I was like you, innocently purchasing this game and opening up and saying YOLOSWAGBROYOLO and choosing Poland as your first game because you're so cool. Then you get wrecked from every direction and then you rage quit back to your little kiddy call of duty.
This game isn't a joke, this game isn't a fast paced game. It's a hardcore armchair general turn-based slow-paced strategy game. You take control of either Poland, Germany(Then called the Nazis, or, in aircraft terms, Jerries), or Russia (Then called the Soviet Union). You can take control of many other nations in custom gamdemode, but they're near useless unless you mod the game, and believe me.. modding this game is unbelievably easy, finally something easy about this game. >:D. If you like really hard games, or relaxing games that make your brain think, then get it. But beware, it's a major armchair-general styled game for you to complete a campaign it's 122 days, with one turn a day. Each turn you'll be spending some 10-15 minutes. (sometimes 30 or more even) So for $25 you're going to get a lottttt of hours played. And if you mod it... even longer. Beware, playing Poland your goal isn't to beat the Axis, that'd be like Britain taking on Russia, your goal is to hold the germans off for longer than historically, say, two weeks or so longer. Germany is a more relaxing gameplay, but it's still very challenging (The AI is hella good), if you play Russia, you have to wait 17 turns (verrryyy longgg) before you can even attack poland, though, I've heard you can declare war on Lithuania and fight them in the meantime.Wasteland Interactive has been out for a couple years roaming Desura and finally each of their tactical turn-based games got greenlit. So go check out: Time of Wrath, Strategic War in Europe, and of course this game. They have a couple more on steam but they're pacific theatre so I don't have them. They're all amazingly good, especially if you like this one.
NOTE: As of 8/9/2014/ you can buy the game on Groupees for $1 (though you have to choose two games so it's $1.50)
Get it here: https://groupees.com/babmb/
Steam achievements are hard as hell
The graphical/art style is really catchy, fits the mood perfectly
Historically accurate units with historical pictures
Custom games, french invasion, change history, etc.
Indie developer (more community based)
There has been talk that workshop support is coming, which all other Wasteland games have!
Just an overall great game
Large frame drops around 40 minutes to and hour long. You can restart it or just wait (they usually end in 1-2 minutes)
Developers get pretty political on the forums (though they are really nice guys, I've spoke to them before)
If you play the Soviet Union you have to wait 17 long turns before getting any action
You can't choose to automatically fast forward the enemies turns, you have to wait and watch for aprox. 5 minutes, which gets devistatingly boring, which is another downside to playing the soviet union, or the other neutral nations.
The code is mostly in Polish (devs are polish) so it's a pain in the ♥♥♥ for me to edit code because I'm Lithuanian.
If you like this type of game, then welcome to the new Panzer General. I've been suggesting Forest Brothers for the next "campaign series" game. (check their forums to read the suggestion)
Get the game, $25 is 100% worth it if you're into this kind of games.