Can't testify on that coz I never got my hands on an original version of AoW2 (Shadowmagic). But I HIGHLY doubt that!
Well he didn't ask about Shadow Magic... he asked about AoW.... so I assumed he meant AoW (the original) - I would point out that you chopped the second part of my sentence, where I stated it was my personal opinion.
For what it's worth - yes, the AI in FE is far from perfect. But it's far from perfect in pretty much any game in this genre, including the AoW series (just google and you'll see similar issue raised as that in FE).
Honestly I don't understand some of the comments around here. This game is 30 bucks. You guys sound like it's buying a new car. Here in Aus that's about the price of a bottle of scotch, or 2 trips to movies, or 3 big mac combos. I presume it's roughly similar elsewhere. That's great value for the number of hours entertainment you'll get out of it. Yeah there's still plenty of room for improvement in a lot of areas, but it's still a great game and loads of fun!
I think there's a lot of "the grass is greener" syndrome going on at the minute.