The game's scale is huge - close to the same scale as RUSE (its based on the same engine) - another fantastic RTS and even borrows some of the same mechanics.
|Normal RTS scale map|
|This game doesn't skimp on detail!|
The developers have done their best to make the game feel as authentic as they can. Ranges are huge (and I assume truer to life then games like company of heroes), infantry are brutal in forests and towns but vulnerable in the open. The infantry must rely on helicopters and APCs for transport. Cover and height matters and makes ambushes along roads a huge strategic advantage.
You never play as one particular nation but rather a mixing bowel of units from each side, NATO and Soviets. You get to choose from a ton of toys, from infantry to main battle tanks all the way up to helicopters and artillery.
My biggest issue with the game is the Main Menu, which is clunky and confusing, but once you learn how to navigate it and get into the game its one of the best RTS games Ive played in recent years.
Overall, this is a fantastic game! I love it and if you are looking for a realistic Cold War (or any wars) game, this is it.