… I wasn’t the leader of either army in the epic Lord of the Rings novels because if the handful of games of The Battle for Middle Earth that I’ve played so far are any indication then it would’ve been a much less epic struggle. There’s nothing worse than someone with ADD trying to organize an army into a competent fighting force. The end result looks like a bunch of spastic school children on a major sugar high that have just been handed a huge number of very large and very sharp weapons without any formal instruction on their proper use that have been set loose on the battlefield and told to “Go get ‘em, Ray.”
“Organizationally deficient” doesn’t begin to describe the chaos that results. Though it does make for much amusement to watch it unfold. I literally laughed myself to defeat at one point because I got so caught up in laughing at my own inability to direct an army of bloodthirsty orcs that the poor bastards were quickly and easily overrun by the opposition.
That’s OK. I didn’t really want to be a great military leader anyway.