I debated for quite awhile whether to seal the vest and trousers and cross belts before washing. This would preserve the "whiteness" of the clothing a bit better than washing directly over the paint (which then stains).
In the end, I decided against sealing first. I may try this with the second unit of regulars I have primed to add to the diversity. These fellows look rather well travelled in their stained outfits. I set aside the officer and standard bearer for later work.
Up next: Club night is Tuesday and I have a game of CCA ready to play. I also primed a bunch of woodland Indians that I will start painting on this week. Then maybe onto some 54mm grenadiers.