AKA, Unit 101's 3rd Fight of Operation Payback
It's 2130 on 7 Jul 1990, and stuff is about to go down for Unit 101, who is now in northern Italy. Following the raid that captured The Sheikh, Unit 101 extracted him and turned him over to Cuban Intel for interrogation. The Sheikh gave up the next piece of the puzzle: he wasn't sure where he was exactly, but the man that made the bomb used against the Cubans in Operation Pay-Off was rumored to be in Italy, and a known associate of his was set to have a meeting with some Albanian mobsters in the northern (fictional) village of Formaggio. Unit 101 got on the ground and linked up with Cuban Intel on the ground, who linked them up with a local national asset, Victoria Scallapeni.
Victoria got the Unit moved up north, briefed them up on the local situation and the meeting between the Bomb Maker's associate, Vito Squirreleone, and the Albanian gangsters. "It's happening at 2130 this evening, in the village center," said Victoria. Major Villanueva turned to Dozer, Team 1's leader: "Make it happen." "Roger, Boss."
I'm playing these fights using Ivan Sorensen's rules "Five Men at Kursk," modified a little to make them a bit more modern and deadly.
If you're wondering why Ms. Scallapeni is accompanying the team, it's because of her incredible local knowledge and tactical prowess. Actually, it's because I've had this figure forever and haven't been able to use it.
**That was completely an accident! I was expecting to have to chase this guy, but he got hit in the opening round of gunfire. At some point, probably the end of the game, I'll have to roll a D6 to see if he's still with us.
**As these guys are Special Ops ninjas, they get plenty of shooting dice, and I am being very liberal with shooting when I roll up multiple fire effects. I.e., he shot at the bad guy at bottom center, but rolled a 1 on the kill dice and a 1 on the shock dice, so I turned that into 'he knocked down the bad guy at far right, then turned and fired and pinned the bad guy at top center.'
Damn, I should use pistols all the time! ;)
Of course, this now brings into question, who's side is Victoria Scallepeni on? "Hey Dozer, I know you're the team leader and all, and you're smarter about this kinda stuff and all, but she said she did that @#$% on purpose, and I saw her shoot the eyes outta them other two dudes, so what if she did that @#$% on purpose???"
"Relax, fellas," Dozer said, slipping his pistol into his shoulder holster. "Hey new guy! Dammit, what's the new guy's name? Rung? Rung, check Squirreleone's body, see if there's anything of interest." The team fanned out and checked for exploitable documents and media; in the end, they pulled Vito's cell phone off his body and a laptop with two thumbdrives out of his black sedan. They were immediately turned over to Cuban Intel for exploitation, and a location for the Bomb Maker was discovered. Victoria led Team 1 to the safehouse; she bid them farewell, and they immediately got down to business, planning the raid to take out The Bomb Maker. Coming right up.