Yeah the 40 man platoons were ****ing epic, then acutally doing strategic plans based on the commander was actually rewarding.
I missed it so much about a month ago I started back up my account and started again (Since the merge of the servers my **** got deleted ... but I was only lke br 12 anyway).
The level of detail in the overall planning/deployment was epic, having ful platoons of fighter squads or footsoldiers (my pref) was epic.
My flatmate and I used to get a vanguard and live in it for the next 8 hours :P I'd be gunner (I'm pro at ranging with glorious 120mm cannon) and he would drive/engineer.
I've even to my record shot down 2 bombers and 1 mosquito in the tank, while moving hahahaha so epic.
Ever since this game all others seem small ... even wow doesn't compare to a 300-400 per side fight x 3 over a base ... the amount of cross fire etc was epic.