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The Westerners faction of Hell Dorado are based on the armies of the warring factions of the Thirty Years War. In the early 17th Century, although melee was still an important part of warfare, black powder weaponry was really starting to play an increasingly dominant role on the battlefield. Armor was still worn by soldiers on foot, but this tended to be restricted to helmets (with their distinctive “lobster tail” neck guards) and shiny breast (and back) plates.
With their focus on black powder and no-nonsense combat, the soldiers of the Westerner companies tend to reflect this functionality in their appearance. Well-maintained armor and sturdy linen and leathers are the order of the day. This means that when painting up your company you can expect to be using a lot of silver and brown.
In this article I cover painting the Westerners from their Starter Boxed Set.