Thursday, February 07, 2008

Gladiator: Secutor

The secutor was the traditional opponent of the retiarus. Normal armament was a gladius and he (or she) was protected by an oblong or square shield, an armoured manicus arm guard on his sword arm and one greave on his shield-side leg.

The most distinctive characteristic of the secutor was the heavy helmet with the small (35mm) eyeholes. This was so that the retiarus could not thrust his trident at the face.

Wargames Foundry figure.

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