Tried giving my wing all Hercules...not working. Two of them die within 30 seconds of the mission. It's all too cramped in a too tight space there. It's simply carnage. What I can do to make my wingmen smarter? Nothing. I also can't micromanage every single ship.
It is rigged to blow from the start imho. Three wings against at least six wings, two freigthers, a cruiser and a destroyer and all within spitting distance to the destroyer, so everyone is getting rained on by rockets and laser fire all the time. With Zeta 1 and 2 arriving at the scene, the mission designer actually jumps in two target dummies, that's what they are.
Whoever balanced this did a really bad job. Sorry, no offence meant, but that's just my impression.
I think I going to trash this campaign and jump straight to FS2. No reason to get worked up about this over and over again.