I did eventually finish at a rate of an army a year but the experience left a mark. When I quit fantasy for historicals, I decided to avoid this mistake. I use an accountant's precision to plot my purchases. I keep a first in, first out (FIFO) painting system. Before I start a new project, I finish the old one. With this push, my collection of unpainted 28mm minis is down to 6 figures.
These fellows fill some gaps in my Viking and Anglo-Danish warbands for Saga. I used triads with the cloaks but I toned down my color jumps and washed to flatten them out for a more gradual transition.
The slingers add an important shooty element to the Anglo-Danish warband. Being levy, they're quite dull to look at.
Running out of things to paint, I also finished some Saga color items including aditional fatigue counters.