AWD #264: Picon Invasion - Marines and Raptors
Picon Invasion - Marines and Raptors
Summary: The Retaking of CFAB Crandall
Date: 27/Sep/2013
Related Logs: As of yet unposted log of what the Vipers were up to
Dropkickst Amos Afton Kostas Ygraine Brina Fischer Bennett Knox Devlin Mallas Maia 
CFAB Crandall
The heavily creased and cragged tarmac has seen better days but there is plenty of room for any number of aircraft that need to find ready station and waiting room on the base. The apron spreads out, further away from the runway to the West, but in the immediate vicinity are a few buildings. To the North across a large taxing area are the hangars, spread out in a line that leads away from the central buildings and towards the runway. To the East are the buildings in question, the closest being Operations which is a stark, well built brick building with the heavily reinforced munitions bunker attached. The two buildings are ensconced by an extra chain link fence collapsing at one side and likely no longer worth its weight. Further away and taking up most of the room at Crandall is the AMARG - Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group. The massive dirt storage area for space ready birds has its own apron and large facility. Extra pieces and portions of older birds litter a portion of the side of a building. A long abandoned older Raptor model sits unused and rusting.
AWD #264

The Raptors jumped in without the Orion. First wave, the first few Raptors dove in ahead of the group and fired off a massacre of missiles at most of the missile sites in the area. But up behind them it can be assured that even as the Marines ride the train towards the surface, the fleet is already commencing offensive operations. Every single Raptor from the Orion, save a few, has been tasked to this delivery as well. The whole Company is being flown in on Raptors and the line stretches out for more than a mile as they all scream towards the surface at Mach 2. Even before the people on the surface can see them, they can here the endless train of sonic booms above them. The Marines inside the Raptors, though, can look out the front and see the airbase directly ahead. Its, in a word, huge. The huge tracts of land with the mothballed Vipers and Raptors are there, waiting to be put into action.
The Raptor pilots call out for everyone to prepare to land. Flak is already bursting around the Raptors as they descend through twenty thousand feet, but coming up on the landing, its relentless. There's calls on the radio as one Raptor takes an 80mm flak shell in its belly and explodes in a flash, killing every Marine and crew aboard. Not even on the ground and the troops are taking losses. But that ground is coming up mighty fast and the pilots only seem to want to put down there as fast as possible so they can get the hell out. Flaring, the skids slam down on the ground at the appointed LZ at the end of the runway and the doors are already open. ECO's are already yelling at them to get out before the ships have settled. Outside, gunfire can already be heard. Time to go to work.

First out of the door and Amos' feet are already running to get himself clear and start forming a secure parimeter around the landing zone. He trusts the guys behind him to do the same and he's looking for any little ditch or marker that he can crouch in or behind to provide cover against the inevitable incoming fire.

The ride is never easy, not coming into atmo anyways. As the Raptor rattles, approaching at break neck speeds, Afton is suited up, bogged down with medical gear as the others in her group rises and shoves himself out the opening hatch to provide cover fire. She is out, pulling up her rifle and finding cover as they begin to fan out, joining with the other marines from the other Raptors to merge on their target point.

Kostas echoes her pilot's shout to the marines riding in her bird, unstrapping and slapping helmets on her way up to the door as soon as it's sane to do so in a last ooh-rah. Once that door opens she's through it, looking for cover as well, but keeping her eyes on the folks with her too—motioning when she finds it.

Ygraine rides re-entry with tight white knuckled fingers tapping a tattoo on her console. Her DRADIS is full of contacts; so many that she can't even be bothered calling them out, at least not initially. Instead she focuses on potential incomings until they land.

O'Connell is on her feet and out the hatch swiftly, complying with the ECO's orders for them to make with the departure quickly. First two things she does is ready her rifle and spit her gum out, the second occuring when she turns her head to the side for a second. Next thing she does is get her mind further into the game, keeping herself on her toes and aware 110%.

Having stayed quiet as they got here, just getting ready for it all, Fischer gets out as quickly as he can when they reach the ground. Crouching down a bit to make himself a smaller target until he can find some cover. Ducking behind the cover, he looks around at the others for a few moments, rifle ready for whenever it shall be used.

Bennett and Ygraine's raptor is one star of many in the night sky, winking into planetfall with a thunderous clap that shakes the churning soup of Picon's atmosphere. Tonight, there are no marines in the belly of their bus; it's jam-packed with ordnance, hardpoints bristling with missiles. St. Clair's eyes are riveted on her windscreen as she begins to feel the controls fighting with her; a telltale sign they aren't in space any longer. "Looks like they're down," she murmurs, half to herself and half to her backseater as they continue their rapid descent.

Sergeant Knox is out of the Raptor fourth and he hits the ground running. He holds his rifle at his chest as he sprints behind Amos. The radios are heavy with traffic. He doesn't dive for cover just yet, though. While he stays close to the Captain, he's got his head up and he's already looking for targets. Taking a knee once the Captain stops, Coop takes out a spotting scope and aims it down the runway towards flashes. Yep, he's already taking notes. He taps the mic button taped to his finger and begins to speak.

Devlin's at his console, noticing the wall of red that seems to be lining up on the side of his Dradis and as it moves closer he's calling out contacts to Centerfold, "One-three, Nine-looks like hell out there, the quishies ar e on the ground, let's see if we can help them out a bit." His hands dance over his console like a keyboard player, but his mind is clearly focused on the job. His mic clicks off as he starts to sing a little pre-battle dirge-like hymm, already psyching himself up for the battle at hand.

On the ride in, Mallas is that guy trying a bit too hard with the bravado. It doesn't turn to a grim silence until they hit atmo and the flak starts going off. But when the Raptor is down he's on his feet, the shortest guy in his fire team but carrying the LMG and extra ammo. With a last muttered prayer to Ares, he's Out the door and running. Mallas trots quickly to one side and flops down, setting up his machinegun to cover the rest of the squad that is piling out.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Raptors, Butch. Let's get some eyes on the ground. What are we looking at down there?"

[Into the Wireless] Knox says, "Strike, Strike, this is Mike-Six-Four. Immediate call for support. Target is anti-air positions at the other end of the runway, clustered in groups. Repeat, West end of the runway. Target is unmarked. Friendlies are unloading at the est end of the field. Egress is northbound, watch for flak, over."

Amos starts off with the easy orders, "Alright, secure the perimeter and start laying down return fire," he shouts to all and sundry, hoping his fellow officers will take it up and passit along to those who are too far for it to carry. "Lance Corporal Jast! FInd and take out their Anti-Aircraft. We've got a frak load more boots waiting til we can land 'em safely." Scanning around he takes a split second to glance to Knox and asks quietly, "what've we got Sergeant?"

The blinding flash is confirmed as a Raptor gone as Maia instinctively lflinches. Hearing the sounds of war all around, she looks back at her ECO and offers an almost terse nod thats lightened by a flash of a smile. "Will do. Looks like we've got our hands full. Time to do what we do best."

"Secure perimiter, prepare to return fire!" Kostas may not be that big of a woman, but she's got a healthy pair of lungs, and for once her words are perfectly enunciated. "Pass it down the line!" She touches her medallions brieflysort of, through the armor vestand then moves to take position to carry out Amos' orders, taking a gander at those around them to make sure everyone got the message.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Mike-Six-Four, Butch, I copy. Strike, proceed to the following coordinates, let's knock out those guns. I think a couple of Mark Eighty-Twos should do it. Do not discharge over our friendlies."

Knox looks over at Amos, face terse. He's normally a quiet sort. Here? Knox is barking. "Anti-air batteries at the other end of the field, sir!" He slices a hand down the runway. "Looks like main force repellant is coming up from the base operations center." He slices a hand the other way towards the buildings be the parking ramp. "A whole godsdamned lot of 'em, too!"

Curling her hand into the sling of her rifle, she gets a better hold on it as she catches the orders, moving forward with the rest as they continue to fan out. Going to a knee, she checks her rounds and goes through her own vest briefly. She lifts the rifle, hitting the safety off as she waits for marching orders, letting out a breath as her head turns to gaze back at those nearest her. Afton nods her head and wipes fingers to her brow.

