Just finished the campaign, thought I'd drop in to tell you guys I had a lot of fun playing it! You really captured the FS1 atmosphere and gameplay, but with some good enhancements in the mix. I liked that the added ships all really do fill a niche, rather than 'just' throwing them in for variation - BW, your philosophy of 'civilian backgrounds' really does add that extra bit of atmosphere
Especially the main campaign I found quite an interesting challenge, in that the player is really required to order wingmen around (and actually keep them alive) to successfully complete many of the missions. This kept the missions interesting and fun even on the n-th replay ("Hmm, what if I try destroying that cruiser straight away instead of disabling it first?"). Overall: good job, I'm looking forward to more!
(One minor bug report, not sure if you're already aware: the Scarabs in some of the convoy-assault missions have shields)