In the other part of the room were a couple of big-battle DBA games using the mew 3.0 rules, which various members of the club have now got hold of. The first featured Pyrrhic vs Camillan Roman.
The other was a matchup between Franks and Skythians - just assume the Skythians really represented a later horse-archer tribe from the Steppes and all is good.
The general consensus seems to be that the new edition has some very interesting changes that make the game smoother and more interesting. The Solid and Fast gradings seem to offer some extra troop interactions without adding any real complexity to the game, and the switch to side support for some troops is regarded as a good thing as well. I need to go through my ancient/dark ages armies and see how I'm set up for troops now.