Tough sarge has been dipped in the mid tone (brown) hence the black wash on his face before the plunge. The centre company man has been dipped in the strong tone (black). I am surprised how good the black is working with all the white belts and red areas. Most war games figures are painted to be viewed at about two or three feet distance and the stronger contrast with the black just might swing it.
The mid tone on Sarge is doing great things to the white equipment like the bread bag, we'll have to wait the mind numbing 24 hours drying time and have another look.