Turns out sometimes you do get a second chance at a first impression.
I enjoyed the few times I played #1775: Rebellion when I first picked it up 4 years ago. I think at the time I was trying to get into too many new games and was looking for more complexity in games. It's definitely a light war game.
However, I was able to try out the Introductory Scenario again today with my daughter (she just finished her American Revolution History Lesson), and it was a lot of fun. Granted the introductory scenario is very simple and lacks a lot of the great historical cards that can be played, but it's a great way to get your feet wet.
This is definitely a game I will be getting to the table again with my daughter but also with my gaming group. It honestly was a lot better even this time than I remember when I played it all the way out. I do think it'd be a lot of fun 2 v 2 but works well 1 v 1 as well.
I know that #878: Vikings - Invasions of England has been in discussion a lot recently and this is partially it's predecessor so I think I can say that those looking at 878 would enjoy it if they pick it up.
PS - The United States was on the wrong side of history this time, haha.