|DBA army I/19: Mitanni, from an Essex army pack|
For this army, I painted quickly instead of looking for perfect results. The people (infantry and chariot riders) are all flat painted and washed with Army Painter Strong Tone. When I got to the horses and chariots, I decided not to go with "the dip" and instead used Devlan Mud in some areas and painted highlights elsewhere.
As usual, I found building and painting the chariots to be fiddly and annoying, but I like the way they turned out once I finished. The horses are a bit bright for this time period, and the colors are based on guessing and assumption more than actual evidence.
I paint the crew, assembled chariot, and horses separately, and then do final assembly. I stick the chariots to nail heads to hold them during painting. This time I was careful to angle the chariots when I mounted them, so they can all line up front-to-back without bumping each other. The general gets blue on his horses, and points at things instead of shooting them.
This army will be a matched pair and an ally to my Hittites. I purposefully put them on different bases (thin metal instead of thicker wood) than the Hittites, so they will be easy to distinguish on the battlefield despite the similar color schemes (offwhite).