Rage Against The Machines

River
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The wind keeps the snow depth in the middle of the ice on a reasonable level,( 20-30 cm), but it is still enough to quickly drain the energy from someone without the right equipment.

It is currently dusk.

This is an arctic environment, with a temperature of -23 degrees Celsius.

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Vesa

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

Vesa moves carefully across the iced-over river, slow steps making sure the river will hold his weight before he moves forward any further. When they finally reach a good spot he peers carefully in the direction those trucks are due to come from, then fishes his grenade from his pack, readying it.

Here's Karrle, with a new (well, new for him) set of winter clothing, white to blend in with the snow. He's prone, cold, and gripping a grenade in his hand so hard it might pop, knuckles very white. His rifle's slung behind him, and he's breathing… rather hard, almost hyperventilating. Nervous?

Vesa is very quiet, crouching down on the frozen water. The teenager's gray eyes flick to Kaarle, watching him a moment. "Calm down, or you won't throw straight," he tells Kaarle, Russian accent threading through his words. "Come over here."

Pentti has arrived.
Pentti arrives from the South.

The Russian accent is what has Kaarle's head /snapping/ toward the man, a slightly shocked and worried look on his face. Nevertheless, her edges toward Vesa. His hands seem to be shaking. "W-W-What? What is it? I'll be fine!"

Vesa nods to Kaarle. He smiles, even though that's mostly hidden behind the white scarf he's wearing. "Just throw and go. If they see you, run. I'd bet they won't even know we're here until their trucks are on fire."

«Game» Kaarle changes his style to Stealth!

«Ground Combat» You are now peeking into River.

«Ground Combat» You notice Luukas arrive at River.

Luukas slides in, trying to keep low and unseen from any approaching Russian patrols on the ice ahead.

«Game» Luukas unwields his Mosin-Nagant!

«Game» Luukas wields his F-1 Grenade!

Vesa is crouched on the ice by Kaarle, trying to keep the other man calm while they wait for the convoy. His eyes narrow as he sees movement, but then relax once he recognises the man. His hand comes to to chest height, signaling to Luukas where they are, but he doesn't call out.

Kaarle looks over to the new figure with a snap and almost a jump, only to see it's Luukas. He sighs, and continues waiting, almost fiddling with the greande.

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

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at River.

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at River.

Vesa draws in a breath, his eyes watching south. "Here they come. A BA-6 and two trucks."

Luukas comes to a stop near the group of men, kneeling low as he slides his rifle behind on his back and pulls out a captured Russian hand grenade from his belt. Looking to Vesa, he points his finger north, then motions both palms out as if to indicate it's a question? His head turns to try to look that way. There's a blink as Vesa seems to indicate south instead, as if Luukas is taken by surprise with that.

Vesa looks at Luukas quickly. "You're better at the grenades, aren't you? You should probably take the BA."

Pentti is face down on the ground, how ironic it would be if he got run over while waiting like this. And if just had a drill, he could have done some fishing while waiting.

«Ground Vehicles» BA-6 arrives from River!

«Ground Vehicles» BA-6 moves North <N>.

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

«Ground Vehicles» Truck arrives from River!

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves North <N>.

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at River.

Kaarle isn't looking any which way, at the moment. He's simply breathng hard, waiting for those damn trucks. It's almost as if he doesn't want to look.

«Ground Vehicles» Truck arrives from River!

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves North <N>.

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at River.

Truck did not notice you!
«Ground Combat»You move to engage Truck in close quarters combat.
«Ground Combat» Vesa moves to engage Truck in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

Luukas rises up, attempting to slide towards one of the vehicles chugging past.

«Ground Combat» Luukas moves to engage BA-6 in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Combat» Kaarle moves to engage Truck in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

Vesa gets up as the convoy comes close, moving after one of the trucks on swift feet to bring the grenade closer. The truck dirver's head doesn't turn as Vesa moves up to the side of it.

