The old saying goes that, "Clothes make the man."
And before anyone really thought, "you know... maybe we shouldn't have our soldiers stick out like sore thumbs to get shot down," many army units were known specifically for their flashy uniforms. One such were the French Hussars, which you can now get from Warlord Games.
The set comes with 12 plastic figures, with actually enough pieces to make a pewter leader as well. There's also parts to make a bugler and an eagle-bearer. You can get your sets now over in the Warlord Games webshop.