2237-04-15 - Battle for Honnal - Air

The air wing participates in the Battle for Honnal.

Date: 2237-04-15

Location: Above Honnal Starport

Related Scenes: None

Plot: Operation: Jungle Fever

Scene Number: 744

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It's the largest offensive that the Colonial Forces has been involved with to date - a joint attack against the Cylon stronghold at the occupied city of Honnal. It's believed that human prisoners may be in the area, so the pilots are under instructions to be careful of their targets and avoid collateral damage as much as possible. There are several groups of planes - some CF, some Canceron Air Force - and each have their own separate objective.

This group is the tip of the spear. Their primary goal is to take out the anti-aircraft batteries scattered around the city, but it's expected that they'll run into Cylon fighter screens to waylay them on the way down. The Vipers will focus on the fighters while the Raptors go after the AA batteries.

Right now the flight has just launched from Galactica and is bound for the planet, Webb back in a Viper and in the lead.

It's the largest offensive that the Colonial Forces has been involved with to date - a joint attack against the Cylon stronghold at the occupied city of Honnal. It's believed that human prisoners may be in the area, so the pilots are under instructions to be careful of their targets and avoid collateral damage as much as possible. There are several groups of planes - some CF, some Canceron Air Force - and each have their own separate objective.

This group is the tip of the spear. Their primary goal is to take out the anti-aircraft batteries scattered around the city, but it's expected that they'll run into Cylon fighter screens to waylay them on the way down. The Vipers will focus on the fighters while the Raptors go after the AA batteries.

Right now the flight has just launched from Galactica and is bound for the planet, Webb back in a Viper and in the lead.

Cherry was not about to miss this. Not for all the chocolate cake in the mess hall. Which, to her credit, she has been hitting particularly hard, since she returned. She's on the far right of the flight, quiet, focused on the mission, rather than her witty repartee. This mission is important, and the fact that she took her Leonis flag and stuck it in this new bird she's lying is sure sign she's on her game.

Folded into the formation, Twinkletoes is settled into his Viper, running through a few optimization programs to make sure the venerable fighter will perform to his more exacting standards. Things he has to remember to reset when he gets back to the ship, of course, but it helps with his flying as he forms up in front of the Raptor as part of the Viper shield for it.

Another day, another pew pew mission in the sky. Or so it seems like lately. Finn is frankly exhausted. Between escaping a hostile Cylon encampment after being kidnapped and only managing to get away in a stolen raider with Cherry, and the CAP's and other sorties the air group has been involved with, sleep has been so far down on the list, it has been forgotten about entirely. Still, he's in his viper, and is in the sky, like a good pilot should be. Especially on a day like today. Like many of the others, he's silent as they fly towards their targets.

Gotta love them anti-battery munitions. Such glorious beasts they. Enough that Niemec is keeping an eye on their readouts the entire frakkin' flight out. Don't wanna lose one of those puppies or have something go wrong halfway to the target. She glances back to her ECO, gets an all-clear, and faces fore once again. Quiet on the comms for now, much like the rest. This long into the war, it's harder and harder to be chatty.

Calliope returned to her flight-mates in one piece after her adventures in the jungles on Canceron. She is far more comfortable now that she's back in a Raptor seat. She flies in formation, flanking the Vipers on the opposite end of it that Niemec's Raptor takes. Ears tuned into the comms and hands steady on the controls.

As they fly along, Kazimir cues up his radio. <<So, I knew this Marine that was working in a motorpool once.>> he begins conversationally. <<He gets this call on the motorpool phone asking when his CO's jeep will be ready. The private, being smarmy replied, "I dunno, man, that fatass Colonel broke the seat and we have to replace it." The voice on the other end of the phone grew furious. "Do you know who you're talking to?" he thundered. "I am the Colonel!" The Marine considered for a moment, and asked, "Do you know who you're talking to?" The Colonel responded. "No!" The Marine responded, "Good, your wife's ugly too!".>>

Webb snickers over the comms at Kazimir's story. "Bet some bloody heads rolled over that one." But then down to business, he says, "Coming up on the atmo transition now. Call out if there's anything on DRADIS. The Toasters have been known to come up and play."

