By passing the $85,000 combined total during the Ogre Miniatures, Second Edition Kickstarter, we have committed to running a different Kickstarter for more miniature Ogres in support of the game. We have already stated that one of the two Ogres funded by this Kickstarter will be the fearsome Mark VI. The question before us is: what other Ogre will be constructed?
We have some exciting options. Obviously, the Mark III, IV, and V have already been produced, as have the Fencer and Fencer-B, so they will not be on this list. That still leaves us a number of choices:
- Mark I
- Mark II
- Mark III-B
- Nihon Oni
- Nihon Samurai
- Israeli Golem
- Chinese Dragon
We will combine the Mark I and Mark II into one “Ogre” for the purposes of this survey. Additionally, we will add four Heavy Drones to the Vulcan sculpt should that Ogre be chosen, as they are intrinsic to a fully capable Vulcan. All other Ogres listed will represent a single unit. For those of you unfamiliar with the history of Ogre and the various cybertanks, please see The Last War and either this summary, or this one, for the different types of Ogres.
Those of you with a keen eye may have noted that there are a number of Ogres listed other than the standard Combine and Paneuropean cybertanks. Ogrethulhu was produced previously and could be recreated if chosen. However, the final four Ogres listed would all be entirely new creations.
Which brings me to my final caveat: if one of the “new” Ogres is chosen, this will add to the cost and time for completing the promised “Mark VI plus Ogre TBD” Kickstarter. Conceptually, we will need to run a separate micro-Kickstarter to pay for the turn-around time and concept artwork of the new Ogre, after which we will run the “Mark VI plus” Kickstarter. Although presumably self-evident, to be clear, I have marked those Ogres that would require a separate micro-Kickstarter with this sign in the survey: “($$$)”. Should the micro-Kickstarter fail to fund, we will move forward with whatever existing Ogre design garnered the most votes for the "Mark VI plus" campaign.
This survey will run until June 25. You can access the survey through this link. We want to hear from as many of you as possible, so please spread the word. What do you want to have matched up with an Ogre Mark VI?
- Drew Metzger