HGB - Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules (Pre-Order)


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 Pre-Order on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store and will start shipping August 8th.
The free ebook version will go live on August 8th as well.

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!  

News

Back from Gen Con

We arrived back in Montreal on Tuesday afternoon after a very busy Gen Con, running hundreds of demos. Everyone who tried the new rules loved them and we got a lot of new players into the game.

Attendance was up again this year to a new record of 56,614 attendees. I took a few photos of our Gen Con crew and picked four to included with the Facebook post. Top left has myself, Robert Dubois, being photo boomed by Jason Willenberg. Followed by Dave McLeod, in the bottom left, running a demo of the New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz Beta Rules. Top right has a group shot of the most of the crew (left to right: Joe Johnson, Wunji Lau, Hugh Browne Jr., Jenny Willenberg, Avelardo Paredes, and Jason Willenberg) from Friday morning just before the hall opened to attendees. Bottom right has Mark Perre (left) and Hugh Browne Jr.(right) brushing up on the new rules before the hall opened.

A big thank you to all the Gen Con Crew, helpers and fans who stopped by to say hello and try a demo game of the new rules.

The Dream Pod 9 office will be open again starting this Thursday and we'll get busy casting up miniatures, with the goal of getting most of the orders shipped out next Monday.

Also,we have decided to extend the Gen Con Week Promotion by one week until Wednesday, Midnight, August 27th. So you all have 1 more week to get the Exclusive Gen Con miniatures from 2012, 2013 and 2014. Plus take advantage of the special pricing of $94.99 USD on all the Faction Army Boxes and the $10 Off all the Faction Squad Boxes. Here is a direct link to the Gen Con Week page on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store for all interested.

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Gen Con Week Promotion Extended to Wednesday, Midnight, August 27th

Dream Pod 9 will be attending Gen Con 2014 this week (August 14th to 17th) in Indianapolis. If your attending as well, stop by and say hello at our booth (#1904) and try out a demo of the New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules.
 

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.

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.

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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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Recent Press Releases

“Heartbleed” Vulnerability Notice

Last week we discovered that www.dp9.com and store.dp9.com were vulnerable to this extremely widespread vulnerability. This is a serious vulnerability in a very commonly deployed library called OpenSSL that provides security for online services. This is a widespread issue and other services that have announced uses include Amazon Web Services, Mojang, Wikimedia, Yahoo, and others.

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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