So here's a challenge: If you were building a Byzantine army - any era, but please specify - which existing figures would you use? We may have a very long wait for those promised HaT figures me-thinks....
Done already. Using the old Zvezda Russian knights - no conversions at all. I liked he result. I'll try the same with the newer Russian Knights set, again by Zvezda - though we are dealing here with rather late Byzantines, c. 1000-1200.
Like it, I agree that the old Zvezda Russian knights would work well, and you can build quite a convincing shield wall made up of heavy infanty using the numerous spearmen, both standing and kneeling.
By the way, I am looking into building some Eastern 'renaissance' 17th century forces - Poles, Turks, Muscovites - and have realised that the new Zvezda Mounted Russian Knights have figures which are ideal - with minor conversion and paint jobs - for Turkish armoured Sipahi cavalry, Russian mailed knights, and Polish Pancerni mailed cavalry. A very useful set indeed!!