Flawless Ambush

Vesa whistles softly at the news of the take. "Really?" He lets himself laugh a bit now, then looks back at Saimi. He's trying to hold still, honest. "It's okay, it doesn't hurt much. Thanks." He waits till it seems she's done with things before he moves to climb out of the sled, bringing his skiis along.

«Ground Vehicles» Erkki gets out of Sled.

«Ground Vehicles» Arto gets out of Sled.

Arto actually laughs out loud as Erkki mentions the ammo, then quietly clears his throat. He hops out the sled once they're back 'home', and goes to give the horse another pat on the nose, like he's grateful to it. Inevitably, it tries to snap his fingers off again, but he doesn't seem to mind.

Sonja awaits, nudging the cabin door open with faint worry, to look over those who have returned.. or not.

"Miss Sonja!" Vesa calls as he sees the cabin door come open, raising his uninjured arm. "Erkki got their bullets from right under their noses!" He grins happily.

Saimi quietly steps out of the sled, grinning wide, as she looks over to Vesa, and begins to speak in someone accented Russian. "You did well!" She seems so proud of herself speaking more then just Finnish. Of course, she's just Educated. "Sonja! See, I am back, and safe!"

Raimo climbs out of the sled. He moves over to the ammo pile, emptying his pockets and whatever other carriers he had of ammunition, adding to the scare supplies already. He pockets a few for himself, moving to join the others.

That horse is the most evil horse you could have in a war. BUt, that's a good trait right now, some evil is needed to survive. Erkki pats the horse too, gets the sled off of it and puts the horse in the tiny shelter outside, throwing blankets over it and feeding it. The group returning look, mostly, intact. Erkki saunters up towards the cabin, now lighting up a cigarette to celebrate a little.

Sonja blinks. "Anybody get shot?" she asks. Hey, she has to ask, its her job. She looks over Saimi, and smiles a weak smile. "God must have been watching. More than he does over the Russians anyway.". Atheist scum.

Vesa looks caught off guard when Saimi speaks to him in Russian. He clears his throat quietly, replying to her in Finnish instead. "Thanks…but don't do that. People shoot before they look to see who it is, you know."

Arto points at Vesa, in reply to Sonja. See. He got shot. "It's been cleaned and bandaged a bit already, though," he tells her as he heads towards the warmth of the cabin.

Viinikainen has arrived.
Viinikainen arrives from the North.

Isak rolls over a bit and slowly works his way into his boots and to his feet. The limp is barely noticeable at this point, or so the large man continues to tell himself, as he moves out of the cabin to greet those who have made it back. Hearing of the rather large retreival (the word had replaced 'theft' long ago), he scratches idly at the back of his neck and moves to help with the crates. "Good Haul."

A small group, consisting of Vesa, Raimo, Saimi and Arto have just returned from their little ammunition stealing. Seems like it was a success - there's now a substanstially larger pile of ammunition and nobody is dead. Erkki's standing near the door of the cabin, smoking one of his precious cigarettes to celebrate a little. The russian words makes him shoot a narrow-eyed warning look at both Vesa and Saimi but oddly enough he's not commenting this time either. Maybe he's in a good mood today.

Saimi nodding quietly, bringing Vesa over towards Sonja, "She will make it better." She states. Smiling over to the boy, "It is a skill you have, do not forget- not all of us can communicate or understand with them" She says, nodding to Sonja "Yes. God was with me. You must have prayed for me!" she grins to him. She isn't looking towards Erkki, so doesn't notice his look.

Sonja looks Vesa over, and peels back the bandage to look at the wound. "Well, it doesn't look too serious. You want me to stitch it?" she asks, looking over the gash. "Probably only need one or two.".

Vesa smiles a bit at Saimi, letting her pull him along towards the cabin. He too carefully ignores the look they're getting from Erkki, concentrating on Sonja. "If you could, miss. It doesn't hurt much." He looks back at Saimi. "You're Matti's sister, right?"

Arto overheards Saimi, it seems. "Why the hell would we want to communicate with them," he grumbles as he passes, and goes to warm himself by the stove. He looks back to the cabin's doorway as he does so, and starts to remove his outerwear. "And if you're going to stitch it," he tells Sonja. "I should watch."

Saimi nods quietly, giving a smile. "I have been in Helsinki, at School." She says to Arto.

Sonja heads into the cabin for her fathers bag of tricks. One hand at Vesa's elbow guides him in with her, even as he talks. Quasi-doctor on the job.

"It does not take much to communicate with them. Keep pulling the trigger until none of them stand on our land." Isak gave a quick, gruff nod, and moved back into the cabin, helping move the ammo.

"I got two of them, though," Vesa says quickly to Sonja, as though that made it all better. "Worse than they got me. And Erkki got two hundred bullets!" He lets himself be brought in, thankful for the warmth anyway. Glancing back at Saimi he says, "Helsinki? To study what?"

Viinikainen comes skiing in from the north, having stayed clear of the ammo raid. He stops outside the cabin, looking around to see who is around, even bothering to check inside if any weaklings are in there. He eyes Erkki and the ammo pile. "Good thing that, we're going to spend it right away" he mutters with a nod towards the ammo. He raises his voice some. "Who is fit for fight? The Neighbour is walking all over us, word from the line is either we set up a succesful ambush now or we learn to speak Russian."

Arto raises his eyebrows at Saimi. "How nice for you," he says, flatly - although, hell; they've just stolen a load of Russian ammo. It's hard for him to be -too- grumpy right now. Then, after hanging up his coat, he goes to loiter over Sonja's shoulder and watch her work.

Erkki eyes his cigarette, then looks at Viini. "You mean I smoked this for nothing? I should've saved it till after we killed a lot of russians today as well?" he says with dry, cocky humor. "I will go. Long as I don't have to tell anyone what to do this time."

Sonja has deft fingers, and Vesa's wound is only a scratch. Still, it involves a needle going into flesh, and the thread isn't exactly the best surgical thread… A few short seconds later and it is all done, and Vesa has two black threaded stitches in his arm. She then wraps the bandage around it again so its all snug.

"I can go," Vesa says, from where he's getting his arm stitched up. "I know how to load Erkki's gun." Now that they have ammo, damned if he isn't going to get a chance to see that thing in action.

Isak moves over toward the Nimismies and the call for a fight, moving at a slow, seemingly casual pace to hide his limp. He was fine enough! Once he was close enough he gives the law man a nod. "I am in."

Arto looks up from watching Sonja, and over to Viinikainen. "I can go as well," he says, a bit belatedly, and goes to fetch his coat again.

Saimi looks up, giving a smile. "I'll go! I am ready!" she says, standing up with a grin- holding her rifle.

"Alright, where are we going?" Erkki wonders, already moving to get the machine gun prepared. He shoots Vesa a grin. Hearing that Saimi volunteers, he lets out a grunt and shakes his head. "Stupid woman. Can you even hit anything with that?" he asks scornfully.

