The Battle of the Beer Pit

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The Battle of the Beer Pit

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Date: October 2010
Place: Rolt Heights
Result: Zombie victory

Combatants
Survivors x Zombies

Groups
- Survivors : The Burchell Arms Regulars (BAR), Big Damn Heroes, Rolt Heights Vigilante Patrol, U.B.C.S
- Zombies : Militant Order of Barhah (MOB), Legends of Darkness, Ridleybank Resistance Front (RRF)

Commanders
- Survivors : BAR leaders
- Zombies : MOB leaders

Strength
- Survivors : 35+ BAR members and 20+ local survivors
- Zombies : 60+ MOBsters, some in strike teams; 10+ RRF, members also some in strike teams; 50+ feral zombies

Casualties
- Survivors : Most local survivors, ~2/3 of the BAR members
- Zombies : 60+ combat revives, 72+ kills, 4 days of time

"The MOB is in your PD, eating your friends in blue."
-The Status Report of Ayliffe Street Police Department after the opening of the Battle.

"Well my friends, it's rather sad, *Sniffle*... but it appears we have to throw the Piano out the window to crush them,"
-A BAR member

"Poop just hit the fan. God help us."
-Another BAR member

"The MoB normally takes 3 days to ruin a burb on their own, this is day 4 and the RRF are here as well, keep it up gents! Let's show em that Rolt Heights is not like the other suburbs. Show them what a bunch of drunks can do."
-Father O' Keefe, BAR member


The Battle of Beer Pit (not to be confused with the Battle of the Bear Pit) was a conflict between the various survivor groups of Rolt Heights and the Militant Order of Barhah (MOB). In the early stages, the use of complicated survivor tactics brought an odd flavor to the fight. Extensive use of barricade strafing, river tactics and rat tactics early on held the MOB in southern Rolt Heights and Gibsonton for an extended period of time, primarily due to the efforts of the highly alert Burchell Arms Regulars (BAR).

An interesting occurrence of note was that 10/10/10 at 10:10 on all time frames clocked in during the fight.

Late Warnings

The Burchell Arms Regulars, as well as the other active survivor groups in the area, only realized the presence of the MOB a day before the MOB crossed the border into Rolt Heights, and laid siege to Ayliffe Street Police Department. The BAR soon sent out requests for aid and began barricade strafing along the southeast border. The other survivor groups scrambled to prepare for the oncoming onslaught.

The MOB, after thoroughly trashing Gibsonton, had made their way north and were met by these early pit stops. The barricade strafing continued for the next three days.

The First Wave

PKers are no match for well aimed beer!

Ayliffe Street PD fell to the first wave of zombies. Buckled under the stress, a lucky few survivors made their way out and back to the Burchell Arms. Throughout the suburb buildings were overrun by the MOB, only to be retaken later in the same day.

Since Rolt Heights does not have any NecroTech Buildings (TRP) within its own borders locals often rely on NT buildings located in adjacent suburbs. As such, a zombie strike team under the MOB quickly tore down and destroyed almost every nearby NT building to cut off access to revive syringes. In the end only one NT building in the adjacent suburb of Rhodenbank survived the initial attacks. Taking the blow, the BAR was now under pressure and crippled AP-wise, so they instead opted to focus on barricade strafing in order to counter their manpower and resource shortages. Meanwhile, a team of BAR members from the Revive Corps were dispatched to locate new revive syringes from abroad with which to aid fallen comrades.

Daily break-ins and buildings being overrun became somewhat commonplace throughout the suburb. Stretched thin, the BAR held buildings indiscriminately due to orders to abandon high profile targets, except the Burchell Arms. The efforts did serve to spread out MOB numbers across the area. One notable event was when several PKers sacked the pub's generator, but were later gunned down and left to shamble for the remainder of the conflict, due in no small part due to the overall shortage of syringes in survivor hands created by MOB's ruin of almost every nearby NT building.

The Second Wave

Sante, at it again.

Moving around the BAR's defenses, the MOB ransacked everything north of their position. The BAR continued to barricade strafe, while awaiting replies from various allies. When, after half the day, no replies were forthcoming, it was officially accepted that no outside assistance would ever come. The BAR and other local survivors were alone, along with the splintered other groups around them.

By nightfall, Schreiber Drive PD had fallen, killing many survivors who had chosen to stay inside and fight. Several more buildings fell subsequently. Just when it all seemed to falter, the BAR's Revive Corps came home with much needed needles and relief.

The Third Wave

By this time, parts of the Ridleybank Resistance Front (RRF) had joined in on the MOB's attack. With increased zombie numbers by the fourth day, despite the BAR's best efforts, the Burchell Arms had fallen. By this point in the conflict approximately half of the BAR's members had perished in the conflict, with a select few revived and waiting to spring from death so they could participate in the continuation the conflict. It was during the fourth day that the BAR rallied in the southern reaches of the suburb with what remained of their group.

The Fourth Wave

Rolt Heights, which had been up until now only slowly shifted to red status, prompted swift and wrathful actions amongst all participating zombies. It was during this fourth wave that a majority of all the suburb's remaining safehouses were finally overrun, with the exeception of Roles Way Railway Station, a junkyard, and the Eades Building just one block south of the border in Gibsonton (which while not inside the borders of Rolt Heights served as a staging point for survivors attempting to reclaim their suburb). Of course it was only a matter of time at this stage and when these last locations finally fell later that day, the MOB decreed they were satisfied as the suburb proceeded to turn the color of their work - blood red. With the ruin of every building in Rolt Heights now complete, the MOB began to move out of the suburb in search of their next target.

What was not expected, however, was that adjacent suburb of Dunningwood sprouted back up remarkably quick, with a working NT building supplying needles for the conflict-weary survivors awaiting revives. Back at Otto Street, a BAR revive point in Pescodside, a good portion of the aforementioned BAR had been secretly waiting, and revivifying, for the right moment to launch a counter-attack aimed at cleaning up what the MOB had left behind, in this case mostly ruined buildings and ferals. The rest of the BAR were either working out of Dunningwood, or had travelled further south in search of the resources they would need to reclaim Rolt Heights.

On the last, quiet morning on October the 13th, after the storm, only one place remained unruined, a lonely junkyard. Which is not surprising, as junkyards cannot be ruined. It was from here that the BAR began their reclamation effort.

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