I've now taken just about everything in Mordor. Only Nurn (Southern Mordor) and the Black Gate remain in orcish hands. My expansion is slowing down and I'm having to build a second army to secure the border against Harad, but now that I'm actually inside Mordor I might be able to attack the Black Gate from the other side. Problem is a sizeable army forms at it and my army is exhausted, so I might need to gather some strength.
Also Boromir bit it early on. :( Gonna hope that doesn't cause the fellowship grief. It's still only 2984 TA.
Turns out holding Mordor is the hard part. Trying to rebuild the Gondorian vigil over it. Lost Barad-dur, which caused a massive army under the Witch King to spawn. Thankfully I took it back (cue more dead trolls) but now I've got a massive battle to fight with a ten star general opposing me, and my only advantage is waves upon waves of cavalry. Most of the infantry and archers are dead by this point. Even if I win that fight, I still don't have the resources to take the Black gate until reinforcements are shipped in from Pelagir. There's also a side action going on in Minas Ithil.
I need to finish Mordor off before Harad comes looking seriously; I've basically got no reserves in Gondor. Already picked off a few raiders, but now I'm having to throw my reserves into Mordor.
Short answer; if you're going to hurl your army screaming at the great evil, don't do it half-heartedly.
edited 7th Oct '12 5:16:27 AM by GameChainsaw