Notice how the narrator only mentions one location that was significantly northward from the Shire and Bree the whole time? I can't comlain, though. This looks absolutly amazing.
@ devrindare: The otherside; the northern theatre of the War of the Ring included Lorien (attacked 3 times), the Wold and Fangorn Forest (Ents defeated the invaders here), Mirkwood (home of king Thranduil, Legolas' father) was attacked but won after a hard fought battle, all from Dol Guldur. At the same time, King Brand of Long Lake was driven back to Dale (Lonely Mountain) by an army of Easterlings who had long threatened him. There, King Brand and King Ironfoot of the Dwarves both died after a 3 day battle at the mountain's foot and the Dwarves and Men survived a siege. After hearing of the defeat of the southern armies, the northern army was disheartened and the besieged came out and routed the Easterlings and they fled never to return.
Looks pretty good. I'll be getting no matter what the rating, I just can't resist the Lord of the Rings!