We play with tech level 1, so there are no advanced units at first.
The way it usually pans out is I have a fleet of Home 1, some Nebulon B frigates, several corellian corvettes as well as 3-4 squadrons each of X-Wings & Y-Wings.
He generally has Captain Piett, some Acclamators and several more Tartan cruisers than I have corvettes.
We generally both split our fleets in two and defend both fronts.
If I mass my entire fleet and attack one of his planets I usually lose because he has the defensive advantage and fighter superioty. His tartans take out my bombers before they can do real damage to his Acclamators or star bases. If I advance in close to his starbase, My Nebulon B's get pwned by a mass of fighters. If I try to sit back and defend, my X-Wings eventually get overwhelmed by wave after wave of Ties coming from his Star Destroyers and star base.
I'm not sure how to carry out a successful attack. So, lately, I've been trying to play defensively once we reach the even point on the map.
However, this doesn't work either because if I split my fleet, he'll attack one of my planets with his whole fleet, and if I mass my fleet he'll attack the lone undefended planet with half his fleet, while I can't beat half his fleet with my whole fleet.
For raids, I can usually take out on average about one mine for every 3 T2-Bs I send in, but this is economically deletrious for me, because T2-Bs cost at least 375 each if you build them with Mon Mothma, and mines are only 500 each.
Once one of my fleets is taken out, I can't do much on the ground, because he just sends in Vader and there's not much I can do about that with infrantry, plex soldiers or T2-Bs. Obi Wan is pretty useless too, he always loses against Vader, and if I send him on a raid he gets pwned by dozens of AT-STs, even when he's supported by a bunch of infantry and plex soldiers.
I've read somewhere that you're supposed to be able to take out space based asteroid mines using X-Wings, but I have yet to ever find any.
So, there has to be a way I can win Path To Endor as the rebels. How can I do it?
I did manage to win once, but that was by catching the emperor in space by pure luck.