There have been those that criticize this game as not being a World War Two game as being its greatest fault. To those I would say this is what makes this game great. This is not a World War Two game, what this is is a game about how the elements of national power affect strategy. National Power from a military perspective beinge diplomacy, infrastructure, military, and economy. When seen in this light the situational start of 1936 with a chronological 1945 end creates a sandbox to explore the interrelationship of these elements in terms of national strategy. When seen from this perspective the game excels.