The Empire has the best naval fighters; it is recommended to select that side when in a Space Assault game. The Tie Interceptor is recommended when choosing which of the Empire's fighters to use. The Tie Fighter is better suited for attacking bombers and boarding craft. The Tie Bomber is good for bombing the critical systems of the enemy capital ship as well as attacking the escort ships. The Tie Defender should be used as a support ship. Even though it has six laser cannons and more missiles than the other fighters, it appears most of the time to not have target lock capabilities with its lasers. Also, it is a big target for a fighter, and can be picked off by enemy Interceptors. Do not forget to equip yourself with the vehicle repair power-up. It will repair damage done to your space craft.