From: Mass. USA. now in OHIO
Well, you can do what I did.
1. Make a thread proclaiming your ignorance of the game and ask questions to a bunch of old curmudgeons that might (might!) begrudgingly give an answer: LINK HERE
2. Jump right into a Guadalcanal PBEM match against another newish opponent. My first was also a noob from Germany (who even wrote an AAR on some german forum for the game). We had quite a good game! I think the best way to learn concepts of the game to the core is through visceral action. Beyond that, there are many esoteric aspects that require you to read the manual or search the forums here, but those questions will come up as you play and then you can consult here.
Hey, who you calling "OLD".....GP
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