A nice set this one, the style is classic Strelets but the sculpting is really very good., good proportions and poses, clear details and virtually no Flash at all. They are made of slightly hard plastic which always makes removing any Flash much easier and as always, I recommend using a razor blade, (which needs cutting to a point to enable you to get in all the small Corners) to remove any Flash.
4 sprues of 12 figs in different poses which makes 48 figures in a box. 4 figures on each sprue have ring Hands to take the weapons (which are attched to the sprue) which means that with a bit of swopping of weapons more variety can be added without any conversion. Simple conversions would be to simply replace some of the attached weapons with spears axes or swords, which given the Forward facing poses be no problem even for a begginner. Simply remove the attached weapon flush with the Hand, use a needle to create a hole, a larger needle to expand the hole into a ring Hand and add weapon.
Historically, they represent the period well and as the styles of dress,weapons were pretty generic across Europe at the time they can be recruited into a Norman army,and mixed with the HaT El Cid they create a really good shield wall,
Some of the shields have embossed Patterns on them. Normally this would annoy me, I don´t like embossed Patterns on shields, surcoats etc, but in this case they are quite good, especially the Dragon ones. To avoid repeat designs along the shield line the embossed Patterns can be easily removed with a scalpel / razorblade. Two of the shields Need attaching but this is not a Problem, no glue being neccessary as they fit firmly onto the pegs.
The figures are dressed in a range of styles, chainmail, padded surcoats and leather surcoats with studs.
As I have said, they mix very well alongside the El Cid Figures from HaT and if you add a couple of the Strelets Normans on the march figures as commanders you can create a really good looking shield wall.