I've wanted to have some poison melee guys, but the metal GW Serpent Guard and Serpent Rider figures cost so much. I thought instead, I might paint up some normal Raiders and Spearmen, and use toothpicks and greenstuff to make back banners for the spearmen, and put green wash on their blades (for poison) to make my own poison melee guys.
Basically, they are Serpent Raiders / Serpent Guard stats, but with normal figures. I call them the Red Band Marauders.
Anyway, here's my test paint scheme. I'm trying out giving these 'elite' warriors golden face-masks as well.