For me, finding AB Miniatures on the secondary market is a rare occurrence. Finding French Revolutionary War AB figures on the secondary market defies the odds. The latter was the situation a few weeks' ago. I found a fellow offering an assortment of AB French Revolutionary Wars figures on Bartertown. I have never seen anyone selling secondhand FRW AB before. I was in luck!
Recognizing a bargain when I see one, I wasted little time in discovering this collection's availability. The lot was still available. The deal was quickly struck and the figures were on their way to a new home.
At a rate of forty cents on the dollar, what did I receive? The lot contained an equal mix of Austrian and French figures in roughly the same proportions of artillery, infantry, and cavalry. In total, the lot contained 4 guns, 14 artillerymen, 19 cavalry, and 162 infantry. Granted, the mix of figures necessitates the purchase of a few additional figures to field BMUs in my standard configuration but I will be able to field many useful units from this core lot of figures.
A fortunate stroke of serendipity!