Wow! This is the most played game in my collection, and shows no signs of slowing down! Definitely will be including in my all-time favorites.
Even though it appears to be a war game at first glance, M44 strikes an awesome balance between wargame and Eurogame. It also provides an interesting twist in that card play determines what order you command to your troops in any given turn. Furthermore, it's easy to learn! A complete battle can be played out in 45 minutes, including set-up, rule learning, and game play.
The game is beautifully produced, as are all Days of Wonder games. The components are definitely worth the price tag; add the extreme fun value of this game and you have a game that I would even pay more for!
Buy it now and see for yourself!!