Luukas holds out his grenade, reaching for a fender of the armoured car. The Russian language words of alarm might indicate he's been seen.

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his F-1 Grenade at Truck but misses!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at Truck with your F-1 Grenade! Your accuracy is 45 percent!

Kaarle sneaks up to one of the trucks, and, in a stroke of luck, doesn't get spotted as the hulk moves past. He's breathing hard, now, and going wide eyed that the armored car might have spotted them, quickly throws his greande.

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves North <N>.

«Ground Combat» Luukas fires his F-1 Grenade at BA-6 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Luukas hits BA-6 (#285) in the SIDE!
Superficial Hit!
ARMOUR NICKED!

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves North <N>.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 23)
(#313) Vesa is missed by the 45mm m32 mounted on (#285) BA-6!

Vesa swears quietly as his grenade misses the truck. It's the only one he had. He backs off quickly, trying to slide away…and the damn thing starts shooting.

Luukas pulls the tab on the Russian grenade, but as he tosses it the explosive only thumps to deflect off the side of the armour.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 23)
(#302) Kaarle is missed by the 7.5mm FM24 TMG mounted on (#285) BA-6!

«Game» Luukas wields his F-1 Grenade!

Luukas calls out, "Both trucks still moving north." as he grabs a new grenade, trying to get his other hand on the tab to pull.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 23)
(#302) Kaarle is missed by the 7.5mm FM24 TMG mounted on (#285) BA-6!

«Ground Vehicles» BA-6 moves North <N>.

Vesa shakes his head, still backing off as the BA runs. "Don't have any more grenades, Luukas!"

Pentti looks up from the ice as the two trucks run by him, staring at the BA-6 and its weapons of great fun as it too rolls on by him.

Luukas huffs out his breath as the vehicle pulls out of his reach, continuing north on the ice. "They're north! Can't see the trucks anymore, but the car's still in sight!"

Luukas lifts up the grenade in his hand, indicating for Vesa he still has one.

Kaarle, of course, didn't get a greande off. And he doesn't really /feel/ like moving north. He feels like running home. But what would these people think?

«Ground Combat» Kaarle moves North <N>.

Vesa looks at Luukas' grenade, raising an eyebrow. "Well if you're going you'd better go, Luukas. They're moving fast."

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 24)

Luukas turns, trying to scramble north. "Hell! It's moved on too." and stops.

Pentti eyes as Kaarle runs after the car, he himself starts to move off the ice for now.

Luukas reaches down with a grimace, rubbing his still injured leg.

«Ground Combat» You are now peeking into River.

Luukas mutters, "They move faster than us. Get Kaarle back here. Maybe more are behind that convoy." and lets out his breath in frustration.

Vesa turns his head to look north, seeing Kaarle's dark form on the ice, and then looks south again. Trying to make out any more moving forms coming up the icy river.

«Ground Combat» You are now peeking into River.

Luukas adds a look to Vesa, and points to the Molotov cocktail the Ostrobothnian has in his pack. "If you think you can use it for the next one at the same time I toss this grenade."

Pentti halts, resting on his heels, "Why don't one of you take the grenade that one had?" He nods towards the north. "They'll only slow him down while he's trying to race the trucks."

«Ground Combat» You notice Kaarle arrive at River.

Luukas mutters, "Cause he's still holding it in his hand." and offers Kaarle a nod when returning.

Kaarle returns to the location, panting heavily, and obviously trying to move back to friends fast. "I… I couldn't… catch it…" he manages to say, trying to catch his breath, and loosing a lot of mosisture in the process. He looks over to Luukas. "WhaT? I've got another greande besides this one.

«Game» Kaarle changes his style to Stealth!

«Game» Kaarle unwields his F-1 Grenade!

"Then it's easy enough for him to hand it over to someone who can use it. So, are we waiting here for the next set of trucks, or should we go and see if we can get drunk off that molotov?" Pentti asks.

