2237-08-26 - Save The Museum

The marines retake the famous Delphi museum.

Date: 2237-08-26

Location: Delphi Museum

Related Scenes: 2237-08-27 - Interludes, Delphi

Plot: Operation:Delphi

Scene Number: 437

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The Delphi Museum of The Colonies is one of the most notable landmarks in the city. It also, now, has been taken over as a base of operations by the Cylons. Do they recognize the significance of the place? Maybe yes, maybe no, but one thing's for sure - the Colonials were unwilling to just raze the place with a bombing raid. Instead, the marines - both CF and Caprican - are being sent on a joint assault to retake the building. Preferably with as little collateral damage as possible to the priceless artifacts within. No pressure, right? Gunny Mercer is leading the mission. Their squad is just one of many participating in the battle today. They've gathered behind a building across from the museum's main entrance. Mercer checks his watch, which was synchronized with the other squad leaders earlier. Their team is going to assault the Cylons emplaced at the main entrance. Scouts reported there was a heavy machinegun emplacement there and about a half-dozen Cylons. "We can use grenades outside, but none once we get in," Mercer reminds them. "Stick to cover, and take down that MG nest straight off." He looks around to see if there are any last-minute questions.

For reference: https://www.battlestarlocations.com/uploads/8/1/0/8/8108293/7843531_orig.jpg --- But there's no Raider parked out front.

Lyn listens to the Gunny's orders, and she simply nods and double-checks her gear. People good with grenades are likely going to be the best option to get rid of the machine gun nest. She'll focus on taking out the Cylons. She nods to her fellow Recon members, before giving Cate a light shoulder bump. "Keep your head down, Doc," she murmurs.

While they are waiting for the predetermined time to arrive where they coordinate the multi-prong attacks with the other squads, Aleksander is doing his usual, taking drags of his cigarette. Standing with the other Marines in an almost casual manner, one arm over his slung rifle, the other holding the cigarette, he is looking at the museum in the distance that they are supposed to storm. The words about preserving Caprican artifacts more or less wash over the Tauron, as if it was in one ear and out the other. At least he didn't voice any objections verbally.

Logan checks his rifle absently tapping each side. He then inspects a couple of grenades apparently the large Recon Marine having decided that these are things he should take advantage of. After all how different from a pyramid ball can they be. He's listening to the briefing and then nods surveying the area and the cover quietly he shakes his head at the questions and murmurs absently to those nearby, "Always did think I needed more exposure to the arts."

Gage has been taking it easy the last couple of days after the Dauntless breach -- but he's not about to miss such a big push planetside. His bitching as they progress through the city towards the museum is about par for the course from the Tauron -- something about wishing the cylons'd taken a beach, or a strip joint, or a bar -- instead of a museum. Habitually, he checks over his equipment as they gather close to the objective, nodding towards Mercer. "Roger that, Gunny." He has no questions; instead, he's going to pull out a pre-emptive stick of gum, because machinegun emplacement.

"You too," Cate offers back to Lyn, smirking weakly. She checks her weapon one last time, then glances over at Logan. "I nominate the pyramid ace there for grenade duty." Cate, notably, has no grenades on her webbing. She never does. She does, however, have her trusty medic backpack. Her eyes then drift around, looking for Jacob in the group.

Jacob nods his head to the Gunny, still silently chewing a toothpick. The poor splinter of wood had been abused in the last hour. "Good copy." His own rifle sat at low ready, supported more by his sling than by his hands. The tone of the NCO, though, makes him stand up a bit more straight and roll his broad shoulders. It was almost showtime. He glances down toward the receiver of his rifle, sliding the bolt back just enough to ensure there's brass waiting to greet him. It's only when Cate's gaze falls on him that he looks up, meeting it. He offers her a single silent nod because sometimes, words aren't needed.

"Copy, Gunny," Charlie says from where she sits with her own gear. She's got her usual rifle, but not in full sniper configuration. They'll be in too close quarters for that. Instead, it's much closer to the carbine the others carry. She does, however, have the gear with her to change it up if need be. Orders change. She may have to provide cover at some point. The woman goes over her kit one final time before throwing the bag over her shoulder and securing the straps in place. Her helmet is checked, too; it didn't help much last time, but she just wants to be sure.

