Arena Rex: Gladiator Combat in a Mythic Age

A project in Austin, TX by Red Republic Games

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Gladiator miniatures and an arena skirmish game in a world where history, myth, and legend intersect.
Backers: 1141
Average Pledge Per Backer: $199

Funded: $226,542 of $20,000
Dates: Mar 15th -> Apr 21st (38 days)
Project By: Red Republic Games
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Latest News

Walker would like your pundivided attention.

April 21st - via:
Ur-Kek (available in the Field of Jupiter) now has some art!  A trainer for the Morituri, Ur-Kek never lost his taste for competing in the arena, and regularly joins his charges on the sands. His skills have been tempered by years of experience and... (Read More)

Model Spotlight VI and Hroka

April 21st - via:
Hroka is now available on foot in the Field of Mars! Next up is Ur-Kek, a Morituri model destined for the Field of Jupiter at $175k. Amber Blade Jones is working on his art, and we’ll get it up as soon as it’s ready! Amber also finished the... (Read More)

Waiting in the wings

April 20th - via:
Hroka is now available in the field of Titans! After losing her brothers and father in raids by another nation, Hroka joined battle herself to honor them. Her badly outnumbered tribe rallied around her fierce fighting and drove back their foes at... (Read More)

Walker is running out of puns.

April 20th - via:
Zahra is now available on foot in the Field of Mars! We are still finalizing the last pieces of art, but it’s clear from the amount of support that has come in over the course of writing this update that we may not have art ready as we hit the next... (Read More)

2 days to go...

April 19th - via:
Columns are now available as optional extras for all backers. I'm so glad that we were able to add some terrain to the Kickstarter, since obstacles play such a big role in the game. We've designed these columns to really compliment our minis.  Up... (Read More)


April 19th - via:
We're happy to finally offer terrain as part of this campaign. These doric columns will be solid casts, measuring 125mm tall. They will be cast in the same high-quality resin as our miniatures.  Enjoy :)  (Read More)

Vox Populi Parenda Est!

April 19th - via:
Zahra and Sereqet are now available in the Field of the Titans!  You’ve beaten our artists once again. Maybe we should get them some armor! You’ve definitely earned a stretch today, though, so here’s confirmation of it and a little something... (Read More)

Proximal Clause

April 18th - via:
Proximo is now available in the Field of Titans! Paypal is also now available through our website!  Note: any pledges through Kickstarter will be charged through Amazon Payments. They cannot charge through PayPal. The PayPal option is an entirely... (Read More)

Urien Unlocked + Model spotlight V

April 16th - via:
Urien is now available in the field of Mars! We also have the next model spotlight for you. Hermes and Aemilia both bring incredible versatility to the table in very different ways. To make this update even bigger, we have the next stretch goal for... (Read More)

Game-Play Video

April 16th - via:
It’s here, finally. The long-anticipated (and long labored-over) gameplay video will guide you through the basics of Arena Rex: the model cards, combat, and the turn structure. Thanks everyone for your patience while we restructured the video.... (Read More)

I Pinch.

April 14th - via:
We know you are all hungry for updates, and we thought we'd take this moment to share a little bit of the character design process with you. Tonight, for your viewing pleasure, we present Zahra and Serequet. This much requested duo is really coming... (Read More)

Update XXX

April 13th - via:
Update number 30 with a new stretch goal and a little more WIP! MIKH has sent over some more work in progress shots of Otho -- The helmet is still just volume studies, soon details and plumage will be added. Though the rest of the mini is nearly... (Read More)

Model Spotlight IV

April 12th - via:
A spectacular return to the model spotlight series!  In today's update, the best defense is a good hoplomachus. And the best offense is a tongueless convict. In other news, we're making good progress with new character art, and hope to have more... (Read More)


April 12th - via:
Hi folks, We have quite a Q&A for you tonight. In addition to the FAQ on the main page, we’ve trawled through the comments and messages and collected a bunch of recent questions to address here: Q: Will there be a Paypal option, when, and for... (Read More)

Can't bear the anticipation!

April 10th - via:
Bjarrvhit is now available in the Field of Jupiter! Short update today while we finish up the next concept -- more art to come when it's ready!  In the meantime, enjoy the completed and colored art for Bjarrhvit:  (Read More)

No Bull!

