After feedback from those rather nice chaps from the TMP website I’ve altered one of my command groups. Armed with my trusty craft knife I attacked the 35th Regiment Indiana Infantry command base last night and rearranged the figures and then reapplied flock. The new arrangement now seems obvious. In fact all the illustrations I’ve seen show flag bearers as leading the way. As usual I’m slowly but surely learning from my mistakes.
I’m now not sure what to do with the other 4 figure command base. The only proper solution would be to reapply them to a larger base with two other figures. The only problem is that would leave me with two miniatures floating about on their own which may look odd.