2. What color do you use for the gun stocks?
3. Do you use a wash on the faces and hands of your loyal troops?
In the past, I have used a black undercoat on all my troops for the Grand Duchy of Stollen project, and simply then applied small dabs of oil-based fleshtone to the chins, cheeks, and noses of the figures, taking care to leave tiny lines of the black showing between these different parts of the faces. It's a bit stylized and exaggerated, I suppose, but at arm's length the men look to my eyes like they really have faces, especially when group into large units of 30-80 figures.