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OGRE in Cambridge 18 March 2019

I played OGRE with a friend's set of the Designer's Edition, the famously huge Kickstarter project from 2012.

The scenario was a custom one, with simultaneous attack and defence on both sides. I put together a large force of light armour backed by howitzers.

Maps S1 and G1 were in play.

The enemy Ogre (Mk IV) went round my defences, and danced round the edge of howitzer range.

"Our" Ogre (Mk V) went in hard, did some damage, and barely escaped.

More dancing on our side, and eventually the infantry dug in to the city and made destruction of the objectives too costly.

I'd lost pretty much all the non-infantry units that were defending, so victory to the other side. Still, an enjoyable game which didn't feel like the over four hours we took to play (mostly through being out of practice).

Tags: wargaming

  1. Posted by John Dallman at 01:09pm on 18 March 2019

    It was fun. I hadn't played OGRE since 1980, so I was fairly pleased to get away.

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