I loved it. Universal War, Starry Knights, Mass Effect (in progress)... etc. They let me live my fantasies while fulfilling my tech-fetish.>witches you did not particularly care ofr in the factions or any who felt was underwhelming/not developed enough?
You mentioned that all the witches sans three were hyper-nationalists. Unless you want us to take your word for it, I suggest you emphasize such points in them, since quite a few don't seem to carry the fervor you suggest. I'm currently just going with my interpretation of the text.