I am still ploughing through a re-read of these rules and haven't got very far. I seem to be no longer able to absorb dense and detailed rules. I've just downloaded the QRF to see if that helps, but it is three pages of A4, all with very small font - hardly easy reference!
Given the fact that Xmas is almost upon us, at my current rate I am unlikely to have made much more progress by 28th. I'm still happy to try the rules out then, and a skirmish level game should be a good way to start. Hopefully having figures in front of me might help me to focus. It doesn't matter if we make mistakes in the first game as long as we consider it a learning curve.
I just wanted you to know that I might be reliant on your own insight and am likely to be a very slow opponent.