Chapter 6: Same old, same old
Waffles: Okay, recordings ready to start.
Sathra: Very well. *Click*
Waffles: Must you?
Sathra: I must.
Waffles: We've classed this UFO as a Large Scout. They seem to be some kind of standard fleet unit, or maybe a heavy fighter. Either way, the aliens use alot of them.
Animal: Go on rook, off you go.
Marty: But, you're wearing armour. Shouldn't you go?
Animal: I'm the captain, go!
Lucy: Tank's spotted Pinkies.
Waffles: This is also when we first noticed the aliens using squad formations, rather than wandering sentries and strongpoints.
Animal: That pinkie took alot of killing.
Kirmu: No kidding.
5 laser rifle shots and an AC-HE bolt before it died.
Jean-Luc II: They're spreading out.
Animal: Don't let them! Keep up the fire!
Assoonasitis: You okay Havoc?
Hunterhavoc: Yeah, didn't do anything. What was that?
Lucy: They're moving in more troops!
Dix II: Whoah, faar to close tankie!
Dropped a smoke to keep the tank from getting shot. Alien moved into the smoke to see where we went, and the tank shot it with reaction fire. Always terrifying with a rocket tank.
Neil: Havoc noo!
Hunterhavoc: I'm fine, didn't even scratch the armour.
Waffles: Smallest contact we'd seen. Though it was a missile, but it moved wrong, so we sent up an interceptor.
Pilot: Er, command. Target destroyed. Like, completely.
Still no idea what it was doing.
Waffles: Pilot chased this one from Afghanistan before he could shoot it down.
Then the whole base shook.
The High Commander locked the pilot in the containment room for the rest of the day for that. We could hear him screaming over the music and alien howling.
Hunterhavoc: These heavy lasers don't mess around! Who's for roast pinkie!
Marren: They really don't want us getting in there.
Waffles: We're calling this a Medium Scout. The aliens seem to use this for mostly research missions.
Sathra: We lost someone?
Waffles: Oh, yes. Squaddie Neil was killed in an ambush. Squaddie Marren killed his attacker, but his body was caught in the explosion. Empty casket funeral.
Kirmu: We're going where?!
Marty: I think setting off explosives in ice is a bad idea.
Animal: Hey, orders is orders. Bombs away!
Jean-Luc II: We're surrounded!
Waffles: Again, new tactics shown by the aliens. It didn't help them though.
Animal: Hey, whaddya know. It worked! Contact!
Animal: Hmm sounds like I got 2.
Animal managed to kill another sectoid by accident. Well done!
Michael: Looks clear here sir!
Dix II: No, now its clear.
Waffles: We started construction the 'The Coil' in Antarctica after this mission. We'd filled a storeroom with Elerium by this point, and The Coil will be our storage/manufacturing centre in the future
Sathra: Why are you telling me this? I told you to do that.
Waffles: For the log sir.
Sathra: Ah. Carry on.
Waffles: We finished research in the UFO engines at this point.
Waffles: Learning that they produced power and anti-gravity gave the researchers an idea.
Sathra: Ah yes. I ordered research to start immediately. Anything with 'Power' in its name must be good!
Kirmu: Oh, come on! The Arctic again!
Animal: Didn't work for you guys last time.
Marren: Boom! Hahaha!
Dix II: Ugh, you got bugeye in my hair!
Sathra: Ah yes, the troops are getting good at this.
Waffles: Indeed sir, even the rook-
Sathra: If that pilot shot down a UFO on us again-!
Waffles: No sir, he's still in therapy. We're under attack.
Yeah, these missions weren't that interesting. Bunch of sectoid and floater scouts, and only took a single casualty the whole time. Neil died in some farmhouse to a shot through the window. Marren eventually killed his killer, but blew his body up at the same time.
Captured some more aliens too.
Dunno about you, but I think the game might be hinting that we should research Hyperwave soon. Personally, I'd go for Plasma Beams, since we'll be getting larger UFO's soon.