This is a great game. It is a mixture of euro-management and area control without getting bogged down in resource management. It has a nice upgrade mechanism and factions that have subtle abilities that have a huge impact on how you play (such as the different player and faction combinations) without adding in rules bloat. In addition it is easy to teach and the rulebook and graphic design are awesome.
The only downsides are that people expecting a combat heavy war game are going to be disappointed and Win at my cost players will keep trying to bend rules to their advantage. Also while he price is quite good, do keep in mind that this isn’t a miniature heavy game such as CMoN. What you get is great quality though.