With Hat's El Cid line we get a good start on providing a complete line of early medieval armies both Arab and European. In this period we have the Norman conquest of both England and Southern Italy. There are the Communes of Northern Italy. We see the rize of the Seljuk Turks, The Byzantine Empire at its height, collapse and rebirth, and the Crusades. I'm already using Hat's El cid line to create the core of my early medieval armies, but I am using Hat's competitors to fill in the parts Hat is missing. If Hat doesn't mind seeing its customers go elsewhere to complete their collections I can live with that, but I'll miss their well good wargame quality reasonable priced military miniatures in my collection.