One of my favourite units from the hellenistic horde are the Foundry Scythians shown below in glorious technicolour.
They took an absolute age to pin together and paint ( which pretty much ended any illusions of putting together an army of the wretches) but as a unit on the tabletop they are an absolute nuisance for most opponents to deal with, completely out of proportion to their points cost under the WAB 1.5 rules that we use. In the ten or so years that I've used their services they've only been caught & smashed once in very flukey circumstances.
I appreciate that in reality they were probably a lot smellier and dirty looking but every once in a while 'Her in doors' must have caught up and made them wash behind their ears*
* This happens to me a couple of times a week at least when I come in from work in an especially revolting state, but sadly I have no handy steed to make good my escape on.