Calling All Zombie Warriors!

Hello again my friends! After the success of the Revengers, the superhero league I formed and invited people to join, I began thinking about other groups I could start. And the next likely option seemed obvious: a league of zombie hunting warriors! I choose this in part because of some posts I did awhile back about different classes of zombie fighting weapons, but also in honor of Whiskey Delta’s sales record, which is nearing 850!

So in the coming days, I will posting lists of possible equipment and weapons specifically selected for the zombie apocalypse. I invite all of you, the readers, to select items from among said lists and use them to create your own unique character. I will post rules as we go, but I figure a system where you have a limited number of items based on size, weight, etc, would be the choice approach.

And of course, you can make up names for yourself and even back stories. Where were you when the zombie apocalypse happened? How did you come to find your current group of fellow fighters? And what’s your hope in fighting this zombie war? Are you fighting to protect the ones you have left, avenge the ones you lost, preserve the basic decency of mankind, start a new home, or just ensure that the strongest survive? As you may have guessed, much of this comes from the Walking Dead comic/TV series, which I highly recommend reading/watching for anyone interested in taking up the zombie fight!

So the way I see it, any choice of gear for the zombie warrior will need to break down into the following categories:

Apparel:
When fighting the undead hordes, your choice of outfit counts for a lot. If you plan on standing your ground, you’ll need something that can keep your flesh covered from biting teeth and scratching nails. If you plan on outrunning them, you’ll need to dress light. So choose wisely, knowing that your choice of clothing/body armor is the first step in choosing what kind of fighter you want to be.

Primary Weapon:
The mainstay and trusty workhorse of the zombie killer! This can be a shotgun, assault rifle, sniper rifle, bow and arrow, and any other form of ranged weapon. The key word here is primary, meaning its got to have the most bang for its buck and designed to kill at a respectable distance. So what matters here overall is the special balance of ammo capacity, range, stopping power and portability.

Secondary Weapon:
This is your fallback in case you run out of ammo, lose your primary, or just find yourself in a corner and don’t have time to reload. This is generally a handgun, but that provides a wide range of possibilities, including revolvers, automatics, or personal defense weapons. Of particular concern here is the ease with which you can get the weapon handy, how much killing power it will give you at close range, and just many bullets you can get on target before you run out and have to use your weapon of last resort.

Melee Weapon:
The weapon of last resort, or just the weapon you use when you want to be discreet, quick, and not draw attention to yourself. What matters here is zombie smashing power, the ability to either chop off heads or bash brains with relative ease! So your options are likely to include a baseball bat, axe, combat knife, machete, chainsaw or even a sword. Again, portability is a concern too, something that can fit on your person without getting in the way or slowing you down.

Detailed lists of options for each category will be coming in the next few days. Pick one of each, and then you are good to go! And as an added bonus, those characters that are created here will have the chance of being featured in the upcoming third installment of my zombie series, Alpha Mike!

8 thoughts on “Calling All Zombie Warriors!

  1. I call myself Ghost. I wear a black trench coat and sunglasses. My primary weapons are two katanas. I don’t need anything else, because I know when and where to fight and I always make sure to win my battles, but if push comes to shove, I make a great sniper.
    Are you curious for more?

    1. There we go! I was wondering if this post didn’t show up or something when nobody responded. Now I the first of a few people I expected to enlist! Hold on, I gotta go write this down…

  2. I am the Hurting Healer.
    When the zombie apocalypse happened, I put my three children ages 22, 20 and 11 into my GMC envoy and hauled out of the Houston metropolitan area, because the people are worse than the biters. I regret to say that my husband, who thought the zombies were a bit of a joke, “These dang people think everyday is Halloween!”, went outside to ask the small group eating the neighbor on our lawn to move off. He was surprised, bitten, and I had to take him out.
    Once we reached the less populated country side we decided to take up residence in an old farm house. I grow herbs for medicine and vegetables. My son, 22 years old, hunts rabbits and birds and fishes in the local stream. My 20 year old daughter, nervous ninny that she is (sweet thing) serves as our look out and security adviser. My 11 year old daughter, taciturn yet brilliant creates devious little traps.
    We haven’t had much trouble with the walkers and when they wander too close to the house we know how to quickly dispatch them. it’s the people we’re most worried about. With the law pretty much defunct, anything goes, EXCEPT for me. I believe in maintaining the sanctity of humanity by being kind and decent to others, but if you don’t play right, I won’t hesitate to take you out. And this I mean.
    As a former nurse, I used my herbs and knowledge to create herbal preparations and medications and trade them with the kind people who wander on our land and who require our assistance.
    My son and I have a competition going. Who has dispatched the most zombies? I’m in the lead with 288. Him? A measly 162. Heh.
    Apparel: leather gloves, jeans, mid calf lace up combat books, a long sleeve lightweight denim shirt, and of course my hijab.
    Primary weapon: bow and arrow
    Secondary weapon:Semiautomatic pistol
    Melee Weapon:bat

    1. Hold up folks. The apparel and weapon selection pages are coming. Still, good story there, Khaalidah. I foresee an angle here similar to what was used in Apocalypse Now Redux, where they come across a farm on the Mekong located deep in-country. I foresee your lady, her family, and a few others living there… One thing at a time. Stay tuned!

      1. Oh yeah, you’re name… do they go by HH, hurting healer, or do they have another name they go by? I was trying to see how you spell healer in Arabic, best i could manage was “Al Mo’alej”.

      2. I’d say that I (I mean my lady) is known as the Hurting Healer. You know, the nice lady who will help you if you’re in need or hurt you if she feels the need. I think though she would go by her own name, maybe Jamilah? I do like the idea though of using the Arabic for healer as the name of the ranch.

  3. I go by the (unimaginative) name of Beowulf. I am a SCA (www.sca.org) entusiast with a unique set of talents. I have spent the majority of my 40 years learning how to do things the pre-modern way. I can butcher meat, I can make and work leather, I can shape steel, make a bow and fletch arrows. I wear a hodgepodge of leather armour, hockey equipment and steel armor. Basically my SCA sword fighting equipment. No part of my body is uncovered. I am tall and burly. My ranged weapon of choice is a compound hunters bow with aluminum arrows and steel tips. My sidearm is a Glock 22 calibre pistol. my melee weapon is a 42inch rattan sword with a stainless steel basket hilt. it is round, and used for bashing. as well I use a 18 inch diameter circular buckler shield with steel plate and centre spike front. I’m a useful guy to have around. I’m not a leader, more of an enforcer/protector.

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