The safest way to get middle ending is going through ep5 loosing, as you essentialy can't get win-win, doing your best just gets you to the middle ending.And what is the, uh, winningest way to get the "losing" episode 5 path? And what is the most safe way to get the middle ending? I was looking for specific mission advice...
I think that if you stay out of the book events (ep3 loosing, ep4 loosing) the game assumes that the events unfolded as in Fleet Action. Also, Ep5 Loosing doesn't let you to mess with the final standings of the fleets (you can neither save any extra confed ship, or destroy any extra cat carrier)Well, I meant "what achieves the overall results that were in the book?"
Just in case, Verdun gets destroyed in Sirius along with Moskva(in the FA). To follow the original plot strictly, she has to be saved in Warsaw.You need to complete Ep3 winning (the Verdun is lost in the book, so saving the crew doesn't really influence the story from the book's point of view)
Ahh yes...I got my carriers confused...Dund, you're talking about the Moskva, in Episode 4. You can save the Verdun in Episode 3 (in fact, it's required if you want to stay on the winning path).
Of course, saving the Verdun doesn't mean she survives - you never hear about the ship again one way or the other.