(Awesome Mk. III-B blueprint swiped from the Martian Metals blog.)
I ran an OGRE Tournament between Christmas and New Year’s. Over about a week, I managed to entice six other people into playing. I would consider it a success, and the highlight was a three-player session of Breakout from the old Command Post Gamma site. I’m reposting my session report from my Tournament page here to encourage others to try the Breakout scenario.
Breakout is an OGRE scenario for two or three players on the G1 map. A large Combine force has already overrun the Paneuropean defense, and rather than mopping them up is bypassing them in an attempt to cross a river. However, just as they arrive at its banks, the Paneuro Reserve comes to the rescue.
Here’s a brief session recap, from my Tournament page (the colours refer to the different sides):
Breakout was about the best game of OGRE I’ve ever had. The Combine selected a Mk. V, which quickly wiped out the Paneuro Remnant (except for a few stragglers). However, this cost nearly all the OGRE’s missiles, and the Paneuropean Reserves were able to grind it down.
The game ended in epic fashion, as the OGRE risked all to get within secondary range of the remaining forces and got stuck in a swamp. Given enough time, the pitiful Paneuro LGEVs would be able to completely defang the beast. A marginal Paneuro victory was declared for 56 VPs.
Overall, Breakout is an awesome scenario that you should go and try right now. I give it 5 out of 5 nuclear trefoils.
Breakout (Scenario): ☢☢☢☢☢ (5/5)
Mike’s OGRE/GEV Page was a good OGRE site from a few years back. No activity for quite a while, but here are useful some links:
- The Overlooked OGREs: Thoughts on the Mk. I, Mk. II, Mk. III-B, and Fencer.
- Taiga by the Tail: A Mk. I scenario set in the Canadian north.
- Clash of the OGRE Titans: A scenario featuring a Mk. VI vs. a Doppelsoldner.
He also posted a number of map extensions and photos of his minis. Worth checking out.
I had never taken a look at the difference in OGRE miniature castings… Compare below two Mk. Vs – the left one is a “modern” Mk. V while the one on the right is from Martian Metals in the ’80s:
(The right one is actually labeled “Mk. Vb” by Martian Metals. Misprint, or alternate chassis?)
Check out the stylings on the front of the OGREs; the Martian Metals version has a pointed ‘hull’ that looks particularly cool. The newer casting has a lot more details, and the external missiles are housed in armour.
There’s an entire blog called Martian Metals OGRE Mk. Vb (that’s where I swiped the photos from). You should check it out.
Happy New Year, all! For those who have not stumbled upon this before…
He’s got three pages of LEGO OGRE awesomeness:
- LEGO OGRE: Building OGRE miniatures with LEGO bricks.
- LEGO GEV: Tiny LEGO Miniatures for OGRE/GEV.
- LEGO GEV – Combine 2011: Still more LEGO Miniatures for OGRE/GEV.
(These haven’t been updated since ’11, but that doesn’t matter since both LEGO and OGRE are timeless.)
There’s also a cool thread on BGG with several different designs.
Going to try something a little different here (for me) – an OGRE session recap.
I am hosting an upcoming OGRE Mini-Tournament, and wanted to test the scenario since it was planned for Day 2 but I’d never played it before.