Utopia Armed Forces Kickstarter is Now Live!


We just launched our Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter at 7:02 pm EST today (January 17th, 2018). The Kickstarter campaigns initial goal is to raise $30,000 CAD (about 23K USD) needed to make the plastic injection mold for the new plastic miniatures and backer rewards. The campaign will run for 17 days ending on Saturday evening at 7:02 pm EST (February 3rd, 2018).

We have a great Captain Reward Level at $70 CAD (about $53.85 USD) that includes a Utopia Patch and 3 squads (Strike, Recce, and Support) with a total of 18 plastic miniatures. Stretch Goals, once unlocked, will increase the total to 36 plastic miniatures. Plus higher reward levels add the new MAR-DK drone (resin model) and the large Gilgamesh Command Tank (resin model); see below for artwork and details. Treat yourself to a New Army for the New Year, by clicking on the image or this link!

Two additional Kickstarters to make plastic miniatures for the Peace River and NuCoal core models will follow. Backers that support two or more of the individual Kickstarters will be able to have them shipped together for the basic fixed shipping cost.  

Happy New Year 2018!


The Staff at Dream Pod 9 wishes everyone a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a great 2018 and will join us for our upcoming Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia, Peace River, NuCoal, and Jovian Wars Venus Kickstarters.

Merry Christmas From The Staff at Dream Pod 9


Its the Holiday Season again and time for our Annual Xmas Gift. This year our Sculptor, Phil is showing some love for our Utopia fans with a Chibi N-Kidu Drone as this years Xmas gift. The Xmas 2017 Chibi N-Kidu will be automatically added into all DP9 Online Store Orders from now to the morning of January 3rd, 2018 that are over $100 USD before any shipping and taxes. Limit 1 free Chibi N-Kidu per customer. 

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Larger Images of the Utopia 3d Models and Utopia Army Construction Video added to the Kickstarter!

The Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter is off to a good start with 35% pledged of its initial $30K CAD ($23K USD) goal in the first two days. We still need a lot more backers (276 at our $70 CAD Captain Reward Level) to make it a success. If you can help please support the Kickstarter, every pledge gets us closer to the goal. We also have a $10 CAD ($7.69 USD) pledge Cadet Reward Level that gives you a backer thank you reward of a Utopia Patch with worldwide mailing included. Here is a link to the Utopia Kickstarter for all those interested in picking up a new army for the new year or throwing a little support our way.

https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed…

We just added our second update to the Kickstarter with larger images of the Commando, Recce, & Support Armigers and N-KIDUs 3d models. Our first update, last night, added larger images of the resin Gilgamesh Command Tank and resin MAR-DK Drone 3d models. Plus some photos of the original Utopia pewter painted minis with some FX added to them, checkout all the images attached.

Also with todays update we posted a Utopia Army Construction video. Its just a simple video made by Robert using his iPhone handheld without any editing. The video is a bit shaky at spots, being handheld, but it gets across the basics of Heavy Gear Blitz Army (Force) Construction. Using the 18 miniatures (Armigers & N-KIDU Drones) from the Utopia Captain Reward Level and a few pages printed out from our free to download HGB Living Rulebook ebook. Minis shown in the video are the original Utopia pewter minis all painted up on one of our small convention demo tabletops. It also references the Gear Grinder website with January 2018 update used to make fast datacard sheets for the two combat groups using the 18 minis and print them out for game play. Plus options for extra combats groups for the Gilgamesh or Alpha Squad with MAR-DK drone as support unit. Here is a link to the video on YouTube to check.
https://youtu.be/fl1I5OsNQvc

 

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Gen Con Week 2017

We are off to Gen Con this week (August 17th to 20th, 2017) and during the time we're away (August 14th to August 23rd) we'll have a few promotions on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store.

New Black Wind Stealth VTOL Preview!

A nice surprise for our Peace River players as the DP9 staff prepares to head off to Gen Con next week. Our 3d Modeler, Tony, took the time to make Peace River's unique Black Wind Stealth VTOL aircraft, which we are previewing today. The Black Wind will be a resin and pewter model around the same size as the previously Dragonfly VTOL. Checkout the attached image of the 3d model, which includes different views, weapon options, and exploded parts view.

Jovian Wars Kickstarter Update: Otakuthon Jovian Wars Demos, Gen Con News, More Resin Parts Photos, and Expected Shipping of First Backer Reward Packages!

This last weekend Dream Pod 9 attended the Otakuthon Anime Convention he is our home town of Montreal, Canada. The convention draws an attendance of around 20,000 anime fans, with guests from Japan, a vendors hall and lots of events like concerts, costume contest and a large gaming hall. Dream Pod 9 was setup in the Gaming Hall running demos of our Jovian Wars and Heavy Gear Blitz miniature wargames, we took a photo of the table setup, see below.

Spotted on Phil's Desk: Chibi Chieftain Preview

Time for a new spotted of Phil's Desk feature. This time Phil has been giving some love to Peace River in advance of our planned Kickstarter in September. The Chibi Chieftain will be Dream Pod 9's special Gen Con (August 17th to 20th, 2017) release and will be available to purchase at our booth and on the DP9 Online Store during our annual Gen Con Week Promotion. Checkout the photos below of the painted up Chibi Chieftain front and back views, plus with other the Chibi Gears and resin kit parts.

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