Abigail has no questions, at least that is what one might gather from the silent nod she offers. She's mostly allowing the rest of the team to mill around or, you know, what one does when they're waiting to attack a group of cylons who have entrenched themselves in a location they're not actually letting you blow the frak out of. Alas. She does check her own ordinance, her SMG, and then moves towards a place where she can try to get a better view of the area they'll be moving into.

Showtime. Mercer's watch ticks to the appointed hour and he makes a 'go go' gesture with his hand in the air. "Let's move," he says gruffly, then begins heading out at a crouch. The scouts were true to their word, and as they move across cover in the museum's courtyard, they can see a half-dozen Cylons spread across the top of the steps. Four are behind some rubble that's been organized into a fortified position, the nose of a heavy machinegun poking out over the top. The other two are patrolling - one at the top of the stairs (cent5) and one at the bottom (cent6).

Lyn waits for the order to move, and when she does, she sweeps wide to skitters to cover and levels her weapon at the Cylon at the bottom of the stairs, hoping to clear the way for those with grenades to get closer.

Cate meets Jacob's gaze for a moment, inclining her head briefly in return. Then Mercer is telling them to go and she's moving at a crouch across the courtyard - taking aim at one of the Centurions.

With the go order given, Aleksander drops the almost finished cigarette and crushes it with the heel of his boot. Keeping a low profile on approach like the others, the Tauron moves into cover and removes a frag grenade that is clipped to him. Target rich environment means that the grenade's shrapnel should tag a couple, and since he isn't supposed to use it inside, might as well use it now. He pulls the pin on the grenade and keeps the trigger pressed in so the countdown doesn't begin yet, waiting for the others to get into position and when the fight begins, he makes his toss.

Chewing his gum, Gage moves double-time as Mercer gives the 'go' signal. He finds some cover behind a pile of artfully placed rocks, pulling his grenade free from his webbing as he sights the group huddled at the top of the stairs. "Go long," he mutters, as he pulls the pin, holding the grenade until the call comes, at which he lets loose with a throw towards the group around the heavy machine gun.

And cue the go order. Jacob pushes moves easily, dropping into an easy crouch as soon as they move out of the cover of the building. The toothpick stays in place, but the tone of the large marine's jawline says that he's biting down regardless. Targets of opportunity are the first ones his eyes focus on, namely the two 'stair guardians'.

Abigail does two things really well. One, she moves well with a team, and two, she always keeps a weather eye on Tomak, and as Gage moves to one side, she finds a place to crouch opposite him, so that the can try to cover as much area as possible with the blast. Never know when you might get lucky. She also draws a grenade, tipping her chin in his direction as she waits for the signal.

Logan does his best to keep himself behind cover as he works his way into arm's range of the machine gun nest. Logan lets his rifle fallow from the line and grasps a grenade. He glances over to the others doing similarly as he pulls a pin and waits along with the rest preparing to try and arch up and over cover.

As the team moves forward, so does Charlie. Unlike most of the rest, she does not pull out a grenade. The woman keeps her rifle in hand and remains towards the rear of the group should she need to move to a cover position quickly. Instead, she keeps towards rubble and points that will give her protection should a cylon decide she looks like a good target; aiming towards one nearby to pop off a shot.

Charlie attacks Cent6 with Sniper Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cent6 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

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

Lyn attacks Cent6 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Leg.

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Abigail attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Frag Grenade but hits the COVER they're behind.

Abigail attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent2 attacks Abigail with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent1 fires full-auto!

Cent1 attacks Whelan with Hmg+Bipod but Whelan EVADES!

Cent1 attacks Yin with Hmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent1 attacks Mercer with Hmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Jacob fires a burst!

Jacob attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap but Cent5 EVADES!

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

Jacob attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Logan attacks Cent1 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Logan attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Leg.

Logan attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Right Leg.

Logan attacks Cent2 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Logan attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Logan attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Leg.

Logan attacks Cent3 with Frag Grenade but hits the COVER they're behind.

Logan attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Leg.

Logan attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Head.

Logan attacks Cent3 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Cent5 attacks Jacob with Lmg+Bipod but Jacob EVADES!

Cate fires a burst!

Cate attacks Cent5 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Cate attacks Cent5 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

Cate attacks Cent5 with Smg+Ap but MISSES!

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

Cent3 attacks Cate with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen.

Gage uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Gage attacks Cent1 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Head.

Gage attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Right Leg.

Gage attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Gage attacks Cent2 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent2 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent4 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Gage attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Gage attacks Cent4 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Yin attacks Cent6 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Martinez attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Gage with Lmg+Bipod but Gage EVADES EASILY!