Assuming a defensive position, Brina takes to a knee and aims down 'range', listening to the chaos as it is made with. She looks at where the noise is coming from but doesn't fire herself, yet. Unlike her behavior during the training mission she is on her game now, attentive and listening to orders as they are given.

When everyone was still riding in their Raptors, Erik is as he usually is before landing. Strapped in tightly with his eyes closed, looking like he's napping with his gear secured at his side. Once the touch down occurs though, his eyes snap open and there is no shred of sleepiness in or around his eyes. The strap is quickly unfastened and the Heavy Weapons Marine is on his feet, gear picked up and slung around his back. The most visible object would be the missile launcher, same as the one he used when they hit the SABRE Site. As he steps off of the Raptor with the others, Erik turns his gaze to Amos and nods his head, "Understood, sir."

Amos watches Knox's gestures carefully, glancing in the directions indicated before steeling a glance behind his shoudler to see how the unloading is doing. Another glance to the incomings and then he turns to Kostas and orders, "once everyone is down, prepare to move," gesturing towards the base ops centre and that force of canners. Then, once again quieter to Knox, "any human-forms or likely Jacks amongst them?"

Fischer nods a little as he hears the orders, moving into position. Continuing to look around, he mutters something under his breath, keeping his rifle ready.

The scream of the engines of the Raptors is relentless. As soon as a dozen get off the ground, another dozen land. In only a few minutes, though, the combat-heavy Raptor crews have disgorged the entire company of Marines and they lift off to head back up to the Orion. Its time to get gas and bombs. The Raptors depart the area quickly except for those left providing air support for the Marines. Overhead, they dash for targets, the heavily-laden craft looking mighty goddamned angry in the afternoon sky. Time to move in.

Kostas signals several of the sergeants and their units. "Get ready to move! On my mark! Target ahead! Down the line!" They've been briefed, like good marines. She too looks down the line, and then back to Amos, ready to move when they're all ready to go.

Devlin's baritone slips through the cabin of his and Centerfold's raptor, "On the the fields wrought with beast and man, let the dark blood flow through the land. Crimson guard by Dionysus' hand see our men brought safely home. Apollo's arm be with our launch, see the dark brought low by our pressing task. Through chaos, despair, bleak, and harm, let our actions shine through for those above to see that which we shall have shed for age to come. Bring about the Lords and Ladies, let their vision cast upon us see that we lead mankind into eternity." It's a slow melodious song that allows him to focus his mind as his fingers mack lock on the first contact.

Bennett peels her raptor away from the main landing force, and guns her thrusters as the bus speeds toward the west— and the anti-aircraft emplacements. Right hand curved around the flight yoke, she readies one, two, three bombs with a few flicks of switches with her left, and makes brief eye contact with Ygraine over her shoulder. Nothing more than a terse nod, and the thrum of the bus's engines as they pick up speed.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Strike, Butch. Divide and conquer on those gun emplacements, call your targets. Over."

With the company fully unloaded, Amos gives Knox a brief nod and then lifts himself up and starts a crouching run towards the next bit of cover. "Kostas," he calls, "two groups, one runs the other covers, then swop." By his actions it looks like he's just claimed group one, leaving her the second. Then, to all and sundery who might be listening, "short, controlled, bursts!"

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Strike, Butch. Divide and conquer on those gun emplacements, call your targets. Over. (now on the right channel)"

"Divide TWO!" Kostas bellows. "Formation One, MOVE! Formation two, you move once they take cover. PREPARE FOR INCOMING!" She moves in the 2nd group, so that she can keep an eye on her two teams, and on Amos. "ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN BEFORE YOUR WEAPON. Short bursts! OOHRAH!" And then she's waiting for Amos to move, just as the first fire hits, raising her weapon to fire back.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett adds a moment later, with a crackle of static, "I've got number two, eastern emplacement."

Brie looks at Amos and gives him a smile before she shuffles off to a group, whichever one is closest if someone doesn't command them to break into specific ones. The safety on her weapon's thumbed off before she waits, being in the second group.

Mallas has moved up one bound, focusing on staying with his team. When the incoming starts to crack past, he drops prone again and braces his LMG on its bipod. At Kostas' order he opens fire. Squinting down the sight, he squeezes the trigger and sends a stream of lead downrange towads the Centurions. Bright red tracers, every fifth round, arc across the tarmac. The machinegun bucks and kicks. Short controlled bursts? Not with this baby.

As Devlin waxes poetic by way of song, Maia falls silent, allowing it to calm her too. Maybe she is suddenly finding religion as she readies her bombs, methodically doing the routine that comes so naturally to her.

Holding back with the second group, she waits for a good shot at one of the closer centurions as Afton aims down her gun. Once she can see the full figure of the walking toaster, she pulls back on her trigger, squeezing off a controlled burst that has her shaking slightly before settling her rifle more tightly into her shoulder. Eyes narrow as the PJ adjusts, leaning into her knee to strengthen her position.

[Into the Wireless] Maia says, "Butch, Centerfold. Taking number one, near the same area."

Getting into position, Fischer crouches down a little, to make sure any incoming fire doesn't have a large target to hit. Taking aim at one of the enemies, he sends off a burst at it, glancing around right after he has.

Ygraine's eyes dart sidelong as something on her screen indicates their raptor is being targeted. "Fox2's tryin' t'get a lock, Butch. Don't ya hate clingy boyfriends?" Translation: she's activating her countermeasures.

<COMBAT> Centgrp1 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent4 attacks Afton with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Cent3 attacks Mallas with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Cent1 attacks Amos with LMG Tripod - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod - Serious wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fox2 fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG - Moderate wound to ECM.
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG - ARMOR on Left Wing stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fox1 fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG - ARMOR on Right Wing stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG - Moderate wound to ECM.
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent2 attacks Kostas with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine suppresses Fox2 with Ecm. <successful>
<COMBAT> Mallas fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent1 with Lmg Ap - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent1 with Lmg Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent1 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent2 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent2 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent2 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent3 with Lmg Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent3 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Maia takes careful aim at Fox1.
<COMBAT> Kostas fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent2 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent2 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent2 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Right Arm.
<COMBAT> Knox fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Cent1 with Rifle AP - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Cent1 with Rifle AP but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Cent1 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent4 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent4 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent4 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Erik passes.
<COMBAT> Devlin suppresses Fox1 with ECM. <successful>
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent3 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bennett takes careful aim at Fox2.
<COMBAT> Amos fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent1 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent1 with Rifle Ap - Moderate wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent1 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Afton fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent4 with Rifle Ap - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent4 with Rifle Ap - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent4 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Knox has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.

A shot slams stock center of her chest, but turning with it, Afton grunts and lowers her weapon, noting the heavy fire some of the group is taken. Her eyes narrow and she slings her gun over her shoulder, already opening up her pack to take the time to get to a marine. Fischer is rushed towards as she tries to stay low, grasping at him as she mutters, "Stay down, keep firing while I get the bleeding to stop," she says loud enough to be heard. "COVER!" She calls over to a few rifleman, trying to get them to provide for their fellow marine as she presses bandages and begins to wrap Fischer up in a hurried field manner.

Brina staggers when she's it, another wound to the gut that has healed not that long ago from the first time she went out on a mission. "I'm hit…" But she can stay on her feet, albeit with a little unsteadiness to her. Her own attack misses, meaning it's time to change tactics. The same Centurion is aimed for but this time she sends a burst of three rounds its way.

Coop raises his rifle and fires, keeping right next to the Captain. "I've got Raptors dogpiling the large flak guns, Cap!" he barks over the gunfire, aiming a finger at the Raptors flying in overhead. "I've also got the Saloo and Pennibaker on gunfire support when you want it!" He keeps moving with the group, though, eyes intent and full of fire. Coop is in his element.

Devlin's song hit's a high note as sparks fly from the sensor pod on the Raptor and he clicks onto com, "Pod took a hit, X-fold, it's holding…barely." He tells Maia before clicking off coms again and sliding back into hois song without missing a beat. A low humm resonating through the ship as the damaged pod causes a bit of excess electromagnetic sound to shiver the metal. His eyes narrow at that sound, but he just adjusts the pitch of his song to put it in tune with the resonation, thus his dirge becomes a battle cry. "Ares, focus the mind, rise the blood, raise the hand, slay the beast that conquered our land."

