Ogre is an official adaptation of the highly regarded asymmetric tabletop turn based strategy game of the same name in which hovercraft, tanks, marines and infantry do battle with giant cybernetic war machines called “Ogres” in the irradiated battlefields of the future.
Ogre and its various expansions have been delighting tabletop players over forty years now, earning high praise for its easily accessible, fast paced and open ended take on the hex strategy genre. In the traditional version of the game one player controls a giant heavily armoured Ogre Tank that’s kitted out with devastating weaponry, while the other player uses a combination of a wide range of infantry and armoured units to fend them off. There’s a large choice of armored units for the defending player that fall into different sub categories – Light Tanks, Heavy Tanks, Missile Tanks, Ground Effect Vehicles, Infantry, Marines and Howitzers (you can find a full list here), with the player able to choose the exact composition of their army – allowing for a variety of different tactics when taking on the mighty Ogre.
The digital adaption plans to offer the most comprehensive Ogre experience possible, with different rule sets, online and local multiplayer, tutorials, varied map deigns, a single player skirmish mode, a wide variety of units and a full single player campaign created in partnership with Steve Jackson Games. It’s a promising game, that looks set to offer a deep asymmetric tactical turn based experience with plenty of replayability that should satisfy fans of the original tabletop game and provide and provide a great entry point for newcomers to the Ogre battlefields. Sign up now for a chance to enter those irradiated battlefields of Ogre early!