GBW HC - Scorcher43 - D4 - Might Makes Right

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Location: Kingston Fortress, Central Burke Atoll

A container bearing the symbol of Tosul's Nuclear weapons development division had crashed through the wall of an ancient fortress, its casing still intact and waiting to be claimed. Despite being out of service for a hundred years, Kingston Fortress was about to become a battleground once more, one that could decide the fate of many more nations that the tiny island it called home. 


Having landed on the island the day before, a small team of paratroopers from the 69th Airborne Flaming Dragon Brigade, Tosul's infamous QRF force, approached the container after determining it wasn't leaking any dangerous radiation. 


Confirming the status of the cargo, the team relaxes as they appear to have gotten to the cargo before any of the BON task force could, making their job much easier and far less deadly. They had been ordered that due to the sensitive nature of the situation to use restraint when interacting with BON aligned troops, which meant strictly to only fire when fired upon or if the cargo was at risk of being captured. 

One of the troopers asks the team leader what kind of reward they'd get for this achievement. Extra rations for their families? Exemption for their sons and daughters from conscription? Hookers and blackjack? 

The team leader simply says "No, shut up Private".


Whipping out his radio, the team leader calls in their position and situation directly to brigade headquarters, who respond with orders to secure the position until more troops could be sent to the location. They also mentioned Light Cavalry elements from the Roskilde Army had been sighted in their area. 

The Team Leader didn't even get to process the information before the sound of an engine and foliage crackling under boots and tires began to fill the ears of the entire team. Then as the sounds got closer, they began to hear the destinct sound of someone complaining in english. The Tosul paratroopers could already tell what type of soldiers they were up against.... reservists.


The lead element of the Roskilde Army's 5th Duke of Telson Lancers' A Squadron was approaching the walls of the old fortress, not 100 metres from the position of the cargo according to satellite images. Having already been on the way back from operations in Gorkonam, the 5th Lancers were one of the closest combat units the PSIC had, hence this unit of reservist from Telson City were suddenly deployed to resolve one of the most important crisis of their day. What could go wrong?

Lance Corporal Mike Dobson and his Section lead by Corporal Wates had been sent to retrieve a smaller container from the crashed cargo plane, denying Tosul the ability to sell its contents to bad guys with less to lose than they did. Mike knew he was a part of history in the making, but between the heat, Scofield's complaining about getting given the minimi again and Gramson's accute observations on "the destinct lack of hot sheila's and cold beers in this island paradise"... let's just say he was beginning to wish he was at home right now. 


But as they rounded the corner and came face to face with the stunned paratroopers, suddenly the whole world became very quiet and all the thoughts vanished from Mike's mind. For a solid two minutes, there was just silence. Everyone stood perfectly still in place, the Tosul and Roskilde soldiers simply stared at each other dumbfounded, even the bushmaster's engine seemed to have been drowned out by the adrenaline rush. 

"Bloody hell, section take up positions now!" ordered Corporal Wates, breaking the tension.

After that there was a flurry of movement and the silence was replaced with shouting, the chambering of rounds and the switching of safety catches. Mike's heart was about to burst out of his chest as he ran to take up a position, switched his rifle to instant and took a sight picture of the Tosul machine gunner. To his right, Trooper Alice Musken and Scofield had laid out in prone position, while Trooper Josh Charles took up cover behind a tree. The ROE cards and the pre-patrol briefing had been clear, OFOF was to only open fire when fired upon or if Tosul troops were about to take full possession of nuclear material, Mike didn't hoped the paratroopers had been given similar instructions. 


He could see Trooper Enki Shilo set up his Mag on a fallen piece of wall, Hobbes taking up position next to him. The Bushmaster was brought around and Gramson aimed the gun toward the paratroopers.

As the two sides began to take sight pictures of each other, they both demanded the other stand down. 

Scofield: "Drop your weapons! Drop your megablocking weapon!"

Mike: "Stand down! Stand down!"

Charles: "Down, put it down wanker!"


Corporal Wates began to rapidly report the situation to their lieutenant on the radio. 

Wates: "Chauvel this is Chauvel 3, we have encountered 4 Tosul infantry guarding the container, no sign of any others, over" 

Chauvel: "Chauvel 3, this is Chauvel, OFOF remains the same, do not fire unless fired upon, reinforcements are enroute, over" 


A similar story played out with the Tosul paratroopers. The team leader began to scream into the radio whilst his mean began screaming at the Roskilde Lancers to stand down. To  retreat now wouldn't simply land them in a gulag, they'd be executed on the spot, the officer over the radio reminded them of this as the team leader was practically begging for orders. Explosions began in the distance and a report from the officer saying that other units had already engaged BON troops, had caused the leader's heart to sink.

