Though I still have a really busy schedule, some of which will include major time off the internet--on a train, traveling across country, first out, then back.
I've been lurking awhile, but I thought I'd let you know that since you mentioned it I went to read the first Paks book was on the Baen free library. I liked it, though it was more full of tactics than I expected, and I intend to read (and probably buy) the rest of them after school gets done with and I have time.
Thank you! Glad you liked that one, and hope you like the others. If you want background material on that world, some of it is now up on the Paksworld website, http://www.paksworld.com/
Though the front page gives spoilers, if you're averse to spoilers.
Tactics...yeah, there is a fair bit. I've been fascinated with that end of things since early on--when I took Latin, I diagrammed the battles in Caesar.