As the Marines get into position, Erik fans out with the group he is assigned with. When they are engaged immediately, the Heavy Weapons Marine takes a knee to decrease his profile to the Cylons as he quickly pulls out the first Armor-Pierce rocket, loading it onto the shoulder mounted launcher. Once the live ammunition is loaded and secured, he hoists the launcher and takes aim at one of the bigger targets, ignoring the Centurions for now. With a press of trigger, the rocket roars out of the tube.

"Frak." mutters Milkshake, switching to missiles. "Godsdamned surface t'airs gonna give me grey hairs." See, Devlin? Yggy can rhyme, too!

"I certainly do," Bennett murmurs low, the brunt of her focus at the moment on maneuvering her raptor through choppy wind gusts while seeking a visual lock on that gun emplacement. Her focus is jarred briefly by a burst of gunfire that skitters across their flank and manages to shred some wiring, but she is nothing if not determined; with a little juke to the side, the rest whips harmlessly past.

Amos looks satisfied enough with his shooting, although he's far from celebrating yet as the metal foe continues to approach. Combat is well and truely join be he's calling again, "Team One, with me. Kostas, cover us." Closer they get, the easier it is to hit the canners after all, that and there's a patch of runway markers ahead that should do for better cover. "Understoon Sergeant," he replies to Knox, although this time he's keeping his eyes ahead as he drops down again and fires off another burst, not seemingly too bothered by the round that impacted into his torso.

Kostas' rifle flashes as she fires a burst at one of the Centurions at the same time its bullets fly by her. Afton's shout catches her attention though, and without hesitating the Ensign moves to send a burst towards the Centurion that was shooting at the PJ, in hopes of providing some protection distraction as the medic makes her way towards Fischer. "TEAM TWO—COVER TEAM ONE!" she bellows, as Team One gets ready to advance.

Stumbling a little backwards and then sinking to the ground as he's hit in the chest, Fischer mutters something angrily, mostly to himself. Nodding a little bit as he hears Afton's words, he turns his weapon to aim it at the same enemy as before, while staying down so he can get patched up now.

Mallas's fire starts to arc downrange, but he jerks as something extremely painful slams into his right leg. "Frak!" The jerk causes most of his rounds to go high, flying over the Centurion's heads. But he's not dead yet, and there's no time to look back and see what's happened to his leg. Maybe it's better that way. Back over the sights, he sends another long burst towards the canners.

The singing is somewhat calming but when they take a hit and the Raptor shudders, Maia holds right to the control and nods again. "Thanks, Ebb.. ILet's get this done.."

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Mike-Six-Four, Butch; can you give us some numbers on those gun emplacements? My mark one eyeball could use some assistance."

<COMBAT> Fox2 fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG - Moderate wound to ECM.
<COMBAT> Fox1 fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG - ARMOR on Engine stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG - ARMOR on Right Wing stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG - ARMOR on Left Wing stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Right Leg.
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent3 attacks Mallas with LMG Tripod - Serious wound to Left Arm.
<COMBAT> Cent2 attacks Kostas with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent1 attacks Amos with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Cent4 attacks Afton with LMG Tripod - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod - Light wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Fox2 with Missile Ap - NEAR MISS!
<COMBAT> Mallas fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent2 with Lmg Ap - Serious wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent2 with Lmg Ap - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent2 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent3 with Lmg Ap - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent3 with Lmg Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent3 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent4 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent4 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Maia uses a Bomb Racks!
<COMBAT>
<COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Right Next To Aa Battery-3720m - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Controls stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Controls stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Kostas fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent4 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent4 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent4 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Cent1 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Cent1 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Cent1 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent4 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent4 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent4 with Rifle AP - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Cent3 with Missile Ap - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Fox1 with Missile Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent3 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent3 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent3 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Bennett uses a Bomb Racks!
<COMBAT>
<COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Right Next To Aa Battery-9518c - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-9518c - NEAR MISS!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-9518c - ARMOR on Controls stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-9518c - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-9518c - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Amos fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent1 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent1 with Rifle Ap - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent1 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Afton treats Fischer:
< Chest (Serious): successful
< Right_Leg (Moderate): successful
< Abdomen (Moderate): successful
<COMBAT> Knox has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Afton has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Amos has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Cent1 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Cent3 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Cent4 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Afton spends a luck point to keep fighting!
<COMBAT> Amos spends a luck point to keep fighting!

Afton barely gets to treating Fischer when more wounds appear, across him and in the process she is caught square in the chest. She lets out a cry of surprise at first for being thrown back slightly, coughing as she lays there momentarily stunned. She can feel the warmth and then the pain start to spread outwards and she is quick to press a pain killer past her lips, she pushes herself up and glances to Fischer as she does what she can for herself, eyeing the others that are in need of her help, beginning towards Mallas and Brina.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Strike, Butch. Finish off those gun emplacements then we'll back it up and take out the two groups of centurions; Mike-Six-four, standing by for any coordinates you can feed us."

Devlin's body rocks with the movemetns that Maia throws into the controls, but he stays seated, casually reaching over to ensure he's properly strapped in, silly man. He looks towrads the front and then back at his controls, "Frak!" He comments, as he notes his missile sails wide, "Apollo, if you're watching, how about a little intervention this time around?" He mutters on his breath, locking in on that target again and waiting for the lovely buzz that tells him it's a lock.

Wincing as more bullets decide to violate his body, Fischer cries out something. Looking towards Afton now, he looks a bit concerned. But seeing that the medic is working on herself now, he turns back to enemies, firing off a burst at another one, rather quickly.

Another yelp of pain is made with by O'Connell who gets hit two more times. Hand bleeding and head now wounded as well as her gut, it leaving her woozy and shaken. "Shit!

Bennett twists to glance over her shoulder briefly, "Milkshake, any chance you can try to jury-rig that console for me?" The one that's sparking over there. She doesn't have time to figure out which one it is; Ygraine's more than capable of figuring out what needs to be done.

Another yelp of pain is made with by O'Connell who gets hit two more times. Hand bleeding and head now wounded as well as her gut, it leaving her woozy and shaken. "Shit!" Okay, time to get rid of the kid gloves. Her weapon is switched to full-auto and not one but three targets are chosen, all ones she hopes they can take out PDQ.

Mallas's world now consists of the shiney silver targets he can see over the top of his LMG, and the roar, heat, and flying shell casings coming from the weapon. An incoming round sparks off his machinegun and slices through his upper arm. There's no curse this time, just a blink of surprise as he finds a bunch of blood hitting him in the face. Something hurts. Deal with that later. The machinegun keeps firing in long, regular bursts.

[Into the Wireless] Knox says, "Strike, Six-Four!" There's a lot of gunfire in the background. "Targets hit, site still operational!" A break. "Roll southbound and reacquire! Engage at best speed, over!"

Seems Amos didn't get down quick enough, for while he manages to get a few hits in on the centurian he also takes a corker to the chest. It's not likely to be mortal, he can tell that much, but it staggers him badly and there's a definite grunt in pain as he picks himself up and surveys the territory ahead. Eyeing the seemingly endless centurians helets his rifle hand on it's sling and reaches for a grenade, eyeing the canners a moment before pulling the pin and hurling it at them and yelling the warning, "Frag out!"

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Six-Four, Butch. I copy. Strike is disengaging and coming around."

Keeping herself silent over the coms unless directly spoken to, Maia mostly just keeps up chatter between herself and her ECO when he offers his own information. The explosion of her bombs goes a little far out that while doing damage, she doesn't manage to take it out. "We've gotta make another pass, Ebb." This doesn't please her in the slightest. The question asked of Apollo has her asking in a musing voice. "What is it Apollo does again? I was getting a lesson on this earlier, but I think I forgot it all again."

Before Lance Corporal Jast could fire off his round at the Anti-Air, the chaos of the ground combat has his line of sight blocked and he is unable to acquire target. Instead, he quickly takes a look around the area for a better target. The one he picks out is a Centurion that is still new and shiny. Pressing the trigger, his rocket roars out and slams right into the toaster's chest, making scrap metal out of it. Once the shot is fired, Erik quickly hunkers down to reload his launcher.