Raimo stuffs some more bullets into his pockets, "I can go." he comments off-handedly, making sure his rifle is still loaded, and his pistol is tucked away nicely.

Saimi looks to Erkki. "You call me stupid, but I'm the one who went to university in Helsinki." she looks over to him, giving a soft smile. "Do you wish to hear some music? Shall I speak German? Russian? Spanish?" she wonders again, stepping forward. "Shall I bind a wound? Or would you prefer I show no honor and let my country be taken without a fight?"
Saimi got a lot of crazy ideas in her head in Helsinki, it seems. Ultra liberal feminist Saimi. Watchout, world!

"Same place as last time." Viinikainen replies to Erkki before eyeing Saimi, ending it with a grunt before he looks around to see if anyone else is stupid enough to join, and since someone is he looks over at Raimo. "Any more men? We're moving now. Any volunteer to block the road? You got someone to help you with the MG, Erkki?"

Sonja looks over Saimi with a frown of her own. Sonja isn't exactly liberal, but its more about her dislike of seeing her friends shot. Erkki can go, thats fine.

Raimo slings his rifle over a shoulder, "No explosives?" he inquires, looking around carefully.

Vesa raises both brows slightly but stands up once Sonja's done with his arm. "Thanks, miss," he says to her quickly before grabbing his rifle up again. He moves over closer to Erkki, kneeling down and reloading the weapon.

Isak couldn't help but raise a brow at the woman as she spoke out, but that turned into a frown. He knew that face from… somewhere. But for the life of him he couldn't remember where. It apparently was obvious by his slightly confused look that he was reaching into the depths of memory to place the face… or was just simply staring at Saimi for not much reason. Either way it might be unnerving.

"I don't understand how knowing Spanish is going to help you when you get a bullet in the brain from a Russian rifle," Erkki tells Saimi, faint amusement in his voice now. "Just carry your own and don't expect us to rescue you, /Mademoiselle/," he says, and now the scorn is back. He listens to Viinikainen and nods his understanding. "Vesa'll help me with the machine gun."

Arto also reloads while he has the chance - he does keep a weather eye on Erkki and Saimi, but says nothing, just frowning slightly to keep his expression neutral. He's trying not to laugh.

Sonja just frowns, like Deanna Troi, picking up great hostility, Captain. She looks over to Arto, and frowns even more. No laughing matter, this! And then looks back at Saimi, waiting for the response to all this hostility.

Saimi looks to Erkki. "That's French, you moron." she says. Shaking her head- as now she feels eyes on her, turning slowly to look at Isak. She frowns a little- but very quickly realizes who her Brother in Law is. She grins wide, and hurries over to him, hugs him and kisses him on the cheek! "How are you? HOw is my Sister! I haven't seen you in so long!" she squeaks out

"If anyone has any molotovs, and know how to use them, bring them" Viinikainen grunts, "And if Antti isn't around, anyone want to try out the big beast of a rifle?"

"Yes, you daft cunt, that was the point. I know French, but I don't need it here," Erkki says, rolling his eyes at Saimi. He turns about and hauls the machine gun up. "Vesa! Get that crate of ammunition."

"Erkki, don't call her that," Arto says, slinging his rifle back on to his shoulder - he doesn't look so amused, now. And yes, he sounds ominously like his father, although he doesn't seem to be aware of this.

Vesa rolls his eyes a little at the 'fight' between Erkki and Saimi. He turns to grab up the crate of ammo, securing it in his arms. "Got it, Erkki. Got about a hundred rounds, I think."

Sonja flinches a bit at the vile language. "Erkki, I hope Henrik doesn't end up talking like that. Which he will if you use such language around him.". Lucky they are all outside.

Isak returns the hug in his slightly more stoic manner, but he does crack a grin. "She's doing as well as can be expected. I could barely recognize you… apparently the trip to university has given you more than books could teach." He doesn't even look Erkki's way at the moment… apparently the man's tongue is being properly lashed by others and so he gives Saimi a quick frown. "She would not agree to this though."

Isak made a point of looking Saimi up and down, to indicate her choice of location.

Saimi's nodding quietly. "She worries to much. The only mother I've known." She's the baby of the family, her Mother died in childbirth. And Young Saimi does something she only does when she's nervous. She twirls the ring on her finger. "No, but I have to… But I won't go with Erkki!" she says, turning and crossing her arms. "Not if you will call me such things. You're a cruel, dickless coward Erkki. I want nothing to do with you."

"You're assuming I care about what you think," Erkki says dryly to Saimi, once more sounding amused, of all things. There's not even any scorn in his voice. He points at Isak. "He's going to need help. You go with him."

Isak reached out and quickly rested a hand on Saimi's shoulder and guided her away from Erkki's general direction… this had the beginnings of a nasty argument. "Pay him no mind. He's not what you're here for… besides, I could use your help with this."

Sonja watches. "How do you even carry that thing?" she wonders aloud, looking at Isak with the man-cannon.

Viinikainen grunts as a comment to Saimi's refusal to go along with Erkki. "I guess I'll block the road then. Erkki, Vesa, Arto, north of the road. Isak, Raimo, Saimi, south. Let's move."

Arto double-checks his ammo, then nods to Viinikainen and prepares to head out.

Vesa is more interested in the giant…cannon thing as well, blinking as Isak starts lugging it around. He's about to indulge curiosity when Viini speaks. Mouth shut, he hefts the ammo haul and stays near Erkki, ready to move out.

Isak secures the weapon… somewhere, and begins to set his skiis to his feet. To Saimi he just shrugs. "With my arms?"

((Everyone moved out and south here. There were a few poses of travel RP, mainly determining who would be where. Erkki, Raimo, and Vesa then got into position.))

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


Coordinates : 9 9

The road from Raatevaara is bigger than most roads around here, but still not wide enough for two vehicles to meet without problems.

It is currently dusk.

This is an arctic environment, with a temperature of -15 degrees Celsius.

Sub-Rooms :

===============================< In Your Location >===========================
Finland (#313) Vesa I. Pystykorva
Finland (#9786) Erkki I. DP 27
Finland (#9783) Viinikaine I. Suomi M-31
Unmanned (#684) Destroyed B Armoured Car

Room Modifiers :
Elevation : 0 Cover : 100%
Stealth : 100% Inf.Move : 100%

West <W> East <E>
South <S> North <N>

Vesa flinches at the sound of the explosion, quickly following Erkki onto the road.

Erkki looks west at the sound of the explosion but otherwise he's not reacting much. He nods to Viinikainen then slides into the cover on the south side of the road.
«Ground Combat» Erkki moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» Vesa moves South <S>.

Erkki crosses the road and looks around to find Raimo. Seeing him, he skis in that direction. "Viinikainen got the plan, we'll wait here for the trucks, and I'll be opening up, nobody shoots before I do. After that, we give them hell."

