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February 9, 2018: Holy Spiders, Batman!

I am pleased to announce that the latest entry for Ogrezine was posted earlier today. I just hope you aren't suffering from arachnophobia! (Is there a specific term for fear of giant spiders?). For that matter, do Ogres have phobias? There might be an article right there!

Brett Drake is gracing our pages with "Jump Troopers: The Tarantuloid War", his treatise on Ogres fighting giant spiders in the far future. And what futuristic battle against giant sentient spiders would be complete without orbital drops of infantry to save the day? Brett has also delineated rules for taking our standard cannon fodder . . . er . . . infantry, and turning them into Jump Troopers dropping into the fray. 

Additionally, Brett offers three scenarios, including two that offer solitaire play, as well as rules to create your own Jump Trooper battles. He originally designed these rules to use the Ogre Pocket Edition, wanting to expand the game while maintaining the portability of that version of Ogre. He even includes a sheet of counters that may be printed out and used to supplement those in Ogre Pocket Edition. Everything in the article is completely compatible with Ogre Sixth Edition as well.

I think you will enjoy Brett's contribution to the game. We've even had some fun with one of Brett's suggestions - all I will say is this link might come in handy!

-- Drew Metzger

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What is Ogre?

Ogre and its sequel, G.E.V., are tactical ground combat games set in the late 21st century. In 2085 A.D., armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks and infantry slug it out with tactical nukes. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It's the giant cybernetic tank called the Ogre.

Ogre was Steve Jackson's first design. It was originally released in 1977, as the first Metagaming Microgame. Since then, it has appeared in Pocket Box and "Deluxe" large-board editions, as well as a miniatures version and a computer game from Origin Systems (now long out of print). Today Ogre is represented by Ogre Sixth Edition and the Ogre Video Game on Steam. Click on the images above to learn more about Ogre.

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