Wargames Foundry published a set of Fantasy war-games rules a few years ago called ‘Tribes of Legend.’ This was a lovely hardback book with three sets of rules and a lot of unnecessary bumf. One of the sets was for small unit skirmish action of about 40 or 50 figures a side. There were only four army lists included which was somewhat limiting, and these were greek City States, Satyrs, Centaurs, and Hill tribes.
Needless to say that we ended up buying figures which have little utility beyond these rules, and we may well have been one of the few groups to buy figures specifically for the game, but that’s all in the past. Many of the figures came from War-games Foundry, strangely enough because they were actually cheaper than most of the alternative suppliers at the time. (You may want to have another look at Foundry because they aren’t as expensive comparatively speaking as you may have thought).
The games are quick and brutal, and we would often fit three games into a club evening. As I mentioned previously though we did start to muck around with the rules, initially looking to expand the army lists available. Foundry did publish another set of Fantasy rules from the same author Jake Thornton called ‘Gods of Battle’ which we did investigate for expanding our troop selections. We also started playing the Osprey rules ‘Of Gods and Mortals’ which whilst fun in their own right soon became a source for fusing ideas into the other set.