2237-08-12 - Try Try Again

The marines take out SAM batteries protecting the Cylon supply depot.

Date: 2237-08-12

Location: Outside Delphi

Related Scenes: None

Plot: Operation:Delphi

Scene Number: 394

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If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. This was apparently the CF's thinking when they decided to send two marine squads in after the supply depot that stymied the pilots the other day. Their mission: to destroy the SAM batteries surrounding the site. There are estimated to be six SAM sites - three assigned to each squad. After destroying the SAM batteries, they're to illuminate targets in the depot with their IR targeting systems. If the air raid is successful, Raptors will swing by to pick them up on the way out. Otherwise they'll fade back to the forest and hoof it back to friendly territory. SSG Haney is leading the mission today. They're presently sneaking their way through the woods towards the target, the afternoon sun hot overhead.

Lyn is so over the heat. She never seems quite able to acclimate to it with her Aquarian blood. The recon marine is moving quietly through the woods, pausing now and then to listen for any sounds and scan for movement. She has her rifle without the scope on it, not expecting to be sniping as much as all out unloading on any opposition. She wipes her brow with the back of an arm and keeps her rifle pointed low.

Moving along with the group, Beckham checks to make sure everyone is drinking water at regular intervals and quick checks for heat related illnesses before fanning back towards the rear of the group to speak quietly with Cate for when she takes her turn to remind the squad to take a drink of water.

This is a familiar set of mission parameters for Spectre. Well, in some regards. Not the part where they a'plode the SAM batteries, perhaps, but the rest of it. Wagner has been cleared for duty, with certain restrictions and warnings. One being that the helmet remain on at all times. Another being that she take anti-nausea meds on a schedule. The Piconese sniper has a new hairstyle; one the Capricans may refer to as an 'undershave.' All on one side of her head, from where they had to get all the debris and shrapnel from where the wound site was from the sniper shot. Fortunately it didn't go too deep or damage too much beyond the surface for her to be back on her feet already. Even so, there's still bandaging taped in place, visible beneath the edge of her helmet. Unlike some of the others, she doesn't seem bothered by the heat and just sticks to recon duty; scouting ahead as necessary as they head towards the first target.

While Gage might be happy to be off the ship for a time, and even happier to be heading through the forest to blow up SAM sites, even with all these elements he seems grouchier than usual. Maybe it's because Alekander isn't here to bum cigarettes off. He stays in the middle of the squad, trusting recon to call out any approaches, gun resting easily across his middle as he sweats profusely.

Cate has been quiet, content to let Beckham take the lead on the heat-injury shepherd duties. Like Charlie, she was cleared for duty - but still isn't quite back to 100%. She nods a little to Becks when he drifts back, keeping a sharp eye out.

Abigail, for her part, seems to mind the heat not at all. It's actually a nice change, milder than Scorpia, so that's a little bit of alright. She's moving steadily along the terrain, picking up speed when she can, trying to keep pace with the rest of the group, while checking and rechecking her gear. An occasional glance over to the rest of the team members, as well as her partner in crime, Tomak. And her other partner in other crimes, Wagner.

PFC Ibnez, on point, holds up his hand to halt the squad, a signal that is passed back through the ranks. Haney moves up to his side, converses quickly, then drifts back to pass the word. "Found the first SAM. Four Toasters guarding it. We'll clear them out, then Walker and Tomak head in to blow it and we'll cover you."

Lyn listens to the brief, and nods sharply at the orders. She glances around to look for cover to fire from. Crouching down, her rifle comes up and she levels her sights on one of the Centurions with an LMG.

When a halt is called, Gage settles one foot on a rock, exhaling. He might just take a moment to scratch somewhere unmentionable for a moment, grumbling under his breath about the gods-damn-heat. When Haney moves back, he straightens. "Copy that, staff," he sounds, sounding happier -- like he always does when there's the imminent prospect of blowing shit up -- edging up to a tree and leaning out to sight the targets.

When the order is sent, Beckham moves after a glance to Cate to take a position where they can fire on the Centurions once the order is given.

Abigail comes up to a quick halt, as soon as she sees the PFC call a halt, and she turns, moving quickly to find a spot from which she can fire and not risk getting too badly damaged. If she does that, Gage will hog all the fun for himself.

Cate takes up a position behind a tree, readying her SMG. Her eyes drift to the other marines, noting their locations in case they should end up needing the medic's services.

A bit off and to one side from the group, Charlie halts when the order to halt is given and moves up against a nearby tree. She switches off the safety on her rifle and shifts into a slight crouch. No time to scurry up the tree, but she at least takes cover and nestles the weapon against her shoulder as she leans into the scope to seek out a target.

