After NCR captured Hoover Dam, it took them a while to fully reinforce the river to the south. The first camp that was established was Camp Forlorn Hope; an improvised mess of tin shacks, salvaged rubble from Boulder City, tents, and lots of sandbags, it is the most pathetic-looking of all NCR』s camps, but the one that sees the most action. It only exists at all because of the natural spring there (in fact the camp is named for the spring). Recently, Caesar』s Legion captured NCR』s logistical/planning forces in the small, ruined town of Nelson, a disaster that has disrupted Forlorn』s attempts to patrol the western coast of the river.
The ammo boxes found in the back of the tent that Quartermaster Mayes is in will always have either microfusion cells or energy cells instead of conventional ammunition. This ammunition can be taken without being counted as stealing.
If Raul is the Courier's companion when you visit the camp with him as a companion he may say; "Sheesh, these soldiers look how I feel, Boss!"
If the bloatflies at the graveyard are engaged and not killed fast enough, most of the soldiers in the camp will attack them, but some of the named characters such as Major Polatli, will flee the camp entirely and may be killed by other, more dangerous creatures.
Many quest NPCs serving with the NCR in the more isolated parts of the map will relocate to the camp once the Courier has completed their specific quest (such as Lieutenant Hayes).
The Forlorn Hope Camp was derived from a real life location just below the western summit of the Sierra Mountains, about 100 miles East of San Francisco. On the 15th of December 1846, that 14 members of the Donner Party(an emigrant party that had trekked across America to find a new life in California) set out to find help and relief for thier fellow 64 emigrants who were snowed in on the Eastern face of the mountains with little food. After two weeks with no idea of which direction led to civilization, that the first members of the party died. On December 28th 1846, the surviving men women and children decided the only way to ensure survival was to eat their dead comrades. After a month of being confined to the 24 feet of snow atop The Sierra Mountains, the eventual 7 survivors of the 'Forlorn Hope' party were discovered by local Indians, who took them to local Americans for safety. The remaining members of the Donner Party on the other side of the Sierra Mountains would eventually be discovered by 3 following rescue attempts, but only after resorting to cannabalism themselves. 44 of the 97 members of the Donner Party would be rescued by April of 1847, after 6 months of no real food. And nearly 3 years after leaving home.
After examining Dr Richards patient closest to the door of the medical center, a Powder Ganger and two Great Khan soldiers may enter the tent, attacking Dr Richards and the player depending on reputation. They stay in the tent and no more can be seen elsewhere in the camp.[已核实]
The rangers that spawn in the east-facing and south-facing sniper nests will occasionally not be armed.[已核实]
Sometimes, when you fast travel, everyone at the camp will become hostile.[已核实]
Just west of the camp where the Courier must find the supplies during the quest Restoring Hope, the same Nightkin from the one in Novac might spawn in a rock.[已核实]