Argh, damn Mirelurks. They're relentless and I discovered to my peril that those shells protect them way too well from flamethrowers (the best weapon I had at the time). Now it's all combat shotgun to the face. Hasta lasagna, don't get any on ya. Magnus: if you're lacking in the Guns & Ammo department, frag grenades can be quite effective against Super Mutants. And try to aim to disarm wherever possible, so you can seize the moment to pummel them them while they fumble for their weapon. I too found a peaceful and pragmatic solution to the conflict with The Family. Felt very good about it, playing the hero who rides into town and saves the day without needing to fire a shot.