The NCR is ready to crumble under the Legion’s onslaught. Some realize drastic measures must be taken to ensure their survival. General Blackthorne is one of them, and knows things have to change. He begged President Kimball to employ harsher strategies to crush the Legion frontline, but Kimball was unwilling to listen.
Displeased with the NCR brass’s lackadaisical approach, Blackthorne called them out- first privately, then publicly. Concern over the impending Legion assault soon grew into a panic- and spread like wildfire. Held captive by their fear, the public majority cried out to support Blackthorne and his proposals. Spurred on by the widespread popularity, The General seized this moment and called for Kimball’s resignation.
Feeling pressured, Kimball took the coward’s way out, and sent Blackthorne and his ilk into exile- north to a harsh, frozen wasteland known only as- The Frontier. Out of sight and out of mind, Blackthorne struggled against not only The Frontier, but also relentless Legion attacks.
Many of Blackthorne’s men succumbed to the extreme conditions. Blackthorne refused to bend to Mother Nature and vowed to prevail against all odds, then return to the Mojave to restore order. Fueled by sheer determination and discipline, Blackthorne rebuilt his army.
Intel had been spotty- Blackthorne was surprised to learn a sizable Legion force would exist so far from the Mojave… but Legion is Legion. The Frontier was loaded with pre-war technology and military equipment.
His aim is to destroy the Legion, uncover and claim The Frontier’s secrets, and finally start the long journey back to the Mojave to take what’s rightfully his.