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Title: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project Update 2/1/22
Post by: bluewillow on November 09, 2021, 10:15:26 PM
While I was suffering painters block a few weeks back I turned to movies, books and local adventures to put me back on course. All of the options however added some more kit to my painting and construction tables, and some ideas were moved to the front rather than at the back, mojo is back happy to say and going through a purple patch now!

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drone shot

On one of the tours we visited our local Amphitheatre at Jublains, the former Roman capital of the Diablintes tribe about 10 klms away from the Maison. This gave me inspiration for two things. One was the Gallic farm buildings (see previous post) and the other was gladiators.

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model at the museum



I am yet to build the amphitheatre, however I want it to be around two x two foot tile, oval which will look a little different, with a removable rear wall so I can remove it then also add a straight section and second corner for chariot racing on the big table.

The arena tile will then also fit on my chess table for extra transportable use around the house.
I have six gladiators already completed for around 10 years or so, but also had a lot unpainted gladiators, animals and chariots, so this week I added another 20 odd to the table front and centre, and most will be off the table this week over the coming days while the blood is up!

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artist impression

I am yet to find a suitable set of rules which would be good for French Wargame Holiday evening games, looking at Steve Barbers gladiators set and possibly the old board game set, any other suggestions ?
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: Eric the Shed on November 10, 2021, 06:42:45 AM
A few years back a lot of folks were raving about Jugula here on the forum. I played once it was great fun.

Not sure where you can find it now but a trawl of Jugula through the search engine on this site might throw up something.

 
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 10, 2021, 07:47:17 AM
A few years back a lot of folks were raving about Jugula here on the forum. I played once it was great fun.

Not sure where you can find it now but a trawl of Jugula through the search engine on this site might throw up something.

Yes, I have thought about those, from reading it is all about managing a team. I just want a pick up game that is simple for kids or adults who have never played a gladiator game.

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: Eric the Shed on November 10, 2021, 09:13:41 AM
The rules for gladiatorial fights from the Spartacus board game are very simple
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 10, 2021, 09:16:18 PM
Thanks Eric,

Hex moment or other?

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: Easy E on November 10, 2021, 09:44:16 PM
Here are a few ideas.....

Sons of Mars
The Games: Blood and Spectacles
Gladiatoria Familia
Jugula
Blue Sky Red Sand
Blood on the Sands
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 11, 2021, 10:50:26 AM
First three gladiators completed. All black tree design range, I think they are still available. Changed a lot of the shields though.

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As always close ups on the blog
 https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/11/gladiators-dust-and-shadows-part-two.html?m=1 (https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/11/gladiators-dust-and-shadows-part-two.html?m=1)

Cheers
Matt
Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: Michi on November 11, 2021, 11:55:37 AM
Well done, Lanista Matteus Bluewillus! Keep on painting and you will live through bloody adventures and after many bloody deeds have been done and enough men will have died, you will finally face the emperor himself who will probably grant you freedom…
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 11, 2021, 08:43:39 PM
Well done, Lanista Matteus Bluewillus! Keep on painting and you will live through bloody adventures and after many bloody deeds have been done and enough men will have died, you will finally face the emperor himself who will probably grant you freedom…

sounds very promising Michi, but where are the girls?

cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: Blackwolf on November 11, 2021, 08:52:32 PM
‘Willow,you’ll have to read the novels by Robert Low about the ex-gladiators ,very good they are; and they mention a fair bit about gladiatorial combat. Have you a Kindle?
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: Michi on November 12, 2021, 08:49:57 AM
sounds very promising Michi, but where are the girls?

cheers
Matt

Girls you want, huh? The tribune who became a slave, the slave who became a gladiator - striking story. The people now wants to know how the story continues. Smile for me...

...and face the girls! Or should you better beware?
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Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 12, 2021, 09:08:11 AM
‘Willow,you’ll have to read the novels by Robert Low about the ex-gladiators ,very good they are; and they mention a fair bit about gladiatorial combat. Have you a Kindle?

yes I do mate, I will look them up

cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 12, 2021, 09:08:46 AM
Girls you want, huh? The tribune who became a slave, the slave who became a gladiator - striking story. The people now wants to know how the story continues. Smile for me...

...and face the girls! Or should you better beware?
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now we are talking Eureka?

cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 13, 2021, 07:19:16 PM
Next three Gladiators completed

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As usual more pics on the blog

 https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/11/gladiators-dust-and-shadows-part-3.html?m=1 (https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/11/gladiators-dust-and-shadows-part-3.html?m=1)


Cheers
Matt

Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: Blackwolf on November 13, 2021, 10:14:39 PM
Looking good 8)
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 14, 2021, 08:54:59 PM
Cheers mate
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 16, 2021, 11:19:57 PM
Commenced the Gladiator Arena, built on a 600x600 board so it will fit onto my small table and by adding two other sections will become a chariot racing arena also.

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600 x 600 plywood board, with 20x20 cut to length.

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I used a ruler as a compass and drilled my steps into it for marking out the pieces

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the base will be covered in sand

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upper section cut, this will form the main base and height for the arena.

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On the outer edge I will add shops and painted walls and possibly some graffiti

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adding steps and seats

Glue drying tonight on the first stage. Next week some more progress on the Dust and Shadows Gladiator project

cheers
Matt


Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
Post by: bluewillow on November 21, 2021, 01:40:21 PM
Completed another three gladiators, and arena is coming along nicely

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more pictures on the blog
https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/11/gladiators-dust-and-shadows-part-4.html (https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/11/gladiators-dust-and-shadows-part-4.html)

cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project Update 21/11/21
Post by: bluewillow on November 28, 2021, 03:24:39 PM
Completed another three during the week and managed to get a picture today. A few more figures and some animals to go. Work on the arena is also progressing.

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More pictures on the blog as usual
 https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/11/gladiators-dust-and-shadows-part-5.html?m=1#comment-form (https://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2021/11/gladiators-dust-and-shadows-part-5.html?m=1#comment-form)

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project Update 28/11/21
Post by: agentbalzac on November 29, 2021, 11:57:07 AM
Nice project. I'm launching into Gladiators in MMXXII, got an arena in the works and a ludus full of Gladiators (mainly Crusader minis).

For rules I will be using "Blood, Sweat and Cheers" from Ganesha Games.  They are quick playing to resolve a 1v1 combat, reflecting a number of the different fighting styles. Hoping to get a one night tournament at the club, see who can win the rudis and a glorious retirement.

Will be watching your project with interest.
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project Update 28/11/21
Post by: bluewillow on January 02, 2022, 05:06:53 PM
Another three completed for my project

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Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project Update 2/1/22
Post by: Michi on January 02, 2022, 06:59:28 PM
Handsome blokes, Matt! Keep on painting gladiators and don't forget to show progress on the arena. Best wishes for 2022!  :D
Title: Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project Update 2/1/22
Post by: bluewillow on January 03, 2022, 01:12:59 AM
Handsome blokes, Matt! Keep on painting gladiators and don't forget to show progress on the arena. Best wishes for 2022!  :D

Thank you Michi, happy new year to you too mate. Arena will progress after I return from our winter/ summer holidays in Australia. Some time in March I will return to the build.

Cheers
Matt