So I've been gaming more than usual lately. My favorite genre of games has been, for quite a long time, strategy games. This means mostly, but not exclusively, RTS's. I thought it might be nice to have a general strategy (and tactical, if you like) game thread where people can talk about their gaming experiences, what they're playing, what they want to play, and so on. Right now I've gotten a bunch of new games from the Steam sales this and last month, plus a few retail games purchased in the past few months. Empire: Total War, with all DLC Crusader Kings II, with most DLC and all expansions except for Sons of Abraham Europa Universalis IV, with all current DLC XCOM: Enemy Unknown, with Elite-Units DLC Civilization IV: Complete Collection Age of Empires II HD, with The Forgotten expansion. Speaking of that last one, I purchased it mainly for the expansion. I already have the original AoE II... it's one of my favorite games and is actually the game that got me into strategy games in the first place. The game I got after that, Age of Mythology, is quite probably my favorite game of all time. Medieval II: Total War and M2's mod Third Age: Total War (absolutely amazing LotR game) are the other two contenders for that title. Right now I'm playing with all of my recent purchases plus Medieval II and various mods for it. Since I just got AoE HD and XCOM yesterday in the Steam sale they're the new kids on the block and will have the most play-time. I'm especially excited to play the new AoE expansion campaigns, because it's the first new AoE content in six years (AoE Online doesn't count!) making it a BIG DEAL to me. What are you guys playing right now?