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I am fairly new to war gaming in general and brand new to this series.

Should I learn/play the Saratoga battle first? (Since it looks to be the first game in the original series from what I can find)

Or is there another battle that has easier rules
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Try Eutaw Springs first.
Low counter density, two almost equal armys.

You don't need to use the special rules in your first game. Just play with the standard series rules, so it will be easier to learn the gameplay.

Add the special rules in your 2nd or 3rd play. They add to the joy.

Have fun. Great system.
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I was new to the system as well & agree Eutaw Springs easiest battle to learn the game with.

But when I taught the game to a friend I went with Guildford Courthouse, with me as the British. That way the American player only has some 5 units to move in the first several turns.
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Start with Eutaw, then Guilford, then Brandywine, then Saratoga. For me then Germantown and Monmouth (if I can score a copy).
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Having only gone thru Eutaw & Guilford, that seems a curious order. From impression Brandywine seems the most complex & variable of the battles. Any reason why you placed Saratoga last? It seems an upscale Guilford that shouldn't be all that difficult
 
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