Awesome!!! Honestly, I haven't had a chance to try it out yet. I picked up MW Academy on a whim and after trying it out and really liking it, I picked up MW Arena and have played Arena a couple of times since then. I do enjoy both formats of Mage Wars.
The game is much faster than standard Arena and a bit more tactical than Academy.
Especially the ranged attacks are more fun compared to Academy i.m.o.
That's basically what I'm hoping for. I like the smaller amount of spell points in MW Academy as it lends itself to a quicker game. Adding the 3x2 board adds a little more strategy and as you pointed out, some meaning to range attacks.
not everybody will like this so you could consider to add the Arena card to compensate this.
Can you please add some clarification to what you mean by "add the Arena card" and what benefits that may have? Are you suggesting adding cards like walls from arena into a MW Academy spell book when playing on a 3x2 grid?