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    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Little by little I’m completing the 54mm gladiator figures from the lead (ahem… plastic) mountain. These are the Pegasus figures. They’re mostly stock, out of the box figures. I did make new scutii for two of the figures (the red and green shields) and did one head swap (I now have one headless little person body). I also need to find a net for the retarius–the idea of using the plastic net bag that onions typically come in just isn’t going to work out.

    I’ve got a couple of the Black Cat figures to complete, too, as well as some of the old Italeri. Not all of them (especially the Italeria) will work well for gaming but I’ve got enough to run some fights now.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
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    #79284
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Still dabbing away at 54mm gladiators. Here’s the latest batch. These are the old ‘Black Cat’ figures. I’ve got 10 more gladiators, 2 lions and 2 bears to go.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
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    #79304
    Darkest Star Games
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    Looking quite good!  What rules do you intend on using?  Did you figure out what to use for the net?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #79306

    Gone Fishing
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    Lovely work, AOS. Like the post above, I’d love to know what rules you intend using. While the subject interests me greatly, I’ve always thought such fights would be hard to make a good game.

    Also, you’re probably already aware of the fact, but Irregular makes some good figures in 54mm if you’re looking for even more. And in good honest metal, too!

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    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Sorry, GF and DSG. I got so involved in rewriting/reformatting the rules I forgot all about this thread. I’m using a set I wrote (could it really be almost two decades ago?) called Familia Gladiatoria. Actually, I hate that name but I’m proud of the rules. It’s a short set at about 5 pages of rules. The rules are fairly nuanced. Perhaps a bit too much for some players. There was a member at Boardgame Geek–I wish I could remember his username–who really liked them and wrote a solid review of them. I think he really got where I was going with them. IIRC, he described it as having the simple mechanics of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ but with the subtlety of chess.

    I just uploaded a revised set with new record sheets and action cards which should make it a very quick play–with a little bit of prep work. I cleaned up the language, too, hopefully removing some ambiguities. But I’ve not yet run it through its paces.

    I’d love to have some feedback. They can be downloaded from my static site at: https://sites.google.com/site/petiteguerre/home/familia-gladiatoria . I want to add in some play examples and some artwork if I can find some decent free domain stuff. There are some really good illustrations on Pinterest (and a whole lot of crap) but I suspect it’s all copyright infringed stuff. Drat!

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
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    #89344
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Now that slightly warmer weather allows me some hobby time in the basement: The rest of the gladiators. Some from Italieri, some from Pegasus and some from Black Cat/Alpha.

    And a play test set up and ready to be… play tested:

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

    #89352

    Gone Fishing
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    Those are looking really good, AOS. Just curious, who makes the bear and lion? And do you have any idea what the status of Black Cat is? I can’t find them!

    #89603
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Thanks, GF. The critters are from Italeri. Here’s a link to the 1/72 scale versions: http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=719 . The 54mm set included the same figures except for the retarius holding the trident horizontally and the diorama scene. I’ve never seen those in 54mm. In addition, the chariot was sold separately. I’ve got one of those but I’m not quite sure what to do with it.

    I’m pretty sure Black Cat has ceased operations. My understanding is that the gladiators were originally made by Alpha Miniatures of New Zealand which then sold the molds to Black Cat.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

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