Defend The Institute

Pedagogical Institute

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Pedagogical Institute

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Coordinates : 4 4

The city is home to several institutions of higher learning and technical training, many of which are clustered in this area. One of the largest is the Stalingrad Industrial Pedagogical Institute, which occupies several blocks in this zone of the city. Primarily a teachers' college, but it instructs in other high disciplines as well, including mathematics and some of the natural sciences. Its library has one of the larger - albeit still State-approved - collections in the city.

The Institute is dangerously bombed-out, hit several times by the German Luftwaffe. Rubble is everywhere, making fighting perilous in some ways and stealthier in others.

It is currently dusk.

Sub-Rooms :

1. Foxhole

2. Main Archway

3. Second Floor Balcony

4. Rooftop

Contents

Maschenko - 2. Main Archway

Vladmir - 2. Main Archway

Yulia - 2. Main Archway

Gregor - 2. Main Archway

Liliya - 2. Main Archway

Sokolof - 2. Main Archway

Windows West <W> Windows East <E>

South <S> North <N>

The Fascist army has stormed Stalingrad, quickly overrunning the Soviet defenses to the south and west. The City in Ruins has become a battleground, rifle fire heard at nearly every hour of the day as the Germans tear forward and secure more and more positions within the city.

Having received word of a German battalion headed for the area of Stalingrad's Pedagogical Institute, a Sergeant shook all of you awake at dusk and dispatched you to back up the Soviet 62nd army, holed up around this once-proud building. An assault is expected soon, if the steadily approaching sounds of heavy gunfire are any indication.

Orders: Hold The Institute. Not one step back.

Gregor unslings his weapon, checking it, and looks over the battleground. Defend. He looks up at the spots for the angles of fire. "Hmm, should have people in the buildings, what do you think, Comerades?

Tikhon stretches from the early wake-up call but he's managed to dress properly and get everything he needs in order as they were marched to this building. He slings his rifle off his back checking the clip. It's empty so he begins to reload it. "That would work. We can make them funnel close and create a firing line."

Vladmir stands in the Main Archway of a rather large building. He looks around, trying to find the best spots to do a proper defense. He finds a few hiding spots, and a couple of good defensive positions. He looks to the group, "Whoever is the best marksman should be on the rooftop." This seems to make sense to him. "Though, we shouldn't have too many people up there; It would give away the position." He nods, acting like he knows what he's doing.

Sokolof has been dispatched with the rest of the poor suckers ordered to hold the Institute. His face is grim, with deep lines of sadness, as he sets up in the archway. A shake of his head to Vladmir. He's not marksman. He still holds his rifle awkwardly. "This place had one of the finest libraries in the city," he says, trying to keep from sounding too mournful. "I wonder how much will be left when the fascists are through with it?" It's a rhetorical question, asked under his breath, and for which he does not expect an answer.

Maschenko checks that his rifle's loaded, two swift clicks. Yeah, that's loaded. His satchel with some emergency supplies is strapped securely over his right shoulder. His blue eyes flicker to Sokolof, wryly. "Guess that'll be why we need to keep them the fuck out of it." Right. Because of the books. He looks up at the balcony and rooftop way above, thinning his lips.

Liliya looks up from checking over her rifle for the umpteenth time since arriving. Her eyesockets are bruised with hunger and fatigue, but her gaze is nervous and glittery. She's not as excited as she was just days before. "Up on the roof, Comrade?" she echoes, not sounding convinced.

Ah, the institute, or more specifically the library. Many good hours spent here, for school and pleasure. And now Yulia finds herself there again, but with a different job to do. She's shaken by the destruction of the building, but Sokolof's question and Maschenko's response chafe her attitude into determination. She checks her rifle too though it's more an effort of going through the motions. "We will not let them get through with it."

Gregor nods, thinking. "I can stay down at ground level, face the bastards head on, whoever feels able to cover from elevation can do so." This may well be the most he's ever spoken since he's met up with these people. He doesn't seem focused on the Institute, more on spilling Ubermench blood.

Sokolof snorts at Maschenko. "I doubt they care for such things," he says softly, looking out at the architecture of the building. Clearly familiar with the place himself. A grim nod is given to Yulia. Firm agreement with the sentiment, though he does not utter it aloud. He checks his rifle. Trying to look slightly less awkward with the thing.

"Can they read?" Tikhon asks after a moment trying to lighten things again if possible. "I'm no sure shot I should probably be down here." he says shifting his stance this also may save someone else being hurt which he's all for.

Vladmir after a few moments of listening, Vladimir sighs. "Alright, I'll go up there." He uses a home-made sling, and throws his rifle over his shoulder. He makes his way up the stairs, then over to ontop of the roof. He looks around, trying to spot the Germans: No luck. He sighs, then calls down to his comrades, "I do not see them yet Comrades!"

"When's the last time you didn't notice someone crawling on a roof, Comrade? Do you want to take a flag with you? Pfah." Liliya turns away from the departing Vladimir, sweeping inkpuddle eyes over the building. "It's getting dark. The balcony's a better choice. I'm going there." Which she does.

Gregor settles himself at the Archway, checking supplies he has, and getting ready to defend the building from the Germans.

Gregor looks around, "I'll move to the Foxhole, there;s too many here."

Novikova looks a bit out of it, but Novikova listens and starts to find a place to look out of. Hmmm, decisions…

Sokolof slips out of the cramped archway as well, after Gregor. Still too many in there. "I'll go with him," he volunteers. Rather grimly, but he does go to set up in the foxhole.

Tikhon nods to those moving to position. "Good luck everyone." he says before taking his defensive position near the archway. He hopes this goes better than the initial charge at least.

Gregor sets up, covering the south. He looks to Sok and says quietly, "Want to cover the west?"

Novikova sheds a tear inwardly. Those poor books. They did nothin' to no one. Novikova is saddened by the state of things, but she has no time to think on it. Awesome gauze headband or not, Novi is apparently fit to serve and she figures a roof is a good a place as any. "Hey." A nod to Vlad.

Maschenko stays at the archway for the time being, shoulder against the damaged stone pillar. His breathing is shallow as he waits, watching southward.

Sokolof ducks low into the foxhole, trying to hide in the miniscule shadow available in it. "West, da," he says quietly with a nod. He may not be very competent with his rifle, but he's at least an extra pair of eyes.

