2237-10-28 - Hunting Season

The marines hit the ground on Sagittaron to hunt themselves some AA batteries. It's not as easy as it may seem, but does come with some satisfying //booms//.

Date: 2237-10-28

Location: Ridge, Sadah, Sag

Related Scenes: None

Plot: Operation: Watchtower

Scene Number: 1521

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The marines were dropped off via Raptor a couple kliks away from the general region the batteries -- three in total -- were identified in from Air Wing reports and imaging. The ridge had more vegetation than many areas, which has done well to hide the massive weapons. There's a lot of shrubs, but also a good number of trees. This is serving, thus far, to the Colonial Fleet's benefit. A few Raiders have screamed by overhead -- one every twenty minutes or so -- and they've been able to take cover each time.

Now, however, they're on approach to the site and sounds of activity can be heard past the treeline. The heavy footfalls of Centurions. The whirr and whine of hydraulics. At one point, even, the report of the battery as it's fired off at a passing Royal Navy CAP. Sadly, the Viper it's aimed at manages to avoid the missile.

There are upsides and downsides. Night is way better than day, and so Gage's grumbling about the weather is at a minimum. And, too, those awkward bruises on his neck and the side of his jaw -- remnants of yesterday's tussle with the VRM -- are all but invisible in the dark. But night also means bugs, and unexpected rocks -- because glancing down is a lot harder with NVG's -- and flailing into the dirt and shrubs with his heavy pack every time a raider goes overhead. So, on balance, Gage is about at normal levels of grump, trudging along in the midst of the group. "Frakking bugs," he's muttering, slapping as another goes for the exposed parts of his skin.

Tavo sticks to the middle of the group. He's not the stealthiest, and he's one of the most-heavily-laden, so it seems wise. His vision is flat and green in the NVGs, and he drops down to one knee every time the Raiders flash overhead. Stopping inside the treeline, the Staff Sergeant holds up a fist to stop the group, then makes the 'rally on me' gesture. Waiting for them to close up still out of visual range of the enemy, he keeps his voice to a murmur, "Last reminder boys and girls. Getting Tomak to the launchers is job one. If we can't do that, I'll hit at least one with a LAW. Wagner, I want you out on a flank, get us numbers and positions before we engage, then provide overwatch. We're going in movement-to-contact. Leapfrog up, cover Tomak. If we hit anything too hard to go through, fall back until we an go around. Questions? Comments?"

No questions from Noah. As usual, and in direct contrast to his wry off-duty personality, he's been completely silent during their advance. If he minds the terrain, the bugs, the weather, the dark, the objective or the company he says nothing about it, and he seems comfortable enough in his kit.

Evan's commentary is non existant as there's no reason to add anything, considering the approach is straight forward and the location and maps they surveyed in advanced seem to be holding up thus far. He does a quick check over the assault rifle before slinging it into march position and getting ready to cross some terrain on foot.

For the most part, Charlie has just remained with 'the pack' as it were (ha ha!). She's had her weapon in its mid-range configuration, but as Gustavo lays down the sitch, she starts swapping out parts. It's done without even looking. There's a reason she's got expert quals. Plus, snipers often have to work in the dark. It's good to know the ins-and-outs of your gun without needing to fiddle too long. She finishes dressing up Sasha and slings the elongated gun over one shoulder. "Aye, Staff." There's a sort of mock-salute before the recon marine ducks off into the trees. Only once she's a bit of a ways away does she hit the throat mic. "Check. Spectre testing. Copy?"

Hearing the Raider patrol pass overhead is always a bit unsettling and Aleksander drops to a knee like the others do when one makes its presence known by the sound of its engines. He is also towards the middle of the group, certainly not one to volunteer for special duty like scouting ahead or doing somthing else. When Gustavo lays out the plan, Davion looks towards Gage and gives the other Tauran a nod of his head. There are no questions from him at this point.

Nicole moves up as the gesture was made. She sinks down onto one knee to wait to hear what exactly the plan was next. In response to the question from Charlie, she keys the comm twice in rapid succession with a look in her direction.

Gage apparently has no questions either. Get in, blow up some shit, get out. It's pretty much his standard M.O. Aleksander's look his way has him grinning, briefly, tapping the cigarette he 'borrowed' on the flight down that is now tucked behind his ear as is typical. <<Quicker we get this done, quicker we can smoke,>> he observes in Tauran.

This is Akeso's home colony, so she's not made a single complaint about the climate, the insects or anything really. She did think to wear a checked scarf in local style and with that over her nose and mouth she's not eating bugs at least. The dark doesn't seem to be bothering her much either. Everything is good and wonderful enough in the ninja medic's little world. She keeps to the group a bit behind the two full Taurons, takes a knee when it's time for a final rundown and nods to acknowledge Gustavo's gameplan when he's through. No problem.

Tavo has one more note to add, "No smoking until we're in the Raptor." The boggle-eyed NVGs turn toward Aleksander, even if the Scorpian does not call out the Foreign Legionnaire by name. No, he can't speak Tauran. Not in the slightest. It's come up. He nods at Nicole's double-squelch, murmuring, "Five-by-five." Giving Charlie the nod to get started, he looks back toward the 'front,' "On the line. Find a buddy, make sure no one gets lost in the dark. We go when we have intel." The last is accompanied by a nod toward Charlie as well, and then he looks down to check the feed on his SAW, fold down the bipod, and charge the weapon.

When Gustavo adds an addition to the instructions, Aleksander can't help but smirk in amusement as he sees the green Staff Sergeant through his own NVGs directing the words towards him. There is no acknowledgement from the Tauran but there was no voice of protest either, just indifferent silence for the moment. Davion does glance back at Gage, <<Looks like I'll be watching your back again like last time, brother.>> Then his gaze shifts to Akeso who was following them during the trek, <<You going to keep an eye on us to make sure we're out of trouble, Ma?>>

After the sniper disappears off through the trees, the others get a forward march for a time. The sounds of activity in the distance are still there, but past the trees. Likely the ridge opens up into the classic 'boring desert plateau' the air wing has come to love.

However, once they're nearing the general marked area on the map of the first battery, the comms crackle to life. "I mark four Cents, one battery. There's a troop movement vehicle in the distance, but it's not moving." Meaning it's empty... or on standby. "I'm in a tree at..." she passes the coordinates. It's at roughly two-o'clock of their current position and will put her in a good spot for overwatch.

Nicole keeps toward the front of the group, it was her pleasure. Really. She swears, and comes to a stop at the designated spot to wait for Tavo to move up and the attack plan to be formed. She doesn't talk much while on mission, well, until people start getting shot at anyway.

"I'll be watching." Akeso promises, apparently in response to whatever it was that Aleksander said. It sounds a bit foreboding though, rather than comforting, as if she'll jump out of the night and directly onto his head should he do something head-stomp worthy. If there's a smile from her to soften it, it isn't visible. Scarf. From the Tauron twins, she glances to her right and left, considering her options. Eventually, quietly, she just says, "So who is my buddy?" Because whoever it is, they're in for a treat.

Logan seems content to tilt his head listening at the edges. As usual while in the field Logan is quieter than his usual boisterous self. He blanches as the Sniper calls out apparently their welcoming committee. Logan has his rifle down and to the side as he scoots up to the ridge trying to find a vantage spot and glancing around to see who is partnered up. He offers to Akeso, "I can. I'm pretty good at dragging people around." He says brightly.

