After having churned out seven foot units in July, my attention switched to fielding a few cavalry recruits. The first horse unit off the painting desk is a four figure stand of Muslim lancers. In Impetvs, lancers are classified as medium cavalry and I decided that four figures would denote a medium cavalry unit. For heavy cavalry, I'll likely place five figures per stand.
The BTD lancers contain figures and horses in a variety of garb and horse furniture. The mix gives the cavalry a more irregular look that I like. After having painted several foot units, I wonder if warrior attire would be more "uniform" than the motley mix I fielded? I suppose different regions and cultures might have had traditional dress but most would likely have tended towards either what was available or fashionable.
For now, no more second questioning on proper costuming. Besides, I like the look of a unit in mixed attire.