Feast and Fortune
Masters of the great plains and mountains of Augea, ogres are among the toughest of all creatures. Famed for their appetites and their brutality alike, the tribes are feared around the world. Do not anger them, for their fury is legendary - and only a fool would stand before the earth-shaking footfall of the Ogre Khans!
Steppe ogres and mountain ogres have developed two quite different cultures. Both are rich and ancient, and can be reasoned with - provided you respect their traditions, and lay on a sufficient banquet. In the days of the greatest Khan of Khans, ogres walked as masters of the great nation of Tsuandan, or so their campfire lore speaks. Today, their reach encompasses the Silk Road, giving access to the wares and riches of many nations. Trading caravans often employ tribes of ogres for protection, often against their own kin. These mercenaries can be as treacherous as they are hungry, for they have come to respect the power of coin, at least so far as outsiders are concerned.
This army uses units loaded with mighty characters and many hard hitting monsters supported by magic and shooting units. There is also a playstyle featuring many small units overloading the opponent with threats and targets.
Lore of Ogre Khans
Tribulations of a Trader
Yeah, I worked the silk road. It’s true what they say: never be in debt to an ogre. I’ve seen men left to die on freezing mountainsides because their legs...well, they weren’t just broken. It’s not just the money. Ogres really bloody hate debt, any debt. Once offered an ogre on my caravan a sip from my hip flask, and he insisted on giving me a coin for it - this was a guy I was pals with. Still, they’re good blokes, most of them, once you get to know them and you don’t owe them anything. Never laughed so hard as round an ogre campfire.
Another time, the big man - khan, they call ’em - who was protecting our convoy, he was getting trouble from a rival, this other tribe trying to muscle in on his turf. The way they told it, our guy traded him a crate of firewood, and hid a sack of gemstones inside. The other khan was so ashamed at having accidentally taken this debt, he threw himself off a cliff. You think I’m making it up, but you’ve never met a mountain ogre. Wonderful, crazy bastards they are.
You will find here the lore that has currently been released. More lore will be released in the future, and will subsequently be added to this section.