Well even now, 5 months and one large patch later, the animation problem persists. That is to say, they seem to work on the Fast game setting, but not on the slower settings. Oh well, I can play on the faster setting, but it would be nice to choose a slower speed and things work as expected. It never occured to me how much that could take away from the game until I bought this version and noticed the missing animations right off the bat.
My favorite CC game is still IV:Battle of the Bulge.
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