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Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:04 pm

New Naephak wrote:
Licana wrote:>contact: Large UFO flying NOE
>ignore bc interceptors only have missiles
>landing
>wat
>A-team assemble!
>half of A-team is still down due to previous EXALT op
>spend full minute frantically trying to figure out if I can do this
>send out the team
>all starting weapons, only two guys have Phalanx armour (ghetto Carapace armour if you've never played LW) plus a regular SHIV
>assault goes well, clean up various alien pods around the harverster before moving to the control room, only one guy received one point of damage from a Seeker
>open doors
>six outsiders
>six fucking outsiders
>oh god what do
>sends in the SHIV on a suicide flank, throws all of the grenades
>two outsiders down
>outsider leader (whom has like 20 fucking health) barrels right past my guys and into a position I can't see behind me
>SHIV somehow survives return fire
>fuck it, storm the three remaining outsiders in the control room with everything I have
>Everyone is flanked by everyone
>THERE WAS A FIREFIGHT ensues

And this was how I managed to get a massive amount of resources at the cost of two of my best soliders and a SHIV. Six fucking outsiders man.

In LW you need an A-team, a B-team, a C-team, and probably a D-team.

D is for disposable, like all rookies are.
C is for Chyrssalids, who are laying eggs in the sniper.
B is for brain'd by berserkers.
A is for almost wiped out.
Now you know the XCOM a b c's.
Licana wrote:Fucking swarming terror mission. 32 aliens and they're all chrysalids and zombies, and I forget to bring an assault or a shotgun.

Managed to save 9 (iirc) civilians, and 4 of the 7 guys I sent on that mission got promoted and none took any damage, but that was still nerve wracking.

I. Hate. Chyrssalids.

With a burning passion.

And that children is why Mexico now belongs to the invaders. Those damn xenos can eat all the burritos they want, see if I give a shit.
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Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:Nice to see that this is back.


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Postby Arstotzkas » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:07 pm

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:
New Naephak wrote:In LW you need an A-team, a B-team, a C-team, and probably a D-team.

D is for disposable, like all rookies are.
C is for Chyrssalids, who are laying eggs in the sniper.
B is for brain'd by berserkers.
A is for almost wiped out.
Now you know the XCOM a b c's.
Licana wrote:Fucking swarming terror mission. 32 aliens and they're all chrysalids and zombies, and I forget to bring an assault or a shotgun.

Managed to save 9 (iirc) civilians, and 4 of the 7 guys I sent on that mission got promoted and none took any damage, but that was still nerve wracking.

I. Hate. Chyrssalids.

With a burning passion.

And that children is why Mexico now belongs to the invaders. Those damn xenos can eat all the burritos they want, see if I give a shit.



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Postby Licana » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:11 pm

New Naephak wrote:In LW you need an A-team, a B-team, a C-team, and probably a D-team.


Yep, I generally shove a couple of low ranked guys into missions for exactly this reason. Just did a training run on a light abduction mission where I had 3 rookies get promoted as well as one specialist. Unfortunately, I've been running into a lot of missions (swarming terror missions, landings, hard/annoying Council missions) that are really A-team missions, and the roster has suffered for it. :<

Anyway, off to do another large landing mission. RIP the remainder of my A and B teams.

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:I. Hate. Chyrssalids.

With a burning passion.

And that children is why Mexico now belongs to the invaders. Those damn xenos can eat all the burritos they want, see if I give a shit.


But alien bases increase alien research. Can't let them get ahead. :<
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Puzikas wrote:Gulf War One was like Slapstick: The War. Except, you know, up to 40,000 people died.

Vitaphone Racing wrote:Never in all my years have I seen someone actually quote the dictionary and still get the definition wrong.

Husseinarti wrote:
Vitaphone Racing wrote:Do lets. I really want to hear another explanation about dirty vaginas keeping women out of combat, despite the vagina being a self-cleaning organ.

So was the M-16.

Senestrum wrote:How are KEPs cowardly? Surely the "real man" would in fact be the one firing giant rods of nuclear waste at speeds best described as "hilarious".

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Postby Wisconsin9 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:19 pm

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:
New Naephak wrote:In LW you need an A-team, a B-team, a C-team, and probably a D-team.

D is for disposable, like all rookies are.
C is for Chyrssalids, who are laying eggs in the sniper.
B is for brain'd by berserkers.
A is for almost wiped out.
Now you know the XCOM a b c's.

