@ Ubique matt- Good to see you are still lurking! I was only looking at your blog yesterday. I really like your pike and shott minis ,especially the conversions. It seems I have converted some of my 'firing pose' musketeers in a similar way to yours, using the 'at porte' arms. Did you have trouble getting them to fit in this position? I had to use a bit of cut down sprue to lengthen the arms slightly. I can never miss an opportunity to convert some of an army as I feel you then have put a bit more of yourself into it.
@paulsmodellingworkshop: Might not be historically correct (Cochrane's biography is even more unbelievable!), but I think they're a cracking read; I got rid of all my other historical military novels a few years ago - but kept the Aubrey/Maturin books and (of course!) Flashman!