- RP Date
- 9月 30日 YE41
- RP Location
- 6918 Shatabhisha I
Ittô Hei Elenor Herrick
Shaking her head, Elenor sought to clear it enough to think straight for just a few moments. The situation had gone very bad very quickly after they'd deployed. Oh, the deployment had been textbook for the mission and conditions. They even had the element of surprise on their side, if the enemy's delay was anything to go by when the Rangers just happened upon an enemy patrol. At least, they were pretty sure it was a patrol.
"Head count! Who's not dead?" the Ranger CO asked, as the Rangers worked on treating those wounded by the firefight they just got away from.
Thinking back on the whole situation, well, it paints a very different picture than the battered and bloodied platoon of Rangers now spread over a hillside.
2 hours Earlier
"No evidence of enemy awareness of our presence ma'am." Elenor reported, lowering the shielded binos from her eyes as she began to climb down from the tree she'd gone up in. So far it'd been overly quiet and almost too easy. But any Ranger, hell, any combat troop worth their salt didn't take that for granted. Putting the tool back into it's pouch, she began to work her way back down. As she touched down, the snap of a twig nearby made her drop to a knee and spin. And for her eyes to widen behind her helmet's face covering. If the similarly equipped Kuvexian she was looking at was feeling the same surprise, their own helmet hid it well. "CONTACT!" Elenor barked into the radio as she lifted her rifle and fired, watching the enemy fall to the ground, but without any evidence of blood splatter. Immediately breaking off to regroup, the air around her began to snap and hiss as counter fire tracked after her. "Multiple hostiles, count unknown! Engaged one, no indication of kill!" She reported, diving behind a rock that cracked and popped as rounds impacted it. 'Fuck!' Elenor mentally cursed, realizing she'd left her ruck at the base of the tree she'd climbed to get an eye on the compound.
"Roger, avoid further contact if possible before regrouping." Came Aslief's voice over the comms, giving Elenor a moment to refocus her mind.
"Affirm!" She replied, sneaking a glance, only to hear more weapons fire. But not at her. Rather it was in teh direction of the Ranger platoon waiting on her to rejoin them.
"Additional contacts! Hostiles are heavily armored! No PA!" Came someone's report as the Ranger platoon entered into a fight for it's life. A fight that would last for too long as they ended up having to drop kit to lighten loads to better facilitate breaking off the firefight. Still, the Rangers managed to do it and after scattering to winds for an hour, began to regroup.
As the voices reported in, it looked like the Rangers had gotten extremely lucky in not having anyone more than wounded. Sure, it was pretty bad, life-threatening even, but it was stable. The problem was, alongside the rucks everyone had been carrying, the radio pack had been dropped and rigged with explosives to avoid the Rangers comm lines being tapped easily. So calling for medivac or even air support was out of the question in teh current state of things.
"Lucas! Get me a tally of our supplies! What we got is all we have and we need to know how little we got to work with, now!" Aslief instructed, while waving her XO over. She planned to finish the mission even in the weakened state the Rangers were right now.
YSS Artemis Bridge
"Nothing?" Chosa Fusami asked, looking over at the Navy rating manning the comms station on the bridge.
"Negative ma'am. They're overdue on their check-in by an hour, and there has been an increase in enemy comms traffic we're only able to pick up due to weight of chatter. It's encrypted so we're deaf to what they're saying." She said, focus intent on her displays, those that others in the bridge could see, as well as all the ones in her mind going right now.
"Right. Medical, Bridge, any ST's?" Fusami asked next, pinging the med bay.
"Bridge, Medical. None yet Chosa. Bays are still pending need." One of the nurses reported, since she was right by the stations while the medical team waited on standby.
"So whatever happened caused the rangers to fail to check in, but isn't bad enough to have losses... either they got lucky, or someone did a stupid.... I'm gonna go with lucky. Rikugun, Bridge. Shosa, prep your people for a hot drop. We have reason to believe the Rangers got in over their heads and need help. Tell the pilots to prep for CAS." Fusami said, opening a channel to the infantry platoon CO next. Seems it was time to prove why they'd brought a hammer along just in case the scalpel failed. "And Niwa, tell your people to ready for war. Whatever caused our Rangers to not check in either was in heavy numbers, or way more capable then they were prepared to engage with their lighter armaments."
YSS Artemis Bridge
Niwa nodded. "You heard the old lady! PA's and full assault packages! Hei Sisko's! Full CAS loadout. Rangers are in hot and we're gonna want to ensure we can get them out!" She barked, first to her people and then to the pilots who had been on standby just like the infantry. 5 hours into the operation and finally they were about to actually do something. It felt good for once.