had a good time!
Decision Games takes a bit of flak, but they've got some great titles, and their entry-level stuff is really good at paring back on a lot of weight and leaving you with meaningful decisions and their consequences. That's one good thing a lot of wargame companies remember; there are plenty of people out there to be converted, and Multi-Man Publishing, Victory Point etc all do very affordable games for the beginner.
I've got a copy of Yom Kippur (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3414/yom-kippur
) knocking around somewhere if you ever fancy a Egypt vs Israel punch-up on VASSAL, Alex.