No, I don't mean the war on terror but the war I have some experience with: Fantasy boardgame war.
I collect (and even play) boardgames. (If you are registered at boardgamegeek.com, you can view my collection here).
At Chotebor con, I played Heroscape again and found out it's surprisingly good game.
The boardgames usually come in two varieties: They are (usually!) either from big publishers and targeted to "average joe" gamers, or from lesser-known publishers and targeted to "hardcore" gamers. Heroscape is both!
It's being sold by Hasbro. That means a) it looks great (many, many painted figures and terrain parts in very large box), b) the rules are very simple - you can learn them literally in 5 minutes.
HOWEVER! The real fun starts when you have look the "advanced rules". They are more complex than your average Risk or Cluedo but still rather easy for seasoned gamer. By using them, Heroscape becomes intriguing even for seasoned gamer. You can also buy extra armies from various settings (this is not exactly "collectible" game - you know in advance what exactly you are buying in each pack).
More info about Heroscape here.