I finally managed to play my first game and it was fantastic. The first tutorial scenario took only one hour to play all four rounds (turns in GW speak) and it was just the tonic that I needed at the moment. The basic rules are easy to follow, logical, and don't involve rolling any D6 at all, which is great in my opinion, and having only a few models makes me feel so much more involved in the game. In addition, the designers really have captured so many elements of how different unit types behave in the computer game so well with the rules.
I played the Survivors faction against my dad's Super Mutants. He had some unlucky rules in close combat, which helped to aid my victory, but it was so apt how inaccurate the Super Mutants were with their shooting. It was unlucky for him that his Brute fluffed his close combat charge with the Sledgehammer. The Sole Survivor was surprisingly more deadly with the 10mm Pistol than I was expecting and Dogmeat is very dangerous, but the woman and man of the match for me were the regular settlers at long range with their Hunting Rifles.
It really is so similar to playing the computer game, only it gets me away from the screen, which is great for my eyes, and is a lot of fun. I'd really encourage any of you who are interest in the Fallout universe to give it a go.