At the most recent club day at Devizes (7th Dec 2014) Ian and I played our first game of Jugula by Alex Buchel (Studio Tomahawk, 2014). Many years ago I bought and painted a few (~20) 15mm gladiator figures (manufacturer unknown) to use with a set of rules called RVDIS by Ian Beck (Table Top Games, 1980). I cannot recall ever actually playing RVDIS, but I could split these figures into 3 ‘factions’ for use with Jugula at no cost – ideal!
The game was fast paced and fun. Game play required considerable thought by both players and card selection and utilisation is key. We both felt that we would benefit from studying the card effects before playing our next game, and that on-table experience would be vital to mastering the game. I really look forward to playing these rules in the future, and maybe I will invest in some better 28mm figures. I will also pay more attention to the crowds and not let my Vox Populi rating be so overpowered by my opponent (the Plebs have to support you otherwise you are nothing more than animated meat!).