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Joseph Polatli

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Joseph Polatli
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Hair StyleMessy long
Full mustache
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlack
AffiliationNew California Republic
New California Republic Army
RoleCommanding officer
LocationCamp Forlorn Hope, Command center
Dialogue FileJoseph Polatli's dialogue
QuestsRestoring Hope
No, Not Much
Combat StyleDefault
assistanceHelps allies
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 5
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 5
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 125
DT: 10
Tag SkillsExplosives: 74
Melee Weapons: 74
Guns: 74
Editor IDVCFHMajorPolatali
Base ID00120dccRef ID00120dd7
Editor FactionsNCRFactionNV
ActorEmerson Brooks

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Major Joseph Polatli[1] is a Californian commanding officer of Camp Forlorn Hope in Fallout: New Vegas.


A professional, career soldier, Major Polatli has been given the unenviable task of maintaining the frontline against the Legion at Nelson, while simultaneously trying to fix the problems with Forlorn Hope. The constant Legion raids have put a serious dent in the number of soldiers able to fight, while problems with supplies and medical care have weakened the NCR's position in the Eldorado Mountains to the point that the Legion has both the initiative and the advantage. While Polatli does not mince words, blaming the ineptitude of NCR Army's highest commanders, he also makes every effort to strengthen his strategic position and take back Nelson, securing that flank of the Army in the inevitable battle for Hoover Dam.[2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


  • Restoring Hope: Polatli recruits the player to help rectify the situation at the Camp, culminating in an assault on Nelson.
  • No, Not Much: Polatli can supply soldiers necessary to improve the situation at Bitter Springs if the player helps around Camp Forlorn Hope.


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NCR trooper armor
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M&A 9mm pistol
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Carried items
75% chance of x1 - x12 9mm casings
x1 - x9 bottle caps (11% chance for any one number)
x1 - x16 9mm rounds (1 guaranteed, 75% chance per each additional)
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Drops on death


  • PCIcon pc.png The Polish translation of Polatli's dialogue is bugged, as it does not display the dialogue options correctly and prevents completing No, Not Much.


Major Joseph Polatli appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. Sniper nest location note
  2. Courier: "What's your take on the NCR's position here?"
    Joseph Polatli: "We have no men or supplies and we're stretched too thin trying to guard the entire river. If the brass back home could get their heads out of their asses long enough to send support, we could turn this all around."