I'm on normal difficulty, and I'm having a heck of a time trying to beat this mission. I did beat this mission while I was playing as federation, but now I'm playing as a KDF this time round, and of course its still really difficult to beat.
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Yeah, I've done this one a couple of times. It does take a while, but once you get the hang of it, and stick with it, it's not too bad. When I get to the satelite part, I write things down, so I don't screw up. Just sayin'
I don't see what's hard about it. For the 1st part of the mission, have shield batts in stock and a Boff with a hull heal, concentrate on the work bees, get rid of them first before engaging the fighters. For the 2nd part there are a number of sites that post walkthroughs that you can print out to keep handy for things like what to scan, etc. You can easily avoid the swarmers to get from one salvage location to another and when you finally have to deal with the swarmers stay at the limit of fire and only pull one group at a time.