I have yet to successfully complete one of these missions in my play throughs (I play as if its ironman, so mistakes are very costly!). I believe they made it a bit easier in the newest build but I’ve yet to dare try it again. My entire last game I avoided these missions so as to preserve my squad! So I’ve not yet had any of the special resources you need to make the new items.
1 - Is there a reason for you to left click and then click on the action instead of using one right click besides preference? Just curious.
2 - I’ve never used the Dante much. Why did you choose to use it against the cyclops as it did very low damage besides the 40 fire damage? I couldn’t tell how much damage it got from the fire and how much it got from the acid. Could you explain how fire works?
I have no difficulty at all with ancient sites on Veteran when I bring good teams of snipers, grenadiers and technicians. Stealthy infiltrator sniper kills hoplites thru their shields, especially with The help of Hel Cannons. Grenadiers and snipers just demolish the unprotected Cyclops in one turn. The cyclops often stands idle anyway (low perception or what?). By Feb 5 I’ve cleared almost all ancient sites. (i trade a lot and have 12 aircrafts therefore)
And don’t forget Athena NS-2 SR, paralysis affect Guardians, if they have less than 3 AP they can’t use their beams, Hoplites strength is 24, Athena paralysis is 16 per shot, if you hit them , mobility is severely restricted too. At that point they are useless in battefield
Having conquered all mines and refineries and received threats from factions to fight them back, I’ve finally got a mission to search for Dr Symes’ archieves to “Retrieve evidence of the Antediluvian civ”