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« on: November 03, 2010, 08:53:24 PM »
Would anyone be interested in playing as a Commonwealth soldier in the Great War?

Starting in 1916, I would likely place us in the Canadian Corps,holding against Gas at Ypres, the whole of the Somme, taking Vimy Ridge, and liberating Belgium up to November 11th.

Anyone game?





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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 09:36:47 PM »
Apparently not, then.





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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 11:22:33 PM »
Sorry ner vod, I didn't see this topic until now :P 

But ATM, I'd be willing to start one up. I wouldn't be uber active in it, since im being dogpiled with schoolwork constantly. I'll still give it a go if you want to, though.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 11:29:02 PM »
As the French Revolution, WWI isn't my strong point but sure, why not?


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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 07:04:37 PM »
Sorry ner vod, I didn't see this topic until now :P 

But ATM, I'd be willing to start one up. I wouldn't be uber active in it, since im being dogpiled with schoolwork constantly. I'll still give it a go if you want to, though.

I'm in the same boat, actually, so now worries.

HOWEVER, I place an emphasis on realsim in this RPG. No god-modding or making stuff up beyond the reasonable, alright boys?





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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 07:17:00 PM »
Awww man! *Kicks the dirt* Lol, just kidding. I gotcha, ner vod. No super-human doughboys :P

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 07:34:08 PM »
I imagines that being a member of Armia Polska we Francyi, better known as Haller's Army, who are fighting along side the Canadians would suit me best.


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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 07:55:43 PM »
Except Haller's Army didn't enter the War with combat units until 1918. Plus Poland didn't really exist back then as a seperate entity, but I'm sure you know this. My point is, being a Commonwealth soldier would be your best bet. Seeing as America didn't really come into play until after the Bolshevik Revolution, the US wouldn't be a feasible option. Of course, you could be an American or a Pole or what have you who crossed the border to join the Canadian Corps once the War broke out.....





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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 08:41:52 PM »
I'm getting all my dates mixed up. I think I was thinking of the Gadninski Partisans. They were a small group of about a hundred Poles who had been in the Austrian Military before WWI. They left the Austrian army and joined up with French soldiers in 1915. They were unregulated by any official military command and came and went as they pleased. They were a very obscure group, lacking any real command structure and documentation. I believe besides eye-witness reports there was two documents on them, and inquiry by a French commander about the Unit and the reply.

The reason I mix them up with Haller's Army is because most of them joined up when it entered with combat units. So, feasibly they were at all of those battles you mentioned. The only reason I know about them is because I had a Great-great-great grandfather who was a member. He had lived in America for five years before joining the Austrian Army, so he had been the unit's translator.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 10:58:51 PM »
Sounds good, then. Anyone have a problem with us being the 13th Battalion, CEF?

Also known as the Royal Canadian Highlanders. 'Ladies From Hell'.





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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 11:30:49 PM »
Not from my side. I'll use my Great-great-great grandfather as my character, as best I can anyway. He told his WWI story to his son(my great-great grandfather) once, who was an illiterate farmer who didn't write it down, who told it to my great grandmother, who told it to me. So I don't have a whole lot to go on, but I'll try.


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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2010, 01:31:35 AM »
No qualms here, man. Love the name :P  Charrie sheet layout?

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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2010, 08:21:53 PM »
Are we ever going to start?


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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2010, 09:23:07 PM »
Throw up a Charrie Sheet outline and I'll get at it. Unless you want me to make one up.  I just watched a French WWI movie, and am now really excited about this.

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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2010, 09:37:03 PM »
Name: Milosh Porebski(My-loo-sh Por-em-ski)

Rank: Lieutenant(Kinda)

Weapons: Lewis Gun, Luger Pistol.

History/Personality: Will be seen in RPG.

Appearance: Black hair, green eyes, bushy beard.


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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2010, 09:51:35 PM »
Name: Aaron Scanton

Rank: Sergeant

Weapons: Standard rifle, pistol, bayonet and grenades.

Personality: Somewhat plain, Scanton is not much of a conversationalist. When he does speak, his voice comes in rasps and harsh tones. He was gassed by the Germans in his first major battle, which also was the cause of his blank personality. Having his best friend cough up his own lungs on him shocked Scanton into near silence.

Appearance: Blond hair, dark eyes, average height, and burn scars across his skin.

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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2010, 11:27:29 PM »
Sorry 'bout this lads, slipped me mind!

