Sunday, 14 August 2016
My quiet (as yet unspoken of) gladiator project continues apace. On the miniatures front, I have just added a Donnington 15mm Roman auxiliary archer to the collection as a sagitarius. The sagittarius was a specialist gladiator armed with a recurve bow, perhaps inspired by Parthian or Scythian archers. They were often used in mock re-enactments of historical battles and may sometimes have fought from horseback.