After painting hundreds of 15mm ACW figures, I slowed down and painted 12 28mm cavalry. These Spanish cavalrymen are from Crusader. Bases are Litko, spears are North Star, and shields are hand painted.
I wanted lighter colors for my horses, but I may have overdone the highlight shade on some of these.
The Crusader figures were, as always, very nicely proportioned and easy to paint. The horses' manes kept the figures from seating properly, so I trimmed them with a pair of wire cutters.
I only painted two shades of flesh, a base color and a shading color. I may go back later and touch them up with a highlight. The horses all got three colors. The clothing and armor got two.