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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Maxwell “Scope” MacMurty

Agility: D8Fighting: D6Marksman
Smarts: D6Shooting: D12
Spirit: D6Notice: D6Hindrances
Strength :D8Stealth: D8Heroic (major)
Vigor: D6Throwing: D4Cautious (minor)
Climbing: D6Loyal (minor)
Toughness: 5Tracking: D4
Parry: 5Survival (Temperate): D6
Sanity: 5KS: Occult: D4
Pace: 6"
Played By: Kevin S. Nationality: British Service: Royal Marines MOS: Sniper Born in 1915 to a Jewish mother of Polish descent and a Scots father then in HM George V's special foreign service in the Kashmiri region of the British Raj, Maxwell MacMurty was raised and educated abroad until the age of 17. He moved to live with an uncle in Scotland when his father met his death under mysterious circumstances. MacMurty's parents divorced when the boy was eight. A condition of the apparently amicable arrangement was that the boy was to receive a full education to include the study of the Polish and German languages. His mother conceived that the world's future would revolve around the former heart of the Carolingian Empire and felt that the boy should learn to think in languages other than those of the Celts. He learned to shoot at an early age, trained by Kashmiri and Afghan tribesmen under his father's oversight. He seldom saw his father, however, who was often away on HM business, and was often left in the care of one of his father's valets. Naturally, perhaps, his tendency was to wildness and a set of attitudes that earned him the reputation of "having gone native" among his peers. At the age of 18, his uncle (an almost stereotypical country squire) determined that he could no longer countenance the boy's wildness and increasingly aggressive nature, and foisted the lad on a brigadier of his acquaintance. MacMurtry was assigned, after a great deal of storm and stress during the rigors of basic training in the RM, to a new unit just being formed at RM Condor, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland. He subsequently demonstrated a formidable talent for solitary or small-unit operations in mountainous and cold environs. The attitude of his superiors seems to have been that MacMurty was a valuable asset, as long as his assignment and maintenance kept him well away from garrison, and, by extension, any sort of civilised society. MacMurty's mother, a lecturer at the Gdansk Institute for Metaphysic Studies, was executed by Nazi party officials on the 2nd of September as a "destablizing influence".

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