We played though the Battle of Despayre again last week. I took the Rebels this time. Karl took the Imperials.
Here's the initial set-up.
Profiteer causes the Valorum a hull breach, but the VSD returns fire, wounding the Lucrehulk and breaching it's hull in return. The Flurry (Rebel Escort Carrier) fire all it's guns at the Talon, causing the Strike Cruiser it's 2nd hull breach and a great deal of system damage, but The Talon still manages to destroy the Lucky Lady and seriously damage the Flurry.
End of Game. The Rebels finish the game with a severely damaged Lucrehulk and a non-responsive Escort Carrier, but most of their fighters have survived the battle unscathed, and are free to destroy the nascent Death Star. The remaining Imperial fighters quickly surrendered, rather than be stranded out in space with no ride home.
I feel pretty good about this scenario now. Its been run twice now, with wildly different results. The wild swing was probably due to the dice rolls, which is about right for this game.
Good game Karl.