We tried the Grizzled with the expansion and it was a better experience. The new mission deck mechanic is good for taking pressure off the mission leader and makes each mission unique. Keeping speeches and a more forgiving lucky charm reset does a lot to help make the game feel more winnable.
We lost. It was the very last mission and we might have won but we couldn’t finish the mission and the threat deck ran out. I can see us winning next time.