I did a second learning game with my Northern Alliance and Elves. It was Loot this time so there was a much less likely chance to get a pesky tie.
One thing that I came up that I needed to find was when my archers were engaged and I blanked on them disengaging to be able to shoot at the unit in front of them instead of attempting to melee the unit of foxes.
I can honestly say even though I am only currently learning and playing myself that I love the ease of the rules. Once the game starts it gets going really quick.