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Brahmin Wood (mission)

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Brahmin Wood
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Mission data
Chapter1 (Bunker Alpha)
LocationBrahmin Wood
Given ByGeneral Simon Barnaky
Objectives
MainEliminate the raider leader, Horus
OptionalConsult with the elder
Locate the shaman
Free the tribal hostages without bringing any harm to them
Technical
Dialogue FileMIS 01 Speech.txt
Related missions
previous:
Game intro
next:
Freeport
 
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Brahmin Wood is the first mission in Fallout Tactics.

Primary objectives

  • Eliminate the raider leader, Horus.

Secondary objectives

  • Consult with the elder.
  • Locate the shaman.
  • Free the tribal hostages without bringing any harm to them.

Walkthough

Insertion

As soon as the mission briefing is over, pull up your Pip-Boy 2000 and check the map.

You'll begin at the green circle on the map. Your squad consists of yourself, Farsight, and Stitch. Both of your squadmates have a knife and a Beretta, as well as a hunting rifle for Farsight and a pump-action shotgun for Stitch. Stitch also has a few medical items, and both of them are loaded down with 10 stimpaks each. You have an MP5, as well as an assortment of items based on your tagged skills. Make sure to reload your MP5, it starts out empty.

Proceed east, into the ruined building.

Consult with the elder

Inside the ruins, you'll find several of the town's inhabitants, mostly in a state of fear and panic. Mouse over and speak to Charon, the village elder. Charon basically repeats the goals of the mission; kill all of the bandits and save the trapped villagers.

Proceed north to the small bridge. Over the bridge, you can either head towards a large amount of ruins on the right, marked as position 1, or an armored fortification on the left, marked as position 2. There is a single raider with a pistol and a dog patrolling a door on the right side, which is locked.

Go left, and kill both of the raiders standing out front, in the sandbags. They're both armed with pistols, so don't be afraid to get in close.

Locate the shaman

From position 2, go west, into another small ruined building. The shaman, Hawkeye, is hiding out here, with a few civilians. Talk to him. Because he is the guardian of the Sunless Lands, he's not able to help you in the slightest. He tells you to talk to Charon, but you already have.

Proceed back to position 2, and approach the small building on the east side of the sandbags. Be wary; there's a raider inside armed with an UZI. A burst from that will tear right through you, so carefully go around and either use a burst from your MP5 or Stitch's shotgun to kill the raider. Loot the chest next to him for a key, which unlocks the door to the interior of the village. The door is marked with a grey circle on the map.

Free the tribal hostages

Head inside the gate house, marked as position 3. There's a raider armed with a pistol inside, by the fire, and a raider with a Beretta 470 Silverhawk shotgun outside, on the north end. Shotguns fire in a spread, so use Farsight's hunting rifle or single shots from the MP5 or your own pistols to kill him without being killed yourself.

From there, proceed north to a small hut, guarded by a dog. Deal with the dog, then head to the slaughter pens to the northeast, marked with another grey circle. Inside the slaughter pens, there are 2 dogs and a raider, all asleep. The raider has another shotgun, so either use the time to make aimed shots with the hunting rifle, or a quick shot from your own shotgun to kill her. From there, head south, into the grazing pens.

The small building on the south end of the grazing pens, marked with another grey circle, is where the hostages are being held. Two raiders, one armed with a wrench and the other with a Beretta, are watching the two entrances to the building. At this point, switch to single-shot mode on the MP5 and have Stitch grab his Beretta; you don't want to hit the hostages. Freeing the hostages is worth an extra 100 XP. From there, head out through the east door and into a field.

Eliminate Horus

There is a raider with a hunting rifle patrolling the small hut in the field, so be careful. Either have Farsight act as a counter-sniper, or use the MP5 and Stitch to surprise her when she rounds a corner. The building she's guarding holds another raider, armed with only a spear gun.

Sneak through the field until you can see the armored guard house, marked as position 4. Inside the guard house is a raider with a pump-action shotgun, so use the hunting rifle to get him without being shot back at. The doors are unlocked, but produce a strange 'Unlocked' prompt when used for the first time. Head through the guard house and out onto the road.

Move slowly towards the south end of the road, where the raiders have fortified a road block, marked as position 5. There are four raiders; two with pistols, one with another UZI, and one with a hunting rifle. UZI man is patrolling back and forth in front of the road block, the rifle guy and one of the pistoleros are hiding in the road block itself, and the other raider is offscreen, to the northeast. Kill all four of them, then head through the road block and into the ruins behind it.

There is a small elevated platform just inside the ruins that serves as a sniper post. Climb Farsight up there and kill the raider sniper, then use the elevated position to hit a formerly hidden raider in the ruins to the south.

Proceed gently through the smashed wall; another raider will try to ambush you with some brass knuckles.

When you enter what appears to be a small ruined office building, watch out. There's a raider hiding against the north wall with a rifle. Another raider is in the far corner, through the windows, with another dog. Head west, into another ruined building with a trash can fire. Another UZI raider is waiting to ambush you there, so flip the MP5 back to automatic.

Leaving the ruins, you'll find your squad in front of the village's resident fortress, where Horus' raiders have based themselves. There are two raiders, one with a 470 shotgun and one with a pistol, patrolling out front, a single raider with a rifle crouching in the northwest corner, and 5 raiders inside, including Horus. Kill all of them to complete the mission.

Return to Hawkeye to obtain a free bag of healing powder, and speak to Charon to get a remote detonator. Move your entire squad onto the green exit grid to get another 150 XP, and return to Bunker Alpha.

