Friday, November 16, 2012

The Calm Before

Someone commented on yesterday's post, asking why, if New Haven is so difficult to defend now given its size, don't we make each section seal off in case of a breach. As in put barriers up between them to keep a swarm from spreading.

The answer is: there are walls between each section. New Haven has been added to over time (a lot more recently than in the past) and every time we just build on to what we have. The problem is that logistically it's nearly impossible to keep everyone in one section or to move between them quickly without sacrificing a lot of lives in the process.

Today that isn't an immediate concern, but I felt like the question deserved an answer. It was a good one.

For the present we're still mostly on lockdown. As of this morning the assault teams are on standby but not going on any active runs against the swarm. While the zombies still aren't attacking New Haven for whatever reason, they have become more proactive when our people go up against them. We've done a lot of damage to the crowd out there over the last few days. Tireless efforts and brutally efficient tactics can work against any enemy, and the piles of bodies attest to the effectiveness of our teams.

But no matter how good you are, when you go from dealing with maybe a hundred zombies reacting to your attacks at a time to three times that actively moving to kill you before you can get in position, it's time to rethink the situation. We still don't know why they're not swarming in, though my bet is on waiting for warmer days and planning an assault that will allow them inside with speed. But we're not wasting the safety and free time they're giving us.

I took my idea to Will, Dave, and Dodger yesterday. They all loved it. Becky is helping out, and if the slapdash engineering works out a team will be executing my plan this evening. I should probably tell you what it is, but the showman in me wants to have a big dramatic reveal tomorrow. Also, I'm really tired and need to lay down.

Not to mention that not telling you what it is keeps me from looking like a complete ass if it doesn't work. I'm not going to brag before we've tried it out on the zombies.

After ten hours of working on it with Pat and Dave last night and until about two hours ago, I got nothing left. I can't remember ever being this tired in my life.


  1. Here is a simple idea, bolt cable between two vehicles abut knee high and drive through them. If you move fast enough you could do more than knock them down destroying their legs. It doesn't remove them but it makes it difficult to climb your walls.

    1. I know I'm late to the party, but here are my 2 cents anyway...

      It's an interesting idea for small, isolated groups of zombies; I don't think it would work in this situation for 2 simple reasons:
      1 - there is a swarm of thousands of zombies, so probably no space for the vehicles to drive through, especially fast enough to break their legs;
      2 - even "normally", it would be hard to keep two vehicles at the same speed to effectively knock the zombies down, so in a situation like this it would be impossible and extremely risky for the people in the vehicles.