It seems to be balancing. I just hit my first installation and even though the baddies just got upgraded (heavy floaters and psy), I have only lost a total of 6 countries across the map. Not much difficulty. The hardest part of the game right now is an efficiency issue. Trying to heal everyone up before taking out the last bad guy of each map can be time consuming. Ironic since the goal is to reduce their injured down time! lol
When I play iron man again, I am definitely gonna drop one of the clusters though.
Question, I have an odd urge to roll out a squad of all S.H.I.V.s... Has anyone tried that?
I am enjoying having a disposable scout/Overwatch bait on each party, but idk if I want to invest in the full set quite yet. Maybe I'll keep a guy equipped with an arc thrower and a med pack at the least. lol
Edit: Also, on the D20 game, would S.H.I.V. operator be an option? I would love to play a sickly guy in a control room controlling a bot in the field.