What about the Goblins and Dwarves then? Without the specialists they couldn't field a full army. Either the specialists will be part of the cards or we will need a Dwarf/Gobbo 'base game' that gives us lots of standard figures.
Good point. But I think you might see that some of the "specialists" are really basic units and that is what you see fielded. I heard teh Dwarvish Spearbearers are the foundation of their army and equivalent to the Human Short swords. Also, we might see that the Goblins have a generic "mounted" unit that can then be replaced with any of their mounted units, lizard, hyena, ostrich, or other wise.
But the "special specialist" will probably still be on the sidelines until drafted after initial set-up.