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Andrew Tullsen
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For my first game, I got 20 points of infantry, and 12 armor points..... I think I got a tank (4), 2 missile launchers (6) and a jeep (2).
(playing with the new redesign)

After the ogre won that game handily, I realized it was 12 armor units!

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Howitzer_120mm wrote:
After the ogre won that game handily, I realized it was 12 armor units!
Which could have been 24 Light Tanks
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Wulf Corbett wrote:
Howitzer_120mm wrote:
After the ogre won that game handily, I realized it was 12 armor units!
Which could have been 24 Light Tanks


Do the light tanks come in the GEV expansion?
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Howitzer_120mm wrote:
Do the light tanks come in the GEV expansion?


Indeed, they weren't included in the original OGRE.

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The very first printing of OGRE did specify how much armor combat strength the defender could get (although it was a lot more than 12!). GEVs were also 4/4 movement in that edition. Needless to say, taking ALL of your attack strength in GEVs was easily the best choice. In an article in the OGRE book it was mentioned that after carefully balancing combat strength, range, and speed so that all armor units were approximately equal, Jackson then went through one of his less-brilliant moments and arbitrarily made GEVs cost half as much as heavy tanks.

Luckily this mistake was pointed out, and every printing after the first had much better balancing applied.
 
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Howitzer_120mm wrote:
For my first game, I got 20 points of infantry, and 12 armor points..... I think I got a tank (4), 2 missile launchers (6) and a jeep (2).
(playing with the new redesign)

After the ogre won that game handily, I realized it was 12 armor units!



To paraphrase Hobbes:

That game must have been nasty, brutish, and short...




 
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I made the same mistake you did. We played three full games that way! Imagine my relief when I realized that we weren't miserable players, just miserable readers!
 
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