Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Kickstarter

The Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Starter Set Kickstarter is to fund molds for plastic miniatures. These high quality multi-part miniatures for our tabletop wargame will form the new two player Basic Starter Set of 16 miniatures - with 4 different models at the start.

We don't want to stop there, a Core Starter Set is also available, with stretch goals that will unlock new models and add move plastic miniatures to the Core Starter Set. Our desired goal is a Core Starter Set of 46 miniatures and color quick start rulebook, which will be accomplished by reaching the 13th stretch goal of $105K CAD. This would allow for a variety of eighteen different models from 4 factions in a Core Starter Set for two players, with a multiplayer option of up to four players. We need your support to make it happen.

Heavy Gear Fleet Scale back in production for this month

The Heavy Gear Fleet Scale miniatures are back in production for the month of September. Complete your collection now, before the production molds are put back in storage for another 6 months. 

Here is a link to their order page on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store for everyone interested.

HGB - Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules

The Beta Rules are the beta version of the new edition of Heavy Gear Blitz that is currently in development.
Includes: New rules system, with streamlined combat resolution for faster game-play! New army construction system with new support unit options available to combat groups. New Veteran and Duelist options for your armies. All the faction armies in one book: North, South, Peace River, NuCoal, Leagueless, Black Talon, CEF, Caprice, Utopia, and Eden. Plus Faction Sub-Lists for the WPF, UMF, NLC, SR, MD, HA, ESE, PAK, and many more. Listing of all Faction Models with all the stats you need to play.
DP9-9333, 134 B&W Pages, Small A5 Format (5.83" x 8.27") Softcover, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-927334-94-2
It's available now for Order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store.
A free ebook version is available on DriveThruRPG.

Rumble in the Jungle is Live

Arkrite Press has just announced the release of their first book entitled Rumble in the Jungle, which is now available in ebook format on DriveThruRPG, click here for its ordering page.
Follow the adventures of Jan Augusta and his unit as they track the elusive, deadly, vat-grown super soldier Colonel Proust through the jungles of the Terranovan badlands in this first Heavy Gear novella. Then join Soldier Roskiman on his trek into the desert to discover his fate, in the bonus short story, Roskiman’s Tale.
Available as a digital purchase for $4.99 (includes PDF, MOBI, and EPUB formats, plus topography and satellite maps as separate PDFs) or paperback and digital bundle for $7.99.

Returning to the Heavy Gear Universe: Twenty Years of Heavy Gear Roleplaying

Dream Pod 9 is pleased to announce a multi-year exclusive license with Arkrite Press LLC for the Heavy Gear Roleplaying Game as well as a line of RPG miniatures and models to support game play. Additionally, Arkrite Press LLC is licensed to publish Heavy Gear fiction and merchandise in a variety of mediums.

Badlands Rally Available Now!

Dream Pod 9's new Badlands Rally Gear racing board game for 2 to 4 players is ready to go. Includes 4 Rally Gear miniatures (assembly & painting required), hex map, rules booklet, rally datacards, reference cards, counters and 6 dice. Available now on the DP9 Online Store

Hetairoi Hovertank

Fast and well armed, the Hetairoi brings firepower where it's needed. Developed by the Humanist Alliance, the hovertank is used by both the South's Humanist Alliance Protector Force and NuCoal Factions. Forged in Fire: Southern Field Guide introduced a redesigned Hetairoi and the new sculpt is based off the new art. The miniature is cast in high grade resin and pewter and includes the standard weapons loadout, Command and Force variant upgrade parts.

Hun Light Tank, Ballista, Hittite and Recon Hun

The Forged in Fire Southern Field Guide introduced a new redesigned Hun Light Tank and variants with new artwork. These new sculpts of the Hun Light Tank, Ballista, Hittite and Recon Hun are based off the new artwork. Each new miniature is cast in high grade resin and pewter and includes its standard weapons loadout.

New Caprice Task Force Deal!

This bundle can act as an excellent starter for a Caprice force with enough Mounts to build a Patrol Squad, a Support Squad, and a Heavy Mount squad with a full infantry platoon as support. 

DP9 Online Store Exclusive Price: $194.95 CAD (a savings of $86.05 off the SRP + 1 Free ebook)

Alone in the Jungle

Was this an 'Action-Adventure Buddy' film or a 'Survival Horror' movie?

Everybody Out of the Bus!

Let's hit the ground fast and remember, short, controlled bursts.

An Ancient Ship

Unknown plots unfold in Skavara.

Searching the Skies

Did anyone see any planes around here?

Fire is Always The Answer

Plan C: Set it on fire and run like crazy!

Ghost Story

I'll take the shot when I'm good and ready.

Follow Me

I know a ahort cut.


Take evasive action!

