Well, since British have already sent out some troopers to increase military presence in the Frontiers, French have no choice but to dispatch regulars from Europe to counter the increasing British threat. At the moment French have numerical superiority but that might change in time while reinforcements continue pouring in for both sides.
Incidentally I found something remotely representing a leader from the French pool. Need to check if there is something similar for British – yet I already started to like the idea of mounted commanders. Anyway, painting ordeal continues – and I may actually get to test the system sooner than I thought. Yay!