WARNING, spoilers exist in this post!
Hello, I know it's been a long time since people last posted on this topic, but I would just like to add my praise to this campaign!
I always like flying Vasudan ships -- I enjoy flying as the 'different' species. Unfortunately fs2 Vasudan ships are quite poor; however, the ones in the FS1 campaigns seem to be well-balanced. Thus it was a pleasure to play this campaign where the great war is told from the Vasudan point of view.
I played through the training missions, which were of excellent quality; I was bewildered as to the reason for their presence, however. Is this campaign designed as a drop-in replacement for the Terran version?
At first the story was a bit sluggish and the missions unremarkable. Then we get to the McCarthy bit, and Vasudan bias/propaganda is clearly evident! Of course we don't know who really is correct (Terrans or Vasudans)!
Then, the mission where we have to disable the Plato was excellent; brought back good memories!
The recon mission was true brilliance. I believe it is the first mission I've ever played where it was nearly mandatory to cycle radar range in order to complete the mission! Those patrol craft are pesky, and the speed limitation made this very challenging! This is the closest you could get to doing a Thief/Freespace crossover. Stealth is the key! I didn't have patience, however, so I used time compression extensively.
I enjoyed the continuity from the main campaign when we had to escort the shipment of shield systems. Interesting how the Hammer of Light got hold of the shield systems.
Of course, the Tombaugh station attack mission was fantastic! I was just gripping my mouse in anticipation of the Lucifer attack!
I can't wait for the full campaign to be released; I wish I could spare some time and expertise but I'm afraid I lack both. I have one suggestion though: perhaps you could put in some missions that display the Vasudans doing important work, but that wasn't mentioned in the main Terran campaign?