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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #500 on: September 02, 2008, 11:17:24 am »
What about nukes.
Handy for dealing with concentrations/hordes!
Just can't use too many too close together (nothing left to live on afterwards)

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #501 on: September 02, 2008, 11:24:35 am »
Armin' codes aren't left lyin' around just anywhere, you know?

Plus, you'd need a delivery system, and, critically know how to use it.

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« Reply #502 on: September 02, 2008, 11:37:25 am »
i'd do it, as long as i can sit on it and woop as it gets dropped.

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« Reply #503 on: September 02, 2008, 12:55:12 pm »
I personally couldn't handle such a weapon but in the early stages at least the military should remain a co-hesive force, especially our way of keeping all the nukes in submarines.
One of the Vanguard's could easily take out a continent or two with the tridents and the Trafalgars carry tomahawk nowadays.
A bit rough on any survivers still fighting the zombie hoards who are those places but it would even up the odds for every-one else.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #504 on: September 02, 2008, 03:07:44 pm »
Probably a good idea to do an airburst, to maximise the effective AP capabilities, and keep fallout down...

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« Reply #505 on: September 02, 2008, 04:04:17 pm »
the problem is, the resulting radiation and fallout will only hurt humans, what with the contamination of water and food and the such.

whereas if a zombie gets covered in fallout, it'll just spread it around, and not die.

(but if it gets covered in fire, it'll spread it around, then die, and hopefully kill other zombies!)

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #506 on: September 02, 2008, 05:20:04 pm »
I was right! An airship is probably the best metheod of transport in a zomie uprising. The only issue is an occaisonal refueling, but you can easily pick off zombies and clear a landing zone.

I don't think zombies starve, but don't they eventually rot?
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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #507 on: September 02, 2008, 05:21:31 pm »
I vote no on nukes. I'd rather use napalm, bullets or hell, a crowbar before nukes.
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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #508 on: September 02, 2008, 05:25:41 pm »
actually airships would be perfect in the AntiZombie role.. stable platform that can hover over a swarm for an extended period while your troops take their shots.... yup... it's mentioned in WWZ, but not in any great detail...


as to zombie lifespans... the 28days Rage victims will eventually die from starvation / dehydration since they are still actually living... the classic Zombie tho, they last a lot lot longer - In romero's Dead series, they are shown to be still active years after the collapse.. and in the WWZ universe, it's noted in the Handbook they last for years since Solarum is also a preservative... (and makes the flesh quite toxic to anything living)

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #509 on: September 02, 2008, 08:17:48 pm »
As for personal zombie protection;



Modern riot-gear is light weight, non-restrictive and stab resistant (which probably also means zombie bite resistant) Plus, all those hardened bits can be used defensively as well as offensively by using it to beat them zombies to a bloody, smelly pulp. Just make sure you've got a proper helmet with full face covering that can not easily be opened by the undead. ;)

Alternatively...



:D

Would be a pain to move around in that all day though.. :D

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #510 on: September 02, 2008, 08:21:07 pm »
Modern stuff looks alright, but might be hard to get, 'cos it'd be in use by the people it's supposed to be used by.

Old stuff LOOKS good, but is noisy and restricting....

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« Reply #511 on: September 02, 2008, 08:23:35 pm »
Modern stuff looks alright, but might be hard to get, 'cos it'd be in use by the people it's supposed to be used by.

You're not supposed to go looking for stuff like that after the zombies started appearing. ;)

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #512 on: September 02, 2008, 08:25:13 pm »
Well, In actual fact, all that platemail was designed with this sort of thing in mind...

(except zombies wont have crossbows or be able to undo the buckles)

In a worst case scenario you'd starve as all the zombies piled on top of you...

and swords don't run out of ammo.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #513 on: September 02, 2008, 08:37:28 pm »
Swords get blunt. And they'd pull the armour off you.

Hah, fine, if you want to run around in a tin can all day being noisy and obtrusive, gradually becoming more exhausted, I won't try and stop you.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #514 on: September 02, 2008, 08:44:45 pm »
I think simple sharksuit chainmail should be able to protect as well...no penetration but they might crush you...

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #515 on: September 02, 2008, 08:45:46 pm »
you stopped me driving around in a huge tin can with a cannon on top, you spoil sport.

anyway, i'd be riding a horse.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #516 on: September 02, 2008, 08:46:37 pm »
Ah, right?

Done much horse ridin'?

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #517 on: September 02, 2008, 08:47:16 pm »
Do zombies spook horses? Would they eat your horse? Where can one purchase an airship for emergencies like this? ...


Where do you park your airship?

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #518 on: September 02, 2008, 08:49:07 pm »
Most things do, probably, I saw one in B&Q the other day.

Just hover, and dangle a harness and a rope?

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #519 on: September 02, 2008, 08:51:22 pm »
Ah, right?

Done much horse ridin'?

riding a horse? i can do that.

in full amour with a lance and shield?

dunno. I think i may need vassals.

anyone? you get to keep three sheep, a cow and a goat on the village green, and free acsess to a church on sundays.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #520 on: September 02, 2008, 08:52:27 pm »
Can we shoot the welsh if they stray onto the village green, sire?

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #521 on: September 02, 2008, 08:54:49 pm »
Are you suggesting a zombie apocalypse would send us back that far technology wise?  ???

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #522 on: September 02, 2008, 08:56:00 pm »
Dunno.

'S easier to make a longbow than a rifle, though.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #523 on: September 02, 2008, 08:58:45 pm »
Can we shoot the welsh if they stray onto the village green, sire?

Yes.

Are you suggesting a zombie apocalypse would send us back that far technology wise?  ???

no, but todays combat relys on fighting quick, stealthy wars, not full blown human wave attacks (unless, of course, your china) so we must therefore change tactics.

Dunno.

'S easier to make a longbow than a rifle, though.

Is easier to shoot a rifle.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #524 on: September 02, 2008, 09:01:59 pm »
Can we shoot the welsh if they stray onto the village green, sire?

Yes.


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Is easier to shoot a rifle.

Yes, 'tis. They're largely manufactured by machine, though, so the better ones are hard to make.