Sweet and sour chicken, sixth time was the charm. I had been taking things slowly as you all suggested but the dog gone tanks and choppers loved to sneak spawn on me. I was able to take on the Spider with my AC10 intact and it made the difference. After it went down I did a victory dance but kept my eyes peeled. Sure enough, two more tanks spawned in on the way to the dropship. My CT was armor-less and in the red, and my other parts weren’t much better off. I got so nervous trying to take out two light tanks that I almost bought the farm 100 meters from my ship. Me and the Major are going to have a discussion about what constitutes “all” ground forces being eliminated.
I was able to do the next mission on the first try thanks to the repair bay conveniently located within the mining base. The game has opened up now and I’m at a loss of where to go. The Major suggests going off and recruiting pilots, but there are some contracts available… what do you guys suggest?