Tide of Iron is a scenario-based WWII tactical game produced by Fantasy Flight Games. It's a bit more complex and stress realism more than the more straight-forward (and cheaper!) Memoir '44.
I've been itching to actually play the game, heaven forbid for some time now, ever since THE BRO and I demo'd it at Gencon several years ago. It's been sitting on our shelf in our living room for months now, just taunting me, and Labor Day (I know, wrong holiday) just so happened to be the day I took that bad boy down from the shelf and popped it open. As of right now, it's fully punched, all the cards are in appropriately colored card sleeves, and the map (as seen above) is all set up for the first scenario. I think I'll actually play a solo game of it before inviting an adversary over to play and teach the rules to.
I originally thought it would only be fun for a two-player game (Americans vs. Germans), but looking at the rules, I could actually see some fun being had by four players (2 a side). Exciting sidenote: I have Days of the Fox in shrink sitting in the rec room right now, ever since last Christmas actually. Hopefully ToI vanilla will go well and I'll be happy to be cracking open the desert expansion in a few weeks!