I've complained before about having too many Guard units in my Napoleonic French army - this fact will not change today. These are HäT figures, and although less elegant than the output of Italeri or Zvezda, they are not bad at all.
It is also some consolation that these horsemen were very active in many battles, so paint is hopefully not wasted on them.
Not much to talk about painting or basing - the uniform is a suitably dark tone of blue, I believe.
I already have plans for them in a historical engagement - if I ever get to it.
As of yet I was too afraid to compare the strength of the Guard to the troops of the line, which might happen sooner or later.
The Russians these figures will be fighing are coming next.