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Jan 24 14 8:11 AM

mrinku,

Good points, I like your ideas.

Jim

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Jan 28 14 5:04 PM

mrinku wrote:
As a point... neither side is trying to actually murder the other there. The police are definitely not using the lethal force they could be. So what works there may not work elsewhere.

Having said that, since your average zombie is only attacking with hands and teeth, some improvised armour would not go astray, especially if they're the infectious type of Z. A tough, rip-resistant overall, good gloves and boots and a bike helmet would be good.


As would a good riot shield or improvised shield which can be made from a variety of materials including sheet metal such as a street sign or scavenged from a hardware store (where some potentially useful anti-zed weapons can also be found in some abundance).image

Leland R. Erickson, Evil-Genius-at-Large "Clouseau! Give me ten men like him, and I can destroy the whole world!" -Inspector Charles Dreyfus

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Jan 29 14 1:40 PM

Sheet metal shield is too flimsy for my taste. They dent so easily...

Give me wood anyday. But that could be the old SCA fighter talking :)

Actually, a garbage can lid is nice, even in PVC. The radial corrugations make them pretty strong.

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Feb 1 14 10:51 PM

mrinku wrote:
Sheet metal shield is too flimsy for my taste. They dent so easily...

Give me wood anyday. But that could be the old SCA fighter talking :)

Actually, a garbage can lid is nice, even in PVC. The radial corrugations make them pretty strong.

A very many years ago I had an acquaintance who was no stranger to the occasional back alley brawl who said, "Give me a baseball bat and a garbage can lid, and I can take out a whole gang all on my own!"

Yes, he was serious, and yes, he looked like he knew how to handle himself in a fight.image

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Mar 1 14 5:36 PM

mrinku wrote:
Baseball bat has good balance. Guy knew what he was talking about.

Wonder if he had any historical combat training?



Historical in the sense that he had been in a few back alley brawls growing up, teen gang vs. teen gang, but IIRC that was about it, but then again, M, how is such a skirmish all that different than what went on in say the early Bronze Age?image

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