Thanks for the insight. If armor is NOT one of their hard weaknesses, then I don't see any real reason why spearelves in any of the elf factions shouldn't have access to 4+ armor. I think shields, along with elven cloaks and light armor worn together, to arrive at a 4+ hardly strikes me as overpowered. I could be wrong...
I personally wouldn't have a problem if HE got access to AS4+ infantry.
When you see HE armies, their armour doesn't look like light armour at all.
Furthermore, I don't get why the army direction survey lead to even HE being rather weak at Defense - Armour:
Doesn't make sense to me that an advanced race like elves, especially HE, doesn't have a single infantry unit with at least 4+ AS.
In our current meta, a 5+ AS is nearly unimportant and is mostly reduced to lucky 6s or even no AS at all.
Agree to @Squirrelloid that this huge negative value for Defense - Armour for SE (the worst of all armies) could even lead to hardly any access to even 5+ AS....which is why the Elven Cloak discussion thread leads to suggestions like not granting +1AS but something like hard target (possibly in a slightly weaker form).
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