There's these wonderful YouTube tutorials from xfactorpodcast, but they're over a year old - and I'm not sure which parts of it are still current.
What I did: Installed Vassal, downloaded the module v5.1.0, and the "all ships" archive. I was surprised to see that the ships were actually vlogs and not extensions - are the ships themselves now included in the main module?
I opened one of the vlogs, realized that it was made with the three map extensions from version 5.0.0 loaded, so I added these.
What I get when I open the vlogs are all the ships of that particular type, but without being able to do anything with them. If I just add ships to the playing surface in a regular game, I get the ships with all values set to 0.
Where do I go from here? Are the tutorials still current when it comes to squad building, finding games, actually playing? Do I need some other extensions? Is there a dedicated community forum where I can find fellow players? It's all a bit confusing to me...