Part 31: Base Defense 1XCOM Mission 31: BASE DEFENSE!
Shit! Its raining dirt on me, I think Ive got one coming in from above me! Whats your status?
This skeleton armor is flexible and breathes nicely, but its not very tough. And I dunno about the utility of this grappling hook when were underground. But it looks cool! The pants are
Ugh. Thank you for the fashion report, Leroy.
Ive got a flashbang, too. For all the good thatll do us.
Ive got some experimental new armor they just slapped on me with a heal-sprayer, no idea how good it is. Looks like its just us three, plus these redshirts.
Hey! Were BLUE!
The rest are dealing with threats on their own as they go. Ill send some to link up with you when they can.
Right. Everyone on overwatch!
EVERYONE SHOOT IT!
AAAAH!!! I DONT WANT TO BE A ZOMBIE!!!
More dropping in around us!
You would NOT believe what I just saw. Bradfords going apeshit with dual-wielded arc throwers, stunning everyone he sees. He just roundhouse kicked a guy in the jaw!
Huff huff well you focus on the aliens, Strike-One, Ill handle the mind-controlled crew!
How many enemies in here?
Coupla sectoids, another chrysalid bearing in on you, and a big gigantic fucking cyborg sectoid! A mech-toid! I I saw this thing in my vision! Theyre tough! Blueshirts, hit the sectoids, and everyone else unload on the big fucker!
Ill get the chrysalid!
Okay, okay, nothing to it
Dont look at it, just shoot it!
Aww, man, it barely scratched that thing! Theyre invincible! EEEEAAH!
Gah, SHUT UP!
Im emptying the gun into it! Shit this thing is tough!
Last sectoid down, for the moment!
Im going in.
Bar-lev, this thing is dangerous, it has plasma cannons for arms!
Well, you know what it doesnt have? ROCKET FISTS!
BOO-YA! I am a cyborg SLAUGHTERHOUSE!
You just punched him into the ceiling!
Yup. Back where he came from!
I think we got all the ones in this room.
I sense a bunch more coming through the cavern to the southeast. Be careful. Everyone reload your weapons.
Uhh release button safety on new magazine
Another telepathic sectoid. Lets see if it can read the mind of my FIST!
RAAAH! Damn, hes still up!
I got it!
Great job! Now lets keep an eye out for anything floating through the cavern.
Pffft! Gah! Dirt in my face!
Theres one digging down from the ceiling of the mech bay!
Then establish overwatch and get ready.
Theyre chrysalids you dumbass.
They look more like Tyranids to me
Just kill them NOW, or Ill beat your zombiefied corpse to death with my bare hands.
What? Bullshit, I was zeroed in on him! ROOKIES, YOU DID THIS SOMEHOW!
Got one! That means Im promoted, right? I get a bigger paycheck now!
Heh. Well see.
We all shot at the other one but its still coming! AAAAH! Were ALL GONNA DIE!
Do I have to do everything?
There! Stop panicking.
Caverns dark, but I can hear something in the distance
Hey, are you Cameron Watkins? Thats so cool! You know I played I am Rubber, You are Glue?
Heh, really? Cool!
Hey, we should become partners! Youre Cam, and Ill be codenamed Shaft! Well be Camshaft!
Had to rocket-boot my way up here. Whats up?
Look, I dont think we need to consider each other best buddies since this is the first time weve met
Aww, come on! Look, Ill prove it! INCOMING!
Ha, wounded it! Im a badass! See? See? Let me be part of the strike team!
Well I just killed a floater, a drone, and shot two of these damn disc things with REACTION FIRE while you were yapping.
Yeah, but now your guns empty. You need a partner!
What is your DEAL? Ahh, hell. FALL BACK!
Im gonna blow up the floater and damage the disc! Grenade out!
Ive got this one in my sights.
Disc down, Im taking my second shot!
Target remains. I think its going to return fire, take cover!
Ohhh, this floor is caked in chrysalid blood. You cant turn into a zombie by stepping in it, can you?
Calm down, rookies. Youre doing fine. The enemy is unfamiliar with the base layout, which means when they first appear theyll be confused and unable to pick out targets. As long as we are in an elevated position we get first shots at everyone invading the mech bay.
The hell? Its transforming! OWWWWWWW! FUCK!
Its armor is exposed like that! Take the shot!
Hell yeah. Theres only one super robot around here, and its ME.
Turn ME into a cyborg and I bet I could do that too!
Would you give it a rest?!
Mimi, get over here to the Mech Bay, we think thats where the next aliens are coming from. And I need to patch you up.
Theres a hell of a lot of more aliens coming your way, squad. Heads up!
Huff huff thats eighteen personel subdued
To Be Continued