Thank you, and thaks for the suggestions
What exactly makes AJE easier compared to the newer iterations? I've got some friends who likes wargames too but they don't have the same perseverance as I do so once I learn one of them I can try to help them learn.
How "sandbox" would you consider Wars of Napoleon? I've always been intrigued by fantasy scenarios of nations switching sides and the like.
I've spent a lot of time playing Paradox' Europa Universallis which is not particularly complex but the sandbox fantasy scenarios that you can have happen just gives it so much re-playability.
But hey, if I manage to learn this one the other ones can't be too far off to learn in which case I can just buy the different games and see which one I like the most.
I'm spending a lot of time reading the manual while watching Band of Brothers. Gives quite a bit of nostalgia, haven't read a manual in many years now.