The Veteran is a Stranger Mission Strand (Side Questline) in Red Dead Redemption 2. This Walkthrough shows how to complete the Stranger Missions.
Quest Giver: Hamish Sinclair
Region: O’Creagh’s Run
Requirements: having finished Chapter 5
The Veteran Starting Location
Once you’ve reached Chapter 6, a new Stranger can be found near the lake O’Creagh’s Run. And for once, he isn’t that strange, but a decent feller.
The man by the name of Hamish Sinclair, a veteran is in need of your help, sitting leaned to a boulder. His horse Buell threw him off and ran away, with his prosthetic leg still on it. He would be grateful if we could look for it.
The horse will be located at the lake, just a few hundred meters away. Approach it and calm it several times, until the next set of options is available. Pat Buell, until you can lead him back to Hamish.
Once back in his leg and on the saddle, Hamish invites us to go fishing sometime soon.
One day after the previous part you can pay Hamish a visit in his Homestead on the north-eastern shore of the lake. He wants to catch a big fish – the Tyrant – together with you.
Row to the marked spot on the lake and equip the correct Lure which Hamish gave you – the Special Lake Lure.
The Tyrant will take a bite on Hamish’s pole and eventually throw him overboard. Row over and pick him up.
Now, where Hamish lost his pole, the Tyrant will surely take a bite on our pole.
This fish is as tiresome to get as the Legendary Fish, if you might have caught some already.
When the fish isn’t pulling, pull down several times and reel in with circling as fast as you can. When the fish is pulling, counter the direction with / and do not reel in.
Eventually, you will pull the big beast on your boat and can head back to the cabin.
Another invitation follows – Hamish wants to go hunting with us soon.
Another day later, we can return to Hamish’s cabin. After some time, he will spot a large female wolf not too far away which was following him the last days. Mount your horse and head to the last spot you saw it. After investigating a deer carcass, the wolf will appear again, coming out of the woods at the bottom of the hill.
When you lose sight of the wolf, use your Eagle Eye + to make the tracks glow. After navigating through some dense bushes on foot, we will come to a cliff with a wolf. Use Dead Eye to deal with it and keep a lookout for your minimap immediately, as a few more wolves will come from different sides, attacking you. Ultimately, the big female wolf will attack us and throw us to the floor. Mash to break free and use Dead Eye a final time to deal with her.
Another day later you can return to Hamish another time. A huge boar appears on his property and he wants to hunt it down with you. Run after it, until Hamish has caught up with the horses. Shooting it is ineffective, as it soaks up bullet like a sponge.
Use Eagle Eye + to see its track. Once back on the horse, Hamish suggests to split up to investigate the two fresh tracks. Arthur heads up the hill and investigates a wolf carcass, when he hears gunshots from close by. Must be Hamish who found the boar – mount your horse and head to the indicated location.
We will see our friend on the ground, dying of wounds from battling the boar. He wants us to take his stubborn horse as his dying wish.
The big boar will appear and we need to make use of Dead Eye a final time to take the big beast down.
Take a Trophy from it, which can be made into a trinket.
This concludes the “The Veteran” Stranger Mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). For all other Stranger Missions check out the full Red Dead Redemption 2 Stranger Missions Walkthrough.