Raimo sits in his foxhole, keeping low, weapon pointing at the road, watching it intently. He nods wordlessly to Erkki, his eyes focused on the road.

«Ground Combat» Erkki moves into Foxhole.

Vesa skiis up after Erkki, heading into the foxhole. He dumps down the crate he's carrying, getting into position to handle the machine gun's ammo.

That foxhole won't fit three. "Alright, we got to dig another one," Erkki grunts and he begins getting out of it. "Vesa, start digging a foxhole for the two of us."

Vesa nods quickly. "Got it." As Erkki moves out he quickly digs into the earth, making another snug little hidey hole for the two of them. They're going to be awful close by the end of this op.

Erkki shifts over to where Vesa is hiding and begins setting the machine gun up with calculated, careful movements.
«Ground Combat» You are now peeking into Road.
«Ground Combat» Erkki deploys his DP 27!

Vesa gets one of the round clips, crouching beside Erkki and helping set up the MG. His eyes stay alertly on the road north of them, watching for movement.

The machine gun is soon put up and now it's just a matter of waiting. Erkki isn't feeling especially talkative, besides, being as quiet as possible is a good thing.

Vesa shifts every so often, keeping warm as they sit about waiting. He never looks away from the road, occasionally narrowing his eyes to peer more carefully.

Raimo remains still, tugging his wool cap down a little more to protect his ears, his eyes never leaving the road. He idly reaches up, taking the safety off his rifle as he waits.

Erkki is thoughtfully looking north. "If it happens like last," he begins quietly to both Vesa and Raimo, "you two head out of here before things get too hairy, you circle around and you shoot at them from another direction."

Vesa nods to Erkki. "Okay," he replies under his breath. Sure, he'll scoot if it gets bad. For now though he's attached to that MG, itchy to watch it work.

At least it's not that cold, or the waiting in this foxhole might concern even the sturdiest Finn. Erkki makes sure to keep his hands as warm as possible, tucking them away under his arms. He's staring towards the road with an unreadable expression.

Vesa doesn't seem -too- bothered by the cold, just moving his fingers every so often to keep them from stiffening. A larger puff of steam rises from his scarf as he exhales a long, silent breath, still watching the road.

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at Road.

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Truck but misses!

Raimo seems to be relaxing a bit, releasing his grip on his rifle, rubbing his hands together a little, sinking down a bit into the foxhole. He perks up as he sees the Truck, snatching his rifle and sighting in.

«Ground Vehicles» You notice BA-6 arrive at Road.

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Truck but misses!

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at BA-6 but misses!

Time to get going! A truck shows up and Erkki opens up immediately. "Help me out!" he asks of Vesa and aims again.

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Truck but misses!

(From Truck) Sasha shouts to the guys at the back. "Ambush! Get out!"

«Ground Vehicles» Mikhail gets out of Truck.
«Ground Vehicles» Ivan gets out of Truck.
«Ground Vehicles» Ustin gets out of Truck.
«Ground Vehicles» Sergyev gets out of Truck.

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Vehicles» Vladimir gets out of Truck.

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Truck but misses!

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at BA-6 and hits!

«Ground Vehicles» Isak hits BA-6 (#724) in the SIDE!
Penetrating Hit!
CREW HIT!
Drago suffers 7 wound damage to his left leg.
SPLINTERS!

Yuri suffers 3 wound damage to his left chest.
Yuri suffers 4 wound damage to his right chest.
Yuri suffers 3 wound damage to his right chest.
Drago suffers 3 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at BA-6 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Yuri has been killed!

Vesa snaps out of his idleness immediately, helping Erkki with the machine gun quickly.

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

Raimo scans for a target, selecting one and firing off a shot.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!
«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Mikhail but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ivan but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Ustin but misses!

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at Truck and hits!

«Ground Vehicles» Isak hits Truck (#717) in the SIDE!
Penetrating Hit!
CREW STUNNED!
Sasha suffers 4 bruise damage to his left chest.
Sasha suffers 3 bruise damage to his left arm.
FIRE!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Sergyev and hits!
Sergyev suffers 8 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» Sergyev has been killed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!
«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Vladimir and hits!
Vladimir suffers 6 wound damage to his abdomen.
Vladimir suffers 8 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at BA-6 but misses!

«Ground Combat» Vladimir has been killed!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

Ivan piles out into the killzone, bullets flying and bodies dropping all around.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!
«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ivan but misses!

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at BA-6 but misses!

Erkki shoots to some success and soon has to start reloading the weapon, bullets spraying out at an incredible, lethal speed.

Ivan waves southwards. "South, south! Charge, comrades!"

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

Easier said then done as everybody finds cover.

Vesa calls to Erkki and Raimo. "They're charging south!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Mikhail and hits!
Mikhail suffers 6 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at BA-6 but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ivan but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Ustin but misses!

«Ground Combat» Erkki reloads his DP 27!

«Ground Combat» Mikhail moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Mikhail arrive at Grass.

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Mikhail but misses!

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at BA-6 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Isak hits BA-6 (#724) in the SIDE!
CATASTROPHIC HIT!
ARMOUR CRACKED!
CREW HIT!

Yuri suffers 2 wound damage to his left chest.
SPLINTERS!

Yuri suffers 6 wound damage to his left hand.
Drago suffers 2 wound damage to his left chest.
SUSPENSION DAMAGE!
«Ground Vehicles» BA-6 has been knocked out of action!

SPLINTERS!
Yuri suffers 3 wound damage to his right chest.
Drago suffers 1 wound damage to his head.
Drago suffers 6 wound damage to his abdomen.
Drago suffers 2 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Ustin but misses!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Mikhail but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Mikhail and hits!
Mikhail suffers 3 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at Truck and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Isak hits Truck (#717) in the SIDE!
CATASTROPHIC HIT!
CREW HIT!
Sasha suffers 2 wound damage to his left leg.
CREW STUNNED!
Sasha suffers 6 bruise damage to his left chest.
SPLINTERS!
Sasha suffers 5 wound damage to his right arm.
Sasha suffers 1 wound damage to his right hand.
SUSPENSION DAMAGE!
«Ground Vehicles» Truck has been knocked out of action!

SPLINTERS!
Sasha suffers 2 wound damage to his head.
«Ground Combat» Sasha has been knocked unconscious!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Ivan but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Mikhail but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Mikhail but misses!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Mikhail but misses!

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at Road.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ivan but misses!

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at Truck but misses!

«Ground Combat» Ivan moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Ivan arrive at Grass.

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Truck and hits!

«Ground Vehicles» Viinikainen hits Truck (#725) in the SIDE!
Superficial Hit!
ARMOUR NICKED!
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!
«Ground Combat» Mikhail fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Vehicles» Aleksei gets out of Truck.

«Ground Vehicles» Yakim gets out of Truck.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ivan but misses!
«Ground Vehicles» Vasili gets out of Truck.

