I picked up Strategy & Tactics:Dark Ages because my backlog isn’t big enough and I still had money burning a hole in my Steam wallet.
At first glance it doesn’t appear to offer much, so don’t go by the Steam page. Watch a video in English, if you can find one (developers are Russian, I think).
Anyway, it’s sort of a cross between Risk and a non-fantasy Conquest of Elysium. Combat is hands-off, but the decisions you make as to which generals and troops to hire (all with different abilities and skills gained when leveling, natch), the formations you set them in, random events, terrain and weather all affect the outcome. There’s also a meta game where Fame earned playing a scenario can be spent to add new generals to the roster, or provide class-wide upgrades
Early access, and all that’s available at the moment is the tutorial and 5 stand-alone scenarios that ramp up in difficulty very quickly. The lore is pretty rich, and while there are references to alliances and forts in the province descriptions, I haven’t yet found a way to build either, but I don’t know if that’s because I haven;t played enough or they aren’t implemented yet. The developers aren’t particularly communicative, but that could be a language issue. I have no idea if things like multi-player or a campaign are coming for the same reason.
$10 non-sale on Steam. Someone posted a link to a $2 Groupees bundle that included it, but I don’t know if it’s still available.