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Hey guys, I'm a 40k player and fairly new to fantasy. I'm considering making an ogres army here shortly and was wondering if you guys could help me out with a solid starting list. I'm grabbing the dex today and if I get some pointers on unit selection it will most certainly help me understand the army better. Thanks .
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Welcome friend, Although there are a couple different things you can do in the Ogre Kingdoms army book, we don't have even close to as many choices as the other Armies. That being said, It is expected that Ogres will be out before the end of the year, around October. They are calling it "octogre". Because we are getting redone soon, whether its this year or the beginning of next year, It's best o just get a good solid core army going, so you can add and change both tactically and "economically" when the new book and figs come out.
The thing you will want the most are Ogre Bulls, Ironguts are also good. I recommend getting at least one Battleforce, its a GREAT deal for what you get inside, and while Leadbelchers are not the best choice, you can always A: turn them into bulls, or B: wait to see if they are good next edition. Also having some Gnoblars on hand will be useful, they can perform a couple different roles, I mainly use them as a screen or cheap tie up, they hold fairly well with the general nearby and BSB(long as you have more ranks than the enemy).
if you plan on using a good size unit of Irongutz, I would even recommend getting 2 battleforces, I forsee the current battleforce disappearing when the New book comes out, because usually GW only wants you to save 20-30 bucks, not 40 (I remember when this thing was 90 bucks, 55 dollar savings) Also unlike most Battalions, you can make use of everything, even if you gotta make some of the Belchers into Bulls. The second things you will are characters, you can make a BSB out of a converted Bull or Irongut quite easily, saving you plenty of Cash rather than buy the huge pewter models. You will also need some butchers, right now our Gutmagic is 100% vital to our success, and i recommend 2 Wizard levels per 1000 points of Ogre Kingdoms(a butcher every 1k points) You can also convert a Butcher out of a Bull, they even have a few examples on their site.
Finally if outside of the battleforces you will need plenty of Bulls, and for spare bulls as well as the battalions, I recommend Ebay. There are plenty of people who dove into OK, without researching them, found out they are hard to play, and rather than work for their victories, decide too sell off their units cheaply.
As for a specific Army list, I have a few different ones saved on my AB, all that do pretty well(I tend to delete the lists I make that lose more often than not), although the better lists tend to have 1-2 Large units of Ogres, rather than several smaller ones, it saves us Magic on Boosting them all. The rest of the Army is generally Gnoblars and Scraplaunchers.
Thanks . B-day is on the 17th so I'm gettin that battleforce.