Have downloaded AOMM and just spent a ridiculous amount of time playing the game - very addictive. Easy at the beginning, without being too easy, and getting harder as it progresses. Really good. I benefitted from playing it before, so I knew what to do. I haven't yet worked out the advantage, if any, of not throwing troops at the enemy in large numbers. That would be the way to win faster but I don't yet know whether that leaves me at a disadvantage later in the game. I suspect not. I think it's probably just a pride and score thing of not losing too many troops - but I could be wrong. I will continue playing it at every opportunity, though at this stage with my work it has to be in short bursts.
Good job guys!