A strange title for a post, but I've spent the last week reading (and re- reading) the rules for Europe Engulfed in anticipating of a trial short scenario play with Jacob. One thing I love about "German" or "European" style board games is that they are very approachable - I can usually learn and teach the game to the family within an hour.
Wargames like EE take a real investment to learn - ideally you can be taught by someone who already knows the game, but I don't have that luxury. So right now I'm in the process of reading the rules, checking the errata online, looking at the map (conveniently setup on my dining room table - Julie just loves that), and re-reading the rules.
Of course, reading Chris Farrell's recent post makes me believe it will all be worthwhile.