This really feels like the strategic war game we were waiting for since the invention of the genre. (Actually, it's like most other RTS's, played on a tactical level of warfare).
This game has a very realistic feel to it. At all times, all your actions are truly part of the road to the final result of the mission.
If anything surprising happens which sets you back, it's because you didn't prepare for it. And surprises will happen, you will be off guard, the AI will hit you hard at some point.
There are some unfortunate flaws to make it a truly brilliant game. Win or defeat is not permanent, missions are replayable to improve your score. This game lends itself to make results more permanent. So that win or defeat would influence the war instead of a pre-determined sequence of missions. Unfortunately, Eugen Systems didn't implement that.
Still, it feels like the Real Time Strategy game we all have been waiting for. After playing it, we are simply waiting for the improvement on it.
8/10 very good game, a must play for fans of the genre, but still a lot of room for improvement