Last year I finalised my review of this and concluded to use double the width required and double the depth with 1 figure now replaced by a stand of 2 x 2.
This week I got annoyed at how long this project was taking and the psychological block so many figures was to my building and painting my units. So I have decided to meet in the middle and go with double the width thereby making my units 24 figures instead of 48. The original rules call for 12!
I will however still increase the depth from 5mm basing to 8mm to give more stability but the figures will be in 1 rank instead of 2.
Here is a british line battalion in line on the new basing
And here is the comparison from the original decision of 2 x 2 on 10mm base to 2 x 1 on 8mm base.
Now I will move ahead and rebase the entire British 1st (Guards) Division.