Welcome to "Adventures in Lead", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. The figures and terrain on this site are mainly for a campaign set in exotic "Indostan", a distant land bearing remarkable similarities to 18th century India during the Seven Years War. Bits and pieces from other projects may pop up here as well from time to time, including colonials, gladiators, pirates, dinosaur-hunting and even some RPG'ing.
The actual campaign journal and after action reports for the Indostan campaign can be found on their own blog - "The Jewel in the Crown", the link to which is found by clicking the small image below-left.
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Some Foundry Gladiators

Here is a small collection of some of my old Foundry gladiators, painted many years ago when our group first got into gladiatorial combat. Some of them have had new bases attached and sand applied.  I've used a touch of Army Painter here and there to refresh my pretty ordinary paint job. The minis have been used off and on for years and have lately seen a revival with my latest renewed interest in arena combat.
In the day, Foundry was the only range with some decent gladiators, but since then Crusader have come out with a very nice set. The Crusader range, in my opinion, tend to be more historically accurate, having done a reasonable amount of research on the subject. I have a large pile of them at the top of the lead mountain. (Click the images to enlarge)

Dimachaerus
Myrmillo
Myrmillo
Myrmillo
Secutor and Retiarius
Secutor
Thracian