I'll try and grab a copy of AN at the upcoming Spiel in Essen, but I've a question:
How does the game "feel" while playing it? It seems to me to be some kind of a wargame-ish euro -- is that accurate? Or is it a whole different beast?
It is a different beast.
The introduction video should give you a better feel for what the game is all about. There is war elements, and it is definitely a euro game, but the focus is on the family building and use hereof.
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