Wow, this is a great topic. Had it not been for Cap'n Kyth, this is something I probably would have done. Hehe.
Shades of Green, on 9th March 2005, 8:35am, said:
Wait, does that mean that the Marksmanship skill influences accuracy with weapons other than the Sniper Rifles?
I would assume so, though it probably doesn't play that big of role for non-sniping weapons.
Anyhow, I'm back to playing Aftermath again. Besides all the right clicking which drives me nuts, I'm doing pretty good. It's Feb 2005, I have 10 soldiers and control most of the United States, Mexico, Hawaii and a good chunk of Canada for good measure.
The best part of this game (at least for me) has to be the training. At first I thought it may be a little over the top, but it's great to be able to get a new recruit and stuff him/her right into training before they are sent on a mission. At the moment two of my soldiers are L8, two are L7, four are L6, one is L5 and there is one L4 in there too. So far all of them have completed their highlighted training areas, and that means they need to go on a lot of missions. No more lolly-gagging around back at base guys, it's time to get to work and earn your pay!
I'm trying to train my guys and gals evenly instead of specializing because I figure they can all be multi-role fighters. In case a substitution needs to be made due to training or injury, any of them will suffice then. But I'm guessing that this may not be such a good thing as it takes more and more points to get to the next level. It's still early though, and non-specialized soldiers seem to work well for most missions. I'll let you know what I find.