New Southern Army Box

This box set includes everything a player needs to build and play a Southern Army right out of the box.  Includes a Strike Cadre and a Fire Support Cadre (updated), a digest format of the Field Manual (Rulebook), and a download coupon for an e-book copy of Forged in Fire: the Southern Field Guide (the new Southern Army List).

Includes one Strike Cadre and one Fire Support Cadre (10 pewter miniatures), Digest size Field Manual, and code to download Forged in Fire e-book. The Strike Cadre includes three Black Mamba and two two Jäger Gears, the updated Fire Support Cadre now includes one Long Fang Black Adder, two Spitting Cobras, and two Jäger Gears.

Southern Army Box (DP9-9276, $99.95 CAD)(Assembly and painting required. Decals not included.)
This product replaces the Southern Army Starter Kit (DP9-9223).

Pulp Adventures in World War II

Soldier Minerva Bonnie

One of the CEF's genetically engineered clones sent to conquer Terra Nova, Bonnie has moved on from piloting a hovertank to controlling a highly customized Wildcat Gear in the arenas of Terra Nova.
She often competes in the arena with her former gunner, Soldier Maxwell Clyde, and her side in his customized Boa. They have even kept their engineer from their old days, who now repairs their Gears.  


Banshee is a highly customized Grizzly featuring older round rocket pods and upgrade components.

Adrianne Bils

Ace pilot Adrianne Bils has had a long career with the Peace River military. After cycles of service with the Peace River Defense Force and later the Peace Officer Corp she now tours as part of a demonstration team as a publicity effort to improve Peace River's reputation amongst badlands communities.

Emili Royal

Trained by the Southern Republic Army, Emili left the service when it was revealed her brother had ties to terrorists. Scion of a wealthy family, she joined a Gear Sports team and became addicted to the celebrity life and various mood-altering substances. Her legitimate professional career ended as her team found her performance wanting and her drunken antics bad for the team's image. She took her Dartjager to Khayr-ad-Din and continued a downward spiral as a independent duelist for hire. 
The Interpolar War brought a new chance for her as she joined the Khayr-ad-Din Army, got clean, and found a new purpose in her life. Now Emili Royal still fights with KADA as well as offering her services to Arena teams that can afford a top-tier duelist.


Fond of flashy melee combat maneuvers, this Iguana is equipped with a pair of Vibrokatana.

Sadie Toepfer & Bowser

Sadie discovered her ancient Hunter while playing with other kids on a ranch in the Northern Karaq Desert. Enthralled by such an amazing find, she wasn't bothered by the Gear's decrepit condition and didn't realize she had recovered the legendary Bowser, an unusually intelligent Hunter. As she repaired her Gear she discovered it had some interesting habits, including walking off on its own at night and a refusal to start for anyone else but Sadie.
After her parents were killed in a skirmish during the Interpolar War, Sadie turned to underground dueling to keep her and her brother alive until they were adopted by experienced veteran Adriane Bils. Despite her young age (barely a teenager in Earth years) she has become a popular arena fighter with her unique Gear.


While Sledge is older Gear chassis, its pilot knows every quirk and tolerance of the design. Sledge takes it's name from the trademark hammer used to smash opponents.

United Mercantile Federation Army

People think we're a bunch of used Gear salesmen who'd sell our mothers for a handful of marks. We're not. We're dedictaed to protecting our families, our League, and we just understand that an interest in the economy contributes to that.

-Lt. Giardo Gladston, UMFA PR Officer

Peace River

They wouldn't let me join the army the first time I tried. I called a recruiter the day after Peace River was bombed, but they "weren't accepting applications due to current events." The current events being our home being blown up! I ended up joining up with the rescue and cleanup teams and spent three cycles in the worker barracks they threw up in warehouses. Finally they let me join the military, but I know I'd really been signed up since the day the CEF set off that bomb.
-PFC Wickman Mars, P.R.D.F.

Black Talon

I was privileged to see the Black Talons in action in an operation near Gardena in Spring TN 1950. I wish I could say more, but the details are considered secret. Nonetheless, their performance was exemplary.
-Humanist Alliance Protection Force Penkosarch Alven Frust
Been there, done that. I've blown up CEF on Terra Nova, ready to try it on Caprice!
-Unnamed Black Talon pilot

Welcome to the 23rd Century

The sudden explosion sends you tumbling wildly out of control. Frantically, you grip the maneuvering sticks, struggling with the verniers and apogee thrusters in a desperate attempt to correct your flight vector. Luckily, the resistant outer layers of composite laminated armor covering the heavy torso of your exo-armor have flash-vaporized under the megajoule pulse of the enemy laser beam, sparing you a cold death in the vacuum of space. Your helmet display shows your new trajectory and the gigantic silhouette of the colony cylinder you are protecting, bright pinpoints of light marking the location of the attackers to your left....


