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LPX2 Operation Blinding Jester

Monday, January 14th, 2013

So the good news is Duncan’s head has been fixed. Hurrah for temporary bugs.

Base construction proceeds, a few more days and we can get the lift fully functional, then it’s simply a matter of building enough power stations to run everything we’ll need. I’m sure we’ll make the money somehow, unfortunately there is news of three alien abductions in progress, in Egypt, Mexico and Japan. We don’t have the manpower to interdict more than one of them. Japan’s panic level is higher then either of the other two countries, but they’re only offering money for our support. Egypt has promised 4 of their top engineers if we intervene, and we need the manpower to get the base up and running asap.

Everyone needs some experience where possible so in general we’re going to try and send at least one Rookie, and on this mission it’ll be Naeem joining Laura H, Wendy and Will. The skyranger set the squad down near the reported incursion zone, which appears to be a construction site. Naeem and Wendy move up to covering positions, and Laura flushes a pair of Sectoids. One of them “hides” in plain site of Will who takes it out with a single shot from his sniper rifle. The other moves to cover and critically wound’s Will who hadn’t even bothered to seek cover in order to nail the perfect shot on the first x-ray.

Will moves to cover now and bandages himself up. Laura ducks behind some pallets and fires a burst, but the alien ducks down behind some concrete rubble. Naeem also unloads on it’s position but to no avail. As Wendy moves up to try and finish the job she spots another pair of Sectoids which move into a flanking position. She decides she’s too exposed and falls back to a more defensible position; just in time too, as one of the Sectoids opens fire just as she ducks behind a back-hoe.

Laura moves up and connects with one of the aliens, but it’s psychic connection shields it and it stays up long enough for Naeem to circle around a bulldozer and finish it off. The coast now clear, Wendy plugs the remaining x-ray from the first pair. The final Sectoid burst from cover and trades fire with Naeem, both hit, but only Naeem remains standing.

Promotions for everyone, and even if half our squad is injured, no one is dead so that is some small reason to rejoice. Will is now at 7 kills and has earned the nickname “Hex”. Naeem has been promoted to sniper. It kind of sucks that both of them are wounded as no one else has mastered the sniper rifle yet, and I doubt the aliens will wait a week before their next annoyance.

LPX2 Operation Falling Moon

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Duncan's Face

Things are going pretty well. Russian and Chinese are both moderately panicked. Though the government in China is still refuting the existence of aliens social media leaks continue to spread. Our engineers have built a pair of Satellites for us, but we only have the control capacity to launch one of them. We definitely need to get it in orbit in the next week or so. The question is where.

The council has gotten wind of an alien bomb in China. If we can defuse the bomb that may reduce the panic there, and then Russia would be the clear choice for where to deploy the Satellite.

I’m going to step OOC for a second here to mention that I just ran into my first bug w/ this game. It appears something has gone terribly wrong with Duncan’s face, and it’s been turned inside out and twisted around. It’s kind of hilarious, but hopefully it’ll be fixed next time I save the game.

Duncan's FaceMarch 23, 2015, The aliens have deployed some sort of nefarious device on the Liu To bridge in Hong Kong. There are several plasma Chargers we can easily spot. Joanna and Will moved up to the closest one and were able to disable it. It appears to be feeding some sort of runaway reaction, but shutting them off is pretty easy, and will likely buy us some time.

Laura H. moves over to disable a second device and spots a new alien. This one looks remarkably human-like, and might even pass as human in bad light. Unfortunately no one can quite draw a bead on it. Will and Duncan both take shots at it as it advances on Joanna’s position but it as very fast and takes cover on the other side of the taxi Joanna is hiding behind, and manages to wing her before ducking back into cover.

Will takes a second shot, and this time his aim is true and the x-ray explodes. No literally, it explodes into a miasmic cloud when it expires, fortunately Joanna is outside it’s poisonous influence and is able to tend to her wounds. Bandaged up she spots a Sectoid as she moves to disable the third device. Going above and beyond she not only disables the nefarious machine, but also puts down the newly spotted alien.

