Based on a recommendation by Ray, I decided to use Windsor & Newton Peat Moss Ink in place of Army Painter or furniture polish. I still need to use a matte varnish on these figures but thus far it is promising.
The Britons are the two on the left. The one on the right is a Pict leader. These are all Splintered Light Miniatures. I like the Pict leader but I am not too wild about my attempt to paint a striped robe. I will touch up the shields before varnishing.
I kind of like this figure in spite of my poor attempt at painting a plaid.
Again, I feel I need to touch up the shields some. I was lost as to what shield design to use for these troops. I wanted to give them more of a uniform appearance since they were to operate as Foederati troops manning the wall.
Anyway, it felt good to be productive. I just acquired some additional terrain pieces from eBay. I found someone selling plank fencing. I picked up 16 sections of plank fencing for under $10.00. I managed to get them washed last night but nothing more. Stay tuned as I will probably try to paint up a test section tonight.