Later on I learned everything about it and for about a year I considered it the best game of all, until I got acquainted with other turn-based strategy games, which became my favourite genre of all times. Apart from having the perfect balance between narrations and thinking, they offered effective multiplayer with just one computer ('hot seat' as it was later named in heroes of might and magic). But sometimes we (me and my friends) would just play the single player mode: one being the high commander (actually playing), others nominated advisors or rulers of some parts of land.
So what I'm reminiscing here is not only a great game, but also a checkpoint in the transformation from a world kids come out and play to the world kids connect via internet and play.
And of course I'm reminiscing my youth because we all do.
Here's how Warlords 2 looked:
And also to explain what I meant earlier: