! Konstantinov suffers 4 wound damage to his right hand.

William swings his blade, but misses the enemy by a wide margin.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks al'Tomuki in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! al'Tomuki suffers 4 bruise damage to his abdomen.

«Ground Combat» You notice Marchand arrive at City.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)
(#1541) Marchand is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9294) PzKpfw 1!

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

«Ground Combat» William attacks al'Tomuki in melee combat with his Kar98k and hits! al'Tomuki suffers 6 wound damage to his left chest.
«Ground Combat» al'Tomuki has been killed!

Marchand runs from where sounds of explosions and blasts are heard. "One tank immobile. Other has a nick in its armour. No more grenades to attack it with!"

Crocetti moves in for another attack at al'Tomuki, frowning as he misses this time. He is unable to hold back a comment as he hears Roland, though. "They tend to do that in war," he offers.

From City, a male voice shouts, "I could use some more explosives…the first one's moving again…".

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

William stabs the enemy deeply in the left chest, and goes through and through. He twists his blade accompanied by a sickly squishy noise and kicks the dead enemy off his bayonet.

«Game» William loots the body of Rais

Roland says "there is a dynamite and molotov here." he points his feet. He is shaking."

«Game» Marchand changes his style to TakeCover!

«Game» William loots the body of al'Tomuki

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!

«Ground Combat» Crocetti fires his Mosin-Nagant at Raisuni but misses!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City!
«Ground Combat» Roland snipes Raisuni and hits!
Hits hard cover.

Marchand calls out, "Phillips needs help. More dynamite and a Molotov. I'll take what I can back."

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!
«Ground Combat» Marchand fires his Astra Model 400 at Rais but misses!

«Ground Combat» William moves to engage Rais in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

Marchand pings off a shot with his pistol at the Morroccan as he passes.

William moves closer to the knocked out man with the intent of killing him with his blade.

Vaclav nods once, "Take it comrade! Quickly!" Barking to William, "Finish this one, I take other."

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves East <E>.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)
«Ground Combat» Raisuni reloads his Chauchat!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)
Phillip is HIT by the Twin MG 34 (Alessandro) mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!
Phillip suffers 7 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» Phillip has been killed!

Marchand turns as he hears what the corporal said, trying to make his way towards the Molotov and dynamite stick.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from City (5 4)!
«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Chauchat at Vaclav but misses!
Raisuni fires off a swift burst at the bloodied brigadier as Vaclav comes into reach.

[RepSpa] Phillip says, "and I died."

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves to engage Raisuni in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

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

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat but misses!

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

«Ground Combat» You notice Crocetti arrive at City.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Raisuni suffers 8 bruise damage to his right arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (4 4)!

«Ground Combat» Crocetti moves to engage Raisuni in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

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

Crocetti comes up from behind, moving to the other direction of Raisuni, compared to where the Corporal's attacking from.

Vaclav scowls and snarls, rearing back with his own machine gun- barking a sharp, "HA!" as the fascist's gun jams, before swinging.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat but Raisuni blocks it!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from City (4 4)!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Raisuni suffers 8 bruise damage to his abdomen.

«Game» Raisuni unjams his Chauchat!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks Raisuni with his bare hands! Raisuni suffers 1 bruise damage to his abdomen.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Raisuni suffers 2 bruise damage to his left leg.

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

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

Crocetti moves in for a punch at the enemy, right after the Corporal's attack. Then waiting for a few moments for his next attack.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks Raisuni with his bare hands! Crocetti misses!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat but Raisuni blocks it!

«Game» Raisuni unjams his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» You notice William arrive at City.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat but Raisuni blocks it!

«Ground Combat» You notice Marchand arrive at City.

Marchand runs in from the west, a stick of dynamite in hand.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks Raisuni with his bare hands! Raisuni suffers 4 bruise damage to his right hand.

«Game» Marchand unwields his Dynamite!

William comes in from the east, rushing the beleagured Nationalist.

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

«Ground Combat» William moves to engage Raisuni in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Raisuni suffers 2 bruise damage to his head.

Vaclav barks out, "What of west??"

«Game» Marchand wields his Astra Model 400!

William moves closer to the enemy, bayonet ready for a lethal kill.

«Ground Combat» You notice Roland arrive at City.
«Ground Combat» You notice Konstantinov arrive at City.

Crocetti swings for Raisuni again, this time for the man's hand. "Memento mori," he growls at the fascist. Favorite words, at the moment?

Marchand slides the dynamite into his belt, pulling out a pistol. "We took a prisoner. I'll finish this guy off and go for the tank"

«Ground Combat» William attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Kar98k but Raisuni blocks it!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat but Raisuni blocks it!

«Game» Roland changes his style to Stealth!

William thrusts, but the enemy blocks it with his hefty machine gun.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (5 4)!
«Ground Combat» Marchand fires his Astra Model 400 at Raisuni but misses!

Marchand fires off a shot with the pistol, but the crowd of his own men makes the aim go wild.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks Raisuni with his bare hands! Crocetti misses!

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Raisuni suffers 2 bruise damage to his right leg.

