*wipes some dust and cobwebs off thread*
If you like PG, you're probably looking for more of a "Beer and Pretzel" wargame (which was always the kind I liked, I wasn't quite up to the harder-core wargames).
The last big hex-based PC release I recall (that pretty much came and went quietly both on PC and XBox in 2005) was Shattered Union:http://www.2kgames.com/shatteredunion/home.php
Reviews were mixed (to be kind
), but if you're starved for this sort of thing, you might look for it in the bargain racks somewhere or on EBay.
Also, it's available on Steam and has been cut to $19.95 for now:Shattered Union page at Steam Web sitehttp://www.steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=game&AppId=3960&cc=US
Back in 2003, Korsun Pocket got quite a few "Best Wargame" awards, and might be worth checking out (I don't know if it's Beer 'n Pretzels but it was supposedly fairly user-friendly):Korsun Pocket pagehttp://www.ssg.com.au/KP.htm
Also, while it's not PC, the upcoming Panzer Tactics on DS is hex-based and something of a melding of Panzer General and Advance Wars, from what I can tell.
Lastly, I took some photos of my old game boxes of Panzer General, Allied General and each game's sequel's game boxes. I'll try to post a couple later.
I get a little weepy that there was a time (1994) when a hex-based wargame like Panzer General could get serious PC Game of the Year consideration in major magazines.