As mentioned in post above I had 2 games last Saturday with Brewie. This time I completely ignored his Wp debuff aura and focused solely on Swill and Obey.
I used same crew in both game as I wanted to use some models I haven't used so far (Moon Shinobis and Whiskey Golem):
Brewie - Stilts, Dirty Cheater and in second game I added Liquid Bravery (5/4SS pool)
Whiskey Golem - Barrel Up
Burt Jebsen - Dirty Cheater
2x Moon Shinobi
First game was civil war against Wong (Glowy Manja Rocha, Swine Cursed, 2x Rooster Rider, Slop Hauler, Merris and something more I can't recall now) in Headhunter (standard deployment): CJ, Eliminate Leadership, Accusation, Search The Ruins and Last Stand). I picked Claim Jump and Search The Ruins as I knew I should feel comfy sitting near centre of the table and counter-strike my opponent right after I put Swill on the target.
Game was really bloody and I was able to pull 8-7 win although my opponent was pretty lucky with his Manja when I put Swill +1 on him and charged him with Bug and Burt but failed to kill him (he used his last SS to prevent one damage) and then he won initiative and killed my Brewie getting 3VPs for Eliminate Leadership.
Second game I played against Neverborn Crossroads 7 crew in Extraction (flank deployment): CJ, Eliminate Leadership. Leave Your Mark, Undercover Entourage and Hunting Party. Because of Hunting Party my opponent hired Primordial Magic to keep it in his deployment zone
I knew all these auras and Manipulative abilities might present a problem for my crew hence Liquid Bravery on Brewie. I picked Claim Jump and Eliminate Leadership.
Game went pretty well for me starting on turn 1. I obeyed Golem into position and charged Lust. First hit landed with Red Joker on damage and Lust was gone. Turn 2 Wrath charged Golem (buffing MI damage before this) and hit him once and then hit again but flipped Black Joker on damage. I immediately activated Golem and had to use Nimble to get into 1'' melee distance to Wrath but Golem failed Terrifying test by flipping Black Joker... Crap... Thankfully Burt was close by and he charged Wrath hitting him twice with Ram for extra damage and with second hit I flipped Red Joker for damage again killing Wrath instantly (I putting my opponent in despair).
I was also quick with killing Envy and this way I cleared middle section of the table letting Greed and Pride chase my minions for Hunting Party and then drop scheme markers for Leave Your Mark when I was scoring points for Strategy and my schemes. It is worthy to notice that Sloth dies of third damage Red Joker as well
Eventually at turn 4 and 9-5 score my opponent decided to call a game.
Few comments on Brewie, Moon Shinobis and Golem.
Brewie focused on Swill and Obey seems to work OK although it is pretty boring to use him only this way. I hope these new upgrades will allow to use him in a bit more interesting way although still I think Swill/Obey style will be most effective way to play Brewie with occasional extra damage from Poison. Once I get upgrades I'll give him a run.
Moon Shinobis - these are quite interesting models but I think they lack bit of mobility unless we have some Poison on model in from of them so they can push a bit towards it or we put Poison on them so they can push at the end of the turn. Problem with second option is that they don't have that much wounds nor healing to afford using them this way.
Their attack is surprisingly good. MI5 only but if you hit then it is hilarious to see opponent cheating a card to get me straight/positive flip and then me cheating to give me negative/double neg flip and use Shinobis ability to swap positive/negative flips.
In general I don't think they should cost 6SS especially when we compare them to Bug but this is just my opinion.
Golem - I think his 0 upgrade should be really an errata to the card rather than an upgrade. His damage spread is very good but MI range in a scandal. I might use him again but this time with Mah's crew where she might have a chance to boost his MI. At the moment I'm 50/50 about how to judge this model so I'll hold with my opinion until I use him again.