As the reality of the situation washed over them, they began to realise they could either die to enemy fire like heroes or by a firing squad like cowards. They had already made up their minds when the Paratrooper team leader proclaimed what were his last intelligable words. 

Team leader: "For the Glory of...!"


Mike wasn't sure who had shot first, but upon hearing the line that Tosulese villains in every action movie screamed as they fought, he let off 5 rounds into the Tosul machine gunner who only got off a single burst in his death throws. Simultaneously, everyone else in the section joined him and suddenly the world got very loud with gun fire. 


A massive hail of 5.56 and 7.62 rounds slammed into the paratroopers as they began to fire their own weapons. One of the paratrooper's heads was eviscerated as the full force of Scofield and Shilo's Mag58's fire. The team only managed to get off a few shots before they were annihilated, screaming as they fell. Mike had seen splinters of wood explode off the tree that Charles was behind, and he could desinctly feel and hear rounds whiz by his own head before he had even finished firing himself. 


As the shooting died down once it became clear the Tosul paratroopers were dead, Corporal Wates motioned the section to advance and secure the area. Mike didn't even have to think about what to do, their training had fully taken over and the whole section was silent as they stepped over the corpses of the paratrooper team, even Scofield was dead quiet.


As they surveyed the area beyond the carnage, Mike heard the voice over radio by the Paratrooper leader's body screaming in Tosulese. It suddenly cut out as the officer on the other end must've realised gunfire, screams and sudden radio silence only meant one thing. 


Wates: "We all good lads, Dobbo?"

Mike: "All good Corporal, 4 enemy KIA, we got no casualties, might be more coming though..."

Wates: "Yeah, secure the area, bring up the bushmaster, we might need to bug out asap so get ready to load that thing on." 

The section gathered around the container as Wates radioed in a post-action report to the Troop commander.

Chauvel: "Chauvel 3, this is Chauvel, we are nearing your position, load the cargo onto your vehicle and get ready to move, intel reports more Tosul troops moving into the area. Out"

The section gathered around the cargo as the bushmaster drove up to be loaded with the nuclear material. Charles came up next to him and with his hands still shaking from the adrenaline rush, began to ask Mike what had just happened.

Charles: "Mate that was ducked, why'd they try it? Did you see that one megablock's megablocking head, what the megabluck!"

Mike: "Mate lets focus up. Just get this thing on the bush and we're getting the megabluck out of here." 

It didn't even feel real what had happened to Mike. In the space of about 10 minutes 4 men were dead and they had just taken positive control over some of the most highly valued material in the world. This was the job of the SAScats, not a bunch of reservists from Telson City! Suddenly more explosions went off in the distance and a machine gun was barking close by, Mike's world was getting a lot more scary by the second. 

Edited by Scorcher43
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Very very nice. A nice refreshment in the holiday stagnancy. First of all, 69th Airborne Brigade, Nice. Second, I love everything about this. The trail in the nuclear materials fall, the castle everything. I am very excited for your future builds.

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Very good! Nice shooting scene, btw I would take off the city fire stickers from the cargo, and put an adequate stickers, but it's minor detail, overall, great job!

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9 hours ago, Feuer Zug said:

Nice build. I like how a few of them are sweating as they peer over their sights at the other side.

Thanks! I was trying to sort of get that effect in there with a couple of the figures.

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5 hours ago, Mirror1810 said:

Very very nice. A nice refreshment in the holiday stagnancy. First of all, 69th Airborne Brigade, Nice. Second, I love everything about this. The trail in the nuclear materials fall, the castle everything. I am very excited for your future builds.

Cheers, I do like injecting a little bit of comedy into my stories and mocs, just lightens the tone a bit. The trail and castle were sections I really wanted to get right with how they helped tell the story so it’s great to hear they turned out well.

3 hours ago, ParmBrick said:

Very good! Nice shooting scene, btw I would take off the city fire stickers from the cargo, and put an adequate stickers, but it's minor detail, overall, great job!

Cheers! Yeah I wanted to try and pass it off as the symbol for the Tosul nuclear division, but it’s a little too obvious in hindsight.

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