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Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby UnderDude » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:06 am

Although I've handled swords and machetes before, I'd still be worried about about hacking off one of my own limbs using one in a ZPAW. I'd go with my camp axe if nescessary. Besides, it could also be used as a hammer for tent stakes and annoying side-kicks. Much more desirable in a PAW (or not).
I was also pretty good with a staff (or broomstick) at one time. But alas, they wouldn't be too much help in the ZPAW.
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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby Mrknot » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:39 am

I spent a good part of my late teens and early 20's busting heads in the SCA. One of my best friends dads when I was growing up had been an Olympic-level fencer and we used to screw around with him quite a bit.
While I have never had any formal training with swords and stuff, I feel pretty comfortable with one.
Would an edged or bludgeoning weapon be my first choice in the ZPAW?
No frickin way! But if it was all I had I'd still feel pretty confident that I could use it to "fight to my rifle".
As long as there weren't too many bad guys or undead...swinging any kind of melee weapon around for more than a couple of minutes is VERY tiring.
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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby CavWarrior » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:12 pm

And that's the big drawback to melee weapons. Unless you're the Hulk you'll tire fairly quickly swinging some kind of sword or bludgeon.
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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby SoB » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:50 pm

If there is one zeds arround I iwould use a axe or hammar to put him down. I would not fight groups.
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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby CavWarrior » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:49 pm

You may not have a choice.
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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby SoB » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:15 am

CavWarrior wrote:You may not have a choice.


Very true. But I would rather run than fight.
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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby Red Star » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:17 am

Why die tired- cooler heads prevail. Teamwork is best, especially in melee situations.
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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby fg42lol » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:09 am

can... can I mount a glock to my melee weapon?
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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby CavWarrior » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:12 am

This is probably my favorite blade.

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Re: Slice 'Em, Dice 'Em, Smash 'Em

Postby Kavorkian » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:59 pm

CavWarrior wrote:This is probably my favorite blade.

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I agree. Keep it simple. Anyway I would absolutely hack off a limb (mine or someone with me) with any sword.
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