I'm playing on Hard, but at this point it feels like I accidentally unlocked some sort of secret ultra difficulty harder than "Reality".
I'm flying the Kent.
I've read the wiki's walkthrough, and nothing recommended there helps at all. My missiles seem to be useless (I'm using Darts mostly, though when I try Javelins they're equally useless). Getting through the initial dogfight is easy enough, though I only get 1 kill at most, and usually it's no kills at all. Then comes the Treb strike, and I can usually take out one of the Treb groups, but not the other before the Artemis wings arrive. The timing seems off, again, I can only take out one Artemis group before the Maxim strike comes, and *those* take the Indus down to under 40% hull integrity.
The Wiki tells me to order Beta to take out one Maxim group while I go for the other group with Gamma's help. This does nothing, by the time I'm done with my group, Beta hasn't killed a single Herc. I'm not sure if they even attack them despite being ordered to do so.
When the Medea comes, it'll take out the Indus because the Maxim strike left it so wrecked, I can't ever get past that part.
Another thing is that we're told to take out the weapons subsystems on the corvettes, but they're unassailable. If you try to use Paveways on them from a distance, the Paveways never hit (I don't know if they just miss or if they're shot down). If you try to use the Rapier, you're too close and get shredded by flak and AAA-beams.
I'm getting desperate but I don't wanna try a lower difficulty before seeing if the forum can give me more help than the wiki.
Quick edit to add: I've read that framerates higher than 60 cause missiles to miss, but I'm already using the frame-limit feature to stay at 60 FPS, so I don't think that's why my missiles are missing.