WW2 Redux

The Story So Far


Mission One Overview:
A small element of the 1st Airborne Task Force component of Operation Dragoon, operating under command of Captain Aaron Bank’s Office of Strategic Services Section 7, were diverted from airborne drop with the main force on 15 Aug 1944. Their objectives were as follows:
1) rendezvous with French Maquis forces in the vicinity of Dijon for ground transport to final mission staging at Neufchateau
2) reconnoiter the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp and environs
3) capture or destroy any high-value material or personnel under Nazi control

Mission One Results:
All mission objectives were achieved with a high degree of success, considering 100% casualties were projected. The squad successfully rendezvoused with Maquis forces, traversed enemy occupied territory, and gathered significant intelligence while suffering only 44% casualties.

The team discovered that the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp was a source of slave labor for a V2 Rocket manufacturing facility in a nearby underground facility, as well as providing a pool of test subjects for a medical research program. Apparently this medical research was beginning to produce results, as the team reported numerous laborers in the factory working to the exclusion of all other normal stimuli, almost as automatons.

The following reports from squad members present may seem fantastical, however all individual reports were extensively vetted, and all subsequent psychological testing showed no subsequent aberrant behavior. The squad reported engaging in a heavy firefight with the facility lead medical researcher, including multiple deployments of high explosive devices — far beyond what would normally be expected for such a small opposing force. Further, they reported encountering a chamber with a multitude of arcane symbols drawn on the walls, floor, and ceiling, apparently using human blood as ink. More incredible yet, the squad reported these symbols spontaneously lighting up, as if some phosphorescence were making them glow with their own light. At the same time, the ambient light in the room dropped to nearly complete darkness, and a shadowy figure appeared, exchanged words with the Maquis fighter Claudette (Patty), and subsequently produced a bolt of lightening which felled the chief Nazi medical researcher. Afterward the shadowy figure disappeared, the light returned to normal, and the squad unsuccessfully attempted to capture Claudette – all having the impression that she had engaged in some sort of “deal with the devil” and was no longer a trusted teammate.

The team captured the following materials:
- research materials from the medical lab (*)
- a blood sample from a worker
- a blood sample from the lead researcher — who had apparently begun applying experimental medical procedures on himself
- ash from the crematorium attached to the medical lab

  • NOTE: Lieutenant (Lon), who subsequently went missing, carried out an unknown number of research books and an unknown artifact — reportedly some sort of “iron mask” — that was apparently of high value to the lead medical research.

The team reported complete destruction of the V2 Rocket plant, and all materials contained therein.

Mission One Casualties:
- (Andre) — MIA 16AUG1944, presumed KIA
- Lt. Vincent Hawkins — MIA 16AUG1944
- Pvt. Kevin Milner — KIA 16AUG1944
- Claudette Frank, Free French Maquis (Patty) — MIA 16AUG1944

Mission Two Overview:
Office of Strategic Services Section Seven requisitioned soldiers from 1st Airborn Task Force as replacements for casualties suffered during Mission One, then redeployed the team to a local training facility to test unit cohesion and individual squad elements’ psychological tolerance for unusual threats verging on paranormal.

Mission Two Results:
Training was successful, and all squad members passed psychological battery — with no more than the usual amount of griping that the urban live-fire examination portion was not disclosed as a training mission prior to the exercise.

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Mission Three Overview:

Their objectives were as follows:

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Mission Four Overview:

Their objectives were as follows:

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