«Game» You must have at least 20 ticks before you can assist someone.

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at Truck but misses!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!
«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Ustin but misses!

Erkki is out of ammunition again and starts reloading with the help of Vesa. Seeing another truck, and the nearness of those russians that are about to overrun their location, he is a bit stressed.

«Ground Combat» Vesa reloads Erkki's DP 27!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Drago but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Mikhail fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

«Ground Combat» Raimo reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Ivan fires his Mosin-Nagant at Raimo but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Mikhail but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Vasili but misses!

Raimo ducks down a little, working to reload his rifle as fast as possibl as the russians draw closer.

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Yakim but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ivan and hits!
Ivan suffers 7 wound damage to his left leg.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Mikhail and hits!
Mikhail suffers 7 wound damage to his right leg.
Mikhail suffers 8 wound damage to his abdomen.
Mikhail suffers 5 wound damage to his left arm.
Mikhail suffers 1 wound damage to his right arm.

«Ground Combat» Mikhail has been killed!

«Ground Vehicles» Kazimir gets out of Truck.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Aleksei but misses!

Vesa switches the ammo clip in the MG, working fast. He's set up again in no time, and almost freezes when Mikhail's blown away in front of them. Luckily he snaps back out of it, albeit shakily.
«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Saimi fires her Pystykorva at Kazimir but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Aleksei but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ivan and hits!
Ivan suffers 4 wound damage to his left chest.

Mikhail gets blown to pieces by the machinegun just as he drew near to it…

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Ivan fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Ustin fires his Mosin-Nagant at Arto but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Aleksei fires his Mosin-Nagant at Viinikainen but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Aleksei but misses!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Yakim fires his Mosin-Nagant at Isak and hits!
Hits hard cover.

Raimo shivers a little as the adrenaline flows, racking the bolt back and forth as he fires round after round, pouring bullets into the kill zone.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Vasili fires his Mosin-Nagant at Arto but misses!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Yakim and hits!
Yakim suffers 1 wound damage to his abdomen.

«Ground Combat» Isak fires his S-18 Solothurn at Truck and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Isak hits Truck (#725) in the SIDE!
CATASTROPHIC HIT!
CREW STUNNED!
FIRE!
MOBILITY KILL!
SPLINTERS!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Aleksei but misses!

From Road, a male voice shouts, "Comrades, get out of the road!".
«Ground Vehicles» Truck has been knocked out of action!

SPLINTERS!

Erkki needs reload again. "Vesa, more ammunition!" he says but sounds patient about it. It's a slaughter and even if he claimed liking to kill, he isn't. He's just doing it because he has to.

«Ground Combat» Drago moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Drago arrive at Grass.

«Ground Combat» Vesa reloads Erkki's DP 27!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!
«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Aleksei and hits!
Aleksei suffers 7 wound damage to his right leg.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin but misses!

Vesa turns and grabs another clip, slamming it into place. He grabs his rifle up for a minute, taking a few shots himself since he can see so well.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Yakim fires his Mosin-Nagant at Isak but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Vasili fires his Mosin-Nagant at Arto but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Aleksei fires his Mosin-Nagant at Viinikainen but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Ivan fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Submachine Guns from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Viinikainen fires his Suomi M-31 at Ustin but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin and hits!
Ustin suffers 3 wound damage to his left chest.
Ustin suffers 5 wound damage to his right hand.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Vasili but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Yakim and hits!
Yakim suffers 1 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Vasili and hits!
Vasili suffers 5 wound damage to his left leg.
Vasili suffers 6 wound damage to his right leg.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his Pystykorva at Yakim and hits!
Yakim suffers 5 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You shoot at Yakim with your Pystykorva! Your accuracy is 74 percent!

Erkki points over at Drago and Ivan - Drago's getting a bit close, Ivan is wounded since earlier.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Drago and hits!
Drago suffers 3 wound damage to his right leg.
Drago suffers 2 wound damage to his left leg.
Drago suffers 6 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Aleksei fires his Mosin-Nagant at Viinikainen but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Ivan fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

Raimo ducks down into his hole again, working to reload his rifle again, hardly noticing how warm the barrel is getting, melting the snow infront of his foxhole.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Kazimir but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Yakim fires his Mosin-Nagant at Isak but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Vasili fires his Mosin-Nagant at Arto but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Saimi fires her Pystykorva at Yakim but misses!

«Ground Combat» Raimo reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Kazimir but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Vasili and hits!
Vasili suffers 2 wound damage to his left leg.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Ustin fires his Mosin-Nagant at Isak but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Drago fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his Pystykorva at Yakim and hits!
Yakim suffers 8 wound damage to his left hand.
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Yakim with your Pystykorva! Your accuracy is 74 percent!

Erkki is once more out of ammunition. The slaughter is insane, he's spending hundreds of bullets. More men are dying than what there lives in some villages in Finland.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Kazimir but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Kazimir fires his Mosin-Nagant at Raimo but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Ivan fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Aleksei fires his Mosin-Nagant at Arto but misses!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Yakim fires his Mosin-Nagant at Isak but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Vasili fires his Mosin-Nagant at Arto but misses!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Yakim but misses!

«Ground Combat» Erkki reloads his DP 27!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Saimi fires her Pystykorva at Vasili but misses!

Ustin has been shot up somewhat, and heads south, at speed.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin but misses!

Kazimir finds himself battling through the snow when off the road, and the foxholes are a long way away…

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Aleksei fires his Mosin-Nagant at Arto but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Kazimir fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Saimi fires her Pystykorva at Vasili and hits!
Vasili suffers 6 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» Vasili has been killed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Yakim fires his Mosin-Nagant at Isak but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his Pystykorva at Yakim and hits!
Yakim suffers 2 wound damage to his abdomen.
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Yakim with your Pystykorva! Your accuracy is 74 percent!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Kazimir but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Kazimir but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Drago fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Kazimir and hits!
Kazimir suffers 1 wound damage to his abdomen.
Kazimir suffers 3 wound damage to his right hand.
Kazimir suffers 8 wound damage to his abdomen.
Kazimir suffers 8 wound damage to his left hand.

«Ground Combat» You must wait another 49 ticks of the Armageddon Clock before you can shoot!

«Ground Combat» Ivan reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Drago but misses!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Yakim and hits!
Yakim suffers 3 wound damage to his abdomen.

«Ground Combat» Saimi fires her Pystykorva at Sasha but misses!

Kazimir tries to become one with the snow as MG fire rakes over where he is, but he doesn't become one enough, and the snow gets stained red…

«Ground Combat» Yakim reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his Pystykorva at Yakim and hits!
Yakim suffers 3 wound damage to his left hand.
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Yakim with your Pystykorva! Your accuracy is 74 percent!

«Ground Combat» Yakim has been killed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Drago but misses!

