Survivor Security Zone

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The Malton world view highlighting the Survivor Security Zone. Each mall has a (roughly) 10x10 green square projected out from the center of the mall. The Survivor Security Zone is near the center of town where four malls fall within close proximity.

The Survivor Security Zone (a.k.a. the SSZ or the Zone) is a specific area near the center of Malton where four malls and a high number of other resources are located closely together, allowing for efficient territory protection. The area is designed as a "Green Zone" for front-line ops against the RRF. It is also different from previous tactical initiatives in that it spans multiple suburbs (at least five have important resources), and cuts some suburbs in half.

Main suburbs: Stanbury Village, Roftwood, Tollyton, and Pimbank.

Other suburbs with limited coverage include Edgecombe, Crowbank, Shackleville, and Peppardville.

Radio communications in the SSZ are on frequency 26.03 MHz. Current Malton-wide communications are on 26.00 MHz.

The physical boundaries of the Survivor Security Zone are defined by the proximity of its four malls: Tynte Mall to the north, Woodroffe Mall to the south, Hildebrand Mall to the east, and Nichols Mall to the west. Projecting out a 10-block "square of influence" from each of these malls, and combining the overlapping areas defines the boundaries of the Security Survivor Zone. The boundary has also been extended a couple blocks in a few places to "annex" some police stations on the perimeter. Having a large number of these rim PDs manned and outfitted with powered radio transmitters acts as an early warning system for the Zone.






Zoomed view of the Survivor Security Zone. See key below.



Zone Information Center | SSZ Forums | Enemy Profile List

This is only a short list, and may not be current.
For a more complete report, check out the Zone Information Center.

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The Greenhow Building
In ruins, seen from a block away
Danger Updater MDUDC 17:19, 15 March 2017 (UTC)


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The Herbert Building
"... power's back on at the Herbert Building ..."
Bob Moncrief MTTW! 18:14, 1 February 2017 (UTC)


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Grimshaw Road Police Department
In ruins
Danger Updater MDUDC 17:18, 15 March 2017 (UTC)


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Eligius General Hospital
EHB, light, lively delicious meat inside
--Mallupdaterz (talk) 00:52, 29 December 2016 (UTC)





YELLOW squares DO NOT mean EHB buildings. Survivors, check your local barricade plan!

NT Buildings - Green Revive Points - Cyan Entry Points - Orange
Hospitals - Magenta Police Stations - Blue Fire Stations - Red


Zone Core

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The Core is in the center area of the Zone, and contains the Zone headquarters. It is made up of four Police Departments, a factory, a hospital, and an NT. These should be the primary fallback resources in the event of any large-scale compromise, and serve as the staging area for retaking a compromised territory. In the event that the Zone Core is compromised, each area has external fall-back positions as well.

Core Resource Buildings


Barricade Plan Discussion

Responsible barricade policies are ones that include access to resource buildings as well as strategically placed safehouses and entry points. A strategic and flexible power grid is also essential. Although we generally reference the Uniform Barricading Policy, local adjustments are vital for survival as well. Some of our suburbs are non-UBP compliant intentionally.

Barricade maps that can be easily referenced should be listed on each suburb's wiki page, and discussion is encouraged.


Please find quick links to local barricade plans below.

Stanbury Village (W) Roftwood (E) Tollyton (S)
Pimbank (N) Shackleville (SW) Ridleybank (NW)
Edgecombe (Far E) Peppardville (NE)


Communications

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This group or location has a dedicated radio frequency.

Frequency: 26.03 MHz
Transmitter Coordinates: The SSZ

We will be using the frequency 26.03 -- the official Radio Map frequency for central Malton. Most of the Zone falls within this region.


How Can I Help?

The basic idea is this : strategy and communication are the keys to efficient territory protection. Read the documents in the "reading materials" section below. Understand how to defend a resource point against a zombie attack and have like 5 backup plans anyway if the resource does fall. Communicate with your group or on the message boards about what's going on.

