It seems everyone has their own methods. What are yours? I like to outfit my interceptors with only avalanche missles. Troops get auto cannons with HE ammo (messy but effective). I take a couple heavy cannons with incendiary ammo for night fights. My low bravery guys get their names changed to a number (I usually just put everyones bravery then change to their psy stats at the end of their names) and are equiped with a stun rod, electro flares and medi kits when developed. Yes low bravery troops deserve no name or weapons. When attacking I spread out with cover fire in a military style. The weak bravery going the farthest out. I leave some troops with full movement points to cover during alien turn. Move much faster during terror attacks (to save civilians) and when fighting mind controlling aliens. When aliens are found I fire at them from way back (while avoiding line of fire hits on my own men) this prevents return fire. Base development, I start in north east america 1st base 2nd in eastern europe. Develop radar a couple labs one engineering (which I tear down later making base 2 a manufacturing plant) and an alien containment. I keep around 20 to 25 troops in the first couple of bases. I research medi kits (which can be sold till alien metal is researched to make money). Then I research heavy plasma and clip as fast as I can to re-outfit troops. Then you can do plasma beam and move on from there depending on events. I skip weak weapons like lasers all together and base defences. So I do strong weapons, ships and their components, armor and some interrogation especially of high ranking aliens and those with mind control because mind control is your ultimate weapon . Ok then I hope someone may find this helpfull and I am curious as to what others do.