Today I drilled all the hands on the cavalry, and made a start on their weapons. I also started on the basing.
|Cretan Mercenary Archers, two units|
|Horses from one of the cavalry units|
The spears are Xyston's 50mm leaf-tipped ones. Looking at the length of the Dory, they would seem to be way too long, as they're supposed to be 7-9'. For 15mm (though more like 18mm with scale creep), that makes them pikes. I'm going to cut them all in half, which on reflection I should have done before I painted a load of them.
For painting, I found some expanded polystyrene, and stuck the points in for painting, which made the job a lot easier.