Whole campaign is super easy! I am at mission 13 now. I have 83 000 ru in my bank. Ive lost 1 destroyer and 3frigs (Fighters, corvettes does not count. They are terribad anyway)
My fleet is: 2 stolen Cruisers. 2 stolen missile destroyers. 1 stolen normal destroyer. 1 built destroyer 1 built missile destroyer + a bunch of stolen frigs (multibeam, raider and so on) I am maxed out and cant build more ships (ive almost not built any ships at all, just stolen them.
I lost once on mission 12 when a cruiser came from below my mothership when the fleet was away (was mostly due to me underestimating the game and not leaving any ships to cover. I did not get back in time to save the MS)
Other than that its a piece of cake. I remember the game being hard when i was young?
Anyway the game is pretty, and its fun to see the story again! Just sad to see the challenge has been taken out of the game to pander to the mainstream audience (You could have included difficulty levels where hard saw you with as little money as you used to get)