The sculpting on these models is as fine as I have seen. These gendarmes are truly exquisite models. For my battalion, I have 16 gendarmes in close order with two singly mounted skirmishers. The firing pose is fantastic!
Could these same figures be used as early Consular Guard? I think so and as such they would be useful in many of Napoleon's early battles such as Marengo. The Lead Pile does not contain sufficient figures to fill out a second battalion so fielding the Consular Guard is on hold until my next order with Brigade Games. A sample of the ex-Victrix Portuguese might be in order too.