Skeletal Ogres

I’ve returned to my Forces of Undeath army for Oldhammer which I ‘finished’ last year to add more options, additional corpses to raise from the grave by foul spells and just satisfy my desire to paint more old bones.

I’d seen the Skeleton Ogres from the ‘Das Schwarze Auge’ range now distributed by Ral Partha Europe appear in various forces over the years, including during my battle against Chico’s Undead, and finally decided to add them to my collection after reading Rab’s recent post for Deadcember.

There are no rules for Skeleton Ogres in Warhammer 3rd Edition, but since Rab kindly did all the legwork and shared his house rules, I’ll simply add these as an extension to the Warhammer Armies list.

For a review of the sculpts, WIP shots and conversion ideas, check out Azazel’s Bitz Box.

Two skeletal ogres standing in front of units of skeleton warriors
Skeletal ogres are towering over the rank and file of the undead

There are only two figures, but for old school Warhammer I’ve never fielded monstrous creatures in larger units anyway. The sculpts fit well with the classic Citadel/Marauder aesthetics and feel like a natural addition to my army.

Skeleton ogre with horned helmet and large club
Swinging a large club isn’t a problem even with an entirely empty skull
Skeleton ogre with double handed axe
A man-eater in life, even in death the ogre still hungers for flesh

18 thoughts on “Skeletal Ogres”

  1. I can’t think of many things cooler than an undead ogre… it baffles me that these aren’t more of a ‘thing’ to be honest! Cracking job mate, I love ’em.

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    1. Exactly, and with ogre mercenaries being a relatively common sight in human lands, it’s surprising that not more enterprising necromancers are trying to add them to their ranks. Maybe they are dangerously unstable? I shall find out.

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  2. Nice work there mate. They look fantastic and fit in with your army perfectly. I actually just finished my trio of these guys last night(!) The varnish is still drying so I hope to get them up tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

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    1. Cheers! They have developed into real old school classics through word of mouth from rather obscure origins, a sign of their quality.

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    1. I found them to be a great addition to the ranks of my undead. I like the look of a few larger creatures stalking amongst the foot troops, like trolls amongst a goblin horde.

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  3. Stumbled on these undead ogres and I must say I like both the miniatures and what you did with them. They bring back memories too of some of the D&D games I’ve run using skeletal and zombie ogres, trolls, giants, etc.

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    1. I’m glad you like them, I similarly stumbled across them and am glad to have added them to my collection. Those games sound like fun, there’s not much that can’t be improved through the necromantic arts.

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    2. Indeed! There is a lot to be said in favor of giant-types with just a dash of necromancy!

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    3. That reminds me that I still have a skeletal dragon and a zombie dragon to paint. But I really need to get some dwarfs done first so they have something to chew on.

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