The addition of the Ogre Mercenaries in Warhammer II's final content patch has garnered a lot of speculation regarding the implementation of the Ogre Kingdoms in Warhammer III. While previously the majority consensus was that the Ogre Kingdoms would be implemented in the vein of the Tomb Kings as a Campaign Pack with the requisite 4 Legendary Lords, the Ogre FLC has generally increased the likelihood that the Ogre Kingdoms will instead be implemented as a Race Pack with two Legendary Lords in the style of Norsca. Aside from the question of the effect this might have on the Ogre Kingdoms' roster, campaign mechanics, and narrative campaign, this brings up another dilemma: assuming this assumption is correct, who would the Ogre's legendary lords be?
The problem is simple. There are three characters who are, in my opinion, absolutely essential to the Ogre Kingdoms, but a hypothetical preorder Race Pack would likely only include 2 legendary lords, meaning that somebody's gotta go (Before you mention the Warriors of Chaos or Bretonnia, they technically
only came with two as well- Archaon and Louen were in the base game of Warhammer I). The only problem is that the lineup feels like it'd be crippled if it was missing any one of these guys.Greasus Goldtooth:
The Overtyrant and de-facto leader of the Ogre Kingdoms. His tribe is the most powerful in the Mountains of Mourn, and he is said to be the single richest individual in the Warhammer world. The "Karl Franz" of the Ogre Kingdoms, so to speak.Skrag the Slaughterer:
The most powerful Slaughtermaster in existence and a devotee of the Great Maw, Skrag is something of a "high-priest" of the Ogres and the only caster lord among the bunch.Golgfag Maneater:
One of the oldest Warhammer characters in existence and the only Ogre who can reasonably claim to be "iconic." Golgfag, as a character, predates the existence of the Ogre Kingdoms' first army book by over a decade and can be traced back to the 2nd edition. In-universe, he's a legendary fighter and mercenary who is the namesake of the soon-to-be-implemented Maneaters unit, one of the most powerful units in the Ogre roster.
Furthermore, it could be said that each member of this trifecta represents a core element of the Ogres: Greasus represents their greed and gluttony, Skrag represents their hunger and worship of the Great Maw, and Golgfag represents their wanderlust and mercenary nature.
Bragg and Ghark are cool characters, don't get me wrong, but I don't think they carry the weight (no pun intended) that these three do. I'd love to see one or both of them, but I'm not optimistic.
Hopefully, CA will bend the rules a little bit and we'll get at least three legendary lords in the preorder race pack- it's certainly been a time of unprecedented additions, after all! Alternatively, maybe all this panic is over nothing, and the Ogre Kingdoms will just be the first campaign pack and come with 4 LLs anyway.
In the mean time, I've created a poll to see which of the three characters I've listed above (Greasus, Skrag, and Golgfag) are least essential for the Ogres in your opinion. https://www.strawpoll.me/45459089
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Let it be known that I was foolish enough to doubt UberReptilian, who, in her infinite wisdom, predicted that the Ogre Kingdoms would be the preorder bonus before even the Ogre Mercenary FLC for Warhammer II. This signature will stand as a monument to my shame. Woe upon me!