My second game (lost the first)
Mid September, just finished the First Alien Base mission.
Shot down a small scout, so I took squad of corporals, sergeants, a rookie and two Colonels rather than my full A team. Gave the support colonel a Arc-zapper so we could grab some live LGM.
Out of the Skyranger, only cover was one spot on the left flank and a log for 5 in the middle.
Took Cover, and set off an Elite Muton squad, with berzerker.
Can't land multiple rockets yet, but start potting.
Then heavy floaters turn up, so I'm supressing them too and one chucks a grenade at the 5, who take 5 each and lose their log. - Ooops, MY FAULT
Meanwhile I'm also trying to kill the Zerker, who gets all the way to the line and takes down the Sniper.
Next turn I kill him, but a Floater jets behind me so I have to take him out too.
So holo target him, then run and gun to his flank, and ... MISSED - argggg !
Send another guy there, MISSED - NOT MY FAULT.....WAAAH
My last available, goes over and takes him down
But now we're all lined up - AGAIN !!!
Dink, Dink Dink - BOOM the last Floater hits them all for 5 more each with a grenade, putting 3 more on the floor, leaving 2 colonels each with 2 hps.
My support colonel has Savior and.... AN ARC THROWER !!! ARRGGHHHH.
So I can't stabilise my wounded because I was STOOOPID
Can't kill last floater with 2 hp left each and no time to get to Outsider in craft before all my guys carc anyway.
2 Colonels withdraw to LZ (about half a move distance) and exit - 4 KIA.
(and his head exploded)....