Great game, just had to finish it. I love the original AW and this was the perfect dose.
It really felt like I was playing a rough first iteration. A lot of points for style. I like the decisions on what to cut from the original, except for one thing: the ability to join units together. It feels like it shouldn't mess with the balance too much, and since you can't, you get a lot of wounded units to control which lags gameplay on a large map with many units. They still have their uses, of course, but it would seem like a simple function to implement that wouldn't upset things.
On the minus side:
Didn't like the music too much, which was sad because the soundtrack on the original is great. That's fine though, only, it would have been great to be able to shut music off separately.
Also: I don't mind swearing at all, but it felt off that the characters did when they don't in the original game. If it was a parody then it would've been good, but everything else was such a good effort in keeping with the tone of the original, so it just felt a bit off.
All in all, great game, good difficulty level, at least for a veteran. Hoping for a sequel!