Played Red Dragon Rising (S&T #250) for the first time yesterday. My first reaction upon hearing about the topic of this game was unfavorable. But when I heard the system was similar to War At Sea/Victory in the Pacific, I was immediately intrigued. After one play, I am not disappointed and you can count me as a fan of the game. The game is relatively easy to learn and once you get a feel for the system plays quickly. The system is a "kissing cousin" of the War at Sea system modified to accommodate modern combat. Things happen fast in this game. We got some rules wrong which probably benefited me more than my opponent but we both left the table vowing to play again next week. I'm already thinking of different strategies and what I will do differently in the next game!
I prefer light to medium weight games and uncomplicated systems. This game hits the center of my gaming "sweet spot".