To help in sustaining the Survivor Security Zone, you need to do a few things:

  • If you are a player without a group, Join the Zone Defenders group, or another group that supports the SSZ.
  • If you are in a group, talk to your leaders about supporting the zone. If you're the leader, have a liaison join the SSZ forums. Groups can easily adopt their own section of the Zone to patrol, and all groups will need to coordinate efforts and work together to keep the Zone safe for all survivors.
  • Relocate to the Zone itself. Tune your radio to 26.03, and pick an area or specific location to support.
  • Spread the word. Speak out. Tag Buildings. TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/yj94pm

Templates

SSZlogo.GIF Survivor Security Zone
(Your Name Here) helps to protect the Survivor Security Zone.

{{SSZ|Character or Group Name}}

Zonedefenderslogo.GIF Zone Defenders
This user is a Zone Defender and is sworn to protect the SSZ.

{{ZDers|Your Name Here}}

Reading Material

Feel free to add more


Long term goals

  • Barricade policies that are not suburb-specific and take into account the Zone as a united entity.
  • Outpost police stations manned and the perimeter patrolled.
  • Every single building in the zone is secured and, unless strategically indicated, has power and a radio.



Benefits

  1. Each mall is less than ten blocks from at least two other malls.
  2. Hildebrand Mall and Nichols Mall are less than ten blocks from three other malls, and both have NT buildings and Revive Points nearby.
  3. The Zone has 9 NT buildings and six revive points, all with backups. The NT buildings are well distributed; some along the perimeter, some in the center of the zone, all within 5 blocks of a mall.
  4. Standing at the center of the Security Survivor Zone, a survivor will be less than 10 blocks away from four malls.
  5. Each mall is a fall-back position for two other malls, and a staging point for retaking two other mall areas.
  6. Nichols Mall is the mall closest to the center of the city, offering a staging point for rescue operations. People in Nichols could be just about anywhere else in Malton in, at most, one day's travel.
  7. The Zone has a number of police stations that dot the perimeter as outposts and fall back positions.
  8. The Zone also allows Survivors to develop strategies that are beyond mall-level defense and even beyond suburb-level defense. The Zone exists across multiple suburbs; the definition of the zone was developed by looking only at resource points.


SSZ History

Here is a list of the groups that historically supported the SSZ

A complete history of the SSZ has not been yet compiled. The project started in late 2006 when Foobarosa came up with the idea. He also founded the Zone Defenders group. In mid 2007, Benigno assumed control over the project, with the help of many key groups, important people, and the ton of survivors that have supported the area. Roftwood and Stanbury Village are historically the cultural center for the zone; notable awesome places include The Kilt Store, Quartly Library, Eligius General Hospital, and The Truell Museum. Each mall also has developed its own culture.

I'm Benigno, I guess you can call me Ben? It's really just an alias.

Anyway from what I saw the barricade plans were virtually unchanged, as well as revive and entry points. Strategic support of our tactical resources remained in place.

By early 2008 the population of the zone was pushing 1000 or so, and the Zone was definitely on the menu of the largest hordes in the game. RRF forces numbered in the hundreds, and their strike teams and death cultists were in full attack mode. Mall Tours came. LUE had an army of several hundred. There were valiant survivor efforts where buildings held for weeks against constant attacks from massive hordes. Zombies approached the area very strategically; a small horde of 30-60 zombies couldn't even take out a building for very long. There were defeats as well, with zombies engaging in complex strategies to crack barricades and hold our resources. Many of the tactics and organization of this area are in response to facing hordes of these sizes.

The area was popular and home to about 3 dozen small groups, each controlling a small piece of territory. Many also shifted their attention around the Zone as needed, and other groups from outside the zone would come assist as well. This is still the model that is followed today. However, there has been a shift away from group membership on the part of the general populous. The SSZ can easily function like one big group, as it has its own forums. An absence of group affiliation is also a natural consequence of the security of the SSZ. The awesome personalities of our individual survivors help make the zone great!

Any history compilation involves a great deal of research. I hope a complete history of the Zone since its inception can be written at some point.

I have a list of the past members of the Zone Defenders that I'm about to put up.

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