Time is a terrible factor, and control shows a growing energy source in the squads area.  Disabling these power nodes is slowing things down, but it’s not buying enough time, and it’s forcing us to move forward faster than might be safe. Duncan disables a 4th device, and Laura smashes the 5th. Joanna spots another Sectoid but chooses to take cover rather than fire from the open as she has already been wounded. Will can’t even see the beast and so moves closer. Duncan moves up to try and take a shot, but spots a third Sectoid. He trades fire with it, but loses the exchange and panics. Will waits till he’s in cover and then puts a bullet between the offending Xeno’s eyes. Joanna moves forwards and spots a different device, which can only be the alien power source.  Undistracted she trades fire with the alien she’d spotted earlier, and manages to put it down without taking any further wounds.

Objective in sight, the squad moves forward. Duncan grabs some cover and uses his medkit. Will reloads and Laura and Joanna both take point. Several cars have caught fire, and a couple even explode, but these soldiers are undeterred. Laura makes a mad dash to the alien device and disables it but control reports another wave of  x-ray is incoming.

Two more of the humanish looking aliens show up, as control predicted. Duncan manages to take one out, and Will snipes the other! The mission is a success. Duncan and Joanna are both mildly wounded, but the docs say they should both be ready for duty again in a week or two at most. Laura is a little bummed to be the only member of the squad to not receive a promotion, but things could have gone much worse.

LPX2 Operation Lone Serpent

Monday, December 31st, 2012

xcom3March 6, a small UFO is detected over Germany and an interceptor is scrambled to shoot it down. It does so, suffering only mild damage during the dogfight. With several of our experienced soldiers still Medbay, Will and Joanna will be leading this mission, with Laura H. and Duncan donning the X-Com badge for the first time in a real fire-fight.

The squad touches down near the crash-site, in a lightly forested area. The squad moves forwards, and Joanna quickly spots a pair of Sectoids, but is able to get to cover and avoid their fire, as they spot her too. Laura moves up and fires from extreme range, but misses. Duncan wings the closer alien, Joanna shoots the farther back one and claims a Double Kill! Apparently there was some kind of psychic link between the two aliens, and the feed back of the ones death kills the other!

With the immediate threat dealt with the squad slowly moves forwards, alternating who is on overwatch until the alien wreck is in view. Joanna again spots a pair of Sectoids. Laura moves up and takes the first shot putting one of them down. Joanna also fires, but her shot goes wide. Will is far enough back that he can’t quite take a shot. The alien falls back and moves out of site. Laura follows, and takes a hit getting to cover. Joanna moves up and takes another shot, but misses as well.

Laura stays behind cover and bandages herself up. Duncan’s shot goes wide, but Will is able to put one directly between it’s eyes while it’s distracted. As the squad moves closer to the alien vessel a weird energy being materializes and takes up a defensive position. Duncan manages to put a few bullets in it, and this time Will misses, however Joanna moves up and finishes it off. A few minutes of surveying the wreckage and it’s evident that’s the last of them. Excellent, two promotions and only one injury.

LPX2 Operation Flying Stallion, March 2, 2015

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Operation Flying Stallion

We’ve barely gotten the base set up. Engineering has put together some Medpacks for the likely eventuality that our soldiers get injured again, and are designing a shielded satellite to try and locate hostile aliens quicker. Our scientists are researching the weapon fragments recovered from the rooftop just yesterday, and already a report has come in of an alien abduction in progress in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Wendy will be leading Dave, Will and Joanna in to try and rescue any civilians and take out as many x-rays as possible.

The squad is moving slowly through the parking lot when Joanna spots not one, not two, but three pairs of the gray aliens, which the scientists have taken to calling Sectoids. Will moves up behind a red pickup-truck and takes a shot at one, but it ducks behind a cop car. Dave and Wendy move closer but can’t get clear shots, and so go into overwatch. Joanna has a clear shot, but chooses caution and dashes back into cover.

 

Dave's car is on fire

Dave takes a shot at a Sectoid as it breaks cover, but misses as it’s inside a building and pretty far off. Another Sectoid takes a shot at him, but fortunately the car he’s behind takes the brunt of the plasma fire, unfortunately it catches
fire, and could explode at any moment.  He moves away from the car to take cover inside the building, but the x-ray behind the cop car manages to take him down from nearly 100′ away.

Will puts down one of the Sectoids that was trying to flank them, while Wendy and Joanna concentrate fire on the closest threat inside the building; both connect but Wendy claims she got the killshot.

