I'm waiting for an order to arrive,in the mean time I'm looking for something to paint. I have some 10mm Union infantry, which I plan on using for a side project (HFG ACW). Phil Barker's code says 8 randomly spaced infantry and a skirmisher up front. I have noticed that many gamers base ACW figures in regular rank and file order, usually in 2ranks. Looking at the reenactments the troops seem randomly spaced in a ragged line. some gamers base randomly too. My interpretation of this is perhaps ACW troops started in rank and file and then ended up randomly spaced, perhaps due to lack of drill? I know Von Moltke criticised American troops for this even though they were "citizen soldiers". My question is; which way to base? In regular rank and file in one or two ranks or randomly spaced?is. 8figures in two ranks of four, or 8 in an irregular line? For anyone know?