From: Southern California, U.S.A.
Hands down Shrapnels Steel Panthers WW2 is the better game, not only is still maintained, updated and works (supported) on Windows 7, and Windows 8, it works and is supported under modern monitors (SPWAW is not, you have to "hack" it to make it even work and you are stuck with the 648x480 graphics).
Further SP WW2 database is updated once a year, has more space then SPWAW (slots for weapons and formations) and currently is surpassing SPWAW in scenarios.
So there you have it.
You can go with an unsupported hack last written in 2001 or something updated, supported and functioning on todays O/S and H/W with updated code, database and AI and scenarios.
Thank you for this update... may need to go check that out later tonight.
JUST SAY NO... To Hideous Graphics.