ottoatm wrote:I wonder if TLC considered Lions to be bad compared to the forestmen?
The Lions are the power (of government). That doesn't mean they are bad. But every government oppresses some parts of their subjects (or so these subjects feel so), if only by taxes. So rebels - and that's what the forestmen are - usually are supported by the sympathy of subjects to the government.
Check out the 260 building book from 1990. The lion knights and the black falcons actually linked up as it seems they are sharing a castle (a shield of each faction is attached to the front gate). Also, some of the the black falcons legions are equipped with the red-yellow and blue black knights / black monarch dragon shields. A bit confusing if you ask me.
The forestmen are the hunted faction and they are supposed to be the outlaws and rebels. They are taken prisoner as in Dungeon Hunters set. On page 31, a bunch of forestmen have taken a crusader knight as their prisoner. The wolfpack are obviously bad guys and they are in my opinion the successors of the forestmen.
Perhaps it is like this:
Black Falcons / Crusaders against forestmen
Black Knights against Wolfpack
The Black Knights could therefore be the "new" Black Falcons.