Here's a few pics to be going on with, notes being added for the elucidation of the interested bystander. All from the collection of one CBW, a most dedicated and appreciative collector and gamer.
Organisation is based on the old Roman maniple, or unit of five. An operation team can be of any multiple of five, lending a degree of flexibility, and harking back to the times of severe depletion of manpower when units could sometimes consist of only two or three surviving Marines.
I think it helps with fantasy units and figures to have a bit of backstory, in order to inspire my modelling and to give the figures a solid foundation. The units then retain a degree of "reality" within their own universe. Probably a throwback to my background in film and theatre writing, but it seems to work.
The animals we have as symbols in Australia are the kangaroo and the emu, both on our coat of arms . . . and both found in our restaurants. Food for thought . . .