Although there is of course a small chance of an eventual second season, i would agree that odds are against it. Anyway, it's well worth buying this great series on DVD when Funimation finaly gets around to releasing it (later this year?).
@ABping Doubt it. Since it has got REALLY mediocre ratings inside Japan and since how it ended, (and of course it is produced by MADHOUSE, aka the kings of incomplete endings), I just can't see a second season as possibility.
Do not even try to understand that thing. Last three episodes were a random stuff put together to fill the episode number. Hence there's no ending.
As for the real end to the "Northern Wars" part - read manga...
there might be a second season,but again,there might not be one.since the anime changed the whole original plot frm the manga.Perhaps if they figured out how to put back the story into postion.Crap,the manga were so damn good!