Why is it that hobgoblins can only carry visible bastard swords and bows - short bows and long bows, although they are actually equipped with short bows? If equipped with something else, the weapons are invisible. Why? Where can this kind of "instruction" be found, if an animation is just a bunch of BAMs and an INI file? If a weapon is equippable in principle, if bastard swords are shown, why not long swords that are wielded and swung just the same way? Perhaps hobgoblins don't have the frames for stabs, and that could be a problem, hence the limitation, but where is this block?
Same thing with tasloi and spears. The spear is the only thing that will be shown in their hands. It's different with, for example, ogres and gnolls, where the morning star and the halberd are part of the figure. No, hobbies do seem perfectly on par with character figures, and yet...
They have these lines in their INI:
They perform the same without the lines or with changes in the lines, however. Tasloi don't have any of this "layered" business at all.