I'm gutted and need a pick me up.
Playing on Ironman classic, hadn't lost a soldier for something like 5 missions. Been running the lightening reflex Assault guy out in the open to the edge of his blue movement. If he spots enemies, my range guys take them out before he finishes his turn. Or if they don't, he runs back into full cover.
Anyway, ran him forward to an open street towards one skinny man. No reds popped up so I press assault and gun and run again to finish the red off. The very next square 4 more enemies popped up and he had no where to hide and the other guys were overwhelmed (some BS shots mind you). It was a really important abduction mission and due to the failure, I lost Europe with nothing to show for it.
Gutted. Will have to start again, grrrr.
Unlike the puppets, we have the possibility of stopping in our movements, looking up and perceiving the machinery by which we have been moved. In this act lies the first step towards freedom - Berger