Here are a few photos of the new 35mm Gripping Beast gladiators that were released for Jugula. While I have plenty of 28mm gladiators already, these are very nice figures and a lot of fun to paint. The bigger scale does look good on the Jugula playing mat as well and the LBM shield transfers are excellent as ever. I ordered the Familia One pack of spare weapons, shields and helmets and so will get more of these to make up enough for two sides with a four gladiator game.
I played a couple more games of Jugula, during the week with Rick, which we both really enjoyed. The use of the cards is really clever and it really pays to be patient and build up your hand before launching an attack! I suspect that Jugula may become a favourite set of skirmish rules and plan to finish painting my Steve Barber arena complete with spectators, and the rest of my unpainted 28mm gladiator collection, for use with these and other gladiator rules.