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Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« on: March 28, 2018, 02:10:46 PM »
November 23, 2017
0750 Hours Local - En-route from Inchon to Seoul

It was the moment that had been looming over the Korean Peninsula since the signing of the armistice in 1953, the moment that many had feared would come time and again but never arrived. But just as the world was sure that yet another round of saber rattling was going to pass like dispelling storm clouds on the horizon, the thunder of artillery from the Demilitarized Zone proved that theory wrong.

To drive the point home even further, while the soldiers along the DMZ were fighting a delaying action while their leaders tried to devise a plan, fighting had broken out across Seoul. Tourists and citizens alike were now caught in the crossfire as well, as popular locations were echoing with staccato of gunfire, the screams of those in terror and pain, and the sirens of the police who were desperately trying to protect those under their care. In the streets, rockets and grenades exploded, and even aircraft were not immune from the chaos as missiles streaked up from rooftops to swat at any aircraft that passed overhead.

At Inchon, the local airport had been already converted to support military operations, while American, South Korean and Australian warships arrived to set up defenses and aid in the plan known as Operation Drawback. A fleet of helicopters, mainly Blackhawk-related variants, but mixed with Apache and Cobra gunships, lifted off from Inchon and were racing for Seoul to render aid. A mix of NATO special forces and Korean Marines, the attack force was to rescue important persons while also dealing with the threats in Seoul.

But their effort was not going to be missed, and the attempt to bring heavy firepower from the skies as a surprise was dampened as various media outlets, as well as social media, ensured that the forces in Seoul knew what was coming well before they had even left Inchon's limits. The ambush was set, and as the assault force reached the Han River, the helicopters were greeted by a hail of surface to air missiles. The skies of Seoul were now a battlefield of their own as helicopters exploded, flares were deployed, and the guns of the various helicopters lit up to try and suppress any further launches.

Offline Ed Connolly

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 02:27:32 PM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

"MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY! GOBLIN SIX-ONE, GOING DOWN! GOBLIN SIX-ONE IS GOING DOWN!"

"HOLD ON!" Ed shouted as their Blackhawk began to lose altitude quickly. A SAM had exploded right next to them and smoke was billowing from the top of the helicopter now.

"Come on, girl! Hold together just a bit more!" The pilot shouted as he fought with the aircraft to keep the nose up and try to set it down somewhat gently. Bullets began to pop against the body and canopy of the helicopter. One got through the armored plexiglass and struck the copilot in the neck.

"Ah sh*t, hold on!" The pilot shouted again and then came the impact as the Blackhawk slammed into the concrete surface and began skidding along, right for the small lake in front of the museum. A group of people with balaclavas and AKs were running from the pagoda in the middle of the lake, firing wildly at the crashed helicopter, before the nose slammed into the water and stopped harshly.

"Get up, get up! We gotta move!" Ed called out. The landing hurt like hell, but at least they could feel something. The armed group was already moving to fire at the helicopter. Ed drew his Kimber 1911 and began firing at them to force them to duck for cover. One of them pitched back and collapsed onto the ground after one .45 round found its mark. Ed then grabbed the starboard side door and slid it shut to offer them some protection as they got out the left hand side. The only cover the team had was their crashed helicopter, but there were stone pillars behind them to the southwest only a short run across open cover.

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 02:31:15 PM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

As Major Connolly instructed them to, Michelle was already scrambling out of the crashed helicopter and using the ruined tail for cover. On instinct, she racked her 416's bolt twice in rapid succession, first to make sure it was chambered and then to make sure it was still going to cycle properly. She then dropped into a prone position to shoot under the tail and started firing on the KPA infiltration squad.

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 05:51:08 PM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

"MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY! GOBLIN SIX-ONE, GOING DOWN! GOBLIN SIX-ONE IS GOING DOWN!"

That was never a good sign.

The German cursed under his breath as he grabbed tightly onto whatever he could once the warning had been put in place. He was nervous, a mission had gone wrong because they had been hit and their bird was going down. He managed to spare a glance as they came down for a rocky landing at the Brit who had been sitting opposite him. Neither of them looked in good shape as they slammed into the ground.

Lukas lurched forward, the sound muffled around him as he deciphered something about getting the hell out of there. He shook his head, freeing himself from the wreckage to be greeted with the familiar buzzing sounds of rounds going over his head.

Alden had much done the same, if not with more difficulty with his own height disadvantage but had quickly pressed himself against the wrecked helicopter for some cover. He peeked around the helicopter, only to duck back after several incoming rounds as he readied his rifle, firing a couple once he had the space to. Seemed like luck would have that his rifle was cycling properly. He breathed deeply, trying to steady himself from the crash as he glanced over at the German.