We're Terra Novans, the same as anyone in Marabou, Fort Henry, Olduvai, or Port Oasis. We're standing up for the Badlanders that get walked over whenever the North decides to invade the south or vice versa. The CEF's back: We've got Port Arthur on our side and we're not going to let them walk over us.
-Zed Echert, Ninevah Resident

Caprice: Daggers of Deception

Fight the power! The CEF and the corps are working hand-in-hand to sell us out. Me and my buddies know the real score, and we're fighting everyone who wants to take away our freedom.
-Unnamed Liberati foot soldier arrested after guerilla action on Caprice. Escaped captivity

The Forces of Utopia

[REPORT] Exploring Terra Nova/Badlands/Region 51230.23: Region classified as 'desert' with 48% lower radiation level than equivalent Utopia regions. Signs of life minor. 
[ALERT] Radar detected unrecognized object approaching at 31 KPH. Object identified as possible human on quadruped organic life form. No match in current threat database. Observing.
-Log file from Utopian Drone found destroyed by Sandriders outside the Godswell Valley.

Northern Guard

When you join the Northern Guard, you are supposed to go beyond your allegiance to any League. You're taking up the duty of protecting the entire Confederated Northern City States and it's interests in the badlands.
-Excerpt from North Guard Recruitment Pamphlet

Western Frontier Protectorate

My uncle was on the Relentless when it made it's final stand against the CEF. He died with honor. I enlisted to honor his sacrifice.
-Ensign Benitez Rikard

The Eastern Sun Emirates

Everyone has a master. That's just life in the Eastern Sun Emirates. It's probably the same everywhere. If you're a commoner like me, finding an Emir that values a steady hand with a rifle, or a gentle touch on a Heavy Gear's control yoke, is the best way to get out of the farms and factories and into someplace where you can have a little power, even if it's only at your master's sufferance. I try to stay out of the politic unless the boss tells me to, though. 
- Sergeant Marcello Goris

The Humanist Alliance

The Humanist Alliance is mankind's greatest social engineering attempt. We've fought and struggled to create a society where everyone knows their role. As part of this, we've all but eliminated poverty, discrimination, and countless other diseases of society. If only we didn't have to deal with the toxic influences from our neighboring, less perfect, Leagues...
- Protector Kavin Mestaine, Hetaroi Commander


Unlike some of these reprobates, I joined the MILICIA willingly. Well, almost willingly. These troops are my children, though, and it's my job to get them home safe.
-MILICIA Lieutenant Garr Selvin

The NorLight Armed Forces

I come from the land of the prophet. I fight for all the people of Terra Nova and the colonies. The prophet is my guide and I will enact his will.
-Mohir Rega, Dorothean Warrior Monk, upon enlisting in the NorLight Armed Forces

Heavy Gear Assault Stomps onto the Scene!

StompyBot and Mektek have announced their plans for the upcloming Heavy Gear Assault game including a pledge drive to fund development and reward the fans. Check out the new heavygear.com web site for more information and make your contribution!  

Forged in Fire PDF Release!

The Forged in Fire PDF is live now and available for purchase at Drive Thru RPG! If you pre-ordered any bundles or the book in PDF Santa Pod is sending out the codes as we speak, so keep an eye on your email and make sure it doesn't go into your spam folder.
Also, please note that the office will be closed for the rest of the week so that our staff may enjoy the holidays with their loved ones. We hope you enjoy the holidays and our latest book!

Southern Honor

The Southern polar regions of Terra Nova are a warm mix of biomes including jungles, swamps, and plains. Despite being home to indigenous and poisonous creatures, the region was highly desirable to the early colonists of Terra Nova and many city-states were founded.  Settlement and expansion was governed by the unified earth governemnt known as the Human Concordat until they were forced to withdraw due to financial issues. Terra Nova was left to it's own resources, and the South was home to the formation of several Leagues that were eventually unified into the Allied Southern Territories. The most populated region of Terra Nova, the Allied Southern Territories were formed by a combination of diplomacy and military strength to provide safety and economic advantages to the member Leagues.

The dominant League of the Allied Southern Territories is the Southern Republic. While AST propaganda often portrays the other leagues as 'partners' in reality the Southern Republic is in control of many activities in the South. The Southern Republic's government is known for harsh, totalitarian action, but the citizens enjoy a great deal of personal freedom as compared to their northern counterparts. The Southern Republican Army is a well-trained and highly prestigous military force. Officers are held to high standards of honor and are expected to contribute to charities and maintain the Republic's image. Intrigue is common, however, and officers dishonored may be forced to accept a demotion to service in the MILICIA to continue to serve. The SRA is known for being well-equipped and well-trained.

