I really was disappointed in the first one as the maps were tiny. So much so that many weapons could shoot nearly the length of the map. There was little room for manuvere of units. There as also another factor that made me uninstall it after only a couple of hours of trying to play but it has been a while.
I really dislike the controls of the ToW series. It's a game series I really want to like but I can't despite all my efforts. It's too much micromanagement. A strategy game should be about inventing the best strategy and not about who can push the most buttons in my opinion.