This is my first exposure to the Wing Commander or Freespace games, and so far I've loved it. I do have a couple of questions though.
I found the excel spreadsheet on here that shows all of the medal requirements, and according to it I should have gotten the Silver Star from Vega 5; instead I only got the Vega Evacuation ribbon. (Unless I'm misreading the situation and the ribbon is the higher award.) I managed to protect Charlie wing in Vega 1 (after several attempts) and I'm fairly certain I got all of the missiles in Vega 4. Vega 5 ended with five of six convoy ships alive.
Second question. If I did mess something up and failed to earn the award, or any award for that matter, can I earn it by replaying the mission in the simulator?