Jovian Chronicles News!


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 a link 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


$173,646 CAD

(Pledges as of March 13th, 2015)

Our Extra Crowd Funding Drive ended 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.

The Pledge Manager is now locked.

War for Terra Nova - Kickstarter


The Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Plastic Miniatures Core Starter Set Kickstarter was successfully funded. We raised just over $150K CAD to produce molds needed to make plastic miniatures for our Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame.

We will be doing some additional crowd funding to try and unlock a few more model molds for stretch goals not reached during the Kickstarter.

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Heavy Gear Blitz! - Quick Start Rulebook ebook, Now Available for Download!

Get your copy of the free ebook version of our new Quick Start Rulebook (full color, softcover, 106 pages), which was set off to the printer last week. The Quick Start Rulebook is the current rule set for the Heavy Gear Blitz! Tabletop Wargame and includes a Quick Start section for beginner players, followed by the full rules for the game. Designed for players who have picked up our new plastic miniature army boxes for either the North or South factions of Terra Nova or the CEF of Earth or Caprice Colony factions. It only includes those four force options and the model lists for the plastic miniatures produced for the army boxes.

The Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Quick Start Rulebook includes:
- Introduction to the Heavy Gear Universe.
- A fast paced and simple, though detailed, combat system.
- Single roll game event resolution for engaging game play.
- Quick Start Section for beginner players.
- The Rules Section including: Complete new Edition Rules, Rules for scenario generation, Support Elements, Weapons Recognition with all the new plastic miniature weapons, Game Play Quick Reference Sheets, Objective Cards Sheet, and Game Tokens Sheet.
- Force construction rules for: The Northern Confederated States and Southern Allied Territories of Terra Nova, The Colonial Expeditionary Force (CEF) from Earth and The Caprice Colony Force.
- General, Veteran, and Duelist upgrade lists to customize your Forces.
- Model and variants lists for the new plastic miniatures included in the North, South, CEF, and Caprice Army Boxes.

Also includes the following pdf downloads: Game Tokens Sheet, Force Record Sheet, Quick Reference Sheets of the Northern, Southern, CEF and Caprice Vehicles, Weapons and Objective Cards, plus Badlands Buildings, Stoneheads, and Rocks Terrain Sheets.

Click the following link to its page on DriveThruRPG and download the free Quick Start Rulebook ebook now!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/188541/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--Quick-Start-Rulebook?filters=0_0_0_0&manufacturers_id=19&affiliate_id=4310

 

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Living Rulebook ebook update Available Now!

We updated the Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Living Rulebook ebook Ver. 2.0 today, the new file has the text "July17th2016Update" at the end. Also, the Changes Log pdf has been updated to include all the July 4th update changes, followed by the July 17th update changes at the end. The July 17th update mainly adds the bookmarks and table of contents page links that were missing from the earlier update, plus adds new chibi gear artwork and other photos to the rules section, and fixes all the grammar and typos that were found.

Kickstarter Update: Painted Southern Army Preview!

Phil did another excellent job painting up the Southern Army and adding logos and numbering decals. We took some photos of the new Southern plastic miniatures all painted up, check them out below. The preview of the second image turned our a bit blurred, click on it to open a larger clear version.

Heavy Gear Guest Blog: A Look Back & Ahead

Today's post isn't about the new Heavy Gear Blitz miniatures, or Jovian Chronicles Fleet Scale. It's a bit of Heavy Gear storyline info, A snippet of something we've had cooking for a while. Enjoy!
 
The Dreadnought Project: Landship Doctrine after the Interpolar War

Kickstarter Update: Painted Caprice Army Preview!

Another amazing paint job from Jean-Denis Rondeau, this time the new plastic mounts for Caprice. We added some logos and numbering decals to them and then took a ton of photos of the Caprice Army and closeups of the different mounts. Check them out below to see how they turned out.

Kickstarter Update: Painted Northern Army Preview!

Our staff sculptor/painter, Philippe F. LeClerc finished painting up the Northern Army and adding logos and numbering decals. We took some photos of the new Northern plastic miniatures all painted up, check them out below to see how they turned out.

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Recent Press Releases

Heavy Gear: Dreadnoughts Brings Landship Battles to the Tabletop!

Dream Pod 9 and Fusion Core Studios LLC are pleased to announce a licensed collaboration to develop a new fleet scale miniatures wargame: Heavy Gear: Dreadnoughts.

Heavy Gear Assault second Alpha Wave Announced

 

Stompy Bot Productions has just announced a second Alpha Wave, here is their news release.

 

Heavy Gear Roleplaying Game Press Release

Press Release

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.

www.dp9.com

About Arkrite Press LLC

Arkrite Press LLC is an American publishing company based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is co-owned by Greg Perkins, Dream Pod 9 art director, and Jason Dickerson, Dream Pod 9 line developer.

www.arkritepress.com

About Heavy Gear

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.

 

Stompy Bot Productions And Mektek Studios Announce Heavy Gear® Partnership

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.

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