Finally got back to doing some "proper painting" today following a short period of distraction. After repeatedly telling myself and others that I didn't want to include any more cavalry in either of my Liberators armies I cracked yesterday because of the weather. Now this sounds like a very lame excuse but bear with me. I was working near Wellington, Shropshire yesterday when the most god awful rain & sleet started, now being a sensible sort I decided to suspend operations temporarily so as not to have the discomfort of working in wet clothes for the rest of the day. So far, so irrelevent except that Wellington is the home to Questing Knight Games, purveyors of fine quality wargaming paraphenalia and just the place for a sensible chap to spend a rainy interlude and have a chat with Alan the owner. Unfortunately the short visit culminated in money being mysteriously drawn from my pocket and a box of Perry French Hussars replacing it. The moral of the story: never go into shops with cash in your pocket.
Anyway now that I've bought them its only right that they should be graced with some paint, the result so far being a Royalist Husare de Concordia Bugler:
There will be another five of these Colorados to come which accounts for six of the figures out of the box, its uncertain as to who the other eight will be asked to impersonate but I'm sure something will crop up.