We were playing with the basic rules and the Coop Shadow Track.
Looks like we missed a couple of rules that really hampered our ability. Totally our fault. Time to give it another try.
If you haven't already, take a look at UnversalHead's Rules Summary, & ScottE's Map Reference, both in the files section.
The former really makes the learning curve much gentler, & the latter is incredibly useful for easily identifying all the points of interest on the map & planning where/what you want to focus on.