In my list of unpainted lead I posted some time ago, I mentioned I have quite a few unfinished minis for the OGRE/GEV game system. For those unfamiliar with this game, it pits a giant cybertank against a mixed force of conventional units guarding a command post on a future battlefield.
Over the past few days, serendipity has presented our little corner of the gaming blogosphere with several posts discussing the Steve Jackson wargame. First, Grognardia posted his retrospective of OGRE. This prompted a response from Greyhawk Grognard examining the first microgame and its sequel, GEV. And now, Sword & Shield has another overview of the game.
Beyond these recent postings on the original game, I've found some other blogs offering content about the game and its associated miniatures on an irregular basis:
- Paint It Pink, for example, shows off her North American Combine, French Foreign Legion, Paneuropean OGRE conversions, and PE Revolutionary Guard miniatures.
- From my own blogroll, the aptly named Ogre Miniatures infrequently presents all kinds of giant cybertank goodness, including scratchbuilt structures for the minis version of the game and a three-dimensional version of the original game's map.
- It hasn't seen an update in more than two years, but the Ogre Recognition Manual has compiled a database of cybertanks painted with all sorts of markings.
|My OGRE mk V, in Paneuropean colors. At the top of the page is the submerged version.|