Vladmir moves some rubble around for cover. He tries to remain quiet, though his blood is rushing with anticipation. He tries to calm himself, then lies down on his stomach, trying to remember what was taught to him. Find your target, take a breath, let it out and squeeze. He looks to Novi, and offers his spot. "Stay low Comrade, I may need your help if they get up here." He makes another rubble pile, making sure it's high enough to defend himself from attack.

Novikova blinks, and points south, "You mean like those three?" She asks quietly near vlad. She nods, "Thank you Comrade. I owe you."

Sokolof tenses as he sets his eyes westward. "I see one," he whispers to Gregor. "In cover in the main room of hospital, it looks like." He motions to those outside who might be able to see. One finger up. Pointed westward.

Maschenko holds up three fingers towards Tikhon, nodding south. Words mouthed: "MG south."

Yulia steals up to the balcony, butterflies in her stomach, hand on her rifle. She gives a nod to Liliya as she joins her. Perhaps it'd be better if the nurse was downstairs, but here she stays.

Gregor lifts three fingers to the south and readies himself to fire.

Vladmir looks to where she points, and nods. He aims down his rifle, trying to get a good shot. He follows the four men, watching. "I see four of them; Three rifles I believe, and I think that's a machine gun." He whispers softly to the Comrade next to him.

Tikhon nods to the other gazing the way mentioned. He tries to get an accurate placement of the enemy's approach the farther away they stop them the better after all.

Novikova nods. "Glad I am not going mad. Should we pick off the fellow with the machine gun?" She asks quietly, hefting her rifle to aim. "Or wait for them to come up?" She asks quietly. She has to take a deep breath between whispers and goes silent, just to be safe.

«Ground Combat» Ansgar deploys his MG 42!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar and hits!

Ansgar suffers 1 wound damage to his right arm.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Ansgar with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 43 percent!

Maschenko mutters, "Fuck."

«Game» Faustmann assists Ansgar!

«Ground Combat» Ansgar fires his MG 42 at Gregor but misses!

Gregor fires! Score, deploy an MG in my town eh, bitch.

«Ground Combat» Stromm fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Maschenko fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar but misses!

«Ground Combat» Wollheim fires his Kar98k at Novikova but misses!

«Game» Sokolof changes his style to Standard!

«Ground Combat» Ansgar fires his MG 42 at Gregor but misses!

Novikova blinks as a bullet goes pinging by. Ach!

Gregor resettles into a standard firing position.

«Game» Maschenko changes his style to Standard!

Vladmir nods softly. "Wait until you can get a good shot Comrade," he says softly to her. "Stay hidden though; then surprise them." He draws a bead on the Machine Gunner.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Ansgar with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 39 percent!

Sokolof settles into a less shadowy position as well, frowning at the west. "He's gone into hiding. Can't see him. I'll focus fire on the more visible targets." And he does, facing south.

«Game» Faustmann assists Ansgar!

«Ground Combat» Ansgar shoots in the general direction of North <N> with his MG 42!

«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» Maschenko fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar but misses!

«Game» Novikova changes her style to Standard!

«Ground Combat» Stromm fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Wollheim fires his Kar98k at Novikova but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar but misses!

Maschenko flinches as machine gun bullets pepper past the archway.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir snipes Ansgar and hits!

Ansgar suffers 3 wound damage to his left hand.

"Here we go again." Tikhon mutters raising his gun for action. He finds a target as the bullets begin to fly and fires his first shot of the day. He tries to keep an eye on those around him.

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Wollheim but misses!

Ansgar sets up his machinegun in the street and starts shooting at the university.

«Ground Combat» Ansgar shoots in the general direction of North <N> with his MG 42!

«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Game» Faustmann assists Ansgar!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Ansgar with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 40 percent!

«Ground Combat» Ansgar reloads his MG 42!

«Game» Faustmann assists Ansgar!

«Ground Combat» Maschenko fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar and hits!

Ansgar suffers 1 wound damage to his left leg.

«Ground Combat» Ansgar shoots in the general direction of North <N> with his MG 42!

«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar but misses!

Vladmir lets off a shot. He watches the gunner's hand errupt with blood. "Good.." He ducks as a bullet flies by. "Comrade! Stay Low!" He calls to Novi. He just made a nice little rubble, and she's getting shot at! "Now then.." He says softly to himself. He tries to draw a bead on the Machine Gunner again.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar and hits!

Ansgar suffers 4 wound damage to his head.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Ansgar with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 39 percent!

Novikova looks to Vlad and nods. She blinks as another bullet goes pinging by. "Guess they are jealous of my nice hat," She quips softly. And then her eyes go wide as blood spatters from the German's head. She hisses in sympathy.

Ansgar shouts something in German - new belt! - and another is provided. He swings the gun back and forth just laying down covering fire. Argh! Bullet to his helmet. Blood runs down.

«Ground Combat» Ansgar shoots in the general direction of North <N> with his MG 42!

«Ground Combat» Bullets fly through the air!

«Game» Faustmann assists Ansgar!

«Ground Combat» Reizenstein fires his Kar98k at Tikhon and hits!

Hits hard cover.

Gregor fires and hits to the head. a grim smile comes before he resettles.

«Ground Combat» Maschenko fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ansgar and hits!

Ansgar suffers 5 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» Ansgar has been mortally wounded!

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Wollheim but misses!

Stromm and Wolf start moving towards the university building under the cover of the machinegun. While it lasts, anyway.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Stromm and hits!

Stromm suffers 7 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Stromm with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 45 percent!

«Ground Combat» Stromm has been mortally wounded!

Ansgar finally slumps down over the machinegun.

Sokolof peppers bullets at the machine gunner. Not to any great effect, but at least he seems to be learning how to fire the rifle. As he sees the man go down, he turns his aim back to the west.

Gregor kills another one, Cover THAT!

«Ground Combat» Novikova reloads her Mosin-Nagant!

Maschenko keeps up fire, sending a bullet right through the machine gunner's chest. So much for that doctor's oath.

«Ground Combat» Wollheim moves North <N>.

«Ground Combat» You notice Wollheim arrive at Pedagogical Institute.

