Screenshots from Bob "Sirian" Thomas' personal collection.
Most recently, Sirian served as map consultant on Firaxis Games' "Civilization IV".
X-com screenshot, winter 2000.
I was playing "hardcore" style and suffered a major defeat! The aliens landed three interdict missions in the USA at the same time. I only had two dropships, two intercept teams. You really can't afford more. So, I got hosed and lost a third of my funding in one blow. Yeowch!