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It seemed to be very well thought out, I just can't figure out what they were thinking.

Then again, I started out the episode complaining that none of them have appropriate melee weapons, even Michonne. You don't always have space for a decapitation swing. You want a piercing weapon that won't get stuck in but also won't over-penetrate. A short spear with cross-pieces at the head and grip so even if you miss the brain, you can keep the zombie out of grab and bite range.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

It seemed to be very well thought out, I just can't figure out what they were thinking.

Then again, I started out the episode complaining that none of them have appropriate melee weapons, even Michonne. You don't always have space for a decapitation swing. You want a piercing weapon that won't get stuck in but also won't over-penetrate. A short spear with cross-pieces at the head and grip so even if you miss the brain, you can keep the zombie out of grab and bite range.

Warhammer... that spike is perfect for braining zombs.

For slow, dumb zombies, I don't think you can go wrong with this baby right here:
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Although I do wonder if the lack of helmets, or defensive blocking, means that rather than the concentrated power of the spike, you may be better off with a blade that gives you a bit of wiggle room with hitting the skull.

A voulge is pretty ideal for the simplicity of cobbling one together, and you can make them with a reverse spike as well. Although at this point you'd expect them to have been able to manufacture something with a couple more centuries of engineering trial and error. (This voulge is apparently from the 12th century.

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Turns out what I've described is fairly common, it's simply known as a Boar Spear. You can google it to find tons of real world examples with lots of blade shapes. For walkers I'd favor a simple tapering spike, though a double-edged blade might be more versatile. Only thing missing then is the 2nd crosspiece to prevent the shaft from sliding in my hands (giggity!).

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Here is an amazon link for the spear.... and one for the warhammer....

It's not like these have been on my wishlist or anything...

If thinking of an anti zombie blade my mind goes to childhood trips to Powys Castle where they have a bunch of these evil looking hooded Katar push daggers from India on display...

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Stabby punches with anti bite protection!

The only problem with spears is that a thrusting motion means that you will have to get through the arms that are reaching towards you, while those arms are not nearly as inconvenient for a swing from above.

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Nah, the compressed air could run out and heavy to haul. I keep a military issue machete around. Solid one-piece construction, grip for gloves and no-slip.

I’d want to have at least a machete for when bullets run out. This gladius machete on amazon is awesome.

Yonder wrote:

The only problem with spears is that a thrusting motion means that you will have to get through the arms that are reaching towards you, while those arms are not nearly as inconvenient for a swing from above.

Pft, only a problem for short people. Unless I'm attacked by a zombie basketball team....

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Pft, only a problem for short people. Unless I'm attacked by a zombie basketball team....

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I keep this handy by my desk, just in case. (Thanks Paleocon for the xmas gift of years ago!)
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Until I get a boar spear, I've got this axe I got from my bro-in-law for Xmas years ago:

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My dear old great gran got me this lot. Passes on a mace in my Christmas stocking every year. Building quite the zombie braining kit.

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Living in London and Brussels was great for old swords and weapons at flea markets! I miss that!
You could always find a booth that had an umbrella stand full of old swords!

Clearly, I'm not going to the right flea markets.

Forget the Euro flea market angle and let's cut to the chase:

Clearly, I have the wrong gran. Bubblefuzz's mace collection is A-MAZ-ING. Those look like they stumbled out of a time machine.

Well my great grannie is over 200 years old and spent some time in India.

two... hundred, you say? Great gran is a benevolent (to-you-at-least) gift giving ghost? I feel it appropriate to mention that the frogurt weapons may well be cursed.

Of a, slightly, more serious bent: you're the annual beneficiary of a mace-at-Christmas trust fund?? If so then that's pretty neat-o, man. I didn't take the phrasing as a [sic] thing before. The closest thing around here would be inheriting a bunch of wall-mounted buck heads (not nearly as cool).

Is this thread still about the show?

I'm going with a tank. Hopefully, with a full tank. Is this a pun?

slazev wrote:

Is this thread still about the show?

I'll start.

