Actually Dark Sword has this figure as Prince of the North, Male Archer DSM-1121 but for us the figure was a stand in for a player until the correct figure could be found. Even so I wanted to do a good job for two reasons. First it was a way of welcoming a new player into roleplaying and showed him that we wanted to do well. Secondly, the sculpt was so damn good it deserved a good job.
I mostly went for a mix of forest like colours without a lot of green, though the trousers do look a bit bright in the pictures. Well in the flesh they are still a bit bright but I really like the overall effect. In the end it was a little rushed to get it finished as the first session saw the figure almost finished. The only figure fully finished that night though was the Dwarf as even Lee had not quite finished his figure.
Whilst the Dark Sword miniatures are excellent I am not much of a fan of the raised bases and I may have been tempted to remove the figure from it's base if I had more time. Overall I would rate this figure as a 8 out of 10 as it really works for me as an adventurer and has the right historical feel that I want in my games. It lacks what most figures tend to and that's furniture. He has a small dagger as well which is great but not so much as a purse never mind anything else to carry any equipment. I realise you can't have all the gear they carry displayed on the figure but a little something would help.
As you can see from the close up the miniature has a wealth of detail and rewards even a casual attempt to join the dots. I have a good few more Dark Sword figures, most will be NPC's and occasional contacts but all will be given the good brush treatment.