2237-06-30 - Bridges of Havison

The Colonials destroy the bridges at Havison to stop the Cylon advance.

Date: 2237-06-30

Location: Havison, Picon

Related Scenes: None

Plot: Operation: Cat and Mouse

Scene Number: 804

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The highway bridges over the Celeste River are the last remaining bridges that seperate Havison from the lands to the north. The news has been poor since the Vanguard arrived, and it's not gotten any better today. With a steady summer rain falling over the area, the retreat of the 5th Picon Infantry has been broken and disorganized. Troops on foot, in trucks, there is no steady march. Instead, they come in groups of one or two. Sometimes as many as ten. Off in the distance, the sound of artillery and fire could be mistaken for thunder in the distance.

The Colonial Forces were asked to secure the bridgehead for the retreat and to help with the evacuation - and at engagement with Cylon forces, blow the bridges so that the accessibility of the ground forces will be cut off. Setting on the sides of the bridge are a pair of armored vehicles, their turrets pointed out across the river to keep watch while EOD forces set up demolition charges, that would be Abigail, Gage, and watching with them is Jonas.

Cate and Obaia were asked to assist with a quick triage on the side of the bridge where several wounded troops were transported within a five ton truck. The other forces are being asked to set up a skirmish line with rifles and prepare for a possible engagement.

Lyn napped a few hours before the mission briefing, so she didn't actually sleep on the ride down to Havison. She was meditating though, or attempting to. She's getting a little better at it from simple practice, but she still hasn't reached a real state of focus. She did, however, systematically shove distractions out of her thoughts in preparation for the likelihood of combat. When they disembark, she checks her gear and hops down, moving to position on the skirmish line, keeping an eye out for Aldrich and Cate's positions. They're bullet magnets, and she seems inclined to protect them best she can.

Cate had hopped up into the truck to deal with the wounded. While Obaia handles triage duty, Cate follows after giving what aid she can. Which, honestly, isn't all that much under the circumstances even for a doctor.

When you're a marine, rain kind of sucks. After spending some much time on ship, though, Gage barely even grumbles about it; he just seems to be happy to be out in the open, not to mention doing what he does best: laying charges in preparation to blow something up. He's rubbing a hand over his short-shaved head, studying their work so far with a critical eye. "Another charge over this beam at the join. Ought to crack it right down the middle," he says to Abigail, making a chalk mark in the location for Walker to set up at, while he moves down the next section, scouting the best place for Walker to lay the charges.

On the Raptor ride down, Charlie actually napped. It's a good sign; she's getting past her initial utter discomfort and horror regarding her home colony and back to her usual capabilities regarding mission parameters. On the ground, at the bridge, she's found a position within a nearby tree on a sturdy branch, tucked up against the trunk itself. Playing overwatch and observing both the incoming wounded and the distant battle. Her trusty, favorite rifle is tucked up against her shoulder as she observes. Every so often, she manages to give advanced warning to Obaia and Cate through the shortwave comms for a particularly bad incoming wounded so they have a heads up.

Aldrich is not precisely a bullet /magnet/. Lyn just hasn't seen the evidence, since it's kind of hard to dodge the truck you're sitting in being blown up by a rocket. Anyway, he's typically quiet on the trip down, but he doesn't meditate. Instead, he listens to any conversation, taking in the mood of the group. Upon arrival, when he's directed to help set up the skirmish line, he trots willingly in that direction, toting along his rifle and other supplies.

What really makes any sort of supportive duty more meaningful is being the face that helps guide people across the last steps to safety and recovery. That's what Evan has taken upon himself, helping the Piconese that are in the retreat get directions to where they need to go, medical one direction, reinforcing others, so on and so forth. The life of a tour guide is one that never ceases.

Abigail seems not to notice the rain. Which, given her background, is really not that unusual. Plus, she has work to do, and that takes precedence over something like comfort. A nod, to Gage, as he marks the next location, and she gets to work, having to take extra care not to let the detonators and other delicate parts take too much moisture. It's slow going.

Dundonnell is the new Jarhead, recently out of Gunner school and formerly a rifleman, transferred recently to the Vanguard. He's carrying a rocket launcher and a LMG. Unless he's given orders otherwise, the Corporal's looking for a good place to set up with the RL and keep an eye on things around them, open to surprises. The big, black man has his helmet on, mouth shut as he listens to the others. There's a glance Obaia's direction but he doesn't bother her. Yep, stay close to the vehicles and the side of the bridge for some cover and listen his ass up for any orders.

As a few troops make the crossing, Jonas perks up at his radio. "Incoming!" he calls out to the others. Just after he speaks, a pair of Picon Vipers and an older model bomber fly low over the bridge and then within 20 seconds, there are several bomb explosions. The Cylons are closing in, and the Picon forces are taking the battle to danger close to try to buy their troops just a bit more time.

The ground rumbles slightly under the feet of the bridge forces at the closeness of the explosions, and the staccato of fire from around the bend.

Cate ducks instinctively at the explosions. She's stopped some of the more serious bleeding on a few of the injured Picon marines, offering what comforting words (and morpha) she could. She keeps working though, for the moment, despite the incoming. Hopefully their truck won't get bombed.

Abigail looks up, from where she's just finishing up setting up the charge, moving to the next place that Gage's marked. "Ingvar, how--" and that's as far as she gets, as Jonas gives the call and she spins around, looking down along the bridge towards the incoming birds. She turns, looking back down along the line, finding Dundonnell, her voice pitched with enough power to carry, "Dun, get yourself into position, we're going to need you to cover that bridge before too long."