Evan's movement tries to remain as quietly as possible, his normal buddy off scouting around at the frontlines. A spot about and he gives a nod towards the Nicole and Tavo, seemingly moving to form a buddy group with the pair. Afterall, what's betten than one buddy? Two buddies.

That's enough to make Gage scowl. <<Man doesn't know the value of a good celebratory smoke,>> he grumbles. Still, he seems somewhat cheered by Aleksander's words, <<No one better, brother,>> he replies easily. The other Tauron's words to Akeso has him looking back, too, at the medic, a brief smirk appearing. <<Sounds like trouble,>> he half-mutters to Aleksander. Akeso herself, or her watching of them, or both.

By now Noah's well-accustomed to the amount of quiet chatting that goes on in Tauran. He's pretty well-accustomed to Ma being ominous, too -- enough so that when she asks who her buddy is going to be, before he even hears Logan answer that question, he taps Nicole on the shoulder and then points at himself silently. She kept him alive when he got shot, and she's not Scary Ma. That's two points in her favor, apparently.

Nicole's eyes run up and down Noah, a raise of an eyebrow that seems to be judging him before it flicks into a quick smile and she shrugs and gives a thumbs up. She might not talk, doesn't mean she doesn't joke.

"Sing out if the vehicle moves, I'll tag it with the LAW." Tavo looks around the group as they buddy up, then nods to Evan to acknowledge the pairing. "Calhoun, you and me keep an eye out for other Cylons in particular." Just because they outnumber the Centurions in place doesn't mean they outnumber all the Centurions in the area. "Pick your targets. Engage in ten seconds, mark." Nine... eight... seven...

"Copy. Vehicle is stationary." Apparently, Charlie wasn't as stealthy as she thought. More likely, however, the centurions had an eye on the tree line. It is the obvious (and only) route of ambush. So while the sniper has found her way into a tree to perch amongst the branches... two of the Cylons are already turning her way.

Noah answers that wry little display from Nicole with a very slow, very small tilt of the head. Given half of his face is consumed with night-vision kit, what that leaves is one stereotypically square jaw and a mouth in a set line that doesn't quirk any kind of smile at all. So is it judgemental disappointment? Is it dry rejection? Rabid interest? Incredulous disbelief??

The world may never know. He shifts to ease his silhouette into the shadow in the lee of a tree with clear line of sight, pushing his shoulder into it and raising his rifle, eased into the shallow near his shoulder.

"Damn, and I even wore my lucky sneaking underwear." Evan grumbles to himself as the centurions seem to be turning to bear in on positions. His eyes track along the path that Gus seems to be taking with his weaponfire and he brings his own rifle to bear on that target as well.

Well, they've been spotted, so frak it. Gage pops some gum into his mouth, even as he's already moving, breaking out of the cover of the trees, unhooking a grenade from his vest webbing. He flips out the pin, coming to a halt only long enough to aim and throw the grenade into the midst of the centurions.

Nicole gives a shake of her head back toward Noah, with a slightly amused smile. Who ever will know indeed. Either way it's back on forward, low, and propping the rifle barrel up on a tree root to take her time on the shot.

When Gage breaks cover, Aleksander looks surprised for a moment but follows without question, taking up position next to the Tauran who is priming a grenade for throwing and exploding. Legs parted for a more stable stance, Davion takes aim at one of the Centurions and without waiting, pops a burst in the toaster's direction.

There's a nod to Logan and Akeso creeps over to join him, definitely not going to turn down body dragging help. That'd just be silly of her. "I'm with you." She confirms, incase practically climbing into his pocket isn't hint enough or he didn't happen to see her nod in the dark. She pats him lightly on the giant shoulder after and stalks off just far enough to set up her rifle from behind what cover she can find nearby. When the ten count is done, she's in place and everything kicks off right promptly. The Taurons are rushing, so she starts shooting.

Logan leans his shoulder against some cover and lifts his rifle. His eyes narrowing on one target. He indicates the target to Akeso and grins, "Let's hope we won't have to do any of that. So how much trouble yout hink we're going to kick off?" He murmurs to her and waiting for the countdown to caress the trigger of his braced rifle.

Noah fires a burst!

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

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

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

Cent4 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Charlie attacks Cent4 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but Cent4 EVADES EASILY!

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but Cent4 EVADES EASILY!

Aleksander fires a burst!

Aleksander attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head.

Aleksander attacks Cent1 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo fires a burst!

Gustavo attacks Cent4 with Lmg+Ap but Cent4 EVADES!

Gustavo attacks Cent4 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent4 with Lmg+Ap but Cent4 EVADES!

Akeso fires a burst!

Akeso attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

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

Akeso attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

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

Logan fires a burst!

Logan attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

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

Logan attacks Cent2 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cent2 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent3 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but Gustavo EVADES!

Gage uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Gage attacks Cent1 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

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

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

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 Left Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent3 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

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

Cent1 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

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

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

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

"Sorry," Tavo mentions off-hand as he advances in a quick, darting burst. The SAW tucked back into his shoulder hammers out a trio of rounds, "The big gun tends to draw fire." Even if two of his rounds merely kicked up dirt behind the target, only one of them striking up sparks from armor. At the end of the burst, the big man throws himself forward, down onto the ground in a thump of human being and gear. It's packed well enough that it doesn't rattle, and it lets him put his bipod down as he makes the first rush forward before setting up to cover others. The NVGs are suddenly a blaze of blanked out brightness as they automatically compensate for the weapons fire. It's not pretty, but it keeps him from being blinded. Three of the four targets go down, and he risks a glance behind him to Evan to make sure the man is still moving before he settles his weight in behind now-braced SAW.

The grenade flies true, resulting in a satisfying boom that sends shrapnel flying into three of the centurions. Hard to tell how much of the damage was his and how much that of his squad's fire, but in either case, Gage looks pleased. And then he's up and advancing after glancing at Aleksander, swinging his rifle back around, trusting the rest of the squad to take care of the remaining centurion.

Bullets spray around him, some striking some nearby wood and causing a few splinters to fly about and hitting him. Evan brushes his hand quickly against his cheek to wipe some of the fresh cut blood from a small gash there that was tickling him before he once more returns fire on the Centurions from within the treeline.

Go, go tree power! One of the two Cylons firing at Charlie hits the tree. The other, shooting as it's felled by grenade and Aleksander's fire, just shoots wildly off into the night air. The sniper's own hit, however, seems almost harmless against the Centurion she's firing upon. It hits, but it doesn't stop it. She swears quietly before talking into the mic: "Boss, we can distract this one. Might be a good time to send the boom squad in."

Though Aleksander's shots are accurate, they do not pack the punching power some of the other squadmates have with their own shots. It was good enough, with the explosive force of Gage's grenade to take down one of the Centurions, one of three that fell motionless and out of commission. When his 'buddy' begins moving towards the SAM emplacement, there is again no hesitation from Davion who follows the other Tauran. As he advances at the same pace as Tomak, he is already aiming his rifle at the last visible Centurion.

Noah's fire first dents, then punches neat holes in his target, and he's already switching to the only one that remains standing when Charlie pipes up in his ear with her suggestion. Suits him fine, obviously, since he doesn't hesitate to pull the trigger again.

