Recent movie discussion... "We have a twitcher!"


March 23, 2004, 02:16 PM
Ok, so if you clicked on this thread you probably recognize the phrase "We have a twitcher!" and probably thought it was as funny as I did.

Before going further allow me to set the stage for this discussion and lay down some rules that YOU ALL should follow lest this thread become a twitcher itself. I've heard rumors of similar threads being closed for some reason and can only conclude that it has to do with the topic at hand.

Now how this related to THR...

That topic is how to deal with a certain type of adversary, using items at our disposal such as guns or claw hammers. I will describe this adversary in detail so you get a better picture of what I'me talking about.

This adversary isn't very cunning or bright but is tenacious as hell as tends to attack in numbers. The reason for their aggression is simple, sustenance. They require something that WE have namely fresh warm grey matter. They may eat it but they may just want it for decoration or something. They tend to shuffle about aimlessly until they sense prey then they move more swiftly and are very strong for their relative size. They walk upright on two legs and are about the size of a person. They vary in height and size about as much as any group of people do as well.

They can be difficult to deal with unless you hit them in the head. Dealing a blow to the core of the nervous system seems to be the best and most effective method of putting them down for good.

So, there is the description of the adversary. After discussion over beer and food Friday night Owen & I decided to refer to them as "Ombiezays" to simplify things.

So here's the question.

How best to deal with a swarm invasion of such an adversary?

Think of static defenses, offensive weapons, best guns to use, traps, etc.

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March 23, 2004, 02:20 PM
FlameThrower!!!!!! :D

March 23, 2004, 02:27 PM
Lawnmowers have been known to work well against large groups of this type of adversary.

March 23, 2004, 02:30 PM
I'm a firm believer in napalm.;)

March 23, 2004, 02:33 PM
RPD, 21 or 23E SAW. few thousand rounds, somone to change barrels and a .500 Magnum with a 4" to stop any twitchin..

Black Majik
March 23, 2004, 02:34 PM
Hmm... 2 1911's on both hips, a AR-15 and molatov cocktails w. the aid of those waterballoon slingshots. Of course I'm gonna need another person to help me with the molatov slingshot! :o

Oh and get high high high on the roof somewhere. You're not a target if they cant see you! :p

The Undertoad
March 23, 2004, 02:48 PM
gbelleh, sounds like you've seen Dead Alive. :D

March 23, 2004, 02:55 PM
gbelleh, sounds like you've seen Dead Alive.

Best zombie movie ever?

March 23, 2004, 03:00 PM
You don't need the big calibers for ombizays, you just need to wreck the brain, IIRC. I'd go with whatever gives me the highest capacity magazines.

So, no 1911's, I'd be all over the wondernines or .22s with old 30 round mags.


March 23, 2004, 03:14 PM
You need to quit doing the double pepperoni jalapeno pizza with tequilla on the side right before bedtime...

March 23, 2004, 03:39 PM
I agree with the wondernine notion. Of course being perched atop a really really tall building with a Barrett .50 BMG and 10,000 rounds would do pretty good as well. Then again a good scoped .308 would be lighter and so would the rounds.


March 23, 2004, 03:51 PM
Fire, though effective, is our man portable Weapon Of Mass Destruction, that can bite you back once released. If there is no fire department to put them out, we are subject to where it goes too, it destroys our supplies and may cause other;s that are unaffected to flee a safe Hide.
All of us have preferences of what we would like to have, but we would probably have to make do with what we have, running to acquire military hardware and raiding gunshops put us at the whim of the hordes and fearful survivors guarding their stash.
That leaves me firmly in 1911 territory for handguns. They are tried a true for me,very familiar, I have lots of mags and ammo, and spare parts. I think I'd take two from my collection, maybe three if I had to retreat from my lair. When the SHTF, I do not plan on picking up unproven firearms to defend my life unless absolutely necessary.
Rifle: I would prefer an AR(better yet an M4 with M203..but those are hard to come by for us civilians), but would have to make do with an AK...which is not a bad choice at all.
Undoubtably, I'd take my Ciener 22 Conversion unit and some ammo...incase I need small game for grub, but If I can thin the herd from a safe location...I'll take the opportunity. .22 LR out of a pistol, will be harder to make headshots and may not penetrate skulls at distance; but it shot at minimum cause a 'twitcher' which means it ain't running after me. It is alot easier to pack 22 ammo in quanity and it is a useful round, IF you ever manage to get out of the freefire zone on the city.
Those with high cap Nines, great! They'll do on the critters as described, if you'll do.

March 23, 2004, 04:02 PM
Claymores and fougasse! Follow with Vulcan gun and napalm! Oh, and a dash of Willy Peter for flavor! You do need phosphorous in your diet you know!:D

March 23, 2004, 04:03 PM
I would say just a few guns would be nice.

1. a ruger 10/22 with large cap mags, 18 inch carbon fiber wrapped barrel and a nice synthetic stoc, posibly a bi-pod. and nice scope.

2. an ak-47 because of its reliability.

3. a shrike, because dang how can you do better than a belt fed mg. (I believe in tremors 2 there was a good quote about that)

4. and one of these

March 23, 2004, 05:11 PM
All I need is a crow bar!
Gordon Freeman lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


March 23, 2004, 05:53 PM
Only one zombie/giant spider/nocturnal ninja bears thread at a time, please.

The 'Dawn of the Dead' thread is thattaway ----->

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