Launch scout....A whole action to look at one crisis is a waste. Even destination is a bad idea. "look a two,,,ugh...better keep it cause the next 2 might be 1's." result...wasted action. There is ALWAYS something more important to do than wasting time. Launch scouts don't win games, XO's do. Launch scout is for when there is nothing really going on and have nothing else to do.
Strategic planning...meh...I guess it can be handy on the off times you can roll a die. Course...you play one and guy rolls and 8 anyway or a 1 which doesn't help so the strat planning is a waste as often as it helps. Rather just use it for occasional purple vote..
crit sit....already acknowledged is the best (next to the search for fuel)the colour has to offer.
Guts and initiative...great make it reckless...yeesh...reckless sucks now. Not enough of em in the deck either.
trust instincts ...this one isn't even MEH...this is a donut spinning on a doorknob. it is Utterly useless.
Green kicks the crap outta purple with the executive order alone. the Argument that "well its better than blue or red" doesn't make sense to me. You have to have a pilot and they need red for evasives and firepower and what not. That's one you just kinda deal with. Pilots are important, and they need their piloting colour Especially with the last expansion. The assault raptor with a pilot can endlessly guard a fleet of civy ships. An evasive becomes an auto-miss.. Blue is critical...Like I said in the chain...see how useless repair is when Galactica is on fire and all your vipers are in the shop. Brigging is what the president is for or the GREATEST card in the game the yellow auto vote pass. Execution is pointless. All execution does is help the cylon player.(explained why earlier)
The majority of my point is that Military people, besides having on the whole very limited usefulness in abilities wither opg or all the time stink, BUT,...that their pull of Green/Purple is not NEARLY as useful as a green/yellow or a green/yellow1purple draw. I have said this a couple times but, Green Yellow helps nearly all votes..purple is on a lot. I know which set I would rather have.
But, I guess this isn't the first time we have disagreed, ....Mr. No Quarum