I have seen several threads recently, including the 300 thread. I thought I'd post some of my ideas, with links.
Another armor idea beyond hardened leather or chainmail, is to reinforce the leather with metal. Steel washers can be riveted onto the leather (I have seen this done). You could even just do a motorcycle suit or biker leathers.
In terms of zombie armor, avoiding infection requires covering all exposed skin, the eyes, and any orifices. This could be accomplished with a riot helmet
and some sort of chain or leather neck piece
and a face shield are essential. Also, greaves
and very heavy boots would be very useful. You may consider using a shield
As for weapons, I'd go with an AK-47 in 7.62x39mm
, several pistols that take the same magazines
, a sword
, two large knives
, and at least one large folder
Consider the above sword (see the link for the review and videos of him abusing it). It's short enough to be used one handed and powerful enough to cleave through limbs and skulls. Furthermore, it is very durable and should resist damage through use. The point can go through the occular window.
I'd put one handgun on my hip, one on my shield, and one in my rifle bug out bag
's holster. Keep your rifle BOB open so you can drop your empty magazines and handguns into it. It also has space for a water bottle or medical kit
Alternatively, skip the sword and get a tomahawk
. This particular model includes a point for those skull smashing shots!
are useful and give you some reach. I'd go with the boar spear to prevent a zombie from pulling itself up the shaft. You don't always have to go for the kill; slow 'em down with a leg shot and take it out when you have time. Halberds
are particularly good at this, but require two hands. Maybe one halberder and one swordsman would make a good combination.
For those of you who are out of shape...I guess you're screwed. Of course, you could always get off your arse!
Learn some pankration
. Take a course on gunfighting