So I’ve painted those previously mentioned Dwarves.
For some reason I chose to mostly limit myself to using Citadel washes. The clothing was either Athonian Camoshade or Coelia Greenshade, all leather, pouches, straps and wood was given a coat of Agrax Earthshade, the skin Reikland Fleshshade and the metal Drakenhof Nightshade. The beards got a coat of Blood Angel’s Red contrast paint. Then everything was slathered with Nuln Oil and I chose to finally highlight the skin with Ushabti Bone.
I also built some humans:
Very similar paint job, switching the greens for reds.
I wanted trench-ish bases, and so after applying texture paint I pushed in broken matchsticks in and waited for it to dry.
The base then got a black wash and the matchsticks themselves got a dirty brown wash. After applying some static grass I edged the bases with grey.
All in all I’m really happy with the figures and how quick they were to paint. Before I jump in making Orcs, Elves and others, I should probably think about a game to play (probably one of my own invention, but other games are available).
I suppose any WW2 skirmish ruleset could apply, maybe with a few tweaks as you’d expect dwarves to be slower but tougher than your average human. In my original post I mentioned Panzerfauste which doesn’t quite fit aesthetically but could be a good option.