I've done this before, but only for horses; this will be the first time to actually try it out on the men.
Let's see how it goes, but please accept my apologies in advance for the dodgy photos. I'm using the iPad and haven't really worked out how to take decent shots with it yet.
1) I've gone for a desert yellow for these chaps and their mounts. I think a nice mixture of wash shades over these will put the C in camel.
2) Brown for these thorakitai which I am going to paint up in Roman colours so I can use them as eastern recruits for my Roman Civil War project (yes, you've guessed it - I'm about 30 figures short, and I don't really want to put the project off yet again while I wait for more figures to arrive!).