Follow-up: I finally got Conquest of the Empire and it is a great game. Got to play it last Friday night with a gaming buddy and it was interesting. He had played the old MB version and it was my first game. He built a huge navy while I went the route of building cities and connecting roads to move my troops. I started in Spain and he started in Egypt. There was some back and forth in North Africa, but most of the action happened around Italy. I had built a network of cities and roads with a fortified city every other territory...and garrisoned these fortified cities. He did a naval invasion against northern Italy and was soundly defeated, losing 2 generals in the process. I took advantage of this stroke of luck and raced eastward to hit his northern advance hard, nabbing another general and winning the game by resignation. I love the pieces. The combat dice work exactly backwards from the Memoir'44 combat dice, so it took a while to get used to them. Also, the power of combined arms made itself felt keenly.
I ordered the Journeys of Paul today from Amazon for $20 and free shipping (with a book and video I wanted). Can't wait to give it a try.
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