I haven’t gotten any games in yet, but I’m hoping the spring will allow for some nice outdoor play. I’m curious how ship balance has felt so far - my initial impressions were that the cheap medium ships like the Gur Panther and Blood Runner were insanely good value, but it’s really tough to mathhammer things like turning angle and the value of close quarters weapons. Plus, I haven’t yet seen a main battle ship cheaper than 30 points, so it could very well be that support slots are very valuable but limited.
On top of that, it’s going to be tough to experiment with weird skews because of the starter/booster sales model, though to be clear I think it’s a good model - retail stocking is challenging enough without huge SKU bloat. I expect Kingdoms of Men will have more swarms, simply because it’s easy to buy lots of frigates and brigs!
Anyway, I’d love to hear feedback, especially as it relates to internal balance within factions.