I've gotten up to "Sink the Bismarck" so far, I'm enjoying this though I find the pace of the missions difficult to follow, especially at 4K where the HUD is too small. Even after I've thrown $Force Scaling Above: (1920, 1080) all over all three hud_gauges tables, Axem's messagebox is still very small and difficult to read. Some thoughts so far:
* As usual, the EA fleet is way cooler than the Tev fleet and I wanna fly a Claymore nowwwwwww~! But now the Vasudan fleet is cooler too instead of the lumpy boxes of R1. Evil and evil-enablers are cool and good is dumb. I noticed, though, that despite the additional anti-warship firepower of EA ships in the form of railguns and the like, the missions seem to treat those systems as irrelevant and de-beamed EA ships (except for the Soter) as firepower kills.
* Ships in general seem to have a lot fewer beams, which is probably a good thing as the Tereus and Lindos got pretty silly in R1.
* The Artemis Adv and Boanerges are absolute death traps against EA forces and I'm surprised the GTVA hasn't withdrawn them already to reduce the casualty counts and stop the inevitable savaging of these bombers and GTVA Command by the press.
* Whatever reasons the Vasudans might have for not helping the Terran half of the GTVA, they all should have flown out the window the moment the EA entered Beta Aquilae. They're just going to let a hostile enemy power take the GTVA's joint capital? They should have at least showed up to help boot the EA back into Delta Serpentis, because Beta Aquilae is much more than just a "Terran system", though it may have been one back in the 2330s. Do they even take the idea of the GTVA seriously anymore? Are they preparing a secession?