I finally got this to download and play a few positions. Excellent scenario and certainly one of the best of the Middle Earth scenarios. I don't know if you have ever done the ME play by mail/email, but this seems to have some elements of that (which is great, don't get me wrong, especially with the use of the palantiers). I played a long game with the elves and manged to wipe out Isengard and took out Dol Guldur. Unfortunately before Isengard went down, I got to watch the ring change hands several times among several combatants. Mordor forces finally got their hands on it from Rohan and I was powerless to stop them from taking it for a VP win. I also played a Dwarf game and it was over within 30 turns as Mordor again won with a ring victory. I have a Gondor game going at the moment and after managing to hold off assaults from both the Corsair and Mordor, I have managed to recapture Osgiliath. I lost Sam, but have Frodo and Gandolf in a fairly safe spot. It is not really safe to try to get past Isengard yet, so I don't know if I can get a vp win or not. I finally got two armies going with full cav in them, so I will soon be knocking on Minas Morgul's door. Rohan really helped me with a wave of attackers that distracted Mordor's forces enough for me to finally go from the defense to the offense concerning Osgiliath. Gondor really has issues with moral and perhaps a luxury item might not be a bad call for them. I also plan on getting a game going as Mordor, but sort of stayed away as the despot government seems tough to deal with, but we shall see. Overall, great job with this.