My Saxon project marches on with the addition of the first four man stand of fyrd warriors. These freeman conscripts were mustered to defend their own homes or might have been representatives appointed from regions to join an army.
These figures are more of the same Footsore models and like the others from the range are well detailed and with just enough variation in appearance to make them each unique, but clearly of the same classification.
I tried to reuse colours from the last two groups of Saxon models I painted but emphasized the more natural hues to make their clothing more subdued as though dyed inexpensively. Here or there a repeated a small swatch of "nice" colours for a fancy cloth cap or cowl.
The only element I didn't treat much differently were the shields. I painted similar patterns in the same sorts of colours. My favorite bit are the faces. The sculptor does a fine job creating expressive faces for each of the four.
If you read the post on the hearthguard you might have noticed i didn't get around to adding a pattern on the cloth. I didn't do it out of the gate, because I didn't want my farmer soldiers to look classier than my hearthguard; The, "chosen men" of the era. If I can bypass all that steel and get something nice on their uniforms I would enjoy coming back to these guys because they were another fun group of figures.