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A brand new line of miniatures based on the mighty Gladiators of Ancient Rome, for skirmish games and Fantasy Football.
A brand new line of miniatures based on the mighty Gladiators of Ancient Rome, for skirmish games and Fantasy Football.
101 backers pledged $13,034 to help bring this project to life.

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LIMITED ED. CHIMERA
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LIMITED to 80 within the kickstarter this huge beast will be 100mm tall and  again around 100 or more so long... NO pledge level required limit 2 per-person at $45 open to anyone who nabs them first!!

Stretching Goals table #1

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STRETCHING GOALS

The part you'll love for sure: FREE miniatures for you! For each Stretching Goal reached will give you one (or more!) free figure depending on your level of perk as indicated below. For example, if your pledge is $50 and our goal will reach $3000 you'll have the Gladiatrix for free!
Please note that the amount is not linked to the pledge levels, you have only to reach the amount. So if you'll reach, let's say, $50 for example little by little with more pledges you'll obtain also the indicated Stretching Goals miniatures as reward for that sum, of course when the Stretching Goal will be attained.

$1500: alternate heads + hands + weapons, accessories&shields (from $35) GOAL ATTAINED!


$2000: Doctor OR Dymacherius (from $50) (if you want both miniatures or +1 miniature add $6) GOAL ATTAINED!


$3000: Gladiatrix #1 (from $50) ( if you want 1 more Gladiatrix add $6) GOAL ATTAINED!

$4000: Hoplomachus OR Crupellarius (from $75) (if you want both miniatures or +1 miniature add $6, if you want 1 more add $6)

$5000: Gladiatrix #2 + battle bear (from $75) (if you want 1 more Gladiatrix add $6, 1 more bear add $10)

$6500: Orc arena champion + tiger familiar (from $95) (if you want 1 more orc add $9, 1 more panther add $9)

$7000 CHIMERA LIMITED ED.MODEL ,.. ((add $45)) ATTAINED!

$8000: 1 Eques (Dwarf bear cavalry) + 1 Parthian Bull with Chaos dwarf rider  (from $95) (if you want 1 more add $15, one of each more  add $30)

$8500: METAL MINIATURES will be produced!!

$9500: Golem Gladiator (from$125) (if you want 1 more add $18)

$10500: custom resin bases (from$50) ATTAINED!

$11000: Big Minotaur & chaos dwarf master (from $125) (if you want 1 more add $25)

$11500: CORRUPTED DWARF SWORDMASTERS SET (from $145) (if you want 1 more add $14)

$12500: Trireme warmachine (Deathroller) AND the Essediarius (chariot with bears) (from $140) (if you want 1 more add $30)and RULESET (downloadable for FREE for all the funders!)

$14000: Slave giant Troll + 3 goblin slavers (from $140) (if you want 1 more add $30)

A clear explanation of how stretching goals work (thanks Robert!)

#1 qualifying for stretch goals - for this, all that matters is the total amount you pledge, so in your example, you would get either the trireme or the chariot free if it unlocks, simply by reaching $140, no matter how you got there. But you are still limited to only getting 1 selection on those stretch goals that have an "or".
#2 the $140 pledge level gives ALL stretch goals - so, you don't have to choose between the "or" stretch goals, you just get one of each. That's just one of the features of taking this PLEDGE level from $140 and up, and not included in any others.

Exclusive stuff!

Pledgers are not ordinary people for us. They're our patrons and benefactors, so they deserve more than simple stuff, they deserve EXCLUSIVE stuff, made ONLY for them. That's why we'll create a cool T-SHIRT and that's why we sculpted an exclusive miniature.. both will be only available for Pledgers:

The box set content

The story

Hi all! I'm Mick Leach from Eastern Front Studios miniatures. I am always in search of ideas for new series of miniatures for my company and when an Italian friend of mine, Alessio Cisbani, shown me his Dwarf Gladiators sketches I was immediately  captured by his project...

How all started...

The Alessio's basic idea was to build up a new team for Fantasy Football. He noticed there wasn't a team of dwarf gladiators around so he started to work on it drawing some sketches. He based his work on historical sources: armors, and weapons are from ancient mosaics, sculptures and archeological finds. Of course the Fantasy part wasn't ignored: some figures (for example the Retiarius) are inspired by existing miniatures for Fantasy Football, so the player can easily recognize the role of the miniature in the game. You can see the drawings here below, they are now part of the boxed set:

By my side i developed the Alessio's idea pointing to make these miniature suitable for a skirmish game and not only for Fantasy Football. So I ask Alessio to draw other concepts much more related to the fantasy world i had in mind: a world where Dwarves are in slavery and are forced to combat in the arenas as gladiators. A ruthless world where they have to fight for their life against the hardest opponents, like Orcs, Trolls, Minotaurs, Battle beasts and so on. Little by little the story grew up and became a real big project.

