Yay, a supplement!
Whupped Order in scenarios. Didn’t seem hard.
Changed to Order, built ships using species-specific weapons.
Went to first scenario (Sirius something or other). Whupped first level of difficulty. Whupped second level of difficulty.
Was skunked on hardest level. Scratched head. Redesigned vessels.
Skunked. Skunked HARD.
Scratched head. Rinse. Repeat. What is it with these guys?
Gave up after an hour after cycling through all usual design strategeries–missile spam, beam spam, beam and missile, knick-knack, Paddy-Whack, give the dog a bone spam. Fast cruisers, slow cruisers, more armor, less armor, this old man came tumbling home armor. All skunked.
Am clearly missing something important about these lads.
Hints? Tips? Nudges? Wink-winks? A wink is as good as a nod.