From: Utlima Thule
haha, yeah. I bought it last night and downloaded it and fired it up to make sure it was a smooth install. Also looking forward to the hard copy whenever that shows up. In the meantime, I just need to get started.., because right now, I am intimidated. I have never been intimidated by a game.., so this will be a first. Never too old to learn new tricks.., I think!
do the playthrough as set out in section 4 - initially as set up and then experiment.
that covers a lot of the mechanistic stuff, how to move, how to attack and some of the big conceptual stuff such as how to organise a multi-unit attack and be able to advance.
remember you can hand off most of the air war, the bulk of the logistics and how to assign support units to the various AI assistants.
at that stage, essentially you have a divisional game using the on-map units.
I remember with the old #1 buying it, opening it and closing it (more than once), I finally did the Road to Minsk (& won with no idea how). But the first time I moved from the relatively small Road to Leningrad scenario to the larger Road to Smolensk I found it really intimadating with all these counters, rule book and a forum stuffed full of posts (that I had no idea how to evaluate as to which mattered)