«Ground Combat» Reizenstein fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

«Ground Combat» Maschenko fires his Mosin-Nagant at Wollheim but misses!

«Ground Combat» Out of ammo! +reload!

Tikhon misses again, he clenches his teeth as the machine bullets fly they have to stop that firstand it's not longer after he thinks this that it does stop. He leans back out finding a target and firing,

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Wollheim but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Vladmir is about to shoot when the Machine Gunner falls. He smirks, and aims at Stromm. Then he watches him fall. So much for surviving Crete. He aims at the German running into the University. A Growl.

"Pfa-a-ah," Liliya mutters as her shot is, for a second time, no longer in need of shooting. "Hold still." She sweeps her gaze across the battlefield again.

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Wollheim and hits!

Wollheim suffers 7 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» Wollheim has been mortally wounded!

Maschenko is out of ammo. He ducks back against the pillar to reload.

«Ground Combat» Maschenko reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Gregor grunts as he realizes his gun needs more of a rest than he does. He reloads and looks for the next Facist.

Wollheim valiantly leads his men into the breech. Err, wait - what men? Crap. Just as he realizes his situation, he's plugged in the chest. Kerthud.

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Reizenstein but misses!

«Game» You have 70 ticks stored!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Faustmann but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Faustmann with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 46 percent!

Novikova takes a deep breath. Steady Novipants. She looks to Vlad, "I wish I had aim like that," She admits. She adjusts her hat a little and takes a potshot at Wollheim. "…" Her jaw drops. She didn't expect. Oh man. She needs a second there.

«Ground Combat» Faustmann fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» You notice Holger arrive at Pedagogical Institute.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir snipes Faustmann and hits!

Faustmann suffers 5 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» Reizenstein fires his Kar98k at Maschenko and hits!

Maschenko suffers 7 wound damage to his head.

«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

«Ground Combat» Liliya snipes Faustmann and hits!

Faustmann suffers 5 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» Faustmann has been mortally wounded!

Sokolof gulps. Another coming, he fumbles his rifle up for yet another attempt at shooting.

Novikova gasps as her normal coffee is replaced by Holger's. And she winces as fire is exchanged.

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Holger with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 29 percent!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Reizenstein but misses!

Maschenko takes a sniper shot right to the head. Ouch. He drops like a stone against the pillar.

Tikhon misses but his miss is taken up and the german enemy goes down. He leans back out and finds another target aims and fires

Faustmann is hit by an unseen assailant as he takes aim. He falls in the street.

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

Vladmir grunts at Novi. "It takes practice.." then watches as she kills a man. "Um. Oh." He looks to see Maschenko get hit. He glances around, "Where's that Comrade Medic.."

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Holger with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 29 percent!

«Ground Combat» Vladmir fires his Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Holger moves into Foxhole.

Holger makes it in! He jumps into the foxhole to engage the commie he sees there.

«Ground Combat» Yulia fires her Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof moves to engage Holger in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Combat» Holger attacks Sokolof in melee combat with his Kar98k but misses!

«Ground Combat» Reizenstein fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Holger but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Holger with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 26 percent!

Yulia spots a Fascist move into the foxhole from the balcony and takes a shot with shaking hands. No luck.

"Hah," Liliya mutters to herself, teeth flashing. She edges up to a kneeling posture to line up another shot.

Sokolof is the first commie Holger finds in the hole. Unfortunately. He gives up on trying to shoot the man, wielding his bayonet at the oncoming German.

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Daschke but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof attacks Holger in melee combat with his Mosin-Nagant but misses!

Gregor turns in the foxhole and fires! He's taking aim…

Holger swings his bayonet, but it goes wide. He tries to keep Sokolof between him and the other Russian in the foxhole.

«Ground Combat» Daschke fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Holger attacks Sokolof in melee combat with his Kar98k but misses!

Novikova frowns. "Uh oh." Her gun is empty. "Here," She'll help keep Vlad's gun steady.

The young man turned soldier is just that, he's forced to take a moment to gather his nerves. He leans back out as another target presents itself. Tikon takes aim and fires.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Holger and hits!

Holger suffers 8 wound damage to his head.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Holger with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 24 percent!

«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Daschke but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vladmir fires his Mosin-Nagant at Daschke and hits!

Daschke suffers 8 wound damage to his right chest.

Holger swings and misses again for the final time, before his brains are blown out all over poor Sokolof.

«Ground Combat» Daschke has been taken out!

«Ground Combat» Reizenstein fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

Sokolof rather flails with his bayonet. But, fortunately, Gregor is a better shot than he is. "Thank you, Comrade," he pants.

Gregor throws himself suddenly to the side of the foxhole, there's the shot, he fires a full rifle blast at point blank range. Quentin Tarrentino can bite me, that's a mess!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Daschke falls quickly after his other comrade, gurgling on the edge of the foxhole.

Vladmir is about to shoot Holger when he falls. "Grrrr.." He says with a scowl. He stands up with frustration and takes a random shot at Daschke. Epic Win. He spits and kneels back down, taking aim again.

«Ground Combat» Liliya snipes Daschke with her Mosin-Nagant but misses!

Gregor holds his rifle, still sighting down it for a moment, face a mask of hate, before he swallows, "Welcome." He says coldly, before getting up, "More?" He reloads.

«Ground Combat» Gregor reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Novikova blinks, and tugs at vlad's sleeve. She points west. "Hey, I see one in the hospital I think."

Tikhon leans back behind his hiding place he knows he's down to his last bullet. He decides to take the short break to reload encase of more.

Vladmir nods to Novikova, and peeks to the West. He scans, watching. "I heard the rifle round, but I do not see him. Where is he Comrade?"

Novikova blinks, "He ducked. He was just there a moment ago." Novikova squints.

Sokolof squints off to the west. "I see him," he mutters. "A sniper, must be, the way he's shooting from there. He keeps trying to get cover in the shadows."

Gregor nods, "I see him." He says, lining up his rifle.

Reizenstein is trying to slither away now that the others have been massacred, staying in cover as much as he can.

"Are they done?" Yulia hisses in disbelief.

Novikova ahs! "There! Right at the edge," She nods and points. Novikova's big ole eyes must be good for something besides finding things for bad puns. "I think he's trying to run away or hide, I can't tell."

