XCOM is a game where one false move can turn an assured victory into utter failure and where strategic ingenuity can turn the tide of battle in your favor no matter how high the deck is stacked against you. So tell me of the best/worst turnarounds you have experienced in XCOM.
I experienced one yesterday playing classic ironman. It was during the escort mission on the broken bridge with only cars and trucks for cover. Cleaned house of the thin men, put my men on overwatch to kill the reinforcements during the extraction to the ship. There was only one thin man left standing in the way of my victory. I move my VIP out of full cover from behind the truck to move next to my soldier. Then I realized I didn't want him caught in a poison cloud as thin men are known to shoot poison at soldiers, so I moved him back behind the truck for full cover. Next turn comes, the thin man shoots at my soldier. Luckily he misses. Unluckily, he hits the truck that the VIP is taking cover next to. Next turn comes and the truck explodes taking the VIP with it.
That was more bad luck I guess, no way I could have predicted that. The one time aliens don't have crazy sniper accuracy, it screws me over.