It's almost possible to feel kinda bad for that one Centurion that Akeso and Logan both target. Scary Ma has a nice stable firing position and puts a controlled three round burst into its chest in a tight pattern that opens up large angry holes in the armor. The lights out go out almost instantly, then with Logan's hit, down it goes in a heavy tangle of powerless limbs. She neatly shifts, picking out another canner to fire at.

Nicole breaths out, lines up on that target and pauses. Just a moment more, and everyone is shooting, a grenade even but that's all elsewhere. She squeezes off the single shot, watching it clang into the Cylon head with a rather satisfying display. And then it's a turn to find another target and a flick of the selector switch to burst.

"He's already on it," comes Tavo's quick response to Charlie, "Westlake and Siska, Lindus and Ma, overwatch. Everyone else, move up with Tomak. We fall back to them if we need to."

Logan murmurs a mild, "Nice shot." To Akeso as their burst fire riddles their target. He shifts his rifle as well alongwith Akeso searching for more targets but with most of the rest concentrating fire he starts to rise from his cover enough to search for other targets as they're detailed to overwatch.

Charlie attacks Cent4 with Sniper Rifle+Ap+Scope and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Akeso passes.

Noah fires a burst!

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

Noah attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

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

Nicole fires a burst!

Nicole attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Nicole attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but Cent4 EVADES!

Nicole attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but Cent4 EVADES!

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but Cent4 EVADES!

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but Cent4 EVADES EASILY!

Cent4 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but hits the COVER they're behind.

Logan passes.

Gage passes.

Gustavo fires a burst!

Gustavo attacks Cent4 with Lmg+Ap+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent4 with Lmg+Ap+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent4 with Lmg+Ap+Bipod but MISSES!

Aleksander fires a burst!

Aleksander attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but Cent4 EVADES!

Aleksander attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but Cent4 EVADES!

Three of the four Centurions around the SAM site fall quickly. The fourth, however, is a terrible shot but a damn sturdy frame. The colonials' fire pings off of him as he approaches the tree line. His line of fire, after peppering the tree once again, turns to the humans approaching -- the so-called 'boom squad' -- and opens fire in their direction.
After firing at the Centurion once again, Charlie doesn't even watch to see if the others drop it. She knows it'll be time to move soon and being in a tree means she won't be able to keep up. So the sniper begins to clamber downward so she can rejoin her squad.

Even though they're out in front, Gage and Aleksander haven't drawn the centurion's attention. Which is probably a good thing, because Gage is not bothering to fire, still advancing at a pace that probably allows him to pull ahead of the others.

Overwatch it is, Akeso stays put and holds fire. Scanning the darkness for sneaky Cylon reinforcements or any popping up from a nap they were having in the bushes that nobody happened to see before. She also tries to keep tabs on the marines too, she is the medic and all. If anyone goes down she'll want to get to them fast.

When the speed of Gage's pace increases, Aleksander follows suit and instead of trying to actually hit that last Centurion that is attempting to secure this area, he is shooting around it, more as a distraction and attempt to limit its options in movement.

Logan raises a brow as the Centurion doesn't go down on the hail of fire, "Well would you look at that." He murmurs at all the evasion and then not seeing any additional targets he adds his own lead to the can.

Oh for the love of... Nicole just can't believe it as her eye twitches, she lets out a breath. She would stay back and provide covering fire from here and she was going to shoot that damn tin can! Just line it up in the sights, aim for the head breath i-i-i-in, a little out and hold it.

Tavo triggers off another tight burst from his sprawled-out position, the recoil of his SAW pushing his braced boots against the dry ground and casings punching into the cloth bag set to collect them. And then he's back up, using his left hand to help push himself to his feet and resume the advance. He said leapfrog, so he's going to leapfrog, gods damn it. That doesn't mean he isn't also going to lay down some covering fire. Even with his brief stop, he's only a short distance behind Gage and Aleksander though. The benefit of years and years of practice in open-field rushes.

Evan let's loose another burst of fire as he ducks in and out of the tree line, scowling to himself as the shots accomplish about as much as ... insert funny analogy. A look around the tree again and Evan pops the gun up to his shoulder to let loose another flurry. "Lucky sonuva bitch."

Aleksander distracts Cent4 successfully.

Akeso passes.

Charlie passes.

Noah fires a burst!

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

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

Noah attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Gage passes.

Evan fires a burst!

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

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

Evan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Right Arm.

Logan attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cent4 fires a burst!

Cent4 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent4 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Nicole attacks Cent4 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo tries to suppress Cent4 with Lmg+Ap but FAILS.

Cent4 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Noah, Evan, Logan, Nicole)

There's no hope for the Last Centurion Standing this time. He crumbles under a hail of fire- including one shot that cleaves through his chrome dome.

It leaves the squad open to plant their bombs on the battery before moving to the next site. Like Gustavo knows, it's going to be a haul across an open field. They don't have the blessing of cover anymore.

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

Sliding in next to the SAM site like a batter landing on the home plate, Gage quickly swings his backpack off his back and pulls out the charges. He doesn't bother looking around, just focusing on the task at land and leaving overwatch to the others. It doesn't take him long before, satisfied, he hooks the remote detonator onto the webbing of his vest, swings his bag back onto his back, and signals to Tavo he's good to move to the next site, moving in to pace the rest of the squad.

With the last Centurion going down, Aleksander picks up the pace and actually tries to take point ahead of Gage. Instead of stopping at the anti-air artillery piece, he is moving beyond it so he can take a defensive position between the next SAM Site and the one that Tomak will be setting up charges for. <<Don't frak this up, Brother, you have that debt of yours to pay up.>> With that said, he is aiming down the sites of his rifle towards the next position, just making sure reinforcing Centurions aren't approaching to stop them or cut them off.

Tavo hustles up alongside the site, finding some cover and checking out the location of the ground transport again, "Okay, overwatch teams, move up." He waits while the others advance, then murmurs without the use of the comms, "I assume all you soft-shoed Marines," says the Scorpian Army Staff Sergeant, "know how to cross a field under fire. Show me how you get it done." Gage's gesture gets a nod, "Blow it right before we hit the next site, Tomak."

As the last echoes of arms fire fade, not much changes about Noah's stance. If the barrel of his rifle lowers, it's only by a very small number of degrees. He keeps his focus out on the soldiers forward of his position, watching for any attention they may have drawn, as ordered. None comes, Tomak finishes doing what he does best (?), and the call to move on follows. That's when he finally turns his head, checking on Siska's position and waiting until they're ready to move forward in tandem before getting low and doing just that.

Nicole lets out a sigh of satisfaction, yes, another cylon dead. Even if she was just one of the many, the way it sort of caused a chunk of its head to spray off as it dropped was enough. The call came in then - time to move forward. She moves up onto her knee, looks left and right and begins to bound forward with the others - careful to cover while others are moving and move while others cover. No reason to get sloppy.

Another wipe of his cheek to get some of the blood smeared off and Evan falls into step with the rest, swapping out the rifle magazine with a fresh one as he does.

Akeso sits tight, alert and ready to move at the first cry for a medic. There's none, so it's Tavo's order that gets her to finally stir from her position. She slips in beside Logan gives him a shoulder pat like she approves of his performance so far, or merely wants to make sure he's heard and is coming along too. "Allons-y." She hisses before slipping out from cover and padding ahead to rejoin the group and prepare for the mad dash to the next AA site.

