I've had quite a productive weekend. I finished painting the first batch of "common warriors" then varnished them this morning. This afternoon I started on the second batch and have managed to get a decent way through painting them.
Things are looking good for finishing them before next weekend, leaving me clear to start on the third batch, which will be the first batch of armoured warriors. Unfortunately for me, they still have kilts! Once that batch is finished I'll be able to get the basing done.