I know this thread is old as hell, and I'm sorry to reply to it, but I just finished this mission on veteran.... or so I thought. I sunk all the transport ships before the reinforcements showed up, the Parrot was long gone and the Ford was critical. I blew up the last objective ship, and the game just sat there for about 3 minutes, THEN reinforcements showed up. This is utter crap. The post above me says you don't have to fight the reinforcements, but what just happened to me pretty much says I do.
Last edited by Midnight Malice; 06-05-2009 at 10:50 PM.