Friday, July 20, 2012
Defense WIth The BoomStick
Sure enough those radioactive bastards have caught up with me.
I'm still at the small, walled-in town near one of the Great Lakes, helping them repair their fortifications and doing ammo runs down in the northern U.S. towns. The faster zombies finally caught wind of me as this morning. Around 3 AM there was a massive moaning sound and then bam...40 shamblers, with 8 of those radioactive zombies.
Hold on…Bam…got em. They're figuring out how to get up those walls.
After watching them all morning I'm beginning to understand how certain shamblers appear smarter than the others. Some of the radioactive ones are biting the regular ones and I cannot say for sure what transfers over, but something lights a fire in them that encourages the shamblers to get moving a lot faster.
They exhibit more brain function and are able to identify some objects to figure a way around or over them. We've been manning the wall all morning to repel any attempt at a breach. So far we've lost four people over the wall when a zombie got high enough to pull em’ over.
The only real option we have left is to kill them all and we can’t keep taking pot shots at them from the wall as we're wasting more ammo than zombies being killed. Because of their speed they are better at dodging--insane as that sounds. I think we're left with taking the fight to them with melee weapons and up-close brain smashing.
I figure a team of six or seven can methodically take them out while another team covers us from the wall. It's just those damn radioactive zombies have to keep occupied as they throw their force into the battle that could make things a hell of a lot tougher. If I can grab one of the bitten again shamblers maybe I can figure out how the radioactive ones are achieving this. Gotta do what needs to be done…