Ten of our best soldiers and four tanks (two Hover/Plasma and two Tracked/Laser) are now embarked aboard Avenger-1 for Cydonia.
-Joshua-, Colonel, 26 missions, 20 kills, 78 TUs, Psi Strength 93
SpardaSon21, Captain, 30 missions, 24 kills, 76 TUs, Psi Strength 97
TrashMan, Sergeant, 30 missions, 18 kills, 77 TUs, Psi Strength 79
KyadCK, Sergeant, 26 missions, 37 kills, 78 TUs, Psi Strength 56
esarai, Squaddie, 18 missions, 12 kills, 75 TUs, Psi Strength 67
The E, Commander, 35 missions, 26 kills, 80 TUs, Psi Strength 90
Axem, Sergeant, 34 missions, 25 kills, 74 TUs, Psi Strength 84
Droid803, Squaddie, 21 missions, 13 kills, 73 TUs, Psi Strength 56
swashmebuckle, Squaddie, 20 missions, 13 kills, 66 TUs, Psi Strength 59
Scourge of Ages, Squaddie, 19 missions, 16 Kills, Psi Strength 66
(If you didn't get sent to Cydonia, you had a Psi Strength of 50 or less.)
The Avenger will be piloted by Darius. Scotty will handle the weapons, backed up by the AI Dekker. Tanks will be operated from the Avenger by both Spoon and Flipside.
Rather than its usual Plasma Beams, the Avenger will instead be armed with four Elerium-boosted nuclear warheads, with a yield of approximately one gigaton each. We traded our remaining stocks of plasma weaponry to the Russians for design assistance in building them. One of them will be launched ahead of the Avenger before it enters Martian orbit, and airburst at high altitude above the Cydonia base. This should knock down any active UFOs and the EMP should be sufficient to blind ground-based sensors and defenses, opening a window for the Avenger to land.
The other three are to be employed if the ground assault fails. We may not be able to give humanity the stars, but we sure as hell can keep the aliens from ever using Cydonia again.