If anyone is interested in the period or just want to try your hand at beta testing here is a link: http://www.slitherine.com/games/cw2_pc

They say they are looking for people who did not play the first game, so new blood is welcome.

It is a Grand Strategy game, so nothing like a total war title.

That said, I know in the last game there were some very complex ins and outs to master so this is not a war game lite.