To add further encouragement in the field of 42mms I thought I'd post my reasoning. As a child of the 60s I'm naturally influenced by the work by Peter Young 'Charge! Or How to play Wargames' which has some great photos of battles fought over a large area. I'm sure you all know it. One of the things that appeal to me now looking back is the fact that all the figures are unbased - they're all singles standing on their cast bases - and that to me looks very pleasing - and so the logic is - how large in scale do you go before you go into single unbased figures? Another pleasing thing is the fact that officers, drummers and so on are placed outside the block as they were at the time. It might look like the above painting. Quite static but very much capturing the age. So...if you were rich, maybe very rich - would you not like to see an old school game of this era fought in this scale - with the very minimal scenery as depicted in Young's seminal work?