The second militia detachment I painted in a slightly different way to the first. I started with a black undercoat, then roughly drybrushed dark brown, then a mid brown. This was my basic starting colour, rather than a black undercoat. I then blocked in all the base colours, then washed with devlan mud. I did paint a couple of layers on the book pages on the psuedo banner, but otherwise no embellishments were made. The advantage of starting with the brown drybrushing is a two-fold. It gives a more natural look to the fabrics, but even better it means I can ignore most of the bags, pouches, belts - these are the things I least like to paint.
In time-honoured fashion, the unit's game debut in fully painted form ended in tears, as a beast shaman blasted them from a captured building rooftop, completely obliterating them with a couple of death magic spells. Well, it is dangerous to play with fire.