E is for expendable, like this team.
F is for fucked, like the human race.
G is for God help us, which is what the civilians will be screaming when your team rises from the dead.
H is for Heaven, where your squad is now.
I is for invincible, like that damn Sectopod seemed to be.
J is for joule, many of which were just pumped into your pointman's chest.
K is for Kevin, who almost managed to get a kill.
L is for liquefied beneath a Berzerker's fist.
M is for mommy, the last word that panicking squaddie ever said.
N is for Newfoundland.
O is for oh crap, which Johnson said when a Muton flanked him.
P is for plasma, of which your enemies have an infinite supply.
Q is for quiet down before a Chryssalid hears us.
R is for rest in peace.
S is for situation normal, all fucked up.
T is for terror mission, where you saved three civilians at the expense of your best soldiers.
U is for undercover operative, who was tortured and killed by EXALT.
V is for value, the primary criteria when recruiting new troops.
W is for whiskey, which you'll need to keep stocks of for anyone who makes it back.
X is for x-ray, which is the most vulgar expletive known to XCOM.
Y is for YOLO, which very much applies to your men.
Z is for zombies, who wiped your entire squad.
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Postby Arstotzkas » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:23 pm

XCOM is now

X is for x-ray, which is the most vulgar expletive known to XCOM.
C is for Chyrssalids, who are laying eggs in the sniper.
O is for oh crap, which Johnson said when a Muton flanked him.
M is for mommy, the last word that panicking squaddie ever said.
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Postby Bezkoshtovnya » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:45 pm

Arstotzkas wrote:XCOM is now

X is for x-ray, which is the most vulgar expletive known to XCOM.
C is for Chyrssalids, who are laying eggs in the sniper.
O is for oh crap, which Johnson said when a Muton flanked him.
M is for mommy, the last word that panicking squaddie ever said.

Or in my case the last word he said before he killed my best soldier, and then I blew him up with a grenade in anger.
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Postby Licana » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:48 pm

Zhang is about the unluckiest guy in this playthrough. Every time he goes out, he gets extremely injured and is generally down for a month. :/
>American education
[19:21] <Lubyak> I want to go and wank all over him.
Puzikas wrote:Gulf War One was like Slapstick: The War. Except, you know, up to 40,000 people died.

Vitaphone Racing wrote:Never in all my years have I seen someone actually quote the dictionary and still get the definition wrong.

Husseinarti wrote:
Vitaphone Racing wrote:Do lets. I really want to hear another explanation about dirty vaginas keeping women out of combat, despite the vagina being a self-cleaning organ.

So was the M-16.

Senestrum wrote:How are KEPs cowardly? Surely the "real man" would in fact be the one firing giant rods of nuclear waste at speeds best described as "hilarious".

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Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:50 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:
Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:D is for disposable, like all rookies are.
C is for Chyrssalids, who are laying eggs in the sniper.
B is for brain'd by berserkers.
A is for almost wiped out.
Now you know the XCOM a b c's.

E is for expendable, like this team.
F is for fucked, like the human race.
G is for God help us, which is what the civilians will be screaming when your team rises from the dead.
H is for Heaven, where your squad is now.
I is for invincible, like that damn Sectopod seemed to be.
J is for joule, many of which were just pumped into your pointman's chest.
K is for Kevin, who almost managed to get a kill.
L is for liquefied beneath a Berzerker's fist.
M is for mommy, the last word that panicking squaddie ever said.
N is for Newfoundland.
O is for oh crap, which Johnson said when a Muton flanked him.
P is for plasma, of which your enemies have an infinite supply.
Q is for quiet down before a Chryssalid hears us.
R is for rest in peace.
S is for situation normal, all fucked up.
T is for terror mission, where you saved three civilians at the expense of your best soldiers.
U is for undercover operative, who was tortured and killed by EXALT.
V is for value, the primary criteria when recruiting new troops.
W is for whiskey, which you'll need to keep stocks of for anyone who makes it back.
X is for x-ray, which is the most vulgar expletive known to XCOM.
Y is for YOLO, which very much applies to your men.
Z is for zombies, who wiped your entire squad.

I love this thread.

Also, sigged.

EDIT: I read this in the voice of that British man from the Long Live the Queen trailers. This dude..
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Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:Nice to see that this is back.


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Postby Wisconsin9 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:53 pm

Licana wrote:Zhang is about the unluckiest guy in this playthrough. Every time he goes out, he gets extremely injured and is generally down for a month. :/

He died in my last playthrough.
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Postby Arstotzkas » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:10 pm

There is one operation that I just can't do, no matter how many times I load it up.

