When writing an army lists I find that the biggest hurdle to the process is the 'reading' of the relevant SH/MSH list. Its actually easiest if you have an idea of what your finished list will look like before you start. I've also been reminded yesterday that not only are there minefields in the rules themselves with the relevant bits hidden in a variety of places.
Now, what I'm pondering is creating a set of lists that are easy for gamers to create a list without all the nit picking. the real question is what format would be best/easiest to read. Just letting my brain run at the moment, here is a rough thought.
1 regimental HQ (every army needs one)
X battalions each
6-9 fighting platoons (or whatever 66%-100% translates to)
0-1 support stands
(as many as needed)
regimental stands s required.
up to 3 companies each x stands.
then have the various equipment options, or possibly select standard years for gaming (SH or MSH).
I hope that everyone can sort of see what I'm getting at.
this might make life a bit easier.
(I won't be replying quickly as I'm busy playing Napoleon at Borodino today)