I have gone too far but I did not expand evenly. I reached out to discover traders. I am in chapter five and have hit orcs in a few places . No hope there, none. In my furthest province my squad size is 279 vs 3570, and since it is at the orc wall, I can't even negotiate. Did I know I went to far....oh yeah. Will I continue too push out as far and fast as I can, oh yeah. I need the expansions! The speed bump and hurdles just make it more challenging, I like the change. And the Battle Pentagon is wonderful! Since I did not expand evenly I have provinces available in several different rings. I am actually having lots of fun with the new system, and cant wait for the new troops types.