Luukas nods then to Kaarle, "Hand the other one over to Vesa, Kaarle. He doesn't have any more grenades." The Ostrobothnian himself is holding a Russian 'lemon' grenade in his hand.

«Equipment» Kaarle has dropped F-1 Grenade.

«Equipment» Vesa picks up F-1 Grenade.
«Game» Kaarle wields his F-1 Grenade!

«Game» Vesa wields his F-1 Grenade!

Vesa leans down and plucks the extra grenade up out of the snow. He lays his other hand over it as though that were some kind of silent prayer, keeping his attention southward. "It's a been a while. Really think there's more down there?"

Luukas crouches down once more. "I'll keep looking north, in case a convoy comes from that way. They'll be told there's an ambush here."

Luukas adds, "Those trucks have radios, right?"

Pentti lies back down in the snow, in the nice warm snow. He shovels some away so he can see the ice, and mutters in dissapointment when that is all he can see, thick ice.

Vesa flexes his fingers as the cold bites at his hands. He exhales slowly, steam rising from the scarf, and keeps watching the silent south.

Luukas keeps his eyes to the north, frowning as he kneels and pulls down the white hood of his snowsuit to lessen any darker colour visible.

Luukas offers quietly, "Anyone think we should move our position to lower on the ice, or further up? It's not an ambush if the enemy already knows where you are."

Pentti shrugs at Luukas, knocking on the ice. "It's not like they're going to rain artillery on us anyway. Maybe the car will move a bit ahead now. Not like it really matters."

Luukas mutters, "Or it will stop, and shoot that machine gun from afar while guards set out from the trucks. Dunno. But I'd rather surprise them, myself."

Kaarle slowly nods. "Furthur north, then? We'll hit them before they expect to be hit.

Vesa is starting to relax into boredom more than anything else. He looks back at Pentti and Luukas as they talk, just listening.

Luukas looks over to Kaarle and nods. "North would be better than here. Or we move further south and west, a bit closer to Suomussalmi."

"Move then", Pentti shrugs again. "I'm covering ugly-nose there" he nods his head at Vesa, "I'm more afraid of my brother than the Russians."

Vesa mutters something in his native language that's probably a insult to one of Pentti's body parts in return. He nods to Luukas. "Go ahead, right behind you."

Luukas looks over to Kaarle. "Let's try north, then. If nothing else, if a new convoy comes and drives past these two here, we'll be ready to toss grenades down their hatches when they try to drive away past us."

Kaarle nods, and starts to move in that direction, at least skiing like he knows what he's doing. "It… seems like sounder tactics."

Luukas adds for Pentti, "If you hear shooting in our direction, it means they sent an armed patrol down from the north instead. I'm guessing their tanks would break the ice."

Luukas pushes off with his skis to join Kaarle in sneaking north.

«Ground Combat» Kaarle moves North <N>.
«Ground Combat» Vesa moves North <N>.
«Ground Combat» You notice Luukas arrive at River.
«Ground Combat» You notice Pentti arrive at River.

Luukas ducks down once at a narrows in the ice-covered lake, trying to get settled in a hiding position before searching the northern horizon with his eyes.

Luukas now trains his eyes north, keeping as quiet as he can as the icy wind gusts across the frozen lake.

Luukas adds in a whisper, "Kaarle, can you keep looking south? We need two looking north, two looking south to see which way they come from."

Kaarle's already looks north. Hard. He nods, though, and reluctantly turns around to man the south watch. They came from the north, last time! He'd have the enemy at his /back/ this way!

Kaarle looks thoughtful. No, they came from the south, didn't they? Still!

Luukas continues to keep watching the ice to the north, sucking in his lips while rubbing his hands to warm them.

