According to the NTcompatible web site, the W2K utility to "fool" a program into thinking it's on a Win9X box won't work with EAW. However, you can use the old Setwin95.cmd utility from NT4. It should be on the NT4 CDROM, and it used to be on the NTCompatible web site.
I have had success using this old utility to run EAW (European Air War, right )on my Thinkpad A20 running W2k.
If you have no joy, drop me an e-mail, and I'll be glad to send you copy of setwin95...
You might also do a search over in the EAW section of the forum - a very helpful group over there.