And they're done. That was quite a marathon for this batch of figures, which leaves just the chariots, commanders (who are also in chariots) and the baggage element to do.
The "retinue warriors" are classed in ADLG as elite impetuous swordsmen which can be taken as either medium or heavy foot. So I decided to do both to give me options. I decided to just use 7 figures a base for the medium foot by dropping either a standard bearer or musician - those figures will be added to the command chariot bases.
I've made a start on the horses for the chariots:
I have tried a slightly different method for these. For the white horses, I did a base coat of Iraqi Sand, followed by a brown ink wash, then a dry brush of Ivory and finally a glaze of white. I think that came out quite nicely. For the blacks I did my normal range of dark base colours (black-brown, black-red, dark Prussian blue, royal purple) followed by a black ink wash, then a black-grey dry brush and finished with a black glaze - with hindsight I might try a black basecoat, dry brush with the dark colours and finish with black glaze next time.
The yellow ochre on the cloths is a base for the final colours (and also to cover up where the washes splashed over).