The Ogre Designers' Edition raised nearly a million dollars from you, the Kickstarter backers. At the time, it set the record for boardgame support. When it was delivered, it was the biggest commercially produced game box ever. It still is.
One of our promises in that campaign was to release a supplement with more maps. This is it. Battlefields is full of Ogre goodies, including an updated rulebook, new counters, and maps. And what maps they are!
In its initial form, this set will include one 28.5" x 33" gameboard with a map on each side: G-3 and S-3. These maps have never before been available in this scale, and likely never will be again. They are suitable for play both with the counters provided and with the Ogre miniatures.
A key stretch goal (NOW REACHED!) is to replace the double-sided gameboard with two two-sided boards, so they can be placed side by side for an even huger combat zone.
NOTE: The new gameboards are the same size as the G.E.V. maps found in the Ogre Designer's Edition game. Each map is two separate boards, which offers even more flexibility when geomorphing these new maps with the earlier release.
Swimming Ogres! 3-D radar stations! Light Artillery Drones and Heavy Weapon Teams! And the long-awaited Revetments!
There are some old favorites as well. If you didn't get a Ninja when the ODE first launched, here are two. Plus a Vulcan and a Fencer-B. And more Marines!
The most up-to-date version of the rules, consolidated and still in 32 pages, including the Combat Engineering rules.
What's a gorgeous map without scenarios? Battlefields includes four pages of scenarios created for the new maps and showcasing the new units.
This is not a stand-alone set. We made it for our dedicated Ogre players, and it requires a large-scale copy of Ogre to play . . . either Ogre Designer's Edition or Ogre Sixth Edition. If you don't have a big Ogre, of course, you can get Ogre Sixth Edition as part of this campaign.
If you have the Ogre Designer's Edition, this set adds two green maps to the four you already have, and provides a slightly updated rulebook.
If you have Ogre Sixth Edition, this set introduces you to the wonder and terror of different terrain types with two huge GEV-style maps. Welcome to the joys of maneuvering Heavy Tanks through swamp, or using a treeline to block enemy GEVs. Terrain is good!
BATTLEFIELDS is a pretty darn good package as it is, but if you support us with enough copies, we can beef it up further. The first stretch goals are PDFs, which cost us nothing but time. The later stretch goals make the game costlier to print, but if we're selling enough, it comes out fine.
$35,000 - MAP PDFS. We will release both maps, G-3 and S-3, as high-resolution PDFs. (Update: G-2 and S-2 will also be released, because why not? - and they have all been placed with G-1 and S-1 here: http://www.sjgames.com/ogre/resources/)
$37,500 - NEW SKINS. We will release a set of three "re-skin" PDFs for the Nightfall counter set. Starting with the Nightfall set, available from Warehouse 23 and as an add-on during this campaign, you can transform its counters and Ogres to “fill out” the forces of some of the other factions in the Ogreverse. The Vatican Guard, Nihon Empire, and others, as developed in the Sponsored Counter Sheets, now can have the same units available as the Paneuropean Federation and North American Combine. Truly epic multi-faction battles are but a skin away!
$40,000 - OVERLAYS IN THE BOX. Every set will get an 11" x 11" sheet of die-cut map overlays, including town, destroyed town, lots of water, and BEACHES!
$42,500 - CARDS IN THE BOX. Every set will get a set of six two-sided, erasable Ogre record cards - one for every Ogre in the set. One side has the boardgame stats, and the other has the minis stats. (LATER BONUS ADDED - One more card, a III-B for Iron Mountain.)
$46,500 - DOUBLE OVERLAYS IN THE BOX. We'll duplicate the sheet of overlays for every set. Twice the map-hacking awesomeness!
$50,000 - MORE NEW SKINS. We will release three more "re-skin" PDFs for the Nightfall counters.
$55,000 - DOUBLE MAPS IN THE BOX. The big one. Instead of one two-sided gameboard, every set will include two one-sided boards that geomorph together. This doubles the size of your new play area, and the maps can be combined in four different ways!
$60,000 - QUAD MAPS IN THE BOX. The bigger one. Instead of two one-sided gameboards, every set will include two TWO-sided boards. Flip over S-3 and get S-1, currently only found in the Designer's Edition. Likewise, flip over G-3 and get G-1. That makes 16 different possible combinations. "Battlefields," indeed!
$70,000 - SKINS AS COUNTERS. We will select two of the unlocked PDF counter sheet skins and produce them as die-cut, ready-to-play counter sheets packed inside the Ogre Battlefields box.
$80,000 - MORE COUNTERS! Another two sheets of the unlocked stretch goal counter skins will be produced as printed counter sheets and packed inside the Ogre Battlefields box.
$90,000 - WE HEAR YOU LIKE COUNTERS! The last two sheets of the unlocked stretch goal PDF counter skins created as sheets and included in the Ogre Battlefields box. Including the Pink Ogre of Doom!