Cent6 attacks Lyn with Rifle+Ap but Lyn EVADES!

Aleksander uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Aleksander attacks Cent1 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent1 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Aleksander attacks Cent4 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent5 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent5 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent5 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Leg.

Aleksander attacks Cent5 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cent1 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Abigail, Logan, Gage, Aleksander)

Cent2 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Abigail, Logan, Whelan, Gage)

Cent4 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Gage, Aleksander)

Cent5 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Jacob)

Cent6 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie, Lyn)

Lyn fires off a burst from her rifle at the Centurion at the base of the stairs, and peppers the thing with shots to its torso and arm. She jerks back behind her cover as the Cylon returns fire, and it misses her entirely. She lets out a breath, peeks back over, and sees it go down from Charlie's additional shot. She picks a new target.

Several grenades go off at once in an impressive display that rivals the Colonial Day fireworks. When the dust settles, all of the Cylons in the machinegun nest are down. Only one remains - and it fires wildly at the grenade-wielding humans while backing up towards the entrance.

A satisfied pop of come comes from Gage as his frag grenade lands right where he wants it. Unfortunately, he doesn't get the witness the combined efforts of all those grenades -- something he enjoys very much -- because bullets come flying over the rocks he's taken cover behind, forcing him to drop his head for a moment. Swinging his rifle forward, he takes a quick look, grinning at the destruction they've wrought, before he sights on one of the remaining centurions. He hasn't got a great shot, though, so leaves that to others that might have a better view, instead pressing closer, moving to one of the columns at the foot of the stairs.

Abigail, popping up from her crouch, enough to lob as grenade in the direction of the MG emplacement manages to get in what seems to be a good hit, and pops back down. She actually does have another grenade, she always does, but she doesn't react for it immediately. Instead, she catches sight of Cate getting hit, and she starts off towards the medic, trying to keep low and avoid, you know, death.

Logan doesn't cheer at least but he seems relatively pleased with the effect on the machine gun nest. He reaches for his rifle like the rest moving around the cover to peer out. He lifts a rifle to take a shot at the lone Centurion his eyes scanning for other arrivals as he braces against some abandoned rubble.

Spectre's rifle may be in a more mid-range mode for the closer quarters of their combat, but it's no less loud nor deadly. There's the loud crack of its rapport as a shell hits the ground and most of the torso region of the Centurion she was aiming at is destroyed as the others fire their weapons or lob grenades. Charlie lets out the breath she was holding, checks the chamber, and begins moving in closer towards the entrance. With just one remaining, she opts to pick up an observational position to keep an eye out for more incoming on their position.

Cate fires a burst at the Centurion roaming around but somehow manages to miss. As she frowns at herself in frustration, return fire from one of the Cylons in the nest catches her in the side. She grunts and falls to one knee. "Frak me, this is not frakking fair," she mumbles under her breath, grimacing. Trusting the other marines to take down the last Cylon and not seeing any other friendly casualties in need of her aid, she hunkers down behind the base of a statue. Unbuckling her vest, she fumbles to put a dressing on the wound. As Abigail comes near, she assures her. "I'm all right." Though her gritted teeth testify that it does hurt.

Once his grenade is tossed, Aleksander takes cover and gets a firm grasp on his rifle, hearing multiple explosions go off. Peeking over his chosen cover, he sees that multiple Centurions are down after the smoke has cleared with one retreating backwards. Moving forward with the others, he ascends the stairs and takes aim at the toaster, pressing down on the trigger to fire off a quick burst of shots, apparently not too worried about his bullets missing and going into the museum. The Cylon threat is his primary concern right now.

Jacob sets his base of cover as soon as a suitable chunk of concrete provides it. His shots come from his rifle automatically. As as the more base borne of the stair-cylons beings the popping and buzzing that predicates it's descent into the concrete, he tucks his head behind cover, listening to the whistle of passing rounds. That is, until he sees Cate go down. If his jaw had been set firm before, it was nearly shattering teeth now. The large man rises from his cover, rifle up, advancing to the next covered position and targeting the last Cylon.

Charlie passes.

Abigail tends to Cate and treats their worst wound successfully.

Mercer fires a burst!

Mercer attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap but Cent3 EVADES!

Mercer attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Mercer attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap but Cent3 EVADES EASILY!

Lyn fires a burst!

