One of the things I like about plastics is that I don't mind playing with the leftover bits to see what I can come up with. In this case, I had some miniatures from the Fireforge Teutonic Knights set left over after painting my order knights. I used some of the crossbow arms from the Teutonic infantry set and some leftover heads from the Wargames Factory viking huscarls to create these guys.
I like the more wild look for these guys and figure they can fit in with my Crusaders as hired mercenaries in a pinch.
The other stand retains a more military appearance for use as house troops?
Not sure where I can use these guys, I just like the way they look, however.