All I can say is, I wish we would have played it sooner. I loved it!
I gave SurfMonkey first choice. He chose the Empire. I went with WAAUGH!! The orcs. The first game we were both getting the feel for the rules, but after a few turns, we were up and running. I burned his Quest area pretty fast, but he rebounded somewhat, but in the end my hordes were too much for him.
The second game we stuck with the same decks (we did remove, shuffled, and re-distributed the Neutral cards between each game) now that we had a feel for them.
Pretty much from mid-game to the end, it was all Empire. His resources far out stripped mine, and the maneuverability of his forces pretty much was the end for my greenskins.
Then we switched decks, I played the Empire and he the orcs. I decided to concentrate more on Resources for this game and developments as well. I was leading pretty much the whole game, then a well-timed