Seems some UFOs have been showing up, and we're recruiting a crack team to deal with it.
This is gonna be one hell of a mission. An armada is inbound for Earth and it appears that these are just their scouts.
Unfortunately, we are on a budget. Seems that it's just not that important for us to be funded properly. This is all hush hush, we get a few million dollars a month trickled out of the various space agency budgets, and are expected to fund the rest through extortion and covert black market deals. Can't have the whole world going into a panic now, can we? Our first base is going to be in the Middle East. This should give decent coverage of Europe, Asia and Africa.
First of all, we're canceling our lease on this Russian VTOL. It's just too expensive for our budget at present. Plans are being made to ferry troops in on fighter craft instead.
Our starting base is paltry. We'll need to increase the crew quarters, laboratories, radar coverage, and general stores before its really up to spec. We're also going to consolidate the hangar complex onto one side of the base to make dealing with infiltrations much easier.
We currently have enough racks for 50 personnel. We're going to hire on 10 scientists and 2 additional soldiers.
First up for research: Laser Weapons. We're going to be selling lots of these babies on the black market to cover our expenses.
With all the immediate neccessities taken care of, we sit back and pop open some beers and wait for additional troops to arrive before deciding on positions and jobs.
And 3 days later, they arrive.
This is Bomb Bloke. He really likes explosives and will be taking a shoulder fired rocket launcher.
Pete's a pretty good shot. He'll be getting a pistol until something better comes along, or he bulks up and can carry something heavier.
Jman has similar marksmanship skilled to Bomb Bloke, but isn't as strong. He'll be carrying a heavy sniper rifle with HE rounds.
Now that we've gone through our squad and figured out what everyone is best with, we're going to do some buying. We need to get superior ammunition for our heavy weapons, and plenty of grenades and high explosives.
Next day our toys arrive, ready to be stored in our modified interceptor.
We figure we can get 6 troopers into our interceptor without sacrificing combat performance.
Exploses all around, and everyone gets a pistol except the chaingunner. With luck she can keep her distance and lay down suppressive fire when needed.
Seens our eggheads have come up with something sweet. They figure they can weaponize a laser and have it small enough to fit into a pistol size unit!
I want all of you guy on this, we need this ASAP!
Seems we have detected a UFO landed to the north of our base.
It's touched down in the boonies. Probably terrorizing some farmer and his cows. Looks like we're gonna be earning our combat pay today men.
Everyone to the interceptor. We're scrambbing in 3min!
Ok men. Reports are, these beings ARE hostile. Look sharp and assume anything in the area to be dangerous. This is our first encounter with them on the ground, and we don't know what they are capable of.
"Guns aren't toys. They're for family protection, hunting dangerous or delicious animals, and keeping the King of England out of your face."
-- Krusty the Clown, "The Simpsons"