I picked these guys up at Huzzahs! I believe they are supposed to be Normans I'm going to use them in Dragon Rampant.
But I kept them reasonable for historic games if its possible.
I did the second set of six in red cloaks and plumes
The green and white banners on the spears...
As you can see these guys will work as two units or one larger unit and I hope to get them in the field soon.
Those definitely have that Ral Partha circe 1982 look to them Adam, I remember those spear with the bulky heads and banners. The armour and the crested helmets say Byzantine to me.
You are quite right that these can be used in many generic fantasy roles and you've done a great job on painting them. I like the way that your washes work on the armour and faces. Great job on the cloaks and shields too. 12 Ral Partha spearmen =60 points.