The games come with some fairly nice 28mm (I think) scale gladiators made of what appears to be some sort of PVC mix. I decided to paint them – I have had absolutely no prior experience painting human fleshtones or historical figures, but I was relatively confident I could get them up to an OK standard for a boardgame.
Because I’m new to this I didn’t want to start with one of my favourite models, so I picked the chap with a hammer from the Serpents and the Wolf expansion. I reckon he turned out pretty good for a first effort!
Here’s what he looks like unpainted.
I plan on painting the rest of the set and probably adding some more 28mm gladiator miniatures. I’ve always had a fascination with them and my dream game would be a ludus management sim – a bit like a long blood bowl league in mechanics.