Ok, I have to tell this one that just happened to me at a Snakeman terror site.
I had finally gotten Personal armor and only had laser rifles (didnt have Heavy Lasers, had XComUtil's research going on). Of course I also had a rocket launcher, 2 autocannons and a heavy cannon or 2.
First quarter of the battle or so goes rather normal, lost some rookies and my tank, but managed to secure the Skyranger. I notice lots and lots of zombies and Chrysallids around. Wonderful....
I keep hitting them with my autocannons and heavy cannons HE rounds, but they dont seem to do the trick. I seemed to have better luck with the laser rifles (EDIT: I wasn't using the super XComUtil lasers either).
I get down to about 5 guys, 2 covering my flank, 2 at the foreward landing gear of the skyranger, and the last guy had 5 rockets and used his laser pistol to get him ontop of a roof.
Unfortunately infront of the skyranger was an entire street running perpindicular and some free areas around the craft. This made crossing the street a nightmare.
One of the last few snakement that was popping out of a warehouse and shooting accross the street managed to trigger my Heavy Cannon guy to fire... and hit the gear in front of him, killing the buddy next to him and severely hurting him.
I start using rockets liberally to take out crysallids/zombies crossing the street, but I run out of course.
I hadn't seen any snakemen for quite some time so I figured they were dead and I just had the chrysallids to worry about. My rocket man tries to take some out with the pistol but never seems to and I have to rely on the guys on the ground.
Later I lost the 2 guys covering my flank (which had pushed on to the street thankfully) to some chrysallids. Before that I had managed to spot one last snakeman in a house at the very corner opposite of the skyranger.
I got my rocket man down from the roof and had him go and pick up a rifle and 'nades from a dead body, using the self-injured guy on the ground to fend any chrysallids (they seem to run away if shot at). Well it kinda works but before I know it one zombifies the injured soldier, so I took out the crysallid (i learned to ignore zombies if possible, they can only melee you).
The zombie runs up to my last soldier, but doesnt attack I think. Either way he's one square away from me so I autofire on the laser rifle. Survives the first auto, I go auto again, chrysallid comes out between shots, but still lives. I go auto again thinking this has to get him.
Chrysallid lives and I have like 20 TUs (I might have done one less autoshot I can't remember). Anyways I can't do anything with the laser rifle, or maybe it was just a snap left so I figure well this guy is dead. Out of desperation I have him grab a laser pistol to autoshoot him. I'm 1 TU short of autofire. I'm like oh what the heck, lets snap him with the pistol, it wont kill him.
I took a turn to get the rifle back out and to even catch my own breath. I couldn't believe it happened.
Turns out I had killed the other chrysallids and only that snakeman was around. Fortunately he had panicked (and later berserked
). I finished him off and won the mission.
Lost my tank, 9 of 10 of my guys, saved 3 civvies, lost some rifles and equipment (lots of explosions) not to mention the Personal armour, killed 11 snakemen, and 15 chryssalids (got that from the XcomUtil logs).
I couldnt believe I won, let alone saved some civvies in that mess. Worst part was this was my main team, and had like 1 soldier in reserve. (I quickly sent guys from my second team and hired lots of soldiers)
Well thats my worst situation that I managed to win.
Edited by Pi Masta, 23 January 2007 - 02:56 PM.