I have a hard time putting into words without useing nothing but profanity and screeching sounds to express how much I have come to hate this quest... but i will try my best.
"you lead the way" ...he says "I'm a third rate fighter" ...he says.
Well first of all... he is better at fighting than he is at... let's say WALKING!!!
Is there no way to make the quest so that you PICK up the idiot Kruglov and put him in your inventory? ...walk him TO the scientist base and drop him where he needs to be? He cannot ...or will not get there on his own. Maybe a mod where you can slap him into the direction you want him to go. I would love nothing more than to beat the idiot Kruglov all the way there. That would make me very happy. It would be even better if he cried while i did it... this would help heal my mind from all the rage.
I got him to the fire anomaly bridge...
(after what must have been 50 or 60 tries and saves and loads)
you know, where he says "you go first... and I'll follow"
...uh huh, sure you will. He does not. He stands there ...i can see his idiot feet from the other side. Standing there on his idiot feet...doing idiot things.
Its not like it's way into the game... but it is far enough into the game that I just want to not start again. So I do what I always do... give it a year or so and try stalkersoup again... hoping against hope that someone fixed the idiot Kruglov.