It's where you shoot down an extremely large UFO which may be responsible for the terror attacks. But when I land, my squad gets destroyed from all the aliens there. One thing is always the same though. Sergeant Masthua dies.
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Postby Wisconsin9 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:13 pm

Arstotzkas wrote:There is one operation that I just can't do, no matter how many times I load it up.

It's where you shoot down an extremely large UFO which may be responsible for the terror attacks. But when I land, my squad gets destroyed from all the aliens there. One thing is always the same though. Sergeant Masthua dies.

It doesn't count if everyone dies.
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Postby Licana » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:16 pm

Also, on this playthrough, I decided to rush for Gauss weaponry and skip beam lasers entirely.

I do not recommend this course of action. Even with the good fortune of being able to raid two large UFOs that landed, I'm still running out of alloys as fast as I get them. On the other hand, got more Elerium than I know what to do with.
>American education
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Puzikas wrote:Gulf War One was like Slapstick: The War. Except, you know, up to 40,000 people died.

Vitaphone Racing wrote:Never in all my years have I seen someone actually quote the dictionary and still get the definition wrong.

Husseinarti wrote:
Vitaphone Racing wrote:Do lets. I really want to hear another explanation about dirty vaginas keeping women out of combat, despite the vagina being a self-cleaning organ.

So was the M-16.

Senestrum wrote:How are KEPs cowardly? Surely the "real man" would in fact be the one firing giant rods of nuclear waste at speeds best described as "hilarious".

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Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:19 pm

Arstotzkas wrote:There is one operation that I just can't do, no matter how many times I load it up.

It's where you shoot down an extremely large UFO which may be responsible for the terror attacks. But when I land, my squad gets destroyed from all the aliens there. One thing is always the same though. Sergeant Masthua dies.

All you need is Kill.

I just let the locals deal with the large ones and throw another satellite at them to get them to calm down.

One mission, in a desert canyon in Russia was like that.
One step off the Skyranger, and BAM! Every. Single. Xeno. On the battleship. A Sectopod, Ethereal, two Berserkers, a Sectoid Commander, several Elite Mutons and a Cyberdisk. I lolnope'd my ass out of there.

Still won the campaign.
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Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:Nice to see that this is back.


You are impressively slow.

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Postby Wisconsin9 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:25 pm

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:
Arstotzkas wrote:There is one operation that I just can't do, no matter how many times I load it up.

It's where you shoot down an extremely large UFO which may be responsible for the terror attacks. But when I land, my squad gets destroyed from all the aliens there. One thing is always the same though. Sergeant Masthua dies.

All you need is Kill.

I just let the locals deal with the large ones and throw another satellite at them to get them to calm down.

One mission, in a desert canyon in Russia was like that.
One step off the Skyranger, and BAM! Every. Single. Xeno. On the battleship. A Sectopod, Ethereal, two Berserkers, a Sectoid Commander, several Elite Mutons and a Cyberdisk. I lolnope'd my ass out of there.

Still won the campaign.

Everybody back to the Skyranger, Russia can fend for itself.

They've got waves and waves of troops, tanks and planes they can throw at the aliens, anyways. Two thousand dead for one UFO isn't such a bad deal.
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Postby The Corparation » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:25 pm

Since its 2015 and all, I'm curious what are the games everyone here is looking forward to this coming year?
Personally my big ones are:
Squadron 42 Episode 1
Dreadnought
GTA:V PC release
No Man's Sky
Witcher 3 (Because if is not on here, Czech will excommunicate me from PC Gaming)
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Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:30 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:
Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:All you need is Kill.

I just let the locals deal with the large ones and throw another satellite at them to get them to calm down.

One mission, in a desert canyon in Russia was like that.
One step off the Skyranger, and BAM! Every. Single. Xeno. On the battleship. A Sectopod, Ethereal, two Berserkers, a Sectoid Commander, several Elite Mutons and a Cyberdisk. I lolnope'd my ass out of there.

Still won the campaign.

Everybody back to the Skyranger, Russia can fend for itself.

They've got waves and waves of troops, tanks and planes they can throw at the aliens, anyways. Two thousand dead for one UFO isn't such a bad deal.

All of the aliens were clustered in about 7 square tiles, which is what, twenty feet? A T90 could roll up and 1 HE shell later everyone is happy.

And this was a battleship. It was on the way to sending tentacle monsters to the Japanese girl's school. You could build an entire Armor divison from the Alloy alone.


The Corparation wrote:Since its 2015 and all, I'm curious what are the games everyone here is looking forward to this coming year?
Personally my big ones are:
Squadron 42 Episode 1
Dreadnought
GTA:V PC release
No Man's Sky
Witcher 3 (Because if is not on here, Czech will excommunicate me from PC Gaming)

The only one that sounds remotely good is No Man's Sky, but I won't hold my breath.
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Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:Nice to see that this is back.


