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.

Gear Krieg Minis Back in Production this Month


The Gear Krieg miniatures are back in production for the month of August. 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.

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)

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!  

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Kickstarter Fall 2014

Dream Pod 9 is planning a Kickstarter this fall to fund the Heavy Gear Blitz! New Edition Tabletop Wargaming CORE RULES.

We are now preparing the Kickstarter to fund the new 200+ page Core Rulebook with the goal of having it go live in October. The plan so far is to start out with an ebook and full size printed book in black & white, as Backer options. Plus two major stretch goals, first a full color upgrade to the book followed by a hardcover upgrade to the book. The final book release would be Summer 2015 at Gen Con for the 20th Anniversary of Heavy Gear. Backers would get their copies mailed out the month before the official release. The Kickstarter's only purpose is to fund the production of new rulebook and what’s needed for it; writing, copy editing, layout, artwork, painting up a lot of miniatures to the new high level paint jobs, terrain, and photos. Plus to make sure we have enough copies of the new Core Rules pre-ordered to pay for everything. This is not a Kickstarter to fund new miniatures.

We'll be previewing all of the Kickstarter stretch goals, add-ons and ideas in Mid-September on the Dream Pod 9 Website, Forum and Facebook page to get everyone's feedback and ideas to help us prepare a successful campaign. We need everyone's help to spread the word about the Kickstarter, tell your friends, family, local game store (we plan a retailer backer option for them as well), gaming club, and convention.

This is the opportunity to bring new players into the game, get your local gaming groups started, have games run at local game stores, conventions, and get organized play prepared and running for next summer’s release. We need your help and support to make it happen.

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Sneak Peek at our Gen Con 2014 Miniature

This summer's Gen Con mini will be the Northern Headhunter gear holding a CNCS Banner. The miniature will also include a regular Hunter head if you want to model it is as a stock Hunter. Plus the banner has the left hand as part of the pole and we will be including two extra left hands; one holding a vibro blade and one with just a closed fist. Your free to customize the model as you like or even use the banner on another Northern model altogether.

HGB - Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules, Available Now for Pre-Order!

The New Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules are now available to Pre-Order as a small A5 format (5.83" x 8.27") 134 b&w page softcover book for $14.99 USD on the DP9 Online Store. The free full size ebook (8.5" x 11") will go live on Friday, August 8th, before we head off to Gen Con, for the official book release. The cover has a construction cone orange color scheme and wire frame artwork, to give it a work in progress feel for the Beta Rules. The back cover has rendered gears and hoppers, here is the back cover text to checkout.

 

DP9 Online Store Summer Promotion

This Summer Dream Pod 9 has decided to do a special free shipping promotion on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store from now until the end of September 2014.

Stinger Sneak Peek

Phil has also been busy sculpting away, checkout the new Northern Stinger, a Camel Truck with Air Burst Missile launcher. The Stinger will be released at Gen Con in August as a single pack and plus just the ABM parts will be available to order in the custom parts section of the DP9 online store for players who want to upgrade existing Camel Trucks models.

Scimitar Gear Strider Sneak Peek

Just back from a week off and time to give everyone a sneak peek at the North's new Scimitar Gear Strider. 3D sculptor, Jason Geyer, just finished up the new 3D model that will be sent off to rapid prototyping this week, for a scheduled Gen Con release date.

Jovian Chronicles July

Jovian Chronicles Miniatures are available again from the Dream Pod 9 Online Store for the month of July, including the Dragonstriker Exo-Armor!

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Heavy Gear Blitz New Edition News and Downloads

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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