Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Warhammer Historical Gladiator

These rules caught my eye over on TMP yesterday.

They're obviously based on the 'Legends of the...blah de blah' system but with a focus on gladiatorial combat. I have a couple of sets of rules for this already and, needless to say, I have some Foundry and Crusader gladiators in the leadpile too. It wouldn't require more than half a dozen figures and would be easy to set up, assuming I'm not going to be scratchbuilding any arena (although that might be fun?)

The other thing that caught my eye was the inclusion of rules for naumachiae or naval combat. I have some 1/600 scale Xyston galleys that I could use for this, which would offset the twenty quid that the rules cost through extra playability. I might hang around a bit to see if someone does a special offer on these rules, perhaps with a free figure or a few quid off, but I'm pretty sure this will be on the shopping list either way.


  1. Current WHW practice is that rules are ONLY available from them, so I don't think you'll be able to get them with a free figure or a discount.
    Also I suspect the naval element of the rules will be Legends of the High Seas style i.e. galley slaves v Roman marines using 28mm.

    That's a thoroughly depressing ("urinating on your fried potato products") reply isn't it. Sorry 'bout that.

    Anyway, haven't you got some 10mm Vikings you should be painting. Whatever happened to them?


  2. You're probably right on both counts but who knows?

    The Vikings got shelved as my opponents decide to go all Arthurian on me, leaving me 300 years out of the picture :O(