Cherrys' laughter breaks her comm silence, as she slides in closer, the flight pulling into a more battle ready formation. She's scanning the skies, not because she doesn't trust the DRADIS, but because, well, she's a pilot, and eyes will always tell you more than any bit of machinery.

Transition for a Raptor is easy. It's what they were born to do, as it were. So it means scaling back just a bit as the Vipers switch from their strength. Niemec is rolling her eyes, good-naturedly, at Kazimir's joke. "Twinkle Toes, I think you spend too much time around marines." There is a glance back to her Bear of the Day. "DRADIS clear?" So far, so good... it seems. So it's back to checking formation and keeping an eye on those battery killing babies of hers.

Finn's laugh is more of a chuckle at the joke than anything really boisterous. "Nice one..." he comments over the comms, though his focus remains on the flight controls, and the area around his viper. So far, DRADIS seems clear, but you never know...

Calliope lets out a laugh, or a giggle more accurately, over the comms. <<Twinkle Toes. Bullseye. I missed you guys.>> Her gaze is mostly focused on the skies and what little she can make of the ground at this altitude. The DRADIS is her ECO's trade. He monitors it behind her, while her eyes scan the terrain without electronic assistance.

Doesn't take long before the DRADIS starts lighting up with blips. The Cylons have noticed their incoming visitors and launched a welcoming party. "Take out what you can but don't let them tie us up. We need to get the Raptors down to hit those batteries," Webb says.

"Punch a hole and keep on going, got it." Kazimir responds, flipping the master arm switch on the KEW to arm the weapons of the Viper as he starts to check DRADIS for the best solution to make a hole for the Raptor to get through and they can just keep on rolling.

Glorious. Targets. Well, not so glorious. Glorious in the 'this is exactly what I was expecting, they're right on time' sort of way. "Get that rear gun warmed up," Niemec calls to her backseater. Largely, however, the incoming raiders will be left to the Vipers. She's got AA-batteries to tend to.

Calliope keeps her course steady, as her ECO lights up the ECM controls. <<Flight, Bullseye. Copy. Prepping jammers. Will prep missile racks for when we reach the batteries."

Cherry sees the approaching flight, and moves in to engage, hoping to thin the heard quickly, by going for one of the more nimble cypers.

Rolling into the fray now, just as it begins, Finn spies the two cylons moving in on Eva. "Cherry, coming in low on your six, roll right so I can get an angle on that heavy targetting you."

Kazimir attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Eva attacks Cyper5 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body.

Calliope suppresses Raider3 with Ecm.

Calliope suppresses Heavy6 with Ecm.

Calliope tries to suppress Heavy7 with Ecm but FAILS.

Raider2 attacks Webb with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Wing.

Niemec tries to suppress Raider1 with Ecm but FAILS.

Niemec suppresses Raider2 with Ecm.

Niemec suppresses Raider3 with Ecm.

Heavy6 attacks Niemec with Kew but Niemec EVADES!

Finn attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body.

Cyper4 attacks Kazimir with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Weapon.

Raider3 attacks Calliope with Kew but Calliope EVADES!

Cyper5 attacks Eva with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Body.

Cosmo suppresses Cyper4 with Ecm.

Cosmo suppresses Cyper5 with Ecm.

Banger attacks Heavy6 with Kew. Stopped by ARMOR on Body.

Webb attacks Raider3 with Kew but Raider3 EVADES!

Raider1 attacks Webb with Kew but MISSES!

Jigger attacks Raider1 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Tail. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Heavy7 attacks Eva with Kew but Eva EVADES!

Frog attacks Raider2 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Nose. (Reduced by ARMOR)

"I'm alright!" Yeah, she took a hit, but the viper isn't exploding around her, so she'll keep fighting until it does. Cherry banks hard, coming back around for another game of chicken with the cyper.

Webb's ship rocks as one of the Raiders takes a chunk out of it. "Oh you want to have a go, mate? Let's go." He swings around to target that one instead.

