Hoplomachus Gladiator

  • Ancient Rome
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

These Gladiators were paired against Thraex and Samnite Opponents in various special Events and Spectacles. They wore little armor, but did “mirror” their Counterparts. Wearing heavy linen and leather “leggings” (for protective padding), they also used heavy leg Greaves. They were best known for the very small Parma-like Shield (very much as the European Buckler Shield would be used later). Some Hoplomachus used linen Manica Arm Armor (while others were afforded the full metal version). Their helmets were similar to The Murmillo type, but hey featured a full face plate with a protective steel “netting”. This gave them superior visibility. Their primary weapon was The Spear.