«Game» Raisuni unjams his Chauchat!

«Ground Combat» William attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Kar98k and hits! Raisuni suffers 1 wound damage to his left leg.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (5 4)!
«Ground Combat» Marchand fires his Astra Model 400 at Raisuni and hits!
Raisuni suffers 6 wound damage to his right arm.

Crocetti frowns as he misses again, but gets ready for another attack at the fascist.

Marchand blows a hole in the man's arm with his pistol shot. "Surrender yet, fascist?"

Raisuni is bloodied and torn, but- allah willing, he'll Take the enemy gunnery down with him!

«Ground Combat» Raisuni fires his Chauchat at Vaclav and hits!
Vaclav suffers 4 wound damage to his left chest.
Vaclav suffers 2 wound damage to his left chest.

William nips the enemy in the left leg as the enemy moves out, but this has become a stabbing orgy.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks Raisuni with his bare hands! Raisuni suffers 1 bruise damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» William attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Kar98k and hits! Raisuni suffers 4 wound damage to his right chest.

Marchand frowns, lifting the pistol to ready another shot.

Vaclav is staggered back several paces, as the bullets blast into him; one shoulder hitting the wall of the shallow trench, the grim corporal grits his teeth, sucks in a hissing breath, through bared teeth, and rocks forward at the moroccan once again.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav attacks Raisuni in melee combat with his Chauchat and hits! Raisuni suffers 9 bruise damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Pistols from City (5 4)!
«Ground Combat» Marchand fires his Astra Model 400 at Raisuni and hits!
Raisuni suffers 6 wound damage to his abdomen.

«Ground Combat» Konstantinov reloads his Tokarev TT-33!

Marchand shoots the man in the gut this time, but the Morrocan still squirms.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti attacks Raisuni with his bare hands! Raisuni suffers 3 bruise damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» Raisuni has been knocked unconscious!

William gashes the enemy in the right chest with his bayonnet, creating a nasty wound. He grins as the enemy begins to crumble and fall to his knees, death in sight.

Marchand hrmphs. "Take his weapons." as he squats down to reload.

Crocetti almost moves to tackles the Moroccan enemy now, at the last time aiming his elbow for the side of the man's head, with a bit of a grimace.

Vaclav nods once, turning to look back west. "Tank," he pronounces flatly.

«Ground Combat» Roland moves out of Slit Trench.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (4 4)
(#202) Roland is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9294) PzKpfw 1!

«Game» Marchand loots the body of Raisuni

«Game» Roland changes his style to Sprint!

Marchand draws the weapons off the unconcious Moro, "Machine gun ammo for you, Corporal." before turning to look west again.

Vaclav nods once, scooping the 8mm shells up.. dripping on the trench floorboards.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (4 4)
(#202) Roland is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9294) PzKpfw 1!

«Ground Combat» Roland moves into Brunete.

«Game» Marchand unwields his Astra Model 400!
«Game» Marchand wields his Dynamite!

Roland runs inside the brunette. He jumps in and waits there…
Marchand holsters the pistol, drawing up a new stick of dynamite.

William ties up the enemy with another pair of boot laces. "That's two prisoners, aye." He watches as the survivors of K Company begin to diffuse throughout the entire trench system again.

Vaclav looks back at Marchand, as the american draws out the explosive. "Have molotov, Comrade?"

Marchand "I have one too. Two explosives. Someone assist with another one."

«Ground Combat» Marchand moves West <W>.

Marchand runs down the trenchline, a stick of dynamite in his hand.

William frowns as a few Brigadiers are cut down by the tank to the east. Their bodies seem to bounce as machine gun rounds pierce their soft flesh and they are pinned against the trench walls before they finally collapse, riddled with bullets.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (4 4)
(#1541) Marchand is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9294) PzKpfw 1!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (3 4)
(#1541) Marchand is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9227) PzKpfw 1!

«Ground Combat» Roland moves out of Brunete.

Marchand shouts to the prisoner in passing, "I'll stuff this up your rear if that tank shoots at me again!" Turning to the tank, "Hear that!"

«Ground Combat» Marchand moves out of Slit Trench.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (4 4)
Marchand is HIT by the Twin MG 34 (Von Erich) mounted on (#9294) PzKpfw 1!
Marchand suffers 5 wound damage to his right chest.
«Ground Combat» Marchand has been killed!

«Ground Combat» Roland moves into Brunete.

William frowns as the veteran is cut down like the other Brigadiers. "Bloody…" he murmurs.

Vaclav draws his lips into a tight line, scowling at the fate of the marine. "Comrades, Get fuck out," he growls. "Now! Move north!"

Marchand is knocked back by the impact of the tank's gun, his hand letting loose of the dynamite. It rolls under his body as it falls, though.

Crocetti frowns as he watches, holding back for a few moments, "Anyone with resent wounds, move first?" he suggests, holding his ground at the moment.

«Ground Combat» Roland fires his Molotov at PzKpfw 1 but misses!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from City! (4 4)
(#184) Vaclav is missed by the Twin MG 34 mounted on (#9294) PzKpfw 1!

