All right, I've been studying the forums and I think I have a fairly good idea on how the game works. But, nonetheless, I still need to get the hang of it in practice. I'm leaning towards Samuel de Champlain and Adrien van der Donck. I realy would rather not play as the Spanish unless there is a magical boost in learning abllity while playing them. I'm not that huge of a fan of wiping out all the natives.