I have finally been able to carve out some painting time this week and made significant progress on the Cossacks. It is when the painting starts to come together like this that usually I am able to make some quick progress. I have almost all of the colors blocked in, so now it is just detail work to bring them to completion.
I will admit to being quite nervous about how these would come out, given the lance conversions and general lack of detail on a lot of the figures, but in the end I have to say I am quite pleased. Hopefully the end result will equal the vision I have for them, but that is yet to be seen. Many thanks to Matt of the Hinton Spieler for his painting inspirations and also the painting of this unit as seen in the My Ever Growing Armies Blog.