I recall that Shogun was a high recommended and appreicated realtime (and partly turnbased) strategy game in the past. Somehow the Japanese middle ages fascinated me back then and I tried that game. Boy was I suprised with the action. You start out with a map of Japan where you have cities castles, countries that you have to maintain or even conquer. It is like an advanced version of a chess board. Sofar the turn based part.
It might come to a point where your armies symbolised with a somekind of chess piece on the map respond to the other players chess piece. There appears an option for real time battle. You then will be taken to the real time battlefield where your troops are lined up. You choose a location on the battlefield and you start the actual battle. The first thing I noticed was that the armies were not limited to a few hundred warriors in a battle. There were huge armies of thousants of warriors all lined up and ready to do some action.
There is siege equipment troops with bows, early versions of cannons and guns. It is very nice. Shogun 2 is an improved version of that highy appreciated game in the past. I must say this game has campagne coop. You can play on the turn based map and fight battles together with your online buddies. I been playing this game for hours now and still enjoy it very much.