So you've looked at your freebie version of WiA (or like me, you bought it the day before it was made available by Paradox!) & ... its different. Very different.
Well you may have found some help. This AAR uses the French & Indian Wars scenario and is based on a Play by Electronic Mail (PBEM) between two players. We'll try and put up posts on each turn explaining what we did and why. This scenario is effectively the same time period as Rise of Prussia, but its the Seven Years War from a North American not a European perspective.
We come at this from very different experiences. Narwhal will introduce himself soon but he's very experienced with the AGEOD system and PBEM, check out his Rise of Prussia thread to see what I mean. Me, I've only played one AGEOD game (Rise of Prussia again, read the AAR here and never used the PBEM system). I'm also much more used to Paradox's approach to game design.
Hopefully between Narwhal's brilliance and my incompetence we'll produce an entertaining AAR that will also serve as an introduction to the game system.
For those of you used to multi-player in the Paradox games, AGEOD is very different. Due to the turn processing model (you set up your orders and the game then executes them and you can't intervene as it does so - this can be traumatic if its all going wrong before your eyes), multiplayer works by emailing the save game to one of the players. So its fairly relaxed, you don't need to be both on line at the same time and you can muse & fuss over your moves as if it was single player.
We'll try and get the game posts on the go later today.