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Gladiator miniatures and an arena skirmish game in a world where history, myth, and legend intersect.
Gladiator miniatures and an arena skirmish game in a world where history, myth, and legend intersect.
1,141 backers pledged $226,542 to help bring this project to life.

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Arena Rex Starter Sets Now Available!

Posted by Red Republic Games (Creator)

Hi all!

Starter sets are here. Now's the time to pick up that faction you missed during our campaign or to get friends involved with Arena Rex.

Each starter comes with 3 miniatures, a rulebook, and a tactics card to remind you of your Ludus' unique benefits. Now's the time to jump in or spread the word!

Our humble thanks as always,


Medusa Now Available!!!

Posted by Red Republic Games (Creator)

Greetings backers,

We are happy to announce our first new release since the grand-opening of the web store: Medusa!   

A sway of the hips, and a sibilant hiss in the wrong temple had this otherworldly beauty condemned by Athenian decree to eternally hide her face and was driven from the only home she had ever known, exiled by the Hellenic League for impiety. Allowed to return for only 10 days a year when the borders open for the Olympian games, she vents her rage and frustration in the arena, mocking Athenian wisdom and custom with every chance she gets.  

Many of you are familiar with Greek myth, and may have recognized the other two Gorgon sisters preceding the most famous of their number. While not a traditional ludus, the Gorgons benefit from working together, and effectively form a minor ludus of their own. Medusa is packaged with a Gorgon tactics card to reflect this.

Also note that Medusa is still quite a bit larger than other gladiators, despite her 40mm base. Her size is due to her mythic nature, and is not a general change in scale.

Thank you backers,


Arena Rex web store grand opening

Posted by Red Republic Games (Creator)

Grand Opening

The limited release period for Arena Rex is finally over!  We are excited to share with you the grand opening of the Arena Rex web store.  The full current lineup is now available to everyone -- with more to come later this summer and beyond. 

We would like to thank our backers again for Kickstarting such a great beginning for Arena Rex.  We have always said this was just the beginning, and we think you'll love what we have in store for the future. Be sure to check back often at for more news.

As always, if you are one of the few folks still awaiting pledge rewards and haven't already been in touch with us, please contact us at

Thank you all very much indeed,


2 years, 20,000 miniatures, and 30,000 dice later

Posted by Red Republic Games (Creator)

Wave II shipping is complete.

It is with great relish we proclaim that: 

What if I haven't gotten my pledge rewards yet?

If for some reason you have not received your pledge rewards (or tracking) and you haven't been in touch with us yet, please contact us by email:

We'll take care of you.

When will the Kickstarter miniatures be available on the web store?

We have some photography and final logistics changes to take care of before the update to the web store, but we are busily progressing on that front and expect to be up and running in July.  The grand opening will be broadly communicated, but you can be sure we will update here as well.

What's next for Arena Rex?

As you may have seen when we opened our limited web store, we have not stopped development on Arena Rex during fulfillment.  We will have more to share soon, and you can expect to see the world and characters of Arena Rex develop yet further in the months and years to come.  From the beginning of the campaign we have said that this is just the beginning for Arena Rex, and that remains true today.  

Once again, thank you sincerely for your incredible support in building the foundations for Arena Rex. Your patience with the unfortunate delays and your enthusiasm for the final product have been awesome, and your kind words mean a lot to us.  


Wave II Shipping

Posted by Red Republic Games (Creator)
Hello backers,  

Wave II shipping has begun!  

At the end of this wave all Kickstarter rewards will have been shipped... mats, split rewards, and all.  

What about Hroka?  

The unfortunate news is that we have gotten no recent updates on the completion of Hroka and Caho-Ta. Anyone who has been following the campaign knows that it has been an agonizing wait. We feel that delaying shipping was the correct decision for Septimus and Nero, we know that the wait has been difficult. We have decided to ship rewards to all remaining backers rather than delay further fulfillment.

The better news is that all pledges that include Hroka or Hroka and Caho-Ta will receive web store credit for the full retail value of these models. The credit will not expire, and if you'd like to continue waiting until the models' completion, you'll be able to order them when they're ready. You'll be able to use part or all of that credit toward other models available in the web store, at any point, and hang onto any remaining balance. 

Our sincere apologies to all who waited this long.

General Release  

Our Kickstarter-funded models will be added to the web store shortly after we complete shipping. Thanks to everyone for your patience. We truly appreciate the strong and continued support for Arena Rex. We plan for the next update to this campaign to be an announcement of the completion of KS fulfillment.   

Until then, -RRG