Not sure for how long did you allow him to run around and get those 8k troops, he couldn't have gotten those troops in like two weeks in game. That being said he spawned in my game yesterday (Day 200) and I easily lured him into Rasmus after like 20 or so days after he spawned (Eyegrim at this point had about 700 units) and defeated him. Now, the fight was tough as he fields a bunch of really powerful cavalry units, but I only had like 130 troops of my own with not too many elites mixed in with mid-tier troops and Rasmus had 700 troops of his own. With an elite army together with a friendly spawn or a marshalled force he can be dealt with. I think ya got really unlucky with how many prisoners was he able to acquireFlazz said:UndeadDuke said:Well, Eyegrim doesn't invade with 8k army and instant plans of sacking the nearest city. There is a time period in which player is able to take some measures and prevent him for becoming unstoppable. Now when you know what a threat he can be if ignored, it is a good motivation to deal with his army as soon as possible right after spawn notification. The only real problem in his army are Revenants, and he can't restore them from alive party members so once you are done with these, you can turn next rounds in your favor quite easily.
This isn't an option if he spawns quickly after starting a new game. In my current save, he was at 8k troops before I could even do anything. I didn't have any ability to stop him before he became absurdly powerful. Yeah, sure, late in the game you can just kill him very quickly, but that isn't an option if he immediately spawns while you're useless against everything.