Roland turns to others, "You go! Blow it up!"

Vaclav barks out again, as the bullets riddle the whitewashed houses, "NOW! Move, comrades, north. NOW!"

William gulps as he looks at the tank, then north again.

«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves out of Slit Trench.
Vaclav shouts, "MOVE COMRADES! MOVE NOW!".

«Game» Roland wields his Scoped Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Konstantinov moves out of Slit Trench.

William begins climbing out of the trench to retreat.
«Ground Combat» William moves out of Slit Trench.

«Game» Vaclav changes his style to Sprint!

«Ground Combat» Roland moves out of Brunete.
Roland Starts running north

Crocetti looks towards the tank, and holds back for a few moments, looking up from the trench, and waving his rifle in the tank's direction. That done, he prepares to move out of the trench, when the others have started.

«Ground Combat» Crocetti moves out of Slit Trench.

Vaclav waves the men along, taking NCO's prerogative to get the squad out ahead of him. "Move! Move!"

«Ground Vehicles» PzKpfw 1 arrives from City!
«Ground Vehicles» PzKpfw 1 moves East <E>.
«Ground Vehicles» You notice PzKpfw 1 arrive at City.

Vaclav adds with a frown- looking back over one shoulder, as the tank rumbles closer, "MOVE FASTER!"

«Ground Combat» Konstantinov moves North <N>.
«Ground Combat» Roland moves North <N>.
«Ground Combat» William moves North <N>.

Crocetti frowns as the tank comes closer, throwing himself down to the ground for a few moments, then crawling until he thinks he's far enough away from the tank to start running. "Let us run like the wind, Corporal," he offers.

Vaclav shouts, "CROCETTI, SHUT UP, AND MOVE!".
«Ground Combat» Crocetti moves North <N>.
«Ground Combat» Vaclav moves North <N>.

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Coordinates : 5 5

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.

Roland shouts, "RUN RUN RUN!".

Crocetti frowns a bit as he keeps on running, at the rear of the group. Looking at where the others are running, for now.

Vaclav continues running, slowing his pace only once other lag further back. Like Croectti he spares the occasional look back, but does'nt linger long enough for a close look.

«Announcement from Pestilence!» Spearheaded by an armoured column of nazi Panzers, and with near total dominance of the air, the Nationalist counterattack erased the hard fought gains that the Republic's forces had managed to win over the past week's constant fighting. Though facing steep casualties, the decicive advantage of the Condor Legion carried the field. With the sun going down, the two battered armies settled in to reorganize overnight.

City
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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. Villanueva de la Canada
2. Aid Station

William huffs and puffs as they finally reached the alternate position. Catching his breath after a few moments, he murmurs, "Should have killed those prisoners…"

Konstantinov is hauled in, bloody. A rare position for the commissar.

Phillip drags himself in, looking like crap. Covered in dirt, bits of tank, tank driver and gunner, and a nice spattering of what looks to be grey paint. Big flakes of it. "Next time they send tanks after us, remind me to carry more ammunition?" He actually beats most of the squad there, but not by choice. Taking time to be tended to from the concussion having been too damn close to a tank when it caught fire.

«Ground Vehicles» Rolls Royce Ambulance arrives from City!
(From Rolls Royce Ambulance) Rolls Royce Ambulance comes rushing in, carrying the bodies of wounded.

Marchand is hauled out of the ambulance, his chest wrapped with bandages. The man's passed out, but still breathing.

Vaclav comes into the town, drenched in sweat from the afternoon run over open fields. Abruptly, the men who had been posted to hold Villaneuva de la Canada while the fighting went on to the south are put at work digging in.

William frowns as the survivors of K Company reconvene… only 50% or so made it out alive it seems.

William helps the medical staff the best he can with the wounded.

Marchand is dropped from the stretcher onto a bed of straw in the aid station, the medic corpsmen rushing to attend another badly wounded soldier from the battle to hold Brunete.

William moves to assist the Kommissar into the Aid Station.

Phillip moves some, waving off the doctors and nurses. Standing, he mechancially puts back on that brace of his and then walk/limps over to check on marchand. "How you feeling comrade? I think, in future, we need to follow plan b. Which of course is always twice as much explosives as plan A."

Konstantinov is hauled into the aid station. He's not in shape to protest. Not that he would. The commissar expects the best medical attention available. And, if he doesn't get it, somebody's getting shot.

Marchand is out of it. His chest wound from that tank's machine gun has been patched up, already treated by a surgeon of the medical team that discovered him and Phillip bloodied in the field, but the man's body is too exhausted, too shaken by the injury to respond right now.

Phillip sighs some, shaking his head. March it seems took the worst of it. Looking over to see the Commissar he hmms some, but keeps those thoughts to himself.

Phillip stands, walking away from Marchand to check on the Commissar. Grunting some he sighs and looks at the man, perhaps considering something…

Konstantinov is out and sleeping like a baby.

Marchand is laying exhausted, his body resting asleep at the moment on a straw bed in the aid station. The chest wrapped with bandages, he's finally free from the battle for Brunete.

William watches as the wounded are taken care off and he walks out.

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