New Plastic Miniature Army Boxes Pre-Orders


We have put the New Heavy Gear Blits Plastic Miniature Army Boxes, Two Player Starter Box, and new Quick Start Rulebook up for Pre-Order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store. Please note that orders with these new Pre-Order products will only start shipping after all our Kickstarter Backer Reward Packages have been shipped out in September.

Jovian Chronicles News!


Several years back Phil sculpted some small Fleet Scale Lancer and Wraith Fighters for Jovian Chronicles. They were made for a planned Fleet Scale version of Jovian Chronicles, that was never completed, back around the time we did our Heavy Gear Fleet Scale game. We finally located the models that had been stored away and added a small ball socket hole on the underside of each of them. These small fighter 2 squad packs are now available to purchase for the first time. If we get enough interest (orders) for the new fleet scale fighters there will be fleet scale exos in the future and maybe a few new spaceships as well. Here is a link to the Jovian Chronicles Miniatures section of the online store for all interested in supporting a rebirth of Jovian Chronicles.

Plus, we also have some of the Jovian Chronicles 2nd Edition Lightning Strike Rulebooks and Companions still available for purchase.

Crowd Funding Pledge Total


$173,646 CAD

(Pledges as of March 13th, 2015)

Our Extra Crowd Funding Drive ended on March 1st 2015. Thank You All for helping us to unlocked the Kodiak and Ammon miniatures and add one of each to the Core Starter Set.

The Pledge Manager is now locked.

War for Terra Nova - Kickstarter


The Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Plastic Miniatures Core Starter Set Kickstarter was successfully funded. We raised just over $150K CAD to produce molds needed to make plastic miniatures for our Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame.

We will be doing some additional crowd funding to try and unlock a few more model molds for stretch goals not reached during the Kickstarter.

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Kickstarter Update: Small Issues with Parts on Several Sprues and Shipping Update

It was brought to our attention this week that a few parts on several of the model sprues have some small issues with dimpling and shrinkage. Its a learning Kickstarter for us and we do our best below to explain the small issues, where they occur and why.

Dimpling can occur on parts when the molds are being setup to run at the best pressure and temperature for the molten plastic. Models LLC may have accidentally included some of the pops, made while the molds were being dialed in, with our shipment thinking they looked like good sprues. We spotted some dimpling occurring on the head part of some of the Hunter sprues and the main hull of some of the MHT-95 Hovertank sprues. Backers brought to our attention some shrinkage on the engine part of the Jager sprues, which we missed completely in our initial check of the model spues when we received them. A few backers have also reported some dimpling occurring on the butt plate area of the Hunter as well. The dark color of the plastic makes it difficult to see, on the next plastics run, we'll ask Models LLC to use a slightly lighter color of grey. The test pops that we received from the mold manufacturer to approve the molds and that were assembled and painted up to show everyone did not have these small dimpling or shrinkage issues. One other thing that we failed to notice was a missing detail on the hip part of the Mounts B sprue. The upper left side of the hip part seems to be missing the upper part of the "X" detail on most sprues. We have included images below of the issues with the various parts on their sprues for everyone to see.

The small issues do not effect game play or the overall look of the models once assembled. There is not much we can do at this point about these small issues as all the plastics have already been popped and delivered to us by Models LLC for all the backer reward packages and we have shipped over half the packages to backers already and getting replacement parts made and shipped out would be very costly. Most of the dimpling can be fixed by players with a little bit of modeling putty to fill-in the area before painting. For the missing "X" detail on the upper left side of the Mounts Hips the missing detail can be painted on or just paint the hips part black so the missing detail is not noticeable.

We have contacted Models LLC about all the issues to make sure they are aware of the sprues with issues to better dial-in the molds or fix them before we run the molds again. One other issue that some backers have asked about is small crack lines on the surface of some of the larger parts. We ask Models LLC about them and we told that the larger parts have multiple entry gates where the molten plastic enters the part cavity and as the part files up the areas were these different flows of molten plastic meet form the crack lines we see on the surface. These crack lines are very small and disappear when the model is painted. Another thing we have seen on some of the larger parts is a black residue that can easily be scrapped off. Models LLC has informed us that when air gets trapped in the mold and the plastic is forced in under high pressure and temperature it can actually cause the trapped air to com-bust leaving the black residue on the surface. They plan on adding some small air venting where need before the molds are run to solve this issue.

Now a quick shipping update we shipped out the last of Wave 2 backer reward packages on Saturday along with some of the Wave 3 packages and have now shipped a total of 678 backer reward packages. We plan to finish shipping the Wave 3 by the middle of this week and then get started on the 4th and final shipping wave.

After all the backer reward packages are shipped, we'll be able to put some more time on the painting guide for the miniatures. In the mean time we wanted to share a Northern Jaguar painting guide video posted on YouTube by one of our backers here is a link to it for everyone to checkout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZpaNC19Asg

 

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Kickstarter Update: Shipping Update & New Resin Arm Sets Available!

