If this format could be applied to WWII , Avalon Hill:
Tobruk, Russian C., Battle of The Bulge....and so on.....it would be too cool.
This is why some of us have suggested they make MA moddable. If the user community could make maps, new units and rules variations this game would live for a very long time. All kinds of mods would show up: US Civil War, WWI, WWII, Cold War, current cirsis in the Middle East, hypothetical war in the Taiwan Straight, Ancient Greece, Rome vs. Carthage...the possibilities are endless.
Unfortunately, it didn't happen. Maybe in version 3? At least a map editor (even a crappy one) for the user community would be good so more maps would be available. I'm getting really tired of Antarcticus and Emerald but the other maps are too big or too small for my tastes.
Just look at the map editor for Unreal Tournament 2004. It is very unintuitive to the uninitiated. But people learned how to use it and a handful of really creative players are cranking out high quality maps, mods and completely new game types. Atari doesn't have to devote any developement time to these things. I realize there is a much larger community for first person shooters, but the same thing happened with Steel Panthers.
Anyway...we've been over this before...just wishful thinking, I guess....