edit: I figured this out already, and also bough FOG: II to get the hang of things before Empires drops. Also, FOG: II is really well done!
So, I'm somewhat confused (normal state for me). Is there a rudimentary tactical battle system native to FOG: Empires and you have the option to export to the very robust tactical game FOG: II or is the only tactical option to export to FOG: II?
Also, when can I give you my money on Steam (preorder?)?