I am planning a game of LotR or two over the holiday with my little boy and am going to try to paint a Gondor Battle company in the next few days.
I need two archers, three swordsmen and two spearmen. I have just finished four archers as an experiment. They look OK but I am not that keen on the plastic figures. I got three metal Citadel Guard figures for Christmas and they are not only much more detailed but, annoyingly, much bigger as well.
I've painted the armour in quite a dark colour (Games Workshop's Bolt Gun Metal) as I always think that GW paint their figures too brightly. The uniforms from the films used a very muted palette.