Popped into Salute 2014 at the Excel Centre in London on Saturday, it seemed a bit busier than last year. The que went down very quickly in the other hall, lucky I had my ticket already as the non ticket holders looked very sad as I passed them. I got to play a Jugula game as intended, for those of you who are not aware of the game is a gladiotar based game from Gripping Beast, using just 4 figures and a hand full of cards, it also has a brilliant campaign set of rules. I invested in 2 sets of figures and cards, the vinyl mat, rules, counters etc etc, basically enough to get 2 players started.
The figures are 35mm scale, so not a scale I have painted before. However, they are of fantastic quality with no clean up required and are also supplied with a vast number of heads and equipment options, so all 8 figures are unique.
I had chance to play 3 one off games and I have to say its a great game, many strategic choices and you have to think when moving about the board, its a bit like chess but up many levels!!! Very easy to pick up and play, going to run a quick campaign with my lad at home, these rules look really good where you get run your own gladiator school (Familla), you can hire medics, priests, whores lol etc etc. They are going to release a further 8 figures shortly so you will be able have 12 figures all with their own skills card.