A shout out to a few more strategy games that I really like. Note these are hard core grognard type strategy games, not mainstream by any means. You have to be a student of history and/or military strategy to really appreciate these -
Matrix's "Crown of Glory Emporer's Edition" for the best and most accurate strategic simulation of the Napoleonic War period. accurately modeling supply, weather, economy, and politics and treaties, conscription, training, army/corps/division set ups, naval movements, along with a tactical battle interface down to brigade level combat.
Norbsoft's "Scourge of War-Gettysburg" and it's predecessor "Take Command 2nd Manassas" for the ultimate realtime based simulation of 19th century tactical battlefield command, with all the problems of lost orders, bad commanders, poorly trained troops, and fog of war modeled in....and up to 100,000 sprite/soldiers on the field to command.
I have to say from reading about it - "Empire Earth" seems a bit to real-time/"Age of Empires"-like to me. Which mean much of the "strategy" is based on the ability to twitch a mouse fast. I played Age of Empires years ago and had fun, but it doesn't work for me anymore.
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