Thanks that clears things up for me.
I enjoying this game.
I think the combat system make the resolution drag a bit though.
Works quickly enough for us. There are a lot of modifiers but that's because it's a rich system. You can have few modifiers and bland or more differentiation with more modifiers.
I suppose its showing its age is all.
If the Nations at War-style tank-killing mortars and jet-pack-propelled tank-killing infantry are "modern" then I'll prefer the system that shows its age... the only other current comparisons at platoon level I can think of would be Fighting Formations and Panzer Grenadier. The first is actually more fiddly, the second is simply bland (and actually older than this one).