The situation IS getting gratch
Hurdy gurdy gurdy, in the windae boxes...
I just got this game last week, and I'm currently playing Mission 1 of the Normandy campaign.
The Friendly Higher HQ Event 'Situation Report' came up. It says:
Must spend 3 commands to send report to Battalion*
*Earn an extra Experience Point for each of these events if completed that turn
Then in 3.1 it says:
For some events you get experience only if you accomplish the event that turn, but doing so is optional. You may choose to forego the experience if you feel you have more pressing matters.
From 3.1 it seems like the event is optional and only useful for gaining experience, but then there is that pesky MUST throwing me...