Turn 5 & 6 Both contestants remain stationary and catch their breath.
Turn 8 Marco moves to attack, finds an opening, but decides to step back once again to catch his breath. (Now as lanista, I begin to pull my hair out)
Turn 10 Both catch their breath.
Turn 11 Gavros catches his breath. Marco once again finds an opening to attack, but drops back to the center of the arena to catch his breath. (Ok, as lanista, I am going to have a little chat with the tentative actions of my hoplomachus...the 3rd time he had an opening, and the 3rd time he waited to catch his breath...aarrgg)
Turn 12 Both catch their breath.
Turn 13 A Marco engages and finds an opeing...but wouldnt you know it, he decides to drop back again and catch his breath(Some very unlucky rolling on the NPG Options table)
Turn 14 and 15 Both catch their breath.
Turn 16 Gavros catches his breath. Marco engages and finds an opening...but only...once again...decides...to drop back and catch his breath...by now the crowd is growing restless...and me as lanista...the frustration is building...so many missed opportunities.