can someone recommend a small scenario to begin learning the game?
By “small scenario” I’m guessing you mean a short scenario (20-40 turns) with a relatively small number of units. If so, here are a few that have a good computer AI opponent that offers an interesting game:
La Grande Armee 1805
These are just a few I enjoy playing, there are many others. Suggest you look thru the stock TOAW scenario list for more candidates. Even more can be found in Larry’s “Recent Scenario Submission” list.
Also suggest you be cautious using the scenario “complexity list” mentioned above. While it is a calculation sanctioned by the TOAW team, it is really nothing more than three unrelated numbers multiplied together yielding a complexity value. It tells you nothing about whether the scenario meets your, or any one else’s, scenario criteria.
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