I really want bases to be crowded and have a vignette appeal but still want to be able to represent basic formations; line, square and both march and attack column. I like the visual appeal of formations with officers etc standing behind the line. So after much blue-tacking of figures to various sized bases I'm considering using 60x60 bases with four bases to a unit and 8-10 figures on each. This looks good for the british in line and allows for reasonably convincing square to be formed by turning bases back to back.
Tis style however doesn't look as good for my French as the all important column looks a bit sparse.
If anybody can point me in the direction of successful, dynamic schemes or offer any thoughts I would be immensely grateful.