Along with my other plastic sets, I opted to pick up a box of Gripping Beast Arab plastics to bulk up my Arab force. The set comes with 40 figures with options for Heads, shields, bows and spears. In addition, there are some sword wielding arms and trumpeters to add some leaders to the mix.
You get eight sprues in total, with Five torsos per sprue. One of the nice parts is that three of the torsos are modeled with the left arm attached in a raised shield position. Given my issues with the tediousness of assembly, this was a rather nice change of pace. The only down side to this is that you are limited to 16 archers total as the bows are held in the left hand. (Not an issue as the set only has two bows/sprue) Additional left arms are provided if you want to do all spearmen.
I still have two stands worth of Spearmen waiting for their turn at the painting bench, but they will need to wait for the 6mm Poles and some others to clear them a space.