It's really not a board game though. I recognise that there are some board game elements to it, but in terms of how movement and combat works, it is most definitely a wargame. I note that the Getting Acclimated document that comes with the starter box, it makes it clear in the opening paragraph that this is a tabletop game/wargame. I think that the issue that you describe arises because there is a perception among some people that it is, or should have been, a board game. Watching any of the let's plays, however, highlights that it's definitely not a board game, so I can only assume that people who thought that it would be a board game didn't research it in advance of buying it.