Whenever I've hired an ogre bodyguard I have always counted its rating as (25+20+experience), with the 20 being the Large Creature tax. I'm wondering, though, that perhaps that's not accurate? It seems to me that the 20 added rating for big things is instead of the usual 5 for ordinary warband members, but hired swords don't use that. Or do they?
For some examples:
Is a pit fighter worth either A) 22 (rating) + experience or B) 5 (warband member) + 22 + experience?
And an ogre either A) 25 + experience or B) 20 + 25 + experience?
Thanks in advance!