Logan nods in satisfaction as the remaining Centurion goes down. He takes the opportunity to reload and shifting up to get a better vantage point. He glances to Akeso and flashes a grin as he gets up and moves after Akeso the large Marine staying quiet as he moves at a more sedate pace covering the trail.

Running to catch up with the others, Charlie is swapping out parts on her weapon. She won't be able to climb trees anymore. Maybe find a rock to perch against. But for the moment? She's making sure she can fall in like any other rifleman. The recon marine probably isn't the best at running across an open field- it isn't stealthy. But she does comment, breathless: "Four more at the next site. Vehicle hasn't budged." Maybe all it did was bring them to the location?

<<This makes one-hundred and ninety-two million,>> comes Gage's amused response to Aleksander as he hoofs it alongside his fellow Tauran. "Roger that," he replies to Tavo, though his hands don't get anywhere near the remote detonator until they're within firing range. Apparently he means to use it as distraction, since he waits until his fellows are in place to attack, before he flips the switch. An impressive BOOM rocks the ground behind them as they take aim.

Tavo moves off to the jumping off point with the rest of the group, then nods to Gage. Which means he's bracing himself when the explosion goes off, and then he is up and moving forward again, rushing forward in a short burst before dropping to one knee and hammering out a long tear of fully-automatic fire to cover the advance somewhat.

As Aleksander moves on towards the next SAM emplacement with the squad, the familiar boom of explosives going off behind them is a comforting sound. There is no backwards glance though as the Tauran is already focused on their next objectives. When the Centurion guards are in sight, Davion is already pulling a round frag grenade that was clipped onto his tactical vest. "Grenade out!" Comes the call from him as he pulls the pin. Then, he tosses the grenade with strength towards the toasters.

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Right Arm.

Evan attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Arm.

Evan attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Noah fires a burst!

Noah attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Noah attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Noah attacks Cent5 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Gustavo fires full-auto!

Gustavo attacks Cent7 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent7 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Arm.

Gustavo attacks Cent7 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Gustavo attacks Cent8 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

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

Gustavo attacks Cent8 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

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

Akeso fires a burst!

Akeso attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Akeso attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Akeso attacks Cent7 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

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

Logan uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Logan attacks Cent6 with Frag Grenade. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent6 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent6 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent6 with Shrapnel and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Left Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan attacks Cent7 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan attacks Cent7 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Left Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan attacks Cent7 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent7 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Logan attacks Cent7 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Logan attacks Cent8 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Gage attacks Cent8 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen.

Gage attacks Cent7 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage attacks Cent6 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

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

Cent8 fires full-auto!

Cent8 attacks Akeso with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Akeso with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Akeso with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent8 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but Aleksander EVADES!

Cent6 fires full-auto!

Cent6 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent6 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but Logan EVADES!

Cent6 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent6 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent6 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent6 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 fires full-auto!

Cent5 attacks Noah with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Noah with Lmg+Bipod but Noah EVADES!

Cent5 attacks Noah with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but Nicole EVADES!

Cent5 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent5 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cent7 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Aleksander uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Aleksander attacks Cent8 with Frag Grenade. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

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

Aleksander attacks Cent8 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Left Arm.

Aleksander attacks Cent6 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

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

Aleksander attacks Cent6 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

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

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

Cent5 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Evan, Nicole, Aleksander)

Cent6 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Logan, Gage, Aleksander)

Cent7 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Gustavo, Akeso, Logan, Gage)

Cent8 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Gustavo, Charlie, Gage, Aleksander)

There's a certain pleasure in raining holy hell down on Centurions. While most of the squad opts for their rifles, enough opt for grenades that it becomes a very loud, bright area around the battery. And when the smoke and shrapnel clears? None of the Centurions are left standing. Not. A. One.

Not far from this site sits that vehicle. It's still not moving.

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

With one of the other Cylons seeming to focus in on her and Noah, Nicole slows up her pace and tries to stay a bit lower in her movement as she works to line up the shot. She, thankfully, is used to running and shooting. So when she pauses, it's only long enough to finish lining up the shot and then giving a quick squeeze to the trigger before she's moving again. Depending on how this goes, she'll be flipping that selector back to burst. Right before the grenade goes off, she shoots that damn toaster right in the head.

Logan is running, it's kind of what Logan does. Unsurprisingly when he's running rather than sneaking he's a lot more noticeable and so he draws some ire from the Centurions. Logan runs in a serpentine fashion somehow managing to evade bullets as they get turned on him even as he reaches back grasping a grenade to fling in the direction of the Centurions and their weapons. He's yelping as a few bullets zip rather close but after a quick pat down of himself, "Nice." He glances over to check on Akeso and nods as he pauses catching his breath.

Even as Gage is tossing his next grenade, he's already moving towards the SAM site, trusting that the combination of grenades and the firepower of his brethren will take care of business. And so it does, with a satisfied noise, he's swinging off his bag again the second he reaches the SAM site. He might even be humming beneath his breath as he sets another group of charges. <<One-hundred and ninety-one million,>> he mutters in Tauran as he stands, signaling towards Tavo as he swings his bag back on and makes sure the remote det is hooked onto his webbing securely.

There is a particular sound that one hears when full-auto fire comes your way. There is a slightly different sound that one hears when full-auto fire comes your way and comes very, very close. It's a very distinctive sound. Tavo hears this distinctive sound, and then his rush forward is slowed by a tugging at his left side. He slows for a step, grunting as he does, and then pushes on, scanning the area in the green glow of his NVGs as the flare compensation fades away from white. "Clear. Tomak?" He can feel a little trickle of blood from the graze at his ribs, but he gives his body a twist, shaking it off, "Don't forget to change mags." He works his own SAW to do the task himself, "Anyone think they can hotwire that truck?" Gage's signal gets a sharp nod. "Think it'd make a better distraction or quick trip toward evac?"

Honestly, there's no way for Noah to tell whether any of his shots hit their mark given all of the explosions that happen simultaneously. What he knows is that he doesn't get shot in the process of advancing, his target goes down, his 'buddy' -- he turns his head to look -- is still on her feet, and nobody else seems to have been hit, either. They seem to have just blitzed across open terrain and steamrolled the opposition.

He's not the sort to tempt fate by saying so out loud, though. It's not over until they're back on the Dauntless. "I could," he answers Tavo over the mic. RE: the truck.

The incoming fire misses Aleksander, just digging up chunks of dirt around him when the rounds thud into the ground. His own grenade lands and explodes, flinging shrapnel around the area. Most of the Centurions' armor plating absorbs the shrapnel but the other grenades have a greater impact in taking them out. With the toasters going down and not standing back up, Davion continues to be on the move, staying with Gage to cover him as he plants the explosive before moving again when the combat engineer does.

That's a wide open field. Akeso takes a breath as she reaches the edge of it and is letting it out slow when the SAM site behind the squad explodes. Go time! There's a nod to Logan, and the little medic bolts ahead like a rabbit, only opposite of that, since she's running directly AT the predators instead of away. So, more like a vorpal bunny. Knowing she isn't going to hit anything at any distance while booking it like she is, she zig zags through the hail of Cylon machine gun fire and waits until she can see the red of an eye beam before she unloads. Between that and the grenades and everything else, she finds herself standing there, without a scratch surrounded by violently decommissioned toasters. She looks to Logan, widens her eyes for an second and lets out a snort of amusement and relief both. Nice. Breath. Check everyone for obvious, blood spurting wounds. Logan gets the first quick inspection.