We finished shipping all the Wave 1 and Heavy Gear Universe (except for UK/EU that will ship in Wave 4) Backer reward packages last week and started on Wave 2. To date we have shipped 434 backer reward packages, its taking a bit longer than expected, as US Customs is requiring us to include detailed invoices for all the packages that we bring in to the USA for shipping with US Post. The pledge manager makes packing slips, but not detailed invoices, so its adding hours of paperwork on to each shipping we make.

All our Prayers are with Ghislain & His Family

We extend our condolences and the condolences of our community to Ghislain Barbe and his family. We learned on Friday, September 9th, 2016 that, Marie-Claude Girard, wife of Ghislain and mother to their 3 daughters, passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Ghislains amazing artwork has brought our science fiction worlds to life for all our fans and that was made possible by his loving wife, Marie-Claude. Now during this difficult time, all our prayers are with him and his family.

Notes of condolence can be left on his Facebook page at the following link.

Tribe 8 Bundle of Holding a Great Success!

The Tribe 8 Bundle of Holding campaign ended on Monday evening with 454 copies sold, we want to thank everyone that made a purchase. Your love of Tribe helped raise $1,066.39 USD for the charity Make-A-Wish International, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Here is a link to the Make A Wish International website, if your looking for a great cause to support.

Kickstarter Update: HGB - Plastic Miniatures Assembly Guide!

We just posted our latest Kickstarter Update to announce the release of a free to download Heavy Gear Blitz - Plastic Miniatures Assembly Guide ebook for all our fans putting together the new plastic miniatures.

Dream Pod 9 Teams Up with Bundle of Holding for Tribe 8 Fans!

Dream Pod 9 and the Bundle of Holding website are pleased to announce the launching of a new Tribe 8 Bundle offer. Featuring the 1998 First Edition of Dream Pod 9's Tribe 8 RPG, a chronicle of dream magic, supernatural horrors, and godlike figures on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Kickstarter Plastic Model Sprues Arrived at DP9 Office Today!

FedEx Freight arrived at 9:45 am at our office here in Montreal and dropped off 7 skids of boxes with all the plastic model sprues for our Kickstarter backer reward packages and online pre-orders.

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Click here for news on the new edition of Heavy Gear Blitz which is currently under development. With Alpha/Beta playtest downloads of the new rules and armylists. Get involved in the playtesting and help us make the new edition the best miniature game out there!

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Recent Press Releases

Heavy Gear: Dreadnoughts Brings Landship Battles to the Tabletop!

Dream Pod 9 and Fusion Core Studios LLC are pleased to announce a licensed collaboration to develop a new fleet scale miniatures wargame: Heavy Gear: Dreadnoughts.

Heavy Gear Assault second Alpha Wave Announced

 

Stompy Bot Productions has just announced a second Alpha Wave, here is their news release.

 

Heavy Gear Roleplaying Game Press Release

Press Release

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

Montreal, QC 03/05/2014

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.

“Dream Pod 9 has been focused on the development of Heavy Gear Blitz, a dedicated tabletop miniatures wargame, and currently has a new edition in development. Heavy Gear has always had a strong roleplaying component that we and the fans have always wanted to bring it back with the attention to detail that it deserves. Arkrite Press LLC has the vision and experience to bring back the roleplaying game in a way that it deserves. Greg Perkins and Jason Dickerson of Arkrite Press LLC have been key members of Dream Pod 9’s creative team and development, and both of them have a passion for the setting and the drive to give the roleplaying game the time and effort it deserves.”

Robert Dubois, President of Dream Pod 9

“Arkrite Press LLC is thrilled to be able return the fans to the world of Heavy Gear roleplaying. Greg Perkins and I are huge fans of the original source material, and we have wanted to see the roleplaying game back in active development for as long as we have been collaborating. We hope the fans enjoy what we have planned for the game and look forward to hearing from them. Be sure to check out our website for weekly updates!”

Jason Dickerson, Co-owner of Arkrite Press

About Dream Pod 9

Dream Pod 9 is a Canadian game publisher based out of Montreal, Canada and has created multiple titles including Heavy Gear, Gear Krieg, Jovian Chronicles, Tribe 8, and Core Command. Dream Pod 9 is owned by Robert Dubois.

www.dp9.com

About Arkrite Press LLC

Arkrite Press LLC is an American publishing company based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is co-owned by Greg Perkins, Dream Pod 9 art director, and Jason Dickerson, Dream Pod 9 line developer.

www.arkritepress.com

About Heavy Gear

Heavy Gear is a rich science fiction setting featuring giant robots with dynamic combat mechanics and fast paced gaming. The setting has spawned dozens of sourcebooks, a comprehensive miniature line, two video games with a third in development, and an animated television show.

 

Stompy Bot Productions And Mektek Studios Announce Heavy Gear® Partnership

SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK — Feb. 15, 2013 – In a new direction for the mecha genre, Heavy Gear Assault will combine over-the-top combat with the pageantry and spectacle of gladiatorial games, delivering a  AAA world-class sporting and gaming event for fans.  Stompy Bot Productions, Inc. is publishing and MekTek Studios, Inc. is developing this online, multiplayer title for the PC.

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