It awakened both my love for turn-based strategy games and my love for history in general and World War One in special (due to the detailed report on what happened during 2 months of war after every battle, which was very informative and educational). This game is the reason why I'm a major history buff now.
Panzer General II/IIID (IIID is the name of the German version, which I played first. Ironically, there's no D version of the Panzer III) did a similar thing with me for World War 2, but it also wakened my interest into military vehicles and planes.
The Nintendo eShop rating Thread: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=237454
The Steam/GOG key gifting thread: https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/242024/the-steamgog-key-gifting-thread/1/