Bennett puts on some speed, engines spinning up to a low whine as she drags the bus up and over the gun emplacement and around for another try.

Kostas's diversionary fire doesn't have the intended effect, and her swearing is lost in the noise as her bullets spray harmlessly overhead of the centurion and she hears Afton get hit again. "GROUP TWO! MOVE!" she bellows, echoing Amos' earlier orders. "Fire to suppress!" And she does, targeting the first Centurion in her sight.

"Copy that, Butch." Ygraine is already hunkering down under her knees to get under the console and start messing with the wiring.

<COMBAT> Fox2 fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fox2 attacks Bennett with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Kostas with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Kostas with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Kostas with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent6 attacks Amos with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent5 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Cent2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fox1 fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Bennett with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Bennett with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Bennett with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Bennett with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Bennett with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Bennett with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Bennett with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent7 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine treats Raptor-7019r:
< ECM (Moderate): unsuccessful
< ECM (Moderate): unsuccessful
<COMBAT> Mallas fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent5 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent5 with Lmg Ap - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent5 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent6 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent6 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent6 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent7 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent7 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Maia takes careful aim at Fox1.
<COMBAT> Kostas fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent5 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent5 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent5 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Fischer fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent5 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent5 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent5 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Erik passes.
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Fox1 with Missile Ap - Critical wound to Controls.
<COMBAT> Brina fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent2 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent2 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent2 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent2 with Rifle Ap - Moderate wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent2 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent5 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent5 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent5 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent5 with Rifle Ap - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Bennett takes careful aim at Fox2.
<COMBAT> Amos uses a Handgrenade Frag!
<COMBAT>
<COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Far From Cent7 - Light wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Cent7 - ARMOR on Right Leg stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Cent7 - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Afton treats Afton:
< Chest (Serious): successful
<COMBAT> Knox has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Cent2 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Cent5 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Cent7 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Aa Battery-9518c has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Fox2 has been KO'd!

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Centerfold, Ebb, much appreciated. Six-Four, we're going to give you a hand with those centurions."

Devlin's missile scores a beautiful strike upon his target. A firey blast brings about a falling shower of metalic slag that leaves the first Fox ending up quite erratic in its motions. "X-Fold, we're gettin em, we've got the air suppressed and coming down, let's help out our squishies on

A brief pause after another bullet hits his armor, but this time, Fischer's armor seems to do its job. "Stop playing around…" he mutters to himself, before he switches the weapon to full auto, aiming a spray of bullets to the Centurions now.

[Into the Wireless] Maia says, "Butch, Centerfold. Copy that, that'd be great. Appreciate it. We're going to try and finish this one off."

"I ain't gettin' any love from th'wirin' Butch, but I got two good missiles let." Ygraine pulls herself back up to the console. "Lemme put 'em t'use and then I'll take another hack at th'console."

Grunting below her breath, it takes her a little longer to get to Brina, but O'Connell is not going to be feeling the pain too much longer. Handing her some mild pain reliever as she begins to treat the MP's wounds. "Stay still, keep some fire off of us, yeah?" There is a tight, strained smile on her face as she is breathing a little heavier than moments before. Eyes close briefly before she wipes at her brow and the edge of the damp kerchief around her head. She sucks in a breath and bites her lip, attempting to staunch the blood flow from the woman's abdomen.

As Group 2 moves to catch up with Group 1, sticking to the plan, Kostas lays down another burst at one of the incoming Cylons. "KEEP IT TIGHT, MARINES!" After she's fired, Kostas will do a quick glance around, checking to see how much/if any stragglers there are, directing some of the nearby marines to keep them covered.

"Just hurry up… ow, frak. Careful… please. And thank you." While Afton makes with the medical voodoo Brina tries to keep the Centurions from hitting the medic. Full-auto yet again, she shoots at what is the last Centurion she can see from their vantage point.

"We'll get this Fox out of the way and go on to the next. Thanks, Ebb, damn nice shot." Maia returns back off the com, speaking just to her ECO instead. The Raptor is damaged but not as bad as it could be. She's readied the bombs and is prepared to drop them.

Bennett swoops in to make another pass at the gun emplacement with another bomb from her arsenal, but a missile from one of the other raptors handily smokes it in a rather impressive explosion of metal and dirt. The pilot makes a quick target change as she reaches for the pull-out trigger mechanism governing the raptor's minigun, right hand still steady on the stick as she maneuvers them in like the bird of prey they are tonight.

"Thats more like it!" Amos says, to no one in particular, as his greande goes off and a centurain tumbles. "Sergeant," he then starts, to Knox, I think the low-orbit boys could o with a little target practice. Have them deal with those large groups if you'd be so kind." Bringing his rifle up to his shoulder he selects a new target and fires off another burst, popping up a bit from behind his cover as he does so.

Mallas moves to take cover as best he can, before unloading more rounds at the incoming forces, before ducking back down as soon as possible.

With his rocket launcher reloaded, Erik hoists the large weapon back over his shoulder and takes aim at the Centurions as another wave arrives. Before he can fire off the heavy artillery though, he sees LMG fire ripping at where he is situated so he quickly rolls to the side.

[Into the Wireless] Knox says, "Saloo FDC, this is Mike Six Four with a call for fires! I need Immediate Suppression from a full battery! Location is Two One Niner Eight Five Five, north apron of the strip! Target is Centurions in the open! Request close supporting fire ASAP and we are danger close! Fire when ready, over!"

<COMBAT> Cent6 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent9 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent8 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Cent10 attacks Kostas with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Fox1 fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG - ARMOR on Engine stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fox1 attacks Maia with HMG and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Right Wing stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Amos with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Amos with LMG Tripod - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Amos with LMG Tripod - Serious wound to Left Arm.
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Centgrp1 with Missile Ap - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Mallas fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent8 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent8 with Lmg Ap - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent8 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent9 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent9 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent9 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent10 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent10 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Maia uses a Bomb Racks!
<COMBAT>
<COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Right Next To Aa Battery-3720m - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Controls stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Controls stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-3720m - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Kostas fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent8 with Rifle Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent8 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent8 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knox takes careful aim at Centgrp2.
<COMBAT> Fischer fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent6 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent6 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent6 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent8 with Rifle AP - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent8 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent8 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent9 with Rifle AP but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent9 with Rifle AP - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Erik takes careful aim at Cent9.
<COMBAT> Devlin attacks Fox1 with Missile Ap - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> Brina fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Bennett attacks Centgrp2 with 20mm Minigun - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Amos fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Afton treats Brina:
< Abdomen (Serious): successful
< Left_Hand (Light): successful
< Head (Moderate): successful
<COMBAT> Knox has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Amos has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Cent10 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Knox has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Mallas has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Amos spends a luck point to keep fighting!
<COMBAT> Knox spends a luck point to keep fighting!
<COMBAT> Mallas spends a luck point to keep fighting!

That last round brought down more than a few and after giving as much time as she can to Brina, Afton reaches up to tap the MP's arm. "Good shooting," She intones and pulls away, blessedly spared this round from finding the heat of guns upon her. She wipes her hands, already bloody across her pant legs and catches her breath as she notes the Captain eating dirt with a spray of blood. She grits her teeth and moves forward, having to brave the front lines at a quick run on open ground to get to him. "Captain!" She calls, skidding up next to him and Knox as she looks to the JTAC briefly before going for fingers begin to spread and mop up the wound at his chest. "I suggest you send someone else ahead, sir…" She intones, narrowing her eyes on her work

Devlin cheers, "We got it X-fold!" He exclaims at the Fox blip goes dead off his DRADIS. "Clear the ground while I push around back here and see if I can get that humm situated." He tells his pilot and starts humming a song as he drops out of his chair and slides across the narrow passageway to start pulling off the panel over the pod control. He stares for a long moment at the wires inside, notes a little bit of electrical smoke and sighs. Blowing on the smoke he shrugs his shoulder and closes the panel, after saying a quick prayer, "Should be about as good as its gonna get, hope you don't mind the noise." He slips across and hops back into his chair.

