Sorry to revive such an old post, but I think there is a mistake in one of the missions, the one to destroy 6 transports before they escape. I manage to destroy 4 by rapidly shooting the engines, but 2 always escapes me. Even redirecting the power to the engines at maximum, it is very difficult to hit all 6 transports on the engines at time, and also return alive with all this space station, laser turrets, and enemy ships fire. When the last transport escapes, they ask me to go back to the jumpgate, escaping and fighting several more enemies, but the mission is considered lost on the briefing screen, preventing me from continuing. It forces me to repeat the mission. Only if I destroy all 6 transports will it allow me to continue, but that objective is a bonus objective, as indicated on the mission screen.
I managed to pass the mission by reducing the transports cruising speed to 20 in EBW_08b.fs2 file, in case it might help someone unable to beat this mission.
( cap-waypoint-speed "CR Salz" 20 )
( cap-waypoint-speed "CR Kuemmel" 20 )
( cap-waypoint-speed "CR Thymian" 20 )
( cap-waypoint-speed "CR Pfeffer" 20 )
( cap-waypoint-speed "CR Sellerie" 20 )
( cap-waypoint-speed "CR Lauch" 20 )
Otherwise, I love this mission, it's spectacular. And in general the whole campaign.