They have come up really well.
I was going to suggest brown.Perhaps try a lighter one on a set. I used Devlan mud on my 6mm and I think it washed out the colors too much.That said, your models nice. Makes me miss 6mm a bit. I've been pairing 15mm lately.
Thanks Guys, I don't mind the shade it has come out, at the moment a bit dark, but one thing I will do is go back and drybrush, probably in a very light 'sand' colour so the sharp edges of the models get re-defined, otherwise they become indistinguishable blobs. The Coat d'arms shade is a bit lighter than the now unobtanium Devlan Mud.. (I have one last bottle reserved for special ocasions) - I also tried an experimental black, and I will try an experimental 'sepia' tone as well. At least with the blog I will remember the steps ;-)
Spectacular mate ... Thinking I should paint some Russians tonight