Abigail fires a burst!

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Smg and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Smg. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Smg. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Gage fires a burst!

Gage attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cate attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate attacks Cent1 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen.

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Randall attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent2 passes.

Cent1 passes.

Beckham fires a burst!

Beckham attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Beckham attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Beckham attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cylon4 passes.

Haney attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Charlie attacks Cent1 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Ibnez attacks Cylon4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen.

Cent3 passes.

Cent1 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie)

Cent3 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Abigail, Gage, Haney)

Cylon4 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Ibnez)

Lyn fires off a burst at the Centurion, and her shots mostly plink off its armor. She grunts and settles in again for another shot, as it's still standing, unlike its compatriots.

A quick flurry of gunfire, and three of the four Cylons go down. The fourth looks over in their direction and then starts hoofing it further into the forest. "Wagner, Arda - take him out. Demo - go get that battery," Haney orders.

Lyn grunts her acknowledgement to Haney and moves out of her cover, to begin chasing after the retreating Centurion.

Abigail might not be the best shot on this team, hell, she's probably middle of the road, quals or not, but that's why she's been working on her teamwork, as she joins a couple two of her fellows in taking down one of the centurions, and two more in the bargain, from very good shots -- neither of them hers. She almost brings her weapon up to attempt a shot at the one now fleeing, when she hears the call. Once more into the breech, dear friend!

There's a satisfied pop of gum from Gage as several of the centurions go down -- somewhere in there, just before the firing started -- he nabbed a stick. There's still one last target, but the combat engineer lowers his weapon, trusting the rest of the team to take care of it, as he shifts the weight of his pack. With a grin for Haney, and a nod towards Abigail, he begins hoofing it towards the target.

Cate fires a burst that doesn't do very much. She frowns as the remaining Cylon flees but holds her fire as Haney indicated. She spares a brief glance over to Beckham, checking to make sure he's okay, then covers the advancing combat engineers.

Once the combat has slackened, Beckham gives a quick thumbs up to Cate to let him know that he's alright as he moves to settle into position to let the engineers do their work once the last Centurion is taken down.

"Copy that," Charlie offers into her mic. As Lyn breaks cover, she follows up, "Ghost, break south, I'll stay put and draw fire this way." She slides around the tree, adjusting her firing angle a bit so that she can get a good line on the cylon without risking the other recon marine as the demo team moves in.

Haney sees Lyn moving out and hears the call from Charlie. "Don't stray too far," he advises.

Abigail passes.

Charlie attacks Cent2 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Beckham passes.

Randall passes.

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Lyn attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Gage passes.

Cent2 passes.

Cent2 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie, Lyn)

<FS3> Abigail rolls Demolitions: Great Success (8 8 7 6 6 5 4 3 2 2 1)

Lyn breaks south per Charlie's suggestion, and flushes the Centurion right into the sniper's line of fire with a burst of her own. "Nice shot, Spectre, regrouping." She heads back towards the squad.

<FS3> Gage rolls Demolitions: Great Success (7 6 6 6 6 4 4 1 1 1)

As Abigail catches Tomak coming on from the side, she moves so that they each get to an opposite side of the battery, the easier to trade equipment and witty repartee. Well, more of the first, if needed, than the second, "Seems a waste, don't you think? If Squish were here, I'd save some of these for his rocket launcher." Because who doesn't like a souvenir?

"Nice work," Haney calls over when the recon ladies take out the final Cylon. "Squad, cover each other and leapfrog over to the other side of that battery while the engineers finish wiring it. We'll move out soon as the charges are set. The second battery should be that way."

Cate glances over at Beckham as they prepare to move. "Guess it goes well every once in a while," she says.

"Nice work," Charlie agrees as the Cylon goes down before ducking away from the tree and trotting through the undergrowth to join back up with the rest of the group. Holding the rifle still before her, she comes to a stop by another tree and lifts the rifle back to her shoulder to allow the others to go by. "Copy that, Haney," she calls forward to the Staff as they start their path towards the second battery.

Even if Gage isn't looking towards the remaining centurion, he can hear the gunfire all right -- not that it slows his pace any, practically throwing himself at the battery to use as cover as he shucks off his pack. Rifling through the contents, he extracts one of the charges, setting it on the opposite side from Abigail's. He's silent as he works -- other than the mashing of his jaw, ignoring the sweat rolling down into his eyes as he sets the charge. "Eh. Promised one of the pilots we'd nuke these. Been causing 'em some grief, I hear," he replies to Abigail. "Looking good, Walker. You?"

