|A general melee breaks out in our "Heavies vs. Lights" gladiator game using my 28mm Crusader Miniatures figures|
|Donal the Gaul, right, a Provocator, mixes it up with a heavier Dimachaerus, Jugula the Numidian|
|3 heavier armored gladiators at top face off against 3 faster, lighter-armored ones at bottom in my small arena playtest|
|Syphax, left, and Simba, two Retiarii, square off while Brennus the Gaul trades blows with a Cruepllarius|
|Mikipsa the Velite, left, is the epitome of a light gladitaor, moving around the arena and tossing his 3 javelins|
So far, three of my friends (Jenny, Keith, and Bruce) have volunteered to come in to the school that day and help me run the games. That will allow me to run four arenas, which will mean we will have 6-8 gladiators per arena, instead. That should make the game go faster, I think, and hopefully finish within an hour's period.
Keith and Jenny also had another suggestion for what to use for my circular walls of the arena -- quilting hoops. That means another trip to the craft store and hopefully I can find something even more suitable for an arena. Either way, with my gladiators all painted, it's time to begin working on arenas!