As Kazimir chews KEW rounds through the Heavy Raider that's hassling the Raptor, the Viper suddenly shakes violently and the Master caution light casts a dim amber glow within the cabin of the craft. Reaching over to punch in a few codes to check on the status of his weapon, he nods to himself satisfactorly as he's sure that it's not going to explode on him if he fires again. "Keep that hole open for the Raptors!" he calls out on the comm as he breaks off his attack on the Heavy Raider he was working on to leave it to Farm Boy to finish off as he twists around to intercept one of the other Raiders going after Calliope. "Going to cut across your port, Bullseye and see if I can give that Raider something else to think about!"

Banking the raptor hard, Niemec calls an apology to her ECO. Still, the suppression does some of its job. Just a wee bit. Maybe more than, truth be told. She flinches as she notes some of that fire crossing Eva's Viper, but there's not much she can do about that now. She's got a target and can't be swayed. Those things will take them out if they don't get it done first.

Calliope does not fly with grace, exactly. A Raptor is big and blocky and the sort of craft that tosses the lunch about awfully as it takes quick turns and mid-air rolls. But she flies with feeling, and weaves and bobs her shit around Cylon fire. <<Bullseye. Assuming evasive maneuvers. We're good here for the moment. Acknowledged, Twinkle Toes. I won't bump you. We'll see which of us it thinks is prettiest.>>

"Frak..." Finn mutters as the Heavy seems to be overly resistant to his usual charms. "Cherry, you need to lose that hanger on already. I'm coming in on your port side to try and end his shit already. Help me out."

Kazimir attacks Raider3 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body.

Calliope tries to suppress Raider3 with Ecm but FAILS.

Calliope suppresses Cyper4 with Ecm.

Calliope tries to suppress Cyper5 with Ecm but FAILS.

Finn attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body.

Raider1 attacks Webb with Kew and HITS! Graze wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Niemec suppresses Heavy6 with Ecm.

Niemec suppresses Heavy7 with Ecm.

Eva attacks Cyper5 with Kew and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Cyper5 attacks Eva with Kew but MISSES!

Cyper4 attacks Kazimir with Kew and HITS! Graze wound to Weapon. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Raider3 attacks Calliope with Kew but MISSES!

Raider2 attacks Webb with Kew but Webb EVADES!

Frog attacks Raider2 with Kew but Raider2 EVADES!

Cosmo suppresses Cyper4 with Ecm.

Cosmo suppresses Cyper5 with Ecm.

Webb attacks Raider2 with Kew and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Jigger attacks Raider1 with Kew but Raider1 EVADES!

Heavy6 attacks Niemec with Kew but MISSES!

Banger attacks Heavy6 with Kew and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Heavy7 attacks Eva with Kew but MISSES!

The Master Caution chirps at Kazimir again, and again, Kazimir turns off the alarm and resets the Master Arm manually as he streaks by the Raptor, his KEW fire momentarily illuminating it as he slams a few rounds into the Raider before turning about in pursuit. "Bullseye, Twinkletoes, seems it likes the big ones. I'll see what I can do to convince it otherwise." he comments as he works on lining up the Raider to fire at it.

Once more, Finn's KEW fire only manages to graze the heavy raider as he pursue's Cherry's pursuer. Still, leaving a heavy raider in the field isn't a smart move, so he'll continue the game of cat and mouse...even if the mouse appears to be on steroids.

"Haven't you heard, Twinkle Toes? Bullseye brings all the cylons to the yard." Cherry does alright for herself, managing to get a hit, and not to be hit in return, "You know I'm doing the best that I can, Farm Boy!"

Webb dodges the incoming Raider and does a serious hit to it, although a second Raider on his tale dings his fuselage up a bit. "Raptors, you should have a clear shot now. Hit those flak turrets." Of course - the Raptors having a clear shot also means that the AA batteries have a clear shot up at the Colonials. Missiles and shells explode in the skies.

