The team behind the outstanding Total War Darthmod series kept getting told that if they were so critical of TW they should try making their own game.

So they did.

For me, the sign of a good multiplayer implementation is the depth and richness of its ragequit-provoking competitive gameplay that ships with release... and this game sticks that landing for sure:

A longer, more nuanced review by some ronery cosplaying civil war re-enactor that somehow got a job at strategywargamer: