I know you had some issues with these Gendarmes Peter, but I think they look very good. I really like the red lances and appreciate the multi-hued appearance of the unit as a whole. I too found doing mounted men-at-arms a bit of a trial as you want to keep each figure distinct, but there is so many fiddly folds and edges to keep in mind as you're painting them. You absolutely need them for the period but they are a royal pain (literally) to get done.
I'm going to add another point for the pennant which will give you 81 points for the unit, and so a 155 point spread for me to bridge in our Renaissance Men duel. I'm going to make you sweat for a few hours to see if I can manage to close it with my last entry. ;)
Peter, it was wonderful having you both as a participant and as a adjudicator this year. You and your Monday crew always provided us a nice step into the week. It was very much appreciated - thank you.
PS: Remind me and I'll get you a set of new bases for these lads. :)