I was disappointed with the Airfix French as a whole. The Italeri French on the other hand are amazing. So much so that I'm actually quite glad the Airfix figures were so poor. I still had to do my normal flag conversion on the HQ. The Italeri figures provide an officer, drummer and Flag bearer x3 in every box. I just trimmed off the existing flag, made a hole in the base and glued a straightened paper clip into place using PVA glue. Two or three applications should do the trick.
These are best 1/72 figures I've painted so far, although some of the Zvezda figures look like worthy purchases as well. I may post a more in depth WIP as I paint some of the remaining French.