The Kuun-Lan with the damaged Caal-Shto exits from hyperspace deep inside Kadiir Nebula and picks up transmissions from a hiddenTaiidan Imperialist base. After regrouping and beginning resource collection, Somtaaw Command sends Recon fighters to gather intel on the hostile base. However, The Imperialist forces are too large for Somtaaw fleet, so they decide to move along the path through through the nebula, using it's natural cover to hide from enemy sensors. Research into new technology yields the force field allowing the Kuun-Lan to build Sentinels, which cover the Caal-Shto. Unfortunately, 3 navpoints from the exit of the path, the Kuun-Lan is found by squad of Scouts which return at maximum speed towards the Taiidan base. However, thanks to the fast reactions of the Somtaaw pilots, the Kuun-Lan managed to destroy them all. The Kuun-Lan and it's fleet then began eliminating Taiidani minefields. When the Recon patrol reached the exit navpoint, it found a Qwaar-Jet-class Heavy Cruiser blocking the path's exit. To eliminate it, kiith Somtaaw develops Leech microships which are able to sneak through slow turrets of Cruiser and destroy the ship using it's own plasma from drives to melt through the hull. With this final obstacle removed the Caal-Shto reaches the slipgate
"KUUN-LAN, this is the CAAL-SHTO. Sensors are reading a slipgate up ahead. It should lead out of this nebula. We are going to make a break for it at best possible speed. Hyperspace when you can and join us on the other side. CAAL-SHTO out.
Place a screen of Acolyte fighters infront of your forces at the very start of the mission, and you can take as much time setting up as you'd like (so long as you keep killing the scouts.)
No matter the cost - destroy these scouts!
Always have squad of mixed Acolytes and ACVs in front of your convoy - it should handle enemy fighters and clear the mines. However it's good to stop it before moving to Qwaar-Jet, and let Kuun-Lan drag it's fire while your frigates & fighters will attack it. With a bit of luck you won't hurt any looses.
Build 5 workers and capture last Qwaar-Jet, it's great addition to your fleet in future missions, and is very easy to capture if Taiidan are not alerted about your presence.
Alternate strategy: move a scout to the Qwaar-Jet-class Heavy Cruiser to get access to the leech technology, then send leeches to steal as many RUs from the imperial forces as you want.
Do NOT send recons to the base. They will attract the attention of attack bombers. Instead, slip a mimic in close to the base, disguised as the enemy.