This the second pair of Ogresses to fill out my Mournfang Cavalry unit for the Ogre Kingdoms which I’ve finally got round to painting after preparing them a couple of months ago. There’s not really too much to say about the painting as it’s pretty much the same as the previous pair. I had argued strongly to be allowed to play with Monstrous Cavalry at 750 points in our escalation campaign but after getting through most of the 500 point games I think that it probably would just be too awkward to deal with for most armies. Also, I think I’ll get more value out of more rank and file Ogresses. At the moment I am considering them for the 1000 point escalation.
I found that I’ve assembled the standard bearer in a slightly irritating position since the arms make it hard to take a photo of the face. Nonetheless I’m pretty happy with the way that the eyes turn out.
As is traditional, I used a very simplistic design for the banner. I originally had delusions of painting on some kind of avalanche crashing down the mountain but once the mountain itself was drawn I decided not to spoil it any further.
Musicians are excellent in Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th Edition, allowing swift reforms as well as improving the chance to rally (useful if, like my Ogresses, you flee at the drop of a hat), so I’m happy to get the one for the Mournfangs painted up.
Here is the family shot of all four Mournfang Cavalry together, out for a drink and a curry. I don’t think I’ve every put out the full rack of four plus Dragonhide Banner but even three strong this lot are more than a match for most opponents and fast enough to avoid a lot of bad targets.
Next on the painting table: Tuskgor Chariot.