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graeme27uk
18-09-2013, 21:32
We're starting a WHFB league but starting with only 500 points. What would you take with Ogre Kingdoms and what advice would you say for each 500pt increment?

Captain Collius
18-09-2013, 21:56
Buy a Battalion you now have 800 Points repeat till core is the size you want. Then buy goodies.

graeme27uk
18-09-2013, 22:00
I have the battalion but as you say that is 800 pts. So what from there would you take. Consider that I need one character (hero / lord) to lead the force.

I was thinking a Butcher to lead them at 100 with an AHW = 102.

3 Leadbelchers
8 Ogres with AHW
1 Sabretusk for flanking

Wesser
18-09-2013, 23:12
Hmm dont the first butcher have to take Great Maw?

At those points value I think I'd go for a fire belly myself

Captain Collius
19-09-2013, 13:20
I have the battalion but as you say that is 800 pts. So what from there would you take. Consider that I need one character (hero / lord) to lead the force.

I was thinking a Butcher to lead them at 100 with an AHW = 102.

3 Leadbelchers
8 Ogres with AHW
1 Sabretusk for flanking

A butcher sounds okay
and your list looks okay
its kinda what you have to do in this scenario.

Greyshadow
19-09-2013, 13:31
I run the following:

Butcher
6 Ogres
20 Gnoblars
3 Leadbelchers

Trick with 500 pts is to pick a list that will give you an your opponent a good game. To make the list more fun (but maybe a little less competitive), split the ogre unit into 2 units of three. Butcher is good because it will allow you to play in the magic phase, which is fun, and he fights welll.

graeme27uk
20-09-2013, 19:13
Will 20 gnoblars be worth it? 6 ogres? What do you think of Butcher vs Firebelly. I can't decide.

Ramius4
20-09-2013, 20:16
Will 20 gnoblars be worth it? 6 ogres? What do you think of Butcher vs Firebelly. I can't decide.

20 Gnoblars are cheap, and provide ranks, something which you lack normally. And upgrading to force dangerous terrain tests is not to be laughed at, especially at 500 points, where every casualty hurts.

Butcher vs. Firebelly is rather subjective, although the Firebelly does have a great 'back-up plan' spell if you don't roll another spell you want. Fireball. And it scales nicely.