|Spielburg base, Turkey. In the far future of 1999!|
I've decided to start my first base in Turkey, as it gives me good coverage of a large number of countries, and named it after the Quest for Glory starting town, Spielburg (all soldiers will be named after characters from that game). Obviously the next base will be for North America, as the USA is the biggest backer of the X-COM project (many people also consider it the best place to start, but I'm playing on easy, so it shouldn't be a problem).
|The new rooms take many days to complete|
|Named after Quest for Glory characters|
|Equipment check, One rifle, one grenade, one spare magazine|
|The UFO in the distance, in the dark|
|The Battlescape map, showing my soldiers in yellow|
|Breaching the alien ship: and meeting a Sectoid|
|Despite two soldiers dead, this is actually a good outcome|
Two soldiers died on this mission, but it was for the greater good. The equipment gained will be very helpful, once I get the time to research it all! The biggest bonus from the mission was a captured Sectoid Engineer, a lucky shot must have only knocked him unconscious. As well as researching different races, the captured live aliens can tell you much about their plans and aircraft. It will take a lot of them to fill up the gaps in our knowledge, and it is cruicial we capture one of their commanders at some stage.
|I hate terror missions!|
As I finish this posting, I find myself in further danger. A terror mission, the most hated of missions is on my radar! I feel woefully under-prepared for this, but I will have to load up my Skyranger with as many soldiers as I can manage and hope that I can survive this challenge. Terror missions can cause you major problems if they are failed, and bring little reward when completed successfully.