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Amalric Inactive Member20 May 2015 3:38 p.m. PST

Z-Day 008 Pt 2- Thor's Journal
Day Eight Part 2 Traffic Jam
an ATZ FFO Batrep

Day 1 TMP link
Day 2 TMP link
Day 3 TMP link
Day 4 TMP link
Day 5 Pt1 TMP link
Day 5 pt2 TMP link
Day 6 TMP link
Day 7 Pt 1 TMP link
Day 7 Pt2 TMP link
Day 8 pt1 TMP link

The night quieted down a couple of hours before dawn. I went down to wake everyone up, so we could hopefully get out of Riverton before the quarantine locked us in. When I told everyone we had a second vehicle Gwyn asked from where. She was none too pleased with the answer and stormed off to get her things. Becca loved the new dog on sight, grabbing him and instantly naming him Spike. Stark wrangled everyone into the van, then he and Abe covered me as I went and got the pickup truck. The 1951 Ford fired up like it rolled out of the factory yesterday and purred on over to the Circle K. Abe piled in and with Stark driving the van, we headed over to the Exxon where Abe's unit was supposed to be. As we drove thru the silent streets, I asked him a delicate question. I said I had a friend who had acquired an AR15 but didn't have any ammo. Could he spare a mag or two. With a wry grin he told me not to get caught with any military gear as looters could be shot and then gave me three full magazines and an empty spare. We eased up to the Exxon where a military tanker truck was parked. They must have been draining the storage tanks. Abe saw his unit was still there, after wishing us luck, clambered out and went to rejoin his squad. Before we could head out, Gwyn jumped out of the van and piled in next to me. By the dashboard lights I could see her eyes were red. I tried to convince her to ride in the van with the others, but she wouldn't listen.
Easing back out into the streets, a hint of light was in the sky. I pushed it to get us free of the quarantine zone and the streets so far were pretty empty. STOP! Gwyn yelled. Slamming on the brakes, I had to swerve to keep Stark from rear ending us. Gwyn jumped out and ran to an alley. I thought she was crazy until I saw her leading tow small children by the hand, a boy and a girl, Cory & Sue. They couldn't have been older than 10. She put them in the van and then rejoined me. They were looking for the baby sitter she explained. A couple of blocks away we came to the roadblock. It looked like a couple of school buses were about to be used to block the street by the Guardsman who seemed to be everywhere. I eased into the intersection and they waived us forward. They asked if we had anyone sick aboard and we said no. I did tell them about the two kids we just picked up and asked them if they would take them. They replied to take them to the refugee center set up just North of here off of Old Brownsville Road. Not wanting to be delayed or stuck here I agreed and off we went.
We were almost out of town when cars were starting to be seen and before too long we hit traffic.



Thor & Gwyn are in the 1952 Ford F150 Pickup Truck.
Stark, Ginger, Abu, Priyanka, Becca, Cory & Sue are in the Van.

Wrecks were everywhere & a building burned out of control on the right.


Traffic was bumper to bumper but was slowly moving.


Ahead on the right some thugs were breaking into a car.
But more important to me, they blocked one of the two lanes.

A love Zombie could be seen

and some poor Bloke was being viciously attacked by a gang farther down on the left

Law had clearly broken down

as we eased past the burning building, people came running out

fleeing past the thugs

meanwhile the gang attack was drawing Zed attention



while we keep creeping along

the punk was almost done searching the car [the die on top shows how many turn he will search]

another Zed drawn to the noise

and more

slowly we creep

right next to the thugs
I recognize those colors

the mugging turns into a Zombie brawl

with more Zeds coming

they seem to recognize me and lead starts flying, Gwyn ducks down

some of the fleeing people attract Zed attention and another brawl develops


the Thugs start losing

one of the civilians is desperately holding his own

the blue Mustang in front of me charges up onto the sidewalk, trying to get around the cars stopped by the brawl

I follow, Stark hot on my heels

the Mustang clips a Zed

two more come out of a building to attack some folks

the scene is total chaos, zeds and thugs everywhere and none of the cars moving!

Zombies start attacking the people trapped in the stopped cars

Stark punches it onto the curb,

plowing into a sedan

I follow while Gwyn screams about Zeds to the right

I shoot the Zeds

while the green pick up tries to get through


the Mustang tries to follow but hits the Challenger

and rolls

a stranger [the valiant civie] runs and dives into the truck bed
Take me with you! He pleads.

The Zeds finish off the gang bangers and start on the cars

the Challenger tries to get past and wrecks as did the green pickup

Stark get the van's nose in

and floors it

pushing thru

and into the clear

we try to follow, but upon jumping the curb hit the green truck

with a CRASH the punk who were chasing us slam into the Mustang

and the Zeds swarm

The truck won't start! Get Out!

