Ok well here goes. You'll have to excuse any errors since i came back from nightshift ^^
Overall (taken from Wiki)
Which is basically what i think we should do as well, with each bash we show a small piece of the big picture, an individual Account of one person (or a small group) either before the Great Panic or during the Zombie Wars.Taking place in the 2010s, the book charts a war against the undead from global pandemic to mass panic, and then to an armed struggle to reclaim the planet. Rather than a grand overview or a single perspective, World War Z is instead a collection of individual accounts, each revealing an aspect of the larger plot and simultaneously presenting a very personal tale. These different accounts take the form of interviews. The book draws from post-apocalyptic and zombie literature. "The Great Panic" chapter describes the rout of civilization in a similar manner to H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. The tales cover many genres -- the story of a Chinese admiral who spent the war on a submarine would fit easily among techno-thrillers. The viewpoint is not exclusively American, but focuses on the global nature of the struggle. This use of small personal tales creates a patchwork tapestry of the larger events unfolding in the book. Brooks addresses current issues such as environmentalism, the War on Terrorism and international health care. He also offers an interesting juxtaposition between the modern world and that of postwar Earth. For example, Cuba becomes the world's leading economy, Great Britain becomes a major producer of oil, Russia becomes a religious theocracy, and Tibet becomes the most populous country. It is implied that tribal groups such as South American Indians, Zulu of Southern Africa and Māori of New Zealand fared well in comparison to other fighting forces. One character relates an anecdote about how 500 Māori took on half of the Auckland horde, using traditional tribal weapons, and fared much better than the world's various military forces or Western civilians.
The (fictional) timeline, assuming the release date of the book is shortly before the outbreak of the Virus Solanum, would be:
End of 2006, first Outbreak in Asia, near the Village of New Dachang
The Virus spread, and Authorities are unable to contain it, a coverup just worked for a while and soon it was all over Japan, China, Tibet, and not too long ago, probably just a few month later it reached the Easter Block States, Russia and then Europe and England.
Finally the United States got their first cases or reanimated Corpses.
See http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/worldwarz/ for Map and more Backround Info.
The possible bashes would be:
Regular Soldier: Whichever country you like since the whole planet was in active combat after the great panic. (Regular Modern Gear)
After Panic Soldier: Navy Blue BDUs (or other matching single color bdu) , light gear, SIR (Standard Infantry Rifle, a US Made Steel/Wood Construction in Long, Standard and Short Barrel Configuration, since Plastic/Composite Constructions were too difficult to produce) and the USMC Invention "Combat Infantry Entrenching Tool (The Lobotomizer/Lobo, a E-Tool/Battle Axe Contruction, with a fairly long grip made out of recycled steel)
Civilian: Regular Civilian, lighty armed, maybe on a bike, Camping type of guy
Newsreporter: Well somebody from the news, camera man, news anchor
Doctors: Red Cross personel, regular doctors, Navy Corpsmen...
LMO: Last Men on Earth, basically a civilian gone a bit loco, well armed, think "Burt Gummer"
Feral: Youth/Teenager who lost his parents, went back to a more primal state, maybe war paint in his face? blunt weapons? (dont recall the exact description anymore, somebody has the book?)
Quizzling (sic): Regular Human/Civie who acts and walks like a zombie, trying to adapt to the zombies hoping their lives would be spared by the zombies
Neighboorhood Patrol (anybody got the exact term?) : After Panic Civilian, helping out the police, watching their Neighbourhood, armed with a blunt weapon or small arms, wearing orange vest.
Memorable Places would be:
Battle of Yonkers, a huge fight between the US Army and an Army of Zombies with media folk all around, ended with a thermobaric bomb
Siege of Hamburg, a small group of german soldiers along with several hundreds civilians hiding out in a hotel, surrounded by the undead until the soldiers were ordered to retreat to schleswig holstein
(id appreciate it if you can refresh my memory on the significance of the Rocky Mountains, Cuba and the other places i forgot, sorry cant think straigt right now =( )
Each bash should contain a description of the person it represents, and it should fit somewhere in the Storyline. To the guys who read the book, please feel free to PM me, and i add anything you think i might have forgotten that might be important, and if anybody wants to participate who hasnt read the book or heard the audio version, feel free to ask. Id say official start it now, and End is 1st July.
Once we are done ill see what i can do any start up photoshop =)