Yes it is one of these topic's again. In free game you can pick between five armies. The realm. The clans. The pact. The shaikan. The nameless.
I like to know your favorite and why.
Mine is the realm: Reason: dependable. In my experiance the realm troops are very dependable. They do what you expect nothing more or less. Elven archers make pincushion of everyone. Dwarven defenders keep them off my druids. Dwarven catapults are good vs buildings. And humans are good cannon fodder.
Only real downside is there lack of moblility. Only two very fast units(paladin and mage) both very limeted in use. Paladin serve mainly as raiding force and mage many as scouts.