So, many (many) moons ago, I started picking away at some 1/72 French, part of my ongoing existential crisis about what scale in which to play the period. Finally, after some internet-based inspiration (I'm look at you Johnny Rosbif) and a trip to Benno's Forum, I finished up the last base for the first complete unit of French.
The original plan was to use these for Black Powder, if and when I actually get enough painted up to play. Basing is a little unconventional for those rules, but should work just fine. I stuck with the larger, almost element basing I started out with, for much the same reason - it looks good, and deals with the overhang that results from the use of multiple poses in 1/72 ranges.
I've got some voltigeurs to use for skirmish markers, and have some French Hussars up and prepped as a next step. I figure I'll paint these guys until I start to get bored, them maybe go back to some GW stuff. In the mean time, I'm scratching a historical itch, and enjoying myself in the doing.