Lyn takes a knee beside one of the armored vehicles, using it as partial cover as she triple checks her rifle magazine and scope. She gives Aldrich a small smile and nod of confidence then she turns her attention to across the bridge, sighting through her scope to follow the passage of incoming Picon military, civilians, and anything else. The detonations from the bombers and the sound of the soaring aircraft have her hunkering down tighter to the side of the armored vehicle and grimacing.

Gage grimaces at the rumbling of the ground, slanting an eye towards their own explosives. "Gonna have to do this quick and dirty, yeah?" He says to Walker, as he marks out the rest of the locations, and starts setting charges. Despite the urgency, there something cautiously well-trained in the way he sets them up.

Gage grimaces at the rumbling of the ground, slanting an eye towards their own explosives. "Gonna have to do this quick and dirty, yeah?" He says to Walker, as he marks out the rest of the locations, and starts setting charges. Despite the urgency, there something cautiously well-trained in the way he sets them up.

The tree has enough greenery on it still that Charlie is largely protected from the rain. The blessing of being in the northern hemisphere. She does frown as she presses back against the trunk itself when those Vipers pass. The woman tightens her legs on the branch against the explosions, lifting her rifle to watch in the distance. She clicks the comms on, reporting low to the rest of the team: "We've got incoming-" A brief pause, "Tank. Hit by the bomb. It's in the middle of the road, but that doesn't mean it's stopped."

Obaia ducks low, shielding her current patient with her body. When it's clear that it's safe-ish, she returns to treating her patients. She catches Dundonnell's glance and gives him a quick nod of acknowledgement. Then it's back to taping humans back together.

Abigail actually laughs, as she hops down, scooting over towards where Gage has finished marking, the pair of them working at the best pace that they can. A grin, in her fellow Engie's direction, "You make that sound like a bad thing, Tomak!" A hand rises, clicking on her own comm, as she hears Charlie's report, "The tank a friendly or no? Any behind we still need to wait for?"

Evan glances up at the bombing run and the following explosions cause him to lift an arm to shield against his eyes as the fire lights up. Reaching down he snags up his rifle that had been resting against a nearby vehicle tire, bringing it to his arm as he starts to move towards the bridge area.

"Friendly tank," Charlie reports after double-checking. "Hit by the bombing run." She shifts on her perch, trying to spot more beyond. "No signs of movement yet."

Aldrich nods to Lyn, but he's frowning and kind of distant as he takes his place nearby. He glances up as the explosions start to rumble the ground, and double checks his rifle, then pulls it up, getting ready for when the time comes. There's not much to see from where he's standing, so he glances toward Charlie as her reports are passed along.

It's disconcerting for a marine to not be watching his surroundings, but Gage has a job to do, so he keeps his head down and focused even when someone calls out the presence of a tank. "Fast and loose demolitions was only something I did before the war," Tomak replies to Abigail with a snort, as he bends to lay the next charge.

"Should we go check it out, Gale?" Lyn calls to Abigail, looking prepared to move out alone or with a small group if needed.

That rumble like thunder doesn't phase Dun. He does look around, then as Jonas calls out, looks to see if the man is pointingat anything. Like many of them the Corporal watches the fly by and the ordinance that is dropped, feeling the percussion through the air and the ground a like. Then he hears Abigail, "On it, Staff!" Dundonnell hefts the rocket launcher up to his shoulder and moves to a slightly better position for a good view up the bridge, and out across.

That rumble like thunder doesn't phase Dun. He does look around, then as Jonas calls out, looks to see if the man is pointingat anything. Like many of them the Corporal watches the fly by and the ordinance that is dropped, feeling the percussion through the air and the ground a like. Then he hears Abigail, "On it, Staff!" Dundonnell hefts the rocket launcher up to his shoulder and moves to a slightly better position for a good view up the bridge, and out across.

As the plume of thick black smoke from the burning tank becomes more noticable, one of the tank turrets next to the group comes to life. Without warning, a rocket pops from the turret and streaks off across the river into the woods beyond where it explodes into a shower of sparks. That's when they first spot the Cylon tanks. Their turrets and cannons swivel about meanincingly as a last convoy is making a run for the bridge, as several Cylon units are already moving into engagmenet range, trying to stop the demolition of the bridge entirely and using the convoy as cover for it.

Cate remains blissfully unaware of the approaching tanks as she continues to tend to the wounded in the truck.

Abigail continues working, as best she can while also trying to get a feel for what's happening on the bridge and what's going on both above her, in the sky, and behind her, in the triage area. But when the rocket turret activates, she looks up, craning her neck to see across to the open area beyond, "Looks like we've got friendlies incoming. We need to buy them as much time as we can. The cylons cannot be allowed to take the bridge and advance into our territory. So we get them across, if we can, but if we can't, this bridge is going."

Having heard the words 'friendly tank', Tili isn't overly concerned as she treats the wounded in the truck alongside Cate. She stays near the rear door, though, and will be ready to move if she needs to.

"Copy that," Charlie murmurs into her comm as she shifts on the branch once those Cylons come into view. She checks her rifle and settles into position. "Overwatch is ready." She draws a slow breath, beginning to sight for a good shot. Particularly on any that may be threatening her squadmates.

Aldrich frowns and mutters something under his breath, possibly a prayer or possibly not. It's impossible to tell. Then, to Lyn, he offers a quiet, "Don't do anything rash." And then he's peeking a little further out from cover, squinting down toward the oncoming Cylons to prepare a first shot.

Aldrich frowns and mutters something under his breath, possibly a prayer or possibly not. It's impossible to tell. Then, to Lyn, he offers a quiet, "Don't do anything rash." And then he's peeking a little further out from cover, squinting down toward the oncoming Cylons to prepare a first shot.

