Recent Events: 10 Sept ’39

8 Sept:Polish defenders at Westerplatte surrendered
9 Sept: Battle of the Bzura begins.
9 Sept: British Expeditionary Forces (BEF) began landing in France.
10 Sept: Canada declared war on Germany.

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Operation Mosquito – Mission Load Out

Gentlemen, Here is your equipment for this mission.  Granted it is not a lot with which to waltz onto the enemy's back porch, but your mission's nature is one of stealth, not pyrotechnics displays to awe the crowds.  We could not possibly arm you well enough to fight off all the Germans awash in Poland at the moment, so you will need to remember that discretion is the better part of valour and that by surviving today, you deal a blow to the Nazi war machine and live to deal more blows against them. We are sending you out with a new weapon from our technicians in MI 6, the Welrod.  It's not much to look at, but it will get the job done...quietly.  It's a bolt action pistol, so make your shots count. Removing the magazine leaves you with what looks like a length of pipe.  Easily disguised or hidden. Civilian ownership of weapons in occupied territories is forbidden, so don't get caught. Review your equipment lists and let me know if you have any final questions before you board the plane.  I wish you all the best of luck and know that you fight on the side of the good, the right, the noble, and all that freedom holds dear. OOC Note On Money: To keep things simple, we will use $US as the denomination of choice no matter where the characters are.  We will also use current costs for things with some common sense applied.  We do not want to be guessing what the buying power of the deutschmark was vs the pound in 1939 and then matching that to the 1939 price of a good.  Using today's rates makes things like bribes easy to calculate as you know $5 isn't much and $500 is substantial without looking anything up. Your load out:
  • Polish identity and papers.
  • Civilian fisherman's clothing including hat, gloves and coat. All clothing from appropriate Polish manufacturers with labels.
  • Pistol, Silenced, Welrod Special Purpose Mk I, .32 ACP, 8-Round Magazine, 100 rounds Ammo Stats: Welrod Mk I (9mm), Range 10/20/40, Dam: 2d6, RoF: 1, Weight: , Shots: 5, AP1 Weight: 3 lb.
  • Knife, Hunting.
  • First Aid Kit, 1 ea.
  • Compass, miniature.
  • Map, Danzig city and region.
  • 2 packs cigarettes.
  • Matches.
  • Rations, emergency, 2 days.
  • Flask, metal, small 8oz filled with Scotch.
  • $100 in Deutschmarks.
  • $250 in gold coins in money belt.
  • Flint, steel, tinder in waterproof container.
  • Sack, waterproof, small, 1 ea.
  • Cyanide capsule, 1 ea.
Additional role specific equipment:
  • Medic: Medical Kit
  • Demolitions: Blasting Caps, Fuse cord and tools.  Explosives will have to be acquired on site.
  • Sniper: Weapon noted previously.

8 comments to Operation Mosquito – Mission Load Out

  • Seven Seven

    OOC: Seven will carefully examine his equipment for serviceability before packing up, especially the demo equipment, which he will waterproof as well. Is the fuse cord slow burn or fast burn? Or both?

    • Bob Gamemaster

      Assume you have a reasonable mix of whatever you need to get the job done but not including a timed device, like a clock (to keep size down). We will say you have enough to make 5 devices provided you can find something to use as an explosive, like a car, a fuel dump, a mortar shell, etc.

  • Ackley "Suez" Smythe Suez

    Suez quickly familiarizes himself with everything, making special note of the workings of the Welrod.

  • Scope Scope

    Scope touches each piece of equipment several times, muttering softly to himself, and then spends an hour and a half carefully polishing each round of the 7.92mm rifle ammunition with a spit-dampened cotton rag.

  • Lucky Lucky

    Lucky breaks out one of the smokes, burns a match, lights it, and takes a very long drag.

  • Fenrik Lars "Röcke" Tidsskrift Fenrik Lars "Röcke" Tidsskrift

    How about some rope, sir?

  • Fenrik Lars "Röcke" Tidsskrift Fenrik Lars "Röcke" Tidsskrift

    I would also like a change of clothes so I can appear to look like a German businessman. I think having a bunch of fisherman standing around in church would look a bit suspicious. If we can’t make contact as fisherman, then I would like to have another option on hand.

    • Major Grand Major Grand

      Fenrik, Rope will be in ample supply aboard the Haaken. We are not issuing it to you as it is bulky and will appear odd to be carrying about in an urban environment other than on the docks. You, and any of your men, are welcome to take along changes of clothing, but St. Mary’s Cathedral has a special altar where fishermen and their families stop in to say their prayers, receive blessings, light tapers for those who have not returned and other small services. You will not stick out at all as long as it appears you are heading towards St. Mary’s or the docks.

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