Having said that, there is one ancients rules-set that I do like, and that is DBA. Why? Simple, quick and you can play large campaigns in a day. It works really well for solo play and the armies are easy to build. At present I have no DBA armies painted. I've finished many, but sold them all in order to fund different projects. I currently have the figures for Big Battle DBA armies for Alexander the Great and his Persian enemies in 15mm and this is earmarked as the mid-2013 project.
|Persian and Macedonian DBA Armies (long since sold)|
|Wargames Factory Marian Romans|
I spent quite a bit of time playing Warhammer Ancient Battles with 28mm armies for the Age of Arthur. Dan was my regular opponent for this, and when he left for Australia, I sold them on to invest in another project. I can't remember which one, but never mind. Since then Osprey has released Dan Mersey's Dux Bellorum, and I have bought an army of Romano-British and an army of Saxons for these rules. The armies are about DBA sized, but the rules are much more specifically aimed at the Dark Ages, and i am looking forward to completing this project - eventually.