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Lately I've found myself drawn to a number of GMT Games. I think I'm finding my inner wargamer. I'm not fond of the overly complex "Rule 4.2.3.2b Says that infantry on a hill with a cliff can only fire 2 hexes, unless the weather is clear, then they can fire 3, but only if there wasn't a bombardment in the last 2 turns" style of games, but I think I'm ready to upgrade from Memoir '44 and the like.

I'm interested in early American history (French-Indian War, Rev War, Civil War, etc.) as a subject matter, with some newfound interest in small-scale WWII subject matter as well.

I've listed a couple of GMT games that look interesting to me, but what would you suggest as a good place to start? If it's not one of these, feel free to add other games to the list.
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1. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:102]
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This one has just recently caught my eye, it seems like it might be a good step up from Memoir '44.
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2. Board Game: Wilderness War [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:570]
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On my list for a while, probably my current "grail" game.
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3. Board Game: FAB: The Bulge [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1467]
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You should check out this one that is due out shortly. The final art is done and I think they are planning on charging this month so it should be out in a few months.
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4. Board Game: Conquest of Paradise [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1489]
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OK, so not a strict wargame, but this one has just caught my interest.
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5. Board Game: Flying Colors [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1552] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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Another one I got fairly recently. Does a good job of capturing the feel of Naval Combat. Not too complicated and not too much like the Pirates game.
 
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6. Board Game: Pax Romana [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1687]
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OOP but still available... also to be a reprint with updated map (minor correction that can be dealt with in the 1st) and some extras.

Why? It is great... also, it is now a "system" that will be used in several upcoming games that all sound great.

A multi-player wargame with very little negotiation and a civilization feel. Best with 4-players though it does have two player scenarios.
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7. Board Game: Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972 [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:1817]
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Picked this one up fairly recently, played the first scenario a couple times and would like to play some others. Very fun game it seems and it captures the air war of Vietnam pretty well. That is, I can see why the characters in Flight of the Intruder decided to bomb the NV Communist Headquarters.
 
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8. Board Game: Saratoga [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:2604]
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Another series I don't know much about, except for the subject matter. I've seen lots of thise series of games available on various trade lists though, so it seems popular.
 
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9. Board Game: Glory [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:5319]
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I don't know much about this series, other than the subject matter
 
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10. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansion Pack #1 – Greece & Eastern Kingdoms [Average Rating:8.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.25 Unranked]
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I love the original game, so the expansion seems like an obvious choice
 
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