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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2010, 09:02:14 pm »

What if you put the tall people in front to take most of the first wave of darts, then have ranks of progressively shorter people behind them?
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2010, 09:07:04 pm »

What if you put the tall people in front to take most of the first wave of darts, then have ranks of progressively shorter people behind them?

Won't work unless you have a shitload of waves.

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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2010, 09:39:56 pm »

So, I'm confused, by "diamond" you mean more of a rhombus shape right? Because I'd call it a square if it was simply a square that was rotated 45 degrees. Either way it seems like it would be a tough thing to break for the zombies. I'd have to agree with the tactics ideas especially tricks and ambushes. Remember, this is technically humans vs. humans but you (as a zombie) have some advantages because you can re-spawn and the humans probably think they are indestructible with Nerf blasters. This can lead to some interesting tactical maneuvers if your horde is organized.

Show them that they are NOT indestructible.
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2010, 05:13:36 pm »

Charge with a wedge. Have larger slower guys on the outside with the intention of having them take the first round of shots. Behind them have all of your faster people ready to break through and pounce after the first line is stunned. If done correctly and with enough people this will allow you get some tags from their formation. You shouldn't be trying to take out the whole group, instead try to slowly grind them down.
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2010, 05:50:59 pm »

Unless they truly, entirely trust eachother, which is pretty unlikely, the diamond probably collapses towards whichever side is being attacked. Just flank them and they'll probably get spread too thin and someone will make a mistake.
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2010, 12:04:46 pm »

Charge with a wedge. Have larger slower guys on the outside with the intention of having them take the first round of shots. Behind them have all of your faster people ready to break through and pounce after the first line is stunned. If done correctly and with enough people this will allow you get some tags from their formation. You shouldn't be trying to take out the whole group, instead try to slowly grind them down.

This is your best bet.  Some people may argue that it'd be really easy to pick off zombies trying to get through that first stunned line, but really, it's not.  Also, if this is a "diamond" shape, stay off of the points themselves and go for a point that sits -in between-. This allows for little reinforcement from any adjacent side and allows for a sort of skidding and overwhelming effect.  The zombies closest to the formation, sure, will get stunned easily, but they will "skid" along the human line of defense.  It is then up to the people in the center and on the outside to crash on this "skid" and press the human lines with their numbers.  Even if you pick off one or two people per rush, in time, you'll simply overwhelm them with numbers.

Combine this with zombies who aren't actually afraid to get stunned, and you'll get a lot of tags.
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2010, 03:12:17 pm »

It seems that most of these tactics seem to break the rule about not using stunned zombies as shields. And the last time somebody "charged through" trying to break through the line, one of our people went to the hospital.
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2010, 03:21:34 pm »

So send one of theirs to the morgue. That's the Chicago way.
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2010, 03:43:24 pm »

So send one of theirs to the morgue. That's the Chicago way.

The Texas way doesn't escalate things that far. Though it came close. [If any CDC members read this, you know what I'm referring to. Wink]
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« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2010, 04:35:01 pm »

So send one of theirs to the morgue. That's the Chicago way.

The U3 would be proud.

The Texas way doesn't escalate things that far.

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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2010, 11:49:40 pm »

It seems that most of these tactics seem to break the rule about not using stunned zombies as shields. And the last time somebody "charged through" trying to break through the line, one of our people went to the hospital.

It is indeed a fine line. We employed a version of this strategy at a mission last semester: humans were in a gym, and zombies had to rush in through a set of doors on one side. Insta-slaughter, unless zombies organized something like this. As such, we did a wave tactic, which was basically the line rush spread out over the entire front. There were quite a few complaints from the humans about zombies not peeling off quickly enough, and other zombies using stunned ones as shields. As I said, it's a fine line.

Honestly though, as long as stunned zombies aren't douches about it, they shouldn't have to get off the field instantly. If you were to shoot a real zombie, it wouldn't vaporize; it would gradually keep moving forward due to momentum, and eventually stop. That's what the best line zombies do; get hit, and slowly peel off, allowing momentum to take them (and the line) closer to the survivors. It's the human's responsibility to not shoot a stunned zombie multiple times, not a stunned zombie's responsibility to remove itself from the battlefield with intense haste.
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