RPE Bob Olley’s Ogres: 02.147b Heavy Assault Axe, 02.148b Warrior Great Sword

RPE Bob Olley's Ogres: 02.147b Heavy Assault Axe, 02.148b Warrior Great Sword

It’s been awhile since I painted any Ogres, and so while looking for something else I found my little stash of RPE models a couple of weeks ago, and what with this month being home to the Monster MAYhem challenge, I thought “why not?” and pulled out the Heavy Assault Axe model, since with all that armour he looked like he’d paint up nice and quickly. Turns out – I was right, and he did. So shortly after completion a week or two ago, I went back to the well and grabbed out another one that also looked like he’d paint up quickly and without any trouble.

RPE Bob Olley's Ogres: 02.147b Heavy Assault Axe, 02.148b Warrior Great Sword

His mate also painted up quickly and easily, and I have to say this pair of models was one of the easiest pair I’ve worked on in some time. Detailed, but not over-detailed, and just nice. Ironic in a sense, as I usually can’t stand Bob Olley’s sculpts – but his Ogres, and his Ogryn – I love. Funny, that.

They’re not huge ogres by modern terms. They really fit in best with the earlier Citadel line – the C23 and earlier models – so these are much closer to 28 or even 25mm scale rather than the current heroic 32-36mm models put out by Games Workshop. I mounted the pair of them on 40mm round bases, and they’re probably not much taller than a Stormcast (I really need to paint a Stormcast model, if only for scale shots!) There are a couple more of these I’d like to pick up, though I do have several more of these in my stash. Since I’m not really actively working on my Ogre army, it’ll probably be awhile before I get to doing more of these as I have a whole pile of Ogre-sized models in the queue (on bases, and with primer and stuff) and this Monster-themed month is about to expire – and once that’s done I’ll need to refocus much more on my painting tasks at hand – Zombicide, Journeys in Middle-Earth, and Flames of War….

15/25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593)

25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593)

The next item in my neverending series of Battlefield in a Box prepainted terrain reviews – the “Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge”. It’s labelled as 25-35mm terrain, but I think it does still work well enough at 15mm, as you’ll see down the page.

25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593)

Box packaging is prety standard for these sets – the bridge is wrapped in bubble wrap inside the box.

25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593)

The bridge itself looks pretty decent. As usual with these sets, it could use a little bit of dust and dirt added, as well as a bit of greenish moss underneath due to it being a bridge.

25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593)

And here we see it mated to the Wartorn Village Cobblestone Road set I reviewed recently As we can see, it fits with the roads perfectly.

25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593), Flames of War

Let’s see how it goes alongside some 15mm Flames of War tanks. It looks pretty good, I think. Sure, the bricks of the bridge are giant slabs in comparison, but it still reads fine to me.

25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593), Celestial Lions Space Marines Warhammer 40,000 40k

And with a selection of Space Marines it also looks fine if you’re wondering how this stuff would look with 40k (or AoS) scaled models. A Dreadnought on a 60mm base fits on it just fine.

25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593), Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game SBG

Lastly, here’s the bridge with the more realistically-scaled 25-28mm Lord of the Rings SBG games. As you can see, the slight scale change from 40k doesn’t make a difference, and these fantasy models perfectly fit with this little bridge.

25/35mm Terrain Unboxing Review: Wartorn Village Ruined Bridge (Gale Force Nine BB593)

At reader request, I’ve taken a pic showing the size of this bridge, both with a compact disc (It’s much bigger!) and also a tape measure with both Inches and Cenitimetres. This bridge is just over 6″ long, or about 5 1/2 cm.