Mad Mat, thanks for the feedback, I went ahead and bought BA2 and it's DLC and BA, but no dlc's....yet. Will wait for the next big sale. I like the artwork , I think the challenge is there as well. I also have Unity of Command and Order of Battle and Panzercorps so I am getting my turn based fix. I also have GF's WitE but I think my hard core grog days are behind me LOL...I've got them both, and all DLCs.
It might look cartoonish, it is quite good usually. Some campaigns might be better than others, but all things considered, I'll recommend it.
Especially tBA2, which includes all the little things added along the way with the (many) DLCs released for BA1.
Unity of Command is, IMO, by far the best turn-based wargame of the decade.I also have Unity of Command and Order of Battle and Panzercorps so I am getting my turn based fix.
If you don't already have Combat Mission Fortress Italy, it sounds like it would be ideal for you. Soon to be updated to the latest engine version and a module in the near future.I tend to always rather the obscure, unsung campaigns.
I've been playing BA1 quite some time ago, but from memory, Husky is the one coming to mind first.
It's a rare campaign to play on video game, it has Italians in it and mid-ward equipment.