«Ground Combat» Aleksei reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Ustin fires his Mosin-Nagant at Arto but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Drago and hits!
Drago suffers 3 wound damage to his right leg.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Ivan fires his Mosin-Nagant at Erkki but misses!

Erkki is switching targets like crazy depending on which is the easiest to hit. Hence, he's alternating between the road and the grass nearer to their location. He runs out of ammunition again and begins reloading. "Help me again," he asks of Vesa.

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his Pystykorva at Aleksei but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Drago fires his Mosin-Nagant at Vesa but misses!

«Ground Combat» Raimo reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

«Game» Kazimir changes his style to Stealth!

«Ground Combat» Kazimir tries to hide!

Vesa fires off a shot and hurries over to help erkki.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Aleksei fires his Mosin-Nagant at Saimi but misses!

«Game» Vesa assists Erkki!

«Ground Combat» Erkki reloads his DP 27!

From Road, a male voice shouts, "Fall back, comrades! It is hopeless!".

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin and hits!
Ustin suffers 2 wound damage to his abdomen.
Ustin suffers 1 wound damage to his left arm.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Sasha and hits!
Sasha suffers 2 wound damage to his right hand.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Ivan fires his Mosin-Nagant at Raimo but misses!

Vesa calls out to Raimo and Erkki. "He's giving the order for them to fall back!"

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Aleksei but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Saimi fires her Pystykorva at Sasha and hits!
Sasha suffers 4 wound damage to his left chest.
«Ground Combat» Sasha has been killed!

«Ground Combat» Vesa reloads his Pystykorva!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Road (9 9)!

«Ground Combat» Aleksei fires his Mosin-Nagant at Saimi but misses!

Ivan and the others are too mired in the snow to really do any falling back. Its kill or be killed for them.

Erkki doesn't let that stop him even if he heard it. He keeps shooting with a certain crazy look in his eyes as if now that he's got going he can't stop.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ustin and hits!
Ustin suffers 6 wound damage to his right chest.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Machine Guns from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Erkki fires his DP 27 at Ustin and hits!
Ustin suffers 8 wound damage to his right hand.
Ustin suffers 6 wound damage to his abdomen.
«Ground Combat» Ustin has been killed!

Vesa is still firing as well, not that the fallback order is stopping him either.

Ustin gets picked on by a lot of people of once, and goes down in a hail of lead while running east along the road.
«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Drago fires his Mosin-Nagant at Raimo but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Aleksei and hits!
Aleksei suffers 3 wound damage to his left chest.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Ivan fires his Mosin-Nagant at Vesa but misses!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 10)!

«Ground Combat» Arto fires his Pystykorva at Aleksei and hits!
Aleksei suffers 5 wound damage to his right chest.
«Ground Combat» Aleksei has been killed!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his Pystykorva at Drago but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Drago with your Pystykorva! Your accuracy is 32 percent!

Erkki keeps trying to shoot several moments even after he's run out of ammunition, the weapon sounding the dry ticking of no ammo. He blinks from a blackened, dirty face, realizing it's over for him for this time. "Out of ammunition!" he relates to his people in the foxholes, only to realize that… well. It's over. Hardly any more Russians to kill.

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ivan but misses!

«Ground Combat» You must wait another 47 ticks of the Armageddon Clock before you can shoot!

Sasha is dead. The road is piled with corpses, and burning trucks and armoured cars. He has plenty of company.

«Game» Erkki assists Vesa!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his Pystykorva at Drago but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Drago with your Pystykorva! Your accuracy is 32 percent!

«Game» Ivan changes his style to Stealth!

«Ground Combat» You hear the sound of Rifles from Grass (9 8)!

«Ground Combat» Raimo fires his Mosin-Nagant at Ivan and hits!
Ivan suffers 6 wound damage to his right leg.

Erkki shouts out to the Russians that are nearest, those not on the road. "Surrender! We will stop shooting. You give up, we take you prisoners!" He throws in a few words in Russian too, to see how that'll go, the words for 'surrender' and 'cease fire'.

Vesa listens to Erkki, calling out the same words he does. The ones in Russian. Since they might be able to understand an accentless voice better. "Surrender, now!"

«Ground Combat» Raimo reloads his Mosin-Nagant!

Sounds good to Ivan. He aint going anywhere. He doesn't put his hands up, cuz he's too fucked up to do so… "Comrades… we surrender!".

Vesa sucks his teeth lightly. "Comrade…" he mutters in Russian, before he spits on the foxhole ground. "Put your weapons down!" He calls back to Ivan et al, in the same language.

Raimo watches the Russians surrender. The finn rises up, picking up his rifle and climbing out of his foxhole, slogging his way towards the Russians, rifle up, motioning for them to drop their weapons.

"Cease fire," Erkki calls out to Vesa and Raimo in case they miss it. "Throw out your weapons!" he then shouts to the russians. He nudges Vesa in the side. "You tell them to throw the weapons andput their hands on their heads and stand up with their backs to us.

Vesa nods to Erkki, raising his voice again in Russian. "Weapons down! Put your hands on your heads and stand up with your backs to us! Do it now or we shoot!"

«Game» Ivan unwields his Mosin-Nagant!
«Game» Drago unwields his Mosin-Nagant!
«Game» Kazimir unwields his Mosin-Nagant!
«Game» Raimo unwields his Mosin-Nagant!
«Game» Raimo wields his Tokarev TT-33!

«Ground Combat» You notice Viinikainen arrive at Grass.

«Ground Combat» Erkki undeploys his DP 27!

«Game» Erkki unwields his DP 27!

Vesa keeps his rifle up as the Russians start complying with orders. "Hands on your head!" He calls again, in Russian. "Turn around!"

Raimo slings his rifle over his shoulder, drawing his pistol and leveling it at the Russians, "They're wounded… should finish them off…" he says in Finnish.

All three of the Russians are really, really badly wounded, and its only sheer luck and sturdiness that keeps them alive. If they weren't shot down chances are Winter would kill them anyway. They aren't standing anyway, they are down in the snow, helpless and unfeeling, with the occasional 'comrade, no kill'.

Erkki gets out of the foxhole, carefully beginning to approach the surrendering Russians. He's left the machine gun - no ammunition, no good. He's got the knife should he really need it. Reaching them, he takes the nearest rifle and proceeds to do as Raimo suggested - killing them. He begins with Drago, aiming a shot at his head.

Drago is not exactly in a position to argue, and so… dies. brains all over the white.

Vesa still has his rifle. He doesn't flinch as Erkki puts a bullet in Drago's head. Looking at Ivan there in the snow he stands very still for a long moment before he raises his rifle, a loud *crack* sounding as he fires into the man's head.

Viinikainen eyes the wounded prisoners, and then Erkki as he starts to get rid of them. He grunts and skiis down to the road again, "Let's meet up north when you're finished here. Grab any ammo you can."
Viinikainen has left.
Viinikainen heads off South.

