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« on: June 13, 2011, 01:02:15 pm »

I was just thinking, volley fire might actually be a fairly effective way of dealing with oncoming hoards.

Example of what I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI (Skip to about 2:45)

It would take them down in waves, instead of one at a time, giving the squad more stopping power and knocking back the zeds behind the front more effectively.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 12:52:26 am »

The great thing about modern guns is that you dont even have to volley fire. In that youtube clip they had a single round before having to reload. Modern guns on average have 30 rounds in a magazine. I do agree that lining up in a line is beneficial as is aiming before firing each shot. The idea in World war Z of using a line of soldiers with semi automatic rifles is a good one. It is probably the most efficient way of dealing with zombie hordes in the open.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 02:47:23 am »

Yeah, it's a good idea with modern guns, provided there's enough guns, ammo and people. If you and the other guys are all in a line like that, you'd better make sure someone's covering your back or that zeds can't sneak up on you.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 11:33:38 am »

Excellent movie.  Volley is very effective with less accurate or slower rate of fire weapons.  It also promotes 2 key factors, shooting and combat discipline.  When facing an advance, and concentrating on commands troops are less likely to break and run.  That was a strength of the British forces all the way through WWI.  As for killing more of an advancing horde I agree that massed fire (tightly packed groups of shooters firing independantly) should be very effective.

Back in the early days of paintball my freinds and I would use volley fire, then paintball guns advanced to where increasing the "paint to air ratio" around your target became more effective.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 01:53:59 am »

I guess for farmers volleyfire might be a necessity against hordes of zombies. The military wouldn't have to worry about it though. Discipline and training is definately the key to winning any combat.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 03:26:51 am »

Pepper potting could be useful also like when moving. Be able to cut down zeds as 1 half cover your movement and then you cover their movement.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 06:21:29 pm »

I dunno, I think that worked so well because the people have circulatory systems and blood, zeds would need either kneecaps shot out or heads...
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 07:51:38 pm »

isn't world war z a good example of a volley fire? When Todd (the soldier guy from Yonkers) talks about how they went to New Mexico and set up a base and had rows of two that held off hundreds if not thousands. Their training was firing on the range with a metronome. A monotonous and rhythmic firing in single fire.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 09:21:00 pm »

yes, and part of the reason for that was to keep them shooting slow well aimed shots.
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 09:30:19 pm »

isn't world war z a good example of a volley fire? When Todd (the soldier guy from Yonkers) talks about how they went to New Mexico and set up a base and had rows of two that held off hundreds if not thousands. Their training was firing on the range with a metronome. A monotonous and rhythmic firing in single fire.

Yea I mentioned that before. It definately a good example of volley fire.
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 01:52:42 am »

I must find this it sounds good.
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 02:47:05 am »

I must find this it sounds good.

Its the only zombie book that has ever reached mainstream success. They are making a movie for it currently which should be good. The author is Max Brooks. Its a pretty good read. Although some of the things are a bit off the majority of the content is pretty realistic.
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2011, 02:49:09 am »

Sounds good  book store hear i go
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 06:21:15 am »

I think 2 lines would be better second damn open fire a reload time later meaning one line is still firing while the others reload being second line would be able to cover first line during reload and visa versa.
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 09:58:42 am »

I think 2 lines would be better second damn open fire a reload time later meaning one line is still firing while the others reload being second line would be able to cover first line during reload and visa versa.
Agreed. I think.
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