Friday, August 11, 2017

Ogre UAVs

Here are a couple of unmanned aerial vehicles I plan to use for sci-fi armor gaming in general, and for Ogre/GEV in particular.
These castings started life as Kikyu gunships from Reaper's CAV line of science fiction combat vehicles, but for my games they will make great unarmed recon drones. I can see them scouting in the skies around Monopolis.
They fit in fine with the existing Ogre miniatures, as seen here, and I've come up with some simple spotting rules: All attacks on enemy targets within two hexes of the UAV get a +1 to their rolls. The downside? Any enemy attack automatically destroys it.
Here are the Ogre/GEV stats for the pilotless reconnaissance aircraft:
Attack: --
Range: --
Defense: 0
Move: 4-3 (as GEV)
Special: +1 to other units' attack rolls on targets within two hexes of UAV.
What do y'all think? Is this something you'd allow in your Ogre games?


Maj. Guiscard said...

I had always assumed that drones were simply abstracted away. I like your idea. It's pretty simple, but I would make them a little more robust rather than automatically destroyed.

Something that makes the attacker have to commit to destroying the unit. As written, I think the drones will get whacked by that one-off infantry unit that doesn't have a better target, if that makes sense.

 Ashley said...

Or laser towers, but I can't remember ever playing a game with laser towers. Having too much fun with other stuff.