Hold on -- the campaign multiplayer they promised for the base game is only available in the expansion? I don't want to make assumptions -- is that the case?
I was really disappointed with the first game. I felt the naval portion was completely tacked on and just didn't matter, especially when the AI didn't use naval transports. The siege battles just don't work (death by path planning) and I felt like most battles could be resolved with similar tactics.
I know this is one of the great sandbox RTS games, but I'd love to see more pre-set historical battles that present tactical/strategic challenges. I'd love to see naval incorporated into the land more, like Horatio Hornblower-esque raids, taking out shore batteries, and more.
I love this time period but I want more out of the game. Also, will Wellington be in this pack?