Didn't work. Loaded an earlier save, killed the Renegades at Southern Farmstead, entered the TZ and entered the CS base. Nimble confirmed that the Swamps were won, but the guide still didn't take me out of the base.
Note that he doesn't refuse in the dialog, it's just that nothing happens, so I suspect I've broken something.
---QUOTATION--- Angrydog: getting in is easy enough from the TZ. But once you're in there then you'll be stuck 'cus the guides won't work. if there is another way out i'm not aware of it.
Got in and talked with Lebedev. Agreed to help him, but there's still no main mission in my PDA. I also asked Nimble about the tactical situation, and he replied that the war against the Renegades was won and the Swamps was like heaven now. Got money from the trader, and was able to buy a CS-1 suit.
Next I went to the guide, that actually took me to the Fishing Hamlet. ---END QUOTATION---
Indeed Angrydog, now that I tried this again the guide in the Clear Sky base didn't work anymore. The dialog was normal, but after I clicked the final OK nothing more happened. Wonder what made it work last time...
On my third day nothing new seemed to happen, so I decided to get back into the CS base using the TZ.
Like before, this made CS start their attack on the Renegades. I took no part in the fighting, but it was obvious that Clear Sky NPCs where vastly superior to the Renegades, with almost no CS casualties.
In all my recent playthroughs the Swamps faction war was over very quickly (usually too quickly), even when I didn't participate. But this time CS suddenly stopped advancing after conquering the Village Ruins and Burnt Farmstead. No new CS squads are spawning either. Loading saves, or making a return trip to the CS base (through the TZ) makes no difference. Since I don't want to kill any Renegades it seems the game has stuck here.
Seems no new mutant herds have spawned in a while, don't know if that will change later but right now there are only a couple of single Boars left in the whole Swamps. According to the PDA I've killed about 49.
Especially during the night it's pretty atmospheric to sneak around outside the Renegade camps. I've managed to get into buildings at the Village Ruins and both Southern and Northern Farmsteads undetected. At the latter camp I later tricked the Renegades to chase me in one direction while I circeled and emptied their stash box.
My supplies have increased to 14 bandages and 7 medkits. My ammo supply includes over 200 shots.