Northern Infantry Sent Off to Prototyping

The new Northern Infantry have been sent off to rapid prototyping and should be back in the next few weeks. 
 
Jeremy took the time to make a new image renders of the four different models to be included in the new Northern Infantry Platoon (Commander with pistol and 3 Troopers) and the six models for the Special Infantry Pack (Rocket Launcher, Mine Layer, Mortar, Anti-Gear Rifle, Spotter and Sniper). Enjoy!
 

Dream Pod 9 April 2014 Update

We had some fun last week with our April Fools Day 2014 AFD-14 Dragonfly VTOL aircraft announcement, hope you all enjoyed it and will enjoy the real news below.
 

Play test example

Usually when I play test games I look for examples of actions and consequences that defy expectations.

 

One such instance demonstrated itself in a play test game last week when a PRDF Strike unit of four Warrior IVs airdropped behind the lines of the south army I was testing. I would have expected my opponent to drop in on the Visigoth on my right flank and attempt to take it out but instead the unit was deployed onto my left flank and virtually won the game all by themselves.

 

Blog 8: March 14th update revisions.

The March 14th update of the Alpha rules was swiftly followed by some quick sleuthing by some forum members who rightly pointed out that several models had been left out and there were some glaring mistakes in several files.

The following Army list Files have been revised sufficiently enough to warrant a revision to the March 14th update files. This will allow players to get all the changes in one place without the need to find each and every one themselves:
South
CEF
Black Talons

For quick attention I have collated all the Revised units into one document: the March 14th update additional units. These were omitted entirely due to my own human error.

Blood Debt: Peace River Armylist ebook updated

We did a small updated to the Blood Debt: Peace River Armylist ebook today. Everyone who purchased a copy or received a complementary copy as part of one of the new Peace River Task Force Deal or Army Starter, should have received an email via DriveThruRPG letting them know that an update was available for them to login and download. 

March 14th rules update complete

If there is a true fact about rules updates it is no rules update ever feels like it is ever complete. For early versions this can be an advantage since it means there is still time and space for changes. There are a lot of subtle changes in the March 14th update and some not so subtle ones. The Melee attack options got some work and even some expansion with rules like Crush (for infantry) and Toss (for when you want to move a target but don't want to follow).

Some needed items are as simple as the separation of Split fire from the Burst trait. If the weapon has the Split:X trait you can attack X models with the weapon with one attack option. There is a -1D6 modifier to the secondary targets but it is still a powerful option. Auto cannons with rotating barrels are now in their own category called Rotary Cannons, slightly shorter range but wickedly effective.

 

Spotted on Phil's Desk Sneak Peak!

A new Hoplite APC sculpt was spotted on Phil's desk this week. With the new Peace River infantry that was released late last year we though it was time to give the Hoplite a redesign and make it a bit bigger so that it looks like it could hold 20 infantry. With big tires to show its improved off road ability in the badlands. The image also shows the old Hoplite and other faction APCs to see the size of the new one. 

Players can continue to use the old Hoplite when the new one is released, but we will be re-tasking it as the Mastiff APC for Peace River's Peace Officer Corps and continue to sell it that way. The Mastiff only holds a squad of 10 infantry, so the small size of the old Hoplite works well for it.

The next update of the Blood Debt Peace River Armylist, later this month, will include this change. Checkout the other Hoplite sneak peak photos of the command variant with sat uplink, rocket variant, mortar variant and light field gun variant below.

Goal Zero: Enjoying the game

In the play test response file there is a list of play test goals and unlike most lists this list starts at zero. Goal zero is: Did you enjoy the game? This is entirely a subjective question. Enjoyment can take many forms. Enjoyment may come from a feeling of satisfaction of mastering the capabilities of your chosen army, from winning against the odds, from coming back from a serious setback to success, or just from making the best of a bad situation.

In comparison there are many reasons not to enjoy a game. Spending too much time checking over complicated rules can drain enjoyment from a game. Playing a game where you have no game position advancing moves you can make,such as a standoff or a force mismatch, can prevent players from enjoying the game experience.

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