Be it that Lukas was now prone, laying next to Henley, firing off a couple of rounds. Plan of actions rarely survived first contact with conflict, their DA remained but they needed to change the small details of how they were going to get out of this mess.
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Offline Maric Talburn

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 01:12:10 PM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

Maric found himself in a bad spot. He had never been in a crash before, so the thought of them going down had his stomach in knots and his eyes going wide. He gripped tightly at the bay and troop strap as the bird fell from the sky. While he had officially gone through his trial by fire, the Sergeant was very new to the Special Operations world. He only had his training to really fall back on upon impact.

The word was a blur at first, he was on his back, with the Mk 48 near his left hand. A groan escaped him as he sat up, rubbing his forehead a bit with his free hand. Maric gripped the weapon system and pulled himself from the wreckage of the bird. Seeing they already had a base of fire, the Sergeant simply bounded back to their singular source of cover. “Moving!”

He ran quickly, barrel aimed upwards as he opened the feed tray. Upon reaching cover he grabbed the clip tab and pulled it into place, feeding the rounds into place before charging the weapon. With the grip-pod extended, Maric went prone. He was positioned off to the groups left more towards the nose of the Blackhawk.

“Set, guide left!” His call was meant for once they got up and turned around. Considering that he was dealing with professionals there was no need for anything more to be said on that matter.

Maric started firing at a rapid rate of fire to keep any advancement suppressed. He went with the more robust M145 optic over others due to its ability to hold its zero. His heart was still racing from the crash, but his mind focused on the task at hand.
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Offline Aron Klaudiusz

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 02:36:24 PM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

Aron clenched his jaw tightly as they sunk from the sky. He held on for dear life, hoping they wouldn't be a ball of flames on impact. Thankfully to skillful flying they landed relatively intact. Unfortunately they were under a continuous stream of fire.

The Polish officer chambered a round into his 416-C before moving through the cabin, towards the cockpit. The co-pilot had taken something to the neck, but the crash sealed the deal. He reached over to the unconscious pilot, checking for a pulse, but only sighing when he felt none.

“Dziękuję Ci… Rest easy my friend.” Aron offered up a brief prayer as he pulled himself free of the wreckage. Upon seeing the American SF guy run for hard-cover and seeing the base of fire, he realised what was going on. That Sergeant was probably the youngest one on the teams, but he was a quick thinker...of course he had to be.

Once Maric was at the halfway point, Aron himself started sprinting for cover. “Pilot and Co are KIA! Moving.” Seeing where the American was heading, Aron decided to guide off of his steps a bit and cheat to the side. He glanced over to see the machine gun opening up a few seconds before he reached his own position and started firing for the rest of the team yo start moving to cover. “Set!”
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 10:19:57 PM by Aron Klaudiusz »

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 02:45:55 PM »
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Bob Lee climbed out of the wreckage, amazed that he was still alive. He took cover, and gave himself a quick checkover. In addition to a few cuts and bruises, there were a couple of spots where the fire had hit him but they didn't particularly hurt. Holding his M110, he signaled that he was good to go. He took a look through his scope and fired two rounds at some North Koreans down the road before getting up and running to the next bit of cover along with the rest of the team.


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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 12:59:09 AM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

Flinching away from the exploding SAM, Scott threw his hand up in front of his face, the knee-jerk reaction to protect his face. His next movement was to grab the seat strap between his legs, his stomach lurching upwards as the Blackhawk dropped. A stupid joke he'd heard from some of the pilots in the 160th SOAR, popped unwelcomed into his head, 'Gravity never loses. The best you can hope for is a draw.' They were right.

Scott regained his focus as the all too familiar ping of bullets hitting the skin on the Blackhawk, "Aw sh*t!" Scott shouted as the co-pilot caught an enemy round to the neck. The spray of blood across the windscreen said it was arterial, and he was gone. Hearing the pilots final curse and command, Scott tightened his grip on the seat's webbing and held on tight.

Their Blackhawk plowed into the ground, Scott's grip wasn't enough, and he bounced out of the seat, his head slammed into the troop compartment roof.

He blacked out for a second, just a second, he was sure. Shaking his head to clear his vision, Scott groaned and rubbed the back of his neck. He quickly flexed, stretched and wiggled all of his extremities. He was operational; nothing was broken. Scott began to drag himself from the shattered aircraft, crawling out the left door. Members of his team were already out and taking the fight to their attackers. Following their lead, Scott readied his Mark 20 Sniper Support Rifle and took in the situation. Tactically an unfortunate position, but the direction the Maric and Aron were pushing towards was much better.

