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  • Thraex (Thracian)

    !(media-item-align-right){height:260px;width:250px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/193209/Thraex.jpg(Thraex)![cost: 3] The distinctive, square shield and curved sword (sica) make him easily recognizable. Thraeces wear long greaves on both legs ( …

  • Murmillo

    !(media-item-align-right)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/193206/murmillo.jpg(Murmillo)! [cost: 3] The murmillo was one of the most common armaturae, usually paired off against a thraex. His weapon was the short sword (gladius), and he wore a …

  • Hoplomachus

    !(media-item-align-right){height:250px;width:200px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/193771/hoplomachus.jpg(Hoplomachus)!cost: 4 The name of the hoplomachus refers to the classical Greek fighting style of Hoplomachia. This armatura was well …

  • Retiarius

    cost: 4 The was unusual in being very lightly armored and wearing no helmet – retiarii had to rely on their agility and speed to fight better-protected opponents. Their main weapons were a throwing net and a heavy trident, with a dagger carried as a …

  • Dimachaerus

    cost: 2 points Equipped with two swords but no shield, dimachaeri use both blades for attack and defense. Stylists emphasize mobility and seeking openings in an opponent’s defenses. Close-in combat with two blades and no torso armor is too lethal to be …

  • Pugilist

    For a purpose of this campaign Pugilist is a secondary style, which every Gladiator can have. Styles: Pugilists usually specialize in one of Ancient Greek Boxing (Martial Arts, p. 153), Pankration (Martial Arts, p. 188), or Greco-Roman Wrestling ( …

  • Venator

    Venatores were no gladiatorial armatura and had no specific weapons or armor that made them recognizable. They specialized in fighting wild beasts in the arena. Some of them may have run great risks facing lions, bears, and wolves with nothing more than …