Finally got to use the XCOM Squad added to Civ V with BNW... They're every bit as awesome as you would expect. They're an upgrade to the paratrooper, bit stronger than modern armor, and can airdrop up to 40 tiles away (half-way across the world on a large map). When you do that, you see the dropship zoom across the tile and the squad float down on jump jets, and then you blast fools in the face with plasma HMGs. May be the best cross-franchise cameo ever!