A good result from maintaining a Painting Log is that accountability is easily verified. The bad thing about keeping a Painting log is that accountability is easily verified. What do I mean by this statement? While work on the 28mm Peninsular War project has seemingly been absent from the painting queue for some time, I did not realize exactly how long until I checked the records.
The last unit for the project crossed the painting desk in May 2016, exactly 18 months from today when a battalion of Badeners (see Murawski Baden Infantry) mustered out. Well, that is hard to believe but the evidence is undeniable.
To give the project a little attention (yes, I mean a "little" attention), into the painting queue went four Front Rank French Chasseurs a Cheval. These four troopers muster out as the third squadron of the 21st Chasseurs a Cheval. Why only four when a typical BMU for the project consists of eight troopers?
Several years ago, I bought a bunch of unpainted Front Rank Napoleonics from a fellow via TMP. He would only sell figures in blocks of twelve cavalry or twenty-four infantry. What that means is I wound up with several packets of lonely foursomes in The Lead Pile. While I could order more figures from Front Rank to fill out the ranks, I am leaning towards building a provisional unit or two that combines two disparate squadrons into one ad hoc unit. It happened in the Peninsula so why not on my gaming table? I think I will pair these chasseurs up with a squadron of hussars. Which hussars should I consider? Any way, when I do decide to field homogeneous BMUs, I will be half way finished.