I do have some amount of half ready French, mostly lacking skirmishers and finished basing. They are sufficient to play DSLB at the moment, but since mighty French cavalry only contains Chasseurs and Hussars, I will need to get back to the painting table to field Dragoons and Cuirassiers. Or at least sometime before next fight lest France be defeated before Russians even show up.
Unfortunately some of the older Baccus casts had severe problems with bayonets, and they ended up becoming disarmed quickly. I really did not like them too much and it caused some delays to field even half decent army. Since new casts came out, infantry booster pack resolved immediate problem – or would have, if I had painted them.
On the other hand, I can use the poorer cast units to represent conscript infantry that would be anyway fielded by France immediately after the failed Russian campaign. Incidentally, that fits with the period of my late Prussians.
Old cast cavalry is so-so. They can be painted to relatively decent standard, but unfortunately some of the horses look like warponies instead of proper warhorses.
Working on: Old cast Dragoons and Cuirassiers – after painting some newer cast horses from Baccus (that do not look like pony-cows with a horse tail), I actually started to like painting mounted troopers.