Lyn murmurs back to Aldrich, "You either." She peers through her scope and frowns as she spots a Cylon with a friggen rocket launcher. She is SO done with those. She settles it into the crosshairs.

"Tomak, keep working, I'll try to buy you some time. At least a couple of charges worth." Abigail moves to a position to cover her fellow engineer, making sure to put her body between where he's working and where the cylons are incoming.

The convoy is trying it's best to head across the bridge when the Cylons come on out the flank. Both of the tanks on the sides of the bridge open fire to engage, trying to buy the convoy time to pass over but it has become more clear that the Cylon main force will be here shortly.

Until something actually starts trying to shoot his ass or he sees incoming, Dundunnell doesn't worry about finding cover just yet. He eyes what details he can in the distance. Something catches his eye and oh boy, that helps him bring the rocket launcher to bear on a target. The Marine Corporal braces himself and checks the range, taking his time to line things up just so and take aim. At least until the shit starts to cut loose!

Gage's grunt seems to serve as acknowledgement of Walker's words, the engineer too focused on the job of carefully laying the current charge to do much more than that. He can hear the noises and the comms -- certainly knows things are going to shit -- all the more reason for him to focus on the task at hand. Blowing the bridge.

Starting turn resolution...

Dundonnell uses Rocket. EXPLOSION!

Dundonnell attacks Cylon1 with Rocket and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Dundonnell attacks Cylon1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Controls. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Dundonnell attacks Cylon1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Weapon.

Dundonnell attacks Cylon1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Weapon. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Dundonnell attacks Cylon1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Weapon. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cylon1 uses Rocket. EXPLOSION!

Cylon1 attacks Echo1 with Rocket but MISSES!

Abigail fires a burst!

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Obaia passes.

Gage passes.

Cent2 fires full-auto!

Cent2 attacks Abigail with Lmg+Tripod but Abigail EVADES!

Cent2 attacks Gage with Lmg+Tripod but Gage EVADES!

Cent2 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Aldrich fires a burst!

Aldrich attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Aldrich attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aldrich attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Jonas uses Grenade Launcher. EXPLOSION!

Jonas attacks Cent3 with Grenade Launcher and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Jonas attacks Cent2 with Grenade Launcher and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen.

Jonas attacks Cent1 with Grenade Launcher and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen.

Jonas attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Jonas attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Evan attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Evan attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Charlie takes careful aim at Cylon2.

Cent5 fires a burst!

Cent5 attacks Evan with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Evan with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Evan with Lmg+Tripod but Evan EVADES!

Cent1 fires full-auto!

Cent1 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent1 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent1 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cylon1 with Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Lyn attacks Cylon1 with Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Controls.

Lyn attacks Cylon1 with Rifle+Ap+Scope but MISSES!

Cylon2 fires a burst!

Cylon2 attacks Echo1 with Hmg but Echo1 EVADES!

Cylon2 attacks Echo1 with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon2 attacks Echo1 with Hmg and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Cent4 fires a burst!

Cent4 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent4 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but Dundonnell EVADES!

Cent3 fires full-auto!

Cent3 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent3 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent3 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but Obaia EVADES!

Cent3 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but Cate EVADES!

Cent3 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent3 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Echo2 fires full-auto!

Echo2 attacks Cylon1 with Hmg and HITS! Impaired wound to Weapon.

Echo2 attacks Cylon3 with Hmg but MISSES!

Echo2 attacks Cent5 with Hmg but MISSES!

Echo1 fires full-auto!

Echo1 attacks Cylon1 with Hmg and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Controls.

Echo1 attacks Cylon2 with Hmg and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Controls.

Echo1 attacks Cent2 with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon3 fires a burst!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but Echo2 EVADES!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but MISSES!

// Cent1 has been KO'd!//

Cent1 has left the combat.

// Cent2 has been KO'd!//

Cent2 has left the combat.

// Cent5 has been KO'd!//

Cent5 has left the combat.

// Cylon1 has been KO'd!//

Cylon1 has left the combat.

// Cylon2 has been KO'd!//

Cylon2 has left the combat.

// Echo1 has been KO'd!//

Echo1 has left the combat.

Resetting Abigail's action because it is no longer valid: Cent1 is not in this combat.

Resetting Aldrich's action because it is no longer valid: Cent2 is not in this combat.

Resetting Charlie's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon2 is not in this combat.

Resetting Dundonnell's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon1 is not in this combat.

Resetting Echo2's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon1 is not in this combat.

Resetting Evan's action because it is no longer valid: Cent5 is not in this combat.

Resetting Jonas's action because it is no longer valid: Cent2 is not in this combat.

Resetting Lyn's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon1 is not in this combat.

Jonas has started a new turn! Pose and pick your actions.

Stray weapons fire streaks past Gage, who grunts, checks a look to the sound of exploding cylons, and, looking satisfied, gets back to work. "On it, staff," he replies easily to Abigail, as he begins moving along the path they laid the charges on, bending briefly to each one. Hopefully his speed allows him to avoid some of the heat coming in.

Machinegun rounds ripping through the back of the truck make Cate duck and realize that the fighting has officially reached them. "Guess we're being paged," she mumbles. Unslinging her SMG, she hops out of the back of the truck looking around to see if anyone is in obvious need of assistance before moving into cover over by Aldrich.

Lyn lets out a slow breath, staring down her scope at the Cylon Tank with the rocket launcher, and she gently pulls the trigger for a shot at the enemy. She blasts through its control panel, sending up all sorts of sparks and smoke, as their own AA batteries finish it off. She quips to Aldrich, "I just blew up a tank." Grin. Then she settles back down to set her sights on one of the toasters proper.

