If you are telling about the gameplay of fallout tactics, you are most likely right. But the midwestern BoS isn't that retarded. They did not travel to Chicago to fight mutants, they wanted to recover technology from vault 0. They recruited outsiders only because of the lack of personnel, unlike Lyons who just want to do 'good'. The ending makes BoS balanced(losing calculator) unlike fo3 where they become op with Liberty Prime.. Tactics happen before fallout 2, so they might be still fighting mutants I agree eastern and midwestern BoS sound too similar. There is even some cut content that proves the theory of BoS coming east to be reasonable. But for me, Fallout 3 bos just sound too much like bethesda wanted to redo the midwestern bos, but also wanted everyone to ignore the idea being used from tactics.