Pentti lies down again, this time not bothering to clear any space to see what the ice looks like, he already knows. The cold makes him a bit sleepy and he yawns. (re for the bouncy one)

Luukas speaks quickly, "Armoured car, north!" in a whisper.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 25)
Kaarle is HIT by the 45mm m32 (Yuri) mounted on (#285) BA-6!
Kaarle suffers 7 wound damage to his left hand.
Kaarle suffers 2 wound damage to his left chest.
Kaarle suffers 6 wound damage to his abdomen.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 25)

Pentti tries to hug the ice a bit harder as things go boom. (re again)

Vesa breathes tensely as Luukas heads north, staying where he is for now. Should the car get past Luukas, he'll be here.

Oh, Kaarle doesn't really see it coming, before he's shreeded by Machine gun fire. He cries out, and bleeds, falling to the snow, and causing it to turn red where he's bleeding. He's clutching a hand and, well… screaming.

(From BA-6) Anton burns rubber when Luukas gets near. Off the car goes.

«Ground Vehicles» BA-6 arrives from River!

«Ground Vehicles» BA-6 moves South <S>.

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

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at River.

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at River.

Pentti turns his attention north to where Luukas is running around, "Here they come"

Luukas tries to keep low, his breath panting after the armoured car sped by.

BA-6 did not notice you!
«Ground Combat»You move to engage BA-6 in close quarters combat.
«Ground Combat» Vesa moves to engage BA-6 in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 24)
(#9783) Pentti is missed by the 7.5mm FM24 TMG mounted on (#285) BA-6!

Vesa moves fast when the BA comes up, running alongside it. Yet again the driver doesn't seem to notice.

(From BA-6) Anton keeps on driving, pedal to the metal.

«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 24)
Pentti is HIT by the 7.5mm FM24 TMG (Yuri) mounted on (#285) BA-6!
Pentti suffers 2 wound damage to his right chest.
Pentti suffers 5 wound damage to his right hand.
Pentti suffers 3 wound damage to his left arm.

Kaarle, confused, disorenited, and bleeding, still has a grenade in his hand. And his legs still work.

«Ground Vehicles» BA-6 moves South <S>.

Pentti isn't hauling ass quickly enough though.

«Ground Vehicles» Truck arrives from River!

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves South <S>.

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at River.

«Ground Vehicles» Truck arrives from River!

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves South <S>.

«Ground Vehicles» You notice Truck arrive at River.

Luukas manages to grab onto a bumper of a passing truck, but it shakes him off.

«Game» Luukas unwields his F-1 Grenade!

Vesa isn't fast enough to get the grenade lobbed, and the BA goes straight past him.

«Game» Luukas wields his Mosin-Nagant!

Luukas shoves the grenade into his shirt, reaching for his rifle to ready it as he turns to try to face south.

«Ground Combat» Pentti moves East <E>.

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» Vesa moves South <S>.

.«Ground Vehicles» You hear the sound of vehicle weapons from River! (8 23)

«Ground Combat»You move to engage BA-6 in close quarters combat.
BA-6 is aware of your presence.

«Ground Combat» Vesa moves to engage BA-6 in close quarters combat, and succeeds!

(From BA-6) Yuri blows Kaarle away, thus proving that roads, and now ice-roads, belong to the People!

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves South <S>.

«Ground Vehicles» Truck moves South <S>.

«Ground Combat» Vesa fires his F-1 Grenade at BA-6 and hits!
«Ground Vehicles» Vesa hits BA-6 (#285) in the BACK!
Superficial Hit!
SUSPENSION DAMAGE!
«Ground Combat» You shoot at BA-6 with your F-1 Grenade! Your accuracy is 43 percent!

«Ground Vehicles» BA-6 moves South <S>.
«Ground Combat» Vesa moves North <N>.

Vesa comes skiing back up from the south, looking annoyed. "I hit it," he declares to Luukas. "But I didn't stop it."

Luukas stands up in a hurry. "Kaarle's body. It just fell in below the ice. He wasn't moving, though." and grits his teeth. "Damned tin can car just blazed away and shots past me."

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