nope it's not. i read up on the first 3 and it's definitely different. i'd have to say that the units are fairly balanced, except anti-tanks - which pwnz even the mighty war-tanks (powerful-est land unit in the game).
note that anti-tanks are the only ranged units that can hit right in front of themselves. note also that anti-tanks are effective against any vehicles, not just tanks.
Also the balance is heavily altered. You still have small tank, medium tank, and large tank, but now three small tanks may be able to kill the large tank. Neotanks and Megatanks were excessively overpowered; which is why this game lets Mechs obliterate tanks. Ah, and Fighters can lose to a new cheaper air unit now.
Originally Posted by be0wulf
Two single battle copters and it's dead before it can figure out what happened.
Originally Posted by echoblaze
I've got the latest AW game, its good fun, but unless you have the patience to sit down and spend some time with it, its very hard to pick up and play.