Wow 1k defenders that's a nut that will take awhile to crack.The Sothern Empire is the biggest in my game. They're currently trashing Sturgia. Sturgia is holding on and has 5 or 6 cities still, but the Western Empire is doen to just one city and has several wars going. The city has over 1k defenders though so it may hold on a while. I am currently working for the Northern Empire which has lost one city to Sturgia which was then taken by the Southern.