A personal note: with the completion of mission four of DusaQ VeS, I've
attained 25 experience points, and "Elite" status. That means I start out
simple combat with 10 extra damage points. Boarding party action gets 3
extra d6 rolls, and heavy combat gets 10 hero points. Next highest is
"Legendary". at 50 experience points. Just for example, using no other
method, 250 more simple combat engagements would do it.