From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
All the major stuff is intuitive and in line with history, so you can launch right into a Grand Campaign as the Allies vs. the AI and do very well, if you've a mind to.
Of course, there are twenty zillion "small but critically important things" that you have to find out about and then master to reach top form, but you'll get there. The forums will be your invaluable guide, but to derive maximum benefit you gotta jump in and take some lumps to get a feel for things.
Glad you're here, by the way! WitP:AE offers amazing PBEM competition (though, IMO, the game should be viewed as three-dimensional chess that bears a resemblance - sometimes striking, sometimes fuzzy - to World War II in the Pacific rather than as a simulation of World War II in the Pacific).
< Message edited by Canoerebel -- 12/21/2010 9:56:12 PM >