I've decided to take a little break from my rank and file troops and get my command figures together for the army. These two figures come from Copplestone's Mounted Command Pack.
For the horses, I've used photo references from Tibetan horse races to determine the coat colors. I'm not sure I really got the dark, dappled legs on the white horse looking great, but then painting horses has always been a weak spot for me.
At the head of the army will be Lt. General Ma. I think this figure has enough of a pompous toad look to it to be someone promoted up the ranks based on his family connections.
The real brilliance behind the general is his second in command, Colonel "Scarface" Hu. He's a rough and tumble former tribal horseman of the plains. Unlike his boss, he's an old hand at hand to hand combat, as his face shows.