“Ogres are not like cake” - an ogre kingdoms blog

Welcome to “Not like cake”, a blog for my ogre kingdoms army. This is an army that I’ve had the idea of doing for a long time and finally bit the bullet and started it recently.

I’ve always liked the mantic ogre range. It’s a bit of a “marmite” among wargaming fans but I’ve always appreciated it both in terms of aesthetic and value.

Now, I always felt that their ogres were less humanoid and more orcoid, so I had the idea of painting them as massive greenskins.

Two main influences of the greenskin aesthetic I’m aiming for:

Warcraft 3 orcs


And AoS Kruel Boyz

I wanted the bulky, one man army, well armed look of the Warcraft orcs but the design cues and colour scheme of the kruelboyz.

Here is what I have created so far:

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Battle standard bearer

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First unit of ogre bulls

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Excellent execution of the idea! Lovely styles put to good use.

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Looking great, but Im still amazed how you find the time… :sweat_smile:

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I’ve always loved the Mantic ogres, and completely hated the GW ogres.
I can’t really explain why, not sure if I know why myself either, something about the aesthetics perhaps. But cool to see the Mantic ogres in a blog…and as @tjub has said, I’m completely baffled at how you manage so many projects, and ALL to such great standards.
Whatever dark pact you made with Hashut, it pays off.

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Thanks @tjub and @Fuggit_Khan

I have indeed made a dark pact with the chaos gods. It allows me to paint many armies but all must have chequerboards and or eyeball motifs within them somewhere

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Had an idea there. What about a freddy flintstone car with an ogre inside it. Couple of goblins on top with a catapult or gun?

Could be scrap launcher proxy

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Haha that could be awesome. I’ve got some ideas for monsters, sabertusks, artillery etc

Hopefully share some of it soon

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Somewhere in this army you need a donkey as troop filler. Pack mule style. Would work as artillery crew.

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Made a deal with hashut

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Oh haha

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