PAINTING THE HEROQUEST OGRE HORDE PART II: POWER BEHIND THE THRONE

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Having realised how much of a pain it was magnetising the Heroquest Ogres for both 20mm dungeon and 40mm Warhammer bases, I decided to skip this part of the process with the remaining four Against the Ogre Horde warriors. However, I still intended to do a fair bit of tweaking to make the models more varied and interesting.

First up, the most vanilla of the four. He kept the original straggle-haired head and just had two small modifications – an extra nail to make his club twice as lethal, and an untucked side to his shirt. What a scruff!

Second is this lantern-jawed thug, who has upgraded his spiked club for a large mace. I also carried on the theme of making the warriors a bit more dishevelled by giving his tunic a rip in the back.

The third warrior’s head was inspired by a mixture of fancying seeing one of these guys in a helmet, and not wanting to sculpt too many ears. I painted the helmet red to add a splash of brightness to what is otherwise a very neutral colour scheme across these four models.

Finally, in a bid to break away from the ‘everyone wave your weapons in the air’ trend that is so hot in the Heroquest dungeon, I decided to give the fourth warrior a GIGANTIC axe. Seriously, this thing is two Barbarians long, so goodness knows how he swings it in tight corridors. Perhaps he always opts for the big room in the middle.

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To round out this project I wanted to created a version of the throne from the rulebook art. This is a massive stone-carved construction, but left me uncertain – does an Ogre throne come with padding? After careful consultation with Mubo we agreed that yes, any sensible Ogre would have a padded seat, the risk of haemorrhoids being too great for even the most savage of overlords to trifle with.

 

6 thoughts on “PAINTING THE HEROQUEST OGRE HORDE PART II: POWER BEHIND THE THRONE

  1. This is an epic blog.

    You’ve really brought the expressions to life. You’ve transformed those terrible extruded plastic features into living breathing ogres. And they work wonderfully as a group of individuals with your reworking of the chin areas rather than a ctrl+c ctrl+v group that they were designed to be.

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