My 8th Edition Ogre Kingdoms Army List

The next tournament to be held at Maelstrom Games is Winter Incursion in December.  This is a 2,400 point tournament, six game, two day tournament.  I wanted to put together an Ogre Kingdoms army list and concentrate on playing the same list.  I am planning on playing once a week so that I know how to play with the list.  I want to be going into this tournament with the most practise and most familiarity with a list than ever before.

My initial thoughts was to go for a brace of Hunters.  I have only played with a brace of Hunters in tournaments twice before, at Winter War and Summer Incursion.  In both tournaments I finished in last place, so this time around I want to improve with a brace of Hunters list.  But with the mandatory 8th edition Bruiser BSB in the list, this left only 20 point of magic items to spend between the two Hunters.  And Hunters need some magic items to keep them alive and more effective.  So the brace of Hunters list was destined for the waste bin from the start.  I know I like to play with miniatures that are more appealing to me, but a brace of Hunters is really no longer an option.

I started with the core options and went for two units of five Ironguts both with Bellower and Standard Bearer.  Followed by the mandatory unit of five Bulls again with Bellower, Standard Bearer and additional hand weapons.  This give me a slot in each of these units for characters, making three units of six Ogres.  Next two units of twenty Gnoblars Fighters and a unit of ten Gnoblar Trappers.  Since I started playing with Gnoblars Fighters, I have found these to be invaluable.  The Gnoblar Trappers were also a must in the list, with the early game potential to deal with war machines.  But now I had more Gnoblar Fighters than Bulls and thats an illegal army build, so put in a small unit of three Bulls with Bellower and additional hand weapons.  So that amounted to 1,032 points and 43% of the army.

Next I looked at the Lord options, with 600 points to spend I opted for a Tyrant and a Slaughtermaster.  The Slaughtermaster I see has a auto include in an Ogre KIngdoms army in 8th edition, with +4 to dispel it is a no brainer in my mind.  Having thought long and hard over the Tyrant I gave him the Tenderiser and Armour of Destiny along with a Luck Gnoblar.  The Slaughtermaster has the Talismam of Preservation, Bangstick and a Luck Gnoblar.  I couldn’t afford to put a magic weapon on the Slaughtermaster, I was too stretched for points.

Next Hero’s and again 600 points to spend I opted for the 8th edition mandatory Bruiser Battle Standard Bearer.  With re-rolls for all Leadership based test this really is another no brainer in my mind.  Now I had a decision to make!  Do I opt for a Hunter kited out with magic items or two units of two Leadbelchers.  I opted for the Hunter, purely based upon the decision that I like the miniature and playing the game for me is more about what I like to see on the battlefield than what are the better units in the game.  The Brusier is kited out with the Sword of Might and the Wrydstone Necklace.  The Hunter has Armour of Fortune and Beastkiler.

Now Special and Rare options.  In the Special options I choose a Scraplauncher, since I purchased this miniature earlier in the year I have loved playing it in the army, so for me this is an auto include in the army list.  It may only be strength three, but with killing blow it has the potential to make a mess of large infantry units.  I would like to see two Scraplaunchers in the list, but at the moment I can’t see me purchasing, building and painting another one.  The last time is was a nightmare!

So with all of the above in the army I had 184 points remaining to spend, again more decisions.  I looked at the miniatures I had remaining and gave my self three options.  A Maneater and a Gorger, a unit of three Leadbelchers or two Maneaters.  I opted for two Maneaters both with heavy armour, one with a great weapon and the other a Cathayan Longsword.  I am still not sure over this decision, so this may change over the comings weeks.  I like the potential with the Maneaters supporting and providing flank charges.

So I have the army build and fourteen weeks to practise with the list before the Winter Incursion in December.  The Sutton Immortals will hopefully be hosting Immortal War again this year, this is a tournament I enjoyed last year and would like to attend again.  So will be taking along my Ogre Kingdoms for some tournament practise prior to the Winter Incursion.  For the very first time I have a Ogre Kingdoms army without Leadbelchers, will this be a mistake?  Should I drop the Hunter and include two units of two Leadbelchers, they do tend to blow them selfs up alot!?  Over the comings months we will see how the Hunter on the battlefield fares, but I just love the miniature!

Now all I need are some bigger movement trays and a Bruiser miniature for my Battle Standard Bearer.

So here it is my 2,400 point 8th edition Ogre Kingdoms army

Tyrant (305 pts)
Luck Gnoblar, Armour of Destiny, Tenderiser

Slaughter Master (275 pts)
Luck Gnoblar, Talismam of Preservation, Bangstick

Bruiser (204 pts)
Luck Gnoblar, Heavy Armour, Battle Standard, Sword of Might, Wrydstone Necklace

Hunter (235 pts)
2 x Sabretusks, Beastkiller, Armour of Fortune

Bulls x 5 (225 pts)
Bellower, Additional Hand Weapon, Standard Bearer

Bulls x 3 (127 pts)
Bellower, Additional Hand Weapon

Ironguts x 5 (270 pts)
Bellower, Standard Bearer

Ironguts x 5 (270 pts)
Bellower, Standard Bearer

Gnoblar Fighters x 20 (40 pts)

Gnoblar Fighters x 20 (40 pts)

Gnoblar Tappers x 10 (60 pts)

Scraplauncher (165 pts)

Maneater (90 pts)
Heavy Armour, Cathayan Longword

Maneater (90 pts)
Heavy Armour, Great Weapon

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