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
The Great Khanate
If there were ever large numbers of ogres in Vetia, they were dislodged by the elder empires of the Golden Age. It is said that ogres consider their true home to be the great rolling grasslands that cover the vastness of central Augea: a mighty Steppe of which only a tiny portion - the Makhar - remains this side of the Wasteland.
Before the Wasteland’s creation, however, it is known that the ogres once ruled a giant empire, perhaps the largest in history, spanning the greater part of Augea and Vetia, united under their famed Qenghet Khan - though records indicate it later fractured into five still-enormous kingdoms. The two westernmost were hardest hit by the Ages of Ruin and the Inferno, with the survivors uniting under the legendary hero-saviour Tsanas, who (according to myth) lead his people to the mountain fortress where they finally defeated the plague of daemons unleashed by the magical conflagration. A troubled history, to be sure, but nevertheless a source of great pride among the tribes we see today.
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.