In doing the Pi Canis Sortie missions, the only one for which I'm still unable to get the bonus objective is the convoy assault. I just can't get all 5 freighters before they jump. Getting the first 3 to complete the basic mission is easy enough, but the Fed warships stall me long enough to let those last few transports warp to safety.
If anyone has any tips about how to approach this mission, I'd be very appreciative.
I think CSV is a waste of time on this mission tho TS could be handy. I use CRF instead of CSV but if you have cannon heavy ship you might try to lose the torps and go all cannons. If you search the forum theres a good thread from a few months ago with many more opinions on how to do the mission.
IMO, CSV is invaluable to me, it allows me to take out two or three freighters in ten seconds of firing. Granted, that's because my KDF toon is a tactical officer, with a Guramba Siege Destroyer running all cannons and with EPtW, but yeah. It's an invaluable tool against time - in this case, beating the clock before the freighters jump away.
The best strategy for a single player is to cloak, warp ahead to the furthest set of freighters, decloak, unleash hell. Knock all 3 of these lead freighters down to half health, then concentrate on the Starfleet vessel that has arrived to help. Destroy that enemy, then begin beaming over supplies from the freighters and attack the remaining 3 freighters. Try to beam over all the cargo from the ships before the 2nd Starfleet ship arrives to help.
Pro-Tip: Use Cannon Scatter Volley (CSV) or Fire at Will (FAW) to help pick up those optionals.
I finally got the bonus objectives for this mission over the weekend. One of the things I did that I think helped is, in my Kamarag, one of my Science officer's abilities is Tachyon Beam. I really think that's been helping me batter down enemy shields, and consequently get all of the freighters looted in time.
But naturally, I wouldn't have gotten to that point without the help I got here in this thread, thanks.