I have been happily painting along, and tried the following:
*Disregard the sand, i haven't painted it yet to look like grass.. that's a test for later.
The question is ofcourse, does this look like a brigade to you? I'm thinking that I could just put the front 'battalion' on a base, make it less deep (so a 60x30mm base instead of the 60x40mm it is now) and call it a day..
Or I could form up all my 'battalions' as columns and mount 2 on every base (with room to spare for artillery) That might work for the French, but what about the thin red line that are the British? How about Prussians? I just don't really know.
I'll do another base with just 1 infantry 'battalion' on it and compare. If it works it would save 50% on painting time - so I'm pretty tempted to go down the easy way..