"Targets coming into range in..." There's a pause and Niemec lists off a timeframe. A very 'soon' timeframe. The woman flies a bit more steady down the straight-and-narrow to allow her ECO to better zero in on those heavies to suppress their own targeting systems. Considering neither gets a successfully aimed shot off, well: it must have worked. Then the missile racks open up and it's time for the raptors to shine. "Alright Bullseye," she calls out as she starts dialing in the first volley. "Let's show 'em what we can do."

Niemec attacks Aa1 with Missile and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen.

Eva attacks Cyper5 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Weapon.

Raider1 attacks Webb with Kew but Webb EVADES!

Calliope attacks Aa2 with Missile and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen.

Webb attacks Raider2 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Body.

Raider3 attacks Calliope with Kew and HITS! Graze wound to Wing. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Frog attacks Raider2 with Kew and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Cosmo tries to suppress Cyper4 with Ecm but FAILS.

Cosmo tries to suppress Cyper5 with Ecm but FAILS.

Aa2 attacks Webb with Missile but MISSES!

Kazimir attacks Raider3 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Banger attacks Heavy6 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Weapon.

Aa3 attacks Niemec with Missile but Niemec EVADES!

Aa1 tries to suppress Webb with Ecm but FAILS.

Aa1 tries to suppress Calliope with Ecm but FAILS.

Aa1 tries to suppress Frog with Ecm but FAILS.

Jigger attacks Raider1 with Kew but Raider1 EVADES!

Heavy6 attacks Niemec with Kew but Niemec EVADES!

Finn attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body.

Cyper5 attacks Eva with Kew but Eva EVADES!

Cyper4 attacks Kazimir with Kew but Kazimir EVADES!

Raider2 attacks Webb with Kew but MISSES!

Heavy7 attacks Eva with Kew but MISSES!

// Cyper5 has been KO'd!//

// Heavy6 has been KO'd!//

There's no commentary on Calliope's backside as Kazimir may be blushing, making his dark skin even darker as he clears his throat. "Q-Quite." he manages, caught off guard for a moment before clearing his throat. "I'm going to work on shaking that Raider off of you, Bullseye."

Finally! "Splash one," comes Cherry's call, as the cyper she was dancing with goes up in flames and she doesn't have a scratch on her. Check it...another scratch on her. She moves in, to attempt to clear the next closest target.

Calliope lets out another laugh over the comms. This one ending in a "Whoop!" of triumph as her missile hits its target. <<Spider, Bullseye. I got a hit on target B-Two but I think it's still partially functional, from the reads my backseater is getting. Maintaining lock, loosing missile two.>>

Farm boy appears to be off his game today. Despite his best efforts, all he can do is scratch the finish on that Heavy Raider. Hell, it's a heavy raider that's barely even flight worthy at this point. Still, today isn't the day to give up, and all he needs is one solid shot to take that heavy out and move on to other targets.

"Good shooting," Webb calls back, though it's not entirely clear if he's answering Calliope or just talking in general to the squadron as several enemy ships go up in flames. Unfortunately a couple friendly ones do too, but the CF pilots are definitely giving better than they get.

"That's a hit." Niemec is a lot more calm over the radio. Well, mostly. There's strain in her voice as she evades both a heavy and a goddamned missile. But the woman does it. She didn't get those Captain pips for nothin', right? "Prepping for a second pass."

Aa3 attacks Niemec with Missile but Niemec EVADES!

Raider1 attacks Cosmo with Kew. Stopped by ARMOR on Body.

Niemec attacks Aa1 with Missile and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Right Arm.

Kazimir attacks Raider3 with Kew and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Eva attacks Cyper4 with Kew but Cyper4 EVADES!

Calliope attacks Aa2 with Missile and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Webb attacks Raider2 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Nose.

Finn attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Nose.

Banger attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Wing. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Raider3 attacks Calliope with Kew but MISSES!

Cyper4 attacks Kazimir with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Controls.

Cosmo suppresses Aa2 with Ecm.

Jigger attacks Raider1 with Kew but Raider1 EVADES!

Frog attacks Raider2 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aa2 attacks Webb with Missile but MISSES!

