Monday, June 24, 2013

VICTUS in York, Gladiator tourney

The Army Group York was gracious enough to allow me to act as The Editor for a tournament of gladiator matches using Iron Ivan Games's ruleset, Victus.

We first generated a name and place of origin for each of the gladiators and issued a name tag with the info.

Three arenas were laid out, two from the printable arena I posted earlier in the year and the round tile arena I made. The sheets and gladiators were preset on the table with players rolling for the armaturae of their choice. With the odd number of players, 7, we ran 2 standard matches and one Pons match using two Secutors facing a single Retiarius.

Brackets were filled out and the games began! Players plotted their actions then rolled for initiative following into movement and the bloody work of hacking and goring. After 45 minutes the first matches were finished with two deaths and one Missus. HABET HOC HABET!

The final match were the contenders fighting as Dimaecharii, lightly armored with twin gladii. It was butchers work and Corbis the Celt (Greg) took Charon the Goth's (Chal) head clean off. I call that a Sleepy Hollow!

Players had a good time and got to try out a number of different types of gladiators and the different fighting techniques they used. Hardest of the historical pairings were the Pons matches against the dual Secutors, TOUGH!

More stuff ahead for Victus with maybe another tourney in the fall. START TRAINING NOW!

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