I'm going to base these in the old style of using filler before colouring and highlighting, I have put away the flocks and static grasses for this project. Base sizes will be in line with WRG rules, I'll probably order them from Tony at East Riding Miniatures in MDF as they are more accurate than cutting them from card myself!
I'm next going to paint 5 of the planned 10 figure horse unit. I am giving serious consideration to using oils on the horses and the 'wipe off' method over a white undercoat. Once this unit is completed I will return to painting the two musket blocks for Essex's.