Took me a very long time to realize that this comes pretty close to the old Steel Panthers games.
Steel Panthers used to be my favorite game - in the latter nineties - and I've missed that gameplay a lot, until..
Battle Academy looks different, but the basic gameplay is pretty much the same, especially if you choose the top view.
The in game graphics are ok, far better than the majority of rehash wargames, but far from cutting edge. The gui is ancient. However the game play is great, and although Battle Academy is easy to learn and enjoy, it has enough challenge to cater for more hard core wargamers. Note, the game is not about realism, however the tactical gameplay is fun.
Unfortunately BA doesn't come with a skirmish mode, but the core game and dlc offer plenty of play time.
Battle Academy 2 is even better, with its fine tuning, Eastern Front armored clashes and a skirmish mode which ensures replayability.
Nevertheless I can highly recommend the original Battle Academy, but be sure to get the full collection as it saves you a lot of money.