In testing with "MrEricScott", a chicken/egg problem was discovered. Once all the land has been claimed, by attacking the hordes, how does a newplayer go about getting land? With only 1 Keep, it will be difficult to find targets who have land and who you can beat in combat.
Enter "Forgery", which allows you to take a small amount of land (25-100) from another player, at the cost of an attack (only if successful). In this way, you can steal land from other players and build up your army. Since this is new, testing will have to ensure it is balanced.
Check it out in the new client released today.
James has been working on Conquest! since 1993.