These figures were superbly painted for me by Andres of Einar Olafson Painting (the photo is clickable, and well worth it!).
Andres is clearly a fantastic painter! I'm going to have a very careful look at these, to see if I can inprove my own technique, although I know I can't do detail like he does. Then I'll base them as an army command stand.
There are some lovely pics in Andres's Gallery, I particularly rate this legionary (why don't I own any Roman mules? A shocking oversight), and this chap, who reminds me very much of the 1962 film Taras Bulba, that I saw over 40 years ago at my Grandma's flat in Cosham, near Portsmouth. And which I remember like it was yesterday.