I got the demo. Started playing. Almost quit–wtf, snowball fights? helping a kid learn to shoot deer? weird country names out of something like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
But I stuck it out for a bit longer. After several firefights and controlling multiple units in more interested terrain, it started to grow on me. It’s actually pretty good. Some quibbles: the interface is annoying. I keep left-clicking which deselects the unit. I’d prefer either left click for both select and move, or one of them for selection, one for movement, rather than always using right click for everything (though you might be able to adjust that, I haven’t looked). Also, using groups, you can’t have a unit in multiple groups, as in 1, 2, 3, and 4 being all of them. Sometimes groups would just stop being groups, too. But otherwise it seems pretty slick.
I do find the “barks” of the units repetitive and irritating, but that is an easy fix I think. The story isn’t bad, pretty standard “defeat the evil empire” stuff, with a somewhat charming if odd mix of faux countries and easily recognizable stereotypes. The whole thing actually reminds me, oddly enough, of The Crescent Hawk’s Inception, but in real time.