Just got my first two games in today. Wow, awesome game.
I really liked Battle Cry and Memior '44, but both felt a bit limited, even though I like seeing the simplified version of historical battles.
But BL2, wow. It fixed a bunch of stuff. More unit types, the units have a more unique feel. There are some good defensive strategies. The Lore mechanic was awesome and added a surprising amount of depth to the game. The "weak" unit mechanic was great. And I love the victory point system instead of VPs just being based on destroying units instead of capturing objectives... although with the right lore cards, destroying units can certainly be a goal.
Can't wait to play more games and see what expansions are coming out. Obviously a lot of potential for expansions.