Got the three stands of Spears finished.
They were a tight fit on the base. If you look at the join between the two center spearmen, I snipped off the side of the shield in the gap, although, when mounted, it appears to simply have slipped behind the next guy's spear. I could use more than just three stands...maybe later.
I also went ahead and painted the bases of the archer strips. Looks like one strip and a single figure will fit across the base, so I should end up with five stands of Shooters instead of the expected four.
I lost track of the time a bit on this one, but I'm estimating an hour and ten minutes. They also take me to the HotT army size of 24 points, in only 9:30.