If I have and enjoy "X" would I get something more out of "Y"
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One of the reasons that I enjoy boardgames is learn about historical events (mainly through playing the wargame genre) or indulging in a game that is rich in theme (e.g. Arkham Horror). Over the years I have just bought games that sounded like they fit those interests without doing a lot of research on them besides reviews and session reports.

I have some games that seem to similar to other games that I do not have. So, my question is whether I would "gain" any learning experience if I would buy those games that seem to fit the same time period, battle, theme, etc.? I will list the game that I have and then the game that I am thinking about. Please comment on the game that I am thinking about (whether you have actually played the game I have or not, although that would be a huge plus for comparison) pertaining to how you enjoy it and what might make it different than what I already have and enjoy.

Also, please add your own hypotheticals so that others may comment on those as well.
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1. Board Game: The French & Indian War [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:10454]
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I have not played this one yet but it is on my short list. I know very little about this part of the American history and am eager to learn more.

Should I even start on this one or would I "benefit" even more if I purchased...
 
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2. Board Game: Wilderness War [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:593]
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...this one?

This is what got me thinking about this list since GMT is having their sale and I have had my eye on it for awhile. However, The French & Indian War has gotten favorable reviews and it may cover the exact same things. What do you all think?
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3. Board Game: Wooden Ships & Iron Men [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1073]
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I really love this game. I especially like the solo rules since most of my games are played solo. It does take some time to write out the orders for each of the ships, which does usually limit me to some of the smaller battles, but I always try and get this one out several times a year.

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4. Board Game: Flying Colors [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1584] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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...Flying Colors?

Granted, I really do not know much about this game. Does it have the same mechanism as writing down the orders as WS&IM? Is there a good solo variant for it?
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5. Board Game: Chariot [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:10717]
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I have Chariot, Armageddon, and Kadesh. I have enjoyed the historical aspect of each of them but they seem a little limited as well. Maybe I do not have the right strategy but the actual chariots just do not seem to make a strong impact on the game. In fact, I have always found them to be kind of a nuisance.

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6. Board Game: Chariots of Fire [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:3152]
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...Chariots of Fire?

This is another one prompted by the GMT sale. I do not really know too much about it either and was wondering if the rules are a little more conducive to the use of chariots and what about the actual battles designed for this one? Are they different than Chariot and Kadesh? How is the solo play on this one?
 
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7. Board Game: Onward, Christian Soldiers [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:4377]
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Lately, I have really enjoyed the crusades time period. I love Crusader Rex and have recently tried Crusades Quad. I have not delved yet into this one because of the more complex rules.

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8. Board Game: Infidel [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:2843]
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...Infidel? I like the Men of Iron system and thought this one might be similar and more easy to learn and play through. Any thoughts?

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Finally, this one which I just picked up last month. I really like the theme and the challenge. It also plays fairly quickly and is a good challenge with just enough luck for replayability.

I was thinking about moving on to...
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10. Board Game: K2 [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:459]
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...K2.

Is it similar? How is the solo play? Does it offer much difference to warrant the price?
 
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