I haven't played this game since around its original release (haven't even played FoC yet). I always brute forced it with the Empire but this time around I'm trying the Rebellion and getting creamed. I'm currently playing campaign mode, right before Kashyyyk and decided to build up my forces a bit/tend to my planets. Well, I'm getting soundly stomped by the Empire.
I'm probably looking at things from the wrong frame of mind here. I think my problem is how I started off and now I'm broke, my planetary forces are spread too thin and the Empire is dropping fleets of 10-12 SDs and other mixed ships on me and capping planets left and right. If I try to take them back and succeed my forces there are near depleted and, with the lack of money, I can't build them back up quick enough before the next attack.