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Subject: Strongest gladiator? rss

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Giacomo Peroni
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So... who do you think is the strongest gladiator in this game (talking simply about the arena fight)?
For my personal but very limited experience, the best one is Gannicus, followed by Spartacus, then by Crixus. What do you think?
 
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Mattias Elfström
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Sounds about right!
 
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In my one game it was definitely Theocoles.
 
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Oenomeus (4-3-4) is pretty strong with his ability to negate his opponent's special ability!
 
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Without items the trio of 4 speed gladiators (Gannicus, Spartacus and Oenomaus) should theoretically be the best. Probability wise they should be able to have 2 rounds of attacks (8 dice) before a 3 speed opponent can even strike back (3 rounds versus a 2 speed gladiator e.g. Theokoles). Factoring in the abilities of Gannicus/Spartacus and the opponent should be significantly weakened by then, if not on the verge of defeat already.

If the trio are fighting each other then anything can happen and usually comes down to luck with who gets first strike.

With a net or a trident Theokoles suddenly becomes really strong and with both he is a total monster.
 
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The best we have found is Gannicus. The attack dice winning ties, makes a huge difference. If he has a javelin he can do serious damage before even getting into hand to hand combat.

Theokoles has been a real problem to beat as well, but his slow nature is a burden unless armed with a javelin and trident to give him some ranged attack
 
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Probability wise they should be able to have 2 rounds of attacks (8 dice) before a 3 speed opponent can even strike back (3 rounds versus a 2 speed gladiator e.g. Theokoles).


I just bought the game, read the rules, but couldn't play yet.

Tell me how is this even possible, because I don't understand how.

If you Move to strike Theokoles and then Attack, your turn ends after. Theokoles then Attack next and he can move after. How could you attack Theokoles 2 times, even 3 times before he can strike back like you say?

Either I'm missing something or you're playing the rules wrong.

Thanks for clarifying.

EDIT: Forget it. Figured it out by reading this other topic here: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/881414/is-combat-broken.
 
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