Hmm, there's something not quite right about that subject line. Anyway, moving right along...
Warhammer: Invasion couples, I need your help!
I want to introduce my wife to W:I in the hopes that we can enjoy playing it together as the rainy winter months descend upon the Pacific Northwest. My dilemma? First impressions are everything and I probably have only one shot at selling this game. What are your recommendations for making a first play-through quick, exciting, and with as few rules complications as possible?
Here's some background info:
I haven't played W:I yet. I received the Core set and Assault on Ulthuan expansion for my birthday. I've read the rules, skimmed the forums (both here and at BGG), and sleeved my Dark Elf and High Elf cards into decks (taking the 5 DE and HE cards from the Core set and adding them to the 40-card AoU decks, respecitvely). I now have a pair of 45-card decks ready to play. Note, they don't contain any neutral cards as I'm unsure which ones I should use and I'm leery of just randomly adding them.
My wife isn't a "geek", and while she likes to play certain euro boardgames and is tolerant of my nerdier hobbies, I wouldn't exactly call her an enthusiastic gamer. She was big into Magic: The Gathering back when it first came out, and also played a lot of V:tES many years ago. She's an excellent deck builder, and a competitive player. That's not to say she doesn't mind losing, but she plays to win and likes games where there's a lot of action (i.e. she gets to smash, burn and generally annihiliate things). Having played Warhammer: Age of Reckoning for a few months, she has some knowledge of the Warhammer world. If forced to pick, her favorite race would be the Dark Elves.
So there it is. Are there any husband-wife W:I teams out there on this forum? Do you have any advice for me so I can knock this one out of the park? Let me know!
P.S. If I wanted to expand on the Dark and High Elves, which battle packs should I purchase?