I am not a big fan of war games...... I grew up playing Risk, and yeah...... not the best of times :)
Anyways! This game incorporates the LOTR theme inside of a wargame that almost has a mini-game going on inside of it! There is a ton of rules to get through with this one, but once you get it down, there is a wonderful experience in here!
This is a highly thematic wargame where you recreate the war of the ring. It takes a while to learn, and several hours to play, but every game is truly memorable and feels epic - which is rare in a 2-player game.
The best possible war game theme, for my tastes. Also, the best mechanics and components. I don't know what else to say about this game. It's a masterpiece.
Long set-up (comparable to Arkham Horror) and the first play through can be pretty brutal in terms of constant rules consultation, but it's all worth it in the end.
The most satisfying game-play experience available. No one with an adequate attention span should pass this game up--and there's no cheaper place to buy it than right here.