Still can't beat that two headed ogre. If it's not slips of the finger costing me two life points for 'illegal moves', it's the ogre getting on some crazy tear where he makes match after match while I await my turn.
So did some side quests instead, and obtained a couple mounts (not good ones, mind you - a giant rat and a giant spider, but more than I had before when I didn't even realize you could get mounts!) and I delivered that emperor's daughter to the mountain people or whatever. I'll see if I can level up again and then give killing off that ogre another go.