Bhawb, there have been many tribes who have fallen to top ranked ones, regardless of morale or space. Look at AR and War, both who had massive amounts of villages (and we're talking more then the horde, who are spread over two tribes) had, in a much more compact area then you guys (AR and War both controlled about one continent's worth of space). And yes, they were small enough to give the bigger tribes attacking them trouble. And AR was a supporting machine with quick recap skills. But look where both are now. War (though they still have 1.7k villages roughly in one tribe, packed into a greatly smaller area then the Horde) has lost a significant amount of it's villages/players. And AR is all but destroyed. And I can safely say that both probably had more skilled players then most of the Horde players. Once the attacks start rolling in properly, and the ops, you'll see this situation a bit differently. So far, you've faced about 3 Deceit guys, and BFI who had a focus on two fronts for most of that war. Soon, you'll really be tested. No-one (and that includes us and BFI) have given the Horde their full attention yet. When they will, it's going to be a different story.