For quite a long time I was a very serious ancients gamer. But not your usual "I have a 1500 pt tournament winning army" sort of ancients gamer. For one thing my collection of Penguin Classics ancient primary sources is pretty extensive.
|OG15mm legion L faces Essex legion R|
|15mm Goths. OG and Chariot minis.|
|15mm Late Imperial Infantry. Essex and Viking Forge minis.|
|15mm Late Imperial Limitani. Chariot minis.|
|15mm Late Imperial cavalry wing. Chariot, Essex and Viking Forge minis.|
|Army command stand. Corvus Belli, Essex and OG figures.|
|Division commander. Corvus Belli, Essex and OG figures.|
|Cavalry command stand. Corvus Belli figures.|
Now the wargaming community is set buzzing about Hail Caesar!, the ancient version of Black Powder which is due to be released by Warlord Games sometime this year. Articles by Rick Priestly discussing the rules (here and more here) sound very promising. A fast moving game with big armies that don't require a slavish adherence to a set basing scheme. Emphasizing scenarios and having fun? Sounds perfect. I think I've changed a lot as a gamer and ironicaly no longer have the time, energy or patience for a detailed game like Legion and Empire.
|15mm OG Spanish light infantry javelinmen|
|15mm OG Balearic slingers.|
For armies I have Spanish, Late Republican/Caesarean Romans, Late Imperial Romans, Goths, Huns and Sassanid Persians. The Spanish either fight the Republican legions in their own defence or become auxiliaries when my legions have a civil war amongst themselves. The Goths and Huns perform the same functions for my Later Imperial legions. Plus I've tried to build baggage and terrain elements as well.
|Rubber Temple from Miniature Worldmaker|
|Resin cast house.|
|Scratch built Middle eastern house.|
|OG Numidian LC escort Essex minis baggage train.|
|Another legion. OG 15mm.<> >>>>>>>>|
|Huns. Chariot minis.|