He waited for Aron and Maric to open up, the roar of sustained fire from Maric's Mk.48 was his starting shot. Digging his toes in Scott sprinted for the pillars, even with the suppressing fire from Maric and Aron, the North Korean's were still brave enough or stupid enough to take pot shots at him. He passed Maric first, leaped over Aron and tripped as he closed on his cover, doing his best to maintain his momentum, Scott ragdoll tossed his body into a roll and ended up behind his desired cover. "Set!" He called out over the radio, rolling out from cover Scott began to engage the enemy adding his rifle to the fight.

« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 02:53:20 AM by Scott M. Powers »
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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 01:14:48 PM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

Ed got himself behind the fuselage and thumbed the magazine eject for his 1911, dropping the spent one out while he slotted in a new one before dropping the slide back into battery and chambering a new round. He flipped the safety back up with his thumb while sliding the pistol back into its holster on his right thigh. He then brought up his M4A1, racking the bolt back out of reflex. The KPA team was trying to get themselves to the stone pillars on their side of the Blackhawk, where they'd be able to advance and flank the team.

"Well, isn't this just a great big 'ol clusterfuck." Ed growled to himself before making up his mind on what to do next.

"Gambler! You and Schoe, move on those pillars, your five!" Ed called out. The SEAL rolled up from her firing position to swap mags before checking where Ed was talking about.

"Check!" She called out, reaching over to give the German a solid two taps on the shoulder to get his attention. Ed reached into his webbing and pulled a smoke round free before slotting it into place in his under-barrel M320.

"I'll put up smoke between their cover and yours, but make it snappy! Everyone else, keep these shitbirds unhappy and under fire!" Ed called out, and once they were ready to make their run, he fired the smoke round to obscure the open ground between the two sets of pillars and then took up Hanley's firing position at the tail of the downed helo.

"GO!" Ed shouted and then swung out to open fire on the infiltration squad.

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 01:51:13 PM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

"MOVING!" Michelle shouted, flicking the fire selector switch on her 416 to full auto. She began running as fast as she could for the cluster of four stone pillars. As she cleared the wreckage and hit the open ground between her and the objective, she swung her rifle's barrel in line with where the enemy was and started squeezing off bursts of fire. It wasn't aimed fire in the least bit, but it was intended to at least keep heads down.

The rifle in her hands clicked dry just as she hit the pillars and relative safety. Checking the ejection port to make sure it was just empty and not jammed, she flipped out the spent magazine and slapped in yet another new one before thumbing the bolt release and then flipping the selector back to semi-auto.

She looked out from cover, shouldering her rifle, the KPA squad was trying to get into cover as well but they either didn't expect this kind of resistance from a downed helo or they were simply buying time. But then fire erupted from the treeline behind the squad. It wasn't, however, aimed at Blackbird, but rather, the KPA team. With the tables turned, the KPA unit was easily cut down.

A mixed squad of US Army MPs, ROK Army soldiers and Seoul National Police SWAT slowly advanced from the treeline onto the crash site.

"Yo! Friendlies! You guys just dropped in our backyard, thought you could use a hand!" One of the MPs called out.

"Blackbird Actual, this is Tombstone. SITREP, over." The Colonel asked over the radio.

"Tombstone, Blackbird. We went down right next to Yongsan Garrison, it would seem. How do you want us to proceed?" Ed asked, waving for everyone to move to link up with the friendlies. Michelle looked to Lukas.

"Well, guess for a shitshow, this isn't totally worst case. C'mon."

"Coordinate with local forces at Yongsan. It's going to be a long day. Tombstone out."[/i] Bishop replied.

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 11:54:42 AM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

With all the moving pieces, Maric kept up his rate of fire. Now that they had a sizable support by fire in a covered position, he could relax a little. The sergeant went to a sustained rate of fire, going for more accurate bursts now. The KPA guys were a bit more aggressive than he would've liked though.

He looked over to his front-right, seeing the bump and movement. He noticed the KSK dude and the Seal were moving. Maric quickly performed POPS on his weapon system to clear any potential malfunction before settling behind his weapon. During the movement the Snake Eater settled into cyclic, spitting waves of hot lead at the enemy.

Maric’s widened when he heard more staccato gunfire from all around, figuring they had all just gotten surrounded and were about to die. Much to his surprise though, it was a mix bag of friendlies. “Oh sh*t,” he muttered with a sigh. He quickly picked up to get online, retracting the grip pod and shouldering the machine gun. Maric had settled back into a sustained rate of fire.

