Talk:XCOM Base Defense (EU2012)

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If this requires completing the Alien Base mission first then couldn't it happen at any point after you've complete the Alien Base?--Ditto51 07:47, 30 November 2013 (EST)

In my experiences it triggered within 10 days from alien base raid. Moyang 07:58, 30 November 2013 (EST)
What I meant was that the page says between May and September, but if you were to complete the base in March would you get it in April? Or if you completed it in the second year would the base defense still follow--Ditto51 10:35, 30 November 2013 (EST)
I just edited the page to remove that reference and simply say that HQ Defense takes place after the Alien Base assault. Hobbes 14:49, 30 November 2013 (EST)

Soldiers chosen

So after doing this a few of times it seems I always get my 6 highest ranked soldiers. Before I put it on the page does anyone have a counterexample? Binkyuk 11:25, 13 December 2013 (EST)

Nope. Of the three Base Defense missions I've observed, soldiers chosen starts at very top and works down. Obviously skipping any Psi testing, Augmenting, Gene modding, Covert Operatives on mission or hospitalized soldiers. Sounds good to me, Binkyuk. --DracoGriffin 11:33, 13 December 2013 (EST)
Sounds good to me as well. I think the "Highest ranking" soldier always spawns on the floor near the Hologlobe, since my MEC was there both times, and each time they were the highest ranking XCOM soldier available at the time. Arrow Quivershaft 13:55, 13 December 2013 (EST)
Nearly all my Alpha team got killed on the last Base Defense mission... *sigh* Hobbes 14:08, 13 December 2013 (EST)

An alien bug?

After, I think, third restart of this mission I got NO aliens the whole mission! During all mission all I've got was just Central talking about aliens somwehere, only to say that area is clear immediately after that. Don't know if this a bug or it's just game took pity on me... DragDen (talk) 16:18, 1 February 2014 (EST)

It should be a bug. Sometimes when close the window and restart from the current autosave while playing on Ironman mode I get some weird results myself. Hobbes (talk) 20:33, 1 February 2014 (EST)

Number of Aliens Appearing

I've only played this far in EW twice so far, but the number of aliens seems to have a much wider range than would be expected from other missions. One game, Base Defense came in September when I had about 8 Colonels, 50+ total soldiers, all Plasma weapons, Ghost and Archangel armor; 37 aliens appeared. The other was in June with only 4 Colonels, 13 soldiers in barracks, Laser weapons, Carapace Armor and Skeleton Suit; 26 aliens appeared (almost 30% fewer), and this was much easier because the smaller early waves were quicker to wipe out. I'm wondering if the number of soldiers in the barracks is a factor in the number of aliens, besides the month controlling which types appear. -- Pjw (talk) 14:25, 6 August 2015 (EDT)