I had 8 frigates. Not a big problem if you have enough SalCaps but the game only allows 14.
This is only an issue if you wind up with more ships than the game wants you to have. It's not just limited to mission 3. So, I can't play the game with my style of play nor to my potential. I have to play within the limited, predefined rules...
This applies to both HW1R SP and HW2R SP. With my playing style, playing both games, It was impossible to finish either game (lord knows I tried). The 'final' level of both games (stock) made it impossible to win. This I've noticed in both games since 1st release and still persists.
1) The (stock) game (last mission) should not be impossible to win no matter what style of play is used. I shouldn't have to nerf my fleet just to win.
2) Unit caps should not prevent you from completing a level. I shouldn't have to nerf my fleet because of a unit cap/scaling issue.