Congratulations and respect! Another absolutely first-class campaign from you.
VotS is a lot harder than ToH. But once again you showed a lot of fine sensitivity for the Starcraft storyline. This is one aspect of your campaigns that I immediately noticed in ToH already and that stood out from other people's campaigns.
I laughed when I saw that you used some elements in VotS that are also present in my own Anniversary campaign. (Fenris Brood, Nargil, Dr. Martens, Epsilon-Squadron) Funny coincidence!
About the campaign itself:
As I said at the beginning, VotS is much more difficult than ToH. You also made some beginner mistakes. I try to summarize that.
It took a few tries before it became clear that there is a strict time limit here and that absolutely no mistakes are allowed.
Nevertheless, pretty original map design. A good but difficult start.
As other people have already said, the mission is really tough. For my taste, you hardly thought in the entire campaign that the player often plays against the basic scripts. And they defend themselves like crazy ....
This means you have to ensure an increased supply of minerals and gas. A few missions later, this fact is the killer par excellence.
This mission also strongly reminds me of my Anniversary campaign. ^^
I love this mission. This is what a good installation map should look like. Perfect division of the map size. Good balance of enemy units. Fun to play, thrilling to explore.
ARRGGHH! It's getting really difficult here! And here you make the first serious mistake: Never, but NEVER set an exe with only 3 mineral blocks! Only beginners make such kind of mistakes. And you are definitively NOT a rookie!
For a mission in which you use basic scripts, you have to set a reasonable expansion point. Please try to avoid these 3 block collection points! Only 3 blocks are deadly poison to the frequency of the income. I have never seen a map from (old-school) Blizzard with just 3 blocks...
I did this mission regularly, but only after many attempts, because the minerals were always too low.
Interesting experiment with the campaign scripts from the Starcraft campaign. But to be honest, it doesn't really fit in this form, because these scripts were created for an environment that is not part of VotS 'fifth mission. As for the Zerg enemies: You don't play as protoss. You don't have as many conquerable resources as in the ninth Protoss Mission. The whole map layout is different: everything is much narrower in Mission 5 of VotS and you are exposed to much more devastating attacks.
And the worst: 3 block collection points again! No, please NO!
I have definitely tried it 10 times now, this mission cannot be completed by me, because there are simply way too few minerals available in both expansion points. (left and right from the start location)
Also, both enemies (yellow zerg for the exe to the left and white terran for the exe to the right) defends these expansions like mad...
I did not make it to the sixth mission because the fifth mission cannot be completed due to the problems mentioned.