<FS3> Noah rolls Alertness: Good Success (8 7 6 4 4 3 1 1 1)

<FS3> Nicole rolls Alertness: Success (7 4 4 3 2 2 1)

Once Tavo's SAW is reloaded, the big man fishes out one of his pair of frag grenades, murmurs, "Tomak," and tosses the safed weapon to the engineer. After all, the other man seems to enjoy using the explosives, and Tavo has bigger things to use. "Westlake, Siska, go for it. Wagner, keep an eye on them and us with your Recon super-skills."

<FS3> Charlie rolls Alertness: Success (7 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 1)

Let's face it, Gage is never going to say no to being given another frag grenade. He's grinning at Tavo like the gunner's his new best friend, catching the grenade smoothly and tucking it securely to his webbing as he waits for the pair to secure the truck.

That truck? So lovely and inert and just waiting to be carjacked?

Is not as inert as they think. Charlie's too busy watching over the others to spot it. Nicole doesn't, either. Noah? Well, Noah manages to catch it before it happens. As the two sent to the troop-mover get close, the rear doors burst open and out pour a handful of Centurions.

...it's better than a full ambush, right?

<FS3> Aleksander rolls Alertness: Good Success (8 6 6 5 2 2 1 1)

Nicole is currently moving, which explains why she misses what all is happening. That and NVGs can be a bit of a pain with their peripherals. She thought she was keeping it covered, but thankfully Noah probably was. If only she wasn't out in the open.

Gage passes.

Gustavo passes.

Logan passes.

Akeso passes.

Cent12 fires full-auto!

Cent12 attacks Akeso with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent12 attacks Akeso with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent12 attacks Akeso with Lmg+Bipod but Akeso EVADES!

Cent12 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent12 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent12 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent11 fires full-auto!

Cent11 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg.

Cent11 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent11 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent11 attacks Noah with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent11 attacks Noah with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent11 attacks Noah with Lmg+Bipod but Noah EVADES!

Charlie passes.

Cent13 fires full-auto!

Cent13 attacks Gage with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Cent13 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but Gustavo EVADES!

Cent13 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Noah fires full-auto!

Noah attacks Cent11 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

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

Noah attacks Cent11 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Noah attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap but Cent9 EVADES!

Noah attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Noah attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Noah's weapon clicks empty.

Evan passes.

Nicole passes.

Cent10 fires full-auto!

Cent10 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Gage with Lmg+Bipod but Gage EVADES!

Cent10 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 fires full-auto!

Cent9 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but Logan EVADES!

Cent9 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 attacks Noah with Lmg+Bipod but Noah EVADES!

Cent11 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Noah)

One moment they're standing there, Gage seriously contemplating using that unlit cigarette, warning or not warning, the next -- bullets fly all around them. The engineer doesn't have time to dive to the ground before a bullet slams into his chest, staggering him backwards. He clutches at his chest with his left hand, coughing, shaking his head as he groans painfully. Habit kicks in soon enough though, lifting his rifle to let out some burst fire back towards them as he starts to move towards cover.

For the first time since they put their boots on in the dirt tonight, Noah cracks a smile. It's a crescent as sharp and white as the waning moon. Like a kid in a candy shop, really. "C'mon Siska," he says into the sub-vocal mic. His sudden improvement in mood is audible -- nevermind that being stuck with him on this particular duty may not be her idea of a good time. "I might even let you hold my wwrench."

And then the back doors burst open, because of course they do, and Noah lifts his rifle and flips between firing modes, unloading on the two Cylons in front, both of which have their aim trained on he and Nicole. One of these goes down, the other does not, and there are plenty more where that came from.

"Frak!" Nicole says as she scrambles one way and then the other with the oncoming bullets. Thankfully, it seems like they all just... well they miss. Rounds zip by her, one even grazes off her armor, but by the grace of the gods she's still standing. She begins to hustle back to the nearest cover she can find, turning only for a moment to shoot off a few rounds at a Centurion before its more hustling and praying she won't get shot.

Though it may sometimes seem that way, Charlie does not, in point of fact, have eyes in the back of her head. Or anywhere but the front of her face. And NVGs? Make it all the more difficult to see shit. You lose your peripheral vision. Even so, she's probably going to feel really bad later for those that got shot. She barely has time to duck down, loading up a round in her rifle. She's backed up nearer to the boom squad, but returns her weapon to her shoulder quick enough to return fire.

Akeso wasn't put on 'check out the vehicle duty', she was just going to cover the group and BANG! Sledgehammer to the side of her head that knocks her helmet clean off and flying. It's done. She's bleeding like the top of her skull came off and went with the helmet, but miraculously, improbably, she doesn't eat dirt. She definitely moves, which probably keeps her from getting punch holed a few more times by the toasters piling out of the truck. She also turns and starts firing at them, because c'mon. They shot her in the head. Not cool, robots, not cool.

As the squad advances towards the next SAM site, Aleksander is focused ahead, relying on the others who are responsible for the transport to keep an eye on it. However, when bullets start flying, a loud Tauran curse is spoken, <<What the frak!>> Out of instince, Davion already falls forward to a prone position, <<Tomak, down! We're taking fire!>> His warning comes too late as one round impacts Tomak right against the chest. "Medic! Tomak is hit!" For now, Aleksander doesn't know how bad but he brings his rifle to bear and returns fire immediately.

Tavo is studying the next emplacement, preparing for the rush toward it, and then a firefight breaks out around the truck. In fact, a firefight breaks out around him. He drops immediately to the ground, a round whipping past his head as he does, and then another kicking up dirt close enough to his face that he has to sputter soil from his mouth. "Contact truck!" It's not precisely protocol, but probably easier than calling out an o'clock, since they all know where the truck is. He sees Gage go down, and echoes Aleksander's, "Medic!" Except... crap, the medic is without her helmet too. Pushing back to his feet, the butt of the SAW goes back into his shoulder as he starts to his left to make a more difficult target.

Logan looks surprised as anyone when bullets begin flying. He turns towards the fire and then towards Akeso, "Frak!" He growls at her and moves towards her but when she keeps her rifle up he blinks in surprise, "Med-. You good? Patch your head and get it down!" He demands as he moves forward taking a forward position sparing a glance to inspect Akeso wincing as he does. "That doesn't look good."

Cent13 fires full-auto!

Cent13 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but Gustavo EVADES!

Cent13 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent13 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but Nicole EVADES!

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

Nicole fires a burst!

Nicole attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Nicole attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Nicole attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Evan attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Noah reloads.

Gage fires a burst!

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

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

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

Logan fires a burst!

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

Logan attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

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

Aleksander fires a burst!

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

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

Aleksander attacks Cent9 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Cent12 fires full-auto!

Cent12 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but Logan EVADES!

Cent12 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent12 attacks Noah with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 fires full-auto!

Cent9 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but Aleksander EVADES EASILY!

Cent9 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent9 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but Charlie EVADES!

Gustavo fires full-auto!

