after playing many hours on fallout 3 i seem to have come across a problem.
it has come to the time wen i must go back to the purifier after making the president self destruct but when i get there and need to kill general autum i am pretty much instantly killed he has 2 enclave guards and i have that big monster ghoul thing but my health just isnt enough and vats takes too long to kill him so i am dead by time half his health has gone
I think it'll just be a case of strafing between the two pillars and firing away.
Autumn doesn't take many hits, but his guards are heavily armored.
You might want to kill him, take his Plasma Pistol, and fight off the guards with that.
However, if you're actually in the room prior to the conversation that Autumn has with you, you'll be able to speech challenge him into giving up and commanding his guards to stand down.
Just re-load the game after each failure of the challenge until you win.