Some observations from our game (fr. NATO side):
TNW-Expanded has even more chess-like qualities than TNW, but now they on steroids.
So many units. Love the new units. This is as close as we get (Occidentally, that is) to that Chinese (or is it Japanese) chess-like game with the board that's 128 x 128, and you have all kinds of units, from the Emperor down to the foot soldier. Not "Go" but that other game. ANYWAY,
Another chess-like quality, is the variety of "opening moves" that are possible in TNW and the Expanded ver. from Sudden and whatever Tension one might use.
You can either try to brute force your way through the center (your classic KP opening in Chess), or play the Austrian card ...
On NATO (like the black pieces in Chess, the "defender") you also have so many options. I like to "castle Queen-side" as I call it w/ the French (maybe the TOAW "French Defense"?) whereby I move Frenchies North to allow the Dutch and Belge to take up positions that naturally reinforce BAOR.
As for WG: Hamburg should (I think) always be abandoned by NATO, stat. Better to use those units BEHIND the river :) and let WP use up their supply getting across there. Plus, it just seems right, Hamburg is such a beautiful city.
Which makes me think: would NATO be better served to DISBAND Berlin ASAP on move 2 (or whatever turn it might be before WP bombs them?) That too, is a lost cause....would that equipment go into "the pool" instead?
Just wondering. Okay, anyway, Larry my friend: It looks like (not sure) from your screen shot, that EG is now in revolt, and thus those EG units I used to see are now kaputengegehgen?
If so, that was a pretty fair exchange, I think: the Austrians for the EG, that is. Very much like an exchange in Chess. I think we are approaching the "middle game" now. Looking forward to your move!