Gustavo attacks Cent10 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

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

Gustavo attacks Cent10 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Left Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent13 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Gustavo attacks Cent13 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Gustavo attacks Cent13 with Lmg+Ap but Cent13 EVADES!

Cent10 fires full-auto!

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

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

Cent10 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent10 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but Charlie EVADES!

Cent10 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Akeso fires a burst!

Akeso attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Akeso attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Akeso attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

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

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

He'd planned to reload before they started the sprint to the next emplacement. It was a mistake. He should have stopped, done it before advancing on the transport. Spraying fire at the Suddenly Cylons may have been necessary, but it had ended with a dreadful sound: silence. Out of rounds. It doesn't take Noah long to swap magazines -- a few seconds at most -- but in that time a lot of things happen, and all of those things involve live fire, which is enough to leave him sweating bullets -- figuratively speaking. There are calls from behind him of soldiers hit that make him grimace as he lifts the reloaded rifle to pick up where he left off, heart steadily knocking against the cage of his ribs.

The prone position is a lifesaver as the furious return fire from a pair of Centurion's hand machineguns rain down around Aleksander's position, throwing up more clumps of dirt, some of them falling on the Marine's helmet and the back of his vest. If triggers off another burst in return before he starts to yell out, "Med..." Calling again for Gage's hit and is glancing towards where Akeso was supposed to be only to see that she also took a bad hit, "Frak... Tomak, fall back with me, we need to get to Ma, she's been hit. Can you move on your own?" If not, Davion will definitely either carry or drag the combat engineer towards their hurt Medic.

Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap! Nicole keeps on running, moving this way and that and avoiding yet more rounds as they snap and zip. Finally she gets back to some place a bit more secure, swings around behind it and takes the moment to line up a shot toward a Centurion's head. Soon, soon, she'll be able to take a freaking breather but - by the Gods - this was one way to get an adrenaline rush.

<<I'm fine. Just keep firing back,>> Gage grunts to Aleksander, an action that turns into a brief cough as he settles into the dirt. Adjusting his target after his current one is torn apart, his bullets ripping through the chest of it, he lifts his rifle again, pausing when he spots Ma, helmet-less. <<Frak. Ma,>> he echoes after Alek, struggling to his feet and moving back. <<I got it,>> he grumbles to Aleksander, reaching into his pack for a bandage. <<Hold still, Ma.>> He's going to try and heal the medic, wish him luck!

Akeso just has dust in her eyes, and blood, and the inside of her head is like a ringing bell that won't stop. That's why she's not shooting straight, but, gold star for effort. Especially with a traumatic head wound that's turned her face into a bright red visage of anger. Logan's concern is barely acknowledged, but she might not have quite heard, or she's just a tiny bit crazily enraged, or shocked, "Je m'en fou!" Is all she says about that, lifting her rifle like she's just gonna keep blazing away until Gage is there, trying to put a bandage on the mess. <<What?>> She calls, just randomly shifting through languages now.

<FS3> Gage rolls Medicine: Success (7 3 2 2 1 1)

Evidently, Tavo's abrupt movement to the left is enough to distract Centurion targeting protocols, because he only gets 'near-miss zips' instead of 'really frakking close whips' in his ears. "Backup medic to Ma." He... probably should know who that is, and would if he'd studied personnel jackets longer than mission briefing. But it seems that Gage is already on it. As Centurions fall to his fire and that of others, he flicks the selector on his SAW and settles in for more concentrated fire, a tight burst on a single target. "Tomak, get your last charge ready for me to place."

Noah fires full-auto!

Noah attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but Cent12 EVADES!

Noah attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Noah attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Noah attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Noah attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but Cent13 EVADES!

Noah attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Evan fires a burst!

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

Evan attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Evan attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan fires a burst!

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

Logan attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Logan attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Gage passes.

Charlie attacks Cent12 with Sniper Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen.

Cent12 fires full-auto!

Cent12 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent12 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm.

Cent12 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent12 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent12 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent12 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent13 fires full-auto!

Cent13 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but Charlie EVADES!

Cent13 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but Evan EVADES!

Cent13 attacks Gage with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Akeso fires a burst!

Akeso attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Left Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Akeso attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Akeso attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Gustavo fires a burst!

Gustavo attacks Cent13 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent13 with Lmg+Ap but Cent13 EVADES!

Gustavo attacks Cent13 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Nicole attacks Cent12 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Aleksander fires a burst!

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

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

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

Cent12 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Evan, Logan, Charlie, Aleksander)

Logan triggers another burst at the Centurion. He glances over as bandaging and the like is applied to Akeso. He grunts, "Can you move?" He asks her but he doesn't do his usual which is threathen to drag Akeso awaay because... well she's scary and still shooting Centurions. He's staying near but he focuses on continuing to fire back and try and keep his own head from catching a bullet.

<<You're bleeding. And no helmet. Gunny'd kick your ass if he were here, Ma,>> Apparently Gage isn't much for the bedside manner, either, but he does manage to get a bandage around Akeso's head to help stem the worst of the bleeding, so that's something. He makes a noise, like disapproval or something, as more fire chatters out -- a bullet goes grazing past his chest, leading to a wincing grunt of pain from the engineer. "I got it, Delgado," he reports, as he pushes to his feet, glancing towards Alekander to make sure he's with him, before settles into a move towards the last site, one hand pressed against his chest as he goes.

That sniper rifle cracks in Charlie's hands. Sasha's a loud bitch. But the bullet flies true, tearing into one of the cylons alongside shots from the other marines. The woman racks up another shot, dropping to a knee as she aims for the other. "Tomak! You good to run to the next, or do one of us need to take over?" She saw how he got hit. And is likely praying she doesn't have to moonlight as an EOD again. That shit's scary.

When Gage gives a positive status reply, Aleksander is a touch relieved that he doesn't have to carry another fully armored and armed Marine. He does begin getting up from his prone position after another spray of bullets kicks more dirt. Seems like he feels that eventually they will finally zero in on his position. Getting up to one knee on the ground, he triggers another burst that has all three rounds hitting but only one manage to do minor damage past the armor plating. Then he's falling back with Gage so that Akeso can be checked on. It certainly doesn't look good from Davion's point of view but he isn't a medic and he has seen bleeds that were bad but the wound itself wasn't, <<Damn, Ma. You look like a mess.>> The Tauran can tell that she might have a concussion or is still stunned so after unstrapping his helmet, instead of tossing it at Akeso, he actually tosses it at Logan, "Lindus, make sure she puts that on. We can't have her take another one to the head." Then he's moving out again with Gage towards the next site.

"You got it, Tomak," Tavo echoes, and he starts to move toward the emplacement, "Calhoun, Davion, we're cover for Tomak. Everyone else, cover Ma." And then he pulls the trigger and his SAW jumps against his shoulder, hosing the Centurion's position with fire to try to keep its head down.

Charlie attacks Cent13 with Sniper Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Noah fires a burst!

Noah attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Noah attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Noah attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Evan attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Evan attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo suppresses Cent13 with Lmg+Ap and succeeds.

Logan fires a burst!

Logan attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Logan attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gage passes.

Cent13 fires full-auto!

Cent13 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but Gustavo EVADES!

Cent13 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but Logan EVADES EASILY!

Cent13 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Aleksander fires a burst!

Aleksander attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Akeso passes.

