The first to oppose the goblin and dwarven uprising are the Light Elves. Desperate to prove themselves, they order thousands of pieces of armor and weapons. The soldiers are each trained in their weapon individually, making them light, agile warriors.
About this creation
The spearmen are given light armor and wooden shields coated in metal. This makes them agile fighters, and they can outmatch a goblin or dwarven spearman in single combat.
Two spearmen are not greater than the sum of the parts. Although they can defeat the enemy in one-on-ones, they are bad at formations, thus making them vulnerable to them.
A swordsmen has a narrow blade, and is also much better at single combat than formations.
Small shields can only be used by the single wielder, and not in formations. The shields are also very light, so they are easily moblie but easily destroyed.
Light Elves have very talented archers. They have shortbows, and can fire off arrows faster than any other army. They are accurate and lethal.
The archer is also dressed in brown in addition to green, to represent guerilla warfare, their specialty.
Light Elf javelin throwers are powerful and precise. They are shorter range than the archers, but can also fight in melee combat with their javelins.
Javelin throwers have light enough armor to throw well, but protective enough to keep them alive in close combat.
Royal Pikesmen have large, ceremonial pikes, fancy, elaborate shields, and ummm...protective eyegear.
The Pikesmen are not officially part of the army, but are very skilled bodyguards or last resort fighters. With their swords, they are brutal and skilled fighters. These are the best of the best in this army. They can even use their pikes if their sword is unavailable.
The young Light Elf warlord is Lord Aristhicus. He rides a handsome white steed, and commands with enthusiasm and pride (maybe even arrogance).
Aristhicus is a proud and noble warrior, but overestimates himself and his army. He is tall and elegant, and inspires his warriors to fight hard.
The Light Elf army is proudly marching off to war to defeat these foolish goblins and dwarves. They hope to prove the their allies that they are a tough civilization that can defeat any invaders.