With atmosphere and gravity to fight against, Ygraine is undoubtedly feeling the g-forces by now as Bennett firewalls the thrusters and punches the bus groundward. As they hurtle into the fray, it may seem for a moment that she plans on CFITing them— until with a deafening GRRHWHRRRRR, the minigun lights up and begins shredding through the suddenly-near group of centurions like a knife through butter. One of their missiles launches, and slams into the other group of centurions with similar devastation. And then the pilot hauls up on the stick, and they go lancing back up into the night again.

Knox is barking into her radio with one hand and trying to use his spotting scope with the other. He's finally taken a knee beside a truck and turns his head, lifting his rifle at a target when a stray round comes whizzing in. It blows a small chunk right off his hand and he lets off a loud curse, the rifle's handgrip exploding. He stands up from behind the truck and takes the rifle and just throws it towards the offending bot. "FRAK YOU, DICKLESS!" He looks over to Afton and Amos, though, drawing his sidearm.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Six-Four, the centurions on you have taken some significant damage. Both gun emplacements have been neutralised."

Brina takes the time after her last volley to crouch down behind whatever makes convenient cover, taking the time to catch her breath at the same time she reloads. The throbbing in the various wounded parts is dulled by whatever Afton did to her but it's pretty easy to tell that it is just a quick fix and probably won't work for long. Someone get that poor Marine some morpha, stat!

Doing some quick math in his mind, Fischer realizes his rifle is almost out of bullets this time. So he switches to send off a single shot now. Aiming for the first Centurion he can spot now.

Sticking his head up to get a better shot appears to do Amos no favours at all as he takes a a couple of hefty hits that drive his own shots wide and high. His return to cover is more a drop than a careful lowering and is greated by another, louder, grunt of pain this time. "Frak" he mutters as he starts to drag himself back into a firing position, pausing only to let Afton get in behind him and start work, "you know, I think here is a good positon for now," he replies, before lining up another target and firing once more.

It appears that rolling out of the way saved Erik a world of hurt as the ground where he was kneeling at is torn up, dirt clods thrown up into the air from the LMG fire. He returns his attention to the Centurion he was aiming at and takes aim again, this time firing off another round of the rocket.

"It's always the ECM that takes the hit. Last mission it was fried. I'm glad you're still able to work with it." Glancing back but it's a brief motion before Maia takes the firing mechanism for the mini guns. "Time to help out the ground folks…" She is worried about the Marines down there with nothing and goes into full support mode now that the fox is cleared. "Nicely done, Ebb."

"Shit!" Kostas says as a bullet tears into her left hand. "Argh!" She ignores the blood trickling around her fingers though for the moment, her eyes on Afton as the medic comes to the front to treat Amos. "On your command, we advance again, Sir, and wait for you to catch up, yeah?" She looks to her group, calling out "TEAM TWO, READY!! TEAM ONE, HOLD! We can go next round, Sir, you want?" She aims and fires, before crouching down again for a response.

"I think th'ECM will do for now, but there ain't nothin' t'suppress. Switching back t'missiles." Ygraine calls out, refocusing her efforts on the weapon systems.

Mallas keeps his position, grunting and swearing as he moves out from cover long enough to fire and then duck back down. Ouch.

"Got it," Bennett calls back, hand closing over the trigger again as they prepare to swoop in for another strafing run.

<COMBAT> Cent8 tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Cent6 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent9 tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Centgrp1 with Missile Ap - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Mallas fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent6 with Lmg Ap - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent6 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent6 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent8 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent8 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent8 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent9 with Lmg Ap - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent9 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Maia attacks Centgrp2 with 20mm Minigun and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Left Leg (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Centgrp2 with Artillery and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent8 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Cent9 with Missile Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Devlin passes.
<COMBAT> Brina finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Bennett attacks Centgrp2 with 20mm Minigun - Serious wound to Left Arm.
<COMBAT> Amos fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent8 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent8 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent8 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Afton treats Amos:
< Abdomen (Light): successful
< Chest (Moderate): successful
< Chest (Serious): successful
< Left_Arm (Serious): successful
<COMBAT> Knox has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Cent8 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Cent9 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 has been KO'd!

The rifle is easy to reload and then the bolt is pulled back, Brina's weapon once again ready to fire. 'Die, mother fraker, she thinks while squeezing the trigger when she is fully out of cover, the walking tin can hopefully about to have a very bad day.

The arm and chest the worst of the mix, Afton focuses there with a passing attention to the other wounds on the Captain. Tapping his arm, she wipes her hands to her pants again and offers him a painkiller quickly injecting the needle into his arm with a firm, "HOLD STILL" that done, she packs her things up and starts to look about. Noticing Mallas ducking low, but still taking fire, the PJ picks her way over to him and nods her head when she reaches, still somewhat out of breath. "Hello…okay I need you to hold still…keep firing if you like." SHe offers him a smile.

Devlin's work with the panel has him whistling a tune, realizing that perhaps he should have a talk with Toby when he gets back on the Orion. Settling in and drawing his personal restraints around his shoulders and waist again he grins forward, "Give em 'hell' X-Fold!" He tells her before going back to his controls and scanning heavily for any additional critters that may be bringing themselves up on the screen.

Ygraine lets out a whoop as the Centurion Grouping blows into tiny tinny bits. "Excellent!" she cheers, but that's it for her missiles. Best she can do now is search for something to suppress if she can. Oh look, a Forge.

"Hold here!" Amos calls, not turning to Kostas but hoping she'll hear, "we have help from above you don't want to get too close too." That help that just missed. There's a couple of grimaces as Afton's work continues but he knows it's all in a good cause so doesn't grumble. He doesn't stop firing though, bar that moment when he holds still for the injection, then it's back to another short burst.

Mallas continues to blaze away, the LMG rattling in a rythym of firing and re-adjusting his aim behind the kicking and bucking automatic weapon. Afton's presence causing him to look up at her, but his expression is blank, without understanding. Did he even hear? He just goes back to shooting.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Strike, Butch. Two more groups of centurions incoming, and we've got a forge to deal with now. Milkshake, see if you can give us some suppression here. Six-Four, watch for incoming."

Pop up, keep firing, then back down. "TEAM TWO! HOLD!" Kostas bellows as she does. "Aye, Sir!" she tells Amos. Once more she looks back to those around from her position, trying to get at least a glimpse of as many of the Marines as she can.

"X-fold! We've got a beast on the horizon, bigun Forge bastard, he's lighting up my screen, gonna try and scramble, see if you can keep us outta the big gun's arc." He exclaims, and then bunkers down, as the humm increases in the cabin as he forces more power through that damaged pod, pushing it's power in invisible waves towards the bastard on the horizon.

Nodding as his weapon clicks empty, Fischer ducks behind the nearest cover he can find as he works on reloading the rifle. Muttering something under his breath as he does, trying to keep himself safely behind the cover now.

When her ECO warns of the forge, Maia immediately changes tactics and goes back to the bombs, what she has remaining. "Taking an evasive action while I try and get a bead on it. Hold on tight, Ebb and if you want to pray, now's a good time for it."

<COMBAT> Devlin suppresses Forge1 with ECM. <successful>
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Amos with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent12 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod - COVER stops the attack.
<COMBAT> Forge1 uses a MISSILE AA!
<COMBAT>
<COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Far From Raptor-3239b - Moderate wound to Body (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Raptor-3239b is not hit by shrapnel.
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Cent6 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent13 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent11 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Left Wing stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Ygraine suppresses Forge1 with Ecm. <successful>
<COMBAT> Mallas fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent11 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent11 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent11 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap - Moderate wound to Right Leg (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent13 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent13 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Maia takes careful aim at Forge1.
<COMBAT> Kostas fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent11 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Right Hand stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent11 with Rifle Ap but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent11 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Centgrp1 with Artillery and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Erik passes.
<COMBAT> Brina fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Bennett attacks Forge1 with 20mm Minigun - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> Amos fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent6 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Afton treats Mallas:
< Left_Arm (Serious): successful
<COMBAT> Knox has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Cent6 has been KO'd!
<FS3> Knox rolls Gunnery + Communications: Success.

