Did the Russian base again, this time on HARD using V1.2.
Wanting to hurry as usual, only had in stock 3x Enhanced Combat Armors, 1x Enhanced Combat Helmet, 1x Sun Armor, 2x Heavy Armors, 6x Enhanced Light Armors. Despite having 20x bases: no Gatlings
, none of the decent Accuracy International Rifles, however plenty of Handguns, some Steyrs, etc.
5x of my troops had Excellent running speed and 2x had Heroic running speed
I had to restart from scratch 3x times until I could get a squad layout that worked ???. Tried the all sniper approach. No good with the crap rifles I had. Got creamed every time. Tried with a couple of Steyrs, no good. They could target me too easily. Tried rockets: too slow, weak and short ranged
Thought about doing it in stealth
with just one of the Heroic running speed troops, but that didn't have enough alien splattering to my taste
Then I thought I should take advantage of the speed of my troops. This was the layout: I had 3x Enhanced Combat Armor folks, 1x Sun Armor, 3x Enhanced Light Armors. 6x had MP7s, 1x had a Rocket Launcher, lots & lots of Medikits and Grenades.
Started the mission. First move was running like hell to get some cover behind the closest hut near the entrance, so I could exploit my near range power. Then one of my Heroic runners lured the Aliens nearby to where my troops were hiding. Creamed 4x Reticulans like that. My Heroic runner alone killed 2x more standalone Rocket Reticulans. I ran around and around them until they fired, then got real close and killed them before they could reload :devil:.
My rocket guy got pinned by 2x aliens, because I made a stupid mistake, and managed to kill 2x Reticulans all by himself after wasting all his rockets
Heal up, rinse and repeat. A couple of sneaky aliens got hidden in the shelter near the entrance to the 2nd level, a couple of hand grenades taught them better :bomber:.
In the base: it was a matter of running counter-clockwise and killing any Reticulan which showed his ugly face. Only had to kill 3x. Used some more Medikits.
Mission acomplished! Got 5x guys in the hospital for several days, but that's life.