Although the game looks simple graphically, looks can be deceiving. Instead of focusing on the bells and whistles of the game, Airborne Assault: Highway to the Reich
instead looks towards providing a deep, strategic experience. Highway
puts you in command of either the Allies or Axis forces during Operation Market Garden. Each of the game's 34 scenarios places you in the role of General as you plan and execute various objectives such as knocking out supply lines and capturing key points on the map in areas such as Neerpelt, Eindhoven, Nijmegan and Arenhem. In addition to your main goals, each of these scenarios contains additional objectives that you must complete in order to move on, and completing these will not be easy. Not only will you have to deal with historically accurate troop deployments (meaning, if they didn't have it in WWII, you won't have in the game), but you will also have to contend with accurately recreated weather models from the time period. In order to accomplish these goals, you'll have access to various troop types -- such as tanks, planes, foot soldiers and (as the game's title suggests) paratroopers.
Unlike other RTSs, Highway is geared more towards the strategist than the economist. Highway gives you troops, a map and objectives that you must complete. There's no upgrading of troops over the scenario, nor are there bases and economies you need to micromanage.
Highway also features a robust map marker utility that allows armchair generals to either build their own maps or modify existing maps and scenarios, which can then be taken online. Unfortunately, I was unable to find someone to play online with as of the time of this writing, so I wasn't able to test out the experience.