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MTUCache
02-10-2009, 04:37
I like Ogres. I like Araby. I like the Dogs of War ETC restrictions and the points allowance of 2500. So, I figured I'd put together a list that takes some of the good parts of the Ogre list and makes up for their weaknesses with the Dogs of War list.

Characters:
Asarnil the Dragonlord
Hireling Wizard Lord (L4) (Staff of Sorcery, Dispel Scroll) (Pegasus)
Hireling Wizard (L2) (2xDispel Scroll)
Paymaster (H.Armor, Brace of Pistols, Ench.Sh., Sword of Battle, Talisman)

Core:
11xDuelists (Pistols)(Champ/Mus)
11xDuelists (Pistols)(Champ/Mus)
5xHeavy Cav (Mus) (Barding)
5xHeavy Cav (Mus) (Barding)
5xLight Cav (Mus) (Bows)
5xLight Cav (Mus) (Bows)

Spec:
3xManeaters (Handguns/HeavyArmor)
3xManeaters (Handguns/HeavyArmor)
4xIronguts (Mus/Stan/BullStandard)

It's definitely character heavy, and rather small, like most Ogre armies, but with the skirmishers, the cav, and the heavy shooting/magic, it makes up for all the weaknesses that Ogre armies suffer from. Duelists will be bunkers for the two non-mounted characters, and deployed behind the Maneaters depending on my opponent's army.

The Cav and Duellists will be modelled with Araby-themed mercenaries (camel riders for the cav), and the Pegasus will be a flying carpet. If possible, I'll be modelling all the Ogres in an Araby theme as well.

I would have liked to get a block of infantry in there (possibly 25 Dwarves instead of the Ironguts?). What do you guys think?