Thanks for the breakdown of what's wrong. Although I don't see anything wrong with it either...It's not 1:1
It doesn't have the animations that some people need for immersion.
It works fairly well for me. It is abstract, uses step losses, doesn't count men or type of arms, doesn't have ranking officers.
Yes, I would agree. Comparisons are/were inevitable...Are people trying to compare it to CM?
I think that PCO is more Yaquinto's panzer than PL/PB... http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4288/panzerIf ASL= CMBN and PCO = Panzer Leader/Panzerblitz, then CMBN does not equal PCO.