Nicole attacks Cent13 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent13 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie, Evan, Aleksander, Nicole)

<FS3> Gage rolls Demolitions: Great Success (7 7 6 6 6 4 3 3 3 2)

Oh, dumbass. Akeso, that's blood pouring out of you, not a sudden inexplicably violent sweat of exertion. That cool crisp night breeze playing through your hair is because your helmet is gone. The ringing in your ears and disorientation? Cause you were shot. It all starts to make sense, especially with Tomak explaining it so while wrapping her head up. "Frak me." She manages, after firing another burst at the truck. How she's managing to hit anything is a mystery. Maybe she's propelling the bullets with pure distilled psychokinetic Scary Ma powers. Hard to say. She does sling her rifle after, using both hands to probe at the side of her head - gingerly. <<I'm fine. It doesn't even hurt.>> Yet. But, she does reach for her medic kit all the same, pulling her scarf free with her other hand to wipe the blood out of her eyes. "Is everyone okay?"

As for the replacement helmet, Akeso isn't rushing to put that on. Maybe cause it hurts a lot more than she's letting on.

There's a worried look to Akeso and Gage both, then a look down 'field' towards their next and final target. Charlie checks over her rifle. "Staff-" to Gustavo. "What're your orders?" They took out two of three targets, which isn't bad. But they now have one at least severely injured.

...and the Cylons could have called for backup, but thankfully there's no sound of Raiders overhead. Yet.

<FS3> Noah rolls Technician: Good Success (8 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 1 1)

Gage isn't as speedy as the first two sites, owing presumably to his injury. But he's still ready to work, setting the charges with just as much due diligence. "Clear the site," he calls out in standard, moving with perhaps less alacrity than he approached with, one hand pressed against his chest, the other hovering near, but not touching the detonator in the webbing of his chest. He'll wait until the others with him -- Aleksander, Tavo and Evan -- are well clear before he triggers the third and biggest explosion. KA-BOOM. The engineer is actually grinning, go figure. It's his favorite way to end the night.

Logan looks relieved as that last Centurion goes dodwn. He moves up close to Akeso then and he offers simply, "Helmet on or you're getting carried out." He says as he reloads once more eyes flickering around again as he waits for the signal to pull out. He then snorts at Akeso, "Of course it hurts, you got shot in the head and shot back." He doesn't bother using his broken Tauran but he's scowling over Akeso and his eyes continue to flicker about standing a little too close in case the firing starts again.

Under fire, time seems to have no measurable quality for Noah, turning taffy and elastic. The moment that comparative silence descends, however, everything snaps back into true, and it's with some caution that Noah picks his way over the ruin of machinery with careful placement of his boots to double-check the inside of that transport and ensure that they are, in fact, actually clear this time.

"Clear," he says for the benefit of the others, already moving to ward the driver's side. "I'll be done in a minute." He leaves his rifle slung over his shoulder, drops into a crouch with his back to the footwell, and then leans back so that he can get his hands up and underneath the dashboard. Things are pulled apart. Wires are stripped with his teeth, twisted together. Nothing fancy, but it works.

There's a pause as Nicole takes a breath behind that not-really cover. She glances out around the edge, pops up to shoot another round down range and then it's back behind cover She glances in the direction of Noah, breathing more easily, "Hey. You alright over there." She starts to pull out of cover and links back up with her partner for the operation.

Noah's answer for Nicole is a brief pause in whatever it is he's doing under there, long enough to extend a hand, index finger and thumb circled together in the gesture for 'ok.' This is because he's using his mouth for other things: "I think we're good to go."

As the shooting stops, Tavo holds up his fist for his little crew to halt, "Ma, Tomak, anyone else wounded in the truck with Westlake. Everyone else with me. Westlake, come up after we start firing, be ready to help us exfil to the Evac Point. If there are more than a half dozen Cents on site, I'll LAW it. Otherwise, we finish the mission as planned."

Akeso is a not a good patient, she's already grumbling about the helmet, in very colorful Leonese. She does relent on it, but only after she strips a gauze pad from its packaging and presses it to what she feels has to be the worst of her injury. That'll keep her brains in, hopefully. She puts the helmet on carefully after that and puts fingers to brow in a half-hearted salute. See? All good. "Off you go, Lindus." She shoos then, scooping up her kit to bother Gage with some field treatment behind the truck, where, hopefully neither of them will get shot again in the process.

"Copy that." Now that he's not being shot at, Noah's tone is practically cavalier. He double-checks his work to ensure that nothing is going to fail on them when they need it most, and then slides out of the footwell, stands, checks the fuel gage and other sundries, and after starting the truck up rounds the back of it to prop his arm against the side of the transport and lean, watching Akeso and Gage. The state of the medic's bloody face is going to give him creeping horror dreams for a week, probably. "Goddamn, Ma," is what he says, helpfully.

Logan continues to watch Akeso for several long moments. He then nods his head, "Off I go." He says and he's sprinting forward along with the rest of the group. Even as they run heading towards the latest round of Centurions he's letting his rifle hang once again and grasping his second grenade angling for the smaller grouping of enemies. Logan as usual when he's not sneaking is running in that serpentine troubling way trying to avoid getting tagged.

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cent17 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest.

Evan attacks Cent17 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Evan attacks Cent17 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Aleksander attacks Cent18 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent18 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent18 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent18 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent17 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent17 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent17 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Right Leg.

Aleksander attacks Cent17 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Right Arm.

Aleksander attacks Cent16 with Frag Grenade(Concussion) and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head.

Logan uses Frag Grenade. EXPLOSION!

Logan attacks Cent14 with Frag Grenade. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent14 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent14 with Shrapnel and HITS! Graze wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan attacks Cent14 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent14 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Abdomen.

Logan attacks Cent15 with Frag Grenade. Stopped by ARMOR on Head.

Logan attacks Cent15 with Shrapnel. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Akeso passes.

Cent15 fires a burst!

Cent15 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent15 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but Logan EVADES!

Cent15 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent14 fires a burst!

Cent14 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent14 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent14 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Nicole attacks Cent14 with Rifle+Ap and NARROWLY MISSES!

Charlie attacks Cent15 with Sniper Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Cent16 fires a burst!

Cent16 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent16 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent16 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Noah passes.

Cent18 fires a burst!

Cent18 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Right Arm.

Cent18 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm.

Cent18 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but Aleksander EVADES EASILY!

Cent17 fires a burst!

Cent17 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent17 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent17 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Gustavo fires full-auto!

Gustavo attacks Cent14 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent14 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Right Arm. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent14 with Lmg+Ap but Cent14 EVADES!

Gustavo attacks Cent15 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Gustavo attacks Cent15 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Gustavo attacks Cent15 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Gage passes.

Cent16 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Aleksander)

Cent17 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Evan, Aleksander)

Moving out with Tavo and the others that aren't wounded, Aleksander seems to be fearless or foolish, apparently not caring that he has no helmet. As they approach the last site, there is a cluster of Centurions though they appear to be split in two groups. Pulling the last frag grenade that is clipped on his armor, Davion pulls the pin and calls out, "Grenade out!" Then he tosses it up in the air towards the three toasters instead of the pair. As he does so, bullets are whizzing by him and one even catches his right arm. A superficial wound as it cuts through his uniform, leaving a minor cut. It stings and the Tauran mutters a curse but immediately lifts his rifle into the ready position.

