Tuesday, 10 June 2014

We, Who Are About To Die Salute You - Part 1

 
Finally up for show are the first models and game board for my Ludus Gladiatorius project. I have completely finished four Gladiators and the gaming board.

The board was made from 4mm MDF and I glued a load of Heroscape tiles ontop to make the hex grid. A quick trip to Wilkinsons and some sand coloured tester pots later I have a pretty decent board (in my opinion)

The Gladiator miniatures have turned out better than I imagined.

So are you not entertained!!!


The Arena

Let combat commence


Murmilo
Retiarius
Thraex
Secutor

14 comments:

  1. Awesome love the board as well. Great stuff mate. Shall be looking forward to games reports

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    1. Cheers mate. Looking forward to getting some gladiatorial contests played out soon.

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  2. That is a nice board and mini's.

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    1. Thanks Mark. The board is really simple but quiet effective I think.

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  3. Nice work! love the Retiarius!

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    1. Cheers Ray. Part 2 will include another Retarius. African skin tone.

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  4. Very nice work the Arena is great

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  5. Excellent work, love the blood stains! The hexes are nice and subtle. Looking forward to seeing how the game plays out. Cheers, Paul :-)

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    1. Cheers for your comments Red Dog. Couple more gladiators on the paint stand then a contest report should be very soon.

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  6. A very nice board and great miniatures.
    It's hard to withstand Jugula...

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. I wasn't that impressed with the Jugular rules. They don't offer that much more than the Spartacus board game. The minis are great however. Iam using EM4's old Ludus Gladiatorius rules which I have adapted and expanded. These are great for fast fun games, now with a whole campaign element as well.

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  7. The Joy of Gladiator games is that you don't need that many of them. The arena is simple effective and looks very nice. I like the blood patches. A nice touch. Looking forward to some AAR's now.

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    1. Thanks Clint. Aye, the small amount of minis and the visual candy has always had me wanting to do a gladiator game but I felt the 25/28mm miniatures still lacked presence. These larger figs show really well on a large arena. You can't go wrong with a few good blood splats!

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