Hobgoblins are cunning, aggressive, warlike goblinoids, roughly the size and build of the average human. Unlike their smaller goblin cousins, hobgoblins are disciplined and strategic in their cunning, organizing into legions and marching into battle under the the command of powerful hobgoblin warlords. They measure virtue by physical strength and martial prowess, caring for nothing more than an opportunity to show their cunning, skill, and might in battle. Hobgoblins are also skilled crafters of weapons, armor, and siege equipment, and they use sophisticated tactics and discipline in battle... unless they find themselves across the battlefield from elves, which they will ruthlessly attack at all costs.
Hobgoblins have a long history of training animals for service, and even for battle. They raise horses and oxen as beasts of burden, communicate over long distances by sending ravens, and use wolves as guard animals and attack beasts. Hobgoblin cavalry uses trained worgs as mounts, and some tribes even use carnivorous apes as fighting beasts. Hobgoblin armies tend to conscript tribes of goblins as expendable troops in battle, as well, easily dominating their smaller cousins with their superior size and cunning.
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