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