"Yeah, just need to work on those urban tactics." Beckham responds to Cate as he watches the explosions. "Should have brought some brews to the fireworks." he smirks before falling in to head off, though he asides to Cate to make sure she's alright.

"Oh, I'm right as rain." Abigail leaves Gage to set his own charge and she handles the ones that are her gifts to his nameless pilot, "Well, least we can do. They watch over us up there." She steps back, "I'm set, let's get back to the team." And ten it's just a matter of getting to a safe distance before they blow the thing.

Cate lets out a little snort of amusement to Beckham's comment and then starts moving out to the other side of the battery, safely out of explosion range.

Once the marines are clear, the SAM battery blows up in a satisfying explosion. "All right let's move out. They'll be ready for us this time so keep your guard up." The squad moves out, hurrying through the brush. Soon enough the second SAM site comes into view through the trees. This time the Cylons guarding it - five of them - are more alert. One of them spots Randall and takes a shot at the marine as the squad is setting up. He ducks down, unharmed, and scrambles behind a tree. "Open fire," Haney orders.

The speed with which Gage departs the area of impending explosion is somewhat faster than that which he approached the battery, no doubt borne by the anticipation of what's about to happen. He's grinning at Walker as he ducks under branches and between trunks, seeking not so much to catch up to the rest of the squad as to put enough distance between them and the pending explosion in as short amount of time as possible. He can't help it -- he stops to look back at his work, popping his gum with satisfaction at the explosion, before he moves with the rest of the squad to the next site. The sound of gunfire sends him into cover even before the call is given.

Lyn moves at a rapid clip, rushing in an arc to try and flank the guards, putting herself in a bit of harm's way, but firing off a burst at one of the centurions.

Good thing for those anti-nausea pills. Charlie can feel it in her stomach as she runs; she'd probably be puking if it weren't for them, oof. The woman skids through some of the undergrowth, pausing up by a downed tree and fits her weapon to her shoulder once again as she sights on one of the centurions.

Well, it's not like they have the element of surprise anymore, is the first thought that comes into Abigail's mind, as the group approaches the second of the three SAM sites that are their particular task. She does move to cover, but her SMG ends up by her side, as she reaches down for one of her grenades. "Grenade out!" That's for you, Aleksander.

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cylon2 attacks Cate with Pistol. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Gage fires a burst!

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Charlie attacks Cent11 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope but Cent11 EVADES!

Beckham fires a burst!

Beckham attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Beckham attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Beckham attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cent12 attacks Beckham with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Cylon1 attacks Randall with Pistol and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Left Arm.

Randall attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Leg.

Cent11 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Abigail attacks Cylon2 with Frag Grenade and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen.

Abigail attacks Cylon2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Abigail attacks Cent12 with Frag Grenade but Cent12 EVADES!

Abigail attacks Cent12 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent12 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cent10 attacks Gage with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Right Leg.

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Haney attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Ibnez attacks Cent11 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

One grenade out...one grenade apparently wasted, as Abigail barely even manages to scratch the paint on the two she was able to hit with the weapon. And she's not about to waste the last one she's got with he...before she needs to start trash pandaing them from her fellows. So it's the SMG once again, which she raises to take a shot.

A shot wizzes by Beckham, and he feels the familiar sting of a bullet against his right bicep. He knew he was bound to get hit sometime or another. There's a grunt of pain, bit he doesn't call for assistance, instead buckling to move towards cover as he fires off a burst to move out of the field of fire.

Lyn fires as she moves, plinking her shots into the armor of the centurion and making that annoying tink tink tink sound of failure to damage. She clearly still has the Chaplain praying for her because she runs straight through LMG fire and only has one shot scrape across her chest armor. She skids behind another tree and hunkers down, taking aim at the Centurion again.

Cate fires a burst at one of the Cylons, not doing very much. A return shot thunks into her vest, knocking her back for a second. Grimacing, she checks on the other marines and then swings back around to take another shot.

There's a grunt, and then some cursing from Gage as bullets impact around him, fortunately missing. It doesn't dissuade him from returning fire at the responsible centurion, though, even if his shots are far less ineffectual than he'd like. He counts in his head, before he leans out for another shot.

With the Centurions now aware of their presence, they aren't so easy to deal with. Charlie swears slightly as her shot goes wide, racking up another as she moves ahead. It does leave her from cover, but she's spotted a better vantage point. The woman shifts, breaking away to run towards a forward position that will hopefully provide her a better position to fire from.

