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Menthak
02-02-2014, 02:33
Alright, considering I'm not a huge fan of the Ogryn models, I was looking for alternatives when I thought of the FW Thallax Cohorts (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/The_Horus_Heresy/Mechanicum/Mechanicum_Troops/MECHANICUM_THALLAX_COHORT.html). Now I've never seen them IRL and I'm not 100% sure how big they are, so I was wondering if any more clued in people would inform me as to their viability as Ogryn proxies.

Thanks in advance

Grand Master Azrael
02-02-2014, 05:31
I know a guy who has some Thallax. They are roughly Ogryn sized (same base size), and not many people would probably care if you proxied them.

Spoik
02-02-2014, 10:52
I have a friend who does exactly that. They are a decent enough size match, and a sensible proxy, as far as I'm concerned.

frikandel speciaal
02-02-2014, 11:06
I think it's great. I do the exact oposite. I have 6 Ogryn Berserkers, painted like Death Guard/Nurgle and use them as Thallax in my Heresy Death Guard.

Asdrubael108
02-02-2014, 12:13
How abou using thallax as centurions (40k)? they are about the same size and look alot better in my opinion!;)

But ofcourse why not use them as ogryns!

Menthak
02-02-2014, 14:14
How abou using thallax as centurions (40k)? they are about the same size and look alot better in my opinion!;)

But ofcourse why not use them as ogryns!

That's a good idea as well actually, but I have to pick one, otherwise when Ogryn go toe to toe with Centurions it's going to be confusing.

Chem-Dog
03-02-2014, 12:17
Using Thallax as Ogryn seems perfectly reasonable to me.

If I were using a Marine army and had the dire urge to use Centurions*, I'd go with Castellax as stand-ins.

Marines with Castellax-as-Centurions allied with IG using Thallax-as-Ogryn seems like a place to start for an Ad-Mech list.

*though i doubt I ever will.

Yvain
03-02-2014, 15:59
This guy here makes a great traditional style ogryn

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Werewoolf-Miniatures-Ogrown-Mercenary-Tsarograd-Specnaz-Sergeant/291051367698?_trksid=p5713.m2061&_trkparms=aid%3D333008%26algo%3DRIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D358%26meid%3D3913043509294907241%26pid%3D10 0041%26prg%3D1188%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D9%26sd%3D201014 304826%26