The rules changes also reduce the Alliance's victory point generation.Nope we were playing them as originally printed. It was also tough because the Woodland alliance was between the Lizards and the Marquise and the Alliance has a tendency of just blowing up your outposts without actually attacking them. Which meant my warriors would get destroyed and I wouldn't get reimbursed by turning them into acolytes. TO make matters worse using Crusade to attack outposts controlled by the Alliance always seemed to end terribly. If anything Alliance just seemed OP to me.