[Into the Wireless] Ygraine says, "Ebb, Milkshake. I think th'only way t'keep that Forge from actin' up is for us both t'keep on it."

Ygraine speaks into her comm and continues to focus her countermeasure system on that Forge.

[Into the Wireless] Devlin says, "Milkshake, Ebb. Got the beast on a full suppress, Pod's a humming, if you see smoke, bring the smores, out."

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Strike, Butch. Good hits. Affirmative, Milkshake, stay on that forge. We still have three groups of centurions moving in; Six-Four, I repeat, watch for flak."

A snarl rumbles from Brina. About time that mother frakker goes down. A hand brushes over her face to rid it of a bit of blood from the head wound before, once more, firing.

"CONTROLLED BURSTS!" Kostas bellows out as a reminder, though there's a flash of a grin, probably unseen, except in her voice that echoes after. "Save some 'f th' fun for later!" Kostas looks down at her clip, swearing lightly, but stands up to fire off her remaining two shots anyway.

Devlin's voice into the coms comes clear as he then watches the DRADIS and mutters, "Suppressing, we'll see if we can keep it occupied, help the support if you can, X-Fold, we need to keep those groups off our Marines!" He growls a wonderful sort of sound as he starts to humm along with the yowling pod.

Grimacing as another round from the Cylons move past the cover to slice into Fischer's ribs. Finishing reloading, he switches to full auto again, leaning against his cover as he gets the rifle out to fire at the enemy once more.

Amos has to duck a bit as he takes incoming fire, but thankfully this time he comes through unscathed. So does the centurian he's firing at mindm which is less good. "Compliments to the Saloo, Sergeant," he states simply, "tell her to keep going as she is." Then to Kostas, "status Ensign?" Then back to Knox, "let me know as soon as we're clear to signal the Collin's Peak. I want to start clearing those buildings and locking this place down as soon as possible."

Raptor 7019's guns light up like fireworks on Colonial Day, bright against the gloaming night. The bus is pinwheeled on one wing as Bennett puts it through its paces, and its crew all but thrown against their seats. Bleep-bleep as another lock is acquired, and the RATATATATAT of the guns seeking marching metal.

Mallas checks his fire momentarily when something else stabs him in the arm. But this time the pain is numbed instead of intensified. He looks upwards towards Afton again, huge eyes staring at her under the brim of his helmet. Oh. Corpsman. Right. He leaves her to her work and gets back to his own, shifting his fire to another set of Centurions. "Ares take you mother frakker!" The LMG rattles again. Is there no end to these things?

ECM on the fritz, Forge determined to make them another statistic, Maia remains as evasive as she can while trying to get a good aim on the forge. Soon as she feels she's got it, she takes a deep breath and drops the bombs, saying her own silent prayer. Even in the middle of the fight they were in, she takes a moment to wonder how the Vipers were faring, but she doesn't allow herself to linger on that thought long. "Doing what I can, Ebb.. doing all I can."

Knox looks back to Amos and gives him a terse nod. His eyes glances skywards where the corvettes are blowing holes through the clouds and then back down while the rounds fall. "Almost there, Captain!"

<COMBAT> Bennett will attack Centgrp3 this turn.
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Amos with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent13 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Cent12 attacks Brina with LMG Tripod - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Forge1 uses a MISSILE AA!
<COMBAT>
<COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Far From Raptor-3239b - Moderate wound to Body (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Raptor-3239b is not hit by shrapnel.
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Fischer with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Cent11 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine suppresses Forge1 with Ecm. <successful>
<COMBAT> Mallas fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent11 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent11 with Lmg Ap - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent11 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent11 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent11 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Maia uses a Bomb Racks!
<COMBAT>
<COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Right Next To Aa Battery-0560k - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-0560k - ARMOR on Weapon stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-0560k - ARMOR on Weapon stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-0560k - NEAR MISS!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-0560k - ARMOR on Weapon stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-0560k - ARMOR on Controls stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Aa Battery-0560k - ARMOR on Weapon stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Kostas fires a 2 round burst!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent13 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kostas attacks Cent13 with Rifle Ap - Serious wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Kostas's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Knox attacks Centgrp1 with Artillery - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent11 with Rifle AP - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent11 with Rifle AP - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent11 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent13 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent13 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Cent13 with Missile Ap - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Devlin suppresses Forge1 with ECM. <successful>
<COMBAT> Brina fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent13 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent13 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent13 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bennett attacks Centgrp3 with 20mm Minigun - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Amos fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent11 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent11 with Rifle Ap - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent11 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Left Leg stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Afton fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Cent11 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Cent13 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Aa Battery-0560k has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Forge1 has been KO'd!

Kostas ducks more fully behind cover to reload her weapon, taking a moment to survey the rest of the Marines as she does so, the motion so familiar and ingrained. "Looks like we got a few banged up, Cap'n," she replies. "Hell, guess it weren't no fair to the motherfrakkers if we don' have a bit of a handicap, yeh? No one down though, Sir. PJ keepin' it tight!"

Glancing uncertainly at Mallas after her round, Afton touches his arm and checks his bandages when no call for medic goes up at first. Relief washes over her, everyone is still alive but perhaps a bit beat up. Even herself. She touches the wound at her chest but then turns for a moment to smile at Mallas. "Keep it comin'" she says in a supportive tone as the pararescue moves forward, pushing to her feet as she becomes more aggressive, narrowing her eyes on her target, centering her sights and pulling.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Six-Four, Butch. Third group of centurions is down. Do we have any more incoming?"

Cooper barks into his radio about ceasing artillery fire as he watches the Raptors knife across the sky. Dark eyes squint against the sunlight and after there's a large secondary explosion from the Forge site, the JTAC nods and looks back to Amos. "Time to call in the rest of the party, sir." There's more on his radio and he nods as he peers around the side of a truck.

[Into the Wireless] Knox says, "Butch, Six-Four. Copy. We've got a small mess of chromes coming at us from the east." There's a pause. "Throwing purple smoke. Mark half a mile at bearing three-zero-zero. Fire at will, sir!"

Knox takes a round grenade from his kit, pulls the pin, and chucks it high into the air as purple smoke starts billowing out.

Devlin's thrown about in his chair as their bird is rocked by several explosive anti-air missiles. A hissing from the wing as the raptor takes some more serious damage and Devlin throws down a quick prayer to Dionysis to watch over them, "Rockin' and a rollin'. We got the canners foldin'. Red's are dead and we're coming clean on the screen, keep it up X-fold!" Devlin sings a merry little tune, if only to cover up the screaming hiss and whine of the machine around them, which is only mildly worrying.

"Understood," Amos calls back to Kostas, although he glance goes down to Knox as he gets the word he's been waiting for. "Compliments to the Collins Peak then Sergeant," he states with a grin, "tell them to come on in, the water is lovely." Of course, there's still centurians on the go so with a couple of thousand more pairs of boots coming to join the fun he goes back to the main exercise of downing toasters.

Brina grins in a way that's not pretty, nor is it anything angelic. It's evil and cold and speaks well of the hate she feels for the Cylon. Another tinner is seen and aimed for, this time a single shot aimed right for its mechanical brain pan.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Six-Four, Butch. I copy. Moving to engage. Strike, mind your lateral separation."

Ducking down again as soon as he's fired his shots, Fischer takes a few deep breaths, before he moves a little to the side, enough to get a view. Aiming for the one Centurion he can see now, and fires the fullauto at that one particular.

Bennett's hand closes around the stick, and she eases onto the thrusters to bring their bus skyward again, and well clear of the grenade being lobbed by Knox. Her neck cranes as she gazes out the windscreen, seeking a visual target on the group of centurions moving in from the east.

Mallas's machinegun continues firing at the Cenutrions. Sight, squeeze off a burst, steady down and fire again. That's all he's got to do. The Corpsman's encouraging words are met with a side-long glance and a quick shout of "What?" But he can see she is not trying to tell him to do something. "Ok!" And's back to firing.

Ygraine is out of missiles, and can't suppress a cluster of centurions. She'll have to ride this out.

