As a player lvl 28 i feel confident enough to give some defense tips and settlement.
I could recommend you to put all the watchtowers and barricades on a corner of the compound (an outside one so the towers can see whats on the other side). Use all your barricades making something similar to a square and put watchtowers inside, with food and water storage's and if you can ( i made it) put the fuel generator there too.
If you wanna protect all your materials storage's but 2 on a direction and the other 2 looking on another direction (like 2 in direction of the front door) and the other 2 on direction of the right door.
Resources generators aren't very important so put them away so no one can see them, if you want to.
Something like this: http://postimg.org/image/cvik0s96h/ . There is a smiley face
Put your survivors each one on a different barricade so they can't get easily suppressed. And make sure that some survivors of the barricades can see inside the compound, for doing that you will have to place every single inner object that gives cover (beds, engineering bench, workbench and kitchen) outside of their sightseeing. And when the enemy raider tries to disarm a trap you may start to shoot him.
I cant tell very much of the survivors assignment so the only thing i can say: The classic assign of survivors are 1 of each other, 3 fighters and 3 recons.
Don't use assault rifles, shotguns or smg's. You can equip at least 1 or two fighters with LMG's (Light Machine Guns). Equip if you can all the other survivors on barricades with m24, in case you cant, equip them with FAL's and LMG.
The gears depends of you, i equip them like this:
Long Rifles ---> Glasses (any kind) or if the range is very high and there is no need to make it bigger equip some good Tracer Rounds
LMG ----> Bandoliers or Reloading vests
With all that you might resist many followed raids, I'm not saying all of them because there is going to be always someone that is better than you. And you will resist Zombie Hordes without problems and with all your stuff without serious damages, even with 5 survivors its enough
The traps (Optional):
Put 1 wire trap on each door INSIDE of the compound, and put the 4th one on outside of the Right compound door, make sure to place beds in a mess way leaving some space to place traps, i think that makes them harder to spot. I wil leave at your choice where to place the dingdongs, scatterbombs and WOM's.
Hope this help :)
Edited by Mejorqvos, 05 February 2014 - 03:10 AM.