It's a game for the history wargame lovers, pure and simple
The AI is pretty decent too, and it took me a decent number of games before I was able to beat them. One great thing about this game is how you don't really know where all the enemy armies are. You'll be playing away thinking your strategy is going great, then all of a sudden a Brit army shows up you didn't realize that was there. Which is pretty accurate for the period. So if you're used to typical strategy game where you see everything, and everthing has a strict viewable percentage, it takes a bit getting used to. But welcome to 18thC warfare. The only real problem is the soundtrack is awful. Music of the period is in the public domain, and it wouldn't have been too hard to get a decent fife and drum unit to do a performance for reasonable pay. But if you're buying this, chances are you already own a 18thC military music CD, so turn off the music and play that in the background.