Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison

Scale Comparison: 10mm Ogres from Black Gate as 15mm Brutes

I’m sure everyone likes it when a hunch, a calculated guess or even a gut reaction, turns out to be what you had thought. Such is the case from the new 10mm Ogres from Black Gate Miniatures currently running on Kickstarter with only a few days left.

Anyone who have seen the 10mm Ogres from Games Workshop for Warmaster will see how these fellas would make for an excellent addition to such a force. However, that’s not my main interest. Mine is from the 15mm perspective. I’ve even posted regards said miniatures before and their suitability as ‘uglies’ or thug types in a 15mm environment (though at the time I did not make any scale comparison shots to prove the point, duh).

My gut told me these were the same. After sending a couple of question to Black Gate regards scale Barry offered to send me a few early test casts to prove/illustrate the usefulness of these particular models with other 15mm miniatures on the market today. They have arrived, and I can happily say that I WAS RIGHT! (That feels quite good).

As a small return for a few free minis, I thought I’d post a few comparative scale shots with other manufactures in the market so that you lot can see for yourself.

First off, the casts sent to me, by themselves, tacked to washers that I normally use on 15s so that their height is adjusted accordingly when next to others.

Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison – the Bare Naked 10mm Ogres

Secondly, next to a GW Warmaster ogre and troll for the 10mm gallery so you can see how they tie in with those miniatures.

Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 10mm GW Warmaster Troll, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 10mm GW Warmaster Ogre

Thirdly, the 15mm comparison gallery. I’ve almost randomly selected a miniature from a range from a currently active or available manufacturer. I may have missed some, so if there is a specific comparison you want, and I have a suitable mini, do let me know.

Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Mirliton High Elf, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Mirliton Wood Elf,
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Battle Valor Orc Hero, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Battle Valor human
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Splintered Light Armoured Ogre (thanks for the correction Stephane), Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Khurasan Ogre
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Khurasan Miniatures Post-Apoc Mutant Warrior (Scifi Ogre?)
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Copplestone Castings human barbarian
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Armies of Arcana human amazon
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Splintered Light Miniatures human, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Splintered Light Miniatures human
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Blood Dawn Black Orc, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Demonworld Orc
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 25/28mm Kuld from Zombiesmith – another ‘out-of-scale miniature I think works well at 15mm, Black Gate 10mm Ogre
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Demonworld Empire Human, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Demonworld Barbarian Human (Thain)
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Demonworld Dwarf, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Demonworld Dark Elf
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Xyston Dark Age, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Xyston Dark Age
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Essex, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Essex
Black Gate 10mm Ogres 15mm scale comparison
L to R: 15mm Alternative Armies Celtic Warrior, Black Gate 10mm Ogre, 15mm Alternative Armies Undead

As you can see, they scale pretty well – as ‘modest’ ogres, half orcs or brute-types. No reason to dismiss them for use in 15mm based on their marketing label of 10mm.

As to the miniatures themselves – well, I wouldn’t have bothered writing this post if I didn’t see them as a worthwhile addition to a 15mm Fantasy collection. So far the Kickstarter is going to deliver over 20 different sculpts along the lines of these three shown. I’m backing them.

5 thoughts on “Scale Comparison: 10mm Ogres from Black Gate as 15mm Brutes”

  1. 5th picture left figure. Splintered Light Ogre. I think it was an old line David bought which was 1/72 Middle Earth Orcs of some flavor.

  2. I believe the orc with the Khurasan LotR Troll come from 20mm orcs range from splintered light miniatures.
    Articles like this one are great for miniatures addicts like me. Hope to see more Battle Valor minis. The orc warrior looks so big.

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