There's no guarantee of course, that these assaults will stop the infiltration; indeed, when I got to the end-of-month report it said that France had signed a pact with the aliens anyway, and there was an alien base in Russia However, given that looting the UFOs has netted $10M or more, I guess I can't complain.
I guess that July is also a turning point of sorts in my game because I'm making use of psionics, building Firestorms and plasma beams, and generally giving the aliens a good thrashing. This is going to be the month that wins the game, even though I won't be able to get an Avenger built until late in August, and maybe not go to Cydonia until much later. The only thing that could put my grand plans on hold is if the supply of UFOs dries up, and even then I have a couple of alien bases on the map that I could do a smash-n-grab on
I just thought it was interesting that the aliens decided to pick the same month to ramp up their offensive.
Edited by Selmak, 26 August 2005 - 08:48 PM.