say civilization don't advance -- for in every war, they kill you in a new way."
- Will Rogers
The latest datapulse from CP Bravo Echo includes the following
tactical updates for:[12.27.2009
The last time that I
updated this site was almost 3 years ago! Yeearrggh!
Very long time, no post but then
not much has been happening in the world of OGRE and GEV lately. I feel
kind of sad when I visit the other OGRE sites and find that they also haven't
updated in years or that their links section is now full of dead links to sites
which no longer exist (which is exactly why I don't have a links page on my
Joined the OGRE webring.
Now there are twelve sites. Hey, I'm doing my part ...
Well, feeling kind of
nostalgic about this game and realizing that some people who are now playing
OGRE and GEV weren't even born when I graduated college (1992), I thought I
would try something new ... a page showing all of the old classic artwork from
the different versions of OGRE and GEV, from 1977 to today, a long 30 plus year
trip down memory lane with the lift fans screaming at redline.
Maybe I'll work on the
Naval OGRE supplement some more. The reworked BATTLESUIT supplement,
"TROLL", might also get the lid on its coffin lifted and peeked in upon ...
No promises. I have way too many hobbies and very little time which means
that while I am personally never, ever bored in life, I don't spend much time on
any one thing ... sometimes not enough time to contribute anything significant
to the effort. Such is the price to pay for unique position in life.
Updates that will be
coming soon include some graphic examples to go with the optional rules and
maybe my take, in physical modeling, of some of the units in OGRE. I had
wanted to build my take on the Fencer tank as well as some of the lesser known
OGREs like the Mark I, the Mark II for several years now. I might even try
my hand at a 1/35 scale Cruise Missile Crawler (I figure three feet long at that
scale should be about right for that monster). The shapes of these
vehicles are simple enough to model in some new materials I'm working with and
I've always liked the way that these vehicles looked, especially the early Winch
designed GEVs and the Heavy Tank (with it's problematic "bullet trap" turret
design) and the Missile Tank. Right now, I'm working on a three foot plus
long full scratch-build of Winchell's WarpWar "spindle" ship that I hope to have
ready for this year's WonderFest. Once I get comfortable working with the
new material, OGRE and GEV are next on the list of scratch-builds. A
1/35th scale sleek, Winch-era GEV? I've always wanted to do one of those
Winch-era GEVs in a standard 1/35th military scale so we'll see.
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