Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:58 AM
I know this topic is old, but it's also the reason I joined this forum.
I'd just like to say thanks for all your hints and tips on how to do this mission.
I think I hit it at a standard time. I had a few instances of sun armour, some advanced combat armour and general alien laser guns and decent assault rifles - nothing fancy.
I tried the mission several times - all of which failed, mainly because i was relying on laser and plasma technology.
In the end it took a russian with an MP7, a red-neck with a neostadt and 4 guys armed with RPGs to sort it out.
After clearing the 3 rets outside, I managed to manouvre to set a trap for any reticulans who came out. I was surprised, the neostadt acheived one hit kills against even those in sky armour.
The mp7 really minced them up at close range too, the amount of rounds it puts out makes it deceptively powerful.
There were some tense moments, and some nice bits of action going on. IT's a fun game which pushed me hard.
Once inside I was lucky enough to only meet one ret with my 2 runners. He had an advanced laser pistol, I had a neostadt and a mp7. He didn't last long.
I'm a hardcore X-Com fan. And I have to thank Altar for opening my gaming options up a bit.
Although I still love it, it did become a case of Heavy Plasma/Psi-amp/Blaster Bomb Launcher.
With this game, I think it's incredible how conventional earth technology still remains useful.
Thanks to all who've contributed.