Lyn attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap but Cent3 EVADES!

Lyn attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Lyn attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap but Cent3 EVADES!

Cent3 fires full-auto!

Cent3 attacks Abigail with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Cent3 attacks Aleksander with Rifle+Ap but Aleksander EVADES!

Cent3 attacks Gage with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Gage passes.

Logan attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap but Cent3 EVADES!

Aleksander fires a burst!

Aleksander attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

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

Cate attempts to treat Cate, but they have no treatable wounds.

Martinez attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Jacob fires a burst!

Jacob attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

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

Jacob attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

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

Yin attacks Cent3 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Cent3 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Aleksander, Jacob, Whelan, Yin)

Lyn fires off another burst at the remaining Centurion, but she barely scratches its armor before the rest of the team decimate it. She glances over at Cate and grimaces. "Someone patching up the doc?" she asks as she moves to kick the weapons away from the downed machines.

"Sure you are, Doc." Abigail, being, you know, now the one on the ground with a bullet in her vest, doesn't allow Cate to wave her off, but rather, working with her to help her get her supplies and get herself patched up as best she can. She trusts the rest of the team to handle the final centurion, her focus on the woman on the ground, "You going to be alright to move?"

The final Cylon topples in a hail of gunfire, including one bullet from Corporal Yin that shatters its robotic face. As it falls, Gunny Mercer is quick to press their advantage. "Move in. Try not to break any old shit, but it ain't as important as the squad." He starts up the stairs, his rifle raised and ready.

Gage manages to make it to the safety of the pillar at the bottom of the stairs before the remaining centurion's fire sprays in his direction. There's a pop of gum in satisfaction as the cross-fire of the rest of the squad takes it out. Rising slowly, he keeps an eye out, waiting for Mercer's go ahead before he proceeds slowly up the stairs, rifle aimed forward, checking corners and doors as they head in.

Logan takes a pot shot against the lone standing Cent but appears not to come particularly close to doing more than fanning it. HE rolls his shoulders and then he glances over as Abigail patches up Cate. He glances over and then rises quietly he begins to rise from the rubble and pick his way along the edges. It's clear Logan is angling towards the front part of those heading in moving quick and quiet over the ground to the entrance his rifle raised up as he goes.

Cate's shaky hand doesn't resist Abigail taking over the dressing duties. "All right-ish," she concedes to Abigail's understandable skepticism. She winces as pressure is applied to the wound, then nods. "Yeah, I can manage. Thanks." She wipes a bloody hand on her trouser leg and then buckles her vest back up before trying to get up.

When they're given the go ahead, Charlie straightens from her spot and tucks her rifle against her shoulder. She doesn't move until the rest of the squad does. The woman takes up a tailgunner spot, watching their backs as they move on in.

Abigail doesn't leave Cate's side, instead, reaching out to help the woman to her feet, keeping hold of her until she's...fairly sure that the medic will be able to keep them. Only once Cate gives her the okay, will Abigail will move to shoulder he weapon and prepare for the move into the museum. She does not, in point of fact try to be up front. She's never all the way in the front, except for that one time there was no recon. And thank the gods, there's recon today. She's happy to stay back by Cate and not too far from Tomak.

As the team starts up towards the lobby, they can see Cylons moving through the floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows and revolving doors. Four of them this time. Two are out in the open. The other two are not in cover, per se, but there are some statues in the lobby that are providing them partial cover.

Jacob is nothing if careful in his advance. His bright eyes remain on Abigail and Cate only a moment before he steps directly in front of them and continues the push. Though the big Hibernian takes the stairs two at a time, his corners are properly covered and his doorways are checked. He pauses behind cover, ejects the magazine from his rifle, and replaces it with a fresh one from his vest. The remaining short mag is tucked into the now empty pocket, and he slaps the bolt forward with a satisfying click. Eyebrows raise a tad at the exhibit on view in the lobby.

Center mass cluster is the result of Aleksander's shots, two bullets punching into the chest while another pierces the midsection of the Centurion. Another bullet from Yin slams into the toaster's head, causing a shower of sparks to fly up before it can retreat into the safety of the museum. Holding position where he is, the Tauron takes a knee as he keeps his rifle aimed at the entrance to the museum, in case reinforcements try to spill out to hold the front. When the other Marines forward without challenge, Aleksander rises and follows them towards the entrance.

