For my 5th entry, here are some 28mm metal Normans from Conquest Games. There are 12 archers and 8 crossbowmen in this group. Unfortunately for me in terms of bonus points, only one had a shield to hand-paint.
These were primed black with Vallejo polyurethane primer, then got a heavy dry-brush of Iraqi Sand and a lighter dry-brush of Pale Sand. I did this as an experiment to see if the dry-brushing after priming would provide natural highlights under the paint. It seems to have worked quite well.
Basing for these was again done before priming, this time using a mix of coarse and fine ballast in Reeves modeling paste. That was definitely much easier than what I'd done for the Vikings and Saxons.
Now I've just got to assemble and paint a load of mounted and dismounted knights and some other foot troops to go with them for my Saga warband.
Very nice Tamsin, these will certainly give your Normans some long range punch (if the Normans needed more power on the tabletop).
These twenty missile specialists will give Tamisin 101 points (another added for the painted shield of their captain). Well done, now its time for us to see some mounted Milites...