Ogre Kingdoms: Perfecting the Juggernaut
I've always had a soft spot for my Ogre Kingdoms, and as you may have read before, I have put a lot of work into creating an utterly indestructible list for them... That lasted just fine, until last night, when THEY LOST! I know, I was shocked too. I played against my friend with a particularly disgusting Empire army, consisting of a horde of Inner Circle Knights, 2 Steam tanks, laser cart, demigryphs, pistoliers and assorted characters. I managed to redirect him to frustration with my hounds, and was able to get the charge on his knights, and after 2 turns, I broke and got ran down.
So what happened? Basically, I rolled like crap. But is that an excuse? Frankly, I think it's a copout to blame luck. Really what happened is that I relied on rolling average, I didn't have a contingency plan, safety net, or anything else to really help in case things didn't go my way. With that said, I've decided that I need a surefire means to be sure this doesn't happen again, I'm going to learn from my mistakes. What does that mean? To put it bluntly, Crown of Command.
Slaughtermaster: Glittering Scales, Crown of Command, Dispel Scroll, Sword of Striking, ironfist
Bruiser: BSB, Ironfist, heavy armour, Lookout Gnoblar, The Rune Maw Butcher: Great weapon, Hellheart
15 Ironguts: Full Command, Standard of Discipline
4 Mournfang Cavalry: Bellower, standard bearer, ironfists, heavy armour, Dragonhide banner 6 Leadbelchers: Bellower Sabretusk Sabretusk Sabretusk
This is very similar to my army in the past, except I squeezed in another Sabretusk and the equipment on my Slaughtermaster is a bit different. You'll notice that I haven't listed my magic lores, frankly, that's because I'm still undecided. My last game had my level 4 with Heavens and my level 2 with Great Maw, which wasn't bad, and I'll probably try it again, or maybe do Heavens on my Level 2 and Great Maw on the level 4. One other option I've considered is keeping Great Maw on the level 4, and doing a level 1 Firebelly for some extra anti-chaff. Still so many choices...