So I finally got to play Cry Havoc, though not in the way I expected. I recently found a fan-made solo variant for the game that Portal likes enough to make it its official solo variant.
This game in particular did not gain a whole lot of steam initially, but is a good, fun game. In short, it is an card-driven, asymmetric strategy game, with mechanics such as: area control, deck building, and various types of combat. Your goal is to be the faction with the most points. However, even though each faction generally acquires points in the same way, each faction also has other unique ways to score additional points by using skill cards.
I personally enjoyed this solo variant. It was relatively smooth for my first go at it. The only con for me was navigating the rule book and setting up, but this was expected with the first play though.
And the best part is, I have an extra copy available for trade! Haha