Obaia drops to the floor when Cate's side of the truck is blown open. The wounded seem no more worse for the wear, but she jumps out of the truck, ducking and running to the service shack a few meters away to draw the fire away from the wounded. She shoulders her rifle and fires at one of the Cylons.

The tank to the Colonials' left goes up in a massive explosion, ripped into by Cylon fire as the turret collapses. The other tank continues to fire and engage the enemy. The convoy at this point is halfway across the bridge, as the last of the trucks drives by Abigail and her group, there's a loud explosion and the truck is hit in the front, turning over on the side of the bridge and bursting into flame. A few soldiers make a run for it, getting shot at in the process.

The rain makes it a little hard to see very far. But even so, who had beans for breakfast? Dundonnell did! When things start to cut loose and the order to fire is given, Dun 'Squish' Donnell fires the rocket and off it goes! Whoosh! And where it lands ... BOOM baby! The big black Marine bares his teeth in a grin and pats the rocket launcher, "Damn, I love my job!" Before he can set to load another, he's suddenly hit and staggers. "Shit." That might leave a mark. Dun moves to the side fast with the tube to see about some of that cover stuff. He glances down at his chest but there's no blood yet so maybe he's all right. THen he reloads and looks for another target. Or two close together!

Well, the tank Charlie had been aiming at is blown up by a handful of people. Including Dundonnell's rockets, because yay friendly rockets. Ether way; there's more incoming. But she hears the call for a sitrep and adjusts on her branch, adjusting to sight along her scope down the line to try to catch sight of things. "Staff, convoy is... roughly halfway down the bridge. And we have... more incoming tanks. Non-friendly." At least her tree is still intact and none of the tanks have thought to fire on it. It'd suck if it came down.

Aldrich snorts faintly at Lyn's comment, and offers a mild, "Congratulations." for his part, he probably doesn't even know what he it. It's the nature of the beast, after all. He glances over when he realizes a wild Cate has appeared, and gives a tense smile, before turning his attention back to what he's shooting at.

Starting turn resolution...

Dundonnell uses Rocket. EXPLOSION!

Dundonnell attacks Cylon5 with Rocket and HITS! Impaired wound to Controls.

Dundonnell attacks Cylon5 with Shrapnel and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Weapon.

Dundonnell attacks Cylon5 with Shrapnel and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Controls. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Dundonnell attacks Cylon6 with Rocket and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Weapon.

Lyn attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cylon3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Weapon. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Evan attacks Cylon3 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Evan attacks Cylon3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent6 fires full-auto!

Cent6 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent6 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent6 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent6 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Tripod and HITS! Impaired wound to Head.

Cent6 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Tripod and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Arm.

Cent6 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 fires full-auto!

Cent5 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent5 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but Cate EVADES!

Cent5 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but Obaia EVADES!

Cent5 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but Obaia EVADES!

Abigail uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Abigail attacks Cylon3 with Frag Grenade and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Weapon.

Abigail attacks Cylon3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cylon3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Weapon. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cylon4 with Frag Grenade but Cylon4 EVADES!

Abigail attacks Cylon5 with Frag Grenade and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Weapon.

Abigail attacks Cylon5 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Weapon. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cylon5 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cylon5 with Shrapnel and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Body.

Jonas uses Grenade Launcher. EXPLOSION!

Jonas attacks Cent3 with Grenade Launcher and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Jonas attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Jonas attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Jonas attacks Cylon4 with Grenade Launcher and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Controls.

Jonas attacks Cent8 with Grenade Launcher and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Jonas attacks Cent8 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Jonas attacks Cent8 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Echo2 uses Rocket. EXPLOSION!

Echo2 attacks Cylon6 with Rocket and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Controls.

Echo2 attacks Cylon6 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Controls. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cylon5 fires full-auto!

Cylon5 attacks Charlie with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon5 attacks Charlie with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon5 attacks Charlie with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon5 attacks Evan with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon5 attacks Evan with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon5 attacks Evan with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon3 fires full-auto!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Body. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg and HITS! Impaired wound to Body.

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon3 attacks Echo2 with Hmg but MISSES!

Obaia fires a burst!

Obaia attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Obaia attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Obaia attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Gage passes.

Cylon4 uses Rocket. EXPLOSION!

Cylon4 attacks Gage with Rocket but Gage EVADES EASILY!

Cylon4 attacks Gage with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Cylon4 attacks Gage with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Leg.

Cylon4 attacks Gage with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cylon4 attacks Abigail with Rocket but Abigail EVADES!

Cylon4 attacks Abigail with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg.

Cylon4 attacks Jonas with Rocket but MISSES!

Cent3 fires full-auto!

Cent3 attacks Abigail with Lmg+Tripod and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent3 attacks Gage with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent3 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Aldrich fires a burst!

Aldrich attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Aldrich attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aldrich attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cylon6 fires full-auto!

Cylon6 attacks Lyn with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon6 attacks Lyn with Hmg and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cylon6 attacks Lyn with Hmg and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg.

Cylon6 attacks Aldrich with Hmg but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cylon6 attacks Aldrich with Hmg but MISSES!

Cylon6 attacks Aldrich with Hmg but Aldrich EVADES!

Charlie attacks Cylon3 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Controls.

Cent8 fires a burst!

Cent8 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent7 fires a burst!

Cent7 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but Dundonnell EVADES!

Cent7 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but Dundonnell EVADES!

Cent7 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent4 fires full-auto!

Cent4 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cate passes.

// Cylon3 has been KO'd!//

Cylon3 has left the combat.

