On reflection I have over-reacted here. It is still a great mission and I was just frustrated I couldn't get further in. The Heavy infantry was one-shotting me on Advanced.
I don't know if I can change or remove my review, but will try. If you do tweak it down a teeny bit, I really think it would play better. Until then I may have to experiment with a new Away Team.
Thank you. It's very kind of you to say this. I will definitely be issuing a new version of the mission shortly. I've gotten some great feedback from various players and I need to make a few tweaks. That includes scaling back those final two mercenary mobs! Hopefully, it will play better once those changes are made. All Foundry authors would do well to remember that writing, real writing, means dedicating yourself to endless revisions!