It's 1942 and the Nazis finally perfected a weapon which will change the war : Die Früherwaffe
This weapon basicly is some kind of mathematical-magic-powered weapon that allows you to cast spells. It's easy to use and was designed to be used by pretty much any member of the German army. The only requirement is to have a special mark that acts as a unique identifier that unlock the weapon.
Most spells mimic the effects of modern gear, they can work as radars, GPS, guns, smoke grenades, medkit. These spells are cool but they dont offer much innovation and cant be considered a serious advantage in the war.
But the most wicked Nazi's scientist designed a very complex spell that seems to have a lot of potential. You guessed it, a zombification spell.
Before asking anything let me tell you how it works.
Früherwaffen buchstabieren : Zombieshaffung
Load the "Zombieshaffung" cartridge into your Frühergewehr.
Aim toward a dead body at a maximum range of 100 meters
Congratulations ! You just gave that body a new chance to serve the Reich !
Commanding your Zombie :
Your zombie will only respond to orders he has been taught. To provide a combat-ready solution, the Reich pre-programmed your zombie with a set of basic orders. Here is a non-exhaustive list of pre-programmed orders :
GO TO, CARRY, FOLLOW, FETCH, WALK, RUN, STAY, SLEEP, LOOK OUT FOR, ATTACK, PROTECT, EAT, DIE, OBEY TO, USE, ATTACH
Zombies will obey to identified German soldiers and consider all other hot-blooded creatures as hostiles if ordered to ATTACK / PROTECT a zone. You can tell your zombie to only execute orders given by a defined identified subject (or group) using the OBEY TO command.
If you have any issue with your zombie or need to have a new order programmed, ask a Früherscientist.
Summary on Zombie metabolism :
Zombies don't need any food, the EAT command was mainly given to have them take care of waste (Bodies or other) and for your enjoyment.
The only way to kill a zombie is to destroy the mark that was branded on the body as part of the creation process. Any body part severed from the mark will lose all animation. We therefore recommend to put the mark somewhere on the torso or head.
A reattached bodypart (even if it was not the original one) will start functioning again. We highly encourage you to customize and repair your zombie by changing body parts regularly. To do that, simply ask your zombie to do so. If your zombie is unable to perform the task, you may do it yourself by roughly reconnecting bodyparts using staples, wire or rope. The zombie will take care of the rest.
- Do zombies feel pain ?
- What are zombie's vulnerabilities and resistances ?
Zombies are particularly vulnerable to fire and are resistant against crushing, shrapnel, toxins and small to medium caliber bullets.
Considering all I've written, here are my questions :
- Can this weapon REALLY change the war (As in the German winning) ?
- How should these zombies be used by the Germans forces ?
- Reasons why German troops would find using that weapon ethical.