We grab our stuff and run for it

We run and quickly catch up to the van, once again stuck in traffic. Piling into the way over crowded van, the new guy gasps his thanks. I takeover shotgun from Abu and watch some of the most horrific scenes go by. Gwyn and Ginger keep the kids heads down so they wont see the horror we passed. After what seemed like an eternity we got clear and left Riverton behind us. Stark nodded towards the dash. The engine temperature gauge was creeping towards the red and the scent of antifreeze was in the air. I prayed the radiator would hold up just a little longer.

Another fun game in the can.
I was really worried at the end, but Stark came thru!
The civie that joined the group was a surprise. He was doing so well in his fights with the Zeds I started cheering him on. Then when Thor's truck stopped near him I thought, why not have him make a leap for survival.
Thanks for looking.

Stay tuned for the next exciting episode!

Shadowcat20 Inactive Member20 May 2015 4:17 p.m. PST

I am becoming a junkie of these reports, keep em coming.

Adam name not long enough Inactive Member20 May 2015 4:18 p.m. PST

Ah – that's my fix….

Rogues120 May 2015 4:49 p.m. PST

+1 to that. I'm loving them and I like the graphics of the building on fire. Great storyline. Thanks

NWMike20 May 2015 6:19 p.m. PST

Great fun! Thanks for posting.

Twoball Cane20 May 2015 7:57 p.m. PST

Whoah awesome! Thanks a bunch

War Monkey20 May 2015 9:32 p.m. PST

Yes! Got my fix thumbs up great write up and pictures too!

Private Matter21 May 2015 3:59 a.m. PST

Absolutely brilliant. I love the write-ups you do along with the pics. Please keep them coming.

Now, I must put my button counter hat on: Ford didn't release the F-150 until 1975. The truck that your survivors had to unfortunately leave behind appears to be a F-1.

Please keep these AARs coming. They're the only reason I check the zombie page almost daily. I don't want to miss a single one.

Stepman321 May 2015 5:52 a.m. PST

Is this a solo endeavor? I'm addicted to your story line, keep em' coming…

Gaz004521 May 2015 6:45 a.m. PST

Great stuff-Echo all the good comments above!
Waiting for the next episode!

Amalric Inactive Member21 May 2015 7:42 a.m. PST

Thank you everyone for all the kinds words.

Stepman, yes this is all solo. Solo is the only kind of mini gaming I can get in right now.

Private Matter, you are right a 1951 would be a F1. But as I was wrong in that the model is actually a 56, it is a F100 I think.


My wife Loves the 1951 F1 and one is on our 'when we win the Lotto shopping list'.

Private Matter21 May 2015 11:34 a.m. PST

My son is an Ford truck fanatic who is in the process of restoring a 1979 f-150 complete with engine rebuild. My garage is a mess and engine parts are stacked on my war gaming table. I showed him the pictures and he said it looks like a '56 F-100. He wanted me to ask where you found the die cast model of it, as he wants to add one to our ATZ games.

Amalric Inactive Member21 May 2015 1:16 p.m. PST

Private Matter, the 1956 Ford Truck is a Hot Wheels 1/50 that I picked up from Ebay. I think it was from their G-Machines line.

Good luck with the 1979 F-150.

tuscaloosa Inactive Member25 May 2015 6:32 p.m. PST

What fun – great storyline!

Stepman301 Aug 2015 9:56 a.m. PST

we need more…

War Monkey01 Aug 2015 2:31 p.m. PST

YES!! We need more! It's time for my fix evil grin

PVT64103 Aug 2015 1:07 p.m. PST

Here I was hoping that it was a new one.

War Monkey25 Aug 2015 7:22 p.m. PST

Just posting to see all the sad faces that is not a new AAR. evil grin

War Monkey05 Nov 2015 9:34 p.m. PST

Thor? huh?

PVT64106 Nov 2015 6:26 a.m. PST

Per haps the zombies finaly got him:(

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2015 7:19 a.m. PST

Did you hear someone say, "Braaaaiiiinnnsssss."?

War Monkey06 Nov 2015 8:29 p.m. PST

Well rumor has it that they made it out of town and were eaten by a clan of bears! huh?

Part time gamer13 Feb 2017 4:57 a.m. PST

Another great story.

Just as I feared..
the gangers were bad enough (which brought the zeds).
Then only a matter of time, 'someone' was going to panic, try to jump the curb to 'escape'.
Next thing you know "crash", the bumper to bumper crawl, becomes a road block.

War Monkey
Well rumor has.. they made it out of town and,, eaten by.. bears!
Sorry, no. Cant see 'Yogi & Boo boo eating 'Fred and the gang'.

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