It’s been quite a time and I still have a few photos lying around. Here are the Dark Raiders, which were the first cavalry unit I ever painted. They are led by my Captain on elven horse.
I went for the dark grey-ish style and wanted the riders to blend with the colouring of the horses to create the effect of a camouflaged unit. I used only little colour to emphasize on the bleakness of my a army.
Quite differently my Captain was also my test area to try more colours. I tried to make the armour look like made of black metal, used some different colours for the barding and accented it with a little blue and yellow, which I usually don’t use for my rank and file models.