How to Save Resources
Don’t hire people from “recruits” tab – they are a waste of resources, UNLESS They got amazing talent combos that will prove hyper useful later. Like, uh… A sniper with early Close Quarters Combat or Strongman talent, who can prove to be very useful on a dedicated mechanized scavenging team.
Always hire people directly from havens – that way you save time and resources on buying them already with weapons.
Steal 1 aircraft of your choice. Stealing Helios is recommended. Put 2 soldiers on it send it to assist other aircrafts by providing additional man-power.
Acquire a free vehicle from Scavenge Vehicle mission. Pray its Scarab or – ideally – Armadillo.
Craft a Thunderbird to carry it, assign 1 technician, 2 assaults and 1 sniper with fitting talents. You’ve just created one of the most stupid broken squads in the game that can NAIL scavenge operations securing ALL the loot. Found a scavenge mission? Send these guys there and loot it clean. They’ll barely encounter any issues if you play them right and be #1 resource providers of your early-to-mid game.
Assaults loot, sniper kills, technician keeps the vehicle repaired and oiled.
They are also perfect patients for augmentations – they get a lot of value from them and pretty much never get shot, so you don’t waste any money on repairing them.