// Cylon4 has been KO'd!//

Cylon4 has left the combat.

// Cylon5 has been KO'd!//

Cylon5 has left the combat.

// Cylon6 has been KO'd!//

Cylon6 has left the combat.

Resetting Abigail's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon3 is not in this combat.

Resetting Charlie's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon3 is not in this combat.

Resetting Dundonnell's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon5 is not in this combat.

Resetting Echo2's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon6 is not in this combat.

Resetting Evan's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon3 is not in this combat.

Resetting Jonas's action because it is no longer valid: Cylon4 is not in this combat.

Jonas has started a new turn! Pose and pick your actions.

Cate ducks down as machinegun fire peppers whatever it is that she and Lyn and Aldrich are taking cover behind. "Frak me," she mumbles. Seeing the others get hit, she winces. "Hey, you guys okay?" She has a bandage ready to help the chaplain.

The Cylons are coming across... but they aren't pulling out and blowing the bridge just yet. So Dundonnel uses some of the bridge concrete and steel for cover as he fires the rocket a second time. WHOOOSH! What a satisfying sound. Off it goes, special delivery! Treats for you, Cylons! And down it goes, landing with a lovely explosion that blows Cylons bits up into the air. Or well, tank pieces anyway. Sweet. Dun's second rocket lands right between two of them and does nice damage to them both. "Yes! That's how we par-tay!" Bullets ping off of the steel around him and 'Squish' has to keep his head down while he reloads. This time nobody nails his ass. Dun keeps his ears sharp for orders.

Lyn brushes the trigger again and pops a Centurion right in the head. Another Centurion and a Cylon pepper her with fire, but only manage a couple flesh wounds to her chest and right leg. "I'm ok!" she calls to Cate, then glances over and sees Al is not quite so OK. "Chaplain needs some help!" she hollers back, before leveling her crosshairs on the Centurion's head again.

Bullets whiz by Tili's head -- a little too close for comfort. She's about to fire again when she sees Aldrich take a head wound. Looks like she's got a job to do. Cate's closer, so she scans for other wounded, and sees Gage get hit. She dashes over to assess and treat. "Need me to help you down?" she asks, eyeing his leg wound.

Just as Gage is setting the last charge, a rocket comes streaking in. Shrapnel tears into his chest, and leg, the latter making him stumble and drop to a knee for a moment, as hands instinctively press against his chest, wheezing. "Ready... to... frak 'em up, staff," he reports, coughing briefly as he stumbles back to his feet, shaking his head as he presses on, limping as fast as possible towards cover. He actually cracks a smile when he spots Obaia dashing towards him. "Just a little scratch," he reports, blandly, but the nod of his head indicates his need despite his words.

Aldrich peeks out of cover for another burst. He manages to get some shots fired off, but before he can duck back behind cover, there's a loud metallic clank as a bullet ricochets, and Aldrich gives a yelped, "/Frak/!" as he half-jumps and half-falls back behind the tank and just about drops his rifle. His left arm is bleeding from a hit, but he's also covering his face with his right hand. "...Medic?" Must be something if he's calling for help, since he usually just soldiers on.

Abigail manages to escape attack, ending with only a sharp sting, shrapnel, bullet, she doesn't know, to her leg. It's not like she needs that right? Right? But it's Tomak to whom she turns, as she hears him go down, hears the strain in his voice as he fights through. "Let's get this over and get the frak home. Although if there's one scorpian who could save you, it's probably that one."

"No sign of more incoming yet, Staff," Charlie notes quickly into the comms. The sniper shifts in her perch, shifting down a branch. There's a snag of her fatigues, but she ignores it. If it rips, it rips. She'll patch it up later. She knows they're like to be on the move soon. Her focus is on her rifle and through the scope. She gets off a shot in the mechanics of the one tank and shifts her attention to the marching Centurions doing harm to her squadmates on foot. It makes her a moving target, as well, but the woman doesn't mind; she's not going to risk being left behind.

The convoy finishes crossing the bridge - and into friendly territory as Jonas is reloading the blooper gun. The Colonial fire has been deadly accurate so far, but they don't have the resources or manpower at the moment to hold the bridge - hence the reason to destroy it. They're only facing one of the forward elements at the moment; not the main body of the force that decimated the Picon forces.

Starting turn resolution...

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Left Arm.

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Obaia tends to Gage and treats their worst wound successfully.

Cate tends to Aldrich and treats their worst wound successfully.

Aldrich passes.

Lyn attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Abigail uses Shaped Charge. EXPLOSION!

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Shaped Charge and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent4 with Shaped Charge and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent5 with Shaped Charge and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent7 fires a burst!

Cent7 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent7 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent7 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Jonas reloads.

Gage uses Shaped Charge. EXPLOSION!

Gage attacks Cent6 with Shaped Charge and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Gage attacks Cent6 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent6 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent6 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent6 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent7 with Shaped Charge and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Gage attacks Cent7 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Arm.

Gage attacks Cent8 with Shaped Charge and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Gage attacks Cent8 with Shrapnel and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent8 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent8 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent8 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Left Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Dundonnell uses Rocket. EXPLOSION!

Dundonnell attacks Cent7 with Rocket and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Dundonnell attacks Cent7 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Dundonnell attacks Cent7 with Shrapnel and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Dundonnell attacks Cent7 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg.

Charlie attacks Cent3 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cent8 fires a burst!

Cent8 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent6 fires full-auto!

Cent6 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Tripod but Lyn EVADES!

Cent6 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Tripod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent6 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent6 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent6 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent6 attacks Aldrich with Lmg+Tripod but Aldrich EVADES!