The aliens move up, and take a shot at Joanna, the red pickup takes all of it though, and catches on fire. However this puts our heroes in a sticky situation, as the vile alien that killed Dave has moved up and is covering the three soldiers using the truck for cover. If they break cover, they’ll be under fire. If they don’t, the truck will likely explode and kill them.

Will distracts it, successfully dodging three shot, sliding into cover and returning fire. His shots connect, but do not kill the hated enemy. Fortunately it is distracted enough for Wendy and Joanna to get to some cover that isn’t on fire. Wendy falls back a bit, and claims another killshot, avenging Dave.

Joanna takes a snapshot at one of the aliens inside the building but misses, it crashes through a plate glass window and dive behind the cop car; returning fire it misses, but does take out a door and a good ten foot section of wall just beside her. Another alien half a block away fires on Will, but he hunkers down and is completely unscathed. Wendy unloads on the Sectoid hiding behind the cop car and while several shots connect it doesn’t go down. These buggers are frighteningly resilient. Joanna regains her composure and finishes off the alien behind the cop car while it’s distracted from Wendy’s fire. Will, his cover compromised moves to cover and fires at the alien down the block. His shots go wide, but the alien does fall back a bit before returning fire and missing wildly. There’s still at least one alien inside the building, as evinced by the shots that hit the windowsill Joanna is crouched behind. She unloads the last of her clip, but the display rack of beer takes the brunt of the attack, spraying glass and warm beer around, but not hurting the alien.

Will’s clip is also empty and he falls back to reload. Wendy unloads on the alien down the block but the dark and distance conspire against her. The alien in the building moves closer and fires on Joanna again, bricks glow with the heat of the plasma, but her cover holds. Will fires on the alien down the block but misses, fortunately so does the x-ray’s return fire.

Will’s car catches fire under the stream of plasma shots from the alien down the street, and he’s forced to fall back where he can’t get a shot on either of them. Joanna and Wendy, having both reloaded try to hit the one in the building but neither connect. Wendy gets hit but just barely manages to stay standing. Joanna pops into the building and takes out the offending Sectoid from behind, while Wendy patches herself up.

Will takes a shot at the last Sectoid as it tries to slip out of the bar, and while he misses it, he does force it down an alley where Joanna has a clear shot on it. She hits it but doesn’t kill it, Wendy also takes a shot, but her wounds throw her aim off and she isn’t able to steal the kill.  Will sees his chance and rushes forwards, taking out the final alien while it dodges Wendy’s barrage.

A successful mission, though rather sad as we have already lost one of our own.

 

 

Let’s Play X-Com (LPX2), this time with less letting my friends die.

Monday, December 17th, 2012

So my last “Let’s Play X-Com” was an unmitigated disaster. Many gave their lives in an ultimately doom attempt to stem the vile invasion. As a commander, I’ve learned something. And that is “Classic” difficulty isn’t messing around. So we’re going to try it again, this time on Normal difficulty. Still Ironman mode, because if I was going to Save-scum, I might as well just start the game on Impossible difficulty.

 

First Contact, Operation Crimson Engine. March 1, 2015

Aliens are attacking the planet. An elite organization, composed entirely of my friends, has been tasked by the shadow council to fight this menace and save the planet. As yet with little funding, and only half a dozen recruits, four men and women have been sent in to investigate an alien incursion in Leeds.

An illfated construction worker covered in alien goo.The Skyranger sets down on top of an old office building that is in the midst of being renovated. A half dozen construction workers’ corpses litter the roof, their bodies covered in a disturbing green goo or slime of some kind. The squad doesn’t have time to investigate before a pair of gray aliens with big eyes are seen scurrying into cover. The squad takes cover, and Naeem trades fire with one of them; both are wounded in the exchange and return to cover. Another pair are spotted taking cover on a raised platform to the north.

Wendy fires a clean burst into the closer of the two on the platform, putting it out of commission. Sadly any hope we have of using their weapons against them are dashed. When the x-ray goes down it’s weapon explodes. Maybe we can capture some alive, or acquire a weapons cache some how.

Caitlin takes cover behind a giant spool of cabeling and finishes off the alien Naeem had wounded earlier. Joanna moves to closer cover, but can’t get a bead on the remaining alien. Naeem takes a shot, again glancing the alien but not putting it out of action. It hunkers down and one of the ones we saw earlier moves up and fires on Naeem. Fortunately, whatever is under the tarps he is hiding behind is sturdy enough to hold up to the plasma fire.

