Now that this is out and in people's hands (still waiting for my copy to arrive in Australia) - how do people find the 2nd edition? Does it play that differently? Any likes or dislikes about the new version?
I think it's excellent - it's been such a long time since I've played the 1st Edition, I've merely re-learned the system via the 2nd Edition rules.
For example, the momentum (movement) bonus (+1) for attackers is gone, having been factored into the Weapons Matrix.
Things are streamlined (for example, there are no reduced sides anymore - use the back for units out-of-command) and the system still plays fast.
Complexity (medium, not simple) is still the same.
Things are now in color, too.
Overall, a terrific package and phenomenal value!