Lyn hustles up to the doors and she looks to Mercer. "Should I make a hole or are we gonna go through the roundabout shooting gallery?" she asks the Gunny.

Cate takes Abigail's hand up. "Thanks," she offers again, softly. She seems to be steady enough on her feet, her SMG gripped at the ready. She's trailing a bit towards the back, but follows along with the squad.

"Make a hole," Mercer tells Lyn, before raising his rifle to fire at one of the Cylons.

Lyn steps back and announces "Making a hole!" before she fires a full burst into one of the windows beside the revolving doors.

Once they're in position and have the lay of the land, Charlie settles into relative cover by Logan and gets her rifle into position. She takes aim at one she has a decent enough line of sight on despite it using a statue for cover. She tilts her head into her weapon, aiming down at it. There's a slow breath from the woman as she settles into place. Into the moment. She waits for that opening...

Glancing back over his shoulder, Gage takes stock of where the rest of the squad are as he settles into a loose crouch from where he see through the revolving doors. As Lyn moves up to spray the glass doors, he shifts his position just slightly to be clear of any glass, taking aim on one of the cylons within.

Jacob silently raises his rifle, bracing his body weight against one of the building supports. He breathes slowly, gaining control of the repetition as those blue eyes settle down assault rifle sights. He also bites the hell out of that toothpick. Because? That's what it's for.

Logan settles himself down in some cover. He doesn't glance over as Charlie settles in nearby. His shoulder pressed against a small column he settles down rifle resting in the crook of his arm as he takes aim grunting, "What you think? Head or foot?" He asks barely moving to Charlie.

Abigail, switching out to her SMG, remains in a low crouch while she awaits Lyn's attempt to give them a clear window...haha, see what I did there?...into the room and the cylons beyond. She's not about to destroy any of the art, though, so it's slow and steady on her part, as she takes aim on one of the cylons, carefully tracking its movements to get, hopefully, a decent enough shot in.

Charlie takes careful aim at Cent9.

Abigail takes careful aim at Cent8.

Lyn passes.

Jacob fires a burst!

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

Jacob attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

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

Yin attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cate passes.

Cent9 attacks Gage with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Aleksander fires a burst!

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

Aleksander attacks Cent10 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

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

Cent8 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Whelan attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Logan takes careful aim at Cent7.

Mercer attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Martinez attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap but hits the COVER they're behind.

Gage takes careful aim at Cent8.

Cent7 attacks Whelan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

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

Cent7 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Mercer)

After a hail of gunfire, two of the Centurions go down - one of them taken out by a single clean shot by the Gunny. Martinez's aim isn't quite so true, however, and a probably-priceless statue of Athena in the lobby is now missing a big chunk out of her shoulder. Martinez curses under his breath.
The gunfire all around her doesn't seem to phase Abigail in the least. There's a narrowing of her eyes, as she watches the centurions start to go down. But not the one she's been taking aim on, so there's still time to get in a good hit. Still, at least the woman knows just how far her skills extend, because she clearly seems to be going to center mass. Probably not that effective, but better than missing and destroying something vital.

Glass sprays and tumbles down as Lyn fires into the base of the tall window, and she manages to pull back before a bullet from one of the Cylons inside can hit her. She lets out a breath. That was close. Then she swings around to aim for the one that shot at her, carefully.

"The head," Charlie answers Logan, "always the head. Centurions give no fraks about their feet. It ain't gonna hot-foot around." And following her own advice, she adjusts her angle to fire at one of the tincans' heads.

Cate trailed behind the others up the stairs, so she wasn't able to get a clean shot initially. But now she takes up a firing position behind a potted plant and fires.

Logan took aim at one of the Centurions but as the combined fire drops (he gets an excellent focused view of the Gunny's shot) he murmurs, "Headshot..." He then calls out, "That statue totally started out that way I saw it." He says and his rifle tracks low towards the next target's foot. But then at Charlie's comment he shrugs, "Yer the sniper." He says sounding disappointed as he raises his rifle higher as it aims at him.

Gage, apparently, gives only a few shits about the precious art inside the museum. Enough that he flicks off burst, but not so much that he tries to aim for the cylon's head. Center-mass is what he was drilled in as, and that's what he aims for.

Jacob it turns out, isn't that bad at this. As another round of bullets slams into the head and chest of the Cylon he had been fired at, a wry grin creases the lines of his face. His attention shifts to one of the toasters in partial cover. He leans more heavily against that support pillar, allowing it to take his entire weight as his muscles focus on aiming and pulling the trigger alone. The words of Charlie, though they can't likely be heard, are a prophecy. 'Always the head'.