One of the huge opponents of the Dwarves
One of the huge opponents of the Dwarves

So what's now?

It's obvious. I'm here to ask for your help to make this project growing. We're at the moment producing the first line of  5 miniatures that will be produced  in any case. Our fans on Facebook had the chance to see the first two pieces of these, sculpted by Alessio himself and they found them amazing. I hope you'll like them too:

The exclusive miniature made for the Kickstarter pledgers!
The exclusive miniature made for the Kickstarter pledgers!


What's next?

But this is only the beginning: what we have in mind is to create several Gladiator Houses, composed by different races, not oly dwarves (Elves, Goblins and Chaos Dwarves will be the firsts). We'll also create a brand new ruleset manual for skirmish combat and, of course, for arena fights.

Let me see the concepts!

On this page you can see the concepts of the miniatures which will be released as reward for your help. Also, here at the bottom you'll find the Stretching Goals List we sat up. We stopped at 40000 but who knows? it's up to you to make the list longer... and the number of miniature you'll receive for free even bigger...

Well, I think it's all for the moment, but stay tuned for upcoming news...

We're in the arena, awaiting for your decision. Life or Death for the Gladiators?

Perk levels:

for $6
for $6
for $8
for $8
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo

Limited Perk levels:

These levels are limited (check out the list on the right to see how many of them are still available)

1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo. All the miniatures will be painted by the multi Golden Demon winner Alessio "Wolfbane" Cisbani!
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo. All the miniatures will be painted by the multi Golden Demon winner Alessio "Wolfbane" Cisbani!
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo 1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo
1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo 1 box set contains: 2 Retiarius, 3 Provocator, 2 Secutor, 2 Thraex, 3 Murmillo

Size comparison

some of you ask for a size comparison with miniatures of other brands. here's a pic with two dwarves from GW and Mantic. The central image is the Arbiter, you'll see it finished with the next update!

Risks and challenges

We are more then confident in our ability to produce the miniatures having worked with three other previous ran or currently running projects:
Low Life Miniatures with Andy Hopp: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1359565526/low-life-miniatures

Fallen City of Karez Boardgame with GoldenEgg: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/451575426/fallen-city-of-karez-the-fantasy-board-game…

The Bleeding Hollow for TPK Games: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/939904996/the-bleeding-hollow-a-pathfinder-rpg-horror-mega-a/posts

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    Lanista (Gladiators owner). One Dwarf Gladiators box also suitable for Fantasy Football. it includes 12 miniatures (2x Retiarius + 3x Murmillo + 3x Provocator + 2x Thraex + 2x Secutor) + 1 Arbiter + the EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT + the star player miniature exclusively available for Kickstarter Backers only!
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    Familia Gladiatoria (Gladiators team). TWO Dwarf Gladiators boxes, including TWO Arbiters (26 miniatures in total!). Add $10 for the star player miniature exclusively available for Kickstarter Backers only! Free shipping worldwide!

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    Praetor level: TWO Dwarf Gladiators boxes, including 1 Arbiter (25 miniatures in total!). + the exclusive T-SHIRT, PLUS the STAR PLAYER miniature exclusively available for Kickstarter Backers only! Free shipping worldwide!

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    Magister level: All the 5 Dwarf Gladiators (Retiarius, Murmillo, Provocator, Thraex, Secutor) . plus the star player miniature exclusively available for Kickstarter funders only! All the miniatures will be PRO PAINTED! Free shipping worldwide!

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    Magister level II: The complete Box (2xRetiarius, 3xMurmillo, 3xProvocator, 2xThraex, 2xSecutor) plus the star player miniature exclusively available for Kickstarter funders only! All the miniatures will be PAINTED at quality level! Free shipping worldwide!

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    Pontifex level: One Dwarf Gladiators box also suitable for Fantasy Football. it includes 12 miniatures (2x Retiarius + 3x Murmillo + 3x Provocator + 2x Thraex + 2x Secutor) + 1 Arbiter+ T-SHIRT+ the star player miniature exclusively available for Kickstarter Backers only!
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    Caesar level: One Dwarf Gladiators box also suitable for Fantasy Football + 1 Arbiter PLUS the STAR PLAYER miniature exclusively available for Kickstarter Backers only! . All pieces will be PRO PAINTED by the multi Golden Demon winner Alessio "Wolfbane" Cisbani. Free shipping worldwide!

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    Senator level: One Dwarf Gladiators box also suitable for Fantasy Football + 1 Arbiter, PLUS the STAR PLAYER miniature exclusively available for Kickstarter Backers only PLUS a UNIQUE CUSTOM MINIATURE SCULPTED FOR YOU ONLY. Free shipping worldwide!

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