This week on the Pod Chatter I sat down with Mark Perre from Pod Squad Las Vegas in our new segment, The Pod Squad Spotlight! The Heavy Gear gaming community in Las Vegas is huge! At any one time they can have up to 60 people playing Heavy Gear! Wow is all I can say. Mark really knows how to bring out the best in the Las Vegas Heavy Gear community. Here is the full interview with Mark Perre:
Q: What is your name and where are you from?
Mark Anthony Perre, Las Vegas, NV
Q: How long have you been playing Dream Pod 9 Games and what game did you start with?
Oddly enough I saw my first post on this subject on Avatar Forums, I started with Heavy Gear Blitz April 3, 2010. I purchased a Kodiak model and it was so cool I had to build on the army.
Submitted by Griff Briggs on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:08pm
Its Thursday and The Pod Chatter is usually up by now, but there has been so much news being announced by the Pod this week that I had to move it back a day. Without any further ado, here is this weeks Pod Chatter.
Last week we looked at some of the books needed to play your chosen faction. This week we will continue our look at the books needed to play the remaining factions: Caprice, Utopia, Eden, and the Black Talons.
The first army we will look at is Caprice, and it couldn't come at a better time. The new Caprice Task Force box deal is freshly released and available over at the Dream Pod 9 Online Store. The Task Force box allows you to assemble around a 610 Threat Value army without any upgrades or special additions to the army. More good news is that you can upgrade some of the cadres and end up with a pure Caprician force of around 1000 Threat Value. If you are feeling really adventurous you can add in some Black Talon allies or CEF allies to increase that threat value even higher. If you pick up the Caprice Task Force all the necessary books are provided for you, but if you are looking into picking just the books up you will need two and the optional Gear Up 5.
Submitted by Griff Briggs on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 11:08am
Heavy Gear Year! It is 2013 and with the New Year brings the excitement of a new Field Guide. I, like most of you judging by the forums, have been neck deep in Forged in Fire. Let's take a a quick look at the new book and go over some of my favorite features. What stands out for me most about Forged in Fire is the beautiful artwork that fills the book from cover to cover. When I got my copy of the e book I was simply stunned by the cover art, images, and technical images of the gears. The guys have really put a lot of time an effort into bringing everyone the best product they can. I also love the new way of building an army, I think that the new layout brings a way for new and old players alike to jump straight into playing.
Submitted by Griff Briggs on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:37am
It has been a long 2012, during this year we saw the newest faction, NuCoal, come to life in the Heavy Gear Blitz Universe with fantastic new miniatures and a new way of building armies. With the excitement of NuCoal still in the air a year later, we sit on the verge of the next big release, the Sourthern Field Guide: Forged in Fire. Not only is the South getting a revamped army list, but they are also getting some new miniatures to add to your Southern collection. If you are as big as a Heavy Gear fan as I am, then you have no doubt pre-ordered one of the Southern Super Bundles for yourself or you are waiting for the Holiday money to start rolling in from friends and family. Perhaps you are a shopping procrastinator (like me) and have yet to purchase your fellow gamer anything, or yourself for that matter.
Well, below I present to you my 2012 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide For the Heavy Gear Fan (or LMHGGFGHF for short).
Submitted by Griff Briggs on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 12:25pm