I use the base dimensions laid out in Pater GIlder's In the Grand Manner (these have always looked just right to me for horse & musket era armies), so cavalry are mounted in pairs on 40mm wide by 45mm deep bases. There will be enough space between the figures to wield a paintbrush effectively, so I'll skip the temporary painting bases and simply mount the bare metal horse figures to directly to the Likto bases. Once I have glued the poles into the hands of the two standard bearers, the figures will next be glued to the horses, and then I'll set everything to one side to finish the infantry standard bears and drummers during the next two-three weeks.
While nowhere near as potentially upsetting, I cannot seem to find 30 unpainted RSM95 French SYW dragoons in helmets that I purchased cheaply secondhand quite a few years ago. Darn! I know I have them somewhere, but for some reason, they have become separated from the rest of the unpainted castings here at Stollen Central. If I can find them, I'll order another 30 horses for a sixth regiment of new cavalry. It's like a disease.
Bill Protz too, I think, shares this cavalry predilection if memory serves me correctly. That point has always been the main reason I never really got into the American War of Independence, an otherwise fascinating conflict. Not enough cavalry in that one for me though. Visions of Errol Flynn, David Hemmings, the Scots Greys, and all that you know.
A little while ago, the postman delivered a package containing Charles Grant's Refighting History, Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Volume 3 arrived about three weeks ago). Holy cow! I am in wargaming Nirvana. As I remarked to the Grand Duchess a few moments ago, "I'll see you in June!"