April 8th - via:
The last 48 hours have been quite the contribution spree! Hitting 100k means a lot to us, but not as much as the community and enthusiasm that has sprung up around Arena Rex. The ride leading up to this point has been fantastic, and apparently has no... (Read More)

Hungry for more!

April 7th - via:
Wendigo is now available in the Field of Titans! You guys are unstoppable! Next up Septimus on foot, at $100k, along with a slew of bonuses!  For those who missed it short hours ago, the full list is: Septimus on foot in the Field of Mars All... (Read More)

A Pillar of the Community!

April 7th - via:
Euryale is now available in the Field of Titans! Next up, Wendigo:Rumors tell of a longship gliding into a misty fjord with only a small, wide-eyed boy on board. There was no sign of the crew, and the severely malnourished boy died within days. Food... (Read More)

Mago crests the horizon!

April 6th - via:
Mago is now available in the Field of Mars! Next up, another Titan, Euryale: Constantly being transported to far-flung arenas, the stunning Euryale is a vision of beauty, grace, and poise that distracts from her monstrous nature just long enough for... (Read More)

Double Trouble!

April 4th - via:
Noxius and Micon , presented for your viewing pleasure!  Benoit Cauchies's Noxius sculpt now has the hair and beard that make him so striking in the art -- here you can see it from a couple of angles.  We can also finally show you a near-final... (Read More)

Sven Unlocked!

April 4th - via:
Sven is now available in the Field of Mars! Next up we have Mago: A rising star of the Antonian Guard, Mago is one of the few elite guardsmen allowed to participate in the munera. Combining the exotic styles of his birth with the traditional garb of... (Read More)

Model Spotlight III

April 3rd - via:
Finally, time for another update! Let me present to you two of my favorite characters, Viatrix and Micon.  Enjoy these stat card previews while we prep the update for tomorrow. Hopefully we will have a few more work-in-progress shots for you.... (Read More)

Lupa Liberated!

April 1st - via:
Every Ludus Magnus or Ludus Maximus pledge reward now includes Lupa for free! Next up, Sven stalks into the arena:A patient warrior who favors maneuvering around his opponents and exhausting them before closing in for the kill, Sven treats even his... (Read More)

Noxius WIP (plus a collector set of dice!)

March 30th - via:
Here is an early shot of Noxius, with work in progress by Benoit Cauchies.  We love working with artists that have such a great understanding of anatomy, especially with so much of it exposed by limited gladiatorial equipment.  Even before a final... (Read More)

Aleae iactae sunt!

March 29th - via:
We know you have been eagerly awaiting more additions to the campaign after he initial frenzy of unlocks -- and we have been eagerly preparing them! Today we have more to add for those of you who are in love with a particular look already: Ludus... (Read More)

Model Spotlight II

March 28th - via:
Today's update continues the model spotlight series with Urbicus and Infelix.  Enjoy these stat card previews while we prep the update for tomorrow.... Faction Dice!  (Read More)

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

March 27th - via:
We know many of you have been waiting to see what the quality of the upcoming sculpts will be before backing Arena Rex. While we are still waiting on more that we can show you, we can give you a better idea of what to expect. We have posted a scale... (Read More)

Model Spotlight I

March 25th - via:
We wanted to share some more game content with you while we work on the gameplay video. The first in a series, this model spotlight will give you a closer look at Aquila and Otho.  We'll be sharing more of these throughout the campaign so you can... (Read More)

From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

March 24th - via:
Frigge is now available in the field of mars! Next up, a free Lupa gets added to the Ludus Magnus and Ludus Maximus pledge levels: A spectacle and executioner, Lupa is often brought into the arena to finish off foes who have been condemned, or to... (Read More)

Hungry Like the Wolf

March 22nd - via:
Vargr is now available in the Field of Mars! Next up, the indomitable Frigge: Raised from birth within the brotherhood, Frigge Eiriksdottir has been a terror since the age of two. Many of the Blood Brothers’ favorite stories of Frigge involve her... (Read More)


March 21st - via:
Thoth is now available in the Field of Jupiter! Next, we open the gateway to the west with Vargr: From the exotic lands beyond the Atlantic, Vargr always preferred the excitement and adventure of hunting, combat, and scouting to the long-winded... (Read More)

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