Though that might as well have been attributed to Penthesilea. Let's get some competent professionals in here, Shakti said. Someone who won't wander away from objectives to get in fistfights, Shakti said. Someone programmed to be level-headed and reasonable, Shakti said.
At least Atalanta was on the ball.
So with Penny dead on the first order of the first turn - as is normal - I looked toward scoring some actual cards, TACOS-style. After a little board-clearing by Atalanta, Hypatia the sophotect and Shakti the deva functionary ducked forward under cover, nabbing the two closer objective points for two quick points.
The reactive turn didn't go so hot for me. Objectives were drawn that let the -other- side scoot up under cover and claim them unopposed. Following that, the Zhuyong that Atalanta had been bouncing bullets off the armour of shot her in the face! -Rude.-
Things then turned into a sort of odd stalemate. Their lieutenant tagged the console for a point, and the objective cards were otherwise largely undoable - with the exception of 'Kill The Lieutenant.' My lieutenant, Shakti, was separated from everything by a big set of stairs and catwalks. Their lieutenant was hidden from Atalanta. Hypatia was right there, but I had a sinking feeling that if I sent her in she'd live up to her name.