The first figures I have painted up are the artillerymen - 19 Union and 18 Confederate (at least the way I've painted them). Given the quality of the castings and of my painting, they have turned out surprisingly well. I have block painted them, based on coins, and sealed with plastidip - a habit transferred from my method for plastics.
I have no artillery pices for these figures to man and am on the look out for good suggestions. t the moment I am thinking Jacklex, but would like the option of Parrots, Armstrongs etc. I don't know if the Newline pieces would match for sixe. I am also on the lookout for some guns which would be suitable for Minifigs S Range crews.