Newbie, so thought post some pics in the sections by way of an introduction. These guys are 1/72 plastics organized to DBA 2.2 some time back. They were one of six armies I did to fight a kind of Scottish Dark Ages Campaign.
Yes we found similar. In our case we did various versions of a campaign centred around Wales and the Marches - where we are. We did the same idea later in history based around the early medieval welsh princes and marcher lords. That worked well too.
There are a few new rule sets out which cover the ancient and medieval period and are reasonably simple. Sword and spear which a few members own and have played. Version 2 is out now which I am writing some samurai lists for. And a new one called swordpoint which I haven't tried but has been received quite well.