Cent5 fires full-auto!

Cent5 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent5 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent4 fires full-auto!

Cent4 attacks Dundonnell with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Obaia with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Cate with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent3 fires full-auto!

Cent3 attacks Abigail with Lmg+Tripod but Abigail EVADES!

Cent3 attacks Gage with Lmg+Tripod but MISSES!

Cent3 attacks Jonas with Lmg+Tripod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Echo2 fires full-auto!

Echo2 attacks Cent4 with Hmg and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Echo2 attacks Cent5 with Hmg and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Echo2 attacks Cent6 with Hmg but MISSES!

// Cent3 has been KO'd!//

Cent3 has left the combat.

// Cent4 has been KO'd!//

Cent4 has left the combat.

// Cent5 has been KO'd!//

Cent5 has left the combat.

// Cent6 has been KO'd!//

Cent6 has left the combat.

// Cent8 has been KO'd!//

Cent8 has left the combat.

Resetting Abigail's action because it is no longer valid: Cent3 is not in this combat.

Resetting Charlie's action because it is no longer valid: Cent3 is not in this combat.

Resetting Echo2's action because it is no longer valid: Cent4 is not in this combat.

Resetting Evan's action because it is no longer valid: Cent4 is not in this combat.

Resetting Gage's action because it is no longer valid: Cent6 is not in this combat.

Resetting Lyn's action because it is no longer valid: Cent5 is not in this combat.

Jonas has started a new turn! Pose and pick your actions.

Lyn grits her teeth and the report of her rifle sounds a half second before the Centurion she'd been targeting gets its head blown square off. She's a little angry at the damage to the Chaplain it seems. She takes another small shot to her chest, but she's not even phased as she seeks her next target. "How you doin, Al?" she asks, peering through her scope.

"I'm right here, Al. It's okay, I've got you." Cate's voice is calm and reassuring even as bullets continue to ping off of the tank(?) around them. "Let me see," she says, trying to gently pull his hand away so she can see the head wound.

Abigail says, "Hold for now, Dun. Tomak and I are about to blow the bridge, if we're lucky the cylons will be halted and fall into the gap."

"You have two legs. If you shall lose this one, you still win," Tili deadpans to Gage as she stops the bleeding and binds up his leg wound. The chest will be trickier. "Hold still and count to one hundred. It will not help, but it is something to do." She'll be here all week. Try the veal. It just got shot by a stray Cylon bullet, so it's fresh.

Rounds are impacting the cover he's trying to use, shredding it and throwing chunks of concrete and sparks from the steel. But Dundonnel is lucky and isn't hit again. The Corporal sticks his head out long enough to get his third shot off. Another rocket zips down the bridge and hits another Centurion, hurting it badly but that frak'n Canner doesn't quiet go down! Squish reloads his last rocket and wipes rain from his face. He hears Abigail's orders come back over the radio, "You got it." Then he mumbles, "No tell'n what other surprsises we might run into." A big hand reaches up to pat his rocket launcher and then he starts to fall back, watching out for cover he can retreat to. Maybe slip down the slope. Because when they blow this bridge, he sure as sushi doesn't want to be too close to it.

Aldrich lets the hand be pulled away, and his face is pretty darn bloody, streaking down from a wound crossing down over his forehead and across the bridge of his nose. At first glance it looks like it's hit his eye. "How bad is it?"

Abigail, glancing back, sees Tili already tending to Tomak, and she nods, moving forward, to start the detonation. She's no rook, and there are manual switches as well as radio remote detonators for full cascade effect. Able clearly, takes no chances when it comes to blowing the shit out of all the things. "Be right back, Tomak. Do what the nice medic tells you or she'll cut you." In she goes, dodging and weaving as she tries to avoid the debris to get to a place central enough that she needn't worry about losing radio range. Once she's in behind some convenient thing or another, she ducks down, "Detonation in three, two, one." Actually, more like two, because she sort of pulls the trigger, as it were, on one, and the charges start to go up like fireworks, the shaped charges reverberating like thunder as they collapse the structural members of the bridge, throwing up dust and shrapnel as the bridge collapses down into the water below.

Using the nearby vehicle has panned out well for Evan, he's been able to pop up and down to fire burst shots at the Cylons on the advance. Now however with things in a moment of quiet he pops out the magazine and puts a new one in, taking the lull that it's provided to rearm and settle in. "Anything on the horizon?" He asks out to no one in particular, hand wiping sweat from his brow.

More fire comes in, but Gage is all too aware the incoming boom that he helped prepare is coming, so he has reason to want to find cover. He falls into somewhere he can place his back against, exhaling with relief as he stretches out his injured leg for Obaia to treat. He eyes her kind of oddly for a moment, clearly not used to medic humor like this. "If I lose both, I can still bite 'em," he agrees with a rough laugh that makes him cough, fingers pressing instinctively tighter to his chest. Maybe he started counting, because the snort that he gives the medic at asking him to count is amused. "Hold that thought for a moment." He half leans to peek back out where Abigail darts out, grinning, as he murmurs: "Boom," a moment before it explodes.

The bridge's collapse is complete and absolute. The truck that was in the middle of it goes spilling down with the Centurion forces that were just starting to advance across it, crushing and killing them in the debris. Though somewhere down there, run through with a piece of rebar and forever entombed in concerete is a single Centurion, it's red eye sweeping back and forth as a trout swims by it.

There's no other vehicles present at the moment, the battle seems to be over - but from what command is reporting - the major battle is still yet to come to Havison's door.

Cate jumps a bit when the bridge goes, but apart from a brief glance that way she doesn't take her attention off Aldrich. "You'll be fine," she assures him, clamping a dressing over the side of his face and wrapping the bandage in place.

