I’m one of the folks that bounced straight off the campaign for this one. If I hadn’t circled back and tried a random map campaign I would of dropped this really fine game never knowing what I’d missed.
Here’s a suggestion if it’s not worked for you up to this point. Fire up a random campaign, load it with 5 AI’s, then set it to teams and make it so you and one AI are on a team faced off against 2 other AI teams. The rest of the parameters about map size and what not you can set to personal tastes (I wouldn’t however turn on the underground on this play thru as that effectively doubles the map size and bogs things down a bit from a gameplay perspective). Then have at it.
Play the majority of the tactical battles yourself, that’s a large part of what makes this one fun. Of course If the tactical battles don’t float your boat, this may never end being your cup o tea.