Just a quick post to give my friend Dr Phil Hendry's new AVGVSTVS to AVRELIAN ancients rules a plug:
Along with a few others we have been helping Phil develop these new rules for the Roman Principate (approx. 27BC-287BC). Phil has put a large amount of effort in to them which comes through very strongly in terms of period flavour, simple to use mechanics and comprehensive guides to the armies of Roman and her enemies. Phil has written a guide to what the rules are about and what you get for your money, this is available here http://www.philhendry.me.uk/avgvstvs-to-avrelian/the-avgvstvs-to-avrelian/welcome.html and the actual rules are available here http://toofatlardies.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=22. Please give them a try.