Well, I got the armoured archers done: 15 figures in two weeks to join the one I had done a year or so ago. I probably won't need another unit of these: the next archers I get will be skirmishers. 16 armoured archers are 144 points for WAB using the EIR list.
I have based five more cavalry and the mounted general who is, I suspect, supposed to be an Emperor. I will need to give him lots of purple and gold and spend a bit more time on him than I did with the archers which I rushed a bit. Never mind, they look good en masse.