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Ogre the board game

  • Nov 8, 2014 · 10:00 AM
  • La nc e's House

Just need 1-3 people - any interest?


OGRE designer’s edition3Technology governs strategy. The tank-type vehicle, written off by many at the end of the 20th century, ruled the battlefields of the 21st.Several factors led to the reappearance of mechanized warfare. The first, of course, was the development of biphase carbide (BPC) armor. Stronger than any steel, it was also so light that even an air-cushion vehicle could carry several centimeters of protection.

The equivalent of a ton of TNT was needed to breach even this much BPC armor – which meant that, in practice, nothing less than a tactical nuclear device was likely to be effective.Infantry, which had for a time eclipsed the tank, declined in importance. Although an infantryman could carry and direct a tactical nuclear missile, he had to be extensively (and expensively) protected to survive the nuclear battlefield.

Thus, the “powered suit” was developed. Four cm of BPC, jet-equipped, it could guard a man for about a week (in increasing discomfort) from shrapnel, background radiation, and biochem agents. However, the cost of equipping infantry reduced their value. They were still more flexible and maneuverable than armor, and now they were almost as fast – but they were no longer cheape

What is this game?

OGRE and its sequel


, are tactical ground combat games set in the not-so-distant future. In 2085 A.D., armored warfare continues - faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks and infantry slug it out with tactical nuclear devices. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It's a giant cybernetic tank called the OGRE.

The basic OGRE game gives one player a force of infantry and armor, and a command post he must defend. The other player has only one unit - but it's an OGRE. It's an even match. Advanced games allow solitaire or multi-player action, with OGREs on both sides.

What the deal?

Including myself I would like 3 additional players

Ok sounds fun Where?

  Way up in the North... Fremont NE. I have NO pets or kids to tear up the board, NO smoking inside - patio or garage will be allowed.

Can I bring drinks of course! Bring Food of course! I'll be serving a lunch around 1:00pm

I would like to read up on this game system...

The Home page:

I'm working on a cheat sheet right now. And the 4 player version which is called "2088 B scenario"

I would like to start with BASIC rules first. Then we can move on from there.

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