This is for the GNW. If you wanted to do British for WSS I would go with a brigade-sized unit of four battalions or a half-brigade of two figures rather than small 6-figure units, but that is because the rules we use. Small units decrease in morale faster than larger units.
I'm not certain that I got the ''2 figures'' comment right... is it that you use 2 figures per bn, totallin 8 for a brigade?
I agree that the War of the Sp Succession needs a bit of economy regarding the number of figures to field, but I'd go for fulll 24-fig bns for the GNW. The pikemen do not show well if one pfn them is along 3 musketeers.....
Sorry, my fingers were moving faster than my brain . . . not an unusual occurence.
I MEANT two units not figures.
I have played an 18th Century variation of DBX where every element (4 15mm figures on a 40mm wide base) represented a battalion.
As well, I have been experimenting with modifying a favourite Ancients ruleset for the mid-18th century. The idea is that the base unit is a brigade and each stand of 4 line infantry figures is a battalion and each stand of three cavalry is three squadrons of cavalry. This is a significant departure for me as I have traditionally played rules where 1 figure represents 50 men. At this scale major battles like Minden or Fontenoy are a daunting painting task.