$100K - BACK TO BASICS IN A BIG WAY! The single original counter sheet (remember the original sheet?), with revetments, entrenchments, LADs, and specialist infantry, will be triplicated. Turning this 1 sheet into 3 adds more than 100 counters to the mix, and brings the total number of sheets in the box to 12 (we started with two). As a bonus to the bonus, these sheets will now include 3 LHWZ and 15 Armored Trucks for the Iron Mountain (mat M2) scenario.
Add-ons are only available as additions to a reward level. The "no reward" option is not eligible to select add-ons.
Please note that the first nine add-ons below are limited in quantity, though we have at least 100 of each. In BackerKit, we will set inventory limits on the scarce add-ons and they will be available on a "fastest gets the mostest" basis. Please complete your survey immediately when you receive it.
The current edition of Ogre. Features 3-D constructible models for the Ogres and Command Posts, with oversized, full-color counters for regular units; a large version of the classic wastelands map; complete rules; and two dice.
The first expansion for the new Ogre. Five 3-D units (3 Ogres and two CPs), a complete set of basic armor and infantry, and five new types of armor units for both sides. Also includes town overlays for the map, adding more challenges to movement and defense.
The Battle Box includes a giant poster map, 85 gray plastic miniatures for both sides (including five Ogres), five Ogre record cards, a reference sheet, an assembly sheet, a counter sheet, a six-sided die, and the complete Ogre rules.
High-quality unpainted plastic miniatures that fit the large-hex maps in Ogre Sixth Edition and Battlefields. Two red Ogres, 26 blue armor units with 14 bases of infantry and a command post. Also includes two erasable Ogre record cards and the Ogre Miniatures Lite rules.
The Nightfall counter set features two full sheets of Ogres, Admin Buildings, Laser Towers, a Train, and Turrets, many in ominous black. This set also includes a sheet with GEVs, map hexes, and other game-play enhancers.
A brand new release . . . Replace your standard six-sided dice with these bullet-shaped 6-siders, and bring the heat! Molded in two colors, "brass" for the cartridge and "lead" for the bullet, with white pips. Also available as a set of ten packs: 60 dice!
Eight 19mm Ogre dice, two each of four different colors! Because you can never have enough dice in your collection!
This eight-page gatefold includes the Ogre scenario, "Bad Timing," as well as rules and cut-them-out-yourself map and counters. The perfect introduction to Ogre; hand them out to your friends!
The following are unlimited add-ons; there are no inventory restrictions.
Another copy of the Ogre Battlefields expansion.
A 24" x 24" fabric playmat with rubber backing, featuring new Ogre terrain. Links with mats M3 and M4 for a bigger play area.
This special 24" x 24" playmat includes whole new kinds of terrain – impassable mountains and a winding road - and the Iron Mountain scenario.
A 24" x 24" fabric playmat with rubber backing, featuring new Ogre terrain. Links with mat M1 for a bigger play area.
A brand new 24" x 24" playmat, a "Harbor" map that connects to M1 and/or M3, that will be revealed before this campaign comes to a close.
A new 24-inch square Ogre playmat that connects to M1 and/or M3. Take the war to an all-new battlefield with the latest in this popular series of Ogre accessories.
128 pages of the best Ogre articles from Space Gamer and Pyramid (and some completely new stuff!). Fiction, variant rules, new units and scenarios, cartoons, and predictions about real future warfare . . . plus introductory material and an Ogre vignette by Steve Jackson.
For more than 30 years, the mighty Ogre cybertanks have terrorized boardgamers and miniature players around the world. Now the Ogres are coming to roleplaying. Take the part of a GEV pilot, driving his craft at fighter-plane speeds a foot off the ground . . . a ragged partisan, armed only with determination and a nuclear bazooka . . . or a brand-new artificial intelligence, awakening to a world in which it is the most dangerous creature of all . . . the Ogre.
After the Kickstarter project closes, and after all pledges are collected, we will open the BackerKit pledge manager. There, you will tell us your Warehouse 23 email address, provide your physical address, and pay for shipping. See the FAQ for estimated shipping costs.
Please note that any taxes or customs fees are exclusively your responsibility, and these fees will be determined when the shipment arrives in your country. We also cannot guarantee that an order will not be confiscated or rejected by your country's customs.
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Risks and challenges
Steve Jackson Games is an established game publisher with a successful track record and we have enough Kickstarter experience to deal with issues should they arise. This will be our 20th campaign! The set has already been designed and print buying completed; now you're going to tell us how many to print and what extras to pack into the box! As we've done in the past, we will stay in touch with our backers during and after the Kickstarter, all the way through fulfillment of the rewards.
Please note that the July 2019 delivery date is an estimate. We will do the best that we can to meet that date, but the complexities of game manufacturing combined with international shipping sometimes leads to delays. Additionally, backers in some regions may receive their rewards before others; the games will be shipped to the United States where they will be packed for individual shipments and then, in some instances, forwarded to partners in other nations for final fulfillment.
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