And to top it off, The actual war, only lasted 2 years, but they are cramming all this stuff into the show. AND, Anakin NEVER had a padawn in ROTS. So IMO TCW, just completely craps on the entire series of books written between AOTC and ROTS.
First of all, the war lasted 3 years. Second, it spans an entire galaxy and if you think about it, the arcs only focus on certain battles(out of a million others) and events(out of an increasingly eventful time-period). TCW doesn't really cram too much. If anything, it does way too little.