thermal optics

                   Insertion will be at 2200 local standard time with departure from passing container ship via zodiac watercraft. This will be a 72 hour mission. Team will cut engine once one mile out and then paddle to the north side of the island near “Pole Point” and come ashore setting up security and hiding the boat. Current estimates have local population at 30-60 people. Local infrastructure is wooden palm huts and sheltered pits into the ground. Local vegetation is thick single and double canopy jungle. Elevation is generally flat. with the highest point being 98 meters above sea level. 

Team will recon the area just off the coast with a FLIR equipped drone to locate the local inhabitants. Team will then move into potion around the camp and attempt to locate the hostages, spending the next 24-36 hours gathering intelligence on movements and routines. The night of the third day if required intel levels are met, team will strike when there are the least amount of population awake, dispatching sentry’s with distance suppressed fire and retrieving the bodies if possible. Entry will be quick and quiet, only shooting if absolutely necessary. Non-lethal and diversion devices are to be used in a emergency capacity if team is compromised. Once HVTs are grabbed, team will extract to the zodiac and meet up with another passing container ship as scheduled. 

             Four man fire team with a team leader. All team members minus one will have LWRC IC-PSD with 10.5 .300BLK barrels installed. Geissle Super Select Fire triggers and SilencerCo Omega suppressors. Steiner DBAL-L2 LADs, Surefire M600 scouts with IR filters, and Aimpoint Micro T2s will also be installed. Magazines will be 40 round Magpul PMAGs in a coupler for 80 rounds on tap. Gorilla Ammunition’s Silverback subsonic 205 grain will be what is loaded into the gun and the two additional magazines worn on the belt-line. Sidearms will be Sig Sauer MK25s with 20 round Mec-Gar magazines loaded with Hornady 135 Flexlok Plus-P 9x19mm worn in Safariland ALS with a Surefire X300U attached. Only one pistol magazine will be carried and used as a last resort.

            Last remaining member will have a SCAR17 suppressed with the same Omega suppressor. Hornady 164 grain TAP .308 Winchester ammunition in 20 round magazines. ATN Day/Thermal optic with Steiner DBAL for IR designation. Harris Bipod as well as a 45 degree RMR for close in work.

         Team members will all wear US Armor level 3 stab vests and Ops-Core non-ballistic helmets. Helmets will be carrying PVS7 NODs, Streamlight IR lights, go-pro cameras, and M2000 strobes on the back. Multicam Tropic Crye pants/assault shirts will be worn with Solomon Forces GTX boots. HSGI battlebelts/suspenders will be worn to carry first line equipment. This includes two additional 40 round PMAGS, one RAT-5 knife, OMEGA-9suppressor for the MK25, IFAK, dump pouch, two M84 flashbang grenades, one M18 smoke grenade and specialty ammunition (either 12 guage shotshells or 40mm non-leathal grenades).

           Special purpose weapons include two Benelli M1014 Short Barrel 12 Gauge Shotguns for breaching/diversion/CQC and two M320 General Purpose Grenade Launcher for breaching/diversion.

            Fieldpacks will be Mystery Ranch Mountain Rucks loaded for a five day mission to give team extra capability incase HVTs are unable to located the first night or the situation turns south and extraction ship doesn’t arrive.

            Food will consist of MREs and cold-water dehydrated meals such as Mountain-House’s chicken salad or granola with blueberries. Individual snack items such clif-bars/power bars will be left up to individual discretion. 10 liters of water will be carried by each member in two 3 liter bladders and four 1 liter bottles.

     Additional clothing will be polypro silkskin base layers, four pairs of smartwool light crew hiker socks, two pairs of ex-officio boxers, shemagh, nomex flight gloves, multicam poncho, boonie hat, and a Mutlicam Tropic blouse. 

           Other individual equipment consists of various survival and mission equipment in various pouches/sacks. This includes, paracord, trip-wire, 100mph tape, electrical tape, zip-ties, extra batteries, weapons cleaning kits, binoculars, additional medical supplies (TQs/Quickclot/izzy bandages) signal mirror, VS17 signal panel, signal mirror, USGI casualty blanket, Kifaru Woobie, bug spray, bug netting, personal and field communications, GPS, multi-tool, knife sharpener, pen flare kit, wet suit, and emergency survival equipment.

Mission will be fast and light, minimize casualties and our presence on the island. 

@celtic-tactical

Marksman unit based on random palette generator. 

A human Spotter and alien anti-materiel sniper, a part of the forced conscription program run by the local military Garrison in conjunction with the planets stationed police. Mandatory conscription of capable races by human militaries is a common sight. It is usually a mutually beneficial exchange of soldiers and technology for a stable capitalist planetary government and capable law enforcement. However rare resistance may be some intelligent races either wish for no involvement with human governments or overtly oppose any partnership and are ready to engage in planetary skirmish. These displays are usually cut down through displays of the gross amount of nuclear prowess human governments posses. 

Currently this race of cold blooded amphibians serve as marksmen of all kinds due to their excellent eyesight and steady aim. Being cold blooded they are hard to spot through thermal optics, further giving them an edge in first strike combat. While they had developed ballistic firearms of their own the human government was able to provide much more advanced options such as automatic ranging, Thermal and NVG combi-sets. The most common is an anti materiel magnetic accelerator that uses nuclear power packs to power magnetic rails that propel an 8mm slug up to mach 7. These packs act as both the magazine and power source, each only having enough power to fire the 6 slugs in said magazine. Weapon remains inert unless powered, even if the proper ammunition is used. unless the enemy is capable of manufacturing their own power cells it will be useless. 

The human spotters are members of the stationed police force who are selected based on their ability or team work skills. It is a non negotiable position that must be taken and conditions are often poor. This leads to many harboring a deep dislike for the conscripted races. In face many spotters harbor a specific disdain for the Amphibian marksmen, as their attitude is often “passive and hesitant” . The spotters take issue with their cold blooded nature as well. While most of the planet is humid and forested this is only during the day, nights are cold and wet. Housing is not always available so the snipers will seek out to warm themselves with the nearest heat-source, more often than not this happens to be the spotter in his temperature controlled suit. This invasion of privacy not appreciated and further fragments relations between local conscripts and the assigned officer. The assigned officers usually return to the force with only disdain for the entire operation and a new found dislike for the local populous.