The Rus army has one variant.
To the right we see the leaders: 1x3Cv and 2x2LH.The general rides the white horse in the center of the photo,with his trusty bodyguards (or sons) at his side.The figures are Essex figures and have very nice sculpting for the 15 mm size.The light horse on the right and left have some very cool features.The ones on the left have an almost oriental look with what appears to bea braided helmet or plaits.The ones on the right look somewhat like cossacks with soft hats and waistcoats.I painted these figures as richly as possible to make them looklike the aristocracy going off to war.
The figures are mostly Old Glory.I painted them with the "magic dip" method described at theFanaticus site.Basically, paint them with acrylic paints with little or no highlighting or shading.Then dunk the completed figure an the ink-like productsuch as MinWax PolyShades Jacobean or Tudor shade.This product is a stain and polyurethane with a matte finish.Most of it runs off, but some shading is left in the crevices anddepressions giving the miniature a nice three dimensional look.Then I finish them with a matte clear coat to protect the figure.Especially with 15mm figures, this is a quick and easy method to paint an army.
Two good reference works are the Osprey Publishing booksArmies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 andMedieval Russian Armies 1250-1500These contain many great Angus McBride paintingswhich are great for reproducing on your figures.
The metallics are Games Workshop.After trying different brands, the GW acrylicmetallics are nice and opaque and wash up in water.They have a very nice shiny look to them.The figures are mostly Old Glory.
The bases are from Litko Aerosystems.Glue the appropriate number of figures to the base,coat with white glue, and flock with static grass and peebles froma scenery company such as Woodland Scenics.I like thin bases that blend with the tabletop.These bases are laser cut plywood that barely warp, even when coatedwith dilute glue.
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