Erkki proceeds to loot the bodies of the now executed prisoners. A grenade is tucked away. "Alright, not a lot of ammunition," he tells the others. "How're you set with it, need more?"

((Mass looting goes on here, with lots of spam. Cut to everyone on the sled))

(From Sled #304) Arto opts to just sit in the sled once the looting is out of the way. He looks kind smug as he waits for his nerves to settle down again, although his pleased expression seems to lack conviction.

Saimi still breathes heavily as she grabs one of the russian guns and begins to look it over quietly.

(From Sled #304) Isak is actually able to pay a bit more attention, and turns around to give Arto a quick nod before looking at Saimi. "Alright?"

(From Sled #304) Vesa :helps pull all the ammo and guns into the sled, finally sitting down once they're done. He's silent as they finish up their job, laying his rifle across his lap and watching the road out the back of the sled.

Saimi looks to ISak. Reaching up- she touches her cheeks a bit. Still wet with tears. She nods quietly. "Y..yes. I thi..think so." She says. Blushing a little. "I.I'm sorry. I don't mean… to be weak."

(From Sled #304) Erkki is looting everything he can. He's stolen cigarettes from the corpses, he's went through their pockes and he's taken badges of officer-dom from those he could find. He's bloodied now but none of it is his own. He comes on last, with a Mosin Nagant he drops on the pile. "What're you bawling about?" he asks gruffly of Saimi.

(From Sled #304) Isak makes some huffing sound of dismissal and fires a glance up at Erkki. "Stuff it." He calls out over his shoulder as he takes up the reins, "All in!?"

(From Sled #304) Vesa leans forward over his knees, resting his arms on the rifle barrel. Still warm from the executions. He looks down at his feet for a few seconds, then at the back of the sled again, waiting for them to get moving.

(From Sled #304) Arto seems to be slightly less gorey than Erkki, suggesting that he's been slightly less thourough about going over the corpses. He fiddles with the mechanism of an unloaded Mosin, as it gives his hands something to do.

"I don't know." she admits. "It happened after I shot the second one." The woman among them curls up a bit- trying to protect herself from Erkki's cruel words she's sure are to follow.

(From Sled #304) Erkki snorts at Isak, climbs in and then sits there looking over the prices. Some pictures of girlfriends of the Russians from their wallets are tossed to the side of the sled, discarded as useless. "So, you went with us, had to kill Russians and now you're crying," he says matter of factly, lifting his chin to squint over at her. "Wasn't what you expected, was it?"

(From Sled #304) Vesa watches the photographs flutter to the floor, particularly one that falls face-up near his foot. He kicks it away, sliding it back along the sled floor. "Erkki, leave her alone."

Saimis eyes are narrowed as she looks at Erkki. But she's silent. Says nothing. Her face is like stone as she just whimpers a little, holding the russian gun closer, and breathing deeply. Still, those tears keep falling down her soft pale cheeks. "No. Its okay. Let him talk. It helps to keep the sled warmer." she whispers.

(From Sled #304) Isak kept his eyes forward, watching the forest ahead of them, but couldn't help the slight grin that was hidden from the rest. Remembering himself he cleared his expression and snapped the reins to get some speed out of the old nag.

(From Sled #304) Erkki keeps looking through wallets and finds a picture of a pretty russian girl. He holds it up, regarding it seriously, then shows it to Saimis. "I wonder if one of them was this girl's boyfriend." The cabin is reached and he grabs some of the gear and jumps off.

(From Sled #304) Arto still says nothing, but inhales deeply and pulls his coat tighter around him. He's quite silent until they return back to 'base', and his smug look has started to wear pretty thin by now.

Sonja waits by the door of the cabin, looking to see who returns. Having heard all the gunfire.

(From Sled #304) Vesa gets up as the sled stops, kneeling down by the ammo and picking up a crate to haul out. Otherwise silent, not bubbling over like he was after the raid.

Viinikainen skiis in some time after the sled. He stops a bit away from the cabin, and instead of helping unload it, he picks up his broken pipe and some shreds from a newspaper, trying to fix it.

Saimi quietly gets out of the sled, frowning deeply… She's shaking still, holding her hands as she breathes and licks her lips. "You're a pig, Erkki." she says. "Maybe that girl is his sister. Or his wife." he says, shaking her head as she sighs and tries to stop the tears from staining her cheeks anymore She's breathing deeply, looking quite stressed out.

Sonja looks at all the industry involved in removing piles and piles of stuff from the sled with some bemusement. Riches beyond compare?
Vesa is busy climbing in and out of the sled, working in silence as he grabs and unloads the ammo and weapons they'd managed to snag.

Saimi hurries over to her friend Sonja, giving a whimper. She hugs her tightly. Still shaking. "Sorry. I just. I shot someone and its not at all like I thought it be!" she admits. "Two of them. I mean, they kept shooting at me, and I fired after them- and I killed two I think, maybe but one for sure." she's speaking so quickly as she holds her friend for a moment, sighing and leaning back.

(From Sled #304) Arto climbs out the sled and also grabs a crate. "No-one's hurt," he tells Sonja, flatly, as he passes the cabin.

Erkki snickers at Saimi, again, giving her an incredulous look at her response to him showing the picture. It wasn't the response he expected or wanted, obviously. He begins unloading ammunition and equipment.

Sonja blinks, and looks over Saimi silently, looking for injuries. And finding none. Then she hugs back, and doesn't quite know what to say. She does scowl at Erkki though, knowing an amoral man when she sees one.

Saimi whispers. "I can't stop thinking about if they have brothers… or sisters." she says. "The two I killed." Of course- the girl doesn't go to Mother. She doesn't remember her mother. "I'm sorry." she says. "I shouldn't do this to you." sighing. "I just.. I mean- I know they would have killed us, but I still feel bad." she whispers, holding her self tightly now around the middle as she turns. "I am sorry. I shouldn't make you listen to this"

Vesa pulls another crate of ammo out of the sled, hefting it over to the stockpile. He stops for a few minutes, sitting down on the crate and pulling his rifle strap over his head, setting it down.

Sonja really has little idea what to do, being a fairly timid sort. This is why /she/ doesn't go out there. "Saimi… want some coffee?" she asks, lamely. No psychotherapist, she. "I never had to go out there to know that I hate war.". She tugs Saimi into the cabin.

Viinikainen skiis the rest of the way to the cabin, eyeing Saimi as he pulls out his favorite saying. "It's rough when horses fuck. The earth shakes and the boulders roll. If you can't stop blabbering about The Neighbours family, you should stay here."

Korhonen emerges from the cabin, carrying his medical bag. He casts a look around, fully expecting to see body parts scattered over the snow. He pauses in surprise when he finds none. "Who was most hurt?" Korhonen asks Sonja. For he assumes there must be wounded. He pauses when he sees Saimi, his wrinkling with concern.

