I agree. Nothing like starting a round of TDM or Siege fighting a bunch of Peasants, only to face an army of Vlandian Sergeants on the very next respawn. And these Sergeants are especially annoying and plentiful in TDM and Siege, and very often they'll simply overpower every infantry battle. Lesser factions like Khuzait, Empire and even Aserai can't hope to match them in infantry battles, while Battania and Sturgia can only hold their lines.
And that would be ok if Vlandia was primarily an infantry faction - but Vlandia is also the best cavalry faction and one of the best archery factions as well. Sharpshooters in particular are annoying as hell. I mean, is there any other ranged troop that frightens you more than a pack of Sharpshooters? Admit it. Once a band of entrenched Sharpshooters reaches a critical mass, they're more threatening than any combination of troops I can think of.
And Peasants are the worst part of it. They're supposed to be the Achilles heel of Vlandian's roster. But they're actually quite formidable fighters, as long as you can scavenge literally any weapon. And with the Looter perk, while costing only 80 gold and having access to aforementioned Sergeant and Sharpshooter troops, Peasants acutally become the strongest light infantry in the game. Screw Battanian clansmen, screw Sturgian warriors... Peasants somehow end up outclassing all of them.