Grand Strategy Games Played by Bill of Bill’s List
Grand Strategy wargames are probably best defined as 4X games (EXplore, EXpand, EXploit, EXterminate) minus the EXplore part. As with the Hearts of Iron 4 example below, a player should, or least can know, the literal lay of the land (which, in the case of HOI 4, is Planet Earth in the 30s and 40s). So perhaps another way to think of Grand Strategy games is 4X games set on Planet Earth.
In any event, I’ve set up this Grand Strategy Game section directly under the Games section of this site, leaving my 4X Strategy Guide as its own section, entirely separate (I have a soft spot for 4X Games, especially Civilization, which I’ve been playing since the mid 90s).