The League of Ordinary Gamer has a set of Gallic counters that you can use in lieu of miniatures of Gauls.
Here’s a photo montage of our recent game featuring Israelites vs Philistines in a bronze age skirmish. The rules were a home made variant of Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings Skirmish Rules.
The Philistines had superior numbers and were better in hand-to-hand combat. The Israelites had a high percentage of missile troops (bow and sling) who were poor in close combat, but were led by Judges (as in Gideon and Ehud, not Dredd). It was a near thing, but in the end, the might of the Judges prevailed.
Mesopotamia Birth of Civilization is a free, downloadable board game by Garry Stevens designed to teach the history of the Fertile Crescent. Garry writes:
Mesopotamia follows the rise and fall of twenty nations from the Sumerians to the Persians over two thousand years of history. It purloins freely from those wonderful classic games Civilisation, History of the World, and Ancient Conquests, to which I owe a huge debt. The game is more historical than Civilisation, but less world-encompassing than History of the World (HOTW). The basic system is that of History of the World, but with one very significant difference.
Paul has posted a photo tutorial on his methods for scratch building a Roman Town.
Doctor Merkury has a 54mm gladiator arena floorplan for you to print-and-play.