Next up will be the King's Lifeguard of Foot. Why them you ask? Mainly because they have cool flags.
They are going to be more heavily armored for show so I decided to paint a test figure that is almost finished. Experimenting with a quick paint style of block painting and washes. I just need to do the highlights and the figure will be finished. Based on how quickly this figure went, I think it won't be long until the King's Lifeguard will be mustered in Oxford.
Next up are two officers; the mounted by Perry Miniatures and the dismounted chap from Wargames Foundry (though I believe sculpted by the Perry's). The mounted officer will be a brigade commander and I'm thinking that the other officer will command the King's Lifeguard.
I mounted the horse on the base first and did the terrain using a pumice resin mix. All it needs is some static grass. I will be taking more time with this figure but decided also to block paint and use washes. I first primed the figures with watered down Chaos Black from Games Workshop; it was essentially a thick black wash which really helps bring out the detail for painting.
The same technique was used for the dismounted officer and I am really pleased with the results. I usually take more time to paint the officers and "specialty" figures to make them really stand out. For the rank and file . . . well, that's the life of the poor enlisted blighters.