I really hestitated long before trying this manga because I didn't like the art. But the story seemed really interesting and I thought it could give epic battles and everything. So I started.
This manga realized my craziest dreams. The battles are on a scale never seen before (more 100 000 men!) and the drawings, which are not that bad and improve really fast, make us realize the brutality of the battlefield. It is incredible how stressed we are with this manga, we clearly feel the tension and the despair, and we always try to figure out how we would have made if we were in their place. Never felt that before...
Also, a great point is that the character are of the most charismatic I have ever seen. The generals and other important characters give a great impression of confidence and strength. Sometimes, just by seeing of appear, you become reassured and excited.
I read it faster than I ever read a manga, and I'm always waiting for the new scans. By the way, they are scanlated very quickly (about 7/8 per week!) so many thanks to the teams that work on it ^^.
Personnally, it's my biggest surprise since several years xD