I allway like the brute Rogue. Focusing on a two handed weapon and str as a rouge gives some combat options a normal fighter does not have. If you deal sneak attack/power attack damage you can intimidate/debuff enemys for free... + so many skills.
Something like this:
Class: Fighter 1/Rogue (Scout/Thug) 6
STR: 17 +2 race + 1 @ 4th level
1st Bonus: Power Attack
1st Level: Weapon Focus (Greataxe)
2nd Talen: Offensive Defense
3rd Level: Skill Focus(Intimidate)
4th Talen: Combat Trick(Furious Focus)
5th Level: Intimidating Prowess
6th Talen: ???
7th Level: Cornugon Smash
Belt of Thunderous Charging 10000 gc
Rino Hide 5165 gc
+ 1 Greataxe 2050 gc