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razuse13 Apr 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

Any thoughts, I know there is quite a bit to chose from. Looking for something fun, fast and perhaps if the fighter lives, gains experience, ect…


Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 12:33 p.m. PST


Martian Root Canal13 Apr 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

Though it includes fantastic elements, I like Arena Rex.

Saxondog13 Apr 2018 1:25 p.m. PST

WE used to use the rules from Gladiator games. I forget who has them now, but they were a lot of fun. Detailed but no very.

Sergeant Paper13 Apr 2018 9:23 p.m. PST

I recommend Two Hour Wargames "Red Sand, Blue Sky : Heroes of the Arena." Looks like a chart-fest but plays fast enough you can do an arena full of fighters (my old group did have some multi-player gladiatorial games).

Has a campaign mode, where you can start at a little arena in the sticks and move up (either as a fighter OR as a Master of a School [think Manager with a pool of fighters]) to eventually fight in the Heart of the Empire.

DO NOT USE Old Glory 'Gladiator Wars'…

warwell14 Apr 2018 1:24 a.m. PST

The Stronghold Rebuilt has a set called Munera Sine Missione. I haven't played them but in his battle reports they sound fun. They're free, so the price is right.

Some battle reports are on the blog link
Find the rules at link

ScottS15 Apr 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

WE used to use the rules from Gladiator games.

Avalon Hill, maybe?

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 11:17 a.m. PST

Habet Hoc Habet is my go to gladiator rule set of choice.

Fast play and a great campaign system.

You might have to look around for a copy or see if there is a pdf somewhere as the publisher is out of business.

panzerjager16 Apr 2018 4:16 a.m. PST

Does anyone use Ludus Gladiatorius?


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