For a couple of my armies I decided to go with the old figures still nicely cast by Hinds Ltd.. One of these is a Byzantine army. Recently I painted 4 units (72 figures) of heavy infantry and decided to give these simple figures a reasonably complex shield design: a simplified icon of the Virgin Mary.
Here are a couple of pictures of the painting process. I am always horrified by close ups of my painting, but again, these are unfinished, so have mercy. En masse they look quite effective and are not stickers!