Maia holds tight as their craft shudders with another hit and she checks the gauges and finds everything still holding on for now. She listes to the coms and watches for the purple smoke, but for now she's determined to get the other group that keeps shooting at the Marines. Ebb's rhyming allows her to relax a little, enjoying how he's trying to keep it light instead of concentrating on their damaged Raptor. And the smoke from the ECM. Right… "Nice nice, Ebb."

Coop nods several times to Amos. "You got it, skipper!" That's one helluvan old term. Knox looks down to his wiring and flicks a switch. "Hammer, this is Rod on Four. How copy?" He waits a few seconds and nods. "Hammer, Rod Actual says traffic: Brickhouse. Repeat, Brickhouse. Out." He then throws a thumbs up to Amos.

Bennett calls over her shoulder to Ygraine, "Think you can manage the CAPARMS, Vashti? Might be bumpy.." What with her having to swerve to dodge incoming fire.

<COMBAT> Cent12 attacks Knox with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Afton with LMG Tripod - Light wound to Right Arm.
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Afton with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Afton with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod - Serious wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Erik with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Left Arm.
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Kostas with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 attacks Kostas with LMG Tripod - Serious wound to Right Arm.
<COMBAT> Mallas fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Mallas attacks Cent12 with Lmg Ap - ARMOR on Left Leg stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Maia attacks Centgrp4 with 20mm Minigun - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Kostas finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Knox tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Fischer fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer attacks Cent12 with Rifle AP - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Fischer's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Erik passes.
<COMBAT> Devlin passes.
<COMBAT> Brina attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Bennett attacks Centgrp4 with 20mm Minigun - Serious wound to Right Arm.
<COMBAT> Amos fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Amos attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Afton fires a 3 round burst!
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap - Light wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Afton attacks Cent12 with Rifle Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knox has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Cent12 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Centgrp4 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Kostas has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Kostas spends a luck point to keep fighting!

The thwap thwap of bullets hitting the ground around her finally catches up as one clips her arm and jerks her slightly. She doesn't stop her moving, getting in closer and letting out a breath as the last is brought down. She lowers for a moment, turning her head to get a look at the others and taking cover - just in case. She moves over towards the Platoon leader, "Ensign…just lay still yeah..I got this.." The blood on her arm and chest is soaked through the bandages as her hand lifts to wipe at her sweat. "I think we got it.." She admits softly.

Devlin watches his Dradis for a moment longer and see's nothing on screen adn then looks up to Centerfold, "LEt's get our boys, we've got a clear line, Purple smoke was the cue," With that the ECO pops his restraints and heads for the door. Waiting till the small portal shows they're low enough as he's hooking his safety line to the door frame. Closer still and he pops the door and leans out, the doorgun slung out and into view of the field. "Coming in, let's get our friendlies home!" He calls out with a smile.

With the last of the Centurians going down, Amos is quick to start yelling fresh orders. "Secure this area! We have friendlys inbound and then we're going building to building." A glance to Knox to see if there's any more news over the radio and then he continues, "take a moment. Reload. Grab a swing or water if you need it." Then, importantly, "eyes out. I want to know the second anyone sees something move."

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Six-Four, Butch. All enemy units have been destroyed. Confirm we are cleared for landing."

Brina mutters but doesn't move, her rifle still held at the ready. Tired and growing weak, she looks like she very well just might fall asleep on her feet. Somehow, she is able to comply with the Captain's orders.

There's a splatter of blood spray across the barrier as a bullet finally hits true, ripping through Kostas' right upper arm. "FRAKKIN' hell that hurts!" she shouts, at least managing to not drop her weapon dangerously on the ground. She grins up at Afton slightly woozily, as she's patched up. "Thanks, PO2," she says raspily, waiting until the PJ has done her work and taking a moment before she sits up, and then stands, leaning up against a barrier while she takes a swing of water. "Eyes sharp!" she echoes, her own scanning the area, though she calls out for a few relatively uninjured Dog Platoon folks by name for them to do the same.

Seeing Afton get hit with a graze but keep moving. He shakes his head, looking up and out as everyone focuses fire on the last groups still standing. There's a thin smile of satisfaction on his face, a nod being made afterwards. He rises from his kneel and moves over to Afton and takes out a small bandage from his kid and begins working on his arm while she works on his boss. Coop looks to Kostas and nods. "Yeah, you'll do, sir. I suppose we can keep you."

The clear call was all she was waiting for and Maia does as directed by her ECO, guiding the Raptor to the purple smoke while keeping an eye on the DRADIS. The damaged Raptor protests mildly, but she coaxes with promises of a check up when they return back to Orion.

And another cluster of tincans goes down in a hail of bullets. Somewhere in that mess, a few marines have been hit as well, but there's no chance of Bennett being able to sort out who or what in all that's going on. "Good job, Vashti," she speaks over her shoulder, thumb off the radio button. "Prep for inbound, eyes on DRADIS. I wonder how the vipers are faring." The last is a soft rumination as she guides the bus in on an approach vector.

"Ya see th'smoke?" Yggy asks of Bennett, and while the raptor is on approach, begins to prep it for incoming and to lower the hatch.

[Into the Wireless] Knox says, "Butch, Mike Six-Four. Thanks you very much for all your services. Looks like playtime on our end is over. We appreciate the help. I'll buy you a few drinks myself. Six-Four, out."

Briefly glancing to Knox as he seems to be attempting to patch her up, Afton nods her head to Kostas. "It's the least I can do, sir," the PJ intones and tenses as the wound is bumped. They are quite the sad bunch, peppered with bullets as they were and still bleeding for the most part. "This is ours now, we have bled all over it..lets go get the rest of it." She pats Kosta's should carefully before stowing the rest of her gear and checking the bandage the JTAC put in place, "Well done…" She admits faintly to him and then starts to move for Erik. She has a job.

Seeing no more enemies, Fischer slumps back a bit behind his cover. Weapon dropping to the ground, he takes a few deep breaths, before he pulls out two photos from under the bodyarmor, thankfully from places where blood hasn't touched them. Moving one, then the other, up in front of his face, he smiles a little. "Still here…" he tells the persons on the photos. "For you… Both of you…" Putting the pictures back, he takes a few deep breaths as he moves to load the weapon again now. Smile gone from his face as he slowly gets back to his feet, using the cover to help him steadying himself.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Teatime, this is Butch. We have neutralised ground forces at Crandall AFB, and are preparing to land. Do you require any assistance? Over."

After a moment, Kostas pushes off, to make the rounds, assessing the state of those that remain to see if any need to go back to the ship. Once that's done, she'll move back over to where Amos is, dark eyes still scanning the horizon.

With the last of the Centurions falling, Erik knows it's a victory, at least this engagement, but the last round of engagement doesn't come with some pain. While he was trying to reload his rocket launcher again, a group of Centurions tear into him with LMG fire, one that cuts into his neck. He doesn't fall on his back, in fact finishing the reloading just in case it's needed but immediately after, he pushes a hand against the wound, "Frak!"

"Affirmative," Bennett tells her backseater after a moment. "I see it. Adjusting course. We'll be making a short hop back to Orion, I think, unless the vipers need us immediately. Do you have a list of anything you need done while we are there?"

Amos is proped up against the runway markers he'd been using as cover, keeping his eyes out as he swops out his half empty mag for a fresh one. There's nothing moving out there, bar Knox's smoke which is still drifting on the breeze so he risks a quick glance to Kostas she she appears. "How's it looking back there?" he asks, knowing she's done a quick round, "we can evac out anyone that needs it once the Peak arrives. Then it'll be moving forwards to take the buildings, secure the field's perimeter and getting Colonel Spree's lot in to get those birds working again."

"Missile re-load and let's use th'time t'do our best t'get the ECM repaired." Ygraine tells Bennett.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Teatime, Butch. I copy. We will have medical on standby. Please advise if you require SAR crew."

Devlin's listening to the coms as he leans out and surveys the feild from the business end of his doorgun. Seeing no hostiles, he waits for the raptor to hit the ground, before he's waiting for Bennett to relay the orders from Air, else he'll do it himself. He waits at the back of the raptor, hatch open, and waving in the wounded.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Copy, Teatime."

