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35 years after the first publication of OGRE, we're coming back with a massive new edition, and YOU can make it better.
35 years after the first publication of OGRE, we're coming back with a massive new edition, and YOU can make it better.
35 years after the first publication of OGRE, we're coming back with a massive new edition, and YOU can make it better.
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Happy February!


This Saturday I will be at Owlcon at Rice University in Houston, so if you are a Houston-area backer, come say hi!

W23 and Miniatures

We have been working on a code update to Warehouse 23, our online store, for a looooong time, and last week it launched. We do NOT yet have all the bugs out, but we’re stomping them as fast as we can. When those bugs are dead, it'll be a much better store. Among other things, the new system lets you put physical and digital items in the same cart, a long overdue improvement!

Right now you will not find the miniatures there. We’re still adjusting our pricing. Metal minis are just a lot less cost-effective than they used to be; for instance, see here and here for a couple of stories about Games Workshop’s phasing them out.

(Incidentally, on the first day W23 was open with the new cart, some of the miniatures were in it at crazy high prices. Bug bug bug. We think we have made it right with everyone who ordered at the crazy prices. If not, contact

So what about plastic minis? We are looking at Shapeways and other 3D printing options. Files have been prepared and we’ll test them soon. More on that if and when it happens.

Thanks, by the way, to everyone who asked if we had talked to Reaper about custom casting. We definitely did, since they are right here in Texas. But Reaper has all the work that they can handle, thanks to their own successful Kickstarters, and has neither the time nor the space to take on outside jobs.

Scenario Contest

The scenario contest closed last week. We got more than 40 entries, and Daniel is crunching on them now.

Remaining Stocks

Out of the 12,000 boxes we printed, it looks as though right now our warehouse has 16 of the regular 6th Edition sets left. Anyone can order those. But only 16 of anyone . . . Anyone #17 is out of luck. At last count, we have 24 of the Kickstarter edition, and they’ll be available, to supporters only, as soon as we teach the new shopping cart to read the Kickstarter supporter list.

- Steve J.

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    1. Lesser Gnome
      on February 21, 2014

      Will we be notified when the Kickstarter Edition is ready in the store? I am interested in another copy (5 copies if that doesn't break the rules). I really do not want to miss out.

    2. Ken Andrews on February 21, 2014

      In re the miniatures, have you considered non-mass production?
      Specifically, create STL files either of completed miniatures or parts thereof, then put them up on Shapeways. Some, such as the heavies and the GEVs, you could put up as solid units. Others such as the Ogres could be put up both ways. Then people can simply print them off in whatever material they desire. Someone wants plastic Ogres, they get them. Someone else wants a solid silver Ogre, Shapeways can do that too.
      This would also allow you to put up designs in colour, as Shapeways can (for some things) do 3D colour printing.
      The only thing necessary is to ensure that the designs (especially the larger ones) are hollow so that the price is reasonable.
      You could even do 3D prints of the semi-3D Ogres from the Kickstarter, either as slide-together or pre-built. Might look a bit odd, though, because unless they've got etched designs, they'd look like silhouettes.

    3. John H. on February 21, 2014

      A fairer comparison would be the 1/285 and 15mm military manufacturers who have kept their vast product lines in continuous production for decades.

      GHQ has been selling 6mm 1/285 scale armor in metal since as long as I can recall. Most new tanks are still metal, typically 5 models for $10 USD, or $2 each. Larger units are only 3 for $10 USD, or $3.50 each.

    4. John H. on February 21, 2014

      Pointing the finger at Games Workshop is more than a little disingenuous, given that GW moved their product from metal to plastic over the past decade.

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      pcalvi on February 20, 2014

      For mini production I suggest you contact Ground Zero Games, Khurasan Miniatures and Critical Mass Games. All do outstanding work in metal and resin.