Bang, Bang! Done that. Die evil terrorists. Deary me, those kids who look like underage squaddies in the cafe do play very bady.
My own design of a Byzantine board game is slowly progressing. Currently the design calls for 6 provinces, 10 armies, 50 or so historical figure and rogue cards, 100 or so other person cards, one resource (gold), and 19 administrative positions to be filled including the empersor's. So far, there's just one circus sex performer in the historical figure card set.