The Envelope, Please
The winner is . . .
. . . the Doppelsoldner!
This was an obvious outcome for many and it did garner the most 1st place votes, pulling in 141 top spots of 540 respondents and scoring in the top three for 286 people who responded to our survey. But the little Mark Is and Mark II group gave it a strong run for its money, falling less than two dozen shy of the overall spot and actually very slightly beating the Dopp for top-3 honors. I think it is safe to say we will find a way to incorporate them into a future product. The Vulcan was a distant third in overall score, but a strong third in top-3 votes. (You want it, just not right now . . . )
Ogrethulhu definitely had some love but it was an all-or-none affair. Those that wanted it tended to rate it highly, but it fared much weaker in top-3 scoring. The Ninja and Mark III-B were the opposite; only middling scores for overall choice, but strong top-3 numbers.
I was very interested in the "new Ogre" scores. Not surprisingly, they comprised the bottom tier of choices but fared well nonetheless, given that the deck was somewhat stacked against them. (People want the established units first and this is the first time we've even hinted that they were possible.) What was interesting is how well the Israeli Golem did. It scored more top choice marks than the other three new Ogres combined. It even beat the Mark III-B as a top choice! Suffice to say, it is on my radar . . .
So now that we know what the "Mark VI plus" Kickstarter will entail, when will it occur? We're still working out the details but you can expect an announcement in the near future. Strap in, soldiers! We've got incoming!
As a reminder, we have a new map, Ogre Playmat M1, available for pre-order on Warehouse 23 at this time. We will be closing pre-orders on Wednesday, so if you want one now be sure to drop by and place your order. As previously mentioned, this is a bit of an experiment for us, but so far I'm pleased with the response. I hope to get more maps out to everyone in this manner. And it's not like I lack for possible map options - heavy forests; coastline; heavy lake; Ogre to GEV map transition; new Ogre-style; even Iron Mountain! Plus so many more. Perhaps I sense another survey in the future . . . !
- Drew Metzger