My wife and I played our first game of Ogre ever tonight. This will be a very short play report, because my wife destroyed me so utterly and completely that, oh . . . wait. By the time you finished reading that first sentence, the game was already over.
That bad? Pretty close. We set up for the beginner’s scenario, and my wife played the Mk III. She rolled in fairly well, but I made two mistakes right away.
I miscalculated my GEV movement, and she took brutal advantage, I think knocking out two of my four GEVs and a missile tank in two turns, trading only minor damage to her treads for a huge reduction in my ability to do hit-and-run tactics. I then miscalculated again, trying to set up a situation where I could bring lots of units to bear, and again she rolled in and wiped the floor with me, rolling (seriously) only 5’s and 6’s any time it mattered, and I couldn’t roll anything but 1-2 for most of the game. But again, my miscalculation of both her intended tactics and the range of her movement plus her entirely too effective main battery left me with a bunch of infantry and a single GEV by the time she approached my CP.
She offed my Mobile Howitzer with a not-even-subtle wave of a missile at long range, casually obliterating my best offensive piece after only one shot fired in anger (though it was an effective shot).
Next time, I will play defense again, and see if I can use my GEVs to better effect, with hit-and-run tactics to wear down treads and the AP and secondary batteries, which she used to incredible effect, not the least reason of which is I was utterly idiotic in how I let her concentrate her fire.
But . . . her complete and total Godzilla to my Bambi did mean that she ended the game wanting to play again.
And she told me she’d crush me like a grape.
So, mission accomplished.