I don't really consider myself a beginner (I still learn every day) but I enjoy the small scenarios when I am not in the mood to spend a lot of time on a grand campaign turn.
I recently started up a GCanal game and I am really enjoying it. I have also found new tricks and ideas that I was not aware of by just focusing on a small area, instead of the entire game. I sure am having a lot of fun with it.
GCanal and Marianas is a lot of fun, with a lot of action. Surface group action, carrier action, troop invasions, land based air, sub ops, and logistics. A lot packed into a little scenario. Great for all gamer levels. Marianas is especially fun... a LOT going on in without having the entire Pacific to worry about.
I am sure this has been said, but feel free to ask a lot of questions on the forumns and PM the regulars.. they're more than willing to help.
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