Wrote my own Renaissance rules. I game in a much earlier period of the Italian and Turkish wars. Gave up on this pike/shot thing and just mounted them on the same stand. My units are HUGE. For example a Regiment of Landsknechts are 4″ by 9″ with 25 pike, 5 officers, color and musicians, and 36 shot on one stand. The Swiss Hut, or block has 72 pike, halberd and shot on a single stand. Cavalry have 16 to 32 figures on a stand. All of these are large 28mm. The rules are 12 pages single spaced 3/4″ margins, all rules, examples, illustrations and designers drivel in that space. They work very well.