It all depends on what you mean. Like strength, graphics, etc.? Rebels have some great lower level ships(corellian gunship ftw!) while the Empire dominates the top. It all depends on what side you like
In this game, it seems that the Rebellion is superior, just because of the raiding. Han Solo and Chewbacca (take out vehicles), two Infiltrator Platoons (taking out infantry) and Obi-Wan (healing) can easily capture any world with ease, avoiding space battles. --- I am Xan... Fear me and my sound-proof cage! http://starwarsrpgnext.proboards106.com/index.cgi
The rebellion is superior in every fashion. Can bypass space fights to capture planets, have vastly superior ground units and space units, and have more powerful heroes. --- History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
And it's so much damn fun to enter a space battle with 25 x-wing units. You'll lose if this is all you have, of course, but it's fun nevertheless. --- I'm a redneck and if you have a problem with that, well I just don't give a damn.
Empire better on land? Chewbacca, Han Solo, Infiltrators and the MPTL-2A. Those can win any ground battle in any situation. --- I am Xan... Fear me and my sound-proof cage! http://starwarsrpgnext.proboards106.com/index.cgi