I am in the process of playing my setting up my first game. I did not hand paint my figures (way beyond my skill level), but I did spray paint them different shades of red and blue. I then finished them off with dullcoat. It does add a little color to the gaming experience and the figures don't look like hunks of plastic anymore (sorry no photos.) To add even more eye candy I wish Nexus would add regimental flag to the game. Battlelore like flags would be really cool. Finally in their next expansion please add a game turn track.