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Postby Wisconsin9 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:33 pm

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:
Wisconsin9 wrote:Everybody back to the Skyranger, Russia can fend for itself.

They've got waves and waves of troops, tanks and planes they can throw at the aliens, anyways. Two thousand dead for one UFO isn't such a bad deal.

All of the aliens were clustered in about 7 square tiles, which is what, twenty feet? A T90 could roll up and 1 HE shell later everyone is happy.

And this was a battleship. It was on the way to sending tentacle monsters to the Japanese girl's school. You could build an entire Armor divison from the Alloy alone.

XCOM plasguns can cut through a tank like a hot knife through butter, and alien armor can take a fuckton of shots. You would need an armor division to take that ship.
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Postby The Corparation » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:34 pm

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:
The Corparation wrote:Since its 2015 and all, I'm curious what are the games everyone here is looking forward to this coming year?
Personally my big ones are:
Squadron 42 Episode 1
Dreadnought
GTA:V PC release
No Man's Sky
Witcher 3 (Because if is not on here, Czech will excommunicate me from PC Gaming)

The only one that sounds remotely good is No Man's Sky, but I won't hold my breath.

I take it you're not a PC Gamer.
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Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:39 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:
Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:All of the aliens were clustered in about 7 square tiles, which is what, twenty feet? A T90 could roll up and 1 HE shell later everyone is happy.

And this was a battleship. It was on the way to sending tentacle monsters to the Japanese girl's school. You could build an entire Armor divison from the Alloy alone.

XCOM plasguns can cut through a tank like a hot knife through butter, and alien armor can take a fuckton of shots. You would need an armor division to take that ship.

That was one thing that pissed me off about XENONAUTS. They made the tanks too weak. They say the the Wolf armor is equal to 3 in. of steel, and most tanks have FAR more than that, all a round. If they explained it as them being targeted because they're bigger, fine. But don't talk shit about tanks when I'm here.

The way these games handle tanks is bullshit.

With that tirade over, I think an MBT could wipe out a UFO. They could just start laying down shells from a kilometers away. They wouldn't recover the bodies, but who gives a damn? Those XCOM dudes are selling them for like $3 a piece.

The Corparation wrote:
Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:
The only one that sounds remotely good is No Man's Sky, but I won't hold my breath.

I take it you're not a PC Gamer.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*inhale*HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

PC only, bro. For future reference.
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Postby Licana » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:47 pm

Maps in XCOM have repeatedly shown that combat between UFOs and terrestrial vehicles (including tanks) doesn't generally end very well for our side. Their shipborne plasma weapons are enough to bring down a massive concrete dam with a strafing run, and are accurate enough at extreme ranges to effectively engage in aerial combat with interceptors. The idea that the MBT would be able to counter or otherwise engage this threat is kind of amusing, as it implies the UFO is going to give the tank a sporting chance by even entering its engagement range. :>
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Puzikas wrote:Gulf War One was like Slapstick: The War. Except, you know, up to 40,000 people died.

Vitaphone Racing wrote:Never in all my years have I seen someone actually quote the dictionary and still get the definition wrong.

Husseinarti wrote:
Vitaphone Racing wrote:Do lets. I really want to hear another explanation about dirty vaginas keeping women out of combat, despite the vagina being a self-cleaning organ.

So was the M-16.

Senestrum wrote:How are KEPs cowardly? Surely the "real man" would in fact be the one firing giant rods of nuclear waste at speeds best described as "hilarious".

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Postby Wisconsin9 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:50 pm

Licana wrote:Maps in XCOM have repeatedly shown that combat between UFOs and terrestrial vehicles (including tanks) doesn't generally end very well for our side. Their shipborne plasma weapons are enough to bring down a massive concrete dam with a strafing run, and are accurate enough at extreme ranges to effectively engage in aerial combat with interceptors. The idea that the MBT would be able to counter or otherwise engage this threat is kind of amusing, as it implies the UFO is going to give the tank a sporting chance by even entering its engagement range. :>

To hell with the UFOs, their weakest man-portable weapons cut the MBTs to pieces.

Heh. I remember seeing a thread on Spacebattles wondering who would win, an Abrams or a Sectopod.
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Postby Licana » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:58 pm

To be honest, in an engagement with non-airborne forces, a tank or other similar vehicle would fare far better as the engagement will be limited to line of sight and the armament of a tank is equally capable of killing any ground-based threat the aliens could throw at it. Its utility would be especially notable in a long-range (kilometer plus, or closer if it has a suitable defilade position) direct fire support role, in the handful of times such a role could be present and the assets able to reach the engagement zone in a timely manner (big ifs there).

