First, I thought Rod was The Professor 😉
Second, so that’s what you’ve been doing for the past two months (referring to the figures/batrep, not your response to Kyote)! It looks absolutely fantastic man. And probably a lot of fun, but I still don’t understand those types of battles besides ‘two groups of unwashed vagrants crash into each other with swords and other sharp, pointy things,’ and I don’t mean that in a negative way, just pointing out my lack of understanding. I can recall going through the same thing with Napoleonics: okay, a bunch of guys in pretty uniforms, some walking, some riding horses, a few cannons lying about, but what do you do and how do you do it?
I think that rules system might be cool (as you pointed out) to do Lord of the Rings, or maybe even Braveheart 😉