Ive been playing on classic ironman and the money situation is so tight i cant even afford officer training school. Even 6 wouldnt help me i feel. Like the enemys accuracy is so good they hardly every miss, and mine so poor even when im about 5 feet away, i have literally missed with an assault shotgun on 96% before. There just isnt enough soldiers to win terror missions or abductions, im always outnumbered and killed fairly easily. I always use correct tactics not moving as much and always overwatching, i just get surrounded by numerically superior aliens. I could understand if i was dashing everywhere. The only one i can usually win is the small ufo missions where there is only a few enemies.
The original i felt with the 14 soldiers you could afford to lose a few men to make up for playing on superhuman where they rareley miss you. The thing is i dont even watch to switch to normal so i just have to suck it up.