WThe next batch of lead has been slow to arrive, so I have resorted to scrounging around in the Franco-Prussians extras box. There I found six horses, four French cuirassier troopers, a Bavarian cuirassier trooper and a there was a general officer, all Foundry figures. The fact that there are single figures of these shows how long they have been kicking around since to the best of my knowledge Foundry haven't sold single figures since the early 1990's.
If I took a French cuirassier officer from a command base that I had and replaced the cuirassier with the general figure, and if I could convert the Bavarian to a French cuirassier standard bearer, I could complete a regiment of six figures.
So I took the Bavarian trooper and trimmed off the crest on the helmet. Then with some green stuff I put some skirts on his tunic and epaulettes on his shoulders. When all that had cured I put a mane and tuft on the helmet. Finally I gave him knee high boots. Painted up he looks fine.
So, from a few odds and ends I have a regiment of cuirassiers that can be used in the Crimean and in the Franco-Prussian Wars.