One of the players at my local wargaming club(Timaru Armchair Generals) does play, and at some pointI'll ask him for a demo. After reading the magazines, I found that the aspect that interested me most was the warband style of play, where you have a small force, and can advance your troops so they become stronger, sort of Necromunda for Middle Earth.
On another subject, my mind started wandering to Battletech a couple of days ago. I'm not sure what prompted this, but it may have had something to do with my game of Epic Armageddon acouple of weeks ago, and the idea of using Titans. Anyway, I hunted up Battletech on the net, and found that classic Battletech, which I have, is now owned by a company called Catalyst Game Lab, and they have a number of downloads available for those who want to get started, but don't own a copy of Battletech. They can be found at this address on the net - http://www.classicbattletech.com/