Making comic with unreal - import issues

I’m using Unreal engine to make a comic, essentially for how easy it is to make dynamic backgrounds, and I’m running into a few issues - in an ideal world I would like to be able to pose the characters I’ve made, import them into unreal engine in that pose (making a few tweaks so that they’re standing level on the ground etc), however I’m having trouble with the different objects that make up the character being imported in the wrong spot and even if I pose the character in Blender before exporting it switches to the default position. Will I need to create the poses and then save them as animations?