So, welcome to another edition of Tactics with LB.
Basically, after last night's gaming I think I'm using Assault and Support the wrong way round. I've been confused by the names, you see.
The difference comes from the need to stun aliens rather than kill them, if at all possible. Simply put, the Support class can get the arc thrower closer to the aliens. So, I've had two supports on my missions - one normal medic, a safety net I really don't want to be without, and the other free to be a suppressing, dense smoking, stimpumping, grapple firing ninja stunmaster. He leads the group and is generally the one to charge in and try to knock them down ('1.21 JIGGAWATTS' is such a good piece of dialogue!). Then my assault guy is lurking in reserve, my jack in the box to pull him out of trouble if he bollockses it up. Gunslinging sniper works well in this role as well.
Oddly, the class I was so utterly dependent on for C/I, the Heavy, is the class I'm neglecting the most now...
LB, you really are a massive geek.