Aa1 tries to suppress Webb with Ecm but FAILS.

Aa1 tries to suppress Calliope with Ecm but FAILS.

Aa1 tries to suppress Frog with Ecm but FAILS.

Raider2 attacks Webb with Kew but MISSES!

Heavy7 attacks Eva with Kew but MISSES!

// Aa1 has been KO'd!//

// Aa2 has been KO'd!//

// Raider2 has been KO'd!//

Cherry manages a hit on the cyper she's zeroed in on, but something else catches her eye, and that is the heavy she's been evading most of this firefight heading back in the direction of the raptors, "Oh no you don't. farm Boy, looks as though he doesn't like me anymore!"

As the Raider is chewed up by Kazimir's KEW fire, the Viper suddenly gets a chirp of warning from a missile lock. "Frak, breaking contact to shake and bake, Bullseye, be right back with you!" he calls out as he peels up and turns his way to point himself at the heavy raider and starts to poor on the fire towards the craft as they prepare to pass by each other.

"Yeah, yeah, I see it Cherry. This frakking tin can's been making me look like a chump this whole time! I'm on it." There's more than just a hint of frustration in Finn's voice as he can't seem to bring the raider down. Still he keeps locked on to the heavy, readying another volley.

"Two down." Two missiles down, two targets down. "How we doin' out there?" Niemec's settling into things. As if it was just a shakedown cruise up until this point. Maybe she needed a few shots 'cross the nose to wake her up. The woman cuts her Raptor a bit lower and closer in range to the AA-battery, clearly hoping to wipe the damn thing out.

"Yes!" Webb cheers a bit as he and Frog take out the Raider that's been dogging him. He scans for another target and heads for the Raider on Niemec's tail. "Good one, Raptors - just a few left."

Niemec attacks Aa3 with Missile and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen.

Kazimir attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Graze wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Eva attacks Cyper4 with Kew but Cyper4 EVADES!

Cyper4 attacks Kazimir with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Controls.

Calliope attacks Aa3 with Missile and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Right Arm.

Raider1 attacks Niemec with Kew. Stopped by ARMOR on Tail.

Cosmo attacks Aa3 with Missile and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Aa3 attacks Cosmo with Missile and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Nose. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Raider3 attacks Calliope with Kew but Calliope EVADES!

Jigger attacks Raider1 with Kew but MISSES!

Heavy7 attacks Kazimir with Missile but MISSES!

Finn attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Graze wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Webb attacks Raider1 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Wing.

Banger attacks Heavy7 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Body.

// Aa3 has been KO'd!//

// Heavy7 has been KO'd!//

// Kazimir has been KO'd!//

Cosmo's Raptor is hit by one of the AA missiles just as he launches his own. "Frak, we're hit pretty bad. Was that the last turret?"

"That's the last of 'em," Webb confirms. "Pull back Cosmo. Rest of you, keep on those fighters. Cover our incoming birds."

While Kazimir was able to juke and dodge away from the missile, as he streaks by the heavy raider, his own fire chewing into the ship - he's not got the luck to evade it all as his Viper takes several hits and tumbles end over end in the midsts of the fighters streaking and firing across at each other.

"Frak, frak frak!" Finn grumbles as he manages to land a few more shots on the heavy raider, but they aren't sufficient to the task either. At the end of the day, it takes him, Kaz and Banger to take the heavy down. Finn see's Kaz's viper start to tumble, "Twinkle Toes, you copy? Sound off if you've got comms." Still, he can't really do anything to assist, so he moves off to take one of the enemy fighters.

"Squek, Bullseye, looks like we've got a man down," Eva's mad now, as she hits the throttle hard, moving to take Kazimir's place trying to get the raider off of Bullseye's back.

And that's number three down and not just down, but likely a crater in the ground. A job well-done, truly. The final missile is held in reserve; backup, just in case they need to fill in for another wing. But Niemec's noticed Kazimir's plight just as Eva sings out. "I've got eyes on him." And she's angling her Raptor off and away to follow the man's Viper, in case it goes down.

