Here are some more efforts with the ARMY PAINTER Strong Shade.
Two Squadrons of Italian Guard d'Honour are up first.
I used AB MINIATURES Saxon Cavalry miniatures, as I was unaware if anyone made Italian Guard d'Honour. I think FANTASSIN ("Warmodeller") now do, but at the time the AB Miniatures Saxons seemed like the best option.
BELOW: My Italian Guard d'Honour
BELOW: More Guard d'Honour.
Next is my Bavarian Garde du Corps. Again I've Used Saxon Cavalry from the AB MINIATURES stable. The General on the left (as you look), is actually a French Curassier General. The ARMY PAINTER Strong Shade really brought out the detail I think.