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Reizenstein but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Reizenstein but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Reizenstein with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

Sokolof peppers some bullets westward, to see Reizenstein on his way. Not that he hits anything. He hasn't shot himself in the foot yet, so it's probable he considers that alone a win.

Reizenstein curses and increases his pace. Runaway!

Vladmir tries to follow Novi's finger, but can't find him. "Alright Comrade..stay low, but keep looking." He moves to a kneeling position, scanning the Area. "Where the hell.."

«Ground Combat» Reizenstein moves out of Main Room.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Reizenstein and hits!

Reizenstein suffers 5 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Reizenstein with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 37 percent!

Vladmir spoke too soon. One more time, and he spots the Fascist…just as Gregor hits him. Sigh.."I see him Comrade, Good Job."

Gregor fires and scores, "Not much of a sniper now." He comments, readying to fire again.

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Reizenstein but misses!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

Novikova nudges Vlad's gun. "This way/"

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Reizenstein but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Reizenstein with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 38 percent!

Sokolof gives Gregor a brief nod. He's not quite up to smiling at the sight of bodies getting shot up yet, German or no. Still, he does not lower his rifle while he still has the fascist in his eye.

Reizenstein runs through the hail of bullets, taking one in the arm. He keeps going though. Arrgh!

Vladmir breathes slowly, watching the German. "Steady.."

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Gietl fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Liliya snipes Reizenstein and hits!

Reizenstein suffers 1 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Reizenstein and hits!

Reizenstein suffers 6 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Reizenstein with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 38 percent!

«Ground Combat» Reizenstein has been mortally wounded!

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

Reizenstein finally is pegged in the back and falls flat on his face, bleeding out in the street.

Vladmir just as he's about to shoot, a shot rings out from the South. "Comrades, Shift Fire South!" He calls; Vladimir's obviously not much of a sniper.

Tikhon looks back out at the sound of gunfire, he looks to see when they are aiming for finally getting a site of the german sniper in the distance. He decides to try though may be no good. The sniper goes down and he seeks other targets.

«Ground Combat» Krumel fires his Kar98k at Novikova and hits!

Hits hard cover.

Gregor fires, mercilessly blowing out a Germans chest before looking around for another target.

Novikova frowns, "I hear more." She nods at Vlad and moves to help him once more. She yelps as a bullet pings the rubble. She glares at Krumel and pulls under.

«Ground Combat» Gietl fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

«Ground Combat» Yulia fires her Mosin-Nagant at Gietl but misses!

Sokolof lets out a relieved breath as the German rifleman west of them is felled. But it's short lived. His gaze snaps back to the south. With no small measure of horror. "More coming…" It's not a battlecry, really. He sounds grim and resigned.

Vladmir is moving as fast as he can when a bullet pings near Novikova. He grabs her, pulling her down behind the rubble. "Comrade I said Stay Down." He warns her. He peeks up again.

Gregor nods, settling in to the south, trying to reload.

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Krumel fires his Kar98k at Gregor and hits!

Gregor suffers 7 wound damage to his left hand.

«Ground Combat» Leitner reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Gregor reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Gietl fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Krumel and hits!

Krumel suffers 3 wound damage to his head.

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Yulia but misses!

Where'd they come from? The fascists are worse than ants. Yulia aims, fires. This isn't her strong suite, obviously.

Novikova wrinkles her nose, "I a— Heep!" She's pulled down and resumes helping.

Gregor reloads and his hand is shot. bad! ASCHE! DAMN YOU!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

Liliya starts violently as a bullet ricochets off a nearby brick, and ducks behind the edge of the balcony exit.

«Game» You have 46 ticks stored!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Krumel fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Krumel and hits!

Krumel suffers 3 wound damage to his right hand.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Krumel with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 13 percent!

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

Gregor gets revenge for his hand

«Ground Combat» Gietl fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

Vladmir draws a bead on another German with Novi's help. He mutters softly to Novi, "Take some of my Ammo Comrade.." He reachs into his pouch, and hands some ammo to Novi.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir snipes Gietl and hits!

Gietl suffers 4 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Yulia fires her Mosin-Nagant at Gietl but misses!

Novikova blinkse, "If you're sure." She smiles. "This seems to be working."

«Ground Combat» Liliya tries to hide!

Adler scrambles into the foxhole and starts taking aim at the building's defenders.

«Equipment» Vladmir has dropped 7.62-54R x 10.

«Ground Combat» Krumel fires his Kar98k at Yulia and hits!

Yulia suffers 6 wound damage to her left hand.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Gregor turns, where'd this guy come from? He moves to Adler, growling, he's high on adreneline and hate.

«Ground Combat» Not a valid target to engage in melee.

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gietl fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg moves into Foxhole.

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Adler but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Adler with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 7 percent!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Gietl reloads his Kar98k!

Zetterberg gets into the foxhole as well, firing from a distance. He can see the German bodies littering the street.

«Ground Combat» Roderick reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Krumel fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Novikova and hits!

Novikova suffers 5 wound damage to her right arm.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Adler but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Adler with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 7 percent!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

Novikova is helping Vlad when - owchies! Novikova yelps and is pinged rather badly in the arm. She whines and hunkers down.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir snipes Leitner with his Mosin-Nagant but misses!

«Game» Novikova changes her style to Stealth!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Krumel reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Gietl fires his Kar98k at Vladmir and hits!

Hits hard cover.

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

Vladmir winces as a bullet flies by. He looks to Novi, just as a bullet hits her. "Holy Comrade!" He scowls as rifle rounds clang nearby. "Get Down!"

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 12 percent!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vladmir fires his Mosin-Nagant at Adler but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Sokolof but misses!

Just as she's about to try again, Yulia's hand gets strafed by a mean ol bullet. Red red pain.

«Ground Combat» Krumel fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Sokolof fires his Mosin-Nagant at Krumel but misses!

«Equipment» Novikova picks up 7.62-54R x 10.

«Ground Combat» Gietl fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Sokolof and hits!

Sokolof suffers 8 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» Sokolof has been mortally wounded!

Tikhon gets a fix on the targets as the gun fire is exchanged between the two groups. He leans out and fires.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

Leitner gets up and starts sprinting for the institute.

