Sulhen arrived with the reply of CC.
Only 15.000. Their attack would be a surprise attack and they would face the weakest troops of the rearguard, many of them reconverted in artillery operators, car drivers, cooks, because their poor soldiership… Still 15.000 against two or three hundred thousand was too unbalanced. And the orcs of Reven that CC was leading, even if they were well prepared and equipped, were still small orcs.
If they only have had the Azraks…At least from Sulhen he saw CC was already arriving to the Camp of Khadrim.
It was already dark, so he summoned the generals. After confirming all orc scouts had been captured, and that the enemy would not know about his strategy, he ordered the troops to start moving. The Magicians of Khadrim, with the aid of the Powerful Circle of Fire, threw a blanket of ignorance over the troops, so no bird and no spell will discover them in their nightly march.
As the troops started to march, he mentally went through all the allies he would count with. Reven was there with his 15.000 orcs, Tar will meet the march a little further with his dwarves. Cragstone had sent some of his men, and they followed Khadrims troop to become the rearguard. The forest elves had sent an emissary confirming they had filled the borders of the Dark Forest road with traps and they were ready to fight in the second ambush. The big Eagles were as well ready near the KuanPing.
Only Halflings, Azraks, Ents and natives had not joined any front. He wished they had joined the alliance. Still he had some hope they will answer to the messengers he had sent them.
But they had not answered yet. And CC just arrived. So he ordered the elite company of the light infantry, some 10.000 strong elves, quick and mortal in their attacks, stealthy like the snake, to join the Wilderland Orcs. 25.000 was not much more than 15.000, but if the plans marched as planned, they could finish the orc rearguard with their mastery, stealth and surprise before they even noticed what was going on.
Another ace behind his sleeve was the Magicians from the Circle of Fire. They were not included anywhere in the strategy, and they were a destabilizing force. He went to Serpentes and Karras and ask them where they though they would be more useful.
High King of the Noldor in Middle-Earth
Honorary Knight of the Pointy Shiney
"... All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die"