I will start off by saying I never played Warmachine the tabletop game.
I am a huge fan of turn based strategy games such as XCOM, Civ, and Fire Emblem. I love me some board-games too, most recently I've been hooked on X-Wing miniatures.
This game scratches all of those itches. You have a very wide selection of units to choose from, and four factions at present that all feel very distinguished from each other. The depth of strategy in building a squad alone is immense, and it only gets more tactical when you actually have to deploy your units and do battle.
*Proven gameplay taken from award winning tabletop game that's been around for a while
*Massive depth available for building and tailoring your army
*UI that is very helpful for n00bs (mouse over things to get them explained!)
*Animated "models" breathe life into a miniatures game
*Awesome rag-doll for corpses. Having a warjack hammer someone and watching a crumpled corpse get propelled backwards is always satisfying.
*Multiplayer Options (local, async online, etc)
*Well done single player campaign helps you learn units and gameplay rules
*True hit percentages.... you can have only a 20% chance to hit with a 5% chance to crit and successfully crit your target!
*True hit percentages.... you can have a 95% chance to hit with a 50% chance to crit and miss your target...
*Single player is only Cygnar Faction. More please!
*Still being worked on. (not really a con, but some UI elements are a little rough still and things like the Army Painter are coming)
*No way to save skirmish games midgame. They do move pretty fast but if you need to do something else and you've got 2-3 rounds left it's going to be an issue.
*Camera can take a little getting used to
This game is a lot of fun. If you enjoy turn based strategy games, chances are this game will rock your world. It's not too hard to get into, but it'll take a few games to know what you're doiing enough to venture into the army creator.
As is 8/10
With currently announced planned additional features: 9/10