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Dining Room Battles05 Feb 2020 3:48 p.m. PST


As a teenager sometime back in the 19th Century I had the original Ogre and GEV (Ground Effect Vehicle) board games which were (need I say) cool. If you are not familiar with the basic scenario one side has a combined force of heavy tanks, missile tanks, artillery, GEV's (armored hovercraft), armored infantry and a command post. The other side has an Ogre – a giant cybernetic tank. Oh and the best part it's cool! (Whoops, already said that).


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Feb 2020 4:57 p.m. PST

I loved this game back in the day. grin

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2020 5:19 p.m. PST

I liked the infantry game, Battlesuit!

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2020 8:50 p.m. PST

I've been purging my collections for years now. My Ogre/GEV collection has stubbornly resisted purging. The game is a classic.

- Ix

Chuckaroobob05 Feb 2020 9:22 p.m. PST

First bought it back when it was $2.95 USD. Have bought just about every version since then, too.

DisasterWargamer05 Feb 2020 9:32 p.m. PST

A classic

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2020 9:54 p.m. PST

My friends and I played this recently with a WW2 theme.

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Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 10:58 a.m. PST

Love to see your Ogre stats for that game, Bashytubits!

Andrew Walters06 Feb 2020 11:05 a.m. PST

That game changed my life.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 12:01 p.m. PST

Yes I had the original board game, decades ago. I liked it ! Think I still have it in my stuff !

emckinney06 Feb 2020 1:40 p.m. PST

Played Ogre several times last year as part of a general gaming binge.

Battlesuit was … interesting. Only played once and not sure that it really worked out.

There's a guy who's made a lot of maps for it and other stuff. On BGG?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 2:24 p.m. PST

We used the OGRE miniatures rules and statted it as an OGRE MK III. Shermans were used as medium tanks, M26 was used as Super Hvy tanks the made up hover vehicles as a standard GEV, basically as written in the rules with WW2 models as stand ins for the units.

Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2020 5:58 p.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2020 6:40 p.m. PST

I don't think that I ever won a game of that against my brother.

Dining Room Battles07 Feb 2020 6:59 p.m. PST

I've yet to beat Honorable Son #3!

USAFpilot07 Feb 2020 8:30 p.m. PST

I've heard the name but have never played a game. Looked online and discovered that the current game is in its 6th edition and sells for about $34. USD I also saw a "designers" edition which comes in a huge box and sells for $125 USD $200 USD+, but no figures just large cardboard counters.

Whitestreak08 Feb 2020 9:21 p.m. PST

The "counters" you mention are combined to make the miniatures, like the one in the original post in this thread.

You can order miniatures that not not like these, from SJGames directly, and possibly resellers, as well.

(I hope this didn't come across as snarky, I'm just trying to be informative.)

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2020 10:44 p.m. PST

You can also do a DIY print-and-play by downloading the rules and the maps from, and either using miniatures or making your own counters for the units.

This is basically how I've assembled my own Ogre/GEV collection (with miniatures), though I have spent quite a bit of money on SJG Ogre items along the way.

- Ix

USAFpilot09 Feb 2020 8:35 a.m. PST

Thank you both; good info.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2020 12:59 p.m. PST

Begins fanboy chant: "O-gre! O-gre! O-gre!"

I love Ogre. Evidence:


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