Fantasy Flight Games has just reissued Nexus Ops, a 2005 issue from Avalon Hill/Wizards of the Coast that is one of the best dudes on a map game ever published. It’s streamlined, all killer and no filler. Yet it captures everything essential from a dinosaurian old timer like Axis and Allies that matters. The original version had a very unique look, with artwork that looked like it came off an arcade cabinet circa 1986 and glorious, transluscent figures that luminesce in blacklight.
The new edition, sadly, looks like a wet dog. Muddy, dark graphics and pastel miniatures. Yuck.
But it is the original game with some optional new stuff. So you can at least play the game as intended, without a bunch of terrible FFG “redevelopments” to muck it up. And some of the new stuff is actually not bad.