I found myself really struggling with painting these figures. They are fine miniatures despite their age, I just find painting 15mm figures to be taxing. So I put them down for a while and did other things for a bit to see about regaining my enthusiasm. Here are the results;
Then the Winged Hussars Arrived !
I needed a boost to my painting mojo so I watched The Day of the Siege and
then put Sabaton on my phone to listen to while I went back to the brush
it seems to have worked
I just have to wait for the glue to dry so I can add the terrain effects
now I wish I had another six or eight cards of them!
The figures were painted in an extremely varied style but I wanted to tie them all together somehow. For this I looked to history; warriors with the same ethos often used a sort of field sign (today they might refer to it as a "tag line"). One stand-out was red cloaks; from Sparta to Rome and beyond. Red is instantly recognizable, even at a distance, it makes a statement. The Polish Winged Hussars were that sort of troops too, so I opted for red cloaks. This gave me a chance to use the Citadel Contrast Colors again to see how they perform on these tiny figures. I have to say that I am most pleased with the results. There is just enough sculpting on the cloak to catch and hold the paint and it does a very good job of creating highlights and shadows. Perhaps I should dig out those 28mm Spartans..............
and accompanied by their faithful Haiduks