I reckon you'll all be in shock to hear that I picked up war of the rings a few years ago and never found the time to play it.
Truth be told I've only opened the box a few times, determined to have a go, but allways something turned up that robbed me of my time.
Recently the box has seen more 'openings' with me getting ever more excited about wanting to have a go, especially when I stumbled upon the expansion on a gameshop site. Alas they only sell the two games as one set, so I have to try and convince them to only let me buy the expansion, but .. from what I've read this looks like great fun and I really want it, even though I don't know the game.
Saw some great pictures on BGG though, wish that I could paint like that, but I guess I'd have a hard time putting them back in the box. These seemed more suitable for display than play.
Now tell me, did I understand correctly, does the expansion come with an own gameboard? and if so, does this fit onto the basic game board, I mean, can you put it next to it to make one LARGE gamboard?
Will go now and try to nag that gameshop into selling me the expansion only.