attack on Starkiller Base,
Mon Calamari cruisers, Star Destroyers and all the other capital ships were conspicuously absent. In fact, the only spaceships I saw in that scene were X-wings and TIE fighters.
I understand that the Resistance is underfunded, but are they really so poor they can't afford a corvette or something? Or at least a few Y-wing bombers to
take out the oscillator?
For a major military installation,
Starkiller Base seems very poorly defended as well. Is the Finalizer the only star destroyer the First Order has left? If the Order can turn an entire planet into a weapons platform, they must be able to crank out something better than TIE fighters.
TFA fighters are significantly improved over their OT equivalents, but the lack of bomber cover, capital ships or light cruisers are highly unusual.
Does the novelization/other sources clarify this?