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Veteran Member - Level 13
reader discussion went up on the stories of our heroic members of the X-Com
operation. Today I will tell you my greatest victory, and biggest defeat. Read
on for the tales of the heroes who risked their lives to save earth.
Bombs were deployed
in Tokyo, and my team was sent to stop it. The mission was a huge success. With
our Arc Reactors, we managed to capture a Sectoid AND a Thin Man. I deployed my
sniper behind a potted plant, and moved my assault trooper near the mid-section
of the subway. I sent my heavy soldier across the tracks to another potted
plant, and one by the entrance to the train. On our next move, I opened the
door with my soldier positioned by the door. He moved into cover by the
entrance, and was in firing range of a thin man.
He fired at the
thin man, but the shots missed. My assault trooper jumped into the subway
through the window, and shot the thin man in the back with a shotgun blast. The
thin man went down, and my heavy soldier deactivated a node. I moved my sniper
up behind another node, and deactivated it.
On the next turn,
my assault trooper jumped out the other window and disabled a node in the train
tracks. Near the node was a sectoid, which my sniper picked off with squad sight.
My heavy weapons soldier moved up to another node, deactivated it, and shot
down a sectoid. My assault rifle soldier moved through the train car, and took
cover near another node. The sectoid by the node in the tracks fired at my
assault soldier, but the shots missed. A thin man deployed somewhere on the map
and went into overwatch.
My assault soldier
stunned a sectoid, getting applause from Doctor Vanhalen. My assault rifle
soldier moved down the train, and was met by another thin man. He was in range
for the arc reactor, and stunned it. My heavy soldier moved up to another node,
but three potshots from the overwatch thin man hit him. He had two health left,
and deactivated the node. My sniper moved up into position, and fired a snap
shot at the thin man. Bullseye. The thin man burst into acid, dead.
The final sectoid
marched into view, and fired at my soldiers. My sniper took him down with one
shot. The mission was complete.
THE RAID ON THE ALIEN BASE IN AFRICA
This was my first mission that resulted in a
failure. My soldiers were all primed, and we started the mission. My team separated
into two firing squads and went on each of the pathways, we walked from cover
spot to cover spot, ending up near a door. Each squad opened up, and there were
rather weak aliens inside. We easily took down the floaters and the sectoids,
and moved up to the next section. There were some drones and floaters, and we
took them out quickly. We moved in to attack the next section, but there were
five aliens waiting for us. They were praying mantis sized and moved farther
They poisoned my
assault soldier and he died next turn from the poisoning. My squad scattered in
fear, and we tried to take shots at them, but they barley took any damage. On
the next turn, they killed my sniper and heavy. However, something odd
happened. My assault soldier came back as a zombie. My troopers continued to
retreat, but it was useless. My entire squad was wiped out by these aliens, and
my team was unprepared to deal with a terror attack on Australia. In response
of our failure to protect Australia, Australia, Japan, and China bailed out on
R.I.P. GIO MEMBERS
So, some of my soldiers were named after members of G.I.O.
Let’s see if you died.
Saint Blogger-1 mission. 2 kills. Killed when trying to
capture a floater (Couldn't think of a good last name)
Mray ‘Brony’ 901-3 missions. 8 kills. Mauled by praying
Mojo ‘All-star’ Monkey-7 missions. 15 kills. Turned into
God ‘Of’ Irony-4 missions. 3 kills. Shot by sectoid
Dan ‘Idiot’ Ryckert-4 missions. 5 kills. Mauled by praying
Xl ‘Me’ 9-5 missions. 8 kills. Killed by mojo monkey’s
Joe Juba-1 mission. 0 kills. Mauled by a praying mantis in Australia
Well guys, I hoped you enjoyed my blog of war stories. Be on
the lookout for more epic stories of X-Com woes.