Main areas of interest for Enclave would be:
- Port Canaveral and it's Trident and Polaris Wharfs (support facilities for Trident and Polaris subs)
- Kennedy Space Center
- Cape Canaveral Air Station (missile test/launch facilities)
- Eglin AFB (early warning space radar)
- Jacksonville (army port, naval air station; likely nuked)
Places likely to be nuked:
- Cape Canaveral
- Saint Petersburg/Tampa Bay
Yep - Kennedy Space Center is the primary interest of both Enclave and Brotherhood. Both sides have sent scouting parties, some of the Brotherhood groups have come back. The Enclave has been having bad luck with its Vertibirds.... (Too bad they have not tried approaching on foot.) The Brotherhood doesn't talk about what they have seen to outsiders, but they are being cautious in all approaches. One of the main reasons I decided on Florida - the mission is not going to be showing up 'til the very end of Season 1.
Reasons may include an unlaunched rocket that is precoded to rendezvous with a semi-operational space station. (Most likely the classic 'wheel' design of 1950s science fiction. Theoretically unoccupied....
As for why the Lyons faction... I just like Lyons better - the Brotherhood has been gathering information for two hundred years, don't you think it is time to do something?
Places bombed... Yeah, Miami gets it. Jacktown. Palm Springs catches a stray. St. Petersburg. Both these last become Ghoul spawning pits, most feral, but some of the more civilized variety have set up small camps, and have resettled a big chunk of Palm Springs.
Orlando becomes the Enclaves main holding - primarily because the thought of The Guns of Navarone playing out on Space Mountain amuses me.
I have other plans for the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. One possibility as to why Kennedy didn't get nuked is that the missiles got shot down. From above....
Critters: Radscorions (Florida does have scorpions, but to be honest the bark scorpions they have are less threatening than bees. I may do non-lethal radscorpions with an impressive threat display.
) Incidentally, scorpions glow under black light - I have no idea what I am going to do with this fact McNugget.
Mirelurks and Giant Grabs. (Crabbing is a way of life in some areas of Florida, I gather.)
Jumbo Shrimp! (In memory of George Carlin.) Purely a water hazard.
Crockagators (in the ruined sewers of Miami there are blind albino crockagators).
Deathclaws are blessedly rare - too damp for them it seems.
Giant Radroaches. I mean big. Really big. Some of them spit. (You can tell what I can remember from my one trip to Florida as a small child, eh?) Bloatflies, there are always bloatflies. Giant mosquitoes - bigger than the ones you really get in Florida I mean. Maybe firebreathing dragonflies, maybe radioactive fireflies with an attack similar to a Glowing One - but used primarily as a mating signal.
Feral Ghouls and Glowing Ones.
Small people in space suits....
The Auld Grump