The game is very realistic, and the sound effects are excellent, especially with some of the mods out there. You can hear soldiers barking orders, sharpshooters taking shots,
Today, my friend pointed out that they're preparing to release Strategic Command which is a World War II grand strategy game (ok - European theatre). I've played some grand strategy games before and none of them have panned out. Either the naval system sucked (among other things) or the AI was so terrible there was no point in playing. We'll see how this one does.