I have the original ACW and was able to RAISE and CHOOSE your troops.
Since then I've brought about 6 AGEOD games, none of which, other than PON allow you to do this.
Does ACWII allow you to do this?
Spending time over a two-four year scenario that doesn't even allow the customer to build a single unit is a commercially stupid decision as your forces get ever stretched further over time and is wholly unrealistic, but then they knew that already.
It's not fun or interesting. This market is for older serious gamers, not young lads, but then AGEOD also knew that, but chose to ignore it.
Choice within a game aged 30+ is important. The more choices the better. In games involving a 2 month campaign that may take 2 real months, but not allow your customer to decide what replacement they want, nether mind IF replacements are allowed.
AGEOD shouldn't get into "challenging the customer", stick to us having a challenge, with freedom of choice within a game, within which we have free choice.
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