http://www.totalwar.com/ Anyone try it yet? It looks to be the only real-time strategy game, besides its predecessor, Shogun: Total War, that actually requires strategy to play. I'm tired of the Gather/Build/Kill formula pioneered by Warcraft and Command&Conquer, and I'm hoping Medieval is an incredible improvement over Shogun. The fact that you can field thousands of units is certainly more epic than the artificial limitations posed by other RTSes (I found Total Annihilation to be VERY close in that respect, however). I liked Shogun, but I didn't like the user interface very much, and found the strategic elements a bit shallow for my tastes. I would have loved the depth of a Kohan game with the real-time massive battles like Shogun. So, here's hoping Medieval lives up promises!