The strategy cards seem similar to the lore cards in BAttle Lore. I like the Idea of getting command points for capturing or retaining objectives, but this may make the game leader pull too far ahead. Looks great though!! Can't wait until febuary!
I vastly prefer to take command points to "buy" special powers than to be strapped into what units I can and cannot move like I am in Battlelore... to me, there is no real comparison here, except that "spells" are paid for by lore... which is a really thin comparison since lore is mostly collected randomly with the rest a simply choice (aka little or no skill involved and more like a timer mechanism than the skill of having to take points).