I was considering if the elves really were under powered in comparison to the other races, so I did a solitaire play of Resurgence of the Dragonlords.
The set-up for all the races involved Dawnsmoor and Riverwatch cities, the Battle Cry, Forced March, and Demon, and the mercenary cards Ferrox, Promise of Riches, and Archaic Scroll (if I remember those titles correctly).
The quicker the win results in a higher number, as the number is how many cards were left in the Event deck when the objective is defeated. These are the results:
Humans - 7 7 7
Humans without using Battlecry - 7 6 5
Undead - 7 7 5
Barbarians - 6 6 5
Orcs - 6 5 4
Dwarves - 7 4 3
Elves - 5 5 4
I only did a few retries with certain races if I felt they were getting really unlucky against the event deck or bad draws. The humans I literally got the high score of 7 every time I attempted it with Battle Cry's. They are just insane. I questioned if they were dependent on Battle Cry and banned the use of the card for three more trial runs and they still did better than all but undead by 1 event card. Dwarves I had to do a few retries and got really lucky on grabbing the 7. They otherwise got a 3 and a 2 when first playing with them. Lastly, I retried like crazy with elves, and they just could not pack enough power. I don't know if I didn't try them enough but they were my first race to play with. When I saw how well the Orcs and Humans faired, I went back to using Elves and still couldn't get them to do better than 4 or 5 Event cards left.
The results show clearly, at least to me in Dragonlords scenario, that the weakest armies are Dwarves and Elves. What does this prove beyond that? Really it was a question of how fast any race could seal the objective would also mean in other games how fast they could theoretically take an opponent out with brute strength alone. Humans and Undead are without a doubt the strongest.
One thing solo mode does not show well is how destroy opposing unit synergy works against an opponent. I do believe that given the opportunity, the elves may still excel slightly better in a versus fight simply because their anti-unit card is a 3 strength one and when you get their mythic, it costs 0 influence to destroy an opposing unit. Likewise, their mythic is indestructible in combat itself. The dwarves I cannot say the same for. If anything, I think they might be the weakest race now in the game. Though it is nice that no matter what hand you start the game with you can get a Digging Machine, the Forge Masters always afterwards clutter the deck. But who knows, I may be playing with them wrong like I used to play humans wrong, and when I watched my friend play humans, they started to really blow the competition away. Comments?