Monday, April 14, 2014

Introductory OGRE

Weekend before last, a friend's son was over at our house.  We've played some wargames together, but he had never played OGRE, so I introduced him to the basic scenario of Mark III vs. CP.  He picked up the rules easily, and soon had the cybertank headed up the map, wiping my conventional forces off the board.
He did get distracted taking out all my units, losing almost all his weapons, and the game came down to whether my last defender, a Howitzer, could take out the last of the OGRE's treads.  The answer was no.
We played a second game using same units on the G1 map, with the Mark III entering through a lake hex.  We used the rules for terrain and destruction of hexes.
This time my young opponent quickly burned through my defenses for a straight shot at the Command Post.  With just one armor unit left, I conceded the game.
We had a good time playing, and I think I have a new convert to the world of OGRE.

4 comments:

Jon Hiesfelter said...

And I STILL haven't played a game of Ogre with the new shiny :( Enjoyed yours vicariously.

Desert Scribe said...

Glad you liked it. Now go play a game! :)

Colgar6 said...

Wish I still had my original OGRE game :-( . I've got GEV and the OGRE book, but they're just not the same...

Desert Scribe said...

You know the OGRE Pocket edition is coming out this year, right?