I always felt like this system could lead to a ground combat system between 2 players. Each has their own cards and conduct their own missions. Something like a Frogfoot/Hind Leader expansion. Each is solitaire game but they can be combined into 1 super 2 player game.
I doubt I will be able to resist the new version when it comes out. Hopefully my skills have improved, I never did well in this game but had fun while losing. The artwork of the new game looks good too.