So, is there any reasonable way to obtain it, or is it just horrid game design meant to frustrate you until you give up?
50+ tries later and still no succes, either Hickey manages to, against all odds, kill both guards, or they stay alive and kill Hickey instead.
I don't think this can be considered quality mechanics, I don't mind it being a challenge, but come on, this is ridiculous.
Having alot of things line up perfectly in a row means that either you're incredibly lucky, or you're incredibly frustrated with this mission.
The intro leading up to the action doesn't help much either, I don't want to be forced to watch the same uninterruptible cutscene for hours.
I also really don't feel like doing that very same walk every time again, it's a horrible way to add to the game's play time.
I gave up on Assassins Creed 3 a few months ago, after trying and failing this mission at full sync an infinite amount of times, now I get back, see the mission, decide to try again and remember why Assassin's Creed lost it's appeal to me back then. I don't want to rant but game design like this is making it rather tough not to.
I think I remember having to tackle Hickey to slow him down and then kill the militia before taking out Hickey. But Youtube is definitely helpful for those missions that are difficult to get 100% sync on.