Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Gladiator

I've finished reading Bomber Crew by John Sweetman and, as expected, it was a bit of a page turner.

It was well written and packed full of anecdotal detail, with some unbelievable examples of survival against the odds and some extraordinary acts of bravery on the part of the bomber crews. It baffles me that there is still no campaign medal for the veterans of RAF Bomber Command but I guess political considerations have put paid to recognition of their sacrifice.

Anyway, I'm now reading The Gladiator by Alan Baker as a bit of background for the Warhammer Gladiators project. I bought my copy in the local Oxfam bookshop for a couple of quid so, although it looks a bit popularist rather than academic, it should be worth the outlay in terms of potentially useful information. It's a quick read too, as I'm already a third of the way through it after one afternoon.


  1. My local Oxfam closed down, event them got it by recession I guess. Sounds interesting though...

  2. I've been following this series of post.

    I dug my small colelction of gladiators and related figures out of storage recently and am really looking forward to reading how the Warhammer rules work.

    Thank you.

  3. Jim,

    I got a few plastic gladiator figures that are smaller than the usual 25/28mm stuff but might serve as statues if you plan to build an arena of sorts.

    If you are interested I will send you a sprue free of charge. :)