He took a step back, moving behind the line only once he ran out of ammo. “Loading!” He called as he rolled out, releasing the box and replacing it with a fresh drum and feeding the belt to the tray. He opened the bolt and went back online, firing a quick burst. “Up!”

Maric offered a glance to his left and right during the movement to the crash site, honestly surprised by this turn of events. “Hell yeah.”
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Offline Aron Klaudiusz

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 11:57:47 AM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

Aron gave a sigh of relief, along with a low whistle. That had almost gone bad. He was watching the far right flank, insuring no one snuck up on the Seal or German Commando while they made their own advance. The arrival of allied forces tipped the tables in the best of ways.

The polish operator quickly reloaded, fired two rounds, amd advanced back towards the crash site. “Talk about a sight for sore eyes.” He continued to pinpoint targets through his magnified T1 optic and fired one to two rounds during his advance. He soon reached the down bird. Setting in next to Connolly. “On your right!”

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 01:39:35 AM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

Scott wanted to dig himself into the concrete the minute the tree line behind him came alive with heavy fire; he was completely exposed to the rear. He was 110% sure that they were completely fucked. Since he was sure that was the case, Scott flipped onto his back and aimed his Mk. 20 SSR at the tree line and started to squeeze the trigger. His sights were set just behind the muzzle flash of one attacker, the trigger reached the breaking point, and he stopped.

If the shooters in the treeline had been aiming for the team, they'd be dead, very, very dead. But they weren't, they were aiming at the team's, KPA attackers. Who he also now realized were no longer shooting. They were dead, very, very dead. Scott relaxed, dropping his helmeted head to the concrete he let out a heavy sigh, a grin crossing his face.

They weren't out of the fire yet, Scott rolled over and picked himself up, and made for the downed bird as the rest of the unit reconsolidated with the hodge-podge of friendlies who'd just saved their bacon.

"Yo! Friendlies! You guys just dropped in our backyard, thought you could use a hand!" One of the MPs called out.

"Holy sh*t, you guys are a pleasant fracking sight! I thought we were boned!" Scott said clapping one of the MP's on the shoulder as the reached the rest of the team. Scott took a knee, at the downed Blackhawk and pulled security for the rest of the group.
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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 04:12:20 PM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

"I guess we're coordinating with you. Tell your CO that Blackbird is on site and ready to go." Ed told the MP as he waved everyone to regroup on them, near a pagoda sitting just next to the lake in front of the museum. It didn't take long before the MP handed his radio to Ed.

"Blackbird Actual." He said.

"This is Bighorn. There's a hospital less than a mile to your south. They're in a tough spot, they tried to evac when the shooting started, and hostiles destroyed several of their transports when they set off IEDs on the Dongjak Bridge. There's a park nearby we can use for helos to get them..."

"Negative on the helos. You've got a ton of jackasses with SA-7s or whatever roaming around. How do you think we ended up here instead of our LZ?" Ed asked rhetorically.

"Our only other option is to walk them here. We can cut you some vehicles, but past that, this is going to be the longest couple of miles you'll have seen. And that's assuming the hospital is still secure." Bighorn replied.

"We can do it. Better we use this area we landed at for a rally point for the convoy. Get some vehicles and shooters together. We'll hike to the hospital and report back. Blackbird out." Ed handed back the radio and after getting the frequency from the MP, went back to the rest of his squad.

"Alright, new direction. We've got a hospital that can't evac after these jagoffs blew up some of their ambulances with IEDs, and a helo extract is obviously out of the question. We're going to go on foot, check out the situation there, and then we do this sh*t like it's '93 and walk the convoy back here. This is gonna get really dicey, so watch your angles and watch each others' angles. And watch your fire, this is likely to be the worst madhouse any of us have seen. Let's move." Ed said, taking the lead to get them out of the courtyard and on the way to the hospital.

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Re: Operation Drawback - Phase IB
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2018, 08:48:43 AM »
<Courtyard, National Museum of Korea>

Aron watched down his optic for a moment until he was sure they could afford the breather. The Lieutenant slowly stood up from his knelt position and walked toward the Major. He stopped for a moment, clasping a hand in the shoulder of one if the American soldiers that came to their aid. His Korean was non existing, so english would have to do. “Both pilot and copilot are dead in the cockpit. Can you take care of the bodies?”

The Polish operator stood by for a moment, wishing he was hours deep into a stiff several drinks and loud music. The Major soon spoke and pulled the young man from his thoughts though. “Walking out a gaggle of bodies? Joy. Is it just us or are some of these lovely people coming with us?” Aron held his arms out motioning to the mixbag unit surrounding them, but as Connolly started moving he sighed.

“Figures.”