Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter Launching October 2017


Plans are to launch our second Kickstarter for Heavy Gear Blitz, in October 2017. The goal of the Kickstarter will be to make plastic miniatures for the core Peace River, NuCoal, and Utopian faction models. We are still working some of the 3d models and have been previewing them on our Dream Pod 9 Facebook page to get feedback from our fans. Once everything is ready to go, tentatively in early to mid-October, we'll launch the Kickstarter.  

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.

Utopia: CEF Allies

I hate this place, this "Terra Nova."

Sure, the radiation levels are pretty low and the atmo is breathable, so I can crack the seal on my Golem every now and then, but it's miserable out here! The sun is too bright, it's too hot, and these Terra Novans are all sneaky little buzzards. I'm glad my city joined up with the CEF. We'll take this place and make it ours and make a proper world out if it.


 

The colony world of Utopia is a harsh wasteland. Devastated by nuclear war, the world's nations had degenerated into a bitter stalemate as the citizens huddled in massive underground arcologies.As the CEF's plan to reunity the colonies under their control was set in motion, the CEF identified one nation and gave them assistance in conquering the others, and has been offering assistance in reparing the plant's atmosphere in return for advanced technology and other resources.

Utopian forces are most often seen attached to CEF forces or acting as independent auxiliaries, much like the Caprice Corporate forces. They have accepted service with the CEF as a way to repay the CEF for unifying their world and working to restore it's environment. Also, transport between worlds is extremely expensive and limited, so service with the CEF is one way for Utopian military officers to see what other Colony worlds are like. Some of these officers agree with the CEF and find Terra Novans decadent, wasteful, and immature, but others may find that Terra Nova is much more willing to be an ally and friend without the crushing demands the CEF makes for assistance.

The current Utopian arsenal is built around Drones with human-piloted support. The Drones have been constantly updated over centuries of warfare and are produced with dedicated weapon packages and capabilities for specific tasks. The human elements of the force are generally seen in either Golems (man-sized power armor built to be maneuverable and capable of operating in underground arcologies) or Armigers (large combat walkers similar to Terra Nova's Gears). Utopian armeis have been known to field larger units, but these have not been seen with the forces deployed on Terra Nova due to logistical issues invovled with transporting such massive forces to the battlefield.

Terra Nova Gambit - The War for Terra Nova Book 2
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'What's left to do?" Sergeant Major James Anders asked his commander in the decrepit old Jaguar. Anders knew it was only a matter of time before the end would come for the land fleet they had been guarding. The fleet officer had told the gear sections to retreat once the order was given.

"Not long, son. They'll give us the word," Colonel Arlens replied. At seventy nine cycles, the grizzled War of the Alliance veteran was nearly the oldest member in the provisional regiment. The unit had been thrown together at the last minute to defend the Protectorate from the approaching invaders. None of the pilots on the field were younger than fifty cycles and most were near the colonel's age. Sergeant Major James found himself on the younger end of the spectrum, but no less committed to the cause.
The WFN Defiance, an aging carrier class landship, groaned in protest at the relentless attacks from the CEF forces in the canyon. The massive carrier inched past the gears engaged in the hopeless fighting. Anders could hear the strain of the landship's repulsor magnetic system echoing throughout the canyon's walls. At that moment, Sergeant James Anders knew what he always understood when he volunteered for the mission. There would not be any escape. Only the honor of dying next to his fellow soldiers.
In the face of overwhelming odds and desperation, Maderas Betomas, commander of the Defiance, issued his final order, setting the canyon ablaze in a nuclear holocaust.
In the first days of the Second Invasion, Terra Nova was gripped in desperate fighting in multiple fronts; however, nowhere were the battles fiercer than in the Barrington Basin.

Terra Nova Gambit - The War for Terra Nova Book 2 includes:

  • Background Information on the CEF's Utopian Colonial Corp Allies.
  • Utopian Uniforms, Ranks, Insignia, and Equipment.
  • Technical Data on the Armiger Auto Control Suit and the N-KIDU Autos.
  • Technical Data on the refitted HC-3 Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle.
  • Rules for fielding Utopian Colonial Corp Armies and the new CEF HC-3 Combat Group. New Regiments of Note for the CEF, Utopia, and Black Talon.
  • Advanced League and Campaign rules.
  • Campaign Scenarios for the Barrington, Space, and the new PAK Front. Discover the fate of Colonel Arthur and the Port Arthur Korps. Datacards for each of the vehicles presented in the books.

This Full Color, 54-page book is a campaign supplement for the Heavy Gear Blitz! Locked & Loaded Rulebook.
In addition to the core rulebook, a copy of Black Talon: Return to Cat's Eye, some six sided dice, and Dream Pod 9 Heavy Gear miniatures are required for play. For two or more players, ages 8 and up.

DP9-9155cSoft cover, full color book
PDF 
Heavy Gear Blitz Field Manual: Core Rulebook Companion
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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