And option 2 from the Wargaming in 28mm website- 45mm frontages and 6 figures per base (I think). I prefer the massed look of 6 figures per base but it is a 50% increase in painting required. These bases give the mass that looks right to me.
Another option would be to use 40-45mm width bases with 4 figures and use sabots if required. This may be another option worth considering.
Nick has sent me some photos of his 50mm, 5 figs per base- and I borrowed one of his 4 figs per base from his blog :). I do like the look of the 5. I've been perusing Wargaming in 28mm and Saxon Dog's site tonight and they have made up my mind for me- 5- 6 figs per base it shall be.
Pictures 1 and 3 give a nice comparison of his 4 figs vs 5 figures formations- I do like the extra figure in the front Rank Nick, and it is a nice compromise.
And Nick's French force- that is the massed look I'm after!
As for width- it will be either 45mm or 50mm. I guess 50mm would be easier in that it would keep to the same conventions as the North Island Lasalle gamers- who would have though standardised basing conventions for Napoleonics! Surely the wargaming world will turn on its axis!
I had contact with Front Rank tonight and it looks like at least a week before my order will be sent (somehow it has grown to include all the infantry I will need) so plenty of time to mull this one over.
Other news: Impetus tomorrow night
My vikings will be taking on Kent's dastardly Normans at Impetus- we shall see how well a Shieldwall can hold up to heavy Cavalry!