After finishing the first chariot as my counts-as Mournfang Cavalry unit, I built another one. This one I equipped with a ram on the front and some differerent weapons on the side. Everything else is basically the same. Here are some images:
this Ogre had some facial hair and I worked harder on the skin tones.
I gave him a modest tattoo on his back, a bit more muted then on my first test model
His hand weapon comes from the Vampire Counts Corpse Cart
Here is the 2nd cart with slaves
Balsawood looks amazing when it's built and painted. It's very easy and with a bit of work you can make it look very decent
Here is the finished model
and the finished unit
My gaming buddies and my wife gave me some criticism about it being unrealistic to have slaves push those carts with Ogres on it. I completely agree. But that was not the point. To me, the models are there to convey an idea or a feeling. Ogres being nomadic, would certainly take prisoners. They couldn't eat them all in one go, they would capture hundreds and thousands during a campaign. That part interests me. I am thinking how I can keep adding human slaves to all the larger models to convey this idea, this moment in time. In the end, that kind of narative gives me the energy to paint so many models with similar paintschemes.
As for counts-as critics, I can only say that this is all for fun and just laugh and move on (or don't play).
Here's the link to making the first chariot
It was a great test run for painting some Ogres, the unit was inexpensive but fun to build and it will be fun to put them on the table to at Santa Cruz Warhammer Game Night, this coming September 23rd!