Calliope beams as the battery they were targeting is reduced to so much Cylon rubble. <<Squeak, Bullseye. I think we got it!>> Things are not over, though, and the triumph is short-lived. Her ECO gets back on the jammers, and her eyes start scanning the ground for their fallen comrades. <<Copy, Cherry. I'll keep the interference on, Squeak. Holler if you need a hand with anymore pick-ups down there.>>

Raider1 attacks Niemec with Kew. Stopped by ARMOR on Body.

Niemec tries to suppress Cyper4 with Ecm but FAILS.

Niemec suppresses Raider1 with Ecm.

Niemec suppresses Raider3 with Ecm.

Finn attacks Cyper4 with Kew but Cyper4 EVADES!

Cyper4 attacks Jigger with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Webb attacks Raider1 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Weapon.

Raider3 attacks Calliope with Kew but Calliope EVADES!

Jigger attacks Raider1 with Kew and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Wing.

Eva attacks Raider3 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Body.

Cosmo tries to suppress Raider1 with Ecm but FAILS.

Calliope tries to suppress Cyper4 with Ecm but FAILS.

Calliope tries to suppress Raider1 with Ecm but FAILS.

Calliope suppresses Raider3 with Ecm.

Banger attacks Raider3 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Body.

"Is it me, or are these raiders made of some frakking new, impossible to damage material?" Because even a solid hit from Eva's kew gets shrugged off like water off a duck's back. Once more, she swings around, to get a bead on the raider still dogging Calliope's raptor.

Kazimir rolls Piloting-3: Good Success (8 7 6 6 4 4 2 2 1)

"Not sure Cherry, I think they also got some new, impossible to hit programming going on, because I can't hit a frakking thing today." comes Farm boy's voice over the comms. He rolls his viper into position for another attempt on the Cyper, flying as aggressively as he knows how.

"Bloody hell," Webb grumbles, echoing their frustration. "Think you're onto something there, mate. I swear that hit should've taken him down." The CAG redoubles his efforts.

Fighting the dead stick in the Viper, Kazimir frowns as he hears the small hiss of air from a cracked cockpit glass, forming a bit on condensation within the cockpit of the fighter. Snapping his mask down and sealing the helmet to save his oxygen, the pilot starts to work feverishly to return power to his heavily damaged bird, even as the comms crackle and spark, hearing bits of conversation on the radio as he unhooks the battery powered flashlight from inside the cockpit to flash it a few times as he works on rewiring what he can to get the Viper back to power.

Finally, one of the engines sputters and starts to come back to life, though his comms seem to be out as he starts to turn his Viper slowly back to the fight.

Even though Kazimir gets his bird back up and going, Niemec remains on his tail. As it were. Partially to be a bigger target for any cylons looking their way, but also to keep an eye out should his engines cut out again. "Twinkle Toes, Squeak. How ya holding up? Think you can make it back?"

Calliope keeps on flying, Raider on her tail or not. It shoots, it does not score. She winces as she sees Kazimir's Viper punished, with feeling, by the Cylons. Also keeping an eye on him, as her ECO continues to run interference of the electronic kind.

Niemec suppresses Cyper4 with Ecm.

Niemec suppresses Raider1 with Ecm.

Niemec suppresses Raider3 with Ecm.

Calliope suppresses Cyper4 with Ecm.

Calliope suppresses Raider1 with Ecm.

Calliope tries to suppress Raider3 with Ecm but FAILS.

Kazimir attacks Raider1 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Body.

Banger attacks Raider3 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Wing.

Finn attacks Cyper4 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Body.

Eva attacks Raider3 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body.

Cyper4 attacks Jigger with Kew but MISSES!

Webb attacks Raider1 with Kew and HITS! Impaired wound to Cockpit.

CREW HIT! attacks Raider1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen.

Raider3 attacks Calliope with Kew but MISSES!

Jigger attacks Raider1 with Kew and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body.

Frog attacks Cyper4 with Kew and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Raider1 attacks Niemec with Kew but Niemec EVADES!

Cosmo suppresses Raider1 with Ecm.

