Fortunately [for me] I have a blog to get such ideas out "on paper" so that they can be developed without the expenditure of money. (as with Eldar corsairs for Inquisitor, or Song of Ice and Fire skirmish games)
Today I stumbled upon an interesting blog through links from other blogs, which I probably reached originally from links in blogs I follow. You know, as one does. In this case it was Matt's Gaming Page, and scrolling down, I noticed a lovely, and well illustrated battle featuring the British and French slugging it out in a company level battle. Wait... company level? Now that is exciting.
A French company had something on the order of 140 men officially; but in reality it would be somewhat smaller, and if the ordinary privates get left out, you have a more colorful little army of around 50-60 figures. The British and other allies likewise had similar sized companies, and could be reduced in a similar fashion.
In the post, Matt mentions that he used the Ganesha Games rules 61 65, which are designed for fighting the American Civil War at a company level. GG also makes the Song of Drums and Shakos for smaller level Napoleonic skirmish, and that book says it includes profiles for 160+ troop types from all major nations [Online squad builder here]. I wonder how compatible the stat lines are, and if you could combine the books to make a 03 15 variation...
|Lovely paint job on Perry box FN100|
|Wargames Foundry b50|