I have been playing a bit of Jugula recently, and since the theme of the challenge suits gladiators so well I thought it would be a good excuse to paint up a few more figures for the arena.
The figures are all from Crusader Miniatures, and are an absolute joy to paint, packed with character, beautifully detailed and historically accurate. As always, shields are hand painted.
For the entertainment of the crowd we have:
A couple of trainers (lanistae) with a saggitarius (archer) and veles (javelineer),...
...two hoplomachi and a scissor (sporting the blade thingy to help him cut his way out of the net of the retiarius)...
...and a couple of Thraces (Thracians), armed with the distinctive curved sword.
Of all the figures, this secutor is definitely my favourite. He exudes menace.
Twelve 28mm figures should give me a base score of 60 points, and get me into triple figures. Picturi vos salutamus!
Wonderful work Alan!
I especially like your attention to detail on the shields - the Secutor is great but my personal favorites are the scorpion and the saint(?).
These 12 will give you a base of 60 but I'm adding a few more points for the freehand shield painting. Brilliant work.