Is there a way to link the units on map view in some way to information about their stats? How about if you hover the cursor over the unit or right click, a pdf of the unit’s card (like on hill 107) or a summary of the stats pops up? While it might take a little work, it seems very basic. The name of the unit already pops up, it cant be much more to get more info to pop up. This might make the game more approachable.
Also, if you do play someone who is new to a game, try to be leniant with the rules, because even if you memorize the instruction manual, you will be mistaken numerous times while playing, due to innumerable special situations, exceptions, errata, and new editions.