My main aim for the challenge is to get my Crusades period Muslim army up and going for Deus Vult. So, for my first submission, I present 12 Spearmen (Gripping Beast Plastics). I'll have 96 (hopefully) by the end, as well as 24 Archers and somewhere between 24 and 48 Cavalry or various sorts. I like the way this first batch turned out, I was getting nervous just before we started because I hadn't done any test models.
On top of that, there is a nice selection of casualty figures that I have to paint up and some Commanders. That has me set for my goal points (and some) but, I also plan on painting up the beginnings of a Men of Minas Tirith force for Dragon Rampant and a few other bits and bobs I have about the place.