Cent12 attacks Beckham with Lmg+Bipod. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Charlie attacks Cent11 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cylon2 attacks Cate with Pistol and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but Cent10 EVADES!

Lyn attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cylon1 attacks Randall with Pistol and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent11 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Cate attacks Cent12 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm.

Ibnez attacks Cent11 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Abigail fires a burst!

Abigail attacks Cylon2 with Smg+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Abigail attacks Cylon2 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Abigail attacks Cylon2 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Randall tries to suppress Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but FAILS.

Randall tries to suppress Cent11 with Rifle+Ap but FAILS.

Haney fires a burst!

Haney attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Haney attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Haney attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Gage fires a burst!

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but Cent10 EVADES!

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but Cent10 EVADES!

Beckham fires a burst!

Beckham attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Beckham attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Beckham attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Gage with Lmg+Bipod but Gage EVADES EASILY!

Cent12 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cate, Haney)

Randall has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cylon1)

The first SAM was a cakewalk...this one...not so much. And Abigail's shots are barely doing anything at all. Well, all she can do is try, and maybe work on distracting, rather than hitting.

The bullet slung at Beckham hits him solidly in the chest, knocking the medic to the ground with a whompf of air before he struggles to sit up, firing wild at the Centurion that fired at him as he does a quick check. Armor. Thank gods for the armor plate. He lets out a few gasps of air to bring himself back down as he moves towards cover to switch fire.

Gage's return fire barely impacts the centurion, earning a grunt of disapproval from the marine. This time, because he's expecting it, the Tauron ducks back into the cover of the tree as the centurion fires towards him. "Seems like they don't approve of their shit being blown up, Walker," he calls as he leans out for another shot.

Abigail says, "We're just going to have to teach them to respect our expertise!"

"Keep up the fire!" Haney calls as one of the Centurions finally goes down. Nearby, Randall takes a shot to the chest and doesn't get up, and he yells, "Medic! Randall's down."

Lyn is having trouble landing shots on this centurion. She grunts and ducks down as another shot bounces off her chest armor. "How do I always find the one that won't fall down?" she grumbles. Let's give this another go. This time, she lines up the shot, taking her good old time.

"On the way, Sergeant!" Cate calls back. She gets up, only to have a bullet crease along the bottom of her jaw. She half-falls, half-dives, touching her chin and mumbling, "Frak." Then she sees Beckham get knocked over too. "Becks, you okay?" She's scrambling back to her feet, firing once more on her way over to Randall.

"Not just you today," Charlie offers over the mic to Lyn. "Just breathe and find a new vantage point." She does pop up a bit as she looks back, briefly, at Haney's call. "Medics? Need an assist?" She hasn't moved yet; she's still trying to help take down those Centurions.

Charlie attacks Cent11 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage fires a burst!

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Lyn takes careful aim at Cent10.

Cent11 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Abigail tries to suppress Cent10 with Smg+Ap but FAILS.

Abigail tries to suppress Cent11 with Smg+Ap but FAILS.

Abigail suppresses Cylon1 with Smg+Ap and succeeds.

Cylon2 attacks Cate with Pistol and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Ibnez attacks Cent11 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Cent10 with Smg+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cate attacks Cent10 with Smg+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cate attacks Cent10 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Gage with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Beckham fires a burst!

Beckham attacks Cylon1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Beckham attacks Cylon1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Beckham attacks Cylon1 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Haney fires a burst!

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but Cent10 EVADES!

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cent11 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie, Ibnez)

Cylon1 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Beckham)

"I'm good, Cate! Get to Randall, I'll cover." Pushing to his knee, Beckham lifts his rifle and squeezes off a three round burst - one of which tears through the head of the Cylon he was firing at, causing metallic parts to blow out the other side and take a couple of steps before collapsing. "..guess just need to get punched to get back in the fight." he mutters to himself.

Slowly but surely, they're winning the battle. Well, okay one possible casualty, but hey...she's still standing! Abigail, still behind her tree checks her weapon, before she swings back around to try to give a bit more suppressive fire to the rest of the team.

More bullets impact the tree Gage is holed up behind -- but better the tree than flesh. He glances towards Randall, grimacing -- but there's not much he can do pinned down like he is, and he can see Cate making her way towards the marine. He leans out again, firing.

"I've got him," Cate calls back to Beckham and Charlie. She fires a burst that mostly hit the SAM battery itself, pinging off the metal harmlessly. Moving across the forest, she staggers briefly when a bullet hits her side, then falls down beside Randall. "Hey, Rand, can you hear me? I've got you." She sets to work.

