I'm not sure if this goes in the "General" form or not, but here goes.
I'm being starved for Elerium although I have plenty of plasma clips, I don't have enough to make flying suites or even power suites. Nor can I operate the nifty firestorms and lightnings.
I just detected a "Large Scout" on the hyperwave decoder with Mutons on an "Alien base" mission.
This was followed by a couple of supply ships. None have reached Europe yet. I've saved my game.
Can I attack any of those ships on the ground (especially the 150-units of elerium supply ships) and still get the alien base, or should I just ignore them until the base is built, then commandeer the elerium from the supply ships when they land?
I need that elerium baldy enough I'm willing to let them build a base on Earth in exchange for Elerium shipments.