Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Kickstarter is Now Live!

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. Click here to go to the Kickstarter.

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!

Faith on Terra Nova

Terra Nova's northern hemisphere is home to three leagues, each of which is a coallition of city-states united for mutual protection. Each fields a separate peacekeeping force and contributes to the Northern Guard, the overall military of the alliance.  Collectively, they are referred to as the Confederated Northern City States and act as one of Terra Nova's true super powers. The CNCS is often seen as prudish and overly concerned with matters of faith by the other inhabitants of Terra Nova, but the three Northern leagues form a highly diverse and complex society. Geographically, the North has some fo Terra Nova's most amazing mountains and plains and the northernmost regions are one of the few places on the hot, arid world where snow and ice can be found.  

The Northern Guard

The Northern Guard is tasked to defend Northern interests, primarily by defending the Northern polar borders and guarding Northern interests in the Badlands. The Northern Guard is a constant compromise between the northern leagues need to band together against agressors and their desire to compete amongst themselves for economic and political superiority. The Northern Guard is designed to act as a border patrol but can take over command and control of the individual Northern militaries in times of crisis.   

Northern Lights Confederacy

Many Terra Novans think of the Norlight Confederacy as a nation of religious fanatics. This is a stereotype and it should be noted that the Northern Lights Confederacy does not, officially, have a state religion. However, this league is the heart of Sorrento Revisionism and was home to that faith's leader, Second Follower Thor Hutchinson, until his assassination in TN 1935. The Second Follower's death was seen as a rallying call and led to the bloody Interpolar War in TN 1936.

The Norlight Confederacy maintains the Norlight Armed Forces to defend the league and its interests. While most Terra Novan militaries maintain at least a minimal chaplain corp to provite spiritual guidance to the troops, the Norlight forces are known for the leadership role many chaplains assume in the field. Some even act as Warrior Monks, a role adapted from the Revisionist faithful who dedicate themselves guarding pilgrims traveling to holy sites. 

United Mercantile Federation

The United Mercantile Federation is a massive industrial powerhouse and produces consumer goods sold all over Terra Nova. The league colelcts no taxes, but instead sells electoral vouchers, trading votes for funding for league services. The United Mercantile Federation is seen as the palce to be for those interested in seeking their fortune in the business world.  

Maintained by a combination of government funding and income from merchandising, the United Mercantile Federation Army is legally a corporation. However, it has a great deal of special authority as compared to normal corporations. The Gear manufacturer, Northco, has close ties with the UMFA and is the source of many Gears seen in UMFA forces such as the Tiger.

Western Frontier Protectorate

The smallest of the Northern leagues, a major reason fotr it's existence is fears that enemy forces could sweep through the League's long borders. As such, the Western Frontier protectorate is highly militarized with a goverment that only grants full citizenship to veterans. The culture of the Western Frontier Protectorate is also heavily focused around large clans formed from multiple families. These two political and cultural traits can make the Western Frontier Protectorate seem cold to outsiders, but thosw who forge a bond find that the clans treat all friends like family, and can be very warm and inviting. 

The heavily militarized nature of the League means that the Western Frontier Protectorate Army is a major concern to many residents. However, the WFPA has a large border to protect and a limited budget, so the force is well-known for using arms and equipment considered obsolete by other forces. The WFPA does develop technolgoy of its own, however: The recent addition of the airdrop-capable Koala and Dingo variants of the Grizzly and Mad Dog show that they can innovate even if they don't use the cutting-edge technology seen in the ranks of forces like the Black Talons. 

HGB Locked & Loaded Rulebook Rev 1.1 (Full Color, Softcover)

Welcome to the 62nd century and the world of Terra Nova. Colonized by humans, left to fend for itself, and divided between two rival superpowers, recent events have brought this formerly united planet once more to the brink of war. The harsh battlefields of Terra Nova are home to a new type of fighting machine: the 15 foot tall war walkers called Heavy Gears. Filling a role between tanks and infantry, it has radically altered the face of warfare. The battle for Terra Nova has begun. Will you fight for honor, for pride, or for the land to call your own?
Heavy Gear Blitz – Locked & Loaded includes revised, streamlined miniature wargaming rules, with plentiful rule examples. Faster to learn, faster to play. Also included within this book:

  • An introduction to the world of Terra Nova.
  • 4-page map section covering all of Terra Nova.
  • A scenario generator that encourages tactical victory conditions, designed to work well with leagues and tournaments, including basic campaign rules.
  • Comprehensive Field Guides for the Northern Guard, Southern MILICIA, Peace River Defense Force, and Port Arthur Korps, along with individual Member League Armies and the Leagueless to support you in building your forces.
  • Regiments of Note listings covering the more interesting and unique regiments on Terra Nova.
  • 6-page miniatures gallery including an assembly and painting guide. Timeline covering from before the Interpolar War to the formation of the Westphalia Cabinet and the Black Talons.
  • 90+ datacards, covering all the standard vehicles used in the Field Guides.

A core miniature game rulebook for all players; Requires the use of six-sided dice (not included) and Dream Pod 9 miniatures. For two or more players, age 8 and older.
The Heavy Gear Blitz Locked & Loaded Rulebook Revised Edition Rev 1.1 includes some new pictures of miniatures not available when the book was first released. Plus small rules and text revisions along 1 new page of datacards and 3 pages of quick reference sheets at the end, that bring the interior page count up to 204 pages.

DP9-9996cFull Color, Softcover
DP9-9996sBlack & White, Softcover
PDFIncludes Field Manual Rules Update
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

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Article Updated
Edenite Weapon Systems 1 year 7 months
Jovian Chronicles Mechanical Designs 1 year 9 months
Jovian Chronicles Mechanical Cyclopedia 1 year 9 months
Jovian Chronicles Glossary Common terms from the Jovian Chronicles setting. 1 year 9 months
The Field Manual The Heavy Gear Blitz Field Manual is the updated core rules for Heavy Gear Blitz. 1 year 5 months
Game Play Mats 2 years 1 month
Heavy Gear Camo Patterns 1 year 11 months
Alternate Lightning Strike 2 Drone Reload Rules 1 year 9 months
Jovian Chronicles FAQ 2 years 1 month
Hammath Assembly A walkthrough of the assembly process for Caprice's walking APC, the Hamath! 1 year 9 months
Support Cobra Assembly Some background and assembly guide for the Southern Support Cobra variant. 2 years 1 month
Gear Krieg FAQ Frequently Asked Questions for Gear Krieg 2 years 4 months
Tribe 8: Liberation A peek into the never-released Tribe 8 war-game 2 years 4 months
Under the Big Top A 5 part adventure for the Tribe 8 RPG. 2 years 4 months
Synthesis FAQ Guidelines and information abut Tribe 8's unique magic system. Synthesis. 2 years 4 months
Naga Myths & Legends Information about the Naga Strider and common variants. 1 year 11 months
Heavy Gear Blitz Master Series Paint Set Information about the new paint set. 2 years 4 months
Black Talon: Return to Cat's Eye Painting Guide 2 years 7 months
Mammoth Evolution 2 years 7 months
Heavy Gear Paint Set 1 year 11 months
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