That got me back on track and made it clear that I was actually talking about MacDuff with "companies" as the basic units and scale of 1" to 10 yards and a figure scale of 1 figure to 10 men.(In otherwords, I reached the same conclusions as I did in 1998 and 2005).
|Two companies of the TBDth Infantry, with new red facings, a fresh coat of gloss and brand, spanking, new bases, assault a small settlement.|
In order to fit the figures into that figure/ground scale, and be stable, I have to mount them 2 to a 30mm wide base. Oddly enough, this is the same basing and organization I selected for my late 19th/early 20th century armies, albeit for different reasons.
Having settled on scales and rules, I will be quite happy to violate the scales when converting historical actions into games for my collection. Some very small, but interesting, historical skirmishes, may be done 1:5 while most of the bigger battles along the Canadian border can be handled at 1:15.