ORIGINAL: Gil R.
COG:EE absolutely cannot come out in the waning days of 2008. The good news, though, is that we do have those ship graphics, and it won't be too long before I can start showing them to you.
There is not much info yet given the imminent release of CoG EE.
I may consider to pick it up as I don't own any napoleonic era game so far, but would like to gain more insight into economy, building options, logistics, diplomacy and how this title compare to FoF. The two beta AAR's are not meaningful regarding this points and after all I'm primarily interested in the strategy aspect.
As soon as a release date is known, we'll start to focus more on this sort of thing. Also, we'll have a series of video tutorials covering every aspect of the game, adding up to roughly 25-30 minutes, as well as two promotional videos. That should all give you an excellent idea of what the game is like.