EDIT: Because pictures say more than words ( or text, in this case! )
I can't wait for the next version; I have a feeling that Janīse will be very, VERY appealing.
EDIT2: I have to disagree with the latter cons; by lead, though, do you mean an outpost down? You have to realize that they're just as important as the main base. If there wasn't a snowball when an outpost died, what would be the purpose of doing them? Why not just focus the middle lane?