This time a murmillo. The characteristic gladiator (apart from the retiarius with his net and trident who is next in the paint queue) in my eyes, the murmillo carried the stabbing gladius and large scutum of the legionary. He also was associated with the sea, his flamboyant helmet being decorated with dolphins or various real or mythical sea creatures or personages. This aquatic association was a key part of the appeal of his common pairing against the retiarius; the sea versus the fisherman. They also fought against the thraex and so I have my first matched pair.
|12/02 - Drat, I just noticed I haven't painted his hair. Better fix that this evening.|
Very nice. I am currently contemplating running a Gladiator game at a conventionReplyDelete
Thanks Dean. I do wonder if I should try for a design on the shield as well, a simplified wreath in yellow, perhaps?Delete
As for the gladiator game... do it! What rules were you thinking of using?
Wreaths or lightning bolts would look nice - and shouldn't be too difficult. As for rules, I just picked up the $10 USD pdf of Arena's Gladiatorial Combat. I like it and will host it at a con in a few months. It's hex based, which is what I wanted as I have a nice Hotz Arena mat that's been collecting dust for a few years.Delete
I'll keep an eye out on your blog, then, for how this goes. Sounds fun!Delete
Now you have two, you can come over mine (or invite me over yours) for a game!ReplyDelete
Nice looking models. Good job!
Cheers Chris - when I break the back of the current pile of micro-management paperwork I'll look for a free date. It would be great to roll dice with you again.Delete