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I posted a list in the DOW army lists entitled Ogres and Cav. While thinking about this army it occured to me that Chaos could do a fairly similar army. Check the DOW Army List for broad outlines of the list I'm thinking of.
Advantages of chaos:
3+ cc save Chaos Ogres, for less than Bull Ogres w/ ironfists!
Useful Characters, much more hard hitting in CC
Dragon Ogres slightly cheaper than maneaters and M7!
Additional medium cavalry option: Centigor
oh, and I forgot the Warhounds (yay expendable FAST screens)
Also, I've been reminded that Spawn exist, and could play the 'slow things up' game a lot cheaper than maneaters...
Advantages of Mercs:
Cheaper Cav, Fast Cav, Characters
Leadbelchers are Special
Maneaters are Special, not 2 Rare. Also Stubborn, which could be quite nice.
Rare choices allow hotpots, which can target war-machines, hard armor units.
So I'm trying to decide which army (Chaos Mortals or DOW) would be a more effective Ogres and Cav army. Has anyone else run across this before? Have people tried the Ogre+Cav combination, and if so how has it worked? I ran a 1000 point list as Chaos which just crushed a 1000 pt dwarf army, but haven't tried it again since.
Last edited by kooshlord; August 8th, 2006 at 15:25.
I think I'm leaning towards DOW after all, mostly for fluff reasons. But also because Chaos would be better served by having fewer ogres and more other monsters. I've posted an army list, which will be updated with more monsters tonight, so please check there if you are interested.