Thanks for the kind words! Yes, this was the "holy grail" of hypothetical war game back in the day before computers. I do recall, that at one point, I had some of the maps pinned to a bedroom wall, and used "stick-um" clay to adhere units to it. I never got much beyond playing some "air war" for a few turns ... it was just too much to play back then. I recall an estimate of up to 10 hours(!) to complete just one turn w/o a computer back then. There was a chap who posted a TV tube recap of one of his turns using this monster ... but I cannot find the link at the moment, I posted it somewhere.
Around the time I was trying to play it around 1980 or so, a war gaming group in Fort Worth had all the maps set up on a huge table, trying to play it out ... that was before "smart" phones, computers, and any videos of it never got made, but it was a blast at the time, sharing some brew and pizza w/ them one Saturday long ago. It was amazing, seeing the original game being played in all of its glory.
Now we have Mr. Cross's port of it, which I still opine is the very best realization of that game in TOAW. He is a really good designer. Also did the North Africa scene me and GeneralJCL are playing right now. Maybe someday he will do "Wacht am Rhein", another classic "monster" of that era.
Okay, well, thanks again and have a great gaming day!