The rules I will definitely plan to use are:
Armati II Intro scale
My favourite rules. Intro is just about the full rules using smaller bases so games tend to last the same amount of time - about 1.5 hours for my friends and I. By reducing the board and points, maybe it will become only a 1 hour game.
Fast and furious and unpredictable. Converting from inches to centimetres allows the game to be played on a 2'x2' surface. Played this a few times and games are always less than a hour.
Have a soft spot for these rules - used them a few times and I like them (though none of my friends do!)
Not the FR!2 Ancients set but FR: TCE. Haven't played them but they seem as though they would be fast playing and, without the fantasy elements, would seem to give a reasonable historical based game.
Rules I would like to fit in in a fairly loose priority order of preference (I may comment on these in later posts):
- Irregular Miniatures Ancient Rules
- Mighty Armies
- Age of Might and Steel
- Fast Play Ancient Warfare
- Basic Impetus
- Might of Arms
- Ancients D6
If I ever do get to playing with even half this number of rules, I will be content.