Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmastime Ogre game

Who knew cats liked wargames?
Visiting my brother during the Yule season, I brought along the Ogre pocket edition. Joined by the family kitten, Precious, who took an interest in the proceedings, we played the Mark III attacking scenario.
My brother took the Ogre, I played the defense, and the cat got in the way. I took three heavies, four GEVs, a missile tank, and two howitzers, backed up by twenty squads of infantry.
It was a close game, and if my howitzers had managed a couple of hits on treads at the right time, I would have vanquished the Ogre, since I'd taken out everything but its AP guns.  As it ended up, he limped in at M2 and destroyed the command post in sector 0801, before I finally immobilized him.
So it was a marginal Ogre victory, which my brother had predicted from the beginning--even naming his tank provocatively.
We had fun, despite his criticism of my defense (telling me I moved my infantry the wrong way, leaving them out of position to stop the Ogre).  I told him that if he's such an expert, he can play the defenders in our next game.

8 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Glad you had fun. Hey, your wife is Married at Fourty, yes? I think I've got that right. If so, please tell her I said howdy and to get her butt back to blogging.

If she's not your wife, my bad.

Desert Scribe said...

She is, and I will tell her :)

Stu Rat said...

I can hear it now...

"Honey? The happy Whisk said to tell you something about your butt..."

The Happy Whisk said...

:-)

Happy Christmas to you both. Wishing you guys a fun New Year.

 Ashley said...

Your howitzers need to be further forward because you are not maximizing their attack envelope placing them there. Also put the CP to the left side behind the craters to make the Ogre work for a living. Pull back some of the armour you have up front and replace with infantry. Just trying to be helpful – I demoed a lot of Ogre games for SJG and kind of know the ropes.

Desert Scribe said...

Thanks for the help! I want to keep playing the defense until I master it, so your suggestions are very much appreciated.

Good point about the howitzers; I will place them further forward next time. I'll also try putting more infantry toward the front as well.

 Ashley said...

If you email I'll send you some pictures of set-ups that worked; or go to my blog and check out the Ogre links to search for them. Placement isn't everything, but poor placement will make it very hard to hold your own in a game.

Gonsalvo said...

Good to see uou game with your brother... my Precious!