Combat Commander, Up Front, Julius Caesar, Fields of Fire! The Raven King (game publisher) ... that's me!
Slywester Janik, awarded the Krzyż Walecznych (Polish Cross of Valour), August 1944
El Grande is a much more strategic game - it feels substantial and serious - but there is a lot of fun to be had with it. It is a classic Euro game and the archetype for other area control games to follow.
Just repeating what Adam said. El Grande is a classic, brilliant, elegant, deep game.