So I went and bought Norsca a few days ago to become the king of the north. Campaign on hard, battle difficulty on normal. I confederated the north quite quickly (maybe too quickly) and then had a very hard time defending it. Was attacked by Dark Elves, Brittania and Midland all at once. Took a lot of time to get my economy up and running but am now having a quite strong one.
Problem is that The Empire got incredibly strong during my ''defence'' of the north, they rank number one in strength so I don't have the balls to declare war on them. I have an alliance with Kar Ganeth to make sure there are no sudden invasions from the north and reinforced all my outer towns/cities with maximum defenses.
I started a war against Kislev which went pretty good but I am now stuck, I erased their complete army ten turns ago but the speed at which they create new stacks is just too much for me. My empire is built on momentum and the ability to field more stacks than can be payed for through raiding and razing. The essence of the problem is that any siege battle takes way too much time, I can't siege for too long because it is very costly and opponents get too much time to gather new armies. Adding to the misery is that the mighty Empire is constantly occupying the cities and town I raze/demolish.
I now consider to forge peace with Kislev in order to take on The Empire with help of Clan Riktus (which are one ''rank'' under me by rank) and Kar Ganeth, but I'm having a feeling that I might have taken way too much time rebuilding the north and that I will be attacked by both Kislev and The Empire once the war against The Empire is underway. Any help is really appreciated! Underneath this post I will include pictures of the current affair the world is in. I could of course restart my campaign but I kind of like the challenge this game gives me right now.
PS: One major problem I also keep running in to is Kislev or other Empire sub-factions fielding massive amount of horse archers in their armies which slowly sap the life out of my army even when I'm winning. I already included more hounds into my army but I usually am only able to distract half of the ranged unites the enemy uses.