Name: Richard D. Campbell

Rank: Captain

Weapons: Ross Rifle, Mk. 10, bayonet, Webley Mk IV Revolver

Personality: Campbell was a farmer before the war, but had previously served Canada in the Second Boer War of 1899-1902. Through his extensive connections, Campbell was able to secure himself a commission in the Royal Highlanders of Canada when the war with Germany broke out, after serving for severall years as a militia officer. A businesslike man, Campbell cares deeply for both his country and his men, and resents the incapabilities of his commanders, ever since a pair of cardboard-soled boots disentigrated within minutes of touching water. He is also highlly compassionate about his heritage, and will strike any man who insults his kilt.

History: To be elaborated upon in the RPG

Appearance


This is in actuality the Lt. Colonel of the 13th Battalion, G.S. Cantlie
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2010, 11:29:26 PM »
OOC: Wait, we're wearing Kilts??  :P

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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2010, 11:30:31 PM »
OOC: How shall we begin, o' lord and master of the kilts?


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« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2010, 12:08:26 AM »
((Lol, more like Laird an' mas'r, and yes we shall)

~France, 19th April, 1915~

Captain Richard Campbell was cold, wet, and angry. His under-stregnth company was the smallest in the Battalion, and thier rifles, of all things, were so jammed with mud that half of them didn't fire more than three rounds any longer without jamming. Seating his sodden Balmoral firmly on his head, he bent slightly and walked along the rough-made trench, his heavy kilt swinging. Picking up his Ross Rifle where he had left it, he placed one foot on the firing step and looked to the Highland sniper by his right, who gave him a nod. The coast was clear.

Campbell stuck his head over the sandbag parapet and examined the German trenchline. It was a mass of haphazard barbed wire and grey, mud-splattered sandbags. The Canadian trenchline didn't look much better, but thier men seemed to be in better spirits. He could hear someone with an Ottawa Valley accent singing the Maple Leaf Forever, probably Corporal MacDonnel.

Ducking back down, Campbell put his booted feet back onto the sodden duckboards and looked his right, hearing approaching footsteps. It was Sergeant Scanton, a transfter from another regiment who had been gassed by the Germans in an early skirmish. He was still wearing his kilt too low, Campbell noted with a smile.

"You knees need to show, Sergeant! You're not wearing trousers." He said, pulling a small hip flask from his sporran and offering it to the NCO.





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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2010, 12:25:42 AM »
Aaron took a quick look down at his kilt, then at the others around him. Yes, they wore their's shorter. So without a word, as usual, he wipped out his knife and cut off a section that made his even with the others.

He nodded and accepted the flask from Campbell. After quick swig, Scanton handed it back. "Situation, sir?" He rasped out, eying the German trench line. A slight rain was beginning to drizzle, further thickening the already ankle-deep mud.

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2010, 12:27:45 AM »
Milosh Porebski was tired. He had been walking along for three days without rest. The rest of him men too. Hell, the entire army had. If you could call it an army. One hundred Austrian Poles who had left to fight with the Triple Entente for the freedom of Poland was not an army. It was a freaking protest rally. However, a show of resistance was better than no resistance. So they had all left the Austrian army. Leaving the army had been hard. Not emotionally, but physically. Any deserters were shot. Milosh had slit the throats of three guards before they had reached the inner perimeter. A half dozen more were between him and the outer perimeter, so to had they died. It was when he reached the outer perimeter he started to have problems. He had been the distraction. He had accepted the role without qualms, as he had been willing to die for his comrades. He hadn't obviously.

By the time he reached the outer perimeter, they had discovered the hastily hidden bodies. Since speed was in greater demand at the time, he planned for it. He hadn't planned for getting all three of the camp's machine guns shooting at him. He knew god was on his side when he had crossed that twelve meter stretch unharmed. He had said about four hundred prayers as he ran through that hail of bullets. Any more rounds and he would have smacked into a wall. The next six days had been spent hiding from his former allies. On the seventh day he had been found by the others he had allowed to escape with his distraction. He took it as another sign from God.

All of these things were in his mind as the line of soldiers reached the Canadian rear-guard. He moved to the front of the line to translate for the commander, an inspiring man named Lech Wademski. Porebski was the only one who could speak English, and they were hoping a Canadian could speak English.

