Sometimes you get to do something as a level designer that makes you giggle with sheer delight. This task was one of those. I remember reading in the VO script, something like this: "the pilot grunts and says "car" as an ant launches a car at the lander, causing it to crash." So yeah, I got to script a horde of ants killing an aircraft by throwing a car (well, in this case, a small truck!) at it. Amazing :-)
The lander itself was animated by our animators, but it was up to me after that. I scripted the timing of the lander firing its guns, the attachment and activation of the particle effects, and aiming that truck. Oh yes: that wasn't a canned animation: I had to aim and SHOOT that truck at the lander myself (like I said, this was a lot of fun to do). The result was a Michael Bay-esque scene that fits in beautifully in the EDF world.