This is going to be for my personal project. I've been thinking a lot about this, and I really would like to concentrate on a some sort of fantasy resistance army rising against a conquering empire. This gives me two opposing forces, with the resistance mostly consisting of individual characters from the different conquered lands. The empire army will be constructed from basic troopers and individual commanders, all from the same lands. Kind of like in Fire Emblem
Here is a planned list of different character classes:
Soldier (Spear + shield, the basic infantry)
Fencer (Sword & light armor)
Doppelsöldner (Uses two handed weapons)
Heavy Knight (Heavy armor + shield)
Dragoon (light cavalry)
Knight (Heavy cavalry)
Archer (Bows / Crossbows)
Mage (Different spells)
This is still a planned list, so I may decide to add or remove some of them. The idea is to add a basic version of each class, male and female, and then individual characters for both sides (with the resistance consisting of different cultures).
For now, here is a concept sketch for the basic soldier unit.