Having picked up the Warhammer Historicals game Gladiator and ordered some figures it's about time I got crackin' on my ludus. I have 20+ gladiators at the moment (all from Crusader Miniatures), and have some lofty plans to get some more from various other manufacturers, but for now I obviously have my hands pretty full. I'm aiming to have a pretty good variety of Imperial-era gladiators, and some more colorful personalities to serve as the various Primus Palus roles.
For starters I have two pit fighters to share with you all.
First up is the Myrmillo, a heavy gladiator equipped in the style of a Roman legionnaire. I painted mine in the same color scheme that I have planned for my praetorians, maybe representing a veteran gladiator with some standing in his ludus.
Here's his helmet detail - my paint job doesn't do the figure's detail justice but if you can make out the decoration on the side of his crest, just under the plume, I believe it's actually supposed to be two gladiators fighting sculpted onto his helmet
And to face him is the Thraex who would be (based on my rudimentary knowledge of gladiators) a standard opponent of the Myrmillo, representing the Roman armies fighting against their barbarian opponents.
In time, as their brothers-in-arms join them, the gladiators might get a little bit rowdy and revolt against their Roman masters, in which case fellow forumite GomezAddams may be adding some Romans to this plog to quash the rebellion...