"Let me know," Charlie offers once Cate affirms she has Randall, "if you need assistance." The woman continues her approach towards the battery and the remaining cylons guarding it; trying to circle around for a better angle.

Abigail suppresses Cent10 with Smg+Ap and succeeds.

Abigail tries to suppress Cylon2 with Smg+Ap but FAILS.

Lyn attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cylon2 attacks Lyn with Pistol but Lyn EVADES!

Beckham fires a burst!

Beckham attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Beckham attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Beckham attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Charlie attacks Cylon2 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen.

Haney fires a burst!

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Haney attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cate passes.

Ibnez fires a burst!

Ibnez attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Ibnez attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Ibnez attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Abigail with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Gage fires a burst!

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Gage attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent10 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Beckham, Haney)

All that careful aiming and Lyn somehow still manages to shoot the cover the Centurion is behind. She looks about to shriek in protest when she jerks to one side instead, narrowly evading return fire from a pistol wielder. She grunts as other team members finish it off and also take down her nemesis.

The last Cylon falls, and a quiet settles over the forest. "Engineers - take that frakker out. Rhodes, how's Randall?" She calls back that he'll live, still hard at work getting the fallen marine all bandaged up. Haney surveys the squad and decides they're still effective. "One more to go. Ibnez, help Rhodes carry Randall. Arda, you'll be on point."

As the team gears up and finishes off the last of the cylons, Abigail pops up from her crouch, though she'll wait till she's given the clear to approach the second SAM and see about laying a few little gifts there as well. It's a harder slog, now, but mostly, they're still standing.

<FS3> Abigail rolls Demolitions: Good Success (8 7 6 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 1)

Lyn acknowledges the order and she moves ahead to scope out their path to the final SAM installation.

"How's Randall?" Beckham asks as he applys a muted bandage to his arm to cover the wound there and prepares to move out with rest of the team.

<FS3> Gage rolls Demolitions: Good Success (8 8 6 6 5 4 3 3 2 2)

Gage's worked up quite a mood by the time the centurions and cylons fall. He's practically down to grunt-only as he lowers his weapon, squaring the pack on his shoulder as he glances towards Haney for the all-clear to proceed to the target. It doesn't take him long, working steadily -- if not speedily, since that's a bad choice in their line of work -- before falling into a speedy pace to catch up with the squad.

While the demo team does their work, Charlie falls to the rear and settles in to watch where they've come from. She settles in by a tree to watch and wait.

"He'll be all right," Cate replies to Beckham. She gives Randall a shot of morpha and then unfolds the portable stretcher from her pack so she and Ibnez can carry him. Blood flows freely from the gash on her chin, but she hasn't stopped to deal with that yet.

The second set of charges go off, and the marines once again leave a smoking SAM battery in their wake. The third SAM battery is a cakewalk, which they take out easily. But something changed with the air mission, and Haney gets a call on his radio. "Change of plans everyone. We're bugging out on foot. Let's get the hell out of here."

"Trying to add a scar to your chin?" Beckham asks. "Trust me, not all guys think scars are hot." he comments with a small smirk as he takes out a small bandage to treat Cate's chin for a moment while they're on the move.

"Fraking jungle. Fraking Caprica." Despite blowing things up -- usually his second-favorite thing -- Gage is in a mood. It's probably the heat. It might be the bugs, slapping at his skin. But it also might just be Caprica.

Abigail, her work done, leaves the heavy injuries to Beckham and Cate, heading to check on Charlie, to stick a bandaid or two on, as needed, you know the drill. And then, once she's done all she can do, she'll move back towards Cate, "Let me take that, Doc. Ibnez and I can handle it. Better to have your hands free."

Lyn gives herself a looking over, and seems surprised that she's unscathed. Her tactical vest has a couple scratches, but that's it.

In Charlie's case, the sniper is wholly unmarked! Apparently, the toasters saw her completely unfit to even attempt to fire at today. She waves Walker off, pointing the woman back at the medics and those they're tending to. "I got our tail," she offers up. "Make sure Randall and everyone gets out of here proper on our way to exfil."

Cate offers Beckham a friendly scowl. "Way past time to be worrying about that," she says dryly. There's a little wince as Becks applies the bandage. She nods to Abigail, more than happy to let the other marine take over the stretcher. "Thanks." The medic is looking a little ragged herself. Nothing major, but little things add up.

"Never too late. Don't see you knitting blankets with a dozen cats in your bunk yet." Beckham responds as he gives Cate an affectionate squeeze of her upper arm, concern clear on his face for his friend. "Let's unass before we get sent to capture a Handi Mart or something else."


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