today in fallout 4 I made it to a point in the game that my playthroughs don’t usually last long enough to, due to mod-induced instability. this time i played it safe and avoided too many mods that alter leveled lists or would induce script-heavy things (like mods that let you regrow food without having to assign settlers to them), and was able to unlock artillery from the minutemen. i decided this would be a good time to test a mod that lets you configure your artillery; let you call it in from anywhere on the map by increase the distance, for example, or giving you more shots with less time between them
to see if this worked, I fired an artillery grenade at the shores on the way to that one vault where you get to rescue a cat, at an enemy. It worked magnificently! this is pretty far from the Castle, the only place where i have artillery set up.
the enemy I fired nearly seven rounds of artillery fire at?
a single bloatfly.
was this overkill? absolutely.
was it fun and full of vindictive delight because oh god the bloatflies here are so annoying, its like they took FNV’s cazadores and replaced the horror with annoying
the answer to the question is, yes. this also means that i am playing as a generally good and noble Sole Survivor who is still bonkers enough that its not out of character for her to call in an artillery strike on a single bloatfly because she hates them that damn much