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Monday, 26 September 2016

Painting Ancient Italian Cavalry

This guide is going to be very simple and mainly to remind me of the general steps I took for Italian Allied Cavalry.
  • Undercoat horse and rider with black.
  • Base coat rider with GW Tallern Flesh. 
  • Base coat horses in various colours.
  • Paint rider's tunics and flag various colours.
  • Paint Armour VJ Brass.
  • Paint reigns, straps spearshafts dark brown.
  • Paint Feathers black.
  • Paint leader's cloak with dark grey.


  • Apply GW Delvan Mud Wash over horse and rider.


  • Highlight horses in original base colours (black with GW Granite).
  • Dry brush horses' mane and tail with original base colour. 
  • Highlight rider's skin with GW Tallern Flesh (face with GW Elf Flesh).
  • Highlight rider's tunic and flag with original colour.
  • Highlight armour with VJ Old Gold.
  • Highlight reigns, straps and spear shafts with light browns.
  • Dry brush leader's cloak light grey.
  • Base coat spear tips black, paint with GW Chainmail. 
  • Metal shields as above, apply transfer, gloss varnish.
  • Other shields, base coat GW Deneb Stone, GW Mud Wash, highlight original colour.
  • Shield boss base coat with GW Boltgun Metal, highlight GW Mithril Silver.

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