The quips in AAR's, particularly from Alfred, are extermely helpful to fill in the gaps that the Manual and errata do not even come close to explaning certain game behaviors. Details like AV, Firepower, Supply effects, What Commander ratings really affect .. etc. Certainly some of these details are nice to know for a AI game, but there are a plethora of undocumented details that if your PBEM opponent knows and you do not .. it provides an overwhelming advantage .. these details can be gained in the AAR's as we all are on this journey to understand this game ..
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. - Kurt Vonnegut