Details mostly done: still needs cleaning up.
Prime white to start. Block paint the major stuff. Paint light blue (territorial) and brighter red (regular) highlights on attillas and pelisses. Light gray trousers painted over with white drybrush. Underpainted strapping, strap buckles, scabbards, and saddle holsters/pouches in black, then overpaint light gray (rifle straps) or white (other belts); metallics as appropriate. Paint white the details on the blue jackets/attillas of territorial cav, then overpainted in red. Black washes (then highlights) on sword blades, flesh, scabbards, rifles, and mess tins. Sword knots underpainted black and then done in white. Dark gray saddle blankets drybrushed and highlighted in mid gray. Fodder rolls done in pale yellow, washed, and then highlighted in bright yellow--fodder straps underpainted black with leather overpaint. Dark gray highlights on black headgear and horse furniture. Underpaint plumes black, then brush with light gray and then white (for regular cav), and with insignia red and then brighter red (for territorials and regular trumpeter)...sheesh there are alot of steps!
The level and configuration of detail on the sculpts, including much "nested" equipment--one thing on top of another--makes for a high percentage of what I would call "high control" brushwork in this project, which is slow going. That plus my non-style of painting, using an idiosyncratic combination of washes, highlights, drybrushing, black lining, and underpainting is not particularly efficient. Of course, there are also lots of hungarian knots to be done, too (see comment in an earlier post regarding exploding head and Hungarian Knots).
Them...and the horses they rode in on!