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Old 06-21-2018, 01:00 AM   #1
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Does anyone here use the flat ogres?
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:09 AM   #2
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Yes, why do you ask?
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:38 AM   #3
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Nope. I was one of the folks who wanted more conventional units instead of flat Ogres.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:00 AM   #4
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I actually bought two spare flat Ogre sheets (J1 if memory serves), they are nice, but don't get used much now with the minis available.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:57 AM   #5
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yes, but only for special reasons:
  • travel set where space is a premium (also use classic counter ogres)
  • games with lots of ogres that tend to overrun (they stack better)
  • need a unique color of something that's not a Mark III/V
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:34 AM   #6
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I prefer flat, single-hex ogres. Stacking ogres is a powerful tactic, even just a powerful threat, especially in a narrowly focused battle. Oversized 3D ogres make that tactic physically awkward at best, confuse the location of the ogres at worst.

The first try at flat ogres was a miss. Yes, they were flat. But they were bigger than a single hex, so they didn't solve all the problems with the 3D ogres.

That said, for tan-map no stacking games the oversized 3D ogres and miniatures are much more inspiring, especially for new players.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:13 AM   #7
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I use them for travel. They are more survivable than the 3D's or minis and look better than a scrap of paper with "MK III" written on it.

When traveling by air, i use a sort of "pocket edition" of modern components. Boards, docs, dice & counters all in ziplocs, cushioned by clothing.

Everything has survived intact so far...
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:27 PM   #8
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Yes, flat counter ogres preferred. And ideally sized properly so they fit into one hex too - after all, the hex denotes 1.5km area, and I've yet to see or hear of any ogre exceeding those sizes. They are big, but not that big!

It's why I like and recommend the Nihon Empire countersheets:
http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/sponsored-counters/

I think it was a master-stroke of designing brilliance to put an ogre onto a proper proportioned hex-sized counter. If you haven't already acquired some Nihon sheets, I strongly recommend you to do so.

In time, I'll probably use the plastic miniature ogres.

And I only ever use the 3d cardboard ogres for demoing the game to new players/members of the public.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:45 PM   #9
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It's why I like and recommend the Nihon Empire countersheets:
http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/sponsored-counters/
I forgot about the mark III/V in the Nihon set. yes, those are handy.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:42 PM   #10
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Cool. I really did not know there are that many people that would use them.

Truth is, if I crack open OGRE, it will be for the visual appeal, so One Ogre per hex is good enough for me.

That being said, I now have Two DE worth of flat ogres as well as from all the extra counter sheets minus Barbarians.

Does anyone want them? I'll be glad to send them. Or I can just bring them to GenCon if you are going.

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