Adler shoots at the fellow leaning out, but misses. Curses.

«Ground Combat» Yulia fires her Mosin-Nagant at Adler but misses!

«Ground Combat» Novikova reloads her Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Yulia but misses!

"They're getting too close!" Liliya shouts. She's lining up a shot when Yulia's shot — her eyes fly away from her rifle's scope. "Are you all right?" Looking the other woman over, she decides for herself, and hunkers back down to try to find another shot.

Sokolof continues shooting, even leaning up a bit out of the hole to get a better shot. Which is not a wise idea, as he's promptly hit by a German bullet. He falls back, choking. "Comrade…help…" he begs Gregor. If, indeed, anyone is left to help him.

«Ground Combat» Adler reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Leitner moves North <N>.

«Ground Combat» You notice Leitner arrive at Pedagogical Institute.

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

Leitner has arrived!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 9 percent!

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

Leitner goes hoshit.

«Ground Combat» Roderick moves North <N>.

«Ground Combat» You notice Roderick arrive at Pedagogical Institute.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir tries to hide!

Gregor fires as he sees Sokolof go down, aside from telling him to put some butter on it, he can't help, so he keeps firing

Novikova nods a thank you at Vlad and alternates peeping out and helping him. She looks very pale though. Between a recent headshot and this, Novi-juice is running low.

"Fine," Yulia says. Surely though she needs to be elsewhere, the others must not be surviving this and she need not be wasting time trying to shoot fascists. "I'm moving up to the roof."

Zetterberg and his buddy Adler provide covering fire for the charging fellows. Shaking their heads a little.

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Gregor reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Roderick reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Leitner reloads his Kar98k!

Tikhon misses and misses as his fellow soldiers get hit left and right. He sighs "What do I have to do." he grumbles as the battle rages before finding another target to fire at.

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

Vladmir gasps, ducking below the rubble. The Fighting is fierecer then he expected. Most of his comrades on the bottom floors are wounded. He peeks down, taking aim at a German then opening up.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 9 percent!

«Ground Combat» Yulia moves into Rooftop.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

«Ground Combat» Krumel fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Novikova but misses!

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Roderick but misses!

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

Roderick is determined to get that commie sniping them from the roof. Grar.

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Krumel but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Krumel with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 11 percent!

Gregor turns and fires, stop shooting at me!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Liliya and hits!

Hits hard cover.

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

Vladmir swears, loosing his target. Curse him and his insecurities about his sniping Ability. Vladimir almost has a heart attack when he spots Yulia on the roof. He peeks at the face, trying to decipher friend or foe. He turns back to a german shooting at him. "Die."

Sokolof chokes again. He hasn't the strength to do much more than lay in the hole and bleed. Far from the medics it is, hopefully, Not As Bad As it Seems.

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Liliya snipes Adler with her Mosin-Nagant but misses!

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Krumel but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Krumel with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 11 percent!

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

«Ground Combat» Gietl fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

Tikhon misses and slumps ready to just throw in the towel as it is. He knows he cant though turning back out and firing.

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Novikova but misses!

Novikova blinks, hearing Vlad's gun jam. Novikova is apparently the deer in the headlights when it comes to fear. Fortuantely, none of the Germans is driving. She moves to help clean the jam.

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Krumel and hits!

Krumel suffers 3 wound damage to his left hand.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Krumel with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 12 percent!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

«Game» Vladmir unjams his Mosin-Nagant!

«Game» Novikova assists Vladmir!

Gregor fires, sweating, winging a german, he checks and is getting nervous about his ammo.

«Ground Combat» Gregor reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

Krumel takes another owwie to the chest and drops to a knee, panting and spitting blood.

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Novikova but misses!

«Ground Combat» Liliya tries to hide!

Roderick was aiming at that chick on the second floor. Where'd she go?

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Roderick but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Roderick with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 9 percent!

Yulia does her best to be surreptitious and move to the roof. Thank you Vlad, for not shooting her out of impulse. She spies the blood on Novikova's arm. "Let me at least get a bandage around that," she says between the shots.

Adler keeps picking targets at random, hoping that he's at least keeping their heads down since he can't seem to hit any of them.

«Ground Combat» Adler reloads his Kar98k!

Vladmir swears, loosing his target. "Comrades! Stay Strong!" He shouts in German to his downstair friends. "We are beating them! They are few, and we are many! Long Live Comrade Stalin! Long Live the Motherland!" Vladimir takes over the Commissar's job, where ever the bloody hell he is. He aims at the German again. "Uraaa!"

«Ground Combat» Vladmir snipes Roderick and hits!

Roderick suffers 3 wound damage to his left arm.

Roderick shoots at Vladmir instead. That commie's got a big mouth.

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Novikova tries to hide!

Tikhon pulls back checking his ammo before he leans back to try and hold off the advance the best he can. He finds a target and fires.

Zetterberg takes a shot at the commie on the roof as well, but can't hit for crap.

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner and hits!

Leitner suffers 1 wound damage to his right arm.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 9 percent!

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Roderick but misses!

Novikova is a bit distracted. The germans must sense where the slow ones are. She looks to Yulia. "Thank you," She offers a weak smile. "We'll be ok." Nod. She takes a deep breath and keeps going.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

Gregor fires, then click! He curses, and looks about.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir fires his Mosin-Nagant at Roderick but misses!

Roderick bleeds on the ground as he stumbles forward. Forwaaard.

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg reloads his Kar98k!

«AngelOfDeath» Sokolof breathes his last…

Liliya keeps her back pressed against the brick wall for several seconds, eyes round with fear. She flinches every time a shot chips away at spots near the balcony exit. After swallowing hard, she scootches back around the corner on her stomach, trying to line up a shot.

«Ground Combat» Liliya snipes Adler with her Mosin-Nagant but misses!

«Game» Gregor loots the body of Sokolof

«Equipment» Gregor picks up 7.62-54R x 12.

Vladmir exposes himself, trying to draw the fire away from his Wounded Comrades. He shouts the only German he knows: "Cowards!" He raises his fist and shouts at the germans, "Death to Fascist Cowards!" is shouted in a mixture of Russian and German: Russman.

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir and hits!

Vladmir suffers 4 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

Gregor drops, going through Sokolofs things for ammo, Communist way.

