I have a small drawer full of really old Minifigs ancient figures, including Romans, Persians and Assyrians and a handful of Greeks. Every once in a while I dig some out and for a change paint them. On this occasion I have completed some AA 4s Assyrian Heavy Archer Firing Bow and AA 7s, Assyrian Light Spearman with Shield Advancing. Although, they don't look like light spears to me, more telegraph poles.
I did consider replacing the spears but thought that would diminish the charm of these early wargame figures: