Will be first PBEM ACW2 game, but I am an experienced PBEM player. I really don't know how much it helps, but I have logged my fair share of hours against the AI as CSA. I have not played the USA, but am familiar with the strategy for that side so I will be comfortable playing either. I live out in the country so I have limited internet can only exchange email turns, no live playing. I am semi-retired and can complete turns rapidly.