I have been working on a Roman gladiator project recently.  I recently bought three sets of Foundry gladiators and painted them along with a bunch of Steve Barber Roman spectators.

I also purchased a Playmobile Roman coliseum / arena.  My daughter painted it for me.

I bought a copy of Sons of Mars and read through the rules.  I think they have a good amount of period flavor, and they seem to be okay.  I have been toying with a concept for a die progression system that is tailor made for something like gladiators.  Then today in a text conversation with Greg, I hit upon the idea of using mechanics similar to Blood and Swash.  I still have some of the details to work out, but I think I am going to call it Blood and Sand.  Stay tuned….

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3 thoughts on “Gladiators

  1. Nice figures! And I’m surprised how good that arena looks! 🙂

  2. bucksurdu says:

    Thanks, John. I sprayed the Playmobile arena with a new Krylon product that has a gritty texture but something less pronounced than the fleckstone paint. Id didn’t even require a dry brush. My daughter just painted in the details.

    I am looking for some 40mm gladiator figures to paint white or bronze and place on the pedestals.

    I just ordered a hex-grid cloth from Monday Knight Productions, so I’ll be able to run my first game in a couple of weeks.

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