I was pondering list-building principles over on another forum, and one thing I've started to apply to my philosophy when making armies is to include things that I wouldn't want to deal with. As such, I want to talk about things that Ogres can do that would scare me if I had to play against them. In no particular order...
1. A Horde of Ogres. Horde rules for Monstrous Infantry are, well, monstrous. They really combine to form a unit that is downright terrifying to face, especially when the magic defense is up to snuff and there's the potential for buffs.
2. Mournfang Cavalry. Anything that strikes at S4 or lower dies an ugly death to them, as does anything with poor defenses (even if they have huge numbers). If you don't have the tools to deal with 'em, they're gruesome.
3. Scouting Maneaters. While I don't necessarily fear them trying to pick out my mainline characters (as those tend to be well-protected), anything that's hanging out way in the back is there for a reason - because I can't afford to protect from guys like this. I want them nowhere near my squishy stuff, and they can lay down some hurt in CC as well.
4. The Hellheart. Any army with multiple casters would do well to keep them apart from each other when facing Ogres, and armies who have casting baked into their fighting characters (lookin' at you, Vamps) should be extra-apprehensive.
So, I'd like to hear from you guys. Do you think the stuff that I've mentioned is scary? Do you agree with my reasoning? Do you have other elements of the army that you think merit mention? Any and all feedback welcome.