"All response teams enroute to STG barracks, avoid the main street and come by side alleyways. Machine fireteams are being pushed back but are still on the central routes in force." Leo keyed into his comms while scanning up and down the streets. The frontlines were as bloody as ever but the Synthetic attack seemed to have been slowed to an absolute crawl. On the other side of the city, reinforcement squads were reaching their areas and providing relief to the first response teams. Thank whoever's up there. Another couple minutes of this and 001's innards would be much bloodier. Splatter looked through the Cricket's scope and took the head of another Heavy. Three magazines down, two more shots and I gotta make a run for the barracks...
"STG Beta, what's your status down there?" Leo called down as he prioritized his targets. From the radio chatter, he reasoned that Captain Vallenco was still alive and being seen to. A message from Tank and a large explosion alerted the sniper to his teammate's predicament. He'd seen Ghost carrying away Singer from the frontline while the reinforcements took over fighting. Leo sighed, picking two more Heavies to terminate. As the shots flew downrange and relieved the targets of their knee joints, Splatter waited for any response. "I say again, STG Beta, status? This is Splatter, you have response teams enroute to relieve your position."
Leo stood from his firing position, broke the anti-materiel rifle down, and stowed it to the mag-hooks on his back. Veng sighed as he surveyed the rooftop he'd perched on. The hole in the ceiling from the Heavy's cannon had left barely half of it workable and the ladder to street level was exactly on the other side of that hole. Terrific, the route was looking pretty obvious as he eyed the drop. Gotta get those upgrades. Without a chance to have second thoughts, he dropped down through the crater to the floor below. He landed with a thud and rolled through to avoid hurting himself. Well, I'm rusty... Leo groaned as he stood up. Inwardly, he wondered what Ghost would say if he saw that sorry excuse for a descent.
A few minutes later saw Splatter on a side alley leading to the main road before the barracks. As the reinforcements came forward to shore up UGC's lines, he moved from cover to cover, upturned car to charred bus, his main goal the STG Barracks. Across the pockmarked street what was left of the Synthetic shock troopers were being forced back under constant fire from the response teams. Leo fired a couple shot from his Jericho before diving into the Barracks. "Ryan hold on, help is coming," he keyed into his comms, taking cover about 20 yards away from where his teammate was holding the line.