I have now buy WotW (love Sandor) , but since i dont have the economical disponiblility to buy all expansions im going to just buy just some of them and i tink i will pass on WotN and LotRivers
Yeah, I bought both the Lannister and Stark expansions, but I may pass on the Lords of the River. Blackfish is tempting, but I guess I will wait and see about the rest of the content before I decide.
As for the two Wardens sets, West is definitely superior. The crossbowmen and militia are very interesting and cool units. Also, yes the Hound and the Imp are two of the most interesting characters in the novels and they appear to be fairly powerful in the game, too ( I haven't played with the expansion yet).
I wasn't too excited about the North expansion, but I had a plan to use all three boxes to store all the components with my homemade storage trays and I wouldn't have been able to do that as easily with just one of the two expansions.
As for the Northern expansion, on the bright side, it includes a scenario involving the kneeling man, which is a key location in the books. Also, the quality of the three scenarios looks right up there with the best. I think Rob Kouba does his finest work as a scenario designer. I've been consistently impressed by his creative, varied and genuinely inspired scenarios. They look especially good when you compare them to the "standard" Battlelore scenario. I played all the base Battlelore scenarios and I could hardly tell one from another. Westeros' scenarios in the core game are an amazing leap above that.
Another reason to get both expansions is to be able to play epic scenarios. I have a copy of the epic scenario that was included as a free giveaway at the Days of Fire and Ice event at FFG. I plan to modify it to use all the units from the core set and the expansions, rather than two core sets. Also, I will print and mount some extra hexes to a second-hand trivial pursuit board to expand the battlefield. The epic scenario only uses about two-thirds of the extra board, so you don't really need a full-size extra board.