I have recently purchases a new digital camera and this one will take some time to adjust to, especially when using artificial lighting.
Displayed on the table are 5 DBA sized armies whose bases need painting. I usually thin the paint mixture. After this dries I can lighten the effect by dry brushing with GW Bleached Bone followed with a bit of Skull White. You can see from the next photo, the box contains another 5 armies ready for flocking. I have another 10 at similar stages of completion.
Bases need painting.
These need flocking
Typical WSS DBA-HX army
From the DBA-HX lists, a typical command has Musketeers, Guard or grenadiers, artillery and assorted cavalry giving a ratio three foot per one cavalry element. Uniforms were easily found on the Internet; several manufactures offer painting guides, several bloggers have also posted more information and lastly the Vinkhuijzen Collection (link to the right) covers the majority of the combatants rather well. Considering the DBA scale, most of the elements could represent infantry battalions and mounted elements, a full strength regiment.
White and grey uniforms were worn by the majority of the combatants. Bavaria stood out in blue, the British of course in red, but then so did the Swiss, Danes, Hannover and Savoy wear red. There are some peculiar units, Austrians and Bavarians have cuirassiers with lobster pot helm, grenadiers for the most part wore either the bearskin or smaller miter hat. The best means to separate similarly uniformed armies is by their flags. As I near completion of this project, I should have at least four flags and standards per command.
At the moment, the Bavarians and British are closer toward completion. This coming week, I should be able to start on the flags.