Naeem tries to finish off the x-ray on the platform, but between fire from the other one, and the first one taking cover his shots are ineffective. Caitlin moves closer, taking two solid hits before she can get to cover, but she manages to ignore her wounds and put down the alien on the platform.

Wendy runs forwards, grabs cover behind a shipping container and unloads into the last alien. Caitlin and Naeem are both hurt bad, and after quickly searching the roof-top the squad heads back to base This mission was a pretty resounding success all told.

Wendy and Caitlin have both been promoted, though it’ll be a week or so before Caitlin or Naeem are well enough to return to duty. All 4 alien corpse were recovered as well as most of the fragments of the alien weaponry. Maybe we can reverse engineer their guns.

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Friday, December 7th, 2012

Well, this will probably end up being the straw that breaks the camels back, the aliens are terrorizing Nagoya, Japan. We’re going to send a squad in, but sadly we still have no one experienced. Brent, Blake, Laura B. and Ali have volunteered for Operation Blinding Dawn.

Only seconds after we touch down and start directing civilians towards the evacuation route, a pair of Chrysallids shows up. Brent and Laura take a couple of wild shots, but these aliens move very quickly.

It takes concentrated fire from all four soldiers, but the closer x-ray goes down. The other flees back into the building and out of site. Ali pops the back door open and takes a snapshot at a Chrysallid created zombie, but misses. The zombie shambles forwards, much quicker than expected, and Ali falls back to cover. She can no longer see her original target, but spots another zombie skulking at the entrance to the other building. Her shots connect, but the zombies are surprisingly resilient. Brent swings around to cover Ali’s back and connects with the zombie chasing her, but also fails to put it down.

Another zombie, stumbles to the back door of the building, and Brent tosses a frag grenade in. It takes out the wall, but does minimal damage to either of them. Meanwhile a Chryssallid and the other wounded zombie are advancing from the front of the building. Laura falls back and takes cover behind a police car, and drops the flanking zombie. 

Blake manages to put down one of the two zombies at the back door, but the other collapses and spawns a new Chryssallid, which rushes forward and eviscerates Brent before anyone can even react. As if that’s not bad enough a pair of Floaters show up.

Blake fires and misses the freshly born Chryssallid, Ali is out of ammo, and manages to clip it with pistol fire, but that has almost no effect. Laura also misses it. Then Brent’s corpse stands up and the Chryssallid rushes forward and takes Blake out, causing Laura to panic! Ali falls back and reloads, to no avail. Blake’s corpse rises, the new Chryssallid swoops over to where Laura is hiding, and then a floater takes a bead on Ali.

Japan has now withdrawn from the Council, and I think I am going to call this game over. I really was NOT expecting Classic difficulty to be anywhere near this hard. Apologies to everyone I killed, and to everyone who never made it in the fight.

Memorial:
Anjoli KIA 3/5/2015; 2 Missions; 3 Kills
Will KIA 3/12/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Naeem KIA 3/26/2015; 4 Missions; 7 Kills
Patrick KIA 3/26/2015; 4 Missions; 2 Kills
Joanna KIA 3/26/2015; 3 Missions; 5 Kills
Duncan KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Highcove KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
James KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Wendy KIA 4/13/2015; 3 Missions; 7 Kills
Laura KIA 4/13/2015; 2 Missions; 1 Kills
Gary KIA 4/13/2015; 2 Missions; 1 Kill
Alec KIA 4/13/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Dave KIA 4/14/2015; 3 Missions; 7 Kills 
Caitlin KIA 4/14/2015; 2 Missions; 3 Kills 
Jake KIA 4/14/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Khadija KIA 4/14/2015; 1 Missions; 0 Kills
Evan KIA 4/16/25; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Gray KIA 4/16/25; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Adam KIA 4/16/25; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Tim KIA 4/16/25; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Brent KIA 4/25/25; 1 Mission; 0 Kills
Laura B. KIA 4/25/25; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Blake KIA 4/25/25; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Ali L. KIA 4/25/25; 1 Mission; 0 Kills

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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Yet again everyone with any experience is dead. Operation Swift Stroke is an assault upon an alien abduction in progress in Alexandria, Egypt. Evan, Adam, Gray and Tim are going in. Let’s hope they can clear this shopping mall out without any casualties.

