I’ve introduced a couple of club members to General d’Armee in the last month. We’re all old disgruntled Napoleonic players and so far we’ve had two games, both of which were good. Like you, I was the only on ewho had read the rules and none of us were really sure how to play. But, as you said, the rules are pretty intuitive and we just followed the turn sequence. The first game we got in 6 turns at a leisurely learning-pace, but the second game we managed 11 turns and got a conclusion.
We really like the rules and I hope that we can keep getting regular games on the table in order to get a really good handle on them.