For my Dilbar game as numbers were on the small side, I opted to have one figure represent ten men. There were 50 Royal Marines which I rounded up to six figures. With few options available, I painted up six Pendraken Imperial infantry figures from pack ME1 as standard British infantrymen to use as Royal Marines. In effect, I painted a British company of six figures. I gave their Wolseley helmets a fanciful battalion-flash – just a couple of stripes.
As troops fire per base, the basic tabletop unit in If the Lord Spares Us is a base of two figures. Figure scale is approximately 1:20 but consideration is given for field strengths rather than official ration or rifle strengths. As is the rule in all wargames, comparative strengths between opposing armies is more important. In If the Lord Spares Us, the smallest tactical infantry unit is the company. The rules are designed primarily for brigade-sized armies made up of several battalions. An Imperial battalion is given a general strength and optional strengths: If one figure represented 20 men then a base of two figures could represent a platoon of around 48 men, as in the following table:

Organising Imperial Infantry Units

The Imperial demolition party at Dilbar was led by Major Wintle. I decided that this officer would rank as a battalion commander and that battalion commands would have two foot figures mounted on a 20mm round base. I chose to use the British officer figures from Pendraken’s ME1 pack and ME23 (Indian Foot in Turban) pack.
Imperial Infantry Battalion: Generally, 4 companies each of 4 bases Optionally, 2-4 companies each of 3-5 bases One Battalion Command (1 base)
Unit Men Figs Section 12 0.5 4 Sections = 1 Platoon Platoon 48 2 4 Platoons = 1 Company Company 227 8 4 Companies = 1 Battalion Battalion 1,007 32
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