Continuing on with my current Napoleonic's binge, I decided I needed more French infantry. So I started painting. Along the way I also decided that, whilst I was at it, I should have a look at how my infantry is based.
a tête de colonne to give me a battalion of 21 figures: not the 24 figures of a 1:33 ratio, but close enough.
To me these battalions look correct. One of my main reservation was: "Will they work with the General d'Armee rules?" My conclusion is that if proper formations don't work with the rules then the rules are broken. Any historical game system should work with historical troop formations. If they don't the problem sits with the rules and not the formations. Besides that: We'll make the rules work in our favour!
Having said all that: Here's my newest Regiment de Ligne.
Only a dozen or so regiments to go (then it's the Prussians turn!)