Carl and I also played a game of Tide of Iron, the first for both of us.
I decided we'd try the Crusader scenario from Days of the Fox. This is a pure armor battle so we could skip more than half the rules as not applicable, in order to make learning the game a bit easier.
We succeeded in that goal, although I wish I'd made the fighting a little harder for Carl. His British really just chewed my guys up. I ended up being wiped out, losing all seven of my tanks (4 x Pz III and 3 x Pz IV) while only destroying one Crusader and heavily damaging a Matilda. Ouch. Final VP score was 17 to 2.
Oh well, at least I learned a little bit about the game play.