On a completely unrelated tangent, one good thing about having two large alien ship landings early in the game is that I am absolutely rolling in UFO power sources. Perhaps I'll be able to get an Elerium generator up and running soon. :>
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Puzikas wrote:Gulf War One was like Slapstick: The War. Except, you know, up to 40,000 people died.

Vitaphone Racing wrote:Never in all my years have I seen someone actually quote the dictionary and still get the definition wrong.

Husseinarti wrote:
Vitaphone Racing wrote:Do lets. I really want to hear another explanation about dirty vaginas keeping women out of combat, despite the vagina being a self-cleaning organ.

So was the M-16.

Senestrum wrote:How are KEPs cowardly? Surely the "real man" would in fact be the one firing giant rods of nuclear waste at speeds best described as "hilarious".

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Postby Monlyth » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:00 pm

The Corparation wrote:Since its 2015 and all, I'm curious what are the games everyone here is looking forward to this coming year?
Personally my big ones are:
Squadron 42 Episode 1
Dreadnought
GTA:V PC release
No Man's Sky
Witcher 3 (Because if is not on here, Czech will excommunicate me from PC Gaming)

Mortal Kombat X and Pathologic are the two titles I'm crossing my fingers are good. I'm a little cynical about these upcoming releases due to the amount of subpar ones last year.
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Postby Pan Asian Amercian Coalition » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:02 pm

Licana wrote:Maps in XCOM have repeatedly shown that combat between UFOs and terrestrial vehicles (including tanks) doesn't generally end very well for our side. Their shipborne plasma weapons are enough to bring down a massive concrete dam with a strafing run, and are accurate enough at extreme ranges to effectively engage in aerial combat with interceptors. The idea that the MBT would be able to counter or otherwise engage this threat is kind of amusing, as it implies the UFO is going to give the tank a sporting chance by even entering its engagement range. :>

You misunderstand. I mean a UFO crash or landing site. Not against a flying UFO, that would be fighting an attack jet with a slingshot. It's already on the ground, panzer territory, and the crew is off watching for rascally XCOM Operatives or taking a xeno dump or something.


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Licana wrote:Maps in XCOM have repeatedly shown that combat between UFOs and terrestrial vehicles (including tanks) doesn't generally end very well for our side. Their shipborne plasma weapons are enough to bring down a massive concrete dam with a strafing run, and are accurate enough at extreme ranges to effectively engage in aerial combat with interceptors. The idea that the MBT would be able to counter or otherwise engage this threat is kind of amusing, as it implies the UFO is going to give the tank a sporting chance by even entering its engagement range. :>

To hell with the UFOs, their weakest man-portable weapons cut the MBTs to pieces.

Heh. I remember seeing a thread on Spacebattles wondering who would win, an Abrams or a Sectopod.

It would depend on a lot of things. They could both easily kill each other, but each has a few advantages. The Abrams is faster (max speed of ~80 km/h or so) superior range with the cannon and stronger armor. The Sectopod is easier to move in urban areas, and is a smaller target.

It would honestly boil down to the environment of the fight. The Abrams would win over open terrain, and the Sectopod would win in an urban fight.

Licana wrote:To be honest, in an engagement with non-airborne forces, a tank or other similar vehicle would fare far better as the engagement will be limited to line of sight and the armament of a tank is equally capable of killing any ground-based threat the aliens could throw at it. Its utility would be especially notable in a long-range (kilometer plus, or closer if it has a suitable defilade position) direct fire support role, in the handful of times such a role could be present and the assets able to reach the engagement zone in a timely manner (big ifs there).

On a completely unrelated tangent, one good thing about having two large alien ship landings early in the game is that I am absolutely rolling in UFO power sources. Perhaps I'll be able to get an Elerium generator up and running soon. :>

Yes. Someone who understands tanks the way they were meant to be. <3

Also, good luck with your alien what's it generators. Over here in XCOM 'Murica, the Earth itself helps our fight! Geothermal, hell ya!
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Postby Licana » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:09 pm

Pan Asian Amercian Coalition wrote:Also, good luck with your alien what's it generators. Over here in XCOM 'Murica, the Earth itself helps our fight! Geothermal, hell ya!


Oh, I have those too. In fact, I had the good fortune to have one steam vent right on top of another one, so I have two thermal generators with an adjacency bonus between them. :>
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