Everything I’ve heard seems to indicate that Nemesis will actually work, and be quite good. Fortunately for me, I do think it’s hitting retail, so it will likely be reviewed by a number of sources that I trust.
I’ve also heard tons of positive feedback about The Edge. There is some negative, most of which is that there may be balance issues between certain factions, but hopefully the 1.6 updates will address most of that. I’m not sure you could ever completely balance an assymetric skirmish game with that many factions, but I’m about as far from a game designer as you could be so who knows.
I’m willing to risk it, as the game is right up my alley, so we’ll see. Worst case I see it off at a bit of a learn a lesson (or not).
I’m backing a few others this season as well, so hopefully I don’t dig myself into to deep a hole, lol. Most (all?) are reprints, so I’m not overly worried, but KS is always a risk.