This illuminates the surrounding area. Useful on night missions.
Standard magnesium flare. Used to create light in dark enviroments and illuminate enemy postions. --Centron
Am I right the standard magnesium flare would be fired into the air, would slowly flow down on a parachute and light entire map for several turns until it burns? It's nicely simple, but I'd rather occasionally (on really dark maps) throw small chemical flares around so that my soldiers see everything but are not seen. If rare, it's fun. --Bandobras
Alternative: A flare (chemical or electrical) that can be picked up and thrown again. How to script it? --Bandobras