Here, now, is the background for Patrick's character in our East Front Campaign. Patrick didn't have great luck with his first batch of characters... Satan was seriously wounded in his first game. With a shattered arm and four wounds, I think he was left behind for the Germans to take care of while the others carried on with their retreat. His next character, Viktor Krauss, I think, dies in a Soviet barrage - he had stayed behind to cover his retreating comrades. His next character, Alek Travek, was shot dead while trying to repair a truck. Valarie Mirisnofski was a rather large target (obese) and filled full of lead one dark night in Poland (saved him from being eaten by werewolves). Pyotr Dizalotski was a tank commander, and may have actually survived a couple games, but eventually lived up to his name by getting his guts blown all over Comrade Marcov while gloating that he could run faster... through the mine field...
Finally Patrick came up with "Dizaleski"... hoping he would die a little less...
Rayadovoy Ioseph Daniilovich Dizaleski - Wild Card - Patrick
Ag d8, Sm d4, Sp d6, St d6, Vg d8,
Pace 6, Parry 4, Toughness 6
Skills: Fighting d4, Shooting d10, Notice d8, Stealth d6, Throwing d4, Survival d6, Tracking d6, Climbing d4,
Edges: Alertness, Trademark Weapon (Sniper Rifle),
Hindrances: Arrogant, Minor Phobia (wolves and dogs), Stubborn
Gear: Mosin-Nagant Rifle Sniper Rifle (Range: 24/48/96, ROF1, Damage: 2d8, AP: 2, Snap Fire, Scope),
Ioesph’s birthday is October 9th 1918 and he is 24 in April 1942. He was born and raised in Yeleninskoyez. He lived with his father and mother, Daniil and Elizeveta, his brother Igor, and sister Katya.
Daniil was a tavern owner before the war; he is 51 and was born August 12th 1891. Daniil was always proud of Igor and Ioseph and bragged about him to his customers.
Elizeveta helped Daniil at the family tavern, the White Flask Lodge, and now runs it. She was born on January 4th 1895 and is 47 in April 1942. She constantly worries about Ioseph and Igor. She loves all her children equally.
Katya is 14 and was born July 15th 1928. She helps at the White Flask. Katya loves Ioseph even though he never lets her get her way.
Igor is Ioseph’s older and only brother. He was born April 2nd 1915 and is now 27. Ioseph and Igor were very close even though they often had arguments. Together they got into and out of a lot of trouble.
The civil war didn’t affect the Dizaleskis as they were supporters of the Bolsheviks. Ioseph believes that Stalin is doing the right thing in fighting the Germans. He also thinks that Stalin is a great leader and will do well for the country. The Communist Party is fine by Ioseph but he isn’t for or against it. Since church has been illegal as long as Ioseph has been alive he believes that religion, and any who follow one, are bad.
Ioseph’s only friend of note, Vasily Zaytsev, was born March 23rd 1915. Vasily was the only one in Yeleninskoyez who could match, if not beat, Ioseph’s skill in marksmanship. Ioseph followed Igor and Vasily everywhere they went. This annoyed Igor. If told to go away Ioseph would put up quite a fight but Igor would always win eventually. What Igor didn’t know was that Ioseph would continue to follow them but in a more discreet manner. Vasily noticed him many times but, finding it funny, didn’t say anything.
On a hunting trip when they were younger Ioseph, Igor and Vasily came across a group of wolves. There were three of them, one for each of the hunters. They all chose one and on Vasily’s signal, fired. Vasily and Ioseph both hit and killed their targets, but Igor missed. Surprisingly the wolf didn’t run away, but angered, it charged the boys. They all scrambled to get up a tree. Igor and Vasily were both got safely in a tree but Ioseph, in his haste, slipped off of a branch and fell to the ground. The crazed wolf leapt towards Ioseph and was nearly on him when Vasily shot it. Ioseph has been wary of wolves ever since.
Igor, Daniil and Vasily were recruited in 1937. Ioseph was recruited as a sniper in 1941. While in training Ioseph was the top marksman and he didn’t let the others forget it. Another reason that Ioseph’s comrades disliked him was because if he didn’t like the way they did something he would do it his own way.
Ioseph’s first assignment was to help guard a unit that was to recover important documents from a demolished train yard. By this time Vasily was already a Master Sergeant, and Igor a Junior Sergeant. Vasily also teaches at his sniper school in Stalingrad.
Ioseph’s wants to earn the respect he feels he deserves. If he survives he plans to return to Yeleninskoyez and become a hunter and trapper. He would like to get married and have children.
Elizeveta, Katya, and Vasily are alive. Daniil and Igor are not known to be alive or dead.