For Piquet, I settled on the following base sizes:
Regular Infantry are 3 on a 1.125″ wide x .75″ deep base
Light Infantry are 2 on a 1.125″ wide x .75″ deep base
Cavalry are 2 on a 1″ wide x 1.5″ deep base
Artillery are 2 gunners and 1 cannon on a 1″ wide x 1.5″ deep base
Commanders are 1 mounted or foot figure on a 1.25″ x 1.25″ base
The Commander in chief is 2 figures (mounted or foot) on a 1.5″ x 1.5″ base
I use a ruler scaled to 75% of normal size, so 3″ actual inches are 4″ on the ruler. That allows me to play most of the medium and smaller battles of the American Revolution on a 6′ x 4′ table (battalion scale).
Here are some photos to illustrate that basing:
This is the King’s Rangers, later known as the King’s Carolina Rangers. Uniform information on this unit is scarce, but these uniforms are based on the best information I could find. The unit probably didn’t have red wings on the shoulders, but I just didn’t feel like trying to file them off. This is a light infantry type of unit, so it is 2 figures per stand. This unit was involved in the 1781 battle to take Augusta, Georgia.
Here is the 7th Regiment of Foot. I originally painted this unit for Volley and Bayonet and didn’t put a flag on the unit. I do believe that the regiment carried a flag (or two flags) at Cowpens as it is one of the reportedly captured flags. This is a regular infantry unit, so it has 3 figures per stand.
More photos to come in future posts.