Welcome back to my series that charts the history of Warhammer Third Edition through its releases. Today we will be taking a look at a single page of Marauder miniatures, namely the Orc Battle Chariot and the excellent ogres.
Starting with the Orc Battle Chariot, I must say I have always been quite impressed by this model. It's chunky and brutal but not ridiculous in its dimensions. The wolves are small and spiteful and the construction of the chariot seems plausible enough. What is worth pointing out are the choices of crew available in the set - a driver, an archer, a champion and a warlord. This allows the collector or old school gamer a choice about how to portray the chariot.
The ogres are probably far more famous and easily match up against the iconic Jes Goodwin examples. Where Jes's work is rich in variation, the Marauder set is more uniform, most likely because they are actually in... Well... Err... Uniforms! These models are well sculpted and more realistic then the Citadel set. Special mention should be made over the renaissance clothing, which is really interesting and original. This look makes across the dwarf and human range and would make a fine army all on it's own.
A fine collection of models in all. The ogre with the cannon is probably the best ogre sculpted!