I know Homesick is an old, old campaign, but I'd never finished it and sat down to take a crack at it last week.
I'm completely stuck on Tactical Withdrawal. I replayed Return to Oz a bunch of times until I managed to make the Mammon run away before it turns on the Custodian and Shield, and got them both out of there with over 60% hull and even with Beta 3 still alive (in addition to the invincible wingmen with lines), but there's just too many damned bombers. I can't possibly kill them all before they take down one or both of the ships, or their massive fighter escort kills me. I might be able to do it outside a nebula, but the background being the same color as the lead indicator combined with five or six fighters on my ass whenever I line up to kill a bomber are making it nearly impossible to get anywhere. Any ideas? Should I replay Return to Oz and use a Herc, maybe? I tried that a couple of times, but found it too slow to actually do well in the first mission even if it would serve me better in the second.
Edit: With the Shield starting the mission at 65% hull, the bombers kill it under two minutes in. If I stay on them long enough to actually kill any of them, the Herc2s kill me. I just don't know what to do.