Nicole was advancing with the rest of them, and as the next set of centurions are engaged, she drops down to a knee and lines up a shot. It's a quick one, and that was something that she paid for as it missed. She continues forward further, the rifle tucking into her shoulder and she pauses for a moment to squeeze a shot off at yet another Centurion. Hopefully this time it will be a better shot.

Tavo goes forward in the bounding charges once more, leapfrogging with Evan. Then the zip-zip-whips start up again, and there is a tugging at his right arm, drawing a hiss from his lips as the pull draws his SAW's barrel down. It comes up again quickly enough however as he grounds to one knee and returns fire, a long, snarling rip of fully-automatic fire downrange at the Cylons. Most of the bullets send up ghostly green geysers of turf, but two of them spark armor. The call from one of the grenadiers gives him time to duck his head, sheltering his face from dirt-clods or shrapnel and his vision from the bright flares, and then he's up and at 'em again.

The flare of the explosions makes it a touch harder to aim through NVGs. There's no 'spray-n-pray' for Charlie when she's working with Sasha. She gets one shot. And really, the sniper isn't doing too bad. She moves forward with the others, keeping largely near Evan. The two work in a fairly strong pattern; it's obvious they train together. They've developed that way of communicating without words. She knows how he moves and vice versa. It's not all frakkin' in C-Bunk, folks! For all that running across a field is not her forte as a recon marine, the Piconese woman isn't doing too bad all told.

Akeso drops to her knees when she's got a modicum of cover thanks to the truck, wiping again at the blood on her face with her scarf until it's less black and white and more black and crimson. That's the extent of self treatment though, focusing after on getting Gage's extra chest hole plugged and patched. He'll have to apply pressure himself, because by the time she's done, she needs to sit back on her heels and breath through a dizzy. She looks at Noah, eyes unfocused and smiles faintly. "Shoot the truck first next time." She quietly suggests, between grenade explosions and bursts of machine gun fire.

Gage passes.

Charlie attacks Cent15 with Sniper Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest.

Noah passes.

Gustavo fires full-auto!

Gustavo attacks Cent14 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Abdomen.

Gustavo attacks Cent14 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent14 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Gustavo attacks Cent15 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Gustavo attacks Cent15 with Lmg+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Abdomen. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Gustavo attacks Cent15 with Lmg+Ap but MISSES!

Evan fires a burst!

Evan attacks Cent15 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Evan attacks Cent15 with Rifle+Ap. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Evan attacks Cent15 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Head. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Cent14 fires full-auto!

Cent14 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod but Aleksander EVADES!

Cent14 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent14 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod but Evan EVADES!

Akeso passes.

Aleksander fires a burst!

Aleksander attacks Cent18 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Impaired wound to Chest.

Aleksander attacks Cent18 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Flesh Wound wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Aleksander attacks Cent18 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Chest. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Nicole attacks Cent18 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Incapacitated wound to Neck. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan fires a burst!

Logan attacks Cent14 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Logan attacks Cent14 with Rifle+Ap and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg. (Reduced by ARMOR)

Logan attacks Cent14 with Rifle+Ap but MISSES!

Cent15 fires full-auto!

Cent15 attacks Gustavo with Lmg+Bipod but Gustavo EVADES!

Cent15 attacks Logan with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent15 attacks Nicole with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent18 fires full-auto!

Cent18 attacks Aleksander with Lmg+Bipod. Stopped by ARMOR on Chest.

Cent18 attacks Charlie with Lmg+Bipod but MISSES!

Cent18 attacks Evan with Lmg+Bipod and HITS! Graze wound to Right Leg.

Cent14 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Gustavo)

Cent15 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Charlie, Gustavo, Evan)

Cent18 has been *KO'd* ! (Damaged This Turn By: Aleksander, Nicole)

That little bit of dry advice wins a half-smile out of Noah that manages, somehow, to be thoroughly louche. Sass is good; sass means nobody's dying yet. The sound of rifle fire in the near distance -- and grenades, which must by Davy, given Tomak is right here -- has him pushing up out of his lean and giving the side of the transport a thump. "They're playing our song," he tells the two at the back of the truck, turning to make his way toward the driver's seat. "Time to get this show on the road. Load up."

As the last of the Cylons go down in the fusillade of fire, Tavo checks his arm, studying the blood turned black in the green of his goggles, then nods to himself and starts reloading his SAW once more, "Westlake, bring 'em up. Everyone spread out, cover the angles. We rig this one, load up, ride back part-way to the exfil-point, then hoof it the rest of the way." He's also going to put a LAW into the truck to 'deny strategic assets to the enemy' (and because he likes making things go boom only a little less than Gage), but he doesn't want to break that to Noah yet. "We're not out of the woods yet, people." Besides literally. Because they are literally out of the woods right now.

Logan hisses as he gets caught finally by a few stray bullets from Centurion fire. Logan fires until the last Centurion is down and then he's poking at his stomach wincing as he does. He begins policing the area glancing around making sure people are getting back and loaded on. He finds his spot to pick up and offers to whoever is stuck in the line next to him, "At least I get to go to sickbay after this."

One of the rounds fired by the Centurion actually clips Aleksander's tactical armor but it's only a thud as the kelvar absorbs all of it. His return fire though is center mass on the toaster he picked, all three bullets punching threw the chest plate. With Nicole's bullet more or less decapitating it at the neck, it's down and now turned to scrap. When silence descends the area, Davion is still scanning the surroundings and finally releases a long breath when there are no more hostiles in the area. When their squad leader tells them to fan out and cover the area, Aleksander moves out as told.

Going for a ride, that sounds great. Akeso knocks on the inside wall with the butt of her rifle when she's situated and settles in. She has to wedge herself into the back corner to stay upright, but she hasn't passed out yet. She's a monster. A dizzy one is all. There's a yell for Noah to drive fast, but she says it in Leonese and it turns out to not be a full yell. It probably sounded louder in her head.

Nicole's last shot takes off another chunk of a cylon's head. She smiles, thinly, before following through with the order to spread out from Tavo. Fanning out, she'll choose an angle and wait for the next part of the mission - hopefully the extraction part after the explosion part.

When told to fan out, Charlie tosses off a salute for Gustavo before moving away. She takes Evan with her. Or more likely, he joins her. The sniper fusses, briefly, over his own injury. But headwounds, even small, can be bleeders. She's able to ascertain that it is, like he's insisted, not as bad as it looks and the two pick a trajectory and fan out just a bit once they get a handful of yards away. It's to watch while they wait for the ride.

In the distance, Raiders can be heard. One can hope that the Colonials or Virgans have a CAP nearby. They should, considering this particular operation, but it's a good thing Gustavo has called for them to ride in the armored vehicle at least part of the way.

Noah is as cautious as it's possible to be whilst still moving with some expediency toward the next site across a landscape that doesn't make a smooth ride easy. Maybe that's because Ma yelled instructions otherwise in a language he has absolutely no grasp of -- or maybe it's because he doesn't want to get written up for getting wounded soldiers in the back the truck killed when there isn't even any ongoing fire anymore. So selfish, that Noah! He'll do the same whenever they pick up the rest of the marines, and won't even shed a tear when Gustavo nukes the truck. It's a spectacular end for what is (in his opinion) an offensively boring piece of machinery.


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