"Hello!" Porebski called out as load as he could in his weakened state. The large Lewis gun he carried had taken it's toll. Out of all the Poles, he was the only one trained to use a machine gun. The rest had rifles and pistols as their main weapons. A few had shotguns taken from local farmers. Finding some of the weapons, like the Lewis gun, had been pure luck and a flat Austrian tire. The rifles and most of the pistols had come with them from camp.


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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2010, 12:39:04 AM »
Aaron heard the call, and swiftly snatched up his rifle and trained it on the rear. There were about a hundred foreigners in a loose marching formation approaching their rear. One of them, a man holding a Lewis machine-gun, had called out. Apparently, the commander was not able to speak English, or else he would have spoken first.

Scanton grumbled inside, not wanting to have to speak to these men. Please, let someone else translate.... None of the men under his command responded with words.

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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2010, 12:39:46 AM »
OOC:Um, sure? I don't see a twist.


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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2010, 12:42:05 AM »
OOC: (Edited)
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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2010, 12:43:32 AM »
OOC: I wouldn't be surprised at that. Porebski is the only one who can speak Polish, English, Austrian, and some German. The rest only speak Austrian and Polish.


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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2010, 01:11:54 AM »
OOC: Ok cool.

Scanton looked around hopefully, but when no one stepped up to the plate, he sighed and cautiously moved forward. With his rifle still trained on the man with the Lewis, he rasped out, "Who are you?"

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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2010, 01:19:31 AM »
"Milosh Porebski of the Gadninski Partisans!" Porebski shouted back. His commander asked what the man asked, so he tells him.

"My commandant says he is Colonel Lech Wademski, Commandant of the Gadninski Partisans! We seek food and shelter with our allies of the Triple Entente." Porebski added with a shout.


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« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2010, 01:37:54 AM »
Aaron thought for a moment, and then remembered. Yes, he had heard of these men. A 'roving band of killers without a country', his old CO had called them. Eying their uniforms and equipment, Scanton determined they were in fact who they claimed to be.

With a quick twitch of his rifle and a point of his finger, Scanton motioned for Milosh and the Colonel to follow him. He led them quickly back into the trench and to Captain Campbell.

"Gadninski Partisans." He scratched out to Campbell.

"First Platoon wins!""And how do you figure that?""The others cheated.""I say they improvised.""They cheated!""THEY ADAPTED AND OVERCAME!"

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« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2010, 01:47:04 PM »
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Having Scanton being the only one who speaks English. Didn't know if Nold's charrie could or not.

I'm sorry, what do you think Canadians spoke, and still speak? It may be a Highland Regiment, but that doesn't mean we speak Scots Gaelic. The vast majority of the Canadian Corps were Anglophones. With a few French-Canadians. So how does only 1 soldier in the company speak English?))





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« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2010, 01:49:53 PM »
OOC: I though you got the morons of Canadian society.


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« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2010, 01:54:10 PM »
((And they would speak.......?))





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« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2010, 03:30:40 PM »
OOC: I assumed some sort of French, but I was obviously too tired to think through that :P  Editing...done
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« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2010, 06:26:39 PM »
"Pułkownik, chcą nas do spełnienia dowódca grupy żołnierzy." Porebski said to his commander.

"Pozwólcie nam pójść i poznać ich dowódca następnie Porębski." The Colonel responded in his booming voice. The pair walked toward the man that had indicated to them.

"Mężczyźni, tu i czekać na nas." The Colonel shouted back to his troops. As the pair neared the man who had gestured to them, Porebski asked,

"Hello. We speak to your commander, yes?" in his heavily accented English.


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« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2010, 08:19:03 PM »
Campbell extended his hand. "Captain Cambell, 13th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force." He told the partisan. "Who sent you? General French?" He asked, namin the British commander. It didn't make much sense to Campbell that partisans would answer to a Regular Army commander, but he had no other idea of how they would have infiltrated Canadian lines. The nearest half-dozen Canadians picked up thier rifles slowly, holding them casually. But thier long sword bayonets were fixed and freshly sharpened. In a pinch, the partisans would not last long against the kilted infantry.





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« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2010, 10:00:34 PM »
"Kto cię przysłał? Ogólne French?" Porebski asked the Colonel. The Colonel shook his head.

"Przyjechaliśmy tu z własnej woli." The Colonel boomed.

"We did not come here by  order of anyone. We came of our own accord." Porebski translated. He scratched his head.

"The commanders before you just waved us through. We had one who made  query to his commander, but his commander did not know of us." Porebski said.


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