The MILICIA (MILitary Intervention and Counter-Insurgency Army) is the South's unified military force. This force draws from all of the Southern city states and fircition between recruits from different Leagues is not uncommon. The MILICIA is also known for pillaging and brutalityL The force's budget is limited, so troops often commandeer food and other supplies while deployed in the field. The diverse troops are often unruly and known for rioting. The MILICIA also fields convicted criminals assigned to military service. Their poor morale and discipline is considered a result of thei relationship with the Southern Republican Army. MILICIA forces are often assigned to objectives the SRA feels are distasteful or beneath their abilities. This often includes missions where heavy loss of life is expected. The MILICIA must often make do with older Gears and other military equipment, which fuels their resentment of the more prestigious SRA. 

The Mekong Dominion is the economic power house of the South. Many believe that the mekong government is actually more powerful than that of the Southern Republic, but acts in more subtly ways by manipulating markets and trade deals. The Mekong Dominion is governed by a council fo corporations and citizens must purchase shares in the government to have even basic rights. 

The Mekong Dominion Peacekeepers are primarily tasked as a league-wide police force. In this role they are known as a professional and disciplined force with a tradition of honor and intregrity based off ancient Samurai traditions from Earth. When additional military power is needed, the Mekong Dominion often employs mercenary forces.

The Eastern Sun Emirates is a rare hereditary aristocracy on Terra Nova. The government is arranged along feudal lines, with Emirs owing loyalty to a single Patriarch. In recent history, Patriarch Oliver Masao ignited a brutal civil war by announcing his intent to abdicate to his last remaining blood relative. Patriarch Masao, known for hedonism and suspected of insanity, wanted to witness the chaos he beleived was inevitable when he vacated his position. This time, known as the Mother's Massacre, was the beginning of a period of turbulence for the League as some emirs fought to ascend to the throne while others fought to address the league's long history of social injustices. Patriarch Oliver Masao's death and the mariage of Nigel Shirow, a popular emir known for better treatment of commoners, and Lysia Masao, the last remaining Masao brought a measure of peace to the League. There are still several city-states that do not acknowledge the new regime as wella s emirs looking to settle grudges with other emirs, making life int he ESE dangerous.

The ESE does not have a unified military force. Each emir is expected to recruit, train, and equip a force for defense of their lands as well as support of the Patriarch and defense of the League. This leads to Emirate military forces varying widely in composition and quality. 

Caste-based, with each resident assigned to a role that has been identified to best suite them, the Humanist Alliance is seen by many as working with machine-like precision and unity. The level of civil unrest in the league was low to the point where outsiders often whispered of 'brainwashing' of citizens. Citizens were assigned to the preceptor, protector, or commoner castes and a branch of the government was tasked to monitor and 'adjust' society as needed.

The Humanist Alliance has recently been devastated by a massive engineered plague that destroyed the leaders, or perceptor castem of the Southern League. The virus was revealed as a Sounthern Republic plot to destory the Humanists, but the League did recover despite cycles of struggle. In the aftermath of this and the CEF invasion, the HUmanist Alliance has officially broken ties with the Allied Southern Territories and made alliances with PAK and NuCoal as well as local trade agreements and alliances with the Eastern Sun Emirates. 

The 'Twin Falcon Contingent' engineered virus that devastated the preceptor class left the league in chaos. The Southern Republic sent in MILICIA troops and annexed most of the League while the Humanist Alliance Protector Forces fought a guerilla battle for the freedom of their league. The HUmanist Alliance was eventually restored and has taken the opportunity to strengthen ties to NuCoal and PAK. 

Forged in Fire Southern Field Guide

Forged in Fire: Southern Field guide is a major expansion to Heavy Gear Blitz focusing on the Southern armies.

This book includes:

  • Details the Allied Southern Territories and its various military forces.
  • Comprehensive history of the Southern Leagues.
  • Developments of the War for Terra Nova.
  • Army Construction rules for the MILICIA, Southern Republican Army, Humanist Alliance Protection Force, The Eastern Suns Emirate Retinues, The Mekong Peacekeepers, and Mercenary Guild armies.

Forged in Fire: The Southern Field Guide

DP9-9266Softcover, 176 Full Color Pages
DP9-9266+PDFSoftcover, 176 Full Color Pages and PDF Download
Heavy Gear Blitz Field Manual: Core Rulebook Companion

The new Heavy Gear Blitz Field Manual - Core Rulebook Companion is a rules supplement that adds a new and exciting style of game play to Heavy Gear Blitz! This book takes the field test rules featured in the first 3 issues of our Gear UP eZine and revises the Locked & Loaded rulebook sections with new rules flow charts for ease of use and new datacards for the Heavy Gear Blitz! miniatures.
Softcover, 54 pages, Black & White

DP9-9997Black & White
DP9-9997cFull Color
PDFIncluded with Locked & Loaded PDF
PDFIncluded with Black Talon: Return to Cat's Eye PDF