I just purchased Fantasy Flight's TIDE OF IRON today, without having ever played it.
Purely on theme.
It weighs almost 15 pounds (I think).
It'll be a while before I get the time to open or play this game, but I think it's gorgeous. The cover is well-rendered and the back of the box hints at some pretty pretty pieces.
I'm sure I could have gotten a deal at GenCon from any of the kids at FFG, but then... how would i get it home?
Anyway. Looking forward to playing it in late August. Ha.