Another quartet of 28mm Napoleonic horsemen muscled its way onto the painting desk. Like the quartet of French Chasseurs a Cheval before (see A Few Napoleonic Cavalry), these French hussars are left over from the purchase of a dozen unpainted figures on the secondary market.
These four, finely sculpted Front Rank hussars have been lingering in The Lead Pile for a long time. Good to get them out of The Lead Pile, across the painting desk, and onto the "Painted" side of the ledger.
These four, French light horsemen muster out as the 3rd squadron of the 4th Hussar Regiment. The combination of red pelisse, yellow lace, and blue trousers is a handsome one; one of my favorites.
With the recent additions of the third squadrons to two French cavalry regiments, it seems only fair to push a British cavalry quartet into the painting queue. Having two squadrons of the 14th Light Dragoons already on the roll, adding a third just makes sense.
Before British light dragoons can make it across the painting desk, a dozen Judean spearmen for the Assyrian Wars project need my attention.