Before we get to the Aussie base, we need to get the gang together and make sure we have the equipment and unwounded veterans capable of handling this. The tank is nearly ready but our soldiers aren’t, so I guess we should first go and handle the wreck of that scout ship we shot down earlier. It was a bit surprising to look at the crew going on Shrike 1 and see that there were only 3 soldiers assigned to it. I guess I forgot how badly the previous mission went.
I am looking forward to having the new base facilities built. The Quantum Cryptology Centre will let me see each UFO’s mission and crew and any information that lets me appropriately judge the risk of a ground mission is information I want to have. Sure it is expensive, but it looks like I only need the one to cover all the bases. We will see how it goes.
The ground mission this time turned out to be surprisingly quick, I was not expecting a surviving crew of only 4 ceasans, especially a misson where none of my soldiers actually got a kill, instead we had tank, fire, civilian action and a capture, but despite the easy nature of the mission I still managed to lose a soldier. If a soldier ends up separated from the group even a little bit they really quickly suffer from critical existence failure for me. I completely forget about them, if they are lucky they just sit out the rest of the combat, if they are unlikely then they end up shot in the back like poor Jennifer.
The Ranonauts would like to offer its condolences to the families of the following officers:
- Jennifer Robinson
To date Ranonauts has:
- defended the earth for 4 months and 13 days
- lost 43 soldiers
- killed 278 aliens in 33 ground battles
- captured 43 aliens
- shot down 41 alien spacecraft
- had 3 aircraft shot down
- received $10,069,567 in funding
Ranonauts is in desperate need for new recruits after recent… incidents, if you or a friend would like to become a soldier in this Xenonauts Let’s Play please leave a comment or fill in your information here, the next set of new soldiers will arrive in episode twenty-nine.