To my surprise, this morning turned into a decent day with few obligations so I got a chance to tidy a space in the unheated wood/storage/workshop shed and fire up my smelter for the first time this year.
Now, I don't really NEED another red coated infantry unit right now but......a second emigre unit or some marines would be better for the Frogs and Lobsters scenario than the Hessians I used in the test game. They would also be better for any future West Indies games while still being good for Flanders.
I was planning to do the Loyal Emigrant regiment in bicornes and long tails as my next allied unit but I'm starting to lean towards another unit in coatees and round hats which would fit into all of the potential theatres. I've also been thinking about doing a unit of marines. Now in 1795, the Marine's (not yet Royal) official uniform was long tails and bicornes but there is some reason to suspect that a more practical unit of coatee and round hat, like worn in the West Indies and by some emigre and volunteer units, might have been worn on board ship before it was authorized when they became the Royal Marines. Since I'm leaning towards some West Indies games and some raids down the road, it seems to sort of make sense, so I cast enough bits for either.....or both.
If I do the round hats now, the bicornes and tails guys could eventual be painted as a British unit for Flanders or as another unit of Republicans.