It's a good thing that Charlie drops from the tree right as the bridge goes; the ground shakes enough that she might have been a very large, very human-like pinecone. The woman lands in a crouch and stays put until things settle. Once ready, she shoulders her rifle and runs forward to join the rest of the squad. "Nothing else headed our way, Walker," she reports to Abigail, having pulled up the keffiyeh she wears as added precaution for all the dust and dirt in the air.

When the call for the bridge detonation comes, Lyn moves to shield Aldrich and Cate from the blast, hunkering down beside them.

Abigail pops back up, having, as usual, missed the big kaboom, because she knows enough to duck the frak down when explosions are happening. She brings her weapon back into her hands, walking back towards Gage using a technique she probably learned from Wagner, as she keeps her front faced towards the bridge and the possibility of more cylons, "Get all of the wounded into the transports, pack them in if you have to. We need to move and move fast." That done, she looks for the other two members of her immediate squad, "Ingvar, Tomak, report. Tili, Rhodes, what's the status of the wounded?"

"I'm green, Sergeant." Jonas offers as he has the radio out to listen for the reports. "The main body is still a ways off. We have time to dig in when we get clear of here." he offers as he passes a smile to Abigail. "And no halter topped gators."

Abigail says, "Frak that bitch."

Dundonnell has his fingers stuck in his ears against the percussion of the bridge blowing up. Once it starts go, he dares to lift his head where he lies in the wet grass, having slid down the slope a little distance. The Corporal watches and seeing no debris about to rain down on them, he gets himself up. Muddy, wet, hump'n a lot of gear but looking pretty happy overall. Bullet wound? What bullet wound? Dundonnell starts looking for members of his team to help, "Obaia! Who ye want me to help back to the truck?" Unless Abby has other orders.

"Ready to blow up more bridges on your say so, Walker," Gage replies, deliberately casual, lips twitching. He looks pleased with their handiwork, though he's smart enough to stay still until Obaia finishes working.

When the bridge goes down, Tili instinctively tries to shield Gage, though what good that would do is debatable. Maybe her skinny frame would give him bloody tan lines. Once Abigail calls for status, she pops her head up. "Gage is stable, but needs to get out of here!" she calls out in her thick, lilting accent. She helps Gage up, if he'll let her.

Aldrich grimaces at the explosion, but tries to settle down so Cate can finish her work. "Did we get the bridge?" he asks, sounding like he already knows the answer to that. "Cate... Is it... I mean, is this going to knock me out of combat?" That /would/ be what he's worried about.

"We got the bridge, and all the toasters on it too," Lyn assures him, helping Cate in whatever way she needs help to take care of the Chaplain. "You better be more concerned if it's gonna knock you out of our date, bub," she quips with a wry smile.

With a grunt, Gage climbs to his feet with Obaia's help, leaning on her heavily on his left side to prevent putting too much weight on his left leg. "You did a great job on me. Ready to get back out there," he disagrees with the medic, though the slight twitch of lips might betray the fact that he's frakking with her.

"Lots of talking, let's work on moving." Evan quips towards the voices he hears bantering about. He would turn to look, but that would require him to stop gazing across the chasm presented by the lack of bridge and to lower his rifle. "Y'all are getting more and more like a damn old woman's triad club."

Obaia calls out to Dundonnell, "Get your Squish ass over and help me with this ox." She's doing a pretty good job trying to support the man, but he's big.

Abigail, with the bridge cleared, and everyone safe, if not sound, for the moment, turns to start with the last of the evacuation, "If you're not working with the wounded, your ass should be loading troops. We're wheels up in five. If you fall behind, you're getting left behind." They don't need those cylon bombers coming back.

Cate nods when Lyn already answered Aldrich's question about the bridge. "One step at a time, Al," she says, dodging his question. "Let's get you back to the ship so we can check you out." Then she seems to register what Lyn said and does a double take. Date? Wait, what? Now's not the time to be asking though so she just looks back at Aldrich. "Can you walk or do you need a stretcher?" she asks as she tightens a bandage around his arm. Abigail's question causes her to look over. "Ones in the truck are good for evac. Couple injured on our side."

Squish indeed hustles his ass over to where Obaia is with Gage. "Here to help." The rocket launcher is slung over his shoulder and a LMG hangs off the front of his combat vest, but Dundonnel's big hands are free. He gives Gage a looking over and then moves to help the other man up, mindful of where the wounds are that he can see. "Come on, broth'e, let's get you on the wagon for a free ride and snacks." Abby's orders, you know. If Gage is amiable, Dun'll get the other man's arm over his shoulders and heft him up.

There's a snort for Evan's bantering, but Charlie is actually a mite bit busy. She has to break down her rifle. She is, however, rather quick about it. The whole operation takes a matter of seconds. The scope comes off and the parts broken down and in their case rapid fire before it's all slung over her shoulder. She passes the rifleman, bumping shoulders to his before she's moving to help load people into vehicles; keeping as far back as possible so she can keep an eye out and behind, in case they do get more incoming.

"Ox, eh?" Gage gives grunts at that address from Obaia, but seems to accept it. He accepts Dundonnel's help with a mute nod of thanks, leaning weight on the other marine as they head for the trucks. "Snacks? Shit, man, why didn't you say in the first place. Race you?" He won't, of course. This time.

Obaia notices the hole in Dundonnell's armor. "Stay near the truck. You have a hole in you." Her tone is no-nonsense and she means business.

