I pick this game up last Friday (9/18/2020) and have casually been going through the manual and playing through the tutorial (section 4). I must say what I've seen so far I like very, very much.
I was, several years ago, heavily involved over in the Slitherine forum/site in the development, testing and play of Commander Europe at War - Grand Strategy (CEaW-GS) mod.
For the last few years I've been playing a lot of MWiF and currently have (another) AAR going.
I must say that SC WWII WOW is bringing back a flood of memories and similarities with CEaW-GS, though the later only covered Europe and North Africa. I like having all the theaters and I'm most impressed by the map and unit graphics/interface.
Happycats has graciously taken me under his wings to help me learn this game by thoroughly trouncing me.
Hopefully, the thorough trouncing will only be initially. After that I strive for just getting trounced (less thoroughly though).
Happycats was one of my partners in crime back in the old CEaW-GS days, in fact, even before then; i.e., before we started making the game engine mods. Before that it was the BJR-mod (Borger-Jim-Ronnie) which was played with the original CEaW game engine using map and unit edits/mods and a lengthy set of house rules.
By the way I retired 6-months ago and living the dream where I can wargame almost much as I want without worrying about having to get up and go to work in the morning.
Also, I would like to give a shout-out to any, if they are any here, old CWaW-GS developers, testers and opponents.
Welcome aboard! The whole series is just great and there some really good mods out there too! Try the IronX map mods!
< Message edited by Tanaka -- 9/22/2020 6:04:00 PM >