I've been playing the Cardinal Spear re-release using fs2 open build 3.7.1 (a nightly build) and I'm finding Cardinal Spear mission 3 totally impossible.
I'm supposed to disable and disarm a Typhon class Destroyer. I'm playing this on Medium difficulty.
The problem is that I just don't seem to stand a chance against this thing. The initial waves of Anubis fighters completely wipe out Alpha wing (except me) during their first pass. Beta wing completely fails to disable and disarm the Typhon, even if I try to babysit them as much as possible. Taking matters into my own hands didn't help much either. While I can take out the Weapons subsystem, the Typhon has a horrendous amount of weaponry and I can't ever seem to take out all its turrets before an Anubis eventually kills me.
What's really frustrating is that I found a Let's Play video online for someone playing the same mission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM3IR9hq1eo
and this guy just blows up a couple of Anubis fighters, is then no longer harassed (I often have 3 Anubis fighters attacking me simultaneously), does some damage to the Typhon engine, and meanwhile Beta wing seems to take care of the rest without the player needing to do anything further until the Typhon is disabled and disarmed.
What am I missing here? Am I supposed to do things in a different order, or did the re-release somehow make this mission way harder by making Beta wing really stupid?
Edit: I'm using FSPort 3.4 and MediaVPS 2014