I did this small unit of Fench Elite Gendarmes for my games of Black Powder. This is the smallest unit of cavalry I've done to date, with only 2 bases, to represent the fact that they were quite few.
I used Hat's Grenadiers a Cheval to proxy them, as I'm not aware of any proper option for these gendarmes in 1/72 plastics. Because of that, there are a couple issues with uniform accuracy, such as the aguilletes, that should be at the opposite side, but this doesn't bother me at all. These guys have one of the most beautiful uniforms of the french cavalry, and I'm happy to have them join my growing collection!