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Author Topic: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project Update 2/1/22  (Read 1739 times)

Offline bluewillow

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Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project Update 2/1/22
« 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!


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.


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!


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 ?
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Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #1 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.

 

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2021, 09:13:41 AM »
The rules for gladiatorial fights from the Spartacus board game are very simple

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2021, 09:16:18 PM »
Thanks Eric,

Hex moment or other?

Cheers
Matt

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2021, 09:44:16 PM »
Here are a few ideas.....

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Jugula
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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #6 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.




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

Cheers
Matt
Cheers
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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #7 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…

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #8 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?

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #9 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?
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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #10 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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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #12 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?


now we are talking Eureka?

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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2021, 07:19:16 PM »
Next three Gladiators completed



As usual more pics on the blog

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


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Re: Dust and Shadows Gladiator Project
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2021, 10:14:39 PM »
Looking good 8)

 

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