This is the mantra of the SAS, even super soldiers can get in trouble is the plan is to compliacted, the simpler it is, the bigger the chance of succes. I have borrowed this mantra for my russians. After looking at painted FOW figures on the offical site I notised they used a technice I used before on my napoleonics, namly the black only shade. It's a very simple way of painting figures, atleast in theory, it does take some practice to get it right.
So I realised my prevous figures were to busey, while AB Napoleonics will take as many layers of paint you put on them, these might need you to go simpler.
So I tried the black only technice, and I think the resualt was much better, they are simpler yet they look more neat, more pro.