On other news, I have at last managed to get around to cleaning the mounted men-at-arms, and it has been quiste fast and fun. I have so far assembled 18 riders and 3 horses. If I continue with this rate, I will end up with quite a pile of horses to assemble in the end.
In any case, there are quite a lot of combinations that you can assemble the components. Just the unarmoured horses on the horse sprue can be assembled in 36 different ways (3 right halves, 3 left halves, 4 heads). And the armoured horses can be assembled in around 54 different ways (3 right halves, 3 left halves, 3 armoured heads, 2 styles of barding). And that is straight out of the box.
But the riders provide even more variation. There are 4 different bodies, each with 3 different right arms, each with 6 weapon options (sword, axe, mace, hammer, heavy lance, light lance) and on top of that 12 head options. That already gives 864 combinations, add in the couched lances and there will be 24 poses more available, for a total of 888 possible combinations. Granted, a lot of those possible combinations would look less than exciting, but there are still enough variations to make all of your men-at-arms somewhat unique looking - especially if also using extra helmets from the infantry sets to provide some variety (eg. the barbuta from the mercenaries set looks great when combined with a rider in Italian armour).