The cast said this season was about taking action against negan. The second episode of the series looked more to me like it's going the route of the main characters realizing they're becoming negan against negan. Between multiple members of the cast having epiphany and loosing their battle-highs I question whether it's just headed back to drama central.

My thought is evil dudes are just dudes too with a different perspective. We all get that, but they're still dudes trying to kill your dudes that didn't start the fire. Know what I'm saying my dudes?

Heck I would have taken my dudes and got the heck out of dodge in the first place. I think it would have been better survival to find a new place than wage war.

From not reading the comics I see two possible outcomes.
1. They all get captured and it's back to square one or trying to convince negan's follower's to see the light and turn.
2. Group gets decimated and a few of them are back to scrounging for a new location.

Neither of which will likely occur during the season that is possibly just everything goes to heck, they make a bunch of mistakes, and butt clincher final episode of what will happen next with the living all enslaved again. My guess anyhow.

Many a viewer has may have fallen by the wayside when it comes to watching The Walking Dead. For me it is still one of the very few shows I still watch weekly and have done series after series...

... However, I'm struggling with the opening two episodes, to me it's seemed like the weakest start to a season yet.

More and more it's losing sight of what makes the programme good to me, the characters and not too many of them. At its best as a drama, light on the action, focusing on the few, making you care and then snatching one or two away.

At the moment there is way too much going on and way too many factions and people involved for me to care about any of the newcomers.

I'd be happy with it all going to sh*t and...

GoldenDog wrote:

2. Group gets decimated and a few of them are back to scrounging for a new location.

Doesn't have to be all the long standing characters, keep it fresh with some new blood, maybe a redeemed Saviour or two in the mix... but get it back to a tighter knit group with time to explore the character drama again... please!

Oh for f*ck's sake.

RIP CGI CAT

So, the same .50 cal that blew giant holes in the Kingdom fighters can't do more than slightly damage the radiator of a non-armored old Jeep? I've fired one. That thing would crack the engine block in one shot.

I'm not a stickler for realism in my post-apocalyptic fantasy, but at least be internally consistent. If the weapon is promoted as a game-changer earlier in the episode, why treat it as a pop-gun in the chase scene later? I guess Rick and the jeep have more hit points.

Yeah, the Ma Deuce was created to take down planes, and was commonly used against lightly armored vehicles. It would have gone straight through the guys who shielded Ezekiel too.

Internal consistency is why the fight with the acid zombies annoyed the hell out of me. We see people wade through hordes with ease, but now oh no, these 3 armed & capable people are doomed because of a dozen melted walkers.

At this point, I've grown immune to the writers schizophrenic-grade inconsistencies.
I turn off my brain and watch for 45 minutes.

What I'm having a really hard time with, is stiching together last season finale with this season's premiere.

Didn't we see the garbage-yard people turn against Rick et al at the last minute right outside Alexandria?
Did I miss a Xmas-special or something?

The preview for next week's episode (Nov 26th) is finally addressing the trash people.

Since Darryl isn't in the comics, it makes me kind of wonder what happened at that scene that had Rick and Darryl throwing the explosives on the burning truck.

The picture of Negan being a badass because he has to keep the kids in line (Saviors) is what I figured. They are going to paint him a picture of the right guy forced to do the wrong stuff and give him a tragic end. Everyone who loves to hate him will learn to love him and be sad. Guess anyway.

Darryl is driven by revenge against the Saviors. He's going to be on tilt until he or Negan is dead. Shame it cost them the M-2 and other gear.

Ruling by fear isn't admirable. At least not when I think of characters I love. If Negan chose that persona to keep order he still could have doled out some bread and circuses to the workers like a benevolent dictator, instead of the 24/7 boot-on-the-neck treatment. The only sympathy I'd have for him is if he made his death help Rick's people.

I don't know what to make of the trash people. They've shown they can't be trusted and never will be good allies. Plus they're rather incompetent since their betrayal in Alexandria was ineffective (with proper credit to the arrival of the King and Widow, of course) There's not much point in talking to them, unless they can be shown how bad their deal with Negan was. "Enemy of my enemy" is the best Rick's group can hope for with them.

Just a heads up. Amazon is selling S7 SE for $99 today. It's normally $179.