War Leaders: Clash of Nations

Care for some diplomacy with your strategy sandwich, sir? Check out War Leaders: Clash of Nations, a historical strategy game where you'll assume the role of the diplomat and battlefield general. Like the immensely popular Total War series, War Leaders is split into two important parts: strategy and tactics. You'll have an opportunity to show your smarts in the intricate, turn-based management and diplomacy half of the game. Failing that, settle your differences and expand your empire by taking to the battlefield - as it happens, there's a war on.

What has been shown so far looks fairly dated graphically, though to be fair, we haven't seen new screenshots since last year. There is still time for this to be the definitive World War II strategy game, since it isn't set to ship until early 2007.