Beyond Phoenix Point: uses for the tactical engine

Leaving aside niggles around AI competency or balance of skills, tactical combat is engaging.

I would love some sort of skirmish mode, possibly supporting multiplayer, that lets you spend a “budget” on members of your squad and their equipment and fight it out against another team (possibly an AI preset).

There could be specially crafted skirmish maps with varied objectives reminiscent of Laser Squad. In fact, I’d pay money for that kind of DLC - particularly if the maps could be bigger. A map like The Assassins pitting a squad against a battallion of security droids armed with the dreaded Zeeker would be … awesomely nostalgic. Yes, I’m old…