In that case... why not not play Iron Man? Doesn't that just defeat the point?Here's a trick for Iron Man:
Leave task manager open in the background.
The autosave triggers AFTER the aliens are done moving.
Tabbing out of the game pauses everything.
So, move your guys. Then the aliens go... If during the aliens turn something really bad happens, tab out and kill the game. Your autosave will be for your turn and you'll know where the enemy is/what they're planning and can prepare/counter accordingly. It only gives you a one turn 'look into the future' but that's better than nothing.