I've been quiet for a while as I was working on this project. My boardgame collection includes various Commands and Colors, which I intend to use as a gateway to get my boy into playing. I didn't like the Ancients board so I made my own modular board out of hex bases and with 3D terrain. But why stop at Ancients? The board will cover all the games so far. I'll just have to add more terrain for other periods as I play them.
Jim, great idea. C&C has been my go to game for teaching kids how to play wargames. I ran parent child games at Little Wars Con in Chicago for almost 20 years. I usually used 54mm figures in those games, which gets the games noticed!
I have also run DBA in 54mm at Little Wars and the kids did well with that too. The opposing did roll combat really keeps their attention.