The fact that all the horses are sporting swallow tailed shabraques, rather than the sheepskin ones my sources commonly showed, means that I was painting a little blind. I found one which showed the officer's shabraque trimmed in silver, so extrapolating from that, I painted the other ranks' shabraque trimming white. I'm worried that it should actually be yellow, but it's too late now!
These have taken a long time to finish what with life being very busy at the moment, but I wanted them to be ready for tomorrow. They'll be part of my French division which will be gracing the Austerlitz table at Tim's all-in bash. It's not actually the Austerlitz battle (which will take place on the first weekend of 2017), just a chance to use our favourite 1500 point force on a wide, expansive table. I'm hoping for some Albuera-style glory from these boys!