Available items

  • 37 rocks; each tribal near Charon has 8 rocks, except for the one in the northeast corner of the building, who has 5.
  • 45 Ring pulls; Charon is carrying them. Use Steal.
  • 27 9mm ball rounds, a slugger, and an HSI Mauser; carried by the raider near the locked door over the bridge.
  • 27 9mm ball rounds, a zip gun, a shiv, and a stimpak; carried by the female raider in front of the fortification.
  • 34 .45 rounds, a Colt .45, a switchblade, and 12 9mm ball rounds, carried by the male raider in front of the fortification.
  • 29 rocks, 1 voodoo bottle, and 57 ring pulls; on the civilians near Hawkeye. The blonde female has the ring pulls, the standing male has the voodoo. All of them have 8 rocks except the one behind Hawkeye, who has 5.
  • 3 festering spears, 4 rocks, and 2 bags of healing powder; on Hawkeye.
  • 32 9mm ball rounds, an UZI, and a broken bottle; on the raider in the small fortification's building.
  • A house key, 3 stimpaks, and 60 7.62mm rounds; in the chest inside the UZI raider's building.
  • 48 9mm ball rounds and a Beretta; on the raider inside the gate house.
  • A Beretta 470 Silverhawk shotgun, 5 12 gauge shotgun shells, and 12 9mm ball rounds; on the raider outside the gate house.
  • A broken bottle and a bottle of booze; on the ground near the fire in the gate house.
  • 3 stims; on a shelf in the gate house.
  • A bottle of voodoo and 2 healing power bags; on a shelf in the hut near the slaughter pens.
  • Another 470 shotgun, 2 12 gauge shot shells, 12 9mm ball rounds, and 2 stims; on the raider in the slaughter pens.
  • 44 9mm ball rounds, a Beretta, some healing powder, and 3 stims; on one of the raiders holding the hostages.
  • A rusty old monkey wrench, a first aid box, and 2 stims; on the other raider with the hostages.
  • A set of lock pickss, a crowbar, a plunger, and a scalpel; on the workbench in with the hostages.
  • A hunting rifle and 50 7.62mm rounds; on the raider in the field.
  • A spear gun, 5 speargun bolts, and 32 9mm ball rounds; on the raider in the field building.
  • 2 12 gauge shot shells and some Mentats; on the shelves in the field building.
  • A pump-action shotgun, 10 12 gauge shot shells, a set of brass knuckles, and 50 7.62mm rounds; on the raider in the guard house.
  • 20 12 gauge shot shells, 50 7.62mm rounds, 3 molotov cocktails, a broken bottle, 3 stims, and a bottle of Ol' Flakey; in the crate in the guard house.
  • A hunting rifle, a punch dagger, 80 7.62mm rounds, and 3 stims; on one of the raiders in the road block.
  • A Beretta, 12 9mm ball rounds, a switchblade, and 2 stims; on the other raider in the road block.
  • An UZI and 57 9mm ball rounds; on the raider out front of the road block.
  • A Colt .45, 32 9mm ball rounds, 24 .45 rounds, and an iron pipe; on the raider in the northeast lot.
  • 2 incendiary grenades, a first aid box, and 24 9mm ball rounds; in a crate in the road block.
  • A hunting rifle, 50 7.62mm rounds, and 3 stims; on the raider sniper in the ruins.
  • 8 12 gauge shot shells, 20 7.62mm rounds, and 4 stims; in a crate in the sniper post.
  • A set of brass knuckles and a stim; on the raider behind the smashed wall.
  • A Beretta, a switchblade, 12 9mm ball rounds, 2 stims, and a hunk of After Burner gum; on the raider in the southern portion of the ruins.
  • A hunting rifle, 32 9mm ball rounds, 30 7.62mm rounds, and 2 stims; on the raider in the office building.
  • A Beretta, 48 9mm ball rounds, and 2 stims; on the raider with the dog in the ruins.
  • An UZI, a knife, and 82 9mm ball rounds; on the UZI ambusher.
  • A 470 shotgun, 14 12 gauge shot shells, a club, and 32 9mm ball rounds; on one of the fortress patrollers.
  • An HSI Mauser, a switchblade, 33 9mm ball rounds, and some healing powder; on the other patroller.
  • A hunting rifle and 80 7.62mm rounds; on the sniper in the corner of the fortress area.
  • An UZI, 82 9mm ball rounds, and a broken bottle; on the raider closest to the fortress door.
  • A hunting rifle and 50 7.62mm rounds; on the raider in the crate alcove.
  • An UZI, 82 9mm ball rounds, and a punch dagger; on the raider to the left of the fire.
  • A hunting rifle, 80 7.62mm rounds, and a knife; on the raider in the back, near the generator.
  • A cleaver, a Colt .45, 34 .45 rounds, 20 12 gauge shot shells, some Buffout, and a house key; carried by Horus.
  • 3 stims; in a crate in the fortress.
  • 2 stims; in a locked chest in the front of the fortress.
  • A hunk of After Burner gum; in the chest in the back of the fortress.
  • A bag of healing powder; speak to Hawkeye after killing Horus.
  • A remote detonator; speak to Charon after killing Horus.
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Bugs

  • Horus' house key does nothing. It may have been intended to open the locked door near the bridge, which would give you an easy way back to the starting point, but the door cannot be opened, even with 300% Lockpick or high explosives.
  • The doors in the guard house will display 'Unlocked' prompts when used for the first time, even though they are already unlocked.
  • Hawkeye's healing powder doesn't stack with others.