Re:Any Reviews of the SECOND EDITION? What do you folks think?
I like both first and second. Consimworld used to have a ton of writeups on the advantages and disadvantages. I think most find the second edition better.
My initial reaction was negative. I felt that it was pretty balanced before and the changes favored Carthage. Specifically, removing the instant win for Rome by killing Hannibal allowed Carthage to be a little more reckless with Hannibal. (If you could do enough damage in Italy and then lose Hannibal, it is worth it.) However, maybe the changes to the consular army are enough compensation, because it still feels very balanced to me.
The second edition is all that people play now and I don't miss the first edition as much as I thought I might!