So after this summer's initial test
on the Regiment rules set I decided to try out something a little different. Next Monday I'll be running a mission that takes place "Now" and deals with one of the first contacts with hostile alien lifeforms.
I posted about this on the Google+ community
to get ideas and advices (with quite good results I might add) but since most of my players visit it more often than this forum I think I should open a discussion here too.
The plan for the session is quite simple in structure. The players have been sent to wipe out an enemy scout vehicle. The mission begins with shooting down the UFO with the aerial combat determining how to Engage the site. At this point it just means that either they will shoot down the UFO or it will drop them. In any case the squad will encounter the aliens.
As we have had some success with scenarios making a linked campaign I'm considering this to be "the 1st mission". Other may follow or not. Depending on how the action turns out and how the players liked the whole thing. The whole session is heavily influenced by XCOM PC-game series but most likely I will use it only as inspirational material so my players cannot relay on their OOC information.
All comments and ideas are more that welcome!