Blimey. How many figures do you want to paint? What size table have you got? Do you want to be Napoleon, or Sharpe? Or Lannes. Or..? Meaning, what level of command are you thinking of? Army? Brigade? Battalion? Company? There’s no simple answer, and most people, including me, will simply post their own favourites.
oh yes good point . Table 8ft x 6 ft in old money . I’m thinking battalion level . I like painting have been war gaming ww2/ scifi for 30 years . Played napoleonic with airfix a long time ago and would like to start again.