Alright. Here's one thing that would sell me, I think, even though it's not some major overhaul. Even though I got pretty good at the first game, It always seemed like there was a bit of a wall between me and what was going on. That is to say, the information wasn't always imparted to me clearly in such a way that I always felt like I knew exactly what was happening and (more importantly) why .
I guess I'm asking if it's easier to use, or clearer to comprehend, while most emphatically *not* asking that it be simplified. in any way. UI improvements, things of that nature. The best decisions are informed decisions.
Well, the UI has had a complete overhaul. The UI has fewer icons on the main interface than ACW1. It brings cleaner look to main screen which is less cluttered with icons than before, but it also means you have to click one time more to open "flying" toolbars to click on a specific special order icon or posture. It comes down to your preference what do you expect from UI. Many people want the cleaner screen while others want more icons on the screen for easier access. The new ledgers are cleaner and easier to use, although older ones may have been prettier (my preference, but others may have different opinions). Good UI improvement are round pop up icons on the right of your screen informing you of important events that happened in the last turn. The message panel can now be minimized providing greater map area.
Overall, I think this game is an advancement over its predecessor, and worth the investment, but that's just my opinion.
I suggest you read a couple of AAAR's and see if you like the new ledgers, new stack and special orders icons. There is an excellent article on wargamer with lots of screenshots. I suggest you visit it too.
You said you were short on informations in ACW1. Could you specify on what lack of information are you referring?
< Message edited by Ace1 -- 9/28/2013 6:15:28 AM >