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.

1 comment:

  1. And may all your Ogres meet their objectives and escape to fight another day.