I'm John, from Seattle, Washington. I'm going into my Junior year of high school, and as my later posts will no doubt attest, this is my first foray into tactical wargaming of any kind, much less the Steel Panthers series. I got into it via a recomendation off of another forum, and I've spent two or three months learning by trial and error how the game works, and I probably don't know the half of it. The manual was helpful, to an extent. On the other hand, I didn't especially want to read all of it.
I've also started making my own scenarios, although most of them are crap so far. But hey, whatever.