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Forty years ago, Steve Jackson produced a tiny board game of futuristic tank warfare called Ogre, which would go on to be one of his company’s most popular titles. Over the years, the game has used a variety of cardboard tokens and standups to represent the game units, and a line of metal miniatures was produced in the 1990s that could be used with the game.
Now, for the first time, Steve Jackson Games will be producing a line of plastic miniatures for use with Ogre. The first boxed set will include all of the vehicles, buildings, and infantry units needed to play the basic scenarios in the Ogre boxed set. The miniatures in the set are based on the older metal line, with some improvements and updates.
The Ogre Miniatures Set 1 will include at least 16 tanks, 2 howitzers, 1 command post, 12 infantry bases with 36 infantry units, and 2 double-sized Ogre models. Initial MSRP is $29.95.
Steve Jackson is funding the project through a Kickstarter campaign which easily blew past it’s modest $5,000 funding goal in less than 12 hours. Depending on the stretch goals reached during the remaining 22 days of the campaign, additional models may be added to the basic set, allowing players greater customization of their Ogre scenarios. This may cause the MSRP to increase to $34.95 or $39.95.
The Kickstarter campaign for Ogre Miniatures Set 1 does include a retailer-only pledge package. The package includes six sets of miniatures, and will be shipped along with the rest of the Kickstarter backer fulfillment in July 2017. General release into the trade is expected shortly after backer fulfillment is complete.
A new Sixth Edition of Ogre will be releasing in January (see “Steve Jackson’s ‘Ogre’ Returns”).