I am rather sorry I took so long to get back to this but the blame for that can rather go to the madness which was the Christmass festivities.
I have to be honest not settled on a fixed
number of troops for a group of infantry & had not the time to
finish my initial ramblings on the subject, I have now & would value
your opinion, I picked 10 as I wanted fire fights to be a bit less
decisive than with Napoleonic sharp as all my reading suggests they
where & 10 is more resilient when it comes to shock than 8, I also
considered 12 as this would allow a group to deploy 3 wide & 4 deep
for Rotational fire & 4 wide three deep for Group fire. The 10
strong group on the Battalion level gives you an 80 figure strong
Battalion with four Big men if you remove the grenadiers & assume
they have been Brigaded together else where.
At the Battalion level two groups are intended to represent a company & would include 1-2 pike men per group & at company level pike would be separated into their own groups.
all this may change on play testing & the Elector of Marrienburgs
first company of foot nears completion so we will see then.
Thank you Stefano
This is coincidently the post I thought the internet had eaten hence the test post a bit expanded