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Paul Franklin
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A good place to start, with Baltic Gap, is with the add-on smaller scenarios available from Multiman here: http://www.gamersarchive.net/theGamers/archive/ballticgap.ht...

The first scenario is small enough but uses enough elements of the game to give you a nice taste of the system. Not to mention, it's actually a good tense scenario.
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Andrew,

Begin with reading what may well be the final version of the series rules, version 4.0. They come with Baltic Gap, but older games (like Enemy at the Gates) can all be played with v4 (they "back-fit"). Don't mess around with the v2 rules that came with Enemy at the Gates (EATG).

You have two good choices, I think. EATG has a Chir River scenario that many people learn the system with. If Baltic Gap catches your eye, there is a small scenario that I created that you can find at this link that is of similar size. After playing these a few times, you'll gain a grasp of the mechanics and how it all comes together in the sequence of play. Note you'll also find important game errata and other resources at the site below:

http://www.gamersarchive.net/theGamers/archive/ocs.htm

So what you need to do is read the v4 series rules (but not the naval section), then read the exclusive rules that came with the game you choose, and then setup and play. As questions arise, ask here on BGG or over in the Consimworld forum for "Operational Combat Series".
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YoungGrognard wrote:
I've been trying to get into OCS recently. So far, I've picked up Enemy at the Gates and Baltic Gap, and I'm considering getting Burma. What's the best scenario to start with of my avaiable options? One map scenarios and relatively small forces are preferable, but the main thing is to be able to get the mechanics down in the relatively easiest way.
Get Burma, tons of decent small scenarios that teach you the rules, there are no multi unit divisions too, so you won't have to deal with them. You can focus on Movement, Combat and Supply.
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Whatever scenario you learn it seems tricky at first. But it soon clicks and it's a very intuitive system so please stick with it, it will be worth it. Just take you're time over it at first though.

I found this walkthrough useful http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/320015/tunisia-example-o... as it explains some basic concepts. Once you understand those the rest is fairly easy.
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