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I've come up with a simple plan I'd use for "search and destroy" missions. 

I'd break up my teams into the basic squad.  It would range from 4 to 6 people.  Two would be armed with either boar spears or Mosin Nagant 91/30s.  91/30s are basically a spear with a decent bolt action rifle attached that can be had in the USA for cheap.  One or two of the other troops would be armed with a suppressed .22 cal rifle.  Preferably a 10/22 integrally suppressed.  Then any remaining team members would be armed with some sort of repeating rifle.  Preferably a semi-auto carbine in a rifle or assault rifle caliber, but a lever action pistol caliber carbine would do, and anything in between would be okay. 

Anyways, the spear members would spear the Zed and pin it in place.  The suppressed .22 member would dispatch the undead with a quiet shot to the head.  The other members would be tasked with security, IE watch the back of the anti-zombie team.  Of course this would only work with shambling zombies.

This would be executed in platoon size or larger.  IE multiple squads supporting each other.

So, what to y'all think?  What are your ideas?

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Probably only work in areas with low population as compared to dense territory.

But I like that plan VERY much. Definitely writing that down.

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against shamblers this has potential. people get so caught up on firepower, they forgrt the power of the humble point stick


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I think it would be risky in a close quarters situation, and during the night.  In close quarters you wouldn't be able to manuever the spear that well, and you are limited as to how many people you can fit in a hallway to attack a single infected.  Night time would also be dangerously hard, as if one person gets flanked and has an infected on their back, it could panic the whole squad.  I'd only leave this to the more trained and cool headed people.  Other than that it is a slick idea though.

If you are defending an area, I say throw a tripwire down.  Let's say you are defending a makeshift barricade built at the end of a street.  Run a steel cable shin high across the entire road.  Once even one infected is tripped up, it will create a domino affect and slow every other one down too.  Its simple and easy to setup, not risky and doesn't use any major supplies.

I've also been thinking that those fish nets with the weights on them could be used to slow down lots of infected.  Thoe big nets that get dragged behind fishing vessels, could probably stop 10 infected at once?  Get them tangled up in the net and rolling on the ground, either stab them with pointy sticks or shoot them.


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dude, you cant maneuver a 91/30 in just about anything smaller then an open field. With the bayonet attached its around 6 feet long.

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Yeah, my tactic would be limited to open areas.  It would be used to sweep an area around a rural enclave.  I think it would be foolish to even try to enter more built up areas during a ZPAW. 

Why would anyone want to do CQB at all, much less when zombies are about is beyond me.  If you find a building you want, lure as many of them out into the open before you enter.  If it is too thick with those fuckers, burn it down.  Why waste the personal?  House to house fighting is always bloody.

BTW, if using a 91/30 w/ bayonet as a spear.  Do what you'd do with a spear in closer areas, choke up on it.

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i made a spear, ill have to post a pic of it, i took a cold steel "warhead" knife and attached it to a stick, but im more of a axe/hatchet/tomahawk kind of guy.

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Pinning shamblers with a trident type spear while your buddy takes them out with almost anything would be worth looking into. I like the idea of being armed with sidearms and a slung shotgun if things suddenly got hairy with more than 2-3 Zs in the vicinity. A partner armed with a another trident could easily jab it into the skull of a pinned Z. For that matter a lead pipe, sledge hammer, machete any number of things could be used to dispatch quietly. 
One last thing never get into a situation while searching and destroying before you have scoped out at least two escape routes if things go south. 

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More thoughts. I like the trident idea as opposed to a spear. because with a spear it might go all the way through some pus bag and you could end up with in grabbing range. A flashlight attached on it might be useful but I don't think I'd be going into a room where the only source of light is a flashlight. If I had to I would throw in a bunch of chemical sticks first. Or maybe a Molotov whatever is handy. 
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Boar spears have projections that are designed to keep the spear from over penetrating.  Boar hunters don't want the boar to run up the shaft either.  Should work great for Zeds. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boar_spear

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they make boar swords too, they have a similar stop in the middle of the blade.

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if i where to clear a building having the 8 man team that would meet up in the midwest out of us i would divise diffrent tactics for diffret situations.
1.)clearing buildings: have 4 to oneside and 4 to the other all them have there hand weapons and pistles ready then when at doors would knock and back off a few feet if no noise or infected come crashing through then have 6 men enter enless clearing 2 rooms at once then 3 but always leave two in the hall to make sure its clear then mark when done and secure all entrences and head to next floor or rooms and repeat prosses. if to many infected or its a huge mess of blood from previes people bug out

2.)moving through streets similer but stay closer to senter of road or to one side spreed out about 3 feet from eachother and keep a 360 view of the area

3.)out in the wilderness: would most likley stay in vehicle but if hunting for food stay in groups of 4 or more and always have budy system and set traps and stuff and keep the 360 degree veiw but if hunting find good location and sit and wait in good water and food sorce areas

would use military formations but change up a bit for zed killing


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