So, I've got hold of Western legends a few months back and my family LOVE it and have been playing it loads, in groups of 2 to 4 players.
Anyway, we want an expansion but I am unsure which to get.
Ante up would be my first choice, as the train and extra board look amazing, but we did notice that the balance in the base game wasn't the best, with the marshals having the run of the place whilst the outlaws really struggled due to being constantly arrested and re-set either by the other players or the sheriff.
In A Fistful of Extras there is apparently a bandit variant card which makes them a bit harder to arrest for points every time, which is the main reason I would want this expansion to help balance the marshal track.
This rule set is the main reason I would get the mini expansions over Ante Up as I'm not too fussed about the other stuff that comes with apart from the shop items - is this worth it? Or does Ante Up have enough content that we won't have as much difficulty with the marshals?
Looking for input from anyone whose played with both and also any discussion on how better to balance.
And if there is something like an unofficial rulebook/ player aid for A Fistful of Extra available online, so I could use that for the bandit card only and then buy Ante Up then please let me know!
I've scoured Bgg but had no luck, and am still unsure after reading lots of reviews what to buy.