"I don't think anyone was hurt, Dr. Korhonen," Vesa says to the Dr without looking at him, setting down two of the Mosin-Nagants by the wall. He tugs at his scarf, loosening its tight wrap around his face.

"Nobody, father." Sonja replies. "But Saimi went with them.". She nudges Saimi over to Korhonen, hes' the old and wise one around here. And she heads over to the stove to make coffee.

Saimi looks at Viinikainen, frowning deeply. "I want to help Finland. Can you say this raid would have went as well without me?" she wonders. "And tell me if you were so callous when you were first in battle?" she sighs, crossing her arms and holding herself tighter as she gives a little smile to Korhonen. The local tomboy is back from school, a rifle over her shoulder still- she blinks and finds herself looking into those eyes again

"No one?" Korhonen looks between Sonja and Vesa in surprise. He can't quite wrap his mind around no one being hurt, the way the past few outings have gone. But he's more than willing to take the good news. His shoulders visibly sag with relief. "Thank God. Saimi?" He smiles at the young woman, but it is a smile laced with concern. He reaches out to put a fatherly arm around her shoulder. Doing his best to avoid the rifle. "Come, sit by the fire. The warmth, and some coffee, will do you good. You are certain you are unhurt?"

"Regretting anything after the battle has never helped anyone." Viinikainen grunts as a reply. "I didn't invite the Neighbour to come visit, and I'm not dragging anyone along next time who'll have to run around like this after." With that he kicks off his skiis and rests his back against the cabin on the outside, clearly considering the conversation to be over.

Vesa pushes an ammo crate against the wall, then turns away from the others. He picks up the little drum rim he'd been carving, sitting down on a crate stack and tugging off his gloves and hat. Those set down nearby, he turns his eyes down on the carving, picking absently at a small imperfection in the wood.

Sonja frowns at Viinikainen, but theres not much she can do about it, so she stands by the stove and minds the boiling kettle, looking a bit meek and downtrodden at all this war-talk.

Saimi nods quietly, looking at Korhonen. Nodding again. "Yes, Doctor I'm not hurt….no.. I mean, they shot at me- but I don't think they hit me." she says. Quietly, she begins to lean inside the building. She leans into the old man quietly, holding herself up with him. "I just. I killed two men tonight." she says with a whisper.

Korhonen leads Saimi over to a chair by the cabin's fireplace and motions for her to sit. He sighs heavily. "War is a horror. I remember, when I was a young man…" He shudders some before continuing. "…it forces ordinary men - good men - to do terrible things. See things that no man should have to witness." After a long look at Saimi, and a glance at Sonja, he has to add, "And women, too."

Vesa turns the drum rim over in his hands, the knife scraping gently and reptitively over the forming curve. He adds nothing to the conversation, keeping his eyes down on what he's doing.

Saimi nods quietly as she sits, rubbing her hadns together- leaving the rifle outside the house Its a doctor's house- it be wrong to bring a weapon inside She breathes the same time- taking off some of the heavy clothes she's been wearing. Still with the baggy clothes under all that- after all this time she still tries to hide the more womanly gifts she's been given. Its only gotten harder as she's grown.

Sonja sighs, and stirs coffee. Then she sees Vesa sitting there being all quiet, so she heads over to him. "What are you making?" she wonders, curious, and holds out a coffee mug to him.

"It's drum," Vesa says without looking at Sonja. His accent is a little stronger, though he doesn't seem to notice. He turns the rim over again, showing her the hoop that he's steadily making. "For Henrik, I thought he would like."

Korhonen has only made a temporary way-station of this house, much as he tries to utilize it as a makeshift clinic. His home, like those of the rest of the Finns here, have been taken over by the Russians. He smiles faintly, ruefully, at Saimi. Though there is a sadness in his eyes at seeing her with the rifle. And Vesa, quiet at his carving. And Sonja especially. They still seem like children to him. He does not ask Saimi anymore questions, but he does begin to speak himself. "I remember when I was a young man. Not long out of my medical studies. When the war began…" He amends after clearing his throat, and with a deep sadness. "The civil war."

Saimi grows very quiet at that, her family didn't fare well after that particular war. She listens however, quietly sitting and listening to the Doctor. She looks up at him. "I'm tired, Doctor. I just feel heavy." she whispers.

Sonja has no plans of going out to see the Horrors of War for herself, so her father can rest easy! unless the horrors come here instead of course. She grins at Vesa. "He will, I'm sure, but do you really want something that'll let him make even more noise?".

That gets a small smile from Vesa. His gray eyes flicker up from the drum to Sonja, and he shrugs one shoulder. "Better his noise than bullet." He turns his head to the side, blowing a little dust off the rim. "Just must learn sing too." He glances at Saimi and Korhonen, watching a moment before he starts singing, not too loud but audible. A Finnish song for victory, some well-known one.

"These are heavy times, little Saimi," Korhonen says. Children. But the sadness in his eyes grows as he says it. No. None of them are really children anymore. "But at least we all fight together. We are Finns. We are family. Get some sleep if you can. Things will seem clearer after you have rested." His head tilts toward Vesa's singing. He doesn't join in, but he listens quietly.

Sonja frowns a bit at victory songs, especially if they are like /that/. "Hopefully the Neighbour will leave us alone soon, and it will all be over.". She heads over to her blanket pile, and sleeping Henrik. "And its time for me to sleep as well, I think.".

Vesa pauses the song long enough to smile just a little. "You are only woman I know who can be sad when someone sing." He nods as she moves off to bed but continues to hum the song under his breath, slipping the knife over the wood.

Sonja shrugs. "I'm sad a lot lately." she admits. "I miss my home. I hope they havn't wrecked it, so we can go back to it.".

Marja has been down sick for about a day now. She isn't that bad off, just enough from that time out too long in the snow.. but it means she's sleeping a lot and not doing patients unless there is an absolute emergency. She can't afford to get anyone -else- sick. So she's been curled up into a tiny ball upon a cot and now only slowly begins to stir…

Korhonen goes to sit by Marja. He tries not to disturb her. He just sits by her, still watching Sonja and Vesa. The victory song seems to make him melancholy as well, though he doesn't voice any such thoughts.
"I hope it's still there too," Vesa says, keeping his eyes down on the drum as he whittles down a problem spot. "But if God takes it away, we will build more homes."

Sonja nods. "I suppose. Nobody has been killed yet that I know… except Aamos, and he just vanished, so maybe even he is still alive. If it ends soon maybe it won't have been so bad." she says with some rare optimism.

Marja blinks a moment as her heavy eyes finally flutter open and her father is just -there-. She wakes up a hint more with a bit of a cough that comes on instead of the yawn she was giving…"…Father. I… Do you need help? I slept too long.."

Korhonen smiles at Marja, shaking his head. "No, little one. We have some respite this day. No one was wounded the last time the…men went out." He still sounds like he can scarcely believe it. "There is coffee, if you want some. Warm water, at least, if you do not."

