I got royally pissed off with this game last night. |
All was going well. I'd lost 5 countries, but am now unlikely to lose any more for the rest of the game, and I'm still on track to get full coverage over NA and Asia. I've also only lost about 5 soldiers in total, and none in the last couple of months.
The I get a council mission. Target extraction. Van Doorn. On that fucker of a map.
So I edge forward, leaving my squadsight snipers well back and a support about in the middle. Bascially trying to get an even spread so I don't get caught out with the inevitable thin man drops after I reach the guy.
So I take out 3 groups of thin men (3 each) and get everyone reloaded and ready. On reaching van doorn I aggravate another 3 thin men. Ok fine. Take 2 of them out, and the other is right over the side so no immediate danger. Start running van doorn back.
Thin man drop x 3. Bit of a pain but I take them out. Going well so far.
Then next turn 4 (fucking 4!) thin men drop between my snipers and the skyranger. Bearing in mind they were within dashing distance of the skyranger. All of my overwatch shots miss. So both my snipers, my support and van doorn are all flanked by 4 thin men on overwatch. Fucking superb. I somehow managed to take out 3 of them, then dashed van doorn to cover. Obviously the overwatch shot hits and he dies. Somehow I managed to keep all my guys in 1 piece but failed the mission. 18 thin men down in that mission.