It came to me this morning...I thought it might go over well.
Second game ended like the first - shot to pieces in Sector 8 with a 9 VP loss.
Third time lucky, though. An early fist full of twos, threes and fours gave me the Officer and the ability to keep the Reinforcements piling in with his colour change ability. The peak strength was 60 and all Specialists save the Hero. Final score was 81 VP with 27 soldiers and all Specialists save the sacrificed Officer in the Bunker.
Very slick little game.
Made it up to Sector 8 first game before getting zapped for a loss with 8 VP.
Going to give it another go tonight.