Horselords/Quendi here in the recently finished KS GB Game 675. I tip my cap to the Arnor/Rhovanion player who saved my butt on numerous occasions. Let me know if you guys want to share notes and come up with a recap.
I picked up the positions when the original player dropped around turn 16. I had a very shaky start, not knowing much of anything about how the game had developed. It was also my first game in the Kin-strife scenario. It made me a big fan.
Anyway, with the Quendi being so quite for many turns, it wasn’t too hard to sneak over the White Mountains and hit the Morlaen capital at 2424. Celeborn was a champion and had about 4500 troops: 500hc, 3400hi, 500li. Another cavalry army with war machines blitzed Minas Anor and started carving up Gondor from the other direction. Could have been dicey had my back up commander in that army not blown the bridge to Osgiliath.
Got lucky a few times guessing good hexes for my spirit mastery company. Killed Khamul around turn 27; Shelob around turn 30. For me, the game started with Zimrahkil challenging and killing Cirdan at 1324. Then Murabeth assassinated Ciryon and his 5000 hi with 40 war machines went bye-bye. It took several turns to recruit another army at Imladris. But that one ended up faring well.