As I've said before, I only consider my painting skills to be "wargaming standard", but one of my purposes of this blog is to show how to get those kind of results with a minimum of effort and as rapidly as possible. I think that newbies to Ancient gaming are frequently frightened off by the quantity of miniatures that need to get painted for a full battle, non-skirmish game, but I hope to demonstrate that it is not that difficult to get their miniatures to an acceptable standard without devoting month after month to painting them up before having them ready for a game or tournament. With that in mind, above is an unit of Macedonian Phalangites that I just finished. I have a gaming friend who is a much more skilled painter than I am, and his version of these same miniatures would easily shame mine, but I think these actually came out pretty good. Once again, the figures were spray primed with Rust-oleum Flat Brown paint, then got a quick dry-brush with Delta Ceramcoat White paint. The figures were then block painted with craft paints before receiving a very dilute wash of Liquidtex Raw Umber mixed with Future Floor Wax. The figures are by Xyston and the Shield Transfers are by Little Big Men Studios. I did paint the shields white before putting on the transfers, and then the edges had to be touched up with red paint. Once dry, the figures received two spray coats of Testor Dullcote before basing. Reasonable results, I think, in a very short amount of time.