Friday, November 27, 2009


Here we are again for another week, as mentioned last week we have the Champions of Rome on show this week, the idea behind these guys is that they are veteren Gladiators that have come back to fight for the emperor even after recieving there freedom and being handed the Wooden Gladius - the symbol of there freedom, you can tell these guys apart from there better quality armour that is decorated with gold trim and good quality Iron, there belts are also decorated with there many victories, as is there helmet.

Im not sure at this stage but I may attempt to decorate this Gladiator's shield, I would like to, but well see, if I do I will repost him again next week, I really like this Gladiator, I like the way I painted him, his pose and stance, this dude will leave a trail of dead Gladiators in his wake, there is no doubt.

This Gladiator is a Numidian from the shores of Africa, having proved himself in the arena he was awarded his freedom, fighting in the Hoplomachus style, small shield, thigh high greaves and armed with a spear this guy is a regular lean mean killing machine.

First Gladiator is a Crusader miniature - Great job on the sculpting guys.
the Second Gladiator is a BTD - Black Tree Design, this one has some great detail going on, great fun to paint.

There are a couple more Gladiator champions I want to paint up but these two guys had so much deatil that it took me a while to paint them to my statisfaction, I will post the other two up when I finish them.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


This was and still is my first project, back in july '09 I posted up my first batch of gladiators on the WAB forum, if your interested in checking these photos out click on the link below.

Photos are a little big, but hey first post no big deal.

since then I added a few more projects (Roman and wild west projects), just to keep me from going stale working on the same old thing, but having said that I painted another gladiator the other night, I think he turned out well.

so again the other night, I got an idea to paint up a group of gladiators that would be labeled 'The Emperors Champions' Gladiators that are bigger, better, bader (is that a word ? lol !), and faster than the rest, so I sifted through all my Gladiators and picked out Physically the biggest and best armoured minis that I had, these will become the Champions of Rome ! , I prepped them up and primed them I should have them done by the time I post another Gladiator update, but, below are a few primed and ready to paint Gladiators.

Next week - The Champions of Rome, see you then.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


So, what does the Ancient Warrior have in store for us ? did I hear you say?
ok, here goes:
Immediate projects
  1. Gladiators of Rome - Approx 30 Gladiators, 1 Gladiator school(terrain), 1 Arena skirmish ruleset
  2. Legions of Rome - Two small Roman armies, Pompeian Legions vs Caesarian Legions, 4 cohorts each, 1 group of skirmishers each, 1 group of cavalry each and 1 ancient artillery battery each

Medium term projects

  1. Bronze Age chariot wars - Israelite army (maybe), Chariot squadron (w/- chariot runners), Skirmishers, Archers, Band of infantry, Ark of the covenant, Levites, protectors of the Ark
  2. Wild West project (really small skirmish project), Mexicans, three tribes of Indians, Lawmen, Outlaws, US Federal troops - 7th Cav etc... 1 western town (terrain).

Long term project

  1. Classical Greek army - Mixed Greek army, Sparta, Corinth, Thebes and Athens
  2. Samurai Project - Perhaps a smalll skirmish project

This should give you an idea of what you will see in the posts to come, hope you all stick with me, it will be fun.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Well this is the first post, I decided that I wanted to blog after reading and following many other blogs and was especially inspired by a couple of blogs that centred around the time period that I have been interested in, "The Iron Mitten" and the "The BigRedBatCave", if you haven't seen these blogs you gotta check them out .... you can find the links to these sites to the right of this post in the 'my blog list' section, so very cool.
So, This blog will cover areas such as wargames rules, the painting of miniatures, played out scenarios and all things historical, I have a few projects on the go that I am making my way through, the first one started was my Gladiator Project, this is one big ass project, and quite ambitious for a beginner like myself, but i will speak more about this in detail later, and from there I have also started painting Pompeian and Caesarian Legions, to help keep the interest fresh, all these Romans are foundry minis. I hope to blog on a weekly basis, fingers crossed, thats me done for this week.