I'm hoping by posting here someone may have an idea of a good strategy game that I may have overlooked.
We will skip the Total War series which I do like but its not for this discussion.
So I have played Company of Heroes Now its an ok game but I have a few beefs with it and it may help you with what I'm looking for.
1 I don't really care for base building or capture points for resources.
2 The only real good version was the Ardennes Campaign only because your companies took damage that would effect your next battle.
3 but your units did't gain experience between battles.
Close Combat series
I liked how you're regiments would get fatigued unless you pulled them off the line. Also the units would carry over their experience from battle to battle.
Bad side they never bothered to improve on the game mechanics or graphics for that matter since the 1st one.
I just picked up Steel Division Normandy 1944
Well it looks great for multi player. You can pick different divisions and outfit it your way remove some artillery for more infantry. Add anti tank guns an remove your recons that sort of thing.
The campaign however is just a series of battles doesn't matter what you do. It has no effect on the next one.
So here is a game I like but its the American Civil War its called Ultimate General: Civil War
1 the campaign is a series of battles with skirmishes in between.
2 You get money and reputation points after every battle to spend however you want
3 Your units do gain experience and if you add recruits to a battle hardened brigade they lose that experience. 1200 3rd rank soldiers are better than 2500 raw recruits.
4 you as a General also gain experience. Do you go for better intel, logistics or do you go from 1 corps with 2 divisions to 3 division or later on 3 corps 4 divisions each.
5 you can decide which corps you will send to the skirmish the bigger battles tend to use all your corps available.
6 there are times a draw is better than losing too many men to get the victory.
Basically I'm looking for a campaign where my actions have consequences and the experience carries over.. Do I send these guys in. I know they are tired but I know they will get the job done. That sort of thing.
If you read through it all I hope you didn't get too bored.