Steve Jackson’s 6th Edition of Ogre, a new edition of his first game from 1977, is intended for release later this year.
It will be an over-sized war game, with a double sided hex grid board, 14 sheets of chits and counters, rulebooks, scenarios, and a $100 retail price. Rules and units from G.E.V. and Shockwave included.
There is no way that there is $100 of value in that game. The constructables don’t compare to plastic minatures that you find in cheaper games. Plus, there is just not that much game play in the game.
This was a great $3 game back in the day. I guess SJG is counting on us old guys to pony up $100 for a bit of nostalgia.
If you read the post on the SJG site, there’s a break down of what’s in the box. Sounds like there’s quite a bit of stuff in there
When compared with the standard Eurogame, SJG products are both more expensive and of lesser quality. Such a track record does not inspire confidence that this game will be worth the $100 price tag.
While I understand that it’s not the final product, that component shot is worrisome. Counters that (more-or-less) completely fill a hex make for a very crowded map.
That said, I’m very curious to see it in person.
I saw the break down, and I still don’t see how it can be worth $100. Does this compare to Space Hulk in either game play for components (for instance). But we will see…
I have heard about this game for years, one of those holy grail games. I really hope there are plenty to go around when it comes out. !
I have to say I’m looking forward to this. I played my original $6 copy of OGRE Deluxe into the ground during middle school, and always wished we had more material. The promise of this set coming with all the scenarios, rules, and units from the later expansions and magazine articles is a deal maker.
I really can’t agree with the negativity about, “no plastics,” but maybe that’s just me. The original came with the units on cardstock, and this is certainly a step up. Pretty bits help, but they’re not why I’m buying the game.
That and it’s a giant 12lb box you could beat somebody to death with. That’s always a nice bonus.