Saturday, June 6, 2009
I'm an Ogre!
In folklore, ogres are essentially man-eating giants, and the name seems to be derived from 17th century French literature in reference to such monsters. Like most fantasy creatures, ogres vary in size and appearance, depending on your source. In RuneQuest, ogres look no different than any human being on the outside. In D&D and most other fantasy works, ogres are the size of giants and ugly to boot. However, the one thing they have in common is that they eat people. When compared to George, the Alternative Armies HOT Ogre (HOT3B), and SLM Ogres (OGRE01) appear closer in height to a certain green DreamWorks SKG ogre than a giant. The HOT Ogre is armed with a makeshift club, while the SLM Ogres wield real weapons. They are all brutish and mean looking. Scaling out at under 7' in height (in 1/72), they are considerably smaller than D&D type ogres, but I am content to use them as is.