// Cyper4 has been KO'd!//

// Raider1 has been KO'd!//

// Raider3 has been KO'd!//

Niemec rolls Piloting: Good Success (8 8 6 6 5 5 3 2 2 2 2)

Niemec rolls Gunnery: Good Success (7 6 6 5 4 3 2 1)

Webb rolls Piloting: Good Success (8 7 6 5 5 4 4 4 1 1)

Webb rolls Gunnery: Good Success (8 8 8 7 4 4 3 2 2 1)

Calliope rolls Piloting: Great Success (8 8 8 7 7 6 5 5 3)

Calliope rolls Gunnery: Good Success (8 7 7 5 4 3 3 2)

Kazimir rolls Piloting: Good Success (8 7 7 7 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 1)

Kazimir rolls Gunnery: Good Success (7 7 6 4 3 3 3 3 2)

Finn rolls Piloting: Good Success (8 8 8 6 5 5 4 3 2 2 1)

Finn rolls Gunnery: Success (8 6 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1)

There isn't a response from Kazimir's Viper, the comm system shot to head. He works just to keep the bird in formation for the rest of the battle in the engagements as he slowly vents atomsphere from his wounded bird. Eventually, he has to pull away from the battle to make his way back to Galactica to nurse the wounded craft into a landing.

Her ECO continues to handle suppression and while Niemec gets no answer from Kazimir, she continues to track and follow his Viper. Even as he starts on his way out of combat. Someone's gotta cover his exit, after all. "Flight, Squeak. I'll make sure Twinkle Toes gets home safe."

Webb gives a grunt of satisfaction as his cannon fire rakes across the cockpit of the Raider. His wasn't the only shooting to hit it, but there's still a visceral satisfaction from helping to take down the pilot, even before the ship explodes in flames. "Right, good job all. Let's go help that lot over there." He veers his ship to the side as their immediate vicinity becomes clear. There is certainly no shortage of targets around. "He's a big boy, Squeak, Galactica SAR will get him if they need to. We need you here with us."

Eva rolls Piloting: Success (8 8 5 5 5 4 3 1 1 1 1)

Eva rolls Gunnery: Good Success (7 6 6 5 5 4 3 3 2 1)

Sometimes, you just need a little help from your friends, as Cherry, with the help of Banger, or he with hers, manage to take down the raider they were aiming at, Cherry coming back around to form up on Farm Boy for the next wave.

Calliope concentrates on keeping the suppression on to cover the Vipers for the remainder of the fight. And on flying as hot as her Raptor can manage around enemy fire. She gets through it without any new targets painted on her hull. Veering on Webb's orders to join the remainder of the battle.

Only Niemec's ECO hears her frustration. How many have they had go down and take days, if not weeks to rescue? She watches Kazimir's Viper break away and swears -- off comms -- for a minute before turning back into the fray. But she does have the backseater keep a close eye on his mark on DRADIS for as long as it's in range. Just in case.

Kazimir rolls Piloting-3: Success (8 8 5 4 3 2 2 2 2)

Second verse, same as the first. Cherry, following Spider's orders, dives right back into the fight, the hits she's already taken to her bird pulling her stick a bit sluggish, and she'll pick up a few more, before her night is out. But to her credit, she will also take out a few more, which will put her neck in neck with Van. Not that it matters, except that pilots, viper pilots are stupid enough to care about that sort of thing.

Back into the fray, Finn's luck tonight doesn't seem to get any better. All in all, he manages to avoid any sort of serious damage, the slings and arrows of Raider assaults leaving patch jobs for the Deckies all around his viper. He manages to take down a single raider in that fray on his own and nothing more. By the end of it, Finn is pretty sure he's going to turn in his wings, and go teach kids how to do basic math...or something. Probably not that though.

All in all, Niemec comes out of things fairly well. Another cylon goes down, even beyond the batteries taken out. She doesn't even take all that much damage. Nothing that will keep her bird in repairs for too long, anyway. Still, in the end, it means a hot shower, a hot meal, and hot- .... long nap.


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