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 alink 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
(Pledges as of March 13th, 2015)
Our Extra Crowd Funding Drive end 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.
As mentioned in our previous update the mold manufacturer made the final fixes to the Molds this week. Then emailed us photos of the front and back of the plastic part sprues for the Grizzly, Cheetah, Ferret/3 Drones, Kodiak, Spitting Cobra, Iguana, and King Cobra Gears. We made a combined photo (see below), click on the image to see a larger version with more detail. There is still a bit of dimpling visible on the sides of the Grizzly and Kodiak lower legs, but we have been informed that when the plastic injection machines are properly adjusted for temperature and injection pressure the dimpling in those areas should go away.
Reminder for all Backers, you have until Monday morning May 16th, 2016 to place your Special Order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store. For Heavy Gear or other products including books, strider minis, tank minis, other gear minis, infantry, paint set, terrain, parts, etc. that were not available in the Pledge Manager. Click the following link: https://store.dp9.com/ to visit our online store and place your order now.
For your order to be treated as a Special Order and added to your Backer Reward Package we need you to type the following text in the comments box at the bottom of the Checkout Page Step 5: Payment Method: "Add to Backer Reward Package for <your Backer Name and email address used for pledge manager login>."
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 8:09pm
We have received numerous requests from Backers to be able to add items purchased from the Dream Pod 9 Online Store, that were not available in the pledge manager, to their Backer Reward Packages when they ship out this June and July. Now that the pledge manager is locked and we can look at fulfilling these requests. You can now special order any of our Heavy Gear or other products including books, minis, paint set, terrain, parts, etc. Even the new Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale minis if you want!
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:26pm
We received the rapid prototypes last week for the Venus Brunnhilde Fighter, Rye Exo-Armor, and Bonebreaker Exo-Armor. The production molds were made earlier this week and I took photos of the first pewter sets to be cast-up. Then assembled a squad of each, primed them in grey, and took a group photo of the three new Venus releases, checkout the attached image to see how they turned out.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:04pm
Tony decided to give a little loving to the Venus faction this time around. He made 3d Models of the Brunnhilde Fighter, the Ryu (stock and command) Exo-Armor, and the Bonebreaker (stock and command) Exo-Armor for Venus. Checkout the image below to see how they turned out.
These new Wave 3 Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale Fighter and Exo Models are now available to Pre-Order, for shipping in early May. Here is a link to the Jovian Chronicles miniatures section of the DP9 Online Store to place your Wave 3 Pre-Orders now.
Submitted by Robert Dubois on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:38pm
I posted recently what a typical day in the workshop looks like and received some excellent feedback from different people who were interested in some of the nitty gritty that happens during a typical day. I've had a couple of weeks to reflect on that blog entry and there was one thing missing. What happens when things go right.
You see the most common problem I have in the day to day work when I'm in the workshop is that most often the problem is that very little goes right. And by right I mean "up to my perfectionist-ic standards of what could as a quality cast". The issue is not that I have a problem when things go right but rather than the rarity of it happening means that when the opposite happens it can be it's own issues.
Submitted by Dave McLeod on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:54pm
One fact that we accept with Gears is that they are mass produced on an assembly line, but they are still machines, each one vastly more expensive than equipping an infantry soldier. You don't throw just any person into your machine if you want it to fight at full effectiveness.
Submitted by Dave McLeod on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 2:21am
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!
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.
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.
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.