I am on my 3rd game now.
1st game I never realised you needed to build satellite control buildings or power stations
2nd game I never knew what the foundry was until it was too late. (try taking on 10 Mutons and 5 Beserkers with laser weapons.)
3rd game I just lost India and still have 0 cash. But i have Satellites up in the US, China, Argentina and UK. Just before work this morning I shot down a terror (I am assuming) ship and will see what I can do there. Due to my cash shortage I cannot afford to build the Laser Weapons or armor so fingers crossed the start weapons will work.
"Just give me the coffee and no one gets hurt."