After the excitement of MOAB the other week, I finished off some gladiators which had been languishing, half-completed, on my painting table since May. They are mostly types for which I didn't have proper figures, and which I wanted to try out in 'Munera Sine Missione'.
First up are a couple of Provocatores, with their distinctive cardiophylax breastplate. I did one with a large shield and one with a small(ish) shield, for variety.
Secondly, a gorgeous Crupellarius, the tank of the gladiator world, in heavy armour and with a large shield. Slow, but difficult to wound.
The Provocatores and the Crupellarius are both from Crusader.
The company in Australia which stocks the Crusader gladiators also does Warlord figures, so I had a quick look through their ancients range to see if there was anything I could use. There was - these figures from their Gallic Celt range. The poses are fantastic, and I thought they would make worthy additions to my stable of gladiators.