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Waco Joe03 Sep 2018 9:59 a.m. PST

Thanks to the Ogre Kickstarters, buying back in the day, and just plain impulsive/Compulsive buying, I now find myself in possession of several hundred miniatures in the Ogre universe. I am almost finished assembling the plastic hordes so I am starting to turn toward painting.

Picking out painting schemes is always my hardest part of a project. My first impulse was to go for factions in the Middle East. However the more I thought about it the more a divided North America appealed to me. A quick outline on paper gave me 8 fun factions:

Mexico
Texas
Pacifica
The Confederation
The Union
Quebec
Canada
Aztlan (client state of Mexcio)

In the immediate chaos of the post (insert your favorite catalyst here) North America, old regional loyalties re-emerge. The Union and Confederation are the old wound, this time with Northern Virginia part of the Union. Texas decides to strike out on its own and quickly absorbs Oklahoma and most of Louisiana. Colorado is annexed for its minerals and of course skiing. Mexico bankrolls a client state in Aztlan from which it hopes to expand further north. Quebec does what Quebec is always wanting to do. Meanwhile the North American heartland decides to go the neutral route, selling food and resources to whoever will pay. Pacifica congeals along the coasts and vows to rid North America of plastic straws once and forever. Cuba is invaded by expats from Florida and becomes a client state of the Confederation

Obvious flash points are the entire length of Aztlan, The Canadian Maritime, Missouri (again)and Virginia. Minor skirmishes happen all over, espeically as the major powers try to exert influence over the Neutral States.

This should keep me going through Winter and keep me out of the pool halls and taverns. (well probably not the Taverns)

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

Nice! Look forward to some AARs

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Sep 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

What happened to just Combine vs Paneuropeans?

Lion in the Stars03 Sep 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

I'm going to whine a little bit about the line for Pacifica. The passes are farther west in Washington and Oregon, and once you clear the passes, the terrain and politics change pretty dramatically.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

I'm amused that St. George, Utah, and Why, Arizona, have ditched their plastic straws.

I expect that Mexico will want to stabilize its southern neighbors and reduce illegal immigration and drug trafficking, and that will probably bring it into conflict with Colombia and its client states.

Interesting scenarios for that little war would include engineering consultants from Pacifica trying to keep the Colombian ogre operating in the field while Mexican special forces try to kill them and, of course, Pacifican spies trying to escape from Mexico after having sabotaged the Mexican ogre.

Do we really think that either of those countries will be able to field more than one ogre at a time?

Thornhammer Inactive Member10 Sep 2018 7:39 p.m. PST

Maybe they operate a bunch of Mark Is, or have some sort of "factory second" Ogres. Personality cores that have some sort of weird defect (one is scared of water, one is a total pacifist, one thinks it's a light GEV), refurbished power cores that don't always work (roll a d6 at the start of each phase, on a 6 it makes a sound like the Millennium Falcon failing to achieve hyperdrive and loses the phase), maybe weapons that aren't quiiiite in spec.

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