Set in ancient Rome, this Gladiator themed chess set will be most interesting
to use! One of history's cruelest and most exciting organized battles, the gladiator
games of Rome had calm beginnings in which the gladiator's were never actually
killed, but merely 'defeated' in mock battles. The 'battles' quickly changed though,
and became one of the mainstays of the Roman Republic before the Empire eventually
As popularized in the recent film, "Gladiator", a victorious Roman
general Maximus Decimus Meridias was named 'keeper of Rome', and meant to succeed
the dying emperor Marcus Aurelius. However, the emperor's son Commodus becomes
involved and condemns Maximus to the life of a gladiator slave. Maximus' rise
through the ranks of the gladiators and finally the confronting of his enemy
mount and climax the plot of the film, and give a good look at the life of gladiators
and ancient times.
This set has the Roman red and silver forces, the supporters of the gladiator
'games', well outfitted and fit for their duties. In opposition is the gladiator
army in green, with various gladiators and even a few lions composing the ranks!
- Pieces: Non-weighted, plastic resin, hand-painted.
- King size: 3-1/4" tall, 1-1/8" bases.
- Pieces only. Chessboard not included.
- Set weighs 3 pounds.