Thursday, January 12, 2012

Speaking of OGRE ...

... and that Martian Metals catalog I showed you yesterday, I found something interesting (and sort of related) on another page: miniatures for the game Rivets.
Rivets was another microgame, a humorous take on OGRE's premise of cybernetic tanks--except instead of big and scary, the automated armor units (called Boppers) were small and cute--cartoonish vehicles with names like Big Bopper, Tiny Bopper, and Dive Bopper.  Like OGRE, it was a hex-and-counter wargame.  Likewise, MM produced miniatures for this game, as you can see from the closeup of the ad below:
Since Rivets and OGRE both addressed the concept of robotic warfare, it was probably inevitable that someone would draw up rules for combining units from the two games.  Mike Crane did just that in "Encounters of an Unlikely Kind" in issue 19 of Space Gamer (reprinted in the first OGRE Book).

I think I remember owning this game back in the day, but I never heard of the miniatures till 20 years later.  Did anyone actually own any of these minis?  If so, did you ever use them in play?  I'd like to hear about it.

1 comment:

EastwoodDC said...

I still have my copy of Rivets, but I haven't played it in nearly 30 (!!!) years. I don't think I ever knew these miniatures existed.