Friday, December 27, 2013


 Pictures of any of the original Martian Metals Ogre Line

Please contact me if you have any of the above miniatures.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ogre Mark III & Mark III-B Blueprints

Ogre Mark III Blueprint

The little brother of the fearsome Mark V, the Mark III was still big enough to stand in the line of battle . . . and like the Mark V, it fought on both sides, built by the Paneuropeans from captured templates. It adds 100 points to your army – on whichever side you choose!

The Ogre Mark III cybertank was the first Combine cybertank built in an articulated fashion. The rear module was for holding and servicing the two Ogre missiles, as well as carrying additional detection and jamming gear.

The Mark III was purpose built for long ranged fire, and could not deal with close up fighting; only the blazing speed of the computer brain coupled with well built machinery could the Ogre be quick enough to identify and destroy threats before they got close.

Paneuropean forces seized the Sheffield, England Ogre factory intact and managed to build Ogres for their own armies. Paneuropean Mark IIIs were designated the Legionnaire.

The Mk. III-B was an upgunned version of the trysuty Ogre Mk. III.  

This model was another interim design when the Combine forces needed something better to combat the large number of Legionnaire cybertanks; Paneuropean forces had a cybertank advantage against the Combine Mark IIIs and the solution was to add a few more weapon systems to the Mark III's chassis. The number of main guns and missiles were doubled, but all other things remain unchanged (except for some sub-system upgrades).

Revealed! Cybertank Doppelsoldner Blueprints

The Doppelsoldner, named after a medieval warrior who carried a two-handed greatsword, was the Paneuropeans' last and biggest cybertank. About the same length as the Ogre Mark VI, it was even more massive. Doppelsoldners were also more plentiful than the Mark VI, but never truly common. The Doppelsoldner represented a fusion of the Fencer design with the Ogre concepts; in particular, the Fencer's lack of any "main" batteries was seen as a weakness and remedied in the new unit, while the Fencer's four missile racks were increased to six. The seemingly-baroque design was intended to bounce shells away and to minimize the chance of collateral damage when one weapon was taken out. Overall, the "Dopp" can dish out damage faster than the Mark VI, but the Mark VI can take considerably more punishment. A Dopplesoldner carries 2 main batteries, 8 secondary batteries, 12 AP batteries, 6 missile racks with 18 internal missiles, and starts the game with 60 tread units. (Its sheer mass puts such a great demand on its treads that they're effectively less durable than those of the Mark VI.)

This cybertank was the Paneuropean attempt to fuse the Fencer and Huscarl designs together into a "final" model, much like the Combine's Mark VI. The Doppelsoldner's production was centralized and put to fore by the Paneuropeans. When this model went to production, the Huscarl was relegated to spare parts and maintenance of surviving units.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Snow Tiger Ogre Mark IV

In 2074, the Combine was flush with the success of the largest cybertank to date, the Ogre Mk. III. Designers were tasked with building a bigger, better Ogre. Rather than build one unit to do everything, they designed two: the Mk. V for short-range, high-intensity exchanges, and the Mk. IV for fast strike, long-range power.

Snow Tiger Ogre Mark IV

The Ogre Mk. IV carries a single main gun, and a pair of secondaries. However, its primary weapons are the three missile racks mounted in the rear, loaded with 5 missiles each. In addition, it moves faster than any other unit, short of a GEV – a full 4 hexes (8") per turn. A certain amount of durability was sacrificed to achieve such speeds though; this cybertank has only 56 tread units. The Ogre Mk. IV adds 150 points to your army.

Ogre Mark IV Blueprint

The Mark IV cybertank was a part of a multiple objective program to out-do the Paneuropean Fencer design. This model was designed as a fast raider type Ogre, with the next mark being a heavier type for assault operations.

Getting something the size of a city block to move quickly proved difficult and the Mark IV was not produced until 2086. The Mark IV is a missile flinging sports tank but not designed to stand up and fight.

OGRE Ninja Identified

Stealth Mode - Ogre Ninja

Of the many experimental cybertanks designed by the empires of the 21st century, certainly the best known was the Combine's Ninja. It was by far the most successful attempt at a "stealth" cybertank. How do you hide something the size of a small building? With lots of electronics. The Ninja traded offensive armament for speed, intelligence (almost all were self-aware), and defensive electronics and weaponry. Probably fewer than a hundred were built; they were expensive, and not cost-effective in every role. But as sneaky raiders or tactical recon units, they were unmatched. Legends built up around the Ninja. The Ninja carried a main battery and 2 secondary batteries. It had a single missile rack and 4 internal missiles; 2 more missiles were mounted externally. It had 8 AP batteries. A Ninja starts with a move of 8" and 40 tread units. Because of a Ninja's elaborate ECM, ECCM, extra point-defense armament, etc., it's very hard to hit. Subtract 1 from the die roll of any attack made against a Ninja except by infantry in overruns.

Ogre Ninja Blueprint

This machine was the Combine's attempt at making a highly-stealthed version of the Mark IV. It was loaded with ECM, ECCM, and redundant point defence systems; this made the "Ninja" difficult to hit.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ogre Designers Edition Quick Start Rules

Ogre Designers Edition Quick Start Rules:  These "quick start" rules are designed as a great introduction to the world of Ogre, helping new players get started playing right away.

Ogre Classic Counters

 Ogre Classic Counters: These black-and-white counters recreate (on a big scale) the classic chits from the 1977 version of the game.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

1981 Martian Metals Ogre (8103) Heavy Tank

Design by Winchell Chung; Martian Metals sculpture by Randy Hoffa.

3 Heavy Tanks per pack

Dragon Magazine #53 Sep 1981

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ogre Designer's Edition Rulebook (Draft)

Ogre Designer's Edition Rulebook (Draft)

Ogre Designer's Edition Reference Sheets (Draft)

The Ogre Book, Second Edition

The Ogre Book, Second Edition