I've never played Ostander before, but was fed up with my pit-fighters and thought I'd keep the ogre and leave the annoying equipment choices behind.
My idea is to go max heroes, Ogre, and slowly build up a 7 man Jaeger/Blunberbuss group, filling in the rest of the slots with drunks and extra dogs once skilled.
I'm wondering if anyone else has played Ostander and has any advice for short-term or long-term strategy.
Starting Warband atm (using house rules, so shields are awesome):
Elder, Sword, Shield (60+15) 75gc
Priest, Sword, Shield (45+15) 60gc
Blood Brother1, Spear, Shield (35+15) 50gc
Blood Brother2, Spear, Shield (35+15) 50gc
Heroes: 4 @ 235gc
Ogre, Sword, Axe (160+15) 175gc
Jaeger, Blunderbuss (25+30) 55gc
Ruffian, Sword (25+10) 35gc
Warband Rating: 111, 7 Models, 0gc
Plan for warband is to go Animal Friendship and Taunt, and probably pick up a 2nd ogre (hired sword) mid game.