Early April - Win at 4p and boy was it exciting!
So two objectives this month: find the base in Europe and find 3 testing sites in South America. We learned our lesson for last time and were determined to get all 3 testing sites even if we had to only complete the lab objective and finish the testing sites next time. The game basically dealt us an allied team to start off so I wasn't sure we were going to get the 3 neutral teams we would need for the testing sites.
This month's game also throws us a bunch of curveballs in the beginning of the game. Symptoms? Partial Paralysis? Take a symptom card when you enter a contaminated city AND if it has a cube in it? We also get our neutral aliases this month. We got fairly lucky with the disease cards during the game, they came up but I only had to go in and clear each of our contaminated cities once. My job is the Research Assistant, so I figure I'm ususally giving my cards away anyway so I just ate all 4 symptom cards. Because of this we are now extra determined to find all 3 testing sites. We joke about how it would be so not funny if this time finding the testing site means you accidentally contaimintated it or something. Also during the game one of the incident cards causes 2 of our folks to have to scratch off a cover box on our allied aliases. The Research Assistant gains a liability and chooses not to be able to use restricted flight in the Pacific Rim region (its only 3 cities, I have a feeling we'll be using this region a lot).
We used 3 cards to find our testing site in Warsaw and about halfway through managed to complete that objective. It doesn't look good to get enough neutral teams. Then all of a sudden we get our flood of neutral cards and then we managed to make the last two teams in the last round of the game. We win with 2 cards left in the player deck.
Overall, we didn't use our new aliases much. Our MCC took the Plastics Expert one and had a couple of times where he managed to get extra actions, which ended up being crucial, but our new aliases are just not that skilled yet. We didn't even give our end game upgrades to our new alias, instead choosing to give the gunbrella and the authorization code that lets you take out an agent in a neighboring city to our Operations Expert equivalent, I forget what this game's title is for her. We also did one coutner surveillance. We chose to do one less point this game to make up for our using too many points in our last few games as docker37 suggested.
I have a photo of our board but I can't figure out how to hide that under spoiler text.