I saw a trailer for this game over at onrpg.com and it looks great. Like a mix of Total War and Stronghold.
I just have 1 question about influence points, before I buy the game. Is it necessary to purchase them to achieve the best army's etc? If so, how many would you need to buy per month roughly? I just don't want to buy another rts where people who spend $100 a month have insanely unfair advantages.