«Ground Combat» Gregor reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Leitner shouts, "WHO'S THE COWARD NOW?!".

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Game» Novikova tries to inspire the troops!

Roderick bleeds. Staggers. He can barely lift his rifle.

Tikhon growls in defiance . The young man decides all he can do is keep going after all. He leans back out picking a target and firing another round.

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Roderick but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 9 percent!

Adler and Zetterberg both take aim at the taunting sniper on the roof. He got his wish.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

Vladmir is shouting from the roofs, Wolverine! Wolverine! Wolver-Ow. Vladdy takes one to the chest and falls back. He looks around, stunned. He quickly pulls himself back up, and finds a german to kill.

Sokolof is unconscious now, so he does not notice Gregor swiping his ammo. Not that he'd probably object. Share and share alike. He'll likely want it back when he wakes up, though. If any of them get out of this.

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Roderick and hits!

Roderick suffers 2 wound damage to his left leg.

Roderick staggers even more now, thanks.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 9 percent!

Zetterberg yells back, in really really awful Russian. "Who dies now, Communist pig?"

Novikova blinks, as Vlad gets hit and winces. "I don't think taunting them is wise…" She points out quietly. And poor Roderick is going to look awful in flipflops and shorts.

Click. Liliya recoils from her own gun in horror as she realizes she forgot to reload. She tries to hide back around the edge of the balcony as she frantically reloads.

«Ground Combat» Liliya reloads her Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

Leitner struggles too, trying to return fire as this hail of bullets rains down on them. The tide keeps turning one way…the other…

«Ground Combat» Leitner fires his Kar98k at Liliya but misses!

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 9 percent!

Yulia's having trouble with the bandage, natch. Then another fire on the stove starts. "Comrade!" Well, he's back up, okay. She hisses in reply to the fascists. "Damn Germans shouldn't attempt to speak Russian."

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Liliya and hits!

Liliya suffers 6 wound damage to her head.

«Ground Combat» *boom* Headshot!!!

Tikhon leans back into hiding poping the clip out to reload his rifle again.

«Ground Combat» Novikova reloads her Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Tikhon but misses!

«Ground Combat» Tikhon reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir and hits!

Vladmir suffers 6 wound damage to his right hand.

Roderick gets off a last round and collapses to his knees, nearly dropping his rifle.

Zetterberg continues to shoot rather obsessively at the fellow on the roof.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 9 percent!

«Ground Combat» Adler reloads his Kar98k!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

Vladmir falls back again. He bleeds heavily, gasping. "Damn Fascists." He tries to hide behind some rubble again, trying to stay out of the line of fire.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir tries to hide!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 10 percent!

«Ground Combat» Gregor reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Leitner is out of ammo, and struggles with his rifle. He's a lot slower at this than he usually is, bleeding everywhere.

Zetterberg curses as his target flees. More hideously awful Russian shouting: "You run now? Who is coward? Run back to Siberia!"

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Equipment» Gregor picks up Molotov.

Bad time to pop back around from a reload. Liliya edges back around the balcony exit, directly into a shot. Her face drops onto her rifle, knocking it from nerveless fingers.

Adler does not share the zeal of his fellow foxhole compatriot. He eyes him and keeps shooting at… oh, crap, Molotov.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg reloads his Kar98k!

Gregor drops and sees.. the Molotov. Hmm. PLAN.

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Roderick and hits!

Roderick suffers 5 wound damage to his right arm.

«Game» Gregor unwields his Mosin-Nagant!

Tikhon finishes his reload as another of the team is hit. He winces but can only continue to try and stomp them best he can.

Roderick sits uselessly on the ground, taking fire. He's dazed.

Vladmir struggles to aim his rifle. He tries to keep hidden, aiming with his bad hand. "Alright.."

«Game» Gregor wields his Molotov!

Leitner sees Gregor and ohshits.

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

Novikova blinks, "That fellow's a wall." Too bad. In another life, they could've had beer and butted heads. But for now, war is war. She shiivers and takes more potshots.

«Ground Combat» Roderick fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

Zetterberg even shifts his target when he sees Gregor and his flaming bottle, muttering something about crazy Russians.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Gregor and hits!

Gregor suffers 5 wound damage to his head.

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vladmir snipes Zetterberg and hits!

Zetterberg suffers 8 wound damage to his right arm.

Gregor looks up, "COVER THE S-" GAH Shot in the head

«Ground Combat» Leitner reloads his Kar98k!

Novikova blinks, "His grammar is atrocious. The only thing he hurts is his teacher and our language." Novikova wrinkles her nose.

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Adler but misses!

Leitner is nearly on his last clip. This is not going to go well.

"Bah! Someone stop him defiling the motherland's tongue!" Yulia mutters. Should she shoot or bandage? Hmm.

Zetterberg wails as his arm is cleaved by the sniper's bullet. He falls down below the lip of the foxhole for a moment, gathering his wits.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Gregor and hits!

Gregor suffers 8 wound damage to his left arm.

Vladmir aims at the enemy Fascist calling him out. A quick shot hits the German. "DIE FASCIST!" He calls from behind his cover, his voice echoing. "COWARDS!"

Gregor tries to crawl out, and is shot again! Thud, back into the hole, damn

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

Leitner pants, trying to lift his rifle again.

Zetterberg snarls at the shouting, bringing his rifle up - rather awkwardly, really - and shooting at Vladmir.

«Ground Combat» Novikova fires her Mosin-Nagant at Adler but misses!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Molotov at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Molotov! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

Leitner watches the bottle fly past and squints at Gregor.

Novikova sighs. "That's it for me. I guess - I must go visit personally." She pulls her Molotov from her coat and begins to craaawl.

«Game» Novikova unwields her Mosin-Nagant!

Adler is about ready to smack Zetterberg. HELLO? MOLOTOV? But the other fellow is too focused on his little duel.

Gregor flings the bottle out at Leitner, Fwoosh! shit.

«Ground Combat» Adler fires his Kar98k at Gregor but misses!

«Ground Combat» Yulia fires her Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

Roderick has had it. Coward bleeds out on the ground.

«Game» Gregor wields his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

This is getting rediculus though not much time for such thoughts. Tikhon can only duck more fire and than prepare to return fire. He finds a target and fires.

Gregor still has a rifle!

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» Yulia reloads her Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner and hits!

Leitner suffers 7 wound damage to his left hand.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

Leitner ows. That hurt.

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

Gregor blows off a german hand! HA!

«Game» Leitner changes his style to Uraa!

«Ground Combat» Adler moves out of Foxhole.

Leitner then hears a fall back call. He arghs, trying to run. Damn commies.

Vladmir can't seem to get a hit on Adler. He peers down his sights, only to lose him again. He growls, trying again with his uninjured arm.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

«Game» You have 14 ticks stored!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg fires his Kar98k at Vladmir but misses!

Gregor fires as his target runs, cause he's a basterd. But he aims at the wrong one of the three he sees.

«Game» Novikova tries to inspire the troops!

Leitner hears a bullet whiz past and gives Gregor the finger.

«Game» Yulia changes her style to Standard!

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

Zetterberg fires a few more shots at Vladmir before his rifle clicks empty. Then he, too, joins in the retreat. Enraged as he is, he doesn't want to be the only one hanging around fighting a building full of Commies. Besides, his arm is probably broken.

«Ground Combat» Yulia fires her Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

Tikhon is helping the germans run out of ammo? He misses again though and ducks back before more bullets are fired at the defenders. He isnt there long though before he has to lean out and fire

«Ground Combat» Adler moves South <S>.

«Ground Combat» Tikhon fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg moves out of Foxhole.

«Ground Combat» Leitner moves South <S>.

«Ground Combat» You notice Leitner arrive at Stalingrad - City Square.

Novikova blinks, "Hey look! They're running!" Novikova pauses and yells, "And be sure to take a grammar book with you! For shame!" Happy times! She tries to rally the troops a little.

Leitner runs like mofo.

Gregor pulls himself up to the edge of the foxhole, bleeding from several places and srtting his rifle before getting behind it, "Illyania.." He mutters as he gets ready to fire..

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

Vladmir stands up, exposing himself while trying not to hurt his bad arm. "COWARDS!" He shouts, throwing a fist into the air. "Hitler is having Sex with your Wifes!" He utters a slew of insults at them, screaming. "Take That!" RAWR! He raises his rifle to fire one last time.

Yulia takes a pot shot at the fascist coward. No dice, as usual. No luck. Yup, she should stick to bandaging.

«Ground Combat» Vladmir reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

From Stalingrad - City Square, a male voice shouts, "Screw you!".

«Ground Combat» Zetterberg moves South <S>.

«Ground Combat» Gregor fires his Mosin-Nagant at Leitner but misses!

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Leitner with your Mosin-Nagant! Your accuracy is 1 percent!

Leitner will be baaaaaaack.

Gregor blinks at the german line. He blinks again and swallows. his head drops to the edge of the foxhole and he bleeds.

As the Germans call for retreat, the sound of gunfire begins to fade. Spent shells litter the rubble, strewn all over the bloody streets. But the institute remains in Soviet hands…for now.

Barely breathing, Yulia immediately turns her attention to digging for supplies to help the wounded in the immediate vicinity.

Poor Novikova. She's running low on Novi-juice. All that blood loss. "Wow. I feell really lightheaded. Is that victory? Or bloodloss? I can't tell." But by the doofy look, she'll take either. "Hey you guys are okay?" She pauses. "Comrade Sokolof!" She weebles on down the stairs, nearly running into a column.

Gregor just rests in the foxhole bleeding

Sokolof is among the wounded, and is still unconscious. Though, on second glance, that appears as much from the shock of everything as from the wound itself. Which is, fortunately for him, not as bad as it first seemed.

Maschenko heard the last of the gunfire as the fog cleared from around his vision. His head's bleeding, though it was more of his skull striking the pillar than a bullet that knocked him down for the count. He drags his feet under him, muttering under his breath. "Fuck. Fucking fascists."

Tikhon watches as the germans turn tail and runs for cover. He smirks though not having really done much in the way of damage himself. He raises his gun in triumph but not much time for that as there are wounded he goes to cover the medics as they treat them.

Yulia rubs her forehead with a sleeve and shakily makes it down the stairs after Novi, seeking out the wounded.

Vladmir stands up, and slowly makes his way downstairs. He follows Novi slowly, not wanting to hurt himself anymore then he has. He slings his rifle, holding his bad hand while he walks.

Gregor slumps to the bottom of the foxhole, shaking and bleeding. ugh.

Novikova's knees buckle as she nearly faceplants on the way down. "Whoa hey, these things don't work like they used to. I hope that fellow didn't infect me with his stupid." Flail, wobble. Onwards! Towards socks! "Hey!" She moves towards Maschenko, as her course tilts, noticing Yulia beats her into the foxhole. She doesn't want to cram the place in. "… doctor?"

"I'm fine." Maschenko wipes his sleeve against the laceration on the side of his head, standing up with the help of the pillar. Glass has broken in his satchel, but the sounds aren't too ominous. "Get the wounded inside, we can't stay out here." He's headed for the foxhole to help move poor Gregor.

Gregor looks up, people. He blinks, "Illyania?" Who the hell is he seeing? shot to the head and all. He swallows, looking about.

Yulia speeds down to the foxhole, having spotted Gregor from the rooftop before she took off after Novikova. Or more like she spotted Gregor's blood. "Comrade, can you hear me?" she pleads, drawing a lot of gauze from her pouch. This guy's taken more than a few hits.

Liliya hasn't poked her nose out of the building yet, though she's no longer a limp sprawl in the mouth of the balcony, either.

"Come on, let's get in before someone with good nightvision and a scope catches up." Maschenko murmurs as he gets near the foxhole. "Efim…help me with comrade Gregor? Please?" He crouches down at the edge of the foxhole, ready to lift.

GASP. He's aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiive! Novikova's eyes go wide at Maschenko. "And I'm the Queen of France," She comments wryly and offers him the cleanest cloth she has - her battered scarf, folded since she's wearing a hat these days. "But yeah good idea." Wheeble. She points to Yulia, "In the foxhole and archway at worst. And he got hit too… Is he okay?" Must not've spotted him yet.

