When All Quiet first came out I was happy that the figure ratio with the infantry was 1 to 1. One figure represented one man. But I must admit that I've been rethinking this lately. I've been writing my novels about the Great Martian War and I've been dealing with large bodies of troops: regiments, brigades, divisions and corps. This is way beyond the scale of a typical All Quiet game. So I've been rethinking the ratio for the infantry. It's really the infantry where the problem lies. In our games we have way too much artillery and armor for the numbers of infantry. An infantry division might have one or two battalions of tanks attached. One of our games often has a battalion of tanks and less than a company of infantry. Not too surprising, of course: tanks are more fun to play with And painting up all the infantry that would be required would be a real chore (and expense).
So anyway, I'm thinking that the typical US infantry unit which has 3 stands with five figures on each ought to represent a platoon rather than the squad that it currently does. This would give us a 1 to 3 ratio of figures to actual men. So three of these platoons (nine stands), plus a machine gun unit would represent a full infantry company. Put three of those together (27 stands), plus a weapons company of some sort and you have a battalion.
Note that this doesn't affect the game at all. Everything works the same. But it just has a better feel, at least in my opinion.