From: Bedfordshire UK
This game and the others by the same author, are vintage software and go back to the 1980's and early 90's. Some of the earlier versions are from a time when the use of a mouse was new technology, so the game interface is old. But, for games of this age to still be available and in use, it has to be very good. You will either love it, or hate it. This forum is the place to see other people's experience and contains some useful info. There are strategy tips and newbie advice that have appeared here. If you can work your way through the manual, to begin with, unfortunately there is no easy quick start and if you are still interested, you will find people here who can discuss strategy. The game is quirky and sometimes frustrating, but if you are interested in the historical subject and start to understand how it works, you will find a very good game. What you have is a game that is providing a simulation of the largest war in history, recording every tank, aircraft and squad of troops throughout training, production, movement, combat and replacement, controlled through historically accurate commanders, armies, corps and divisions (press ALT/R in the game and you will find a TXT file appear in the game folder on your hard drive, that you can print, showing what you have in your forces [looks like GE050743, e.g. German side for 5th July 1943]). No commander has had this much force before, or since. There are other people just starting and they can compare notes, there are others who are expert and can give advice.
Mainly, have fun, when you get into the guts of it you will find an interesting game.