Howdy! So I picked up Star Wars Rebellion and have played it twice. Here are my first thoughts. 1.) The first game really doesn't count. My wife and I made a lot of different errors that would never have happened. Chalk it up to learning curve with all the rules. 2.) Playing as the Rebellion is not easy at all! As you can imagine, a Rebellion isn't supposed to be easy. That being said my wife played as the Rebellion first and was not too happy when she lost because we didn't fully understand the rules. On second play I went Rebellion and found it still was not easy but manageable with the rule tweaks we made. 3.) FFG did a great job of making the game an even balance. Even though the Rebellion has a hard time getting resources and placing into service any real weapons it still didn't feel hopeless because you were moving the reputation marker and that was how you really win the game. 4.) Don't let the Empire capture your leader ( or if you are the Empire capture them quickly! ) 5.) Hiding in plain site can be the best decision when you are placing your Rebel Base depending on who your opponent is. These are just my quick first thoughts. I am sure as I have more plays other thoughts will come. I would love to hear what others thought!