Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sunday Ogre games

This past weekend, I had a chance to meet up with a fellow member of the Steve Jackson Games Ogre and GEV message board for a couple of games.I brought my portable set (large-hex paper maps and 1" classic counters) to Great Hall Games for us to play.
We started out with the classic Mark III Attacking scenario from the original game. I played the defenders and set up with all my GEVs and most of my tanks forward. I kept my missile tanks, remaining heavy, and infantry at the back. Thanks to some good shooting at the treads, I managed to slow the Ogre down, giving my units a chance to keep up with it until I could immobilizing it.
Then we played the Raid scenario from the sequel. I took the attackers, concentrating on destroying town hexes and enemy units that I came across. The strategy worked for me until I got impatient and decided to send four of my GEVs into an overrun. I "won" that combat, if you can call trading three units for two a good deal. My force was much reduced, and I ended up sticking around too long and the defender was able to pick off all my GEVs, ending up with a marginal victory.

It was nice to find a fellow Ogre fan in the Austin area. We hope to make Ogre gaming a regular thing, and maybe even get some more players.


 Ashley said...

That would be awesome.

J Womack, Esq. said...

Sounds like a good time!

P Matteo said...

I typically play solo, which takes days/weeks and allows time for my dark side to come out and play.