Ranonauts 43 – Almost Back in Black

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Thanks to the marauder’s amazing contribution to our air superiority we have almost reached the point where our funding meets with our maintenance, all it took was shooting down a few dozen spacecraft in the course of a couple of months and suddenly they are almost all heaping praise upon us. It feels pretty good even as we continue to lean heavily upon our armour sales to allow us to manufacture the weapons and aircraft we need to keep the planet safe, maybe if we were better at the air element of Xenonauts from the very beginning many of these problems could have been avoided.

We continue to conspicuously avoid that alien fortress sitting in Russia, there are always excuses available to us. My favourite one is “Oh god, there will be so many aliens”, I will get to it eventually but not before we finish manufacturing our final tier of weapons and armour, it does not seem like the kind of place you want to go casually.

Instead we will take our not entirely equipped europe team into our first carrier fight. Those ships are big, 3 levels linked with teleporters, lots of cover and lots of enemies including some even tougher variants. They are never going to be easy or quick to deal with and worse still it looks like they are going to eventually replace almost all the lower tier ships, save for those pesky scouts. It is going to be tough to avoid losing soldiers taking them but hopefully the supplies will prove to be worth it.

The Ranonauts Project would like to congratulate:

  • Kate for the long distance save
  • Maria for taking vengeance upon the aliens that took out our departed comrades.
  • The Androns for being suprisingly sneaky for big death robots that cannot actually take cover
  • Narmio for achieving a final medal in her last mission

The Ranonauts would like to offer their condolences to the friends and family of:

  • Vebjorn Ingarson
  • Narmio

It will be hard to truly replace these losses.

To date Ranonauts has:

  • defended the earth for 7 months and 2 days
  • lost 51 soldiers
  • killed 469 aliens in 52 ground battles
  • captured 51 aliens
  • shot down 138 alien spacecraft
  • had 5 aircraft shot down
  • received $18,388,833 in funding


  1. If your still recruiting soldier for the slaughter sign me up as either Joaquin Mccloud or just Luis. Whichever is most convenient. I want the soldier to have heavy weapons if possible. That’s about it.

    1. Unfortunately the time for recruitment has passed, I have finished recording this series, though still going through some that I edited before I had done so. The prompts about sign ups will stop soon.

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