The reason that Sentinels of Eshall is being developed is because the lead developer (Clint, IE me) loves strategy and tactical games. I I have been playing them since the early 90's. I used to rush home from school hop on the IBM i486 and explore for magical nodes in Master of Magic, create a galaxy spanning empires in Master of Orion, or repeatedly click on a orc to make him say funny things in Warcraft I. However my ALL TIME favorite strategy / Tactical game is X-Com: UFO defense (or UFO : Enemy Unknown for my European friends). Now I'm not talking about the new games that have come out in the recent years, which I do love, I'm talking about the Microprose 1994 game. I still play it through once or twice a year. That game has inspired me to create strategy/tactical games and It will always hold a dear spot in my heart.
So what is your favorite strategy game new or old?