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Subject: Alternate Ogre/GEV map -- Hammer's Slammers (Mayfair - 1984) rss

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Charles Picard
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Hey Guys,

I've recently come across a copy of Hammer's Slammers by Mayfair games.

The modular board for the game can be laid out in a number of ways. Many of the map features... roads, rivers, water, town hexes, etc., are very similar to their Ogre/GEV counterparts. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to know that these details were influenced by the wildly popular Ogre.

Here's a picture for reference...


I haven't measured the hexes, but they seem to be the same size as the classic maps we're used to.

So, has anyone played on this map? Or would anyone like to... curious to know.

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I picked this up years ago for this exact reason. I've also picked up Blitzkrieg, The Battle of the Bulge and Afrika Korps just for their maps. There will always be a need for some adjustment because of terrain affects, but nothing that should be unworkable. Now I just need to find regular opponents.
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Erniepaul wrote:
I picked this up years ago for this exact reason. I've also picked up Blitzkrieg, The Battle of the Bulge and Afrika Korps just for their maps. There will always be a need for some adjustment because of terrain affects, but nothing that should be unworkable. Now I just need to find regular opponents.


Ah, the Avalon Hill classics. I'm sure those make pretty good maps, too.
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Here is a list of war game maps I have and use to play OGRE/GEV with.

Blood on the Snow
Island of Death
Red Parachutes
Winter Fury
Silver Bayonet
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I bought the some BattleTech maps to use with miniatures, and it would certainly work with Ogre. Note that there are some map expansions available, such as:

Classic Battletech Map Compilation 1
Classic Battletech Map Compilation 2
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kentreuber wrote:
I bought the some BattleTech maps to use with miniatures, and it would certainly work with Ogre. Note that there are some map expansions available, such as:

Classic Battletech Map Compilation 1
Classic Battletech Map Compilation 2


The Battletech maps have the "deluxe" size hexes, right?
 
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I used Squad Leader maps to play on.
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Hmm, some other thoughts on alternative maps... in anticipation of the new 6th ed., I was looking over some of the old Ogre stuff, and came across the article on "map bashing": photocopying the old maps, coloring and cutting them up to make your own. It's a nice concept. It could be updated a little however. Let's see if I can link to a FB image I already have up...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1171206274052&set=a....

Did that work? (New to these forums... perhaps blatantly obviously).

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This idea came up at Steve Jackson Games when the review copy of Hammer's Slammers arrived. While no scenerio was developed using the Hammer's Slammer's map the concept of using another game's map did lead to the Ogre article that used the Necromancer map.
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The Hammers' Slammers map is perfect for Ogre/GEV -- and I'm particularly fond of a couple of the multi-player scenarios in Hammers' Slammers, which are easily converted to Ogre.
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brdavis42 wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1171206274052&set=a....

Did that work? (New to these forums... perhaps blatantly obviously).


I get an error message:
facebook wrote:
The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.

I'm guessing you might have set it to not be publicly visible?
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For the original Ogre, http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/509191/over-the-reich works well
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