Well, I have now done two 5 skull +27 missions and we are all still alive and intact. The first was very easy for a 5 skull difficulty mission, the second, which I will show here, not as easy.
First off, Glitch in my LRM support King Crab has been running out of missiles lately. So I have reduced her armor a tad (legs) and messed with the cooling a bit and was able to add another 240 LRM's. She now has an additional 240 rounds, almost 1,000 missiles total!
I have accepted a contract to find and destroy two Elite Pirate Assault mech lances. It should be interesting.
Here's my A Team ready for action:
We drop in and here's the plan. Nix up the middle to draw out the bad guys while the rest of the lance goes left for that tree line and cover. Glitch will find a defilade spot along the way to rain LRM's from. Kill zone should be in the vicinity of the red X IF
all goes as planned. Nice big bowl shaped valley and I hope to have height advantage most of the engagement.
We've been busy. Medusa is out in front dealing and taking damage and pops a Stalker. Nix and Glitch in overwatch, Behemoth on Medusa's left.
Here come's TROUBLE!
The troublesome Atlas unloads on Medusa and, Glitch and Nix go after the Atlas from overwatch. Nix for the a head shot!
No joy for Nix. Now Medusa's in trouble and down a weapon. He's "advancing to the rear".
No sweat though. The reinforcements are down and we easily deal with the last two units, a tracked vehicle stuck up in the hills and one last mech. Glitch rains hell on that mech. It blew up real good!
We did good. Medusa lost an arm and a valuable AC 20 +++, but I had a few in inventory and got two more in salvage. No wonder those elite guys do so much damage.
Again, sorry for not having more in action screen shots, but it gets hectic at times. This +27 mission only had 6 elite assault mechs and two vehicles. Two more mechs instead of the vehicles would have made it harder. As it was I almost lost Medusa, If that had happened with 3 or 4 Elite assault mechs against my damaged remaining three...well it would have been a close run thing at best.