Gladiators often required simpler shields, but their simplicity made them no less effective
You strike your sword against your Gladiator Shield, shouting alongside your legionaries outside the gates of Syracuse. Inside, their people are filled with terror, deafened by your army’s trumpets and noise. Arrows rain down and you and your fellow soldiers form a barrier with your shields.
There is nothing that can stop you. The design of your shield allows you to stand in close formation, advancing on their defenders and dispatching them quickly.
Epic Armoury’s Gladiator Shield is an rectangular latex shield inspired by Ancient Roman soldiers. Finished with a wooden body, metal rim and shield boss, this shield is sure to impress your fellow warriors on the battlefield.
Featuring a reliable and comfortable punch-grip, feel confident that this hard EVA foam and latex shield will withstand the continued abuse of a LARP with regular latex maintenance. Defend against your enemies and make this Gladiator Shield a part of your epic fighting style.
- Iron rim was sometimes used as a way to reinforce the shield
- Used the Shield Boss--the round, convex piece of material at the centre of the shield--to deflect blows
- Called a scutum in Latin
- Evolved from the oval scutum version
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