Sunday, January 20, 2019

'Sport' from PaulOG: Gladiator Sagittarius and Dux the Spectator

Studio Tomahawk's Jugula is a game that I quite enjoy, though it is quite a different style of Gladiator game. It has excellent resource mechanics and its building tempo feels like an escalating spectacle entertaining the Arena's mob crowd.  I have also historically (and uncharacteristically) won more often against Dux than not with my Ludus Caeruleus (or Blue School) which helps a fair bit too...

So my Sports Bonus round entry is a minor addition to my gladiator barracks with a bow armed Sagittarius, who as a missile armed fighter will add a new dimension to the early stages of the combat before the Gladiators get to melee distances.  Can't recall where I originally got the figure from, apologies.

As all Sports need an audience to jeer and cheer, I have also painted up a characterful spectator figure by Crusader Miniatures. I will use him as my marker for Vox Populi, which in Jugula is a measure of the crowd supporting your Ludus in its endeavours (which adds to your gladiators' performance).

Any likeness to Dux himself sans beard is surely accidental...
...or is it? :-)
2 x 28mm Figs for this Bonus round, totalling 60 points


  1. Great paint work... where have I seen the guy of the photo??

  2. Not sure I'd trust a bowman in the arena - the amphitheatre is a target-rich environment! Lovely work on these figures, and I especially like the grumpy spectator - clearly, he is NOT entertained!

  3. Great work on your Romans, I like the expression on the spectator's face.

  4. I can’t work out which one is the real Dux! Great work mate!

  5. I don't like the paintjob on the bottom figure. I think you could do better.

  6. Again I find myself agreeing with Barks, always a scary realisation, anyway , great expression on those faces!

  7. Great looking pair of Romans!
    Best Iain