@bradywh Yeah I’d agree, it’s a great way to learn it! The blitzing ability is definitely one to keep an eye on. I find it’s really easy to forget what turn round you’re on if you’re not paying attention.
My group tends to think of playing the game as “let’s get a turn in today as quickly as we can”, when in reality I try and tell them we really need to slow this game down! There’s so many small things that happen each turn that can get lost if not just taking your time to make sure everything is done properly!
I’d also say for you, and any other play group members, to really read up on the rules and learn the game! I typically play with my dad and brother. We’re all busy with work and what not (and I now have a 3 month old at home), but play when we can in non-COVID-19 times. One thing I’ve struggled with them is having them read all the rules for themselves. They rely on me to be the “rule master”, if you will. While that works for big picture things, it’s hard to A) Remember to tell them what they all need to do each turn, whether that be recruitment rolls, technology rolls, etc.; and B) It makes it hard for them to think on a macro-level on the objectives of the game without me just pointing out the obvious for them (and by doing so ruining strategies for myself!). It’s hard to know it all, but at least having a knowledge of the National Objectives for each nation you’re playing is KEY!