Everyone who knows anything knows how important it is to name your hapless, helpless XCOM soldiers after friends, family and celebrities, to make their achievements all the sweeter, and their inevitable loss that much more tragic.
Let's talk about that fragile first force of fearless fighters, doomed to die daringly. Who will be your main men on that first campaign? In honour of the fine coverage here on RPS I'll be leading the charge with the members of the Hivemind.
Alec will be a Heavy, in honour of his favourite TF2 class. We'll see how bad a healer John is in Support, and joining him in that role will be Adam, for his able support of obscure indie games. Jim strikes me as a careful tactician in a scrap, so can gain high ground and Snipe. Nathan's enthusiastic prose leads me to think he's itching to get to grips with the alien, so he'll be up there in Assault with Quinns at his side. If Psionics turns out to be a separate class Kieron will be my first, because he's mental.
How about you?