Tikhon moves towards the group further seeming to be one of few un-injured. He straps his rifle to his back once again and leans down to give a hand to get to the building and relative saftey for treatment.

Sokolof eyes eventually do flutter open as he hears the voices around him. Though he does not immediately respond to anyone. He just sits up, wincing, very pale. Looking half-surprised to be alive.

"Efim." Maschenko's voice gets a little more forceful, trying to rouse the teacher back with the rest of them. "/Get up/." He gets his hands under Gregor's arms, struggling with the bleeding man. "Need to get him inside where I can see him."

Gregor gets hauled up, looking around, "Stefan?" He asks, as he's drug back. "Can't be.." He mutters as he is hauled back to the building.

Elise is late to the party, it seems. But she comes bearing a satchel of medical supplies, so better late than never. The young woman moves stiffly, face still showing the pain of broken ribs. But she's up and around. Wide eyes greet the carnage all around. She shakes it off and moves to the first injured person she sees - Yulia. "Let me help, Comrade." Part question, part request.

Sokolof blinks, struggling to his feet when Maschenko says his name again. "Da, Luka, da…" He reaches down to pick up his rifle where it had dropped, when most to assist with Gregor. As he can. He's not moving very fast just now.

As she slips out of the foxhole, leaving Gregor to the two men, Yulia blinks at the familiar voice. She turns to see, "Comrade Elise… help me?" Oh yes, her hand. And the pain. "Oh… spasibo," she says, allowing the gunner to bandage it.

Up on the second floor, Liliya is sitting with her back against the wall, just inside the balcony's mouth, her rifle laid across her feet. Head lowered, she's got one sleeve pressed hard against the side of her head.

Novikova smiles, seeing her cousin. She looks relieved, albeit pale enough to make Souxie and the Banshees proud. "Need help?" She offers, although mercifully Novikova has the sense to stay out from underfoot. Sadly, poor Tikhon is next in the dazed teenager's path. "Hi! You're not hurt are you?"

Vladmir follows the group, staying behind as he goes. He offers a grim smile to Elise, spitting on a German corpse as he passes. "Hello Comrade." to Elise; to the group, he says, "We have done well Comrades. We did as Comrade Stalin asked: We held this Supreme Institute of Learning. We let the Germans know that we are a Force to be Reckoned with. We let them know that They will -NOT- be taking Stalingrad." He stomps his boot on the word Not. Vladimir is an all-purpose Russian: Anti-Aircraft Gunner, Fire-fighter, riflemen, Jr-Commissar, and now apparently Sniper.

Maschenko half-carries, half pulls poor Gregor into the building with Sokolof's help, skirting the long balcony and into the first room that'll be big enough to work in. Of course, all they've got is a singed rug for Gregor to bleed on. Geez. He drops his satchel to the ground, squinting against the gray fog that threatens the edges of his vision, and grabs out his medical tools.

Tikhon shakes his head. "I am not." he asnwers the question as he gets close enough to help the others looking to the building a moment he's relived it's safe but it cost a lot to keep it that way.

Elise nods slightly to Yulia. "You'll want to see the Doctor about this, but this will hold for now." She wraps the bandage. "Have you seen…" Speak of the devil, there's Novi. Elise looks relieved. "Zoyushka. I'm glad you are all right." She boggles around, looking pale herself. "So much blood." And bodies. Still not used to all this. "Where is the doctor?"

Gregor gets laid down on the carpet, tries to say something else stupid and passes out, just like that

Maschenko prefers them passed out. That way they don't scream.

Yulia snorts, "I think the doctor is up to his sleeves in others' guts right now, too much so to worry about my hand." But she thanks Elise regardless. The medical supplies bring a bright grin to Yulia's lips. "I can take you to him. Preferably quickly, since he'll be needing the supplies." Like, now.

Novikova nods at Tikhon. "Alright. Let's get inside huh?" She offers. A smile to Elise. "I am alright." Even though blood loss and pain have her half dazed. "I think he went inside and so should we. If we can snipe so can they. Mind, they're as subtle as bears on fire, but hey-" A bullet's a bullet huh? She looks to Tikhon, "C'mon." She will wander once Elise does.

Maschenko stitches and bandages the most dangerous of Gregor's injuries - that headwound. Can't leave that overnight. He grimaces at the arm wounds and the supplies he's got with him, muttering a curse in Ukrainian under his breath. "Need to see how bad the others are," he tells Sokolof quietly.

Sokolof lays Gregor down as gently as one can. Not that this is an ideal place for care, in any case. A nod to Maschenko and he sinks down into a sitting position. Taking deep breaths, trying to clear the haze of all of that from his mind. "We held…" he mutters, more to himself than anyone else. His tone is soft, but there's a grim pride underneath it.

Tikhon nods at the others words. "Good idea." he says and begins making his way towards the building which seems will be there station for a little bit now. "Have to see about getting a reload hopefuly we may need it." he waits to walk the the others and help if they need it before heading to the second floor.

Elise nods. "Da, I need to get this to him. And you're right, Cousin." She will follow along wherever Yulia leads. A glance over to the Jr. Commisar as Vladmir gives his speech. "Hello, Comrade. Not one step back, Da." Yay for new slogans.

Gregor does not protest the leaving of his arm and hand, mostly because he's passed out.

Wobble. One step back. "Awww." She's a bad commie. But this rubble doesn't make walking any easier. Novikova nods, and looks around. Where did Vladmir get off to? Even in her fogged state, she's got that much focus. Or at least something like that. She looks comically over determined. She does smile at Elise, "I am glad you are safe," She admits following inside.

Liliya's head nods a little further, then snaps up, as if she'd been falling asleep. She's still holding her sleeve against the side of her head as she blinks several times, squints, then blinks again. Her feet shuffle slightly, jostling her rifle onto the floor.

Vladmir licks his lips and offers a grin. "We gave them hell; just as they deserved. We did Well Comrades." He speaks to the group, Russian power and all. "How are we doing on Ammo Comrades?"

Yulia ushers Elise and the entourage into their new home, the second floor of the institute. All it's missing is a white picket fence! There's Gregor. Either he's passed our or dead. Yulia really hopes the former. "Comrade doctor, excuse me…" She motions towards Elise; the gunner can take over from there. The rattle draws her attention to Liliya, who looks like she needs some help.

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