The squad moves up carefully, and a couple of Thin Men burst from cover. Gray takes the first shot and misses, but Evan also lays down some fire and manages to connect, putting one of the x-rays out of commission.

Evan moves up to get provide covering fire while Gray and Tim take shots at the remaining Thin Man to no avail. The x-ray breaks cover and heads deeper inside the building, and Evan and Adam both fail to tag it. Drawn by the sound of gunfire a pair of Sectoids emerge and start circling around to the squad’s flank.

Evan and Gray both lay down fire on the closer Sectoid, and both hit, with Gray getting the kill shot. The second Sectoid holds for a moment, enduring some fire from Evan before deciding to move closer. Adam wounds it, and while it’s return fire misses, it does destroy the cover Adam and Evan were hiding behind. Unfortunately a pair of Floaters decide to show up before the squad can finish of the sectoid.

Gray misses his shot at one of the Floaters, but Adam falls back to cover and puts the other one down. Tim takes a shot with his pistol to conserve ammo, but it’s wide.

The Thin Man returns, and wings Evan who panics, as does Gray. Gray fires wildly into the building and the sectoid manages to clip him as well. The wounds are critical, but someone should be able to stabilize him. Evan grabs some cover. Tim and Adam both keep their cool, Tim calmly finishing off the sectoid while Adam move towards Gray and takes out the remaining floater. Unfortunately the car that Gray had been using for cover exploded before Adam could get there.

The Thin Man took advantage of the confusion to move forwards and finish off Evan. Then nimbly dodging Tim’s fire it put him out of commission as well. Adam moved into better cover and reloaded, and the Thin Man ran up right in front of him. However somehow Adam managed to miss at point blank. Sadly the Thin Man did not.

Yet another Failure, and now China, Japan and India are panicked!

Memorial:
Anjoli KIA 3/5/2015; 2 Missions; 3 Kills
Will KIA 3/12/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Naeem KIA 3/26/2015; 4 Missions; 7 Kills
Patrick KIA 3/26/2015; 4 Missions; 2 Kills
Joanna KIA 3/26/2015; 3 Missions; 5 Kills
Duncan KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Highcove KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
James KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Wendy KIA 4/13/2015; 3 Missions; 7 Kills
Laura KIA 4/13/2015; 2 Missions; 1 Kills
Gary KIA 4/13/2015; 2 Missions; 1 Kill
Alec KIA 4/13/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Dave KIA 4/14/2015; 3 Missions; 7 Kills 
Caitlin KIA 4/14/2015; 2 Missions; 3 Kills 
Jake KIA 4/14/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Khadija KIA 4/14/2015; 1 Missions; 0 Kills
Evan KIA 4/16/25; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Gray KIA 4/16/25; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Adam KIA 4/16/25; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Tim KIA 4/16/25; 1 Mission; 1 Kill

X-Com with my friends (7.5)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

When we left our heroes yesterday in the midst of Operation Fallen Prophet Khadija had been KIA and Caitlin was unconscious but stable. Jake also was injured, and Dave had been injured, but had mostly patched himself up. 4 sectoid had them pinned down, and they hadn’t even broached the alien space-craft which had landed in Wyoming.

Jake moved to better cover but whiffed his shot, and sadly the aliens’ return fire took him down. Dave managed to remain calm, taking down another x-ray, and getting shot as moved up to block one that was trying to flank him. He put down the flanker with ease. This did leave him with an empty clip so he fell back and reloaded, barely dodging some more fire. He traded a few more shots with the aliens, but it was really pretty silly to think he’d be able to finish the rest off them off with only 1 hit point left.

Memorial:
Anjoli KIA 3/5/2015; 2 Missions; 3 Kills
Will KIA 3/12/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Naeem KIA 3/26/2015; 4 Missions; 7 Kills
Patrick KIA 3/26/2015; 4 Missions; 2 Kills
Joanna KIA 3/26/2015; 3 Missions; 5 Kills
Duncan KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Highcove KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
James KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Wendy KIA 4/13/2015; 3 Missions; 7 Kills
Laura KIA 4/13/2015; 2 Missions; 1 Kills
Gary KIA 4/13/2015; 2 Missions; 1 Kill
Alec KIA 4/13/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills
Dave KIA 4/14/2015; 3 Missions; 7 Kills 
Caitlin KIA 4/14/2015; 2 Missions; 3 Kills 
Jake KIA 4/14/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill
Khadija KIA 4/14/2015; 1 Missions; 0 Kills  

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Dave and Caitlin are our only experienced soldiers now, Khadija and Jake will be embarking on their first mission, Operation Fallen Prophet. A UFO has been spotted on the ground in Wyoming, USA.

