Ok, the Rebs are now the Most OP Faction in the game. I know I had heard they sucked in 1st ed, but in 2.0, they get a Sniper Rifle thats LIGHT so they can shoot and move with it instead of having to either Shoot OR Move like everyone else that has HEAVY sniper Rifles.
And the Leader can take one, So can 2 Specialists. With a Shoot of 4+.
Granted, it's a whopping 16 points, but so far in every game I have played against my buddy's Rebs, That leader with the sniper has been MVP.
I feel that because they sucked in 1st ed, Mantic went knee jerk reaction and gave them something that makes them a little OP with first seeing how it would work out.