Dr Gosburo Coffin
Frankfurt am Main
Did you guys ever win this mission in normal mode?
Yes, in our third try. We were playing with two players (two mechs), and for the first two games, we set up on the map parts to the west and east respectively (because I thought that I had a clever plan). First game started with a surprisingly bad card draw that immediately made my plan impossible. We blamed our immediate defeat on bad luck and tried again. The second game had better cards but didn't last much longer, so we concluded that my clever plan maybe wasn't so clever, after all.
For our third try, we changed our starting positions and set both mechs up on the southern map tile. It was much easier to keep the minions under control that way, and only one of them managed to reach the assembly area before we arrived there. Once we were at that point, we left one mech to guard the assembly area, while the other one got the crystal from his side of the board. There were a couple of slightly risky situations when damage kept us from killing minions with full efficiency, but all in all it was quite possible to beat the mission, and the assembly area had four health points left in the end.
This reminds me that I wanted to post a session report about that game ...