Sunday, 22 September 2013

Expanding My Ogre Combine Forces


It's been almost a year, a long time really, since I've looked to expand my Ogre/GEV forces.  I've been having a bit of a sabbatical from my miniature wargaming this year having been working on writing three novels, which you can read about here if you should so desire?

Anyway,  The above picture shows my next stage of expansion of my forces.  Last year I was very lucky to be able to purchase some more Combine miniatures from Daniel who was going over to Austin to be the new Ogre line developer.  Hence the unpainted models waiting to be assembled in due course.

As you can see I did somehow managed to paint the first colour on the North American Combine miniatures I had squirreled away in my maturing box that were previously shown here, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page.  As a reminder I've had these models sitting around waiting for me to do something with them for a very long time indeed.  How long?  Twenty years, which is a bit embarrassing really, except I do have the excuse of going off to train to be a nurse and working and other stuff like that.

The obvious observation is that miniatures don't paint themselves and it takes time to get an army together.  I've been looking through my notes on the number of armour units and infantry one needs to be able to play GEV scenarios and have identified a shortfall of miniatures in a number of areas.  However, getting these as a MiB is proving problematical as they are Warehouse 23 specials, and not generally available product, which means I'm not going to be able to realistically have enough miniatures to run GEV scenarios this year at Dragonmeet.  Next year, fingers crossed this situation will have changed.


  1. Which units are you missing specifically? I know they're doing great work getting minis into Warehouse 23 again. In fact, I just picked up a Doppelsoldner and a MK VI to fill out my own collection.

    1. Specifically...

      2 Bigfoot Mobile Howitzer
      8 Yankee Light Tank
      4 Alamo Superheavy Tank
      2 NAC Cruise Missile Launcher

      And one each of the Doppelsoldner, Fencer Cybertank, Ninja Ogre, NAC CP would allow me to run a large number of GEV etc scenarios. It would be nice to have another Mk5 Ogre to convert to a Huscarl variant, but that's a luxury.

    2. Looks like everything except the Alamos are available at W23. And I know they'll have more of the Alamos in stock-- I got some to fill out my own ranks when they came back, and they're trying to keep everything in stock. If it's not there now, it should be soon.

    3. I'm glad to hear that W23 are trying to keep everything in stock. I do hope that this means there is a demand for the Ogre miniatures which is sufficient for SJG to keep them in production.

      I deleted the duplicated post for you.