Vesa keeps working on the wood, reluctant to let Sonja see his eyes. "If there is more like tonight, it won't be long. Either they will go home or there will be no more of them left," he says. His voice isn't matter-of-fact, just quiet. "They will see how strong we are."

Marja seems suspicious, to say the least. She achingly pushes herself up into sitting and just turns concerned gray eyes across the room… but it does not look more crowded. She coughs a moment again and sniffles, half shaking herself awake…"…Water… the water sounds good. Thank you."

Sonja isn't quite sure she likes that answer exactly. "I'm going to sleep." she says abruptly, and pulls up the blankets over her head for some peace, and to blot the world out.

"Water it is, then," Korhonen says with a faint smile to Marja, standing and going over to putter around the stove for water and a tin cup. He overhears Vesa talking, his face creasing with concern again. "It went so well for you, did it, lad?" he asks.

Marja's eyes have travelled across the room but now they focus upon the boy her father talks with — Vesa. That makes her smile a bit, not intruding on their conversation but rather intently listening.. and her eyes are now studying Vesa more than anything. She keeps hugging the warm blanket around her she was sleeping beneath…

Emma has connected.

Vesa purses his lips as Sonja moves off. Impossible to say anything right to a woman. He rests back against the wall, pulling his feet up and continuing with the carving without looking up. No more humming from him. He works in silence until
Korhonen speaks to him, finally looking over. "We got a lot of supplies, sir," he answers after a moment, then looks back down at the wood. His hands still haven't stopped trembling, though it's not very noticeable. "They surrendered."

Korhonen casts a look over at sleeping Sonja as he's puttering around the stove. He pours coffee for himself and a cup of warm water for Marja. "Coffee, lad?" he asks Vesa. His eyes take in the slight trembling of his hands, but he doesn't comment on it. "Yes, the supplies. Quite a mess of them, I hear. You men…" Remembering Saimi, he has to add, "All of you did well. For your families, and for Finland."

Marja dares to call over…"Father.. invite Vesa to come over here? It is warmer, at least…" Yes, perhaps she too wants to talk to the boy, though there is also a tone of worry in her scratchy, cold and sleepy husked voice… Her hair isn't even it's plaits, but messy all over her shoulders, evidence that she certainly wasn't working today.

"I hope my family can see from heaven, sir." It's not a melancholy statement from Vesa, in fact he sounds hopeful about it. He picks at a knot in the wood and then gives up for now, putting it aside and rubbing the back of his head. There are places a sixteen year old boy should be, and one of them is not shooting wounded men in the face point-blank. He nods to Korhonen's offer, putting his hands down on the edges of the crate and standing up. "Yes, sir, if there's some left."

"I am certain they can, lad," Korhonen says to Vesa. He sounds as if he truly means it. The doctor is a God-fearing man, after all. He brings Marja her cup, before pouring one for Vesa. "Yes. Go sit, if you like." He motions his hand to the area Marja has staked out to bed down in. "And we shall drink, and find happier things to speak of."

Emma was off sitting quietly somewhere, waiting to see if there were any wounded in need of tending. That, at least, makes her feel useful. She comes over to join her family now.

Marja accepts her cup with a warmer smile, "Thank you, papa." Occasionally she slips into the more girlish, familiar tones, though she has tried to train herself to sound and look more mature and say things like 'Father' and 'Doctor' instead of papa. Still, it happens when one feels as miserable as she does. She sinks closer against the wall where her cot is, leaving room for someone to sit upon it next to her…

Vesa comes over to get his cup, cradling it in his shaking hands. Maybe it was just the chill on the other side of the room, or so he'll tell himself. He folds himself down where Marja's made room, looking at her for a moment. Durrrr, girl. "They shot me," he blurts to her, pointing to his right arm. "But it just grazed. Miss Sonja stitched it, and she didn't even faint." He starts to sip his coffee, then winces. That wasn't a happy thing, now was it. "Sorry."

Korhonen does not seem to notice Vesa 'Durrrr'ing at Marja. Which is probably best for all concerned. He shakes his head a little at Vesa. "Quite all right, lad. I am glad that Sonja served you so well. She is bearing up better than I had expected, I must admit. I am grateful, for her sake and for Henrik's." He smiles at Emma's approach. "Come and sit. The men returned without any injuries, and with a good many supplies. We all have some time to rest now."

"Oh, that's wonderful news," Emma replies to her father's words, looking relieved to hear it. She comes over and sits by him. The words about Sonja cause her a slightly worried nod.

Marja's cheeks are -just- a bit redder as Vesa sits on the same cot as she is! Of course, maybe that's a hint of fever, but it seems to specifically correspond to Vesa's presence. As he mentions he was shot, her eyes go a bit wide…"Vesa! Shot… and you are still healing otherwise… that… My God, Vesa… I'm glad you are alright. You certainly take things well… I would have never even know you were in pain. If…. if I can help, I know Sonja helped… but if I can, you know to ask me.." She offers gently, clear worry and odd protectiveness on her face. She then looks up to Emma and smiles to her sister…"Hullo, Emma…" She turns her head away from the group at large as she hides another few coughs. She can -not- get anyone else sick.

"It didn't hurt," Vesa insists, with adolescent pride. He does seem to notice she's blushing though, and that's a cause to concentrate on coffee. He looks down at the liquid as he sips it, then looks over at Emma. "Miss Emma, do you know what I could use to make a drum skin?"

Korhonen smiles some at the circle of young people. Sick and scratched though they may be, at least they're all safe. For the moment. He finishes his coffee and stands. "I should see if any of the supplies brought back could be of use to me. Look after the young ones, will you, Emma?"

Emma glances over at Marja, catching that glance, and the words to Vesa. An amused smile touches her lips briefly before she's distracted by Vesa's question. "I'm not sure. Perhaps if one of the hunters came back with an animal, the hide… well, the skin…" She looks up at her father. "Yes, Papa." Emma uses the childish address with endearment, as she always does.

Marja pouts, just a bit, as Emma is asked to look after them.."We don't need a chaperone.. we are not that young. Right, Vesa?" She asks the boy with just a hint of defiance in her scratchy voice… but then she looks over to her sister and smiles…"Sorry… I mean, you can stay… you just don't have to, Em."

"I don't need looking after," Vesa grouches a bit at that from Korhonen. "…sir." Ahem. He looks at Marja a moment, making a slight face. "If the Russians come I'll keep you safe. What are you gonna do, sneeze on them?" He cracks a small grin, then looks at Emma. "Yeah, maybe. I'll see what they bring back. Hope someone can skin it."

Korhonen chuckles softly, bending down to give both Marja and Emma parting kisses on the top of their heads. "Fine, then," he says. "Watch over each other, if you prefer." With that, he strides off, leaving them to themselves.

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