We did discuss the battle afterwards and both agreed the warbands should maybe be larger, say 42 instead of 36. This just to give them a little bit more staying power and helped with rank bonuses, and things had seemed to be uneven with the long spears but that was ironed out later once we reread the rules.
The Roman cohorts of 18 men seemed to work well; fewer men meant more cohorts could be taken and tactics used. There are lots of lovely Roman rules to do with hand to hand fighting that we didn't use in the test game, which was a shame. All in all a good set of rules and a good successor to WAB. It might just be me, but I did think they were a bit more brutal than WAB. If that's a bad thing or not I don't know.
I know both players enjoyed the day, just rolling dice again seemed to cheer me up. I couldn't believe it had been that long since I'd last played a game. Must do more.
P.S Gealoc got away and right now is stirring up another hornets nest of trouble.