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FrankFurt09 Jul 2022 1:35 p.m. PST

I have made a gladiator arena for playtesting Blood on the Sands on and in the hope of doing some proper reports in the future.

There are some more details of the construction process on my blog:






Gozerius09 Jul 2022 2:39 p.m. PST

What scale?

The Nigerian Lead Minister09 Jul 2022 2:49 p.m. PST

That is cool!

Little Red09 Jul 2022 2:58 p.m. PST

Oh yes!

Prince Alberts Revenge09 Jul 2022 3:03 p.m. PST

Frank: that's really great work, a real gem.i like the idea of the half circle for the arena as it gives nice visual backdrop but allows you to move the miniatures properly.

Thatblodgettkid09 Jul 2022 3:22 p.m. PST

I love it! If only I were so talented…

FrankFurt09 Jul 2022 3:51 p.m. PST

Thanks all.

@Gozerius – it is 28mm. I am in the process of filling the stands.

@Prince Alberts Revenge – yes playing games in a fully closed arena is a real pain in the subligaculum. It is basically just a glorified backdrop.

Titchmonster09 Jul 2022 4:02 p.m. PST


14Bore09 Jul 2022 4:17 p.m. PST

For getting use out of materials that is a excellent looking building

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2022 6:02 p.m. PST

There is just something about gladiators that always attracts me. Even though I've bought, painted and sold three collections of them!

Badgerlock10 Jul 2022 7:06 a.m. PST

That looks great! The hex playing area reminds me of playing gladiator games with Ian Beck's 'Rudis' rules many years ago.

FrankFurt10 Jul 2022 1:15 p.m. PST

Thanks all.

@nnascati – yeah agreed. It is a fascinating subject and a great potential for wargaming.

@Badgerlock – This is for my own set called Blood on the Sands, but I certainly know of Rudis. I couldn't imagine a gladiator game done well without some kind of grid.

Legionarius10 Jul 2022 7:41 p.m. PST

This is how gladiator games should be played. Let the games begin!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2022 4:38 a.m. PST

Quality work!

Michael May11 Jul 2022 3:25 p.m. PST

That's gorgeous! You've even got the masts up for a velarium!

boggler12 Jul 2022 12:06 p.m. PST


FrankFurt12 Jul 2022 9:14 p.m. PST


@Michael May – yes still in two minds to put up some awnings or not.

oldbob13 Jul 2022 11:54 a.m. PST

Fantastic work!

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