I have been leaning towards doing two players per side.
I did not clue in until about two weeks ago, that since I have been focussed on painting up all the enemies (in addition to making a Civil War Assyrian army), for the I/51 Later Sargonid Assyrians, that I now have a lot of stands that can be put on the table.
Is it important that both sides have nearly identical army compositions?
The reason that I ask this, is that I am thinking of doing 30 stands per side battles, since that seems to be the number I can adequately field with the stands that I have painted up for all the armies.
For example, one of the battles I would like to do, is in Ashurbanipal's early reign, that of the Battle of Til-Tuba:
It looks like a 2 command game would work nicely here... something similar to Timurilank’s Double DBA games recently aired here 👍
It was Timurilank's blog posts that got me thinking outside of the 12 element box
A few weeks ago I started doing 15 stands per side battles using the core army and allies, and then continued on without allies and expanded the core 12 to include three optional elements, if able to within the army list choices.
From then, 30 stands per side looks exciting.
If I manage to paint up my Kushites, then I should have some interesting matchups for the event.