Afton comes to rest near Erik and she mutters over his wounds, "Its called cover," she teases, though in deadpan. The PJ removes more bandages, doing her best to clean her hands before engaging the new wounds, watching the marine for a moment. She offers a faint smile before pressing the gauze to the worst of it, clearing the wound for inspection before she begins to address more clear problems. "Take a break for the moment, yeah?" She asks of him, lifting her voice and leaning in to be heard as she wraps his arm first, noticing the heavy bleeding.

"All right," Bennett murmurs, pulling out her under-console datapad once they touch down, and making a few notes while Ygraine likely helps shove the hatch open and load up injured.

"Not bad, Sir. We got a handful going, but almost the full platoon's here." She takes another swig from her canteen, squinting towards the building in the distance. "Understood," she replies, reaching into a utility pocket for her personal kit to wrap her left hand lightly.

Somewhere at the rear of the base, probably in the AMARG facility, there's another large firefight going on. It picks up then dies off every few seconds, the bangs and booms of it sounding miles distant and only audible when someone isn't talking beside another. But one sound starts far lower and rises until it can no longer be ignored. The ground is nearly shaking as the Collins Peak, the Marine Assault Ship, bursts through a cloud on its controlled descent. Skids the side of twin family homes drop down on hydraulics and engines billow dirt everywhere. Pretty much everyone is going to have to block their eyes as rocks and debris go airborne. Shell casings roll and skitter across the pavement. With a very deep, metallic thud, the massive vehicle sets down and even before all the weight is on it, ramps are dropping from its front and two on each side. The Marines have landed in force.

Bennett turns to gaze out the windscreen, enraptured, as the Collins Peak blows through the cloud cover and comes in for a landing. Even with several inches of bullet-resistant glass between her and the dust and rocks and shell casings being kicked up, she reflexively squints her eyes.

"Ain't that a pretty sight." Ygraine breathes once she's settled in. "Let's get back home and get back out there for our vipers."

When the combat medic arrives, Erik looks over to Afton and smirks, shaking his head, "I was using my rockets as cover." A joke answered with a joke, at least it should be a joke. Using heavy ammunition as cover would have a rather… spectacular ending. When she begins to check the wound, the Lance Corporal pulls his hand away and grunts an affirmative, "How did you fare? Was chaotic as hell, damn Centurions everyone. Guess things haven't changed since I was last assigned here."

"And here's the cavalry," Amos replies to Kostas with a smile. Pushing himself up to his feet, using the marker as leverage and grimicing a bit as he does so, he hugs his rifle to his chest and moves towards the newly arrived ship, looking for their OC to brief so proceeings can continue at pace.

With the landing of the big ferry, Devlin leans into the hatch, his arm coming up to cover his eyes as the dust and FOD goes slinging on by. When it becomes bearable again, he leans back out, waiting, covering if need be, the arrival of the host of marines a welcome sight, even if he is a flyboi. His lips turn upwards in a smile of epic proportions, even through the puffy purple upper lip, and he grins at his marines, counting heads as he does so, noticing that the same that went in are coming back out, and his prayers take on a note of triumph at the thought.
[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Strike, Butch. Let's finish loading and prep for return to Orion. Six-Four, it was good working with you. Stay safe out here."

"Just as well as everybody else, I fear, which is not saying much," The bandage at her own chest is a near brilliant red, but the bleeding has stopped. "Here I was looking forward to vacationing a little…how are you feeling Lance?" Afton asks of him, not looking up from her work as she reaches for the tape and tapes off the bandage before moving to the next. A faint smile and then a sigh before it fades, falling to quiet as the Parajumper continues to address the excess of bodily harm.

Looking back at Devlin, Maia grins when she sees his. "How's it looking, Ebb?" Remaining in her seat, she tries to get a good look at the wounded while listening to the Vipers. Something has her wearing a worried look.

Kostas watches the huge ship come into land—first shielding her eyes with her hand, then turning her head away to let the worst of the stuff pelt the back of her head and helmet. "Fuck yeah," she says enthusiastically to Amos' remark. She grins at his back as he starts to move off, a bit of pride there watching the knocked-down-but-pops-back-up Captain on his way. In the meantime, she straightens her shoulders, eyes sharpening as she takes over temporary watch and supervision of the line.

Not on full-com, Devlin is blissfully unaware of what Maia is listening to and so he's more focused on the wounded, "Looks like we're got all the grounders accounted for, no stiffs, it's a good op, so far…" He calls out to his pilot, waiting to see if anything is going to come their way, "May be that they don't need pickup, could be that we return for refueling, and seeing if we can get some of these panels pasted before heading back out."

Bennett keeps half an eye on the loading of her passengers, though most of her attention is on running through a quick check of her systems in advance of the return trip. Multi-tasker that she is by necessity, she's doing a cursory head count as they file — or are carried — in and buckled into their seats. "All right, let's close it up, Milkshake. We're all full." Back to her controls, the datapad is slid away as she gets the engines spun up once more.

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Strike, Butch. Please confirm you are full and all clear for dustoff."

Coop watches Kostas for a moment before something distracts him on the radio and he steps away, looking down at his hand and the bloody chunk taken out of it. He sighs, going about wrapping a bandage around it as he sits down heavily at the edge of an old shell hole.
[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Teatime, Butch. We are dusting off and preparing to return to Orion, pending your orders."

Doing her own post-pre-flight check, Maia continues listening to the coms. "Sounds like our Vipers are having trouble. I want to get out there in case any have to eject." The tone is flat. "They're going to need someone if it stays this bad. Toast, Punchie, Storm are all hit it sounds like."

As Amos apparoaches the peak, one of the disembarking marines breaks off and approaches him. There's a brief chinwag, with indications being made first towards teh now defunked AA batteries, then then towards the Ops centre which had been spilling centurians and finally off towards the AMARG facility where the other gunfire came from. A bit more chin waggingand then they're shaking hands and separating again, each retutning to their own units. "Alright," he states to Orion's marines, "last chance to get back to the ship if you need it. If not, stay tight til the Peak's boys are in position then those who are able come with me and we'll aid them in clearing the rest. hose not able one, why didn't you book a seat on the raptos and two, get your arses over the the Peak so they can take a look at you." A pause, then, "and bloody well done. Any questions?"

Kostas starts to walk around again, though she still keeps an eye out for anything suspicious. She unzips an exterior pouch on her uniform, thankfully one that isn't blood spattered, and offers a small wrapped hard candy to each of her grunts. Or anyone else who happens to be around. Little something to take the blood and dust out of one's mouth, give a little boost of morale and sugar. She's handed one to each of her Marines who'll take one by the time Amos gets back. When the Captain returns she snaps to.

Devlin nods to MAia and swings in, hitting the hatch, "Let's go, we're empty, looks like Butch has what few needed evac," he tells his pilot then lumbers across, near yanked back on his safety line. He grunts and rolls his eyes as he steps back and undoes the clasp from the hard-point above the door. That done he then makes am ore graceful attempt at seating himself in his seat and buckling down. "Bird's crispy and she's got a bit of a whine, but we can hit Ess n Arrr, if they need us. Going heavy on the DRADIS, will see if I can pick anything up, let me know what's happening up there Centerfold."

[Into the Wireless] Bennett says, "Strike, Butch. I repeat, please confirm status for dustoff."

As soon as it's given and her ECO is inside, Maia reports into the com what's happening and when he's secure, she lifts off when cleared to do so, her voice still communicating over the coms. "See anything?" Sure, she's impatient for the DRADIS report, but the Vipers are in trouble.

[Into the Wireless] Maia says, "Flight, Centerfold. Heading to you guys in case someone has to eject. We'll be right there, hold on tight and keep them Vipers up."

The shooting ends, and Mallas manages to reload his LMG before he sits up. Frak, his arm is a mess. The private gets his canteen out and takes a swig, apparently happy to wait for med-evac. The landing Marines from the Collins Peak are greeted with a bellowing shout. "Hey Assholes! You guys have a nice flight!?" One of the grunts streaming off yells back at Mallas "Yeah! You scare the Toasters off with that ugly mug of yours?" To which a disgruntled Mallas yells back, "Yeah, You're welcome!" Frakker.

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