Aleksander attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Charlie attacks Cent9 with Sniper Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Head.

Cate attacks Cent8 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Logan attacks Cent8 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent8 fires full-auto!

Cent8 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but Logan EVADES!

Cent8 attacks Lyn with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Jacob with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Jacob attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Lyn attacks Cent8 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent8 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Abigail attacks Cent8 with Smg+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent9 fires a burst!

Cent9 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but Aleksander EVADES!

Cent8 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Cate, Logan, Lyn, Gage, Abigail)

Cent9 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Aleksander, Charlie, Jacob)

Lyn fires off her shot and plinks the Centurion right in the forehead, although it mostly gets stuck in the armored noggin of the robot. No worries, though, as the rest of the squad obliterate it so it's return fire at her goes wild and misses totally. "Nice shooting," she quips to the others.

More shooting can be heard outside from the other assault teams even as the firing in the lobby falls quiet when the final Centurion falls. "All right people," says Mercer. "We're heading upstairs. Marx, Lindus, take point. Let's move." He eyes the damaged statue, then the guilty-looking Martinez. "Really, Martinez? Athena?" There's a disapproving frown, and then the Gunny is falling in with the others to head upstairs.

Abigail, though she sees the target goes down, does not immediately move to rise. Instead, she waits until Mercer gives the sitrep and his new orders. Once she's sure she has all of her constituent parts, which really just means her gear, thankfully, at this point, she moves to join the rest of the team making their way up along the stairs.

Aleksander's burst fire on the Centurion in the open was not that successful, only one managing to punch through the chest plate and just creating a hull, no real damage done. Luckily the others manage to take it down. The Tauron switches his aim to the other toaster, smirking when he sees one of the statues take a bullet as well. However, he flicks the switch on his rifle from burst to single shots, as if not wanting to accidentally take down some artwork as well. With a tug on the trigger, his rifle spits out a round at faster than supersonic speed and slams into the Cylon's chest. When the shooting dies down in the area they are in, Aleksander releases a breath as he looks around before he gets ready to pull out his pack of cigarettes. But then the Gunny is already telling them to move out, no break. Only a sigh of resignation be heard from the Tauron as he waits for others to start shuffling up the stairs before he follows.

Jacob smiles darkly when his own bullet finds it's home in the cylon's head. It would've hit right at the top of the cylon's nose if, you know, cylon's had noses. The burly marine exhales, kneels, and checks his rifle over again. While those blue eyes scan for any more enemies, Mercer speaks. "Copy. Moving, Gunny." His words come only loudly enough to make it to Mercer's ears alone. And as he pulls the bolt back a bit on that rifle and nods? He advances forward. Preparing to take the point position on the stairs.

Gage is more satisfied with the force of his shot, dead center mass, of the centurion, than the fact that he didn't destroy any art in the process. But that's something, too. He grins at Lyn's comment, as he edges forward slowly, rifle angled dead ahead as he advances behind the recon team. He makes wide loops around all the old shit, generally, except when he sights the cylons -- the pillar on which some probably priceless artifact rests is just too damn good cover to give up. Still, he's probably only inadvertently responsible for destroying like two precious artifacts at best by the time they're done clearing the museum.

It's not as strong a shot as the one that took down the centurion earlier, but Charlie's head shot does miss the precious statues and other artifacts. That's the important thing. The report of the rifle is louder in here, but so is everyone else's. She straightens as the centurions go down, racking up another shot as the orders are given out. "Aye, Gunny," the woman calls, shoulder Logan a bit as he's given the lead along with Jacob. "Give 'em hell," she offers to the other recon as she settles in to help watch their tail once again.

Logan lets his finger caress along the trigger as he watches the Centurion's head sprout more than one hole, "Huh. Guess you're pretty insightful about this shooting thing." He murmurs to Charlie and then his name is getting called. Logan moves up again quickly and quiet moving to the forefront and the next set of doors. "Aye." Is what he says in response to Mercer and flashes Charlie a thumbs up as he moves forward.

There's a satisfied grunt from Cate as her bullet takes a chunk out of the Centurion's head. She scans around the lobby for other threats before nodding to the Gunny's orders. A brief frown touches her lips as she tracks Jacob heading to the front. She touches her side for a moment, wincing, and falls in behind the others.


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