I've been playing this game recently, I while I love most of what's happening with it I think it has very large pacing problems. Almost every game I play goes like this: My beginning army is very weak. I wander around collecting chests and exploring weak quest huts. My hero does a lot of the fighting and my starting support units and any soldiers I train die very easily. This continues until I get to the point (usually level 5 or so) where my champion starts to be able to solo most of the weaker armies. At this point I stop building any military units, using only my champion and any units I get from minor factions or quests. This is a major breaking point, and from here on the game seems to switch from very hard to very easy. I build up my cities until I can train super horsemen then take that army and kill the SK. There seems to be a very abrupt turning point in the game right now where you go from dodging all but the weakest wandering armies to struggling to find a challenge.