At Cerignola there were about three and a half thousand Swiss pikemen. I'm currently planning on re-fighting this battle at a figure scale of about 1:20. This gives, using nice round numbers, 180 Swiss pike figures (30 stands of 6). That is a lot of figures to deploy as a block, and far more than I'm used to - so which of the following looks better?
Please note: I do know that there are 12 stands of Landsknechts in this unit - I'm in the process of painting up the 72 Swiss replacement figures.
The two shots above show them deployed in 6 ranks of 30 files - I'll call this "Linear".
The two shots above show them deployed in 10 ranks of 18 files. I'll call this "Square".
So, which do you think is better, looks better, etc?