Started playing on Classic but then I had three 78+ shots miss in a row and decided "Classic is BS" and switched to normal. I've been doing great since then. It's still hard, I usually come back with 2-3 wounded troops but my guys have stopped dieing because 78% chance to hit hit 0% of the time.

I'm getting my satellite nexus up and running soon and should have enough satellites to blanket North America and finish off Europe.

Loving the game and my guys are turning into real monsters.