He said what he wanted in the warband and I glued some appropriate models together.
The plastic seems to me to be particularly hard - less "buttery" than some - but that's just an observation - it made no difference to assembly.
I really like these models - I'm no fan of Bob Naismith's sculpting style when applied to historical models, but the slightly cartoonish style works well for these. The faces are great - very characterful and evocative of menacing desperados.
My only criticisms (and these are minor and a bit subjective) would be that the only knife is in the off hand - meaning any thief you make will be left handed. In a similar vein most of the off hands are really designed for a shield (which most retinue won't have) - there's one holding a lantern, which is very nice, but will inevtiably get used quite a lot, but some more relaxed left arms would have helped. Finally, there is one right arm without a weapon (a nice pointing arm) but the absence of either a sheathed weapon or a left hand weapon other than the knife mean it's use is a little limited.
However these are minor nit-picky quibbles and I know how hard it is to get a mix of weapons and arms that match the needs of the rules with the desires of the modellers. All in all I think this is a great and characterful set.
Looking forward to making MY retinue now the important one for the lad is done.