Saturday, January 18, 2014

Calling in a nuke

I picked up this "Nuke Blast Marker, Small" from Litko Game Accessories on clearance at a local game store.  It will come in handy to mark the detonation point of cruise missiles in games of OGRE/GEV.
This plastic marker pretty much covers a single hex on the OGRE and GEV maps.  Perfect, because in the game, a cruise missile destroys the entire hex it detonates in, and destroys or damages other units (and even terrain) according to the distance from the blast.  So when one of these weapons goes off, I can place the blast marker and count the hexes to see what else gets vaporized.
Since this token is assembled from flat components, just like the 3-D units that come in the OGRE Designer's Edition, it fits right in with elements from the game.  One thing, though: OGREs are tough, and while a near-miss will knock one around a bit and do some damage, it takes a direct hit from a cruise missile to take out the cybertank for sure.

7 comments:

Collin Schrader said...

One of my favorite, er, "tokens" of theirs! Great purchase.

Phil Shanton said...

Yep, definitely one of there best accessories,

Maj. Guiscard said...

THAT IS AWESOME!

Reminds me of the old black mushroom from "Supremacy"

HoldFast said...

Nuke em' from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Maj. Diz Aster said...

"What's Major Kong's status?"

http://www.gonemovies.com/www/Drama/Drama/StrangeloveBom.jpg

Allandaros said...

My games of OGRE will now forever be incomplete because I will always want to nuke those robotic bastards now.

Colgar6 said...

It's certainly a very well-done marker, isn't it? Could almost have been made for that hex size...