Realistic simulation of gladiatorial combat. Individual figure rules for action in the Roman arena. Miniatures rules that reflect the combat styles and rules of the various rigid types of warriors allowed in the Gladiatorial Games. Gladiators was designed as a system for single figure miniatures combat. But it is more like a role-playing game’s combat system than a traditional miniatures system. Combat takes place on a hex grid making Gladiators similar in nature to Steve Jackson’s Melee system (the combat system which evolved into The Fantasy Trip which eventually evolved into GURPS). Of course, the rules are a bit more specialized than Melee in that they focus on the gladiator combat of ancient Rome.
This is a print (book) version of the game – not a PDF.