« on: Aug 13, 2011, 07:48:54 AM »
As a long time lurker now is about the best time to post something.
It seems fair to only judge what is not just a rumor, although the points cost seem to be realistic. Personally, what can be seen I think is disappointing in terms of receiving the obligatory 'big creatures'. Ogres for me have always been about a big bunch of... Ogres. Small packs, large packs, but Ogres all the same (the fluff pic of the Ogres attacking the caravan in the first book is perfect). I think a hunter or Tyrant mount is appropriate as the fluff in the first army book has pictures of such creatures, so I expected that. What I was also expecting though was more infantry variation. I know people like the big stuff, and I enjoy painting it, but I would have liked to see Ogres stay as a mainly infantry army. Sabretusk packs is a bit m'eh, along with the new catlike riding mounts, which I think we can all agree get a giant WTF.
I'm hoping for the Ogre characters to add even more specialization akin to what Skrag and Greasus offer. Defininitely something for Maneaters. That should be a given.
Would have loved to have seen Ogre gladiators or 'pit fighters'. More armour, maybe d3 damage on large targets, something very Ogreish but able to take on the big beasties. Ironguts and maneaters have their place, but compared to the variation seen in most army lists there isn't anything that special in terms of infantry choices.
The main joy out of all of this for me is finally going back to proper human skin tone. That awful grey nastyness was such a disappointment. I don't care if it gave them a point of differentiation, Ogryns and Blood Bowl Ogres (Morg ftw!) were always part of the overall ogre picture that made GW Ogres the best and going back to standardized skin is a thank god moment.