From: the bridge of the DNTK Kitakami
I never played Campaign for North Africa, although a friend owned it, and we played other games. I do own Atlantic Wall, though (it is on my dining room's table at this very moment). It is true, there is something special about rolling good (or bad) dice at a critical moment, and reading 100 pages or more of rules is something many wargamers are used to.
Different experience to AE, definitely, but not bad at all. Where AE excels, though, is when you have one or more cats in your house. No stack of cardboard pieces has ever been safe from cats.
Tenno Heika Banzai!