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Fallout 76 Backstory Discussion

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So Fallout 76 we were discussing the idea of Army personnel from Fort Knox fleeing into West Virginia as that is the closest military installation to the state.  Over the ensuing twenty-five years they conducted dozens of missions to the nearest military installations to recover personnel and equipment.

As a jumping off point, below are some of the closest military installations to West Virginia.

Military Posts

  • Delaware
    • Air Force - Dover Airbase
  • Indiana
    • Army - Camp Atterbury - National Guard/Reserve Training Post. No major supply or materiel. Low Risk Target.
    • Navy - NSWC Crane- Naval Special Warfare Center - Weapons and Ammo Development and Bunkered Ammo Storage. High Risk Target.
    • Air Force - Grissom AFB-  Base with Special Operations, Mission Support Group, Interceptor Fighter Wings. High Risk Target.
  • Kentucky
    • Army - Fort Campbell
    • Army - Fort Knox
  • Maryland
    • Army - Fort Meade
    • Navy - United States Naval Academy
  • Ohio
    • Air Force - Wright-Patterson Airbase
  • North Carolina
    • Army - Fort Bragg
    • Air Force - Pope Airbase
    • Air Force - Seymour Johnson Airbase
    • Marines - Camp Lejeune
  • South Carolina
    • Army - Fort Jackson
    • Air Force - Shaw Airbase
    • Marines - Recruit Depot Paris Island
  • Virginia
    • Army - Fort A.P. Hill
    • Army - Fort Belvoir
    • Army - Warrenton Training Center
    • Marines - Quantico
    • Navy - Navy Special Warfare Center Dahlgren
  • Washington, D.C.
    • Army - Fort McNair

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32 minutes ago, Cavadus said:

So Fallout 76 we were discussing the idea of Army personnel from Fort Knox fleeing into West Virginia as that is the closest military installation to the state.  Over the ensuing twenty-five years they conducted dozens of missions to the nearest military installations to recover personnel and equipment.

As a jumping off point, below are some of the closest military installations to West Virginia.

Military Posts

  • Delaware
    • Air Force - Dover Airbase - Small airbase but has tons of air traffic do to location
  • Indiana
    • Army - Camp Atterbury - National Guard/Reserve Training Post. No major supply or materiel. Low Risk Target.
    • Navy - NSWC Crane- Naval Special Warfare Center - Weapons and Ammo Development and Bunkered Ammo Storage. High Risk Target.
    • Air Force - Grissom AFB-  Base with Special Operations, Mission Support Group, Interceptor Fighter Wings. High Risk Target.
  • Kentucky
    • Army - Fort Campbell - Air Assault! Yes, vertibird units means primary target
    • Army - Fort Knox - Large force training site with major ammo depot/repair and rearming.
  • Maryland
    • Army - Fort Meade - Intel Intel Intel Primary Target
    • Navy - United States Naval Academy - Unknown
  • Ohio
    • Air Force - Wright-Patterson Airbase - Unknown
  • North Carolina
    • Army - Fort Bragg - Large force training site with major ammo depot/repair and rearming.
    • Air Force - Pope Airbase - Unknown
    • Air Force - Seymour Johnson Airbase - Unknown
    • Marines - Camp Lejeune - Large force training site with major ammo depot/repair and rearming.
  • South Carolina
    • Army - Fort Jackson - Large force training site with major ammo depot/repair and rearming.
    • Air Force - Shaw Airbase - Unknown
    • Marines - Recruit Depot Paris Island - Large force training site with major ammo depot/repair and rearming.
  • Virginia
    • Army - Fort A.P. Hill - Shitty place with huge training lands and stockpile of ammo
    • Army - Fort Belvoir - Unknown
    • Army - Radford Ammunition Plant - Unknown
    • Army - Warrenton Training Center - Unknown
    • Marines - Quantico - KABOOM!
    • Navy - Navy Special Warfare Center Dahlgren - Unknown
  • Washington, D.C.
    • Army - Fort McNair - Unknown

 

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For our background, I tried to draw a parallel between how the 47th started in real life and transitioned into a Roman based guild and how we would do so in the Fallout universe.

 

The 47th Armored Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort (Wherever) and currently on assignment at (wherever) is under the command of Colonel Maximillian Lawrence.  After the war, Lawrence maintains discipline and morale for a short while before the 47th realizes that the world has been destroyed and they are, as far as they initially know, the last survivors of the human race.  As a result, morale crumbles and the 47th starts falling apart.  Drawing on his near obsession with Ancient Rome, Lawrence adopts the name Labenius and the rank of Legate and reforms the 47th into the 47th Legion, and sets off on a mission to rebuild the wasteland in the image of Rome.

 

At some point after that, Labenius starts to turn more and more despotic, culminating in increasingly questionable orders, ultimately leading most of the Legion to refuse them (like destroying a neutral settlement for their resources) , so Labenius orders a decimation to keep control of his rebelling officers.  This is the turning point, and the officers stage a coup and assassinate him  However, they realize the charismatic effect that Labenius has on the men, and decide to keep up a ruse where Labenius is still alive and in command, all the while Cavadus is really the one in charge.

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One of the story beats I'd like to keep, which throws a wrench into the Camp Atterbury angle, are the training units in Knox fleeing with the trainees currently in basic training.

Do we know if there was much for early warning of the nuclear attacks?  I know in FO4 it seems like probably not but... ?

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Another thing is that we don't necessarily need to be at a military base when the bombs fall.  We could be out suppressing riots, which were taking place regularly leading up the the nukes.  I think the government was actively deploying power armor regiments on US soil prior to the bombs falling.

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