Grand WW2 strategy game where you can play any country you want. Conquer the world as Germany or Russia. Or Switzerland. Or Afghanistan. With minute historical details. Anyone like this game? Anyone heard of it??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearts_of_Iron_II I am very excited about the third installment, due to come out this fall or thereabouts! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearts_of_Iron_III Screenshot of HOI3! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Screenshot of HOI2 http://downloadsource.net/img/7717805785e6ff4467eec5bb1ab2612c.jpg.jpg Screenshot of Production Screen Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! If you like lots of detail in your strategy games, this one is awesome. Research different technologies Go down different paths of research Choose from a variety of units to build, and upgrade the obsolete ones Control your countries political ideologies and alter key government members Engage in diplomacy and espionage Control your armies at the divisional level and assign historical leaders individually (mj. general = division, lt. general = corps (3 divs), general = army, field marshall = army group w/HQ) Each leader has a (most of them) historical picture that goes with them, as well as skill levels, max skill, and various traits which add bonuses to the armies under them You can choose to go down a completely ahistorical path if you so choose (although the AI's reactions to non-historical human choices depends on the events programming, with some mods being better than the standard AI events that come with the game) The third is going to have a little more depth and improved graphics and more detail esp. in the map, and a modified tech research scheme. I'm looking forward to that.