HGB 2017 Kickstarter Preview: Utopian Harpy 3d Model!

This Heavy Gear Blitz 2017 Kickstarter Preview features the new Harpy model for Utopia, see the image below for different angle views. The plastic Harpy miniature will use the Commando N-Kidu Drone and a new tail section and engine part. Which is planned as a stretch goal add-on to the Utopian Army during the upcoming Kickstarter.

HGB 2017 Kickstarter Preview: Utopian Ettin 3d Model!

We finalized the Ettin design for Utopia and our 3d modeler finished up 3d model this weekend. This update features the Ettin Heavy Support Walker, which will be about 48mm tall (about the size of a Kodiak), see the image below for all the variants. The plastic Ettin miniature will be a stretch goal add-on to the Utopian Army during the upcoming Kickstarter.

Gilgamesh: Utopian Multi-Component Vehicle: New Model rules

The Gilgamesh Command Tank for Utopia is a model that has been in development for a long time. Originally there were a number of ideas starting as a regular tank, though slightly larger than normal to a kind of super Hittite, a kind of Armored Fighting Vehicle for the south, to a massive hover N-KIDU factory.
 
The design for the vehicle was always to be a command node for a N-KIDU based Utopian army. The idea was that a large tank could have a powerful communications system to coordinate a very large number of drones at one time. Originally the concept was more of an armored train pulling factory cars but that was discarded early both as a logistical problem for the rules as well as a nightmare for the cost of producing such a model. Read on for some thoughts about decisions we made regarding this centerpiece model.
 
 

October 2017 Living Rule Book update (Beta)

It is finally here! The October 2017 Living Rule Book update (Beta) for Heavy Gear Blitz! Download it here.

Last week I posted a blog post with some teasers to sections of the update and received a lot of feedback. about it, some good but mostly bad. This is great! The only way feedback works is if it is brutally honest. 

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HGB October 2017 LRB update Mk2 Beta

This is an update document for the Heavy Gear Blitz Living Rule book ebook (July 4th 2016). These changes will be in Beta until Spring 2018. Please direct feedback to dmcleod [at] dp9.com and center discussions on these topics in the DP9 forums: HGB development subforum.

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State of Rule

Time for a brief update on the state of the rules for Heavy Gear and Jovian Wars.

I have been working on an update that is more of a house cleaning and errata set of rules though there are some notable additions. 

 

HGB 2017 Kickstarter Preview: NuCoal Chibi Jerboa Add-On!

A treat for our Jerboa fans today, we had artist John Bell make a Chibi Jerboa. Then gave it to Phil to work his magic and he did an amazing job. Check out all the photos below of the assembled resin model, resin parts, and painted Chibi Jeboa from different angles.

HGB 2017 Kickstarter Preview: NuCoal Jerboa Model!

Today we preview the new Jerboa 3d model for the NuCoal faction. Checkout the 3d model images below of NuCoal's recon Gear. We also gave the Jerboa a new look to its stock loadout Light Rifle and added an extra left leg for more pose options. Exploded view shows the parts with ball and socket connections between the torso and other parts for the greatest poseability possible. The Jerboa will be a plastic miniature release as part of Core NuCoal forces in the upcoming Kickstarter #2 launching this October.

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