I have played the old FFoT, and I think it is a fine system. Just the thing for a brigade on each side over the coffee table in 3mm. But I think it would be a handfull on a 6×4 with a division on each side, even with multiple players.
I spent a couple of hours yesterday breaking down the system, statistically. It’s a rather linear progression when you come right down to it. I do think Beard underestimates the Soviets a bit.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!