Your opinion on the Brotherhood of Steel

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Yandaton, May 23, 2013.

  1. FalloutTroll

    FalloutTroll Mfw no snow

    Apr 7, 2013
    Well, i don't adore them, but all the technology and the other things seem really fun when first playing thorough the game. So i usually would become a part of them
  2. Wish I had a cool name9

    Wish I had a cool name9 First time out of the vault

    Sep 15, 2013
    I believe I remember that Paladin Jacob swore an oath to kill any SM he encountered. As well as dispatching soldiers in blimps to pursue the super mutant army. Hunting Supermutants is well within the confines of the Brotherhood mission.
  3. AntonioBarbarian

    AntonioBarbarian First time out of the vault

    Nov 22, 2013
    Considering the DC Chapter, the BOS would keep it's routine of patrolling downtown, manly due to being stretched too thin (garrisoning the Citadel, the Sat. Comm. Array, GNR, Project Purity, Washington Monument and scavenging Adams AFB) while recruiting a few local conscripts. They probably wouldn't go much further than this, as they would have VERY LITTLE troops to spare to reensack Vault 87 or smash Paradise Falls, I do picture, however, the Lyons' Pride doing some field working on more important places, like Vault 112, National Guard Depot, the old Corvega Factory, the military forts around the countryside.

    The Outcasts would probably do the same, except protect the locals, which the BOS wouldn't do either, a more discussable and also interesting scenario would be when Lyons passed away, mainly as to who would lead the BOS, it wouldn't be very surprising to see Casdin involded in one way or another, either directly competing for the throne or supporting a candidate, maybe Sarah Lyons as she is more adept at command than her father, another candidate and perhaps THE best one would be the Lone Wanderer, seeing as he/she did in a matter of days VARIOUS things the BOS couldn't do in 20 years.

    As for the other chapters, maybe except for the Midwestern Brotherhood, they would probably fall in the darkness if they don't modernise, as we don't really know the situation of the BOS in the Core Region, though it could be assumed theres some sort of succesion crisis there based on the Citadel's Computer Entries.

    The Midwestern Brotherhood would probably either be ironing their control over the Midwest or be expanding, most probably into Canada, due to there being no know organised forces there.
  4. LuckyShot7777

    LuckyShot7777 First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2013
    It's pretty damn funny that the whole BoS playing Arthur's Knights thing was an actual Easter egg in Fallout 2 :lol:
  5. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    I thought (when I saw those mutants within stasis chambers) that they were cranking out Super Muties to scare and panick people and as a proxy to attack their oponents without tiping their hand, thus allowing them to "swoop in" and "save" everyone and take over.
    It would explain why they are different super mutants: Old-school Super Mutants would rebel, and they would also clue in the BOS that there's someone using Mariposa's FEV in DC.

    Unfortunately, that was too intelligent for Bethesda.

    MASTER-OF-SUPRISE First time out of the vault

    Nov 21, 2015
    I disagree. I think Lyons made steps in the right direction while Casdin and the Outcast have gone backwards. By their Attitude alone the Outcast eliminate any allies they could've had and damaged their own mission. Lyons has made steps that have not only gained him allies should he need them but more technology than Casdin can hope too have. He has an airforce base, the pentagon, Fort Banister, the purifier, and GNR. Casdin has Fort independence and maybe Bailey's crossroads. If anything I find Casdin too be Ahab chasing his technology white whale.

    I know the tech the outcast have because I brought it too them. Casdin is following the West Coast Brotherhood approach and like the West coast Brotherhood they're failing. Hoarding that technology is saving no one but themselves and if they even do plan too share that tech by the time they are willing time will have passed them by.
  7. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    My opinion on the Lyons BOS is that he's much like Joshua Graham in that his soldiers are certainly capable but not very good tactically. The Super Mutant threat is an extensive one and he's severely outgunned trying to fight it even if it is protecting the local wastelanders. I'm not saying it was a poor decision to wage the war but it may well have been a conflict he was biting off more than he could chew regarding.

    The situation with the Enclave was also a sign of both sides being idiots since neither Colonel Autumn or the BOS wanted anything different from the battle. The Enclave of the 200 PGW era are different from the Enclave of 100 years prior and with the exception of an insane ZAX computer, there's no need for them to fight over who turns on a water purifier with James, Autumn, Eden, the LW, and Lyons leading to the pointless destruction of Raven's Rock as well as all of its citizens.

    The fact all of this leads to F4's Midwestern BoS redux also causes me to question whether it was worth it.