The squad crept up extra slowly since this craft was entirely intact; several minutes into the op and Dave flushed two squads of sectoids. The squad move closer carefully, since they were at extreme range. Caitlin was pinned down for a second but the shots were wide. Dave had taken cover behind some rocks, and was hit by some fragments, but it was only a scratch so he didn’t even bother with his medkit.

Jake moved up and got a solid hit on one of the X-Rays, but it didn’t go down. While moving to better cover Dave took a solid hit from one of the aliens, but managed to hold it together and returned fire, taking out a pair of aliens thanks to their psychic link. Caitlin took some fire while moving up to try and finish the wounded alien off, but she also came under fire, and the pain was too much and she missed the shot.

The aliens returned fire, one missing and one Caitlin and knocking her out. Jake and Khadija both panicked, but managed to concentrate enough firepower on the alien that they were able to take it out. Dave took this brief respite to patch himself up a bit and move to a better position. Jake moved up to try and get to were he could stabilize Caitlin, and Khadija tried to get to a covering position and took some fire and a flesh wound, sadly her return fire went wide.

The aliens moved up and took Khadija out, but Jake was able to stabilize Caitlin, but in the process got glanced himself. Another trio of sectoids has shown up as well, leaving our two remaining mobile soldiers in a tight spot.

Sadly it is late, and I am not feeling so hot IRL, so I’m going to call it quits for the moment. Tune in tomorrow to find out if Dave and Jake are able to take down the alien menace and get Caitlin back to base before she bleeds out.

X-Com with my friends (6)

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Operation Fallen Daze

An alien craft was spotted by our satellites; the fighter we scrambled was able to force it down in the Nigerian interior, but it was so heavily damaged in the fight it is amazing it made it back at all. We’ll only be sending one Rookie (Alec N.) on this mission. Laura H. (Sniper), Wendy H. (Assault), and Gary B. (Heavy) will hopefully show him the ropes.

The squad moved up slowly on the crash site, taking advantage of cover. They were practically right up on it before a couple of sectoids poked their heads out. Wendy and Gary took snapshots at them, but they skittered back into the depths of the ship.

The aliens returned fire, wounding Gary slightly. Gary acquired better and patched himself up. Laura moved up to a better position for sniping, but the x-rays pegged her with a lucky shot. Gary and Wendy both missed so Alec tossed a grenade in doing considerable structural damage, but taking out the two x-rays that had the squad pinned own.

The squad moved cautiously into the alien wreck, but not cautiously enough, Alec was taken down by one of the Energy form aliens; Gary tried to finish it off, but missed and was mowed down as well. Wendy traded several shots with the alien, but it finally made a mistake closing to point blank, and while it did hit Wendy, it didn’t kill her, and her return fire made short work of it. 

With all immediate threats neutralized she took a quick breather to heal and reload. She scouted the ship and found it to be deserted, but a trio of floaters was hiding out behind the ship. Due to long range she switch to pistol and winged one of them. However they swooped in overwhelmed her with numbers.

Sadly this was another total mission failure.

Memorial:

Anjoli KIA 3/5/2015; 2 Missions; 3 Kills

Will KIA 3/12/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill

Naeem KIA 3/26/2015; 4 Missions; 7 Kills

Patrick KIA 3/26/2015; 4 Missions; 2 Kills

Joanna KIA 3/26/2015; 3 Missions; 5 Kills

Duncan KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills

Highcove KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills

James KIA 3/26/2015; 1 Mission; 1 Kill

Wendy KIA 4/13/2015; 3 Missions; 7 Kills

Laura KIA 4/13/2015; 2 Missions; 1 Kills

Gary KIA 4/13/2015; 2 Missions; 1 Kill

Alec KIA 4/13/2015; 1 Mission; 2 Kills