Gear Krieg back in Production for 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 ordering page on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store for everyone interested.

Mounting the new Northern Infantry for Beta,

Part of the push towards rationalizing the new core rules for Heavy Gear was providing simple and easy to use rules for Infantry that allowed therm to be a part of the game while illustrating how tactically different they are from the Gears that are the focus unit of the game. 

The infantry rules revolve around the concept that a squad of infantry is treated as a single model even though it is composed of distinct parts (the infantrymen/women).

 

New North, South, NuCoal, and Peace River GP Squads

We are happy to announce the release of 4 new G.P. (General Purpose) squads for the North, South, NuCoal, and Peace River factions.

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.

Adventures in editing

There's a phrase in writing that refers to the editing process and I believe it goes like this: "Kill your darlings". That is a quote from Stephan King and while I doubt that Mr King was thinking in rules terms I know a bit of what he means. You can look up the whole quote if you like but those three words have been a bit of  mantra when building the rules.

Time and time again through discussion after discussion each part of the rules has been put through the wringer with the same question every time; "Does keeping (this) or removing it make the game better?". 

It's a tricky question because better is subjective. Luckily I wear some different hats and so I have some competing lenses that I view the rules from.

 

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.

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