I picked up a small Mantic Elf army as they were on sale and then ran into the issue in that I have never painted an large scale armoured figures. Thin figures but they look the part so I made up the archer pack and thought I would test some out.
My attempts at painting the first two figures was disappointing as my painting style simply did not work.
So looks like I need to watch some youtube videos or try some washes instead.
My efforts on my Union troops has meandered through the realms of time and space, but have I have managed to finish my first three. The left unit is varnished and the other two need a good dose to protect them from gaming, cats and children.
Warflag supplied the Standards and I use some 15mm scale Ancient wire spears for the pole (The spear turned upside down and jammed into the plastic base).
Also some Cavalry have been completed with the bonus of dismounted men and horse holders.