Aldrich frowns at Lyn's comment, starts to open his mouth, but then closes it again. Instead, he climbs to his feet, wipes at his face where the bandage doesn't cover, and answers Cate's question. "I can walk. Seeing is a bit tricky, but point me in the right direction and I'll get there."

Dundonnell glances at Obaia as he helps Gage to the truck, "I've got superglue back at my bunk. I'm fine." There's a chuckle for Gage, "All the best snacks. You'll see. MRE's for the win." And once at the truck he'll help get his wounded fellow up into it. Carefully, because he knows shit hurts. His chest aches but damned if he'll say anything. Then a quick look to see if anyone else needs loading. If not, Dun'll get his ass up so they can move out.

Jonas just leans back and chews on his gum as he waits for the others to figure out where they're going, because he's not hurt and it seems he'd be more in the way than anything at the moment as he puts the grenade launcher away to wait for the orders to roll out once he's on board.

"I can get him there, Cate, go take care of the others." Lyn links her arm through Aldrich's to support him and leads him to the transport. "Just kidding, Al. Scars are sexy," she quips with a worried smile.

"Sure she aint an officer? Sure talks like one," Gage mutters to Dundonnel after he's eased his way into a seat on the truck, tipping his head after Obaia.

Cate helps Aldrich up, then glances to Lyn, "Can you..." She stops short when Lyn offers what she was going to ask. "Okay. Yeah." The latter remark gets a perplexed look and then she's turning away to see if anyone else needs help moving out. Abigail gets a confused look. "Where's the fire, Sergeant?" she wonders why they're rushing when they just blew up the bridge.

Abigail, with the orders given, and everyone moving to pull their weight, can focus on getting everyone squared away, and the small convoy ready to go. She takes the time to move from truck to truck, relaying the fallback location, "Ingvar, let command know we're on the way back, and that the mission was successful. We'll take our new orders on the road." A hand reaches out, banging on the back of each truck or vehicle as it's packed and deemed ready. The last one she'll hop up into herself, perhaps a bit wobbly in doing so, but since no medic's caught her yet, she'll live to fight another day.

"You superglue that and I shall rip your balls off when you sleep," Obaia threatens Dundonnell as she climbs intot he truck. Don't frak with this medic.

"Maybe it's dinner time." Jonas responds to Cate with a shrug. He's hungry himself, after all, as he nods to Abigail. "Aye, Sergeant, getting on the horn with command as soon as I have a clear."

Abigail says, "This is only part one of the op, Rhodes, we need to get the wounded treated, and then we're back in the field. You're clear, Ingvar."

Jonas taps his comm. "I meant the communications blackout, Sergeant." he corrects gently. This may take a few minutes, because he has to wait for a hole.

Cate looks confused by Abigail's response. Maybe she was sleeping with her eyes open during the mission briefing or something. Who knows. Anyway, assuming everyone's on board, she shrugs and climbs into the back of the truck with the others.

Gage gives a low whistle at Obaia's words, and lifts his hands as he glances at Dundonnel, in the universal signal of, 'You're on your own, bro.' He's tapping out, just going sit quietly over here and avoid any medic-threats.

Dundonnell turns his head where he sits in the truck to steady Gage if he needs it, and looks at Obaia, "That's not very nice. I need'm. You wouldn't want me to .." he changes his voice to a high pitched, squeaky falsetto, "talk like this the rest of my life, would you? I'd drive you apeshit batty." Then the big black Marine bats his eyes at Obaia and drops his voice back to his more usual baritone, "If you are that keen to get your hands on my balls..." A wink for Gage.

Aldrich shifts easily from Cate to Lyn, with no protest to the linked arms. "Thanks. Sorry..." Cause he really has something to apologize for. In any case, he lets Lyn lead the way to whichever truck or whatever is available. "Sure about that?" he quips, right back. "Might wanna wait and see how it turns out... Whatever you do, don't let Mikolas stitch it up. He'll sew his initials into my face or something."

"If Kovac comes within 10 feet of you, Al, I'll punch him in the nuts. I'm still pissed that he ate your cake," Lyn notes, helping the Chaplain into the truck then turning to help others up into it.

Once they get a clearing area, Jonas starts to send the report, and glances up. "Sergeant, word from Vanguard, we're to return to base. Seems that our fight will be another day." he offers up. "Gives us a chance to get our wounds licked and ready for more." he casts a glance towards where the Chaplain is, he nods, seeing him well tended to as he turns his attention back to the others. "Gum?" he asks noone in particular, holding out a pack of Bubba Bubble gum.

Abigail says, "You heard the man. Let's move."

"Please, talk like that more. Better than TV." Obaia's dusty, rain-spattered face offers a sly grin. She leans across to examine the wound in Squish's chest, if he lets her. But just from a visual inspection, she says, "For the one time only, a man who say 'I'm fine' is actually fine. Just get this cleaned."

Making his way towards the vehicle, making sure he's one of the trail end to do such, Evan glances around to make sure everything is being cleared out well. "Everyone got everything? No one's leaving behind any ammo, or a kidney or anything?" He crawls into the truck after checking.

Aldrich climbs up into the truck and settles into a space, then offers a mild correction. "Well, he didn't eat the /whole/ thing. Just the first bite..." But she's probably already off to help the next person. He leans his head to rest back against whatever might be available to rest again.

Dundonnell gives Obaia a wink and then a nod, "Sure thing. Told you I'm OK." He glances down at his armor, "Gonna need to get this repaired though." He fingers the hole but yeah, there's not even any blood. Probably just bruised him good. Oh, and they are off! RTB, showers, and mess. yes.

Once the word is given to head out, Charlie hops up on the last truck and settles down on the tailgate, monocular out so she can watch over their tail on the way back to the exfil. Just in case.


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