Saturday, 23 March 2013


These look like a good alternative to the rather disappointing Warhammer Gladiator rules that I attempted to use for a couple of lacklustre gladiatorial games last year. They use a hex based movement and combat system, which isn't revolutionary but makes things a lot easier to work out. There's a paper hex arena included in the book too.

The rules are apparently designed for one off games but can be expanded to a full campaign, which should make them ideal for a quick hack at the club or something more involved. Anyway, I've pre-ordered a set of the rules from Northstar and hope to dust off the 28mm gladiator collection that's been stuck in a box for far too long. A good opportunity to revive a half dead project, with plenty of half painted figures to be finished off as well.


  1. Shameless self-promotion I know, but I have a free set of gladiator rules linked to from my blog. I know that they have a few fans outside of my immediate circle as well.

  2. I also found a set in an old Wargames Compendium by Foundry...
    Might be some life in the 'Glads' yet, then.

  3. I've found half a dozen alternative sets of rules as well, so there's plenty to choose from.

    I thought these looked particularly good.

    We'll have to have a try out sometime Mike.