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It's been a few months, but here's how I recall beating this part on Hard. I grouped all my units up at the pier and walked them down the long pier from the Chryssalids' ship to the rescue zone in the following manner: First, I split them into two groups of approximately equal strength. I walked one group half of their maximum walking distance down the ...


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There is no in-game way to know, unless you've kept saves from previous games. If you can get to the mission control from one of those saves, you'll see your base on the globe. If you're a FAQ-reader, there's a good chance you've skipped South Africa (people hate on it a lot). Otherwise you're sort of out of luck.


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You may like to note that with the Enemy Within expansion come several interface enhancements. Notably for this question, there's a "Make Items Available" button that removes all items from everyone who isn't in the current squad. The pre-mission squad view also shows all the items in everyone's pockets so you don't have to try to remember that. The ...


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Blueraja 's answer is good from a tactical perspective. Strategically, I believe that this mission can appear at any time, so my advice is not to take it unless the majority of your squad can comfortably one-shot a chrysalid. That means at least laser weapons, and high enough ranks that their aim is good. I've only had this mission pop late in the game, ...


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One further note about this scary mission: Once you trigger the airstrike and have only 8 turns to get back, certain objects in the middle of the map will